Joseph Formella is Seth Stankowski's third great grandfather.
Joseph Formella was born in Podjars, Suleczno, Prussia, Poland. On the 10 February 1841, he married Marianna Bendzmer in Kolodzieje, Suleczno, Prussia, Poland.
In 1795, Poland was partitioned with sections being taken by Prussia, Austria, and Russia. As a result, for 123 years, Poland did not officially exist.
Joseph lived in the Prussian section of Poland which is designated in yellow on the map to the left.