Lascik / Bussiere Family Tree Project
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Lascik / Bussiere Family Tree
By: Paul Lascik
Cultural Geography of
Lascik / Bussiere Pedigree Tree
Paul LascikB. Spokane, WA
27 Nov 1982
Gail BussiereB. St. Paul, MN
29 Sep 1949
Richard LascikB. Richland, WA
25 Dec 1950
Ruth UtechtB. St. Paul, MN
12 Mar 1926
Gene BussiereB. St. Paul, MN
5 Mar 1923
Anna DurcoB. Czechoslovakia
9 Aug 1919
Andrew LascikB. Carversville, PA
1 Jul 1917
Frank Paul UtechtB. Germany28 Nov 1887
Albert John Bussiere IIB. Stillwater, MN
19 Apr 1895
Florence SchroederB. St. Paul, MN
1 May 1899
Appolonia PretzelB. Stillwater, MN
7 Dec 1885
Anna MikusB. Austria-Hungary
Gustav LascikB. Austria-Hungary
24 Mar 1888
Anna DurisB. Austria
John Albert UtechtB. 18 Jun 1865
Gertrude GerthB. 16 Jun 1857
John PretzelB. Jan 1853
Mary LitfinB. 1860
Albert John Bussiere IB. St. Pierre, Canada
18 Jun 1865
Maria PicardB. Little Canada, MN
9 Mar 1868
John SchroederB. St. Paul, MN
29 Sep 1862
Mary MillerB. St. Paul, MN
8 Apr 1878
Katrina AntalaB. 26 Dec 1852
Bussiere – My Mother’s side of the family moved to “New France,” (Canada today) in the 1600’s from France.
Aboriginal and European Aboriginal and European settlement patternssettlement patterns
• Dictated by fish, furs, and trade networks Dictated by fish, furs, and trade networks (Hurons, Iroquois, and later the French)(Hurons, Iroquois, and later the French)
• 1608: French settle in Quebec City on the 1608: French settle in Quebec City on the St. Lawrence (Champlain) – and found St. Lawrence (Champlain) – and found their ‘New France’their ‘New France’
• End of 1600s: French farms and small End of 1600s: French farms and small towns up and down the St. Lawrencetowns up and down the St. Lawrence
(Professor Schmidt – Geography 11 http://northamericawiki.wikispaces.com/)
The Bussiere family arrives from France and first settles in St. Pierre, Canada (New France).
Settlement of Canada
French culture hearth
Canadian Shield barrier
(Professor Schmidt – Geography 11 http://northamericawiki.wikispaces.com/)
SituationAspects of the region’s location
relative to other places• A good location relative to Europe for trade
and immigration• Fortuitous location along the Europe–
Caribbean and South American trade route• Good accessibility
– Good harbors– Routes to the interior (natural and man-
made)– A great stop-off/service point for others
conducting trade(Professor Schmidt – Geography 11
Ancient Maps of Canada.The first is a map of the “Island of Orleans,” what is now know as New
Brunswick. The second map shows Quebec, the capital of New France in the 18th century.
Jean Bussiere 1735 Diary Entry
Bussiere wine from France.
Bussiere Coat of Arms
The coat of arms of the Bussière of North America
The Association des Descendants de Jacques Bussière Inc. is a non-profit organisation. Founded on October 15, 1983, its goal is to collect information on the descendants of Jacques Bussière and Noëlla Gossard, information which is published twice a year in the association bulletin, Une Branche de Buis. Since its foundation, the association has held an annual meeting of its members in different locations within the province of Québec and the New-England States.
Lascik – My Dad’s side of the family. The Lascik’s are from the Austria-Hungarian Empire, Eastern Europe.
Paul Lascik (Me)
Born: 27 Nov 1982Born: Spokane, WA, Reside: Corona, CA
Richard Lascik(My Dad)
Born: 25 Dec 1950Born: Richland, WA
Andrew Lascik(My Grandpa)
Born: 1 Jul 1917Born: Carversville, PA
Anna Durco(My Grandma)
Born: CzechoslovakiaBorn: 9 Aug 1919
Gustav Lascik(My Great Grandpa)
Born: Austria-HungaryBorn: 24 Mar 1888
Anna Duris(My Great Grandma)
Born: AustriaBorn: About 1892
Anna Mikus(My Great Grandma)
Born: Austria-Hungary (Dubnicka Region)
• Displacement of peasants from land because of capitalist transformation of European agriculture
Young Russian peasant women, 1909 (digital color rendering)
• Religious intolerance
Victims of the pogrom in Rechitsa , Belarus, 1905
• Political repression
Painting of Cossacks and prisoner in 1905 Revolution, Poland
• Military conscription
Italian magazine cover
Austro-Hungary introduced compulsory military service in 1868, Italy in 1907
Austria-Hungarian Empire in 1914. The Lascik family left, what
is now the Czech Republic, in 1912 to seek working opportunities in America and leave a war ridden region.
