Bio: Zallar (Zaller), John & Anna


Surnames: Zallar, Zaller, Kotnile, Zevnik, Clair, Laykovich, Plautz, Backus

----Source: Family Scrapbook

Anna Kotnile was married to Frank Zevnik in Lorain, Ohio, They had four children: Anton, Frank, Mary and Ann. Mr. Zevnik passed away. Anna then married John Zaller in 1906. He came to Willard in 1910 or 1911 and bought a lot where the former Perko store is and also 60 acres across from John Petkovsek. On the lot in Willard he built a store which he operated with the help of his stepsons Anton and Frank Zevnik until 1914 when the rest of the family arrived from Ohio.

John bought 80 acres from Clairs and moved into a small shanty which was there and gradually added on and built a four bedroom house. This house burned down on April 17, 1931. That same year they built the present house on that land.

They had three children, John, Joseph and Eva. Joe (Fuzz) married Roselyn Laykovich and farmed with his parents. Mr. Zaller passed away July 16, 1957.

John married Mary Plautz and passed away on December 25, 1952 in Willard. Eva married John Sever- son (deceased) and lives in Willard. Mary Zevnik married Anton Debevec. Both are deceased. Walter and Edith Backus (a granddaughter) now live in the house.



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