Louis W. Maiorana

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Louis Maiorana was born in September 1910 to Italian parents Joseph and Josephine Maiorana in Buffalo, New York.  In 1915 the family of five also included Carmello 6 and Concetta 3.

The family added Nichie 2 and Rose 0 by the time of the 1920 US Census.  The family of seven was still in Buffalo, New York in 1925 when the state census was done.

Louis was an agent of Metlife Insurance in 1928.  He lived at 1928 West Avenue in Buffalo with the family.  1930 Louis was 19 and still living with the family.  He continues with schooling and working as an agent.

In 1940 the family was down to five as Carmello and Concetta have moved away.  Louis had completed at least 3 years of college while working as a sales agent.

He enlisted in the army on May 28, 1942. He was married at the time.  I found a spouse listed on a tree Mafalda Genevieve Mattioli which matches the prayer card.  I didn’t find any children listed.  In 1950 he was still living in Buffalo.  At his death in 1964 he was living in Blackrock, a part of Buffalo was was once a seperate village in the 1800s.

 

Sources:

 

  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 24, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1108; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 228
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0281; FHL microfilm: 2341167
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02838; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 64-498
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Death Index
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 03; Assembly District: 02; City: Buffalo Ward 22; County: Erie; Page: 8
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 April 2020), memorial page for Louis W Maiorana (1910–20 Oct 1964), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118013405, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 01; City: Buffalo Ward 27; County: Erie; Page: 07

 

Thomas J. Moran

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There seem to be several Thomas Moran.  I tried my best with the info I had but there were a lot of pieces of information that I just could not trust.

My information starts Thomas’s story in 1900 with the US Census.  Born in December 1882 in Pennsylvania.  He was a Post Office Clerk in Davidson, Pennsylvania.  He was living with his Irish born father James 52 and US born mother Julia 44 Moran, and his siblings James 19, Nora E 13, Frances 11, and Mabel 5.

In 1910 the Census shows brother James as the head of household.  The rest include James’s wife Julia, Thomas, and sister Cecelia.  They have a lodger Frank V Gerard 23  and two Roomers: Albert L Garvin 43 and Gustroe A Lenson 24.

By 1920 Thomas is a lodger in Buffalo, New York.  He is a chief clerk for the New York Central Railroad.

I did not find a marriage source for Thomas but in the 1925 New York State Census he is shown married to Johanna Feller.  In 1925 they had two children Katherine 5 and Charles 2.  Joseph Hilbrant 42 was a lodger at the time.

Five years later the family was the same but no lodger.

By 1940 the family was living in the northern suburb of Tonawanda on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  Daugher Katherine had moved out and Johanna’s brother John moved in.

Thomas died the same year as his wife. I posted her story last week.

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As usual I have no idea how these two are related to my family.  They were deceased five years prior to my birth.

Sources:

 

  • City of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Index to Deaths in Buffalo, New York
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Davidson, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1241487

  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 27, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1109; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 261

  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 11, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1303; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0424; FHL microfilm: 1375316
  • Registration State: New York; Registration County: Erie; Roll: 1712240; Draft Board: 14
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Tonawanda, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02531; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 15-171A
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0144; FHL microfilm: 2341162

 

Johanna Feller Moran

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Johanna Feller was born in 1891 in Buffalo, New York.  Her parents are Fred 39  and Carrie 35 Feller.  In 1892 their children were Louisa 14, Fred 13, Bertha 8, Henry 7, John 5, Lizzy 4, and Johanna 1

In 1900, still living in Buffalo, the family was now Fred 46, Carrie 42, Louisa  21, Fred 20, Bertha 15, Henry 13, John 12, Johanna 10, Lillie 9, Emma 6, Lizzie 5, and Leroy 11/12.  Somehow they were able to fit a border in the home, Gustave Geyer 49.  Fred and Carrie were listed as born in New York State.

I didn’t find much on the family until 1925 NYS Census.  Sometime before the census was taken Johanan married Thomas Moran.  In 1925 they had two children Katherine 5 and Charles 2.  Joseph Hilbrant 42 was a lodger at the time.

Five years later the family was the same but no lodger.

By 1940 the family was living in the northern suburb of Tonawanda on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  Katherine had moved out and Johanna’s brother John moved in.

In 1965 just prior to her death she was living in Williamsville, New York another northern suburb.

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Sources:

 

  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Death Index
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Tonawanda, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02531; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 15-171A
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0144; FHL microfilm: 2341162
  • Ancestry.com. New York, State Census, 1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 17, Erie, New York; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0127; FHL microfilm: 1241029
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 03; City: Buffalo Ward 14; County: Erie; Page: 41
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

 

 

Karolina Duschl Kiening

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Karolina Duschl was born on December 4, 1916 in Beutelsbach, Germany.  Her parents were Anton Duschl and Fiances Leseva.  In 1937 she was employed as a maid (Hausangestellte) in München when she decided at age 20 to leave and come to the United States.  On April 27, 1937 she was passenger 134 on the ship Bremen.  She arrived in New York City on May 3, 1937.

At some point she married and moved to Buffalo, New York.  She died in Buffalo, NY on November 23, 1990.  Her obituary mentioned siblings Karl Duschl and Mary Kuehmeaier, and one child Linda Weiser.

As usual I couldn’t find a family connection.

Sources:

 

  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 March 2020), memorial page for Korolina Kiening (unknown–23 Nov 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118006318, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .
  • The Greenville News; Publication Date: 24/ Nov/ 1990; Publication Place: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/192094943/?article=fd51012a-33bb-4726-80d1-f01b70cb6341&focus=0.6612473,0.50452447,0.81920046,0.62136513&xid=2378
  • Staats Archiv Bremen; Bremen, Germany; Bremen Passenger Lists; Archive Number: AIII15-27.04.1937_N
  • Year: 1937; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 5972; Line: 22; Page Number: 69
  • Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File

     

     

 

Eugenia Nietopski Horymski

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Eugenia Nietopski was born on December 7, 1909 to John 36 and Martha 26 Nietupski.  At the time she was the youngest of five that the time.  Her siblings are Martha 6, Harry 5, Edmund 4, and Irene 1.  The family of seven lived on Mohr Avenue on Buffalo, New York’s east side.  John and Martha’s birthplaces are listed as Russia.

On the 1920 US census John and Martha now list birthplace as Poland.  The family of seven moved to 8 Gittere Street and became a family of eleven.  The new additions are Kazmiera 7, Henry 5, Mary 3, and Karol 1.  Five years later Clara 4 was now part of the family.

In 1930 the family is still at 8 Gittere Street.  The two oldest siblings have moved out.  Eugenia is a machine hand at a silk mill.

Eugenia married Frank Horymski on September 28, 1935 in Buffalo, New York.  In 1941 the were living at 17 Gittere Street.

After this I lose the family in records.  I can’t find a connection to my family.  I was 17 when she died but do not remember her ever mentioned.

Sources:

 

  • Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 16, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1105; Page: 42A; 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: 38
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0130; FHL microfilm: 2341161
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 8, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_942; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1374955