Antoni Wackowski

Anton Wackowski is my great grandmother’s sister’s husband.  So I know why family had a copy of the prayer card.  I an looking into if this is a relative of the same great grandmother’s son’s wife.

He was born in the Russian area of Poland around 1885.  I haven’t been able to find a good source for his parents.

It appears he immigrated to the US in 1905.  He kept his residence at 27 Woltz Avenue in Buffalo, New York.  Four years later he married Frances Mala on September 21, 1909 in Buffalo, New York.  He was a clerk in the fish industry.  Anton 25 and Frances 20 rented 330 Wilson Street in Buffalo, New York.  By 1913 Anton was a butcher still living on Wilson Street now with son John 3.

In 1915 Anthony (as he went now) and Frances had two children; John 5 and
Anthony 1. By 1917 they were living at 1056 Clinton Street.  A year later they were at 1074 Clinton Street and was a grocer.  1056 Clinton St. is now a parking lot next to a strip club.  1074 Clinton St. is an empty lot.

On October 23, 1918 Frances died.  She is buried at the St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.  I could not find any information on her death or an obituary.

One year five days later Anthony remarried.  Stella Gulczewski my great grandmother’s older sister became his second wife on October 28, 1919.

I couldn’t find them in 1920, but I do find them in 1925.  The family is now Anthony and Stella with John 15, Anna 5 (born July 24, 1920), and Victor 2.

On February 2, 1930 Anthony died.  He was buried at St Stanislaus Cemetery.  The family he left behind included Stella 37, John 20, Anthony 17, Anna 10, Victor 7, and Eleanor 2.

 

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 26 July 2020), memorial page for Antoni “Anthony” Wackowski (unknown–2 Feb 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 177573344, citing Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by DKonopa (contributor 48024718) .
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 05; Assembly District: 06; City: Buffalo Ward 15; County: Erie; Page: 53
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 05; Assembly District: 05; City: Buffalo Ward 10; County: Erie; Page: 61
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 11, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_943; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374956
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 July 2020), memorial page for Franciszka “Frances” Mala Wackowska (8 Oct 1889–23 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 109955682, citing Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by gravefinderStStans (contributor 47637865) .
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 2341160

Wednesday Translated

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The died on February 2, 1930
The funeral took place on February 6, 1930, from the house on 606 Howard St. to Precious Blood Church.

The body laid in the cemetery of St. Stanislaus.

Prayer
Most merciful Jesus, through the goodness of Your Heart, deign to forgive this soulful one all sins, so that, by our humble requests, he may obtain Your mercy.
Hail Mary, etc.
Eternal Rest, etc.

Jan J. Buszka, Funeral director
1997 Clinton St. Buffalo, N.Y.
Jefferson phone 4868

 

Jan Tiola

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This prayer card led me on a couple of trips down rabbit holes.  I found one existing tree online for Jan Tiola.  The tree name happened to be the same as a name in my tree,  I found several surnames that matched but no given names that corresponded with my tree.  That tree had many profiles that were private with birth date that were over 100 years ago.  Perhaps one of them is a match I need.  There was no DNA match to me or my mother.

Jan Tiola went by John in the United States.  He was born January 1854 in the Polish area of Germany.  He immigrated to the US in 1887.  Prior to coming over he was married to Julianna Zyngier and they had three children that came with them.  John 7, Charles 4, and baby Francis made the journey with them.

By 1900 The family was living at 128 Ashley Street in Buffalo, New York.  John and Julia have enlarged the family since 1900: John 20, Charles 17, Francis 13,
Paul 10, Rose 8, Leo 6, Frank 5, and Veronica 1.  John was a day laborer while his son John an iron molder.

Charles disappears from the 1905 New York State Census.  I found him in a City of Buffalo Death Index in 1903.  I could not find any information on how or why he died at age 20.  Paul also disappears but he reappears in 1910.  The family now was John and Julia and the kids: John 24, Francis 19, Rose 14, Leo 11, Frank 10, and Veronika 6.  They were living at 113 Goodyear Avenue.

