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Hi all!!! I'm researching my paternal and maternal family histories. The family center for the FONFEREK, SASSMANNSHAUSEN, STEFFEL(STEFL), SCHMIDT and FORAL family names are Brown, Shawano and Oconto Counties in Wisconsin. The FONFEREKs (Faferek history back to 1755) immigrated from Pianowka, Poznan, Prussia (1870), the STEFFELS (Stefl) from Domazlice, Bohemia (1865-1882), the Sassmannshausens in 1850 to Herkimer County, NY from Girkhausen, Germany, and the FORALs from the Czech Republic (1881) possibly Brno. I have located the FONFEREKs in Germany, Canada, Poland, France and the Netherlands. I have found Fafereks in Goraj, Smieskowo, Dembe, Wronki and Lubasz. My ggmothers maiden name was PIOTR from Skrzetusz, Poland. The FORALs come from the Czech Republic. I have located FORALs in Brno, Pribram, Prague, Rosice and Babice. No other FONFEREKs live in the US except direct descendants of Peter FONFEREK. Other Brown & Oconto County names that I'm interested in include: NEWCOMB, THOMPSON, O'CONNOR, JOHNSTON, JOHNSON, AND URBAN.
If you would like to exchange info please contact me by e-mail.
Updated August 10, 2012


William Joseph Fonferek

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  • Joseph Foral (300 KB)
    This is my great grandfather Josef Foral taken in Bohemia in the mid 1870's
  • Mathew and Mary Foral (252 KB)
    This is Joseph Foral's mother and father Mary (Maria) and Mathew (Matej) Foral taken in Bohemia
  • Fonferek Falls (34 KB)
    Fonferek Falls is located on the ancestral home of Peter and Agnes Fonferek.
  • Joseph Foral Family (121 KB)
    Starting from the girl on the right and going clockwise: Anna Foral Sevcik, Anton Foral, Willon Foral, Edmond Foral, Marguerite Stefl Foral, Albert Foral, Mamie Foral Kuschel, Emma Foral Steffeck, George Foral, Joseph Foral , Jr. and Joseph Foral Sr.
  • Joseph and Bertha Sasman Foral (51 KB)
    This is my Gramma and Grampa Foral on their 50th wedding anniversary

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