Our Russek family & connections
including Remiger, Plescher, Schedewy, Schischka & Wenzlick

Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg JOSEPH 2 RUSSEK ~ see 2


 

GENERATION ONE :

1.~ ~ ~ ANTON RUSSEK was born on 19 June 1822 in Bohemia. Anton married MARGARETHA MATHIOWETZ. She was also born in 1821. Anton and Margaretha together with their first four children arrived in Auckland, New Zealand from Bohemia on 27th June 1863 on the War Spirit.

Children of ANTON RUSSEK and MARGARETHA MATHOIWETZ included:

*              BARBARA RUSSEK, born in Bohemia about 1847 (16 years on arrival in NZ). She married ANDREW MEANEY. Andrew was born about 1836; died 25 March 1920. Barbara died on 4 November 1907 aged 53 years. They were both buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              MARIA (MARY) 2 RUSSEK, born in Bohemia about 1851.

*              JOSEPH 3 RUSSEK, born in Bohemia about 1852.

*              ANTON 4 RUSSEK, born in Bohemia about 1857.

*              WENZL JOSEPH 5 RUSSEK, born in Puhoi, North Auckland, New Zealand about 1863.

Anton died on 2 March 1897 aged 74 years and Margaretha died on 17 July 1917. They were both buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery, Rodney, North Auckland, New Zealand.

GENERATION TWO :

2. ~ ~ ~ MARIA (MARY) RUSSEK (ANTON) was born in Bohemia about 1851 and was the second daughter of ANTON RUSSEK and MARGARETHA MATHOIWETZ. She was aged 12 years on arrival in New Zealand on the War Spirit. Maria married BENEDICT REMIGER in 1871. Benedict also arrived in New Zealand on the War Spirit on 27 June 1863, as a single man aged 12 years.

Children of MARIA RUSSEK and BENEDICT REMIGER were:

o                 MARY JOSEPHINE REMIGER, born 1871; died 20 August 1948. Mary married JOHN SCHOLLUM in 1890.

o                 CATHERINE REMIGER, born about 1872; died 30 September 1961.

o                 BARBARA REMIGER, born about 1874; died 15 July 1964. Barbara married GEORGE SYEMOUR KIRKHAM in 1902.

o                 ANNA REMIGER, who married EDWARD SCHISCHKA in 1896.

o                 MARGARET REMIGER, born 23 October 1877; died 23 July 1970. Margaret married ALBERT SCHOLLUM in 1906.

o                 THERESIA REMIGER, born 17 May 1879 in Puhoi, North Auckland; died 23 March 1972. Theresia married CHARLES STRAKA on 18 January 1898 in Puhoi.

o                 ELIZABETH REMIGER, born 1880. Elizabeth married JOHN KARL.

o                 THOMAS REMIGER, born 1882; died 23 September 1968. Thomas married CATHERINE EDITH SCHISCHKA in 1915.

o                 JOSEPH REMIGER, born 1884; died 9 June 1968. Joseph married ELIZABETH SCHOLLUM in 1912.

o                 DOROTHEA (DOROTHY) REMIGER, born 1885; died aged 10 months.

o                 AGNES REMIGER, born 1889. Agnes married GUSTAV OTTO BERGER in 1912.

o                 CHRISTINA REMIGER, who married ANDREW SCHOLLUM in 1910.

o                 JOHN REMIGER, born 1890; died 6 September 1962.

o                 DOROTHY REMIGER, born about 1904. Dorothy married ALBERT MICHAEL WENZLICK.

> Refer to the REMIGER family for more information about the family of Benedict and Maria.

3. ~ ~ ~ JOSEPH RUSSEK (ANTON) was born about 1852 and was the first son of ANTON RUSSEK and MARGARETHA MATHOIWETZ. He arrived in Auckland, New Zealand with his family on 27 June 1863 on the War Spirit aged 11 years. Joseph married CATHERINE PLESCHER in 1878.

> Refer to the PLESCHER family for more information about the family of Catherine.

Children of JOSEPH RUSSEK and CATHERINE PLESCHER were:

*              CATHERINE RUSSEK, born 1879 in Puhoi, North Auckland, New Zealand.

*              MARY RUSSEK, born 1881; died 26 February 1975. Mary married WENZL BAYER in 1904.

