Name: Peter Charles. Skroch, detail
Parents: John Skroch and Mary Sobotta
Lineage: John , Jacob, Valentin , Michael, Jacob
Spouses: 2
Children: 9
DOB: 12 Aug 1864
POB: Poppielow (Opole) Poland
DOD: 21 Jan 1933
POD: Independence, Trempealeau Co, WI
Spouse: Maria "Mary" Sygulla, detail
Spouse Parents: John Sygulla and Rosalia Gandera
Married: 8 Sep 1892 at Sts. Peter/Paul Church in Independence
DOB:  Jun 1872
POB:  Burnside Township?, WI
DOD: 17 Aug 900
POD:  Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI
Children:  2
Mary, ?, married John Klink
Rosa (Rose), ?

Spouse2: Rose Firlus 
Spouse Parents: 
Married:  06 Jun 1904
DOB: 1833
POB:  St. Paul ?
DOD: 1935
POD: Independence, WI
Children:  7
(infant) Skroch, 1899
(infant) Skroch, 1900
Aloysius "Arizona" Peter, 09 Feb 1905
Clara (Sister), ~1906 , detail
Martha (Sister), ~1908 , detail
Alphonse, 25 Jul 1911 , detail
Helen, ~1914, detail
Clarence, ~1917, detail
Dorothea Teresa, 5 Mar 1918, detail

Detail: Peter C. Skroch

Peter Carl Skroch    b.2-23-1912  in Geneseo, Sargent Co., ND    d.8-22-1974 in Sargent Co., ND

Peter C. Skroch
From "History of Trempealeau County," compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, Chicago and Winona, H.C. Cooper, Jr., CO., 1917, page 574:

"Peter C. Skroch, a well-known business man of Independence, agent for the G. Heileman Brewing Company, of La Crosse, was born in German Poland, Aug. 12, 1864, a son of John and Mary (Sobota)<sic> Skroch.  The father, John Skroch, a native of German Poland, came to the United States in 1882 and, settling in Trempleau County, Wis., bought a farm in Lincoln Township, where he resided until 1900 when he retired to Independence..  He died Jan 14, 1916, aged 84 years.  his wife Mary died Dec. 25, 1911, at the age of 63.  Peter C. Skroch was reared on the home farm in Lincoln Township and lived there until his marriage.  He then engaged in mason work in Indpendence.  In 1889 he accepted his present position as agent fo the G. Heileman Brewing Company, of La Crosse.  Since 1892 he has held the office of assessor in Independence.  He is a stockholder and was one of the organizers of the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, of Independence.  A member of the Catholic church, he has been secreatary of the Congregation Sts. Peter and Paul for five years.  He is president and was one of the organizers of Sts. Peter and Paul Society, having held the office of president seven years.  This society is a branch (No. 14) of the Polish Union of America.  In politics Mr. Skroch is a Democrat.  Mr. Skroch was first married Sept. 8, 1892, to Mary Sygula, of Burnside Township, who died in 1900 at the early age of 28 years.  She left two children:  Mary, now Mrs. John Klink, of Independence; and Rosa, a clerk in Garthus' store in this village, who resides at home.  June 6, 1904, Mr. Skroch married for his second wife Rosa Firlus, of St. Paul.  Of this union, there are six children: Aloysius, Clara, Martha, Alphonse, Helen, and Clarence."

From Peter Schrock, son of Aloysius on 22 August 2005: "Peter born in 1864 was my grandfather. My Father has told me many stories about him as a beer distributor for Heileman. My father did tell me he was with his dad until then end administering morphine to ease the agony of cancer."

Detail: Maria "Mary" Sygulla

First spouse of Peter Charles Skroch.

Maria (Mary) Sygulla    b.6-?-1873 in Burnside(?), Trempealeau Co., WI    m.9-8-1891 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    d.8-7-1900 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    (parents: John Sygulla + Rosalia Gundera)

Detail: Rose Agnes Firlus

Second spouse of Peter Charles Skroch.

