Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Joseph Frank Sklapsky





Joseph “Frank” Sklapsky was born March 12, 1874. His parents were Joseph and Mary Novak Sklapsky. Frank married Arletta “Ettie” Tester on March 2, 1895 in Lakefield Township by Justice of the Peace, Wilson House. Ettie Tester was born September 20, 1877 in Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Her parents were George and Susan Loop Tester.






Frank and Ettie had the following children:

  1. Lottie Sklapsky was born November 21, 1896 in Lakefield Township. She married George Krepps

  2. Hilda Sklapsky was in July 1898. She married Allen Sanford.

  3. Joseph “Frank” Sklapsky was born June 4, 1900 in Lakefield Township. He married Bernice Reeves.

  4. George Tester Sklapsky was born June 3, 1902 in Lakefield Township. He married Harriet Mann. George died on March 12, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  5. John S. Sklapsky died at three months old.

  6. Virgil Sklapsky was born September 27, 1905 in Lakefield Township. He married Lilian Kathleen Wilson. Virgil died on March 4, 1960 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.

  7. Thelma Sklapsky was born in July 18, 1907 in Gratiot or Saginaw County, Michigan. She married Malvin D. Huckesbay.

  8. Fred Martin Sklapsky was born in 1909 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. He married Helen Sluckinski.

  9. Norman Burns Sklapsky was born December 19, 1911 in Saginaw County, or Gratiot County, Michigan. He married Annie Sluckinski.

  10. Bernard Sklapsky was born in 1916 in Saskatchewan, Canada.

  11. Pearl Sklapsky was born in 1918 in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Frank and Ettie left for Ontario and arrived in Windsor, Ontario on March 18, 1912. They lived in Kindersley, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Canada


SOURCES: 1900 Lakefield Township U.S. Census; Frank Sklapsky's birth record; Lottie Mae , George Sklapsky's, birth record; Frank & Ettie Sklapsky's marriage record; 1921 Canadian Census; Norman, George, and Virgal Sklapsky's death record; Boarder Crossing From U.S. To Canada.


Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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