Fred G. Penny

England, April 13, 1891 saw the birth of Fred G. Penny. Then suddenly he is in Buffalo. I found no records be between birth and a city directory in 1913. There are several Fred Penny, at least one was also born in England but the birthdates were very different to be the same person.

He was living as a border at 239 Titus Avenue in Buffalo, NY. In 1917 he filled out his draft card for World War I. He was brown hair, blue eyed medium height and build welder. At the age of 26 he entered military service on September 27, 1917. His service ended June 7, 1919.

He returned to Titus Avenue after the war. The family where he lived had a daughter Mary Hauser. On January 8, 1920 Mary Hauser became Mary Penny. The census that year shows Fred and Mary lived with her family. Her parents were John and Anna Houser, also in the home were her siblings Matuesz 29 and Zofia 26. In 1920 Fred was a welder but in 1921 is listed as a painter in the city directory.

In 1925 still living on Titus Ave., Fred was now head of household. Fred and Mary now had 2 children: Mary 4 and Fred 2. His mother in law: Anna and brother in law; Matuesz (Mathew) were still living there.

By 1930 Fred and Mary added Charles to the family. The 5 of them still lived on Titus Ave. Fred worked as a painter in a car shop. My guess is at one of the railroads.

There years later at age 42 Fred died. I did not find a cause of death. He is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY. I don’t have a death date for Mary but she was still living at Titus Ave. in 1953. Thank you Ancestry for having Fred listed as still living when the city directory said she was widowed.


  • City of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Index to Deaths in Buffalo, New York
  • U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 16, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1105; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 127
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 06; Assembly District: 05; City: Buffalo Ward 16; County: Erie; Page: 82
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 29B; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 2341161
  • Title: Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1953
  • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • New York, U.S., Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
  • U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT. USA: Operations, Inc., 2019.
  • Publication Date: 8/ Jan/ 1920; Publication Place: Buffalo, New York, USA; URL:,0.6000654,0.72288686,0.81718224&xid=3398
  • U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 14 October 2021), memorial page for Anna M. Hauser (1855–1934), Find a Grave Memorial ID 191166362, citing United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by carol fasc (contributor 48727277) .

DNA Update

This is my updated DNA for 2021. There are some changes.


My Eastern European percentage dropped 6%. Everything else became Germanic Europe, this matches my father’s side. The addition of the European Jewish is new but makes sense for the amount of Eastern European DNA I have. My mother is 2% so I expect somewhere in her Polish ancestry is a Jewish family that may tried to hide who they were to stay alive.

Here is a link to my last update.

Maryanna Kaczanowska Grzybowska

Maryanna is a difficult one to research. There are a lot of conflicting records from probable people with the same name. Either that or she married at 11. I was able to find Maryanna Kaczanowska’s marriage record to Stanislaus Grzybowski. Prior to marriage she lived at 1877 Clinton, He lived at 59 Ruhland. They married on February 17, 1914. After they moved to 76 Miller Avenue. She lived their until her death in 1933.


Wednesday Translated

He died on September 9, 1933. The funeral took place on September 12, at the home,. 76 Miller Ave., to St. Luke’s Church at 10am. The remains deposited at the cemetery of St. Stanislaus.


Most merciful Jesus, through the goodness of Your heart, please forgive this soul all sins, so that through our humble prayers it may obtain Your love.

Our Father, Hail Mary, etc.
Eternal rest, etc.

Franciszek J. Pacer, Jr.
Parish Funeral Service
1275 Sycamore St. Buffalo, NY
Tel. Fillmore 8118 Fillmore 4510-R

Fr. Teofil Kozlowski

Teofil was born in 1858 on earth. He was ordained as a priest in in 1886. By 1887, I narrowed down him living in Buffalo, NY at the rectory of St. Stanislaus Church on Peckham St. He was the assistant pastor. Two years later he was the pastor of the Church of the Assumption on Amherst St.

Sometime later he became the pastor of St. Casmir in Elmira, NY. As he got older poor health caused him to return to Buffalo and assist at various churches until his death in 1922.


Wednesday Translated

Fr. Teofil Kozlowski

He was born in 1858
He died on May 9, 1922
They exported the body from
St. Stanislaus church to
the body laid in the
St. Stanislaus cemetery.

Let’s pray
Most merciful Jesus, through the goodness of your heart, grant this soul to forgive all sins, for the humility of our prayers.
It has satisfied you
Hail Mary etc.

Jan Stromski Telfon
926 Sycamore Ul. Oxford 4804 m
577 Fillmore Ave Jeff. 2187-j