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Posted: 981288000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1086573289000
Am seeking information concerning my paternal great grand parents.

Name: George MARFICA -- immigrated with his second wife, Eva (Ewa) (RODAK possibly) in about 1885 from Europe.

George had three children by his first wife (Kate DWORAK??). The children were Anna, Charles, and Antonia). George and Eva had two more children (Julia and Mary) before immigrating. After arriving in America (port of entry and date unknown), they settled in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska. Three more children (Frank (sometimes listed as MARFICIE), Rose (later married a SHELTON), and John), including my grandfather (John) were born in Nebraska. In varying sources their homeland was Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Poland, Polish regions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

George MARFICA died shortly after my grandfather (John MARFICE) was born in Dec 1892. Eva remarried a man named Charles CHIOCHON. They moved to Holt County, near Ewing and had 4 or 5 more children. I located them in the 1900 census for Holt County, Deloit Township, but none of Eva’s other children are listed. By 1900, the older girls (Julia MARFICA (later married Bartley STANIEC) and Mary MARFICA (later married John STANEK)) were living/working in Columbus. The three younger children were not listed on the census.

In the early 1900’s Eva left Charles and moved to Omaha, living with her daughter, Mary, who married John STANEK. Eva lived there until her death in November of 1936.

Would appreciate any contacts! Thank you

Deb Matthews


Posted: 1232705078000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marfica Chiochon Rodak
Hello I may have contacted you before. I am researching this family line. My line connects to the Chiochon family via my paternal grandfather's mother. I would be happy to share any information with you. I am currently looking at Eva/Ewa Rodak Marfica Chiochon.

Thank you,

Teresa McCallan Wilson


Posted: 1232893308000
Classification: Query

What is the place of birth for these ancestors?
RODAK surname shows up in Slovak Republic but I think your research will be in Poland. This from looking in Ellis Island site for MARFICA and CHIOCHON.
Few good sites for research.
Distribution of RODAK:
No MARFICA but similar sounding name MARCHWICA, MAREKWICA, MARKWICA and MARLICA in Poland. To hear pronounciation
Posted: 1340654346000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marfica, Marchwica, Chiochon, Ciechon, Rodak
Hi... seems i just found this message (three years later).

Have found a great deal since 2009. Eva immigrated in ~1884 with husband Wojciech Marchwica (spelled Markwitza in the immigration records)... Marchwica was Americanized to Marfica and then to Marfice, but not while Eva had the name. She married Charles Ciechon (Chiochon) in ~1896 in Platte Co., Nebraska. They moved to Holt County Nebraska with her children; they had 5 more children; my grandfather was the youngest of Eva's children with Wojciech.

Family story is that Mr. Chiochon was not a very agreeable stepfather and my grandpa lived with neighbors until old enough to be on his own. Eva left Charles at some point between 1910 and 1920, moving to Omaha to live with her eldest daughter Mary Marfica Stanek. She lived with Stanek's until her death in 1936.


Posted: 1340654489000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rodak, Marchwica
both Rodak and Marfica (orginally Marchwica per the parish records) are Polish - both sides of the family trace back to Wol~a Rzedzinska, Malopolskie Poland. It is a small village just to the east of Tarnow.


Posted: 1340798137000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the clarification. I link to the Chiochon family and was helping an internet cousin with his lineage. This clears up so much.
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