I grew up in a Polish home, my mother and I both did a DNA test. Her latest results were: Eastern Europe & Russia ( Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland & Lithuania, Mazovia & Lodz, Pomerania) 93%, Sweden 3%, Baltics 2%, and European Jewish 2%. So lots of Polish DNA on my maternal side. My results are Eastern Europe & Russia 44%, Germanic Europe 31%, Scotland 10%, The Balkans 9%, England & Northwestern Europe 3%, Ireland 3%, and European Jewish <1%. That missing 49% Eastern European that became Western European is my paternal side.
I didn’t spend much time thinking about my Scottish or Irish DNA since I did not know much about my paternal family. Recently, I decided to look up more direct ancestors on my father’s side. I did this while thinking where the Scottish DNA came from. That is when I sat staring at my McLaughlin line and I had a should of had a V8 moment. So now I will spend some time on this line and seeing if I can connect it to Scotland or Ireland.
I will start with what I know. Going back from me to my McLaughlin line starts with my father Harold Harris. From there we go to his mom Loretta Noice Harris. Her parents were Perry Joseph Noice and Rose Francis Evans Noice. Perry’s parents were George Noice and Lucinda Alice McLaughlin. This is where my connection to the McLaughlin family is made. I’ll post more about my search on this family.
I can’t find a family connection to this week’s prayer card profile Stanislaw Pazderski.
Records from Poland/Germany are difficult to find so I have only found Stanislaus records from the US. In 1900 he was 23 living as a border at 54 Sobieski Street in Buffalo, New York with the Majchrzak family. The census says his immigration year was 1900 so he was only in the country for a few months. He was working as a railroad laborer.
Five years later he was a border with the Szymanek family. He was still in Buffalo. Then in 1910 he was a home owner with no mortgage. He was living at 87 Beck Street, a small street behind Broadway Street. Stanislaw (32) was now married to Stella (23) with son Walter (3) and daughter Amelia (1).
By 1915 the family enlarged, they now had 4 children; Walter 8, Amelia 7, Helen 4, Anthony 2. They were living at 65 Ruhland Avenue. Stanislaw was a fireman, I believe this is more likely as a fireman on the railroad as opposed to putting out fires.
In 1920 Stanislaw was still working on the railroad, living on Ruhland Avenue. The family, Walter, Amelia, Helen, Anthony, now included Theresa 4 and infant Edward. He had submitted his naturalization papers prior to the 1920 US Census. Five years later they added daughter Sophia. They also moved to 69 Pine Ridge in Cheektowaga, New York east of Buffalo.
Stanislaw was a yardman in the coal industry in 1930. The family was still at 69 Pine Ridge. Children Wladyslaw, Emilia, Helen, Anthony, Teresa, Edward, Sofia, and 2 year old Richard were all living with their parents. Later that year on October 16 Stanislaw died. This brings up an interesting addition to the 1940 US Census. Son Daniel Pazderski 9 is listed in the census. The timeline works that Stella was pregnant right around the time Stanislaw died. He may not have know he was having another child. This would have been a hardship for the family having lost the breadwinner of the family and adding another member to the family.
New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index
Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 14, Erie, New York; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 0110; FHL microfilm: 1241028
Year: 1910; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 8, Erie, New York; Roll: T624_943; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0076; FHL microfilm: 1374956
Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 16, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1105; Page: 34A; Enumeration District: 127
Year: 1930; Census Place: Cheektowaga, Erie, New York; Page: 26B; Enumeration District: 0380; FHL microfilm: 2341169
New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 05; City: Buffalo Ward 14; County: Erie; Page: 73
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: 65
New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 06; Assembly District: 07; City: Cheektowaga; County: Erie; Page: 60
He died on October 16, 1930. He was 52 at the time of his death. The funeral took place on October 20 at the house at 69 Pine Ridge Rd. to the Church of St. John Gualbert. The body laid at the St. Stanislaus Cemetery Hail Mary, etc. Eternal rest, etc.
Bruno Osmanski was born August 29, 1893 in Buffalo, New York. His parents were Anthony and Antonina, both born in Poland. In 1900 his siblings were Teofil 10, Francis 7, Bernard 4 and Clara 1. The lived at 292 Detroit Street in what was then part of Buffalo’s Polonia.
Between 1900 and 1905 Bruno’s grandmother Catherine Osmanski and uncle Frank Osmanski moved in with the family. Siblings Edward 4 and Cycylia 1 were born into the family
In 1910 Bruno and family were living on Goodyear Avenue. His paternal grandmother was gone, I don’t know her death date. His maternal grandmother Katharine Makolinska was now living with them. His uncle Frank had moved out but new siblings Sophia 4 and Anthony Jr. 2 joined the rest. The family of 11 were all together in a small east side home. Bruno was working as a helper in a machine shop, I haven’t found a specific company.
He was living at 14 Newton St. in 1913. He was working as a laborer. Two years later he was at 43 Newton St. working as a helper at a machine shop.
Military records show he signed up on May 24, 1918. In June 1919 he was stationed at Headquarters Company, Field Training Depot, Marine Barracks, Quantico.
In 1920 Bruno was back with his family now living on Miller Avenue a couple blocks away from their old home on Goodyear. Francis and Bernard had moved out by this time. Later on September 21, 1920 Bruno married Leonardo Owsian. My great great aunt Antonia Gulczewski was married to Stanislaw Owsian, Leonardo was their daughter.
Bruno was back living with his parents and a couple siblings but not his wife. I don’t see her on the 1930 census and her grave stone shows her maiden name. In July 1932 his father Anthony died. A year later Bruno was living at 501 Broadway St. with Laura Osmanski. This could be Leonardo but I haven’t found records to show for sure. In July Bruno followed his father.
New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 February 2021), memorial page for Bruno Osmanski (unknown–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial no. 112943499, citing Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by gravefinderStStans (contributor 47637865) .
Last week I did a prayer card on Frank Nowicki, This week is his youngest child Frank Nowicki. Frank Jr was born May 20, 1929. He lived on Rolland Ave in Cheektowaga, New York with his parents and 2 older sisters; Virginia and Dorothy.
Ten years later he was a 5th grader still living in Cheektowaga. In 1950 he was living in the village of Sloan in Cheektowaga. He was working as a loader. His enlistment date for the military was March 21, 1951, he was released from service on February 28, 1953.
I found records that could be him but because there are so many Nowicki in the Buffalo area I cannot be positive the marriage records are correct. That makes a quick search not possible to find out more accurate information on his life from 1953 to his death in 1978. Three online trees show an unknown spouse. I wonder if they are alive or recently deceased.
Year: 1940; Census Place: Cheektowaga, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02527; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 15-38
Year: 1930; Census Place: Cheektowaga, Erie, New York; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 0377; FHL microfilm: 2341169
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., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File