Wawrzyn Murawa

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I did this search for Wawrzyn and found little until I was able to compare addresses with Lawrence.  So I found him in 1897 living at 112 Lombard on Buffalo’s east side.  He was a tailor, later he appears as a laborer.  In a previous prayer card post I translated a Maryanna Murawa but found little.  I found her information while researching Wawrzyn.

1900 shows the family of four living at 112 Lombard.  Lawrence Murawa 45, Mary Murawa 43, Hedwig Murawa 18, Tomasz Murawa 13. Lawrence is a day labourer.

New York’s 1905 census has the family of 3 missing Hegwig.  Wowszyn Murawa 50,
Mary Misrawa 28, and Tomasz Misrawa 16 are still at 112 Lombard.  There are other families in the home.  The homes in the area are usually one or two family but usually there were many members of extended family sharing rooms.

The 1910 US Census has Lawrence and Mary living with their daughter Hatwig and her family at 112 Lombard St.

The 1915 New York Census lists him as 52, living in the US for 30 years.  It shows his birth place is listed as Germany.  He is the head of household for 3 people: Wawrzyn Murawa 52, Mary Murawa 43, Thomas Murawa 27.   Later this year Mary died.

I can’t find Wawrzyn on the 1920 census.  He should be there but I couldn’t find him.

Lombard is just a couple blocks away from Corpus Christi so the most likely connection between them and my family is from the church.

His old home at 112 Lombard is now a vacant lot. like much of the east side of Buffalo.

Sources:

  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108350100
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 05; Assembly District: 06; City: Buffalo Ward 10; County: Erie; Page: 28
  • City of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Index to Deaths in Buffalo, New York
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 8, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_942; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0070; FHL microfilm: 1374955
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 03; City: Buffalo Ward 11; County: Erie; Page: 108
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 11, Erie, New York; Page: 32; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1241027
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 03; City: Buffalo Ward 11; County: Erie; Page: 108

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