My great great grandfather was John Faryna b. 187? frozen to death in 1894. I don't know were the infromation about freezing to death came from. He had seven children in a max possible 24 years before he died. One Daughter moved to Canada died in a car accident and her daughter was adopted by her brother Walter who had moved to NY.
With 5 of his 7 children moving to the US or Canada, I wonder if perhaps, John Faryna never froze to death and had himself, moved to North America. Perhaps this is the same John, but I don't know.