*              WALTER PETER RUSSEK, died 14 September 1901, aged 14 years. Walter was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              HERBERT AUGUSTINE RUSSEK, born 1889 in Puhoi, North Auckland. Herbert married DAISY WINIFRED SANDERSON in 1915. Herbert died on 29 September 1970 and Daisy died on 30 August 1972. They were both buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              JOSEPH VINCENT 6 RUSSEK, born 1895 in Puhoi, North Auckland.

*              FRANCIS SIMON RUSSEK, born 1900. Francis married GRACE ELIZABETH GREEN in 1930. He died on 9 April 1976 and was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              EDMOND GREGORY RUSSEK, born 16 February 1904 in Puhoi, North Auckland. Edmond married DORIS ISABEL GUBB in 1928. He died in 1996.

*              ARTHUR ANDREW RUSSEK, born 1906 and died on 6 May 1951. He was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

Joseph died on 31 August 1917 and was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

4. ~ ~ ~ ANTON RUSSEK (ANTON) was born about 1860 and was the second son of ANTON RUSSEK and MARGARETHA MATHOIWETZ. He arrived in Auckland, New Zealand with his family on 23rd June 1863 on the War Spirit.

Anton married ELIZABETH SCHEDEWY in 1880. Elizabeth was born on 27 November 1864 and was the eldest daughter of ANTON SCHEDEWY and MARGARETHE RUSSEK.

> Refer to the SCHEDEWY family for more information about the family of Elizabeth.

Children of ANTON RUSSEK and ELIZABETH SCHEDEWY included:

*              WILLIAM RUSSEK, born 1882.

*              WENZL ALEXANDER RUSSEK, born 1884. Wenzl married ETHEL HELLIER in 1920.

*              JOHN FRANCIS RUSSEK, born 26 January 1886; died 4 June 1901 aged 15 years. John was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              MARIA EVELINE RUSSEK, born 1888. Maria married GEORGE ROBERT WRIGHT in 1909.

*              ROSELIA MARGARET RUSSEK, born 1890; died 11 September 1898 aged 8 years. Roselia was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              CHRISTINA VERONA RUSSEK, born 1892. Christina married WILLIAM BROPHY in 1920.

*              ELIZABETH VIOLET RUSSEK, born 1895. Elizabeth married JOHN WALTER PATTERSON in 1920.

*              CHARLES BENEDICK RUSSEK, born 1897; died 1955.

*              CLARA KATHLINE RUSSEK, born 1899. Clara married ALEXANDER STUART CRUICKSHANK in 1930.

Elizabeth died on 30 August 1901, aged 37 years and was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery (Row 11 Plot 231)

Anton married (2) ELIZABETH REMIGER in 1902. Elizabeth was born about 1878.

> Refer to the REMIGER family for more information about the family of Elizabeth.

Children of ANTON RUSSEK and ELIZABETH REMIGER included:

*              THERESIA MAY RUSSEK, born 1903. Theresia married WILLIAM GRAF in 1921.

*              EILEEN ANNIE RUSSEK, born 1905. Eileen married JOHN HUGHE HAORA in 1929.

*              ANTHONY ALBERT RUSSEK, born 1906. Anthony married ESTER CAMELIA JOYCE TAYLOR in 1934.

*              JAMES HENRY RUSSEK, born 1908.

*              MARY KATHLEEN RUSSEK, born 1910/11.

*              AGNES EVA RUSSEK, born 1913. Agnes married CHARLES NICHOLAS DIX in 1930.

*              BERNARD ARCHIBALD RUSSEK, born 1918; died 1 January 1941. Bernard was a Private with the NZ Infantry during World War 2. He was buried at Whangarei (Maunu) Public Cemetery. (Refer to my Roll of Honour for more information.

Anton died on 13 July 1926 and Elizabeth died on 18 August 1947. They were both buried at Maunu Cemetery in Whangarei (Plot 486).

5. ~~ ~ WENZL RUSSEK (ANTON) was born about 1863 in Puhoi, North Auckland, New Zealand and died 2 August 1936 aged 76 years. Wenzl married MARGARET HELLIER SCHISCHKA on 19 November 1889. Margaret was born about 1873 and was the eldest daughter of WENZL HELLIER SCHISCHKA and MARGARET BREHM.

> Refer to the SCHISCHKA family for more information about the family of Margaret.

