Stanley Korzeniewski



Born around 1888 in Poland, Stanley came to the US in 1913.

Stanley was a single border living at 39 Townsend in the east side of Buffalo, New York.

In 1920 Stanley Korzeniewski was living with his wife and two children at 31 Schutrum St in Buffalo, New York.  This is in the Broadway Bailey neighborhood between Buffalo’s Polonia and Lovejoy areas.  Stanley immigrated in 1913 but by 1920 was unable to speak english.  He was a laborer at a meat packing company.

The family included wife Frances children Czeslawa 2, and newborn Casimer.

By 1930 the family was living at 230 Lackawanna Avenue in Cheektowaga, New York.  Cheektowaga is a first ring suburb just east of the Polish east side.  At this time Stanley 42 and Francis 33 now had 6 children at home: Jesse 13, Casmir 11, Stephen 9, Leonard 6, Celia 3, and Edward 2.

1940 shows the family intact and living at 388 Reiman Street in Cheektowaga.  Stanley is now listed as a sausage maker.  He had a 4th grade education and was able to get a job that paid for a home and able to feed a family of eight.

For most of the prayer card stories I have not found a clue how they knew my family.  In this case I can make a good guess.  My Uncle Edmund Alajko  was a sausage maker for many years.  I expect they were coworkers and met other members of the family.




  • Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Cheektowaga, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02527; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 15-39

  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Death Index

  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Cheektowaga, Erie, New York; Page: 40B; Enumeration District: 0377; FHL microfilm: 2341169

  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 16, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1105; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 129

Wednesday Translation



Jan Baran
He died on June 15, 1940. The funeral took place on June 19 from the house of 348 Curtis Street, to Corpus Christi Church.

Body laid to the cemetery of St. Stanislaus, B. M.
Section FF – Line 21 – Grave 39.

Hear us, Lord, pray for your souls and servants, that you may release them from all their sins and make them partakers of your redemption Amen.

Antoni L. Orlowski and Son
Parish Funeral
173 Stanislaus                 1456 Broadway
Buffalo, N. Y.                    Tel HU. 4600




DNA update

Ancestry has updated their DNA estimates.  These are my mother’s new numbers.  They got a lot more specific on splitting up the eastern European DNA.


JLH updated ancestry


Europe East 96% (Range: 91%—100%)
Finland/Northwest Russia 2% (Range: 0%—5%)
Ireland/Scotland/Wales <1% (Range: 0%—2%)
Great Britain <1% (Range: 0%—3%)
3,000 reference samples