Southern, Eastern Europe
Asia, Latin America
Push Factors Pull Factors1840s: Irish Potato Famine Economic opportunity1850-1920: Overpopulation, wars Political/religious freedomRecent: Overpopulation, war, oppression Land availability(Professor Schmidt – Geography 11 w http://northamericawiki.wikispaces.com/)
Numbers by Decade
The Lascik’s first arrive on the White Star Line from the Austria-Hungarian Empire and land in Baltimore, MD
harbor in 1912.
White Star Line – Passenger Ship
Gustav Lascik – My Great Grandpa. Document dated 21 Feb 1927.
My Grandpa is Andrew, listed at 9 years old.
Bethlehem and Pittsburgh Steel – Some of the Lascik family started working here after arrival from Eastern
Europe in 1912.
Bucks County, PA. The Lascik Family Settles here from Austria-Hungary
The Bussiere family moved from Canada and settled into parts of Minnesota.
Gail Lascik(My Mother)
B. 29 Sep 1950St. Paul, MN
Gene Bussiere(My Grandpa)B. 5 Mar 1923St. Paul, MN
Ruth Utecht(My Grandma)B. 12 Mar 1926
St. Paul, MN
Albert John Bussiere(My Great Grandfather)
B. 19 Apr 1895Stillwater, MN
Florence Schroeder(My Great Grandmother)
B. 1 May 1899St. Paul, MN
Frank Paul Utecht(My Great Grandfather)
B. 28 Nov 1887Germany
Appolonia Pauline Pretzel(My Great Grandmother)
B. 7 Dec 1885Stillwater, MN
Stillwater, Minnesota The Bussiere family migrated here from Canada. My great
grandparents were born here
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Bussiere’s moved from Minnesota to Southern California.
• My Grandfather was in the Navy and was transferred to Southern California in 1959.
• They settled in Santa Ana, CA. My Grandpa was a reserve on a battle ship in Long Beach, CA.
• I have an Aunt that live in Los Angeles today.
• I also have an Aunt and Uncle that live in Newbury Park today.
Wildfires in Southern California.
I currently reside here. My
Grandfather, Gene Bussiere and family, moved
here from St. Paul, MN in the 1959.
The Bussiere’s moved from Southern California to Colton, WA.
• My Grandpa did not want to raise his children in Santa Ana, CA and moved his family (my mom) to a rural town, Colton, WA.
Lewis and Clark Explored Washington State in 1806.
Richard Lascik marries Gail Bussiere in 1976
St. Gails Roman Catholic Church then and now. My Grandparents (the Bussiere’s) raised their family, 6 total kids including my mom here in Colton, WA. My mom and dad got married here June 12, 1976.
Richard Lascik – My Dad• Born- December 25, 1950 in Richland, WA.• Married Gail Bussiere June 12, 1976 in Colton, WA.• Died- July 13, 1999 in Spokane, WA• Graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA with a sociology degree.
Worked as a mental health tech then a purchasing agent for window company.
Richland is part of the Tri-Cities. The Tri-Cities is a mid-sized metropolitan area in the southeastern part of Washington State, consisting of three neighboring cities: Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. The cities are located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia rivers in the semi-arid region of Southeastern Washington State.
Washington State – Counties Shown
• My mom and dad both attended the University of Washington at different times.
Spokane, WAWhere I was born and lived for 19 years. My mother Gail Lascik lives just north
of here in a small suburb, Mead.
Spokane, Washington History• Spokane is a city located in the Northwestern United States in the state of Washington. It
is the metropolitan center of the Inland Northwest region. The city is located on the Spokane River in Eastern Washington,110 miles south of the Canadian border, approximately 20 miles from the Washington-Idaho border, and 271 miles east of Seattle.
• David Thompson explored the Spokane area and began European settlement with the westward expansion and establishment of the North West Company’s Spokane House in 1810. This trading post was the first long-term European settlement in Washington and the center of the fur trade between the Rockies and the Cascades for 16 years. In the late 1800s, gold and silver were discovered in the Inland Northwest. The Spokane area is considered to be one of the most productive mining districts in North America. Spokane’s economy has traditionally been natural resource based, however, the city’s economy has diversified to encompass other industries, including the high-tech and biotech sectors.
• The city of Spokane (then known as "Spokane Falls") was settled in 1871 and officially incorporated as a city in 1881. The city's name is drawn from the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means "Children of the Sun" in Salish. The name is often mispronounced "Spo-CAIN", while the correct pronunciation is "Spo-CAN". Spokane's official nickname is the "Lilac City", named after the flowers that have flourished since their introduction to the area in the early 20th century. Completion of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1881 brought major settlement to the Spokane area.
• With a population of 202,319 as of 2008, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington, and the third largest in the American portion of the Pacific Northwest, behind Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. Spokane County’s population of 463,000 as of 2008.
Source: www.spokanecity.org and www.spokesman.com
In 1974, Spokane hosted a World's Fair. Expo '74's lasting legacy is Riverfront Park—once a highly used rail yard, the property was converted into a park to host the fair.
Mead is a small unincorporated farm community north of Spokane, WA. I graduated from Mt. Spokane High School.
Mead, WA• My mom currently lives in Mead, WA, north of
Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park. 30-40 minutes north of Spokane.
Largest Ancestry with largest population county: 2000