Third and Subsequent Generations

Children of Joseph James and Jennie (Bozinski) Lesneski

Stanley J. Lesneski, son of Joseph James Lesneski and Jennie Bozinski, was born 18 Feb 1916 in PA; died 13 Nov 1997 in Youngstown, Mahoning, OH. Served in the US Army during WWII. Information I have indicates Stanley may have been adopted.

  • Stanley J. Lesneski – WWII Army Enlistment Record. View record
  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org/. Entry listed under Stanley J Lesneski, died 13 Nov 1997.

 

Children of Martin and Catherine (Golla) Lesneski

Martin Augustus Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 4 Aug 1912 in Tyler, Clearfield, PA; died 8 Mar 1941 in Nanty-Glo, Cambria, PA, and buried 11 Mar 1941.  Married Elizabeth Marie Smith. Had four children: Dorothy, Margaret, Martin, and Veronica.  After Martin’s death, Elizabeth married Andrew John Budzina.

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  • Vital Records, Death certificate of Martin Lesneski, Pennsylvania Department of Health, File No 26526, Registered Number 7464, 8 Mar 1941. View image
  • Nanty Glo Journal (newspaper), 13 Mar 1941.  Article about Martin Augustus Lesneski’s death.  View image
  • Elizabeth Marie Lesneski Budzina – Obituary.  Elizabeth was married to Martin Augustus Lesneski until his death.  She subsequently married Andrew John Budzina.  Obituary can be viewed at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/somerset/obits/b7/budzina-elizabeth-m.txt.
  • Veronica K. Lesneski Walker – Obituary. Veronica is a daughter of Martin A. Lesneski and Elizabeth Marie Smith. Obituary published in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat, 20 Oct 1999.  View image.  Another obituary is available here.  Veronica was married to William E. Walker; William’s obituary is available here.
  • Martin Lesneski, son of Martin A. Lesneski and Elizabeth Marie Smith – Newspaper clipping published in Somerset Daily American, May 9, 1959.  View image.  Note he is listed as son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Budzina.  Andrew Budzina was Martin’s step father.

Dorothy Lesneski, daughter of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 5 Oct 1913; died Nov 1980. Married Nicholas Hottendorf. Had three children.

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  • Dorothy Lesneski – Nanty Glo High School, Listing for Class of 1931. Available online at http://www.nantyglo.com/ngl31.htm. PDF copy can also be viewed here
  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org/. Entry listed under Dorothy Hottendorf, died Nov 1980.

Joseph Stanley Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 30 Dec 1915; died 13 Apr 2005. Married Margaret Mahalko in 1939. Served in the US Army during WWII, and received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Good Conduct. Had four children, seven grand children, and at least eight great grand-children.

 

 

 

Francis Edward Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 12 Apr 1918; died 25 May 1989. “Frank” married 1) Dorothy May Bradford Parker, 2) Lillian Suzanne Planck. Had two children, six grand children, and at least eight great-grandchildren.

  • Francis Edward Lesneski – Birth Certificate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health.  Date of birth April 12, 1918.  View image
  • Frank Lesneski – Nanty Glo High School, Listing for Class of 1936. Available online at http://www.nantyglo.com/grad36_0002.jpg.
  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org/. Entry listed under Frank Lesneski, died 25 May 1989.

John William Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 17 Oct 1920, died 13 Feb 2000 of congestive heart failure. Married 1) Anne Varhola, 2) Mary Fredley. Had five children with Anne: John, Dan, Joe, Steven, and Stanley; and has at least four grand children.

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  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org/. Entry listed under John W. Lesneski, died 13 Feb 2000.
  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Immigration Cards 1900-1965, card #07892, issued 30 November 1959.  View image
  • Brazil, Rio de Jenerio Immigration Cards 1900-1965, card #05973, issued 1 June 1960.  View image

David George Lesneski, son of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born 30 Apr 1923; died 11 Mar 1984, and is buried in Riverside, CA. Married 1) Jane McHugh, 2) Julia Corrigan. Had three children, at least three grand children, and at least one great-grandchild.

Anna Rose Lesneski, daughter of Martin Lesneski and Catherine Golla, born abt 21 Jul 1924; died 3 Dec 1965, and is buried in Webster, Monroe, NY. Married Burton Tiffany. Had three children.