Still on Goodyear Avenue the kids are still with their parents: John 29, Francis 23, Paul 21, Rose 18, Leon 17, Frank 16, and Veronica 11.

I cannot find them on the 1920 US census.  But sometime after the 1910 Census Julia died.  Frances married Valentine Zulawski and moved into the Goodyear home.

John’s last census shows him living on Goodyear with his son in law Valentine Zulawski as head of household.  The household included: Valentine Zulawski 43, Frances Zulawski 43, Chester Zulawski 15, Gertrude Zulawski 13, John Tiola 75, and Frank Tiola 35.  John Jr, Rose, Leo and Veronica have moved on.  Paul died July 20, 1920.

July 8, 1932 was his last day.  He is buried at Saint Adalberts Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.  His unmarked plot is Old Cemetery, Section C, Line 16, Grave 27.

Source:

  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • City of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Index to Deaths in Buffalo, New York
  • New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index

  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 06; City: Buffalo Ward 14; County: Erie; Page: 96
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 11, Erie, New York; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0086; FHL microfilm: 1241027
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 12, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_944; Page: 38B; Enumeration District: 0108bb; FHL microfilm: 1374957
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0134; FHL microfilm: 2341161
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 July 2020), memorial page for Jan Tiola (Jan 1854–8 Jul 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 197787541, citing Saint Adalberts Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by St Adalbert Basilica (contributor 49177724) .
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Wednesday Translated

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He died on July 8, 1932, of accidental death. At the time of death, he was 72 years old.
The funeral took place on Monday July 12 from the house at 113 Goodyear Ave. to the church of Saint Joachim.
Body laid at the cemetery of St. Adalbert.

Mary’s Health, etc.
Eternal rest, etc.

A. Tomaszewski and SYN
funeral
1202 Sycamore St.
Fillmore 4568 -M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lawrence Gulczewski

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This is a change in my prayer card project.  I knew Lawrence was a relative.  He is my great grandmother’s older brother.  Also, I lucked out with the translation as the prayer card was printed in Polish and English.

Lawrence Gulczewski was born August 4, 1882 to Jakob Gulczewski and Catherine Szafranski.  In 1880 the couple and their older children lived at 377 Peckham Street.  I can’t find better records for that time.

In 1900, at age 17 Lawrence was living at 12 Newton Street.  This is two doors away from where I grew up with his sister.  The household included parents: Jacob 45 and Katarzyna 44, his siblings Vincent  21, Mary  15, Stanislawa  7, Abbert 5, Ignatz  2, and my great grandmother Johanna  11/12.  Older sister Antonia had already moved out.

Lawrence was a laborer in 1900 but by 1906 he was a molder.

Sophie Karuskiewicz married Lawrence Golczewski on May 4, 1909 in Buffalo, New York.  By 1910 they rented 370 Lovejoy Street.  They had one son; Edmund.  Lawrence was a carpenter for the railroad. A year after moving away from 12 Newton his mother was fined $300 for clubbing a neighbor in the head for looking through the fence.

They moved to 316 Curtis Street by 1913 and stayed until at least 1916.

The 1920 US Census shows the family at 50 Lewis Street, they owned this home.  The family has grown to include: Henry 10, Edward 8, Leo 6, Gabriel 5, and William 3.  Edmund does not appear on the census.  By 1930 we find Dorothy 9 added to the family.

In 1933 I find them living at 112 Lombard and Lawrence is now a car repairman.  Leo 26 and Dorothy 19 are the last two children living with their parents.

I don’t have any records until his death in 1958.  He is buried at Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York. His plot is in section II, Straight Line Facing West.

 

Sources:

  •  Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 11, Erie, New York; Page: 35; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1241027
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 8, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_942; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 0072; FHL microfilm: 1374955
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 9, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1101; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 76
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 2341160
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02826; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 64-127
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Death Index
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index
  • 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 12 July 2020), memorial page for Lawrence Gulczewski (1882–1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 124913170, citing Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by gravefinderStStans (contributor 47637865) .
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Death Index
  • The Buffalo Enquirer Buffalo, New York 01 Jun 1911, Thu • Page 10