"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Myszka, Michael who owns and conducts a modern farm in Sec. 3, town of Pine River, Lincoln County, was born in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 2, 1889, son of Frank and Augustina MYSZKA. The parents, who were German farmers, settled in Chicago before the great fire of 1871, the father working as a common laborer. Not contented to pass his life as such, however, he aimed at something better but many years had to come and go before he could achieve his ambition. In 1912, however, he came to Lincoln County, Wisconsin, and bought 320 acres of partly improved land in Section 31, town of Pine River. Within the next ten years he greatly improved the property, putting 160 acres of the land under cultivation, and building a red brick house of 11 rooms and a farm 32 by 70 feet. Here he was engaged in general farming and dairying until his death in 1922. His wife, who is still living, spends her summers on the farm and her winters in Chicago with her daughters. Their family numbered eight children, of whom those now living are Joseph, John, Michael, Stella and Martha. Stella is the wife of Jacob ABEL of Chicago, and Martha the wife of Charles KOHVUP of that city. Michael MYSZKA was reared in his native city of Chicago, where he attended school. He subsequently worked ten years for the South Park Commission and also did some truck gardening. When his parents came to Lincoln County he accompanied them and took part in improving the farm. On his father's death in 1922 he became the owner of 160 acres of the land, and a nephew, Leo MYSZKA, of 80 acres, the other 80 acres having been sold. On his place he is carrying on general farming and dairying, keeping a herd of 50 head of grade Holstein cattle. His farm is well equipped with modern machinery, including a tractor, silo filler and Universal milking machine. Michaek MYSZKA was married in Chicago in 1909 to Josephine JABLANCKA, daughter of Michael and Antonia JABLANCKA, the parents being natives of Germany who on coming to the United States settled first in Buffalo, N. Y., and later in Chicago, where they are now residing, Mr. JABLANCKA being a cement worker. Mr. and Mrs. MYSZKA have eight chldren, Edward, George, Frank, John, Paul, Lenora, Irene and Margaret.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 747, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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