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Matisak family of Luzerne Co., PA

Matisak family of Luzerne Co., PA

Posted: 6 Feb 2001 12:30PM GMT
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 11:13PM GMT
Anyone related to or descended from the Matisak family of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (to include the town of Freeland, Eckley, Jeddo, and others) please contact me.

The mother/wife's maiden name was Fatula. I do not know first names, or the husband/father's name.

The family may have been originally from Slovakia or Hungary. The mother was probably born in the town of Prešov, Slovakia (what was once known as Eperjes or Eperies, Austria). I am descended from one of her sisters, Julia Fatula, who was born in 1870.

Alternative spellings of the name have been cited as:

I look forward to any responses.

Thanks and take care,
Stephanie Sampson
Los Angeles, CA


Sharon (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2001 1:30PM GMT
My maiden name is Matisak. My father was born in Eckley around 1931. His father's name was Joseph and I believe he was born around 1906. My mother tells me that my father's baptismal papers have his name as "Macisak". She said this is the Slovak spelling of Matisak.

Matisak - Luzerne Co., PA

Posted: 23 Apr 2001 3:34PM GMT
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 11:13PM GMT
Hi Sharon,

I have one Sharon Matisak in my family database right now...a daughter of Edward Matisak and Ann Curran. Is this you? I show that this Edward Matisak's parents were John Matisak and Susan Pavlovich, but you mentioned a Joseph. The only Joseph Matisak that I currently have in my database married a Catherine "Cathy" McDermott, and I have no information on any children they might have had.

I'd love to exchange e-mails directly. Feel free to contact me at and we can continue this thread. I'd love to pick your brain a little about this Matisak family, especially since your father was born in Eckley and this is exactly where I'm researching.

Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.

Stephanie Sampson
Los Angeles, CA

Re: Matisak - Luzerne Co., PA

Posted: 23 Mar 2002 11:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
You mention a Susan Pavlovich in your posting. I have a Unknown Female Pavlovich married to a John Machinsack (WHICH, is not spelled right, I got the last name from an Obit posted by: Dalice Fadden, and I have found MANY mispellings, such as Pavlovich, being spelled Pozlowich.) Anyway, I am looking from more information on the Pavlovich family around the Drifton, Luzerne Co., PA area.

Father: John b. Unknown d. June 1935
Mother: Margaret b. Unknown d. 1965
Their Children follow:
Unknown Female Married John Machinsack
Unknown Female Married John Greshko
Margaret M Married Stanley Francis WYDOCK (these are my husband's grandparents)
Agnes Died at age 10 1936

Anna, Helen, Pauline, Mary, Elizabeth, John and Joseph Pavlovich were all still at home when Agnes died.
This is all I have on the family and would very much like more information. Please feel free to Email me anytime @
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