Bio: Vivoda, Henry W. "Hank" (1913 - 1973)
Contact:  Brad Vivoda

Surnames: Vivoida, Vivada, Kocjan, Kotzian, Brussow, Moore

----Sources: Family Records, Federal Census Reports, State Records

Grandfather I never Know --

My Father, Henry Vivoda, used to take us to Greenwood to place flowers on my grandfather and grandmother's graves.  We then would drive out to Rocky road and fish off the steel bridge near the old farm house. Fond memories for me. Brad Vivoda


*George Vivoda first settled in Chicago and was married there to Mary Kotzian in 1907. The couple moved to a farm 5 miles west of Greenwood in 1914.




Obit: Vivoda, Henry "Hank" W. (1912 - 1973)


----Source: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Friday, January 26, 1973, Page 13

Appleton, Wisconsin

Henry W. Vivoda

APPLETON — Funeral services for Henry W. Vivoda, who was killed Thursday morning in a truck crash on Highway 41, near Neenah, have been set for 2 p.m. Monday at the First
United Methodist Church.

An autopsy has revealed no physiological reasons for the accident which occurred when the Central Wisconsin Trucking Co.'s semi-trailer" truck sideswiped an auto parked along the shoulder of Highway 41 near Highway 150.

Winnebago County Coroner Duane Moore has recommended that no inquest be held.

Vivoda, who had been driving trucks for over 30 years, was on his way from Chicago to the Appleton terminal of the trucking company when the accident occurred. Vivoda, who suffered severe head injuries when he was crushed underneath
overturned cab. was pronounced dead on arrival at Theda Memorial Hospital in Neenah.

Henry W. "Hank" Vivoda. 60, lived at 1.309 W. Spring St. was born December 16, 1912, in Chicago, he had lived most of his life in Greenwood, Wisconsin, moving to Appleton 25 years ago.  He had been employed by the Olson Transportation Co., now Central Wisconsin Trucking Co. for 37 years and during this time is said to have received many sale-driving awards. He was a member of the Teamsters' Onion and the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by the widow. Shirl Lee Brussow Vivoda; one daughter. Shelley Beth, al home: four sons, Gary Lee of Appleton. Parker Lynn of Loyal, Bradley Mark and Mark Allen both of Appleton; three brothers. George of Elmwood. Frank of Cicero, Illinois, and Joseph of Berwyn. Illinois. and one grandchild.

Complete funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Herman Thomas, with interment in Greenwood, Wisconsin.

Friends may call at the Ellenbecker-Andersen Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Sunday and at the church Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.


Vivoda Family Research


1910 Federal Census, Chicago Ward 8, Cook, Illinois, family number: 22, page number: 1


George Vivoida, white, married, male
immigration year: 1898
father's birthplace: Austria
mother's birthplace: Austria

Household Members
self George Vivoida M 28y Austria
wife Mary Vivoida F 25y Austria
son George Vivoida M 2y Illinois
son Frank Vivoida M 0y 4m Illinois
George Wuxinis M 25y Austria


1920 Federal Census, Hendren, Clark, Wisconsin


Mary Vivodo, white, married, female

Household Members
self George Vivodo M 37y (1883 Slavonia)
wife Mary Vivodo F 35y (1885 Slavonia)
son George J Vivodo M 18y (1902  Illinois)
son Frank Vivodo M 10y Illinois
son Joe Vivodo M 8y Illinois
son Henry Vivodo M 7y (1913 Illinois)


1930 Federal Census, Hendren, Clark, Wisconsin, enumeration district # 0016, family # 134, sheet number and letter: 7B, line # 99


George Vivoda, white, married, male
immigration year: 1900
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Yugoslavia
mother's birthplace: Yugoslavia

Household Members
head George Vivoda M 48 (1882 Yugoslavia)
wife Mary Vivoda F 45 (1885 Yugoslavia)
son George Vivoda M 21 Illinois
son Henry Vivoda M 17 Illinois


1940 Federal Census, Hendren Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, enumeration district # 10-16, family # 52, sheet number and letter: 3B, line # 51


George Vivoda, white, married, male
residence in 1935: Same House

Household Members
head George Vivoda M 58 (1882 Yugoslavia)
wife Mary Vivoda F 55 (1885 Yugoslavia)


Illinois Birth Records


Henry Vivada
birth date: 17 Dec 1912
place: Chicago, Illinois
gender: Male
race: White
father's name: George Vivada
father's birthplace:
father's age: 30
mother's name: Mary Kocjan
mother's birthplace:
mother's age: 28


Wisconsin Death Index


Henry W Vivoda
event: Death
event date: 25 Jan 1973
event place: Neenah, Wisconsin
residence: , Wisconsin
gender: Male
age: 60 (1913)
certificate number: 003536



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