Jozef Cichowski

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Next up in my prayer card search is Joseph Cichouski.

According to the 1905 New York State census he was born in 1865 in Germany/Poland. I found that he was married with a family living on Newton St., the same street where I grew up. Catherine Cichouski was his wife, no idea on a maiden name. Children were John 13, Adam 12, Michael 8, Cecylia 3, and Mary 2.

1910 shows him still at 60 Newton St. It shows he immigrated to the US in 1881. Josef was a laborer at a brickyard. There was a lot of brick work in the area due to all of the railroad construction at the time. New to the family was Frank age 4.

Oddly, 1915 shows an extra child that should have been listed before; Stanislaus Cichowski 16. Otherwise, everything is the same for the family. Going back I was able to find the 1900 US Census where Stanislaus was listed age 6 months. Also, the family was at Newton Street.

In Josef’s last census, 1920, Adam had moved out but the rest of the family was still there. They also picked up a boarder; Anthony Karulczak 40.

So far this is the closest connection to the family that I’ve found in the prayer card collection. But, the family wasn’t on Newton at the time. They were still within a couple blocks so Josef could have know some of the family.

Here is a picture of 60 Newton I took in early May 2019.


Sources:

  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 May 2019), memorial page for Jozef Cichowski (8 Mar 1866–6 Oct 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125397817, citing Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by gravefinderStStans (contributor 47637865) .
  • City of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Index to Deaths in Buffalo, New York
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 8, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_942; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1374955
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 04; City: Buffalo Ward 11; County: Erie; Page: 66
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 10, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1102; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 80
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 06; City: Buffalo Ward 10; County: Erie; Page: 76
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 11, Erie, New York; Page: 37; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1241027
  • New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index

Wednesday translation

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Sp. Jozef Cichowski

He died October 16, 1925.

The funeral took place on October 20, from the house of p. N 60 Newton Street, to the church of Saint Stanislaus B.M. and from there to the cemetery, the name

PRAYER.

God, whose mercy the souls of the faithful rest May, servants and handmaids Your yu and Wherever in Christ the Lord rested, give the mercy remission of sins to release from all misconduct, with You without end.
Zdrowas Marya and t. D.
Eternal rest and t. D.

 

 

 

Joseph Chalicki

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I couldn’t find much on Joseph.

According to the New York State Death index Joseph died in Alden, New York.  Alden is about a 35 minute drive due east down Broadway from the funeral home.

There were some Buffalo city directories that listed him.  Here is what I found:

1898 110 Beck St Laborer 5 blocks west of the funeral home.  Currently, this is the Stadnitski Gardens 100 Beck St, Buffalo, NY 14212. 

1913-15  1265 Broadway 7 blocks south east of the Funeral home.  This is now the Golden Garden Chinese Restaurant with an upstairs apartment.

1918-19 241 Sears St. 6 blocks south west of the funeral home.  This is now a driveway for the abandoned Buffalo Public School 57.  The school was originally built in 1897 with an addition put on in 1913.  Both were demolished in 1947 for the current building that was closed in 2003.

All of these addresses are within a few blocks of family at the time.  I found no relationship to him but it is more likely he was a friend of the family.

 

 

 

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