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1840s Tomasz Leszczynski born (lived in Biechow, former pow: Stopnica / woj: Kielce); lived to be 104yrs old!
1850s/1860s Josef Eliasz (great grandfather) born in Pacanow (source: Decl of Intent)
1868 Francisczek Leszczynski born
1882 Jan Eliasz born
7/27/1883 Wincenty Eliasz born (2censuses indicate 1883 & both Ellis Island records; WWI draft reg specified the exact date with 1882)
1885 Pawel Eliasz born
3/28/1885 Joseph Eliasz born; EIDB => 1885, WWI reg. => 3/22/1885; Death Cert lists: 3/28/1886 & 5/15/1887;1920 census=>1887
12/14/1887 Wiktoria P. Eliasz & dead twin born (my guess is twin died at birth)
11/1/1886 Valeria Leszczynski born (possibly 1886 or even 1885 according to Immigration form); Busia was older than Theophilus.
1/21/1888 Theophilus Leszczynski born (from census, ellis island, ssn5; WWI Reg said 1889, but 1888 is the probable)
1891 Antonina Leszczynski born (Tombstone says 1892)
12/8/1893 Mary Eliasz born
9/25/1894 Mikolaj Leszczynski born (or possibly 10/26/1894 as per WWI draft reg)
4/19/1898 Zygmunt Eliasz born
06/08/1900 1900 census: The Frank Wojciechowski Family live on Neoga Street in Depew;
02/27/1906 Frans Leszczynski arr. On SS Finland; (going to 56 Olmstead Ave, Depew, NY to brother-in-law Pawel Eliasz)
05/13/1906 Teofil L. arr. on SS Graf Waldersee; (Leszczynsky sic; from Bechow to Depew for brother Franciszek Leszczynsky on 56 Olmstead Ave)
08/24/1906 Wincenty Eliasz arr. On SS Batavia; (goes to 29 ?? St. to join brother Pawel Eliasz; cook)
03/14/1907 Adam Gawlikowski(Gawlik) comes to Depew, NY from Opatov, Poland on the SS Vaderland to stay with friend Felix Kocialski at 26 Neoga St.; Felix is living at 258 Penora Str in 1918. Adam/Felix are not at 26 Neoga in 1910 Census.
06/02/1907 Pawel Eliasz arr. On SS Badenia; (goes to 41 Neoga Str, Depew, NY to bro-in-law Frank Wojciechowski; in 1910 census living w/ F. Woj. At 65 Neoga St. Depew age 25)
1908 Joseph Eliasz & Valeria Leszczynski marry. (Possibly in Nov/Dec 1907)
1909 Mary Eliasz arrives in US [no Ellis Island records found]; marries W. Gronek 1911 so her maiden name have been in emigration records.
09/27/1909 Wincenty Eliasz arr. On SS Kroonland; (name sic: Vnicsuz Eliasy; going to brother Pawel Eliasz at 41 Neoga St. Depew, NY; FROM: father Jos. Eliasz)
01/06/1910 Jan Eliasz arr. On SS Kroonland; to Brother Vincenty Eliasz at 41 Neoga Street, Depew, NY.
01/06/1910 Wiktoria Eliasz arr. On SS Kroonland; [together w/ Jan above]; to Brother Vincenty Eliasz at 41 Neoga Street.
01/26/1910 Mikolaj Leszczynski arr. On SS Finland; (spell:Mikolaj Lezezyuski(sic); going to brother Teofil Leszczynski on 41 Neoga St, Depew, NY; from father Tomasz Leszczynski Biechow, Kielce)[line 3 above Mikolaj is a Jan ELIASZ ???]
02/22/1910 Stanley Sobieszcanski arrives in Baltimore on SS Koln from Bremen age 24 from his father ? Sob. To cousin Piotr Szczepka at 65 Neoga Str in Depew, NY.
