Surname Saturday – Yach or Jach
November 5th, 2011 by Jessica

This week we take a look at the lineage of the Yach or Jach surname as it pertains to my family’s history.  I know almost nothing about this family line.

Earliest Known Ancestor

Mary Yach, also known as Marianna Szulfer Jach, may have been born in Klukowo Huta, Kartuzy, Prussian, Poland in 1840.  I haven’t done enough research myself on her to know for sure, but it seems researcher Susan Chapman has.

The only thing I know about my 2nd great-grandmother Mary for sure is that she married my 2nd-great-grandfather Adam Goretski (aka Gorecki) circa 1864 presumably in Poland before immigrating to the USA in 1866 or 1868.  She and her husband Adam had about 15 children, many of which died young.

After her first husband Adam died, Mary remarried a man named Ignac Betker (aka Nick).  She and Nick lived together until his death in 1912.  Mary died sometime after 1920, presumably in Portage County, Wisconsin.  I have been told she is buried with her second husband Ignace in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Alban, Wisconsin.

Lineage of the Yach or Jach Family

Lineage of the Yach or Jach Family


Jessica Marie Cole > Diane Marie Dreffs > Mary Rose Stroik (1910 – 1994) > Helena Frances Goretski (1891 – 1982) > Mary Yach (1842 – )

Family Notes

  • I don’t have any of the vital records for Mary Yach, nor many of the important historical records.  I have not researched her family line at all.

Additional Information

Check out my Ancestry Family Tree for Mary Yach.

See the memorial for Mary’s second husband Ignac Betker on Find A Grave.

Look at the research for the Jach family completed by Susan Chapman.

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