Thanks for the reply, but my John Masanz had middle name Adam, and was born 1861 in Bohemia, d. 1951 in Defiance, OH, USA. He married Barbara Pinker in Defiance in 1884. Interesting that your Masanz ended up in WI, which is where I now live. There seem to be several Masanz families here, but as yet, the only connection I know of is elderly relatives. If you have any questions on the WI Masanz's you can contact me off list, if you like. I think I have an obit or two from Milw. Masanz's if you are interested.