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

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