Name: Simon Skroch, detail
Parents: Frank Skroch and Agnes Sobotta
Lineage: Frank , Jacob, Valentin , Michael, Jacob
Spouses: 1
Children: 3

DOB: 28 Oct 1885
POB: Independence, Trempealeau Co, WI
DOD: 08 Mar 1969
POD: Independence, Trempealeau Co, WI
Spouse: Lucy Zilla, detail
Spouse parents: John F. Zilla and Agnes Motszko
Married: 13 Oct 1914, St. Peter & Paul Church, Independence, WI
DOB:  11 Dec 1892
POB: ?
DOD: 1970
POD:  Independence, Trempealeau Co, WI
Florence, 8 May 1916, detail
Simon Robert "Bob" , 17 Jun 1920
Maria "Mary", 20 Dec 1929, detail

Detail: Simon Skroch

Simon Skroch    b.10-28-1885 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    m.10-13-1914 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    d.3-8-1969 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

From "History of Trempealeau County," compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, Chicago and Winona, H.C. Cooper, Jr., CO., 1917, pages 574-5:

"Simon Skroch, a business man of Independence, of which villiage his is now postmaster, was born in Burnside Township, Tremplealeau County, Wis,. Oct. 28, 1885.  His partensts were Frank and Agnes (Sobota),<sic>Skroch .  The father, who was born in German Poland, came to America in 1880, settling in Burnside Township, this county, where he died in 1892 at the age of 58 years.  His wife survived him a number of years, dying in 1903 at the age of 52.  They had 10 children, of whom Simon was the ninth in order of birth.  He received his education in the parochial school and the Independence High School, graduating from the latter in 1903.  Simon Skroch in his youth acquired a knowledge of farming, and from 1904 to 1908 worked at that occupation for his brother Michael.  From 1910 to 1914 he earned a good living as a painter and paper-hanger, follwing that occupation at Independence.  Dec. 22, 1913, he was appointed postmaster at Independence by President Wilson, and has since retained that office.  In politics he is a strong Democrat.  Aside from his immediate occupation, he is a stockholder in the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Independence.  He belongs to the Knights of Columbus in Arcadia and is a member of the Catholic Church.  Oct. 13, 1914 he was united in marriage with Lucy Zilla, of Indpendence, who was born Dec. 11, 1892, daughter of John F. and Agnes (Motszko) Zilla.  her father, who was a plumber by trade, died in 1907 at the age of 39 years.  her mother is still living and resides in Independence, being now 44 years old.  Mr. and Mrs. Skroch have one child, Florence, who was born May 8, 1916."

Detail: Lucia "Lucy" Zylla "Sylla"

Lucia (Lucy) Zylla (Sylla)    b.12-11-1892    m.10-13-1914 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    d.1970 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

Detail: Florence Skroch

Florence Skroch    b.5-8-1916 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI    m.6-7-1949 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

Married: Apolinary Karasch, 07 Jun 1949 at St Peter & Paul Church Independence, WI

Mary Kay, ?, married: Clark Bormann, last residing in Mauston, WI
    Children of Mary Kay & Clark: Catherine Bormann
John, ?, married: Terry
Daniel, ?, married Marcy
Julie, ?, married Tim

Detail: Maria (Mary) Skroch

Maria Skroch    b.12-20-1929 in Independence, Trempealeau Co., WI

POB: Independence (Treampealeau, Co), WI
Married: Stanley Grogan, last residing in Pinole, CA
Mary Maureen Grogan, ?

Updated: 1 Jul 2014