A cool find

DeTample Residence

I’m doing some research on my wife’s paternal side and I found an interesting piece of information from 1942.  Well, interesting to me and how it relates to the current family. The addresses in question are:

  • 35 Zittle
  • 74 Sage
  • 29 Parkview
  • 16 Silverdale – not listed above.

My wife is a DeTample.  Her grandfather Arthur had several siblings.  Elvern and Harold were two of those siblings.  In 1942 they lived at 29 Parkview.  Jacob and Mary DeTample are her great great grandparents.  Mary and her daughter Anna lived at 35 Zittle.  These two addresses are shown below on the map.  Anthony was another child of Mary and Jacob, he lived on Sage Street.  Sage is about 0.8 miles or a 17 minute walk from Zittle.

If you look again at the map you will see a blue dot and the word home.  That is where we live now.  Without trying we ended up living just a couple hundred feet away from her ancestors.  The Howard on Eller so far is not confirmed as a relative.  But oddly enough my great aunt and 1C1R cousins lived on the same block of Eller.

 

DeTample Residence map

 

 

Sources:

Julianna Marcinkowska

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My research for Julia Marcinkowska starts in 1892 but I cannot find a maiden name.  She was living in Buffalo, New York and was born in Poland.

Eight years later (1900) she is still found in Buffalo living at 18 Brighton Avenue with her family.  Her husband was Jan Marcinkowski (b. 1858).  Seven of her nine children were still living.  They were: Frank 12, Veronica 9, Helena 7, Waleria 6, Bronislana 4, Leon 2, and Mary 1/12.  Five years later (1905) Bronislaw 2 was added to the family.

1910 has the family of ten living on Titus Avenue.  By 1915 Children Frank, Waleria, and Bronislana are no longer living with the family.

 

We learn in 1920 that Julia does not speak English.  The family is still on Titus Avenue but the makeup of the family has changed.  Sons Frank, Leo, and Bernard are still home.  Daughter Helen is married to George Gora with son Henry 3 living with her family.  By 1925 Leo, Mary, and Bernard are now living with their widowed mom.

By 1930 Julia has learned to speak English.  She is still with her three children in the home.  It may have felt empty in these last years to have only four in the home after years of close to ten people underfoot.

Two years later those three children would be alone in the home.

After researching I found no connection to the family or why they had the prayer card.

Sources:

    • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 May 2020), memorial page for Julianna Marcinkowska (1863–1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 108351012, citing Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by gravefinderStStans (contributor 47637865) .
    • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 12, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_944; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0108; FHL microfilm: 1374957
    • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 07; City: Buffalo Ward 16; County: Erie; Page: 36
    • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 16, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1105; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 127
    • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 04; City: Buffalo Ward 14; County: Erie; Page: 59

    • Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 11, Erie, New York; Page: 27; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1241027
    • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 30B; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 2341161
    • Ancestry.com. New York, State Census, 1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    • 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: 80

Birthday party

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This is from the kitchen at 18 Newton Street around 1975 or 6.

 

On the left is my 1c1r Michael Janusz.  Next is my great grandmother Joanna Switkowski.  Standing is Joanna’s daughter Ann Alajko (my grandmother).  After is my 1C Christopher (Kicker) Kurek.  Sitting in front of Ann is me.  Next to me is Joseph Kurek, Christopher’s brother.  The girl on her mother’s lap is Melanie Janusz, her mom is Joanne Janusz.  On the right is Michele Janusz.

Partial family tree

Joanna Switkowski
Ann Alajko Joanne Janusz
Joann Harris (not pictured) Kathy (Tina) Kurek (not pictured) Michael Janusz Michele Janusz Melanie Janusz
Michael Harris Joseph Kurek Christopher Kurek

 

 

Helen Czaja Missall

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In January 1886 Helen Czaja was born.  He mother is Julia Czaja, I couldn’t find a source for her father.  There is an unsourced tree that says it was Alexander.  That 1890 US Census sure would have come in handy here.  Both parents were born in the Russian part of Poland.

In 1900 the household at 104 Beck Street included mom: Julia 47, children are Frank 19, Anna 17, Helena  14, and Monica 12.  There old home is now a large field.

Helen was living with her old sister Marta and her husband Thomas Golabek.  Marta is nine years older than Helen and was out of the home in 1900.  Marta’s children were Kazimiery 8, Alfons 4, and Eddy 2.

On October 9, 1911 Helen married Peter Missall in Buffalo, New York.  I couldn’t find a record showing where she lived prior to the marriage.  The 1915 New York Census shows Peter and Helen had two year old Abilene.  They were living at 964 Sycamore Street in 1920.  Five years later nothing major changed for the family.

The three of them were living at 393 Peckham Street in 1930.  Helen was the proprietor of a  confectionery store.  Three years later Peter passed away and was buried at Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in East Eden, New York.

In 1935 Helen moved in with here daughter and son in law Lee Dondajewski at 117 Ivy Street.  By 1940 there were 3 grandchildren Peter Lee 4, James 2, and Carol 4 months.

 

 

I don’t know when she moved to 22 Newton.   But I do know 22 Newton.  I grew up nextdoor at 18 Newton.  The brick storefront was known as Vicky’s.  I hung out with Vicky’s grandson Peter.  The store closed in the 1990’s.

 

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Sources:

  • 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 20 April 2020), memorial page for Helen M Czaja Missall (unknown–1 Sep 1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 167021013, citing Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, East Eden, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Rose N (contributor 48770352) .
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 14, Erie, New York; Page: 26; Enumeration District: 0108; FHL microfilm: 1241028
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 06; City: Buffalo Ward 15; County: Erie; Page: 07
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 15, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1103; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 117
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0065; FHL microfilm: 2341160
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 05; City: Buffalo Ward 09; County: Erie; Page: 76
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02830; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 64-220
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 03; City: Buffalo Ward 11; County: Erie; Page: 123