03/08/1910 Alice Eliasz born in Poland (probable 1909 see emigration data and 1920 census; her SS5 appl asserts 1910)
09/06/1910 Wiktoria Eliasz marries Anthony Mylek at St Augustine's Church in Depew, NY
04/27/1910 Marya Eliasz arrives to her brother Jan Eliasz living at 235 11Street, Niagara Falls, NY
on SS Kroonland, from brother-in-law Jan Leszczynski in Ksaiznice, Kielce, Poland
1910 US Census
04/27/1910 Paul(Pawel) Eliasz lives with Frank Woj. At 65 Neoga Street in Depew; Frank Leszczynski lives at 41 Neoga Street ; ED:284, Sheet 10B
04/28/1910 NY-Erie-Lancaster Census: ED: 19-284, Sheet 17B; Teofil and Mikolaj both single live at 78 Neoga St., boaders of Albert Blizniak
05/31/1910 Josef Eliasz arrives Ellis Island on SS Finland from wife Walerya in Zabiec to brother-in-law Teofil Leszczynski@41 Neoga Street, Depew, NY [same as Teofil's family later on; missed 1910 census by 1 month]; age 25 => 1885
1911 Mary Eliasz marries Walter Gronek(apparently in the US)
03/18/1912 Rozalia Wlecial Arrives on SS Lapland through Ellis Island from Antwerp port, last residence Pacanow, pow Stopnica from father Maciej Wlecial, age 21, single, going to brother Boleslaw in Niagra Falls, NY
05/13/1912 Antonina Leszczynska arr. SS Lapland; (going to 28 Como St to brother Teofil Leszczynski; from father Tomasz Leszczynski Biechow, Stopnica)
1912 Antonina Leszczynska marries Stanley Roman Sobieszczanski in Depew, NY
08/19/1912 Adam Gawlikowski(Gawlik) marries Rozalia Wlecialowski(Wlecial) @ Sweetest Heart of Mary in Detroit, MI
1913-1922 Antonina & Stanley have 5 kids: Bernice 1913(NY), Henry 1914(NY), Stephen 1916(OH), Mathew 1920(OH), and Stanley 1922(OH)
1913 Josef Eliasz was living at 90 Penora Street in Depew, NY [at least as of 9/2/1913-9/15/1913 from Busia's Ship Manifest of SS Prinz Aldabert]
05/07/1913 Pawel Eliasz now married arr. SS Kroonland; (to 34 Penora St., Depew, NY w/ brother Wincenty, from wife Aniela Eliasz[Frank Woj's sister?]
06/25/1913 Antoni Gawlik comes to US on SS Lutzow from father Marcin Gawlik in Opatowiec to brother Adam already in Detroit, MI. He comes with wife and three kids. They are found in 1920 census with Adam/Rosa Gawlikowski and John Eliasz.
07/16/1913 Bernice Sobieszczanski is born to Antonina & Stanley in NY
09/15/1913 Valeria(Waleria, age 27) Eliasz arr. in USA with Alice(Alexandra, age 4) in Philadelphia on SS Prinz Aldabert; Sailed 9/2/1913 from Hamburg, Germany (from father Tomasz Leszczynski, Pachanow, Poland; to husband Josef Eliaz[sic]@90 Penora St., Depew, NY)
07/15/1914 Theophilus(Thomas) Leszczynski & Stella Kryszewski marry in Depew, NY
1915-1930 Tom & Stella have 3 sons: Emil Chester 1915, Charles 1919, and Arthur 1930
08/27/1914 Catherine Eliasz born in Depew, NY (see birth cert+baptismal cert)
08/30/1914 Catherine Eliasz baptised at St. Augustine's Church on 425 Penora St. in Depew, NY (Francis[Frank] L. & wife Stanislawa L. are sponsors)
10/01/1914 Henry Sobieszczanski is born to Antonina & Stanley in NY
08/13/1916 Stephen Sobieszczanski is born to Antonina & Stanley in Toledo, OH [1257 Buckingham St]
10/05/1916 Stephen E. Eliasz born in Toledo, OH (1108 Campbell Street, Toledo, OH); bpatised 11/8/1916 St Anthony
1917 pre WWI registration Michael Leszczynski marries Felicia "Helen" Mrozek (see marriage photo!) they live on 2 Lavarack in Depew, NY
06/05/1917 Thomas & Michael Leszczynski register for WWI draft (Depew, NY); Thomas @ 90 Penora St, Depew, NY
09/12/1917 Stanley Sobieszczanski registers for WWI draft (Toledo, OH)
09/12/1918 Joseph & Wincenty Eliasz register for WWI draft (Toldeo, OH)
09/12/1918 Adam Gawlikowski WWI Registration lists Washington Twp, Macomb County, MI as home
09/13/1918 Antoni Gawlikowski WWI Registration lists 103 Dublin St, Hamtramck, MI as home
03/14/1919 Joseph S. Eliasz born in Toldeo, OH (1108 Campbell Street)
1920 US Census
01/02/1920 US Census: 1048 Campbell Street Wincenty Eliasz lives with Sister Wiktoria Eliasz MYLEK in Toledo, OH
01/02/1920 US Census: 1108 Campbell Street Joseph ELIASZ family in Toledo, OH (uncle Joe 10/12 of a year old)
01/10/1920 US Census: 1257 Buckingham Street Stanley SOBIESZCZANSKI family in Toledo, OH (Antonina is on next block over from Busha)
01/16/1920 US Census: 121 Dublin Ave in Hamtramck, MI John Eliasz lives with Adam/Rosa Gawlikowski family.