 +Rose Agnes Firlus    b.abt.1882 in Poland    m.6-6-1904    d.1935 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

Detail: Clara Skroch

Clara Skroch    b.abt.1906 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

From Peter Schrock, son of Aloysius on 22 August 2005: "His Sister Clara was a Nun in Chicago and passed away in 1986 I believe."

Detail: Martha Skroch

Martha Skroch    b.abt.1908 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI  (became Sister M. Avila)

Detail: Alphonse Skroch

Alphonse J. Skroch    b.7-25-1911 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    d.9-15-1987 in Othello, WA

From Peter Schrock, son of Aloysius on 22 August 2005: "His brother Alphonse  ( Who I only knew as Uncle Ollie ) lived in Othello, Washington at the time of his passing. I had heard Uncle Ollie was one " Hooligan" in his time. Uncle Ollie passed away around 1991."

Detail: Helen

Helen Skroch     b.abt.1914 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI     m.2-14-1928 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

From Peter Schrock, son of Aloysius on 22 August 2005: "His sister Helen lived in Winona until her passing. ( My father never really tried to stay in touch with her. Apparently some family feud stemming way back. )."

Detail: Clarence Skroch

Clarence Skroch  b.1917 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    d.10-13-1918  in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

Detail: Dorothea Teresa Skroch

Dorothea Theresa Skroch    b.3-5-1918  in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    d.6-20-1970 in  Reno, Washoe Co., NV

Married Vincent Herbert Knauf  11-21-1942

Vincent Herbert Knauf b.6-3-1917 in Sheboygan WI  d.9-262002 in Madison, Dane, WI.  Son of  Frank John Knauff and Lydia Strassburg.

Frank John Knauf    b.11-24-1892 in Sheboygan, WI    d.5-13-1968 in Lakewood, Los Angeles Co., CA

Sheboygan Press 23 November 1942 (she and her sister are using the name 'Shaw' while in school) via Linda Roehrig:

In St. Paulís University chapel in Madison on Saturday morning, at 9 am, Miss Dorothea Shaw exchanged her nuptial vows with Vincent H. Knauf, of Chicago, son of M.M Frank J. Knauf, 2511 N. 8th St. Sheboygan. Rev. Alvin Kutchera celebrated the nuptial mass, assisted by Rev. Edward Mangan. A sorority sister of the bride, Miss Jean C. Lewis, also of Madison, was the maid of honor. Harold Gluth of Loganville, a classmate of the groom, served as best man. George R Dawe of Madison was usher. Luncheon was served to the immediate families as the Wooden Bowl and the reception was held at the Theta Phi Alpha sorority house. Pourers were the brideís sister, Miss Helen Shaw and the groomís sister, Mrs. Frank Ernstbrenner of Sheboygan. The bride is employed as editorial assistant at Fenton Kelsey co. Mr. Knauf, who is now in the Army Signal crops, is attending the Radio Technical School in Chicago. The couple is now residing at 1444 Lakeshore drive, Chicago.

From Peter Schrock, son of Aloysius on 22 August 2005: "His sister Dorthea died mysteriously in Las Vegas."

Linda Roehrig, genealogist in New Holstein WI, mentions Dorothea's obituary has facts about the death but no mystery.  She relates the obituary of Dorothea as:

Mrs. Dorothea S. Knauf, 52, died today in a Reno hospital. Mrs. Knauf, a native of Independence, WI, was a school teacher and had lived in Reno three years. Surviving are her husband Vincent H. Knauf and two sons, Vincent 2nd and Robert, all of Reno, and three sisters, Helen S. Shaw of Indianapolis, Indiana, Clara Rowell of Madison, Wisconsin and Sister Mary Avila, SJ of Chicago. A requiem mass will be held at Our Lady of Wisdom CC at a time to be announced by Waltonís Funeral Home.

Updated: 19 Mar 2017