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Children of James W. and Stella (Godomski) Lesneski

Mary Ann Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 5 Jul/Aug 1922; died 8 Nov 1983. Married Ellsworth Cilfford Johns. Had seven children, at least eleven grand children, and at least five great-grandchildren.

  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org/. Entry listed under Mary Ann Johns, died Nov 1983.

James Walter Lesneski, son of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 9 Sep 1923; died 28 Oct 2003. Married Marian Rose Shermer. Had one child, and two grand children.

  • James Lesneski – US Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  View document
  • Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Available on the Internet at http://www.familysearch.org/. Entry listed under James W Lesneski, died 28 Oct 2003.

Anna Rose Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 5 Nov 1924. Married Stanley Warner. Had three children, and at least two grand children.

  • Possible source: Anna R. Lesneski – WWII Army Enlistment Record.  View document

Louise Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 19 Feb 1926; died 12 Mar 1984. Married Harry Alfred Daniels. Had two children, and at least two grand children.

Stillborn child (male), born and died 28 Mar 1927 in Huston, Clearfield, PA.

  • Vital Records, Death certificate of stillborn child, Pennsylvania Department of Health, File No 28325, Registered Number 4, 28 Mar 1927.  Parents listed are James Lesneski and Stella Gadomski.  View image

Francis R. Lesneski, son of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 18 Feb 1930. Married Phyllis Riley. Had three children, and at least four grand children.

  • Wellsboro Gazette (newspaper), Wellsboro, PA, 12 Mar 1953.  Mentions Francis Lesneski.  View image
  • Phyllis Mary Riley Lesneski (wife of Francis R. Lesneski) – Obituary.  Published in the Washington Post on November 15, 2012.  Obituary available on legacy.com.
  • Gregory James Lesneski (infant son of Francis R. Lesneski and Phyllis Riley Lesneski) – Obituary.  Somerset Daily American, Somerset, PA, 7 Oct 1957, pg 2.  View image
  • Robert A. Norr (grandson of Francis R. Lesneski and Phyllis Riley Lesneski) – Obituary.  Published in the Washington Post from January 11 to January 13, 2012. Obituary available on legacy.com.

Freda Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 17 Jul 1931. Married Charles Rice. Had four children, and at least five grand children.

Martha Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 26 Jul 1932.

Leo Lesneski, son of James W. and Stella Lesneski born born 17 Jun 1928; died 27 Aug 1928.

  • Vital Records, Death certificate of Leo Lesneski, Pennsylvania Department of Health, File No 85217, Registered Number 37, 27 Aug 1928.  View Image

Catherine Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski born 7 Jun 1938 in Morris, Tioga, PA; died 10 Oct 1982 in Syracuse, Onondaga, NY. Married William Britton. Had two children.

Margaret Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski born after 1940, died 15 Jun 2014. Married Arthur Bittel, Jr. Had two children, and four grandchildren.

Dorothy Jane Lesneski, daughter of James W. and Stella Lesneski died as an infant.

John Lesneski, son of James W. and Stella Lesneski died as an infant.

What’s New

  • January 2017 - Added obituary sources on Third and Subsequent Generations page.
  • January 2016 - Added sources for David G. Lesneski and Francis R. Lesneski on the Third and Subsequent Generations page.
  • November 2015 - Added sources for Frank and Dora Lesneski (First Generation); added sources for the Martin Augustus Lesneski family on the Third and Subsequent Generations page.
  • October 2014 - Added death and obituary details for Margaret Lesneski Bittel.
  • August 2014 - Added picture and sources for John William Lesneski.
  • July 2014 - Updated numerous details related to Martin Lesneski, Martin Lesneski Jr., Louise Lesneski Daniels, Leo Lesneski, Dora Lesneski, and a stillborn child of James and Stella Lesneski.
  • March 2014 - Updated details on the Third and Subsequent Generations page.

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To protect the privacy of living individuals, I intentionally limit the details published about recent generations of the Lesneski family. Note that some details are published in cases where 1) information is already publicly available, 2) individuals were born before 1940, or 3) in cases where the individual is known to be deceased.