Children of WENZL RUSSEK and MARGARETHA SCHISCHKA included:

*              GEORGE JOSEPH RUSSEK, born 1890 and died 1980. George married GLADYS EDITH HOWLETT in 1925. Gladys was born about 1898 and died in 1959.

*              WENZL RUSSEK, born 1891, died as an infant November 1891 and buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              MARY RUSSEK, who born 1892, died June 1894. Mary was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              ANNA ELIZABETH 7 RUSSEK, born 1894.

*              FREDERICK JOHN RUSSEK, born 1896, died June 1904. Frederick was buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery.

*              PAUL HERBERT RUSSEK, born 3 August 1898 and died 1984 at Tapu, Thames Coast. Paul married EILEEN ALICE KLAUS in 1937.

*              BENEDICT JOHN RUSSEK, born about 1901 at Puhoi, North Auckland. Benedict married GLADYS EDITH ENSOR. Gladys was born about 1898 and died in 1959. Benedict died in 1978.

*              NORMAN JOSEPH RUSSEK, born 5 January 1902 in Puhoi, North Auckland; died 10 February 1987. Norman married KATHLEEN MARY SCOTT in 1932.

*              MARGARET RUSSEK, born 1903 and died 1982. Margaret married GEORGE WALLACE in 1925.

*              EMILY AGNES (AMY) RUSSEK, born 3 August 1905; died 14 July 1986. Emily married ARTHUR TATTON.

*              MAGDALINE (LENA) RUSSEK, born 1907. Magdaline married LEWELLYN RICHARDS in 1929.

*              EDWARD JAMES (TED) RUSSEK, born 1910, died 1979. Edward married REBE EDNA DARWALL. Rebe was born in 1912.

Wenzl died on 2 August 1936 aged 73 years, and was buried at Totara Cemetery in Thames (old section). Margaret died on 14 March 1942.

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GENERATION THREE :

6. ~ ~ ~ JOSEPH VINCENT RUSSEK (ANTON > JOSEPH) was born 1895 in Puhoi, North Auckland and was the third son of JOSEPH RUSSEK and CATHERINE PLESCHER.

Joseph married GRACE MAY WENZLICK on 27 September 1932 at St Francis Church in Thames, New Zealand. Gracie was born on 12 June 1912 in Kereta, Thames Coast and was the daughter of FREDERICK WILLIAM WENZLICK and ANNA FLORENCE AGNES SCHISCHKA.

> Refer to WENZLICK (family of Gregor John) for more information the family Grace.

Joseph died in 1983 in Paeroa, Waikato. Grace died on 13 November 1984.

7. ~ ~ ~ ANNA ELIZABETH RUSSEK (ANTON > WENZL) was born on 8 October 1894 and was the second daughter of WENZL JOSEPH RUSSEK and MARGARETHE HELLIER SCHISCHKA.

Annie married ALBERT ARTHUR WENZLICK on 24 October 1916 in Thames. Albert was born 3 September 1891 and was the youngest son of GREGOR JOHN WENZLICK and MARIA THERESA SCHOTT.

> Refer to WENZLICK (family of Gregor John) for more information the family Albert.

Children of ANNA RUSSEK and ALBERT WENZLICK were:

o                LINTON ALBERT WENZLICK, born 21 May 1917; died 22 July 2003.

o                GEORGE HENRY WENZLICK, born 30 March 1920; died 22 June 1976.

Anna died on 12 November 1976 in Thames. Albert died on 24 June 1965, also in Thames. They were both buried at Totara Memorial Park Cemetery in Thames (Plot N-0053).

OTHER CONNECTIONS

1. ~ ~ ~ DESMOND GEORGE HERBERT (ANTON > JOSEPH > HERBERT) RUSSEK, born 3 June 1916 was the son of HERBERT AUGUSTINE RUSSEK and DAISY WINIFRED SANDERSON. Desmond married ROSINA BARBARA MERLE HARVEY.

> Refer to the family of Emanuel PICKFORD for more information about the parents and siblings of Rosina Harvey.

2. ~ ~ ~ MARGARETH RUSSEK, born about 1843 in Bohemia. Margareth married ANTON SCHEDEWY. They arrived in New Zealand on the ship Shakespeare on 23 January 1876 with daughters Elizabeth (11), Maria (6), Theresa (5) and son Martin (2).

Please note that in keeping with genealogy protocol I have not included information about later generations which may include living persons.
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