A published family history book entitled, Wanzek: The History and Genealogy of the Wanzek Family, by Andrew Nielsen, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection. Commissioned by Jon Wanzek to document his family history. It traces the descendants of Simon and Mary (Kozitza) Wanzek who emigrated with their family from Silesia, Poland in 1887 coming to Wells, Minnesota. In 1904 the family settled in Windsor, Stutsman County, North Dakota. The history also includes the founding of Wanzek Construction by Leo Wanzek (Jon's father). The company was turned over to Jon in 2007 and eventually sold in 2008. It includes a history of the families of Leo and Jon Wanzek as well as various records such as birth, baptism, marriage, death, naturalization and others as well as correspondence and photographs.