My husbands ancestry includes Skinkis.
Here's a synopsis of what I've been able to piece together.
(husband's great grandfather)
Joseph Skinkis b. Jan 1853 Russia, first married Mary Ann/Anna Akson b. Russia (marriage date unknown), later married Anna/Annie (maiden unknown) b. May 1869 (marriage date uknown).
Joseph and first wife Mary Ann had so far five known children:
Rose Agnes (commonly used Agnes) b. MI Jan 17 1886 (my husbands grandmother)
Mary b. OH Mar 1888
Amelia (aka Minnie) b. OH Feb 26 1889
Nellie b ?
Margaret b. ?
Joseph and second wife Annie had five sons that I know of:
Joseph b. OH Sep 1893
Peter b. OH Nov 1896
John b. OH May 1899
William (Willie) b. OH abt. 1900
Frank b. OH abt. 1903
Second wife Annie died Sep 1 1940. To piece all these children into the same family here is Annie's obit:
Skinkis: Anna, beloved wife of the late Joseph, mother of Joseph, Peter, John, William and Frank, stepmother of Mary, Nellie, Margaret, Agnes and Minnie, grandmother of Loretta and Edward Skinkis, passed away at 1:30 a. m. Aug. 31. Friends may call at Delia Jakubs' Lithuanian Funeral Home, 6621 Edna ave. Funeral services Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 a. m., St. George's Church. Burial Calvary Cemetery.
Annie's stepdaughter "Mary" listed in the obit is living with the family in the 1900 census. Where are Joseph's other children from his first marriage living??
Daughter Rose Agnes Skinkis first married John William Gallagher (b. abt 1881 Ireland) on May 31 1904 St. George's Church, Cleveland, OH. I believe John Gallagher passed away and she later married a man with the surname King. Rose Agnes Skinkis Gallagher King died in CA May 29 1969.
If I'm following the correct family, I have further census, death, obit, marriage etc. records for many of the children.
Looking to correspond with any Skinkis relations that might have connections to Russia-Lithuanian, Michigan or Ohio or even CA.