Antonina Gulczewski Jerozal

Antonina Jerozal is my great great grand aunt. She was the eldest sister to my great great grandfather. I grew up with his daughter, my great grandmother. It seems weird that in 2020 I am one step away from knowing someone born in March of 1838. Antonina died when my great grandmother was 20. Since I have this prayer card from her collection they probably knew each other at least a little and I knew her until I was 10 in 1980. One person connected us over 142 years.

Antonina was the oldest child of Josepha Boncyk and Joannes John Gulczewski. I don’t have access to records from Poland so I don’t have information on her childhood.

I start her story in 1880 at age 39 Antonina is living at 124 Townsend Street in Buffalo, NY. He husband Blazyf Jeruzal is about 10 years older. Their children are: Catharina 17, Simon 15, Martin 11, Joseph 7, and Cicilia 4. The year is 1880 and they are living at 124 Townsend Street in Buffalo, New York.

The 1892 New York Census shows that she was born in Poland but was listen as a US citizen. The children are now Simon 26, Martin 22, Joseph 18, Cicilia 16, and Polly 9.

Antonina and family moved to 40 Townsend prior to the 1900 US Census. Blazej and Antonina are living with daughter Pelagia 17 and granddaughter Mary Olazauowski 16. The census adds that out of 6 births 6 children were alive. Five years later Blazej and Antonina were living alone. They were together until Blazej died in 1914.

Antonina is then living with the family of her daughter Pelaga in 1915. Her family was Pelaga and
Anthony Jakubowski with children Francess 2 and Henry 1. Three years later on June 16, 1918 Antonina died. Like with most from the east side she was buried at Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.


  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 04; City: Buffalo Ward 09; County: Erie; Page: 16
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 8, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_942; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0070; FHL microfilm: 1374955
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 9, Erie, New York; Page: 30; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1241026
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 25 December 2020), memorial page for Antonina Gulczewski Jerozal (Mar 1838–16 Jun 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 108350720, citing Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by gravefinderStStans (contributor 47637865) .
  • New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index
  • Year: 1880; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: 829; Page: 470B; Enumeration District: 136
  • New York, U.S., State Census, 1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 06; City: Buffalo Ward 09; County: Erie; Page: 60
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • City of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Index to Deaths in Buffalo, New York

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