Seeking ancestors and descendents of SSYFKA, SCHIEFKE, SHIFKEY and other variations that originated in Belarus and immigrated to Germany and America (Michigan, Wisconsin, and West Virginia in the early 1900's). Here's my latest version of the family line:
Generation No. 1
1. ??????1 SSYFKA.
Children of ?????? SSYFKA are:
2. i. ALBERT2 SSYFKA, d. Bef. 1930.
ii. FREDRICK SCHIEFKE, m. ANNA.
3. iii. KARL "CARL" SCHIFKE, b. 1875; d. 1952, Almena, Wisconsin?.
4. iv. FERDINANT SCHIEFKE.
5. v. ROBERT SCHIEFKE.
vi. TENA SSYFKA.
Generation No. 2
2. ALBERT2 SSYFKA (??????1) died Bef. 1930. He married BERTHA "BERTA" EICHMAN.
Notes for BERTHA "BERTA" EICHMAN:
Berta Ssyfka lived near Hancewicze (Belarus)Laklady Deniskovich
Children of ALBERT SSYFKA and BERTHA EICHMAN are:
6. i. REINHOLD "RAY" FREDRICK3 SHIFKEY, b. November 08, 1891, Poland near German border.; d. November 29, 1962, Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., Florida.
7. ii. ALBERT SHIFKEY.
8. iii. KARL O. SHIFKEY, b. April 05, 1885, Minsk, Russia; d. January 1984, Battle Creek, Michigan.
9. iv. TELIA "TILLIE" SHIFKEY, b. 1888; d. 1924.
Generation No. 3
6. REINHOLD "RAY" FREDRICK3 SHIFKEY (ALBERT2 SSYFKA, ??????1) was born November 08, 1891 in Poland near German border., and died November 29, 1962 in Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., Florida. He married (1) MARY LYDIA FRISK October 03, 1914 in Ironton, Ohio, daughter of GUSTAV FRISK and EVA NICKEL. He married (2) HAZEL STEEBY 1934.
Marriage Notes for REINHOLD SHIFKEY and MARY FRISK:
Oral history says that Ray and Mary eloped when Mary was 14. Reinhold and Mary were married in ironton, Ohio by Justice of the Peace. They eloped, walking and riding the train 5 miles rom Hill Top, West Virginia to Ironton, Ohio.
Children of REINHOLD SHIFKEY and MARY FRISK are:
13. i. LEYDIA BERTA4 SHIFKEY, b. August 20, 1915, Hilltop, West Virginia; d. June 26, 1989, Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
14. ii. ESTHER MADELENE SHIFKEY, b. December 25, 1917, Hilltop, West Virginia.
15. iii. DAVID EDWARD SHIFKEY, b. September 19, 1919, Hilltop, West Virginia; d. November 28, 1989.
16. iv. RUTH MERLE SHIFKEY, b. May 14, 1923, Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan; d. August 01, 1993.
17. v. BARBARA JEAN SHIFKEY, b. 1927, Albion, Calhoun Co., Michigan.