Andrew Skoczylas Biography (1882-1960)


Andrew Skoczylas Biography (1882-1960)

Andrew Skoczylas Biography (1882-1960)

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Andrew Skoczylas Biography (1882-1960)

Born: 30 Nov 1882 Poland
Died: 20 Apr 1960 McKinley Twp., Michigan
Father: Jacob Skoczylas
Mother: Mary Kania
Siblings: John Skoczylas
Andrew Skoczylas
Spouse: Josephine M. Wiklanski
Married: 11 Nov 1907 Larks Lake, Michigan
Children: August Skoczylas
Stanley Skoczylas
Frank J. Skoczylas
Stasia R. Skoczylas
Anne Skoczylas
Edward Skoczylas
Julia Skoczylas
Mildred Skoczylas
Nellie Skoczylas
John Skoczylas
Joseph Skoczylas
Henry Skoczylas


Andrew Skoczylas Biography (1882-1960)


Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, April 21, 1960:

Mr. Skoczylas
Rites Saturday

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Clements Church at Pellston for Andrew (Skutz) Skoczylas, 77, who died unexpectedly yesterday at his home near Pellston. Rev. Fr. Theophilus Thell, O. F. M. will officiate and interment will be in Lark’s Lake cemetery.

He was born in Poland on November 30, 1882 and came to Pellston in 1904. He married the former Josephine Wiklanski on November 11, 1907 at Lark’s Lake, and the couple had since resided in the Pellston area, where he was a farmer except for two years, spent in Detroit. Mr. Skoczylas retired from farming in 1953.

He was a member of St. Clements Church.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine; six sons, John of Chicago, Stanley and Henry of Detroit, Frank of Slymar, California, Joseph, with the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, and Eddie of Flint; five daughters, Mrs. Julia Lash of Gaylord, Mrs. Stanley (Stasia) Bodzick of Levering; Mrs. Julius (Anna) Kawula, Mrs. Thomas (Mildred) Wilson and Mrs. Raymond (Nelle) Borghi, all of Detroit; 43 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Briggs Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited Friday at 8 p.m. and friends may call.


Andrew Skoczylas Biography (1882-1960)


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 11/11/1907
Liber: 4
Folio: 214
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925:
Groom’s Name: Andrew Shaytz

Groom’s Age: 25 years
Groom’s Birth Date: 1882
Groom’s Birthplace: Poland
Groom’s Father: Jack
Groom’s Mother: Mary Kirn
Bride’s Name: Josie Kulariski

Bride’s Age: 19 years
Bride’s Birth Date: 1888
Bride’s Birthplace: Poland
Bride’s Father: Pal.
Bride’s Mother: Basa Gidda
Marriage Date: 11 Nov 1907
Marriage Place: Center, Emmet, Michigan

Film Number: 2342677
Digital Folder Number: 4208700
Image Number: 355
Reference Number: v 2 p 102 rn 195
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
SKOCZYLAS, Andrew (Skutz)
Date of Death: 4/20/1960
Liber: 1960
Folio: 75
Place of Death: Mc Kinley Twp., MI
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
Skoczylas, Andrew “Skutz”
Age: 77
Born: 11/30/1882
Died: 4/20/1960
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Larks Lake, MI
Obituary: on file, PNR – 04/21/1960


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