Adam Rynski

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Adam was born 24 Dec 1892 in the Polish area of Russia.   On 31 May 1911 at 18 Adam arrived in the US from Russia.  He left Europe from  Antwerp, Belgium on the ship Finland.  The final destination was 945 Exchange Street in Buffalo, NY.

Two years later his cousin Roman Micrnowski came through Ellis Island and joined him in Buffalo, NY.

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Adam was a Private in France during World War I from July of 1918 to May of 1919.  He served in Company G, Horsed Battalion then the 304TH ammunition train of the 79th Division.  He left St Nazaire, France on 15 May 1919 aboard the Minnesotan.  He listed Ignatz Rynski, his cousin, as his next of kin.

Nineteen twenty started out with Adam marrying Anna Chiminski on  20 Jan 1920.  I couldn’t find a 1920 Census that I was positive was them.  I did find that he was still living on Exchange St. in 1927 working as a laborer.

I find Adam has a family in 1930, still on Exchange Street.  Beside his wife Anna he has children: Natalie Rynski 12, Jennie Rynski 9, Bertha Rynski 7, Edward Rynski 6.  I wonder about Natalie being 2 years older than the marriage date of Adam and Anna.  But if she was conceived in 1918 right before he left for war it would make sense.  This is why I’m not sure about the 1920 Census, it shows another child a year older than Natalie.  Or the marriage date is just wrong.  I find it doubtful that they had two children out of wedlock in this neighborhood.  Even today it raises eyebrows when it happens.

Two years later Adam died.  I think the connection to the family was WWI.  My great grandfather Joseph E. Switkowski was in the 77th Division.  At one point during the war the 77th and 79th spent time close to each other.  During the battles in Argonne Forest many of the units ended up side by side.

Sources:

  • Ancestry.com. New York, Death Index, 1852-1956 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original data: NY State Death Index, New York Department of Health, Albany, NY.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

    Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

  • Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.

    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

  • Ancestry.com. New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

    Original data: New York State Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917–1919. Adjutant General’s Office. Series B0808. New York State Archives, Albany, New York.

  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

    Original data:

    Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 360 Boxes. NAI: 6234465. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

    Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

  • Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

    Original data:

    Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

  • Ancestry.com. New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.

    Original data: New York State Marriage Index, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY.

  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.

  • Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957 (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, roll 2022); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85.

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