01/16/1920 US Census: 61 Neoga Street in Depew, NY Michael Leszczynski lives with Albert/Mary Mrozek(Felicia's parents) family. ED: 315, Sheet 23B
01/19/1920 US Census: 36 Penora Street in Depew, NY Teofil (indexed as N) Leszczynski family. ED: 315, Sheet 29A; His Kryszewski in-laws right below at same addr.
01/29/1920 US Census: 55 Burger in Hamtramck, MI Mary Eliasz Gronek Family lives in MI. Chester Eliasz remembers them living across the street on Harper at some point.
11/27/1920 Bernice Eliasz born in Detroit, MI -- just 10 months after 1920 census in Toledo, OH
02/11/1924 Ted Eliasz born in Detroit, MI
08/05/1924 Detroit News Article: "A Bullet Sings Goodby[sic]" about the death of gangster Stanley Gawlik (Antoni Gawlik's son --not Adam/Rosie's)
08/18/1926 Chester S. Eliasz born in Detroit, MI
03/27/1927 Zygmunt Eliasz (Eljasz) arrives in Canada (St Johns, New Brunswick) on SS Melita; Settles in Kitchener, Ontario
01/06/1930 Joseph Eliasz (grandpa) died in Detroit, MI on job site; Found by Steve Eliasz who was bringing his dad lunch(Buried Mt Olivet, Detroit,MI)
1930 Busia, Katherine, Bernice, Ted, Steve,Joe, Chester little kid in front [picture from Craig St in Detroit]; maybe day of Joseph's funeral
04/22/1930 US Census: Theofilus & Family ED:15-376; Sheet 15-A; NY-Erie-Lancaster lived at 51 Woodlawn Ave.; Jacob K [father-in-law] with them
1930 US Census: Valeria ELIASZ family live at 2634 Haper Ave, Detroit, MI
1930 US Census: John ELIASZ living with GAWLIKOWSKIs on Fairchild Rd across from grandma's future farm
04/06/1930 US Census: Stanley/Antonina Sobieszczanski Family living on 1447 Avondale in Toledo, OH [4 blks from 1920 census]; ED:42-127. SHT22B
05/01/1930 US Census: Mary Eliasz Gronek Family living on North Town Line Rd. in St Clair county, MI (rural, no street address)
10/24/1934 (Robert) Boleslaw Zygmunt Eliasz born in Kitchener, Ontario (to Zygmunt Eliasz + Pelagya Karyta)
11/30/1936 Theophilus Leszczynski SS-5; Living at 253 Penora Street, Depew, NY
12/05/1936 Alice Eliasz applies for SSN (see SS5 form) lives at 6468 Craig Street, Detroit, MI
06/22/1937 Emil Leszczynski SS-5; Living at 253 Penora Street, Depew, NY
1937 25th Anniversary Antonina & Stanley (my dad remembers his mom taking him and his siblings to Toledo for this)
08/23/1938 Matt Edward Sobieszczanski SS-5; Lives at 1447 Avondale Ave, Toledo, OH
11/28/1938 Rose Gawlikowski SS-5; Living @2695 Garfield, Detroit,MI; Her mom is Katherine Elias!!
03/03/1942 Valeria Eliasz's Petition For Naturalization is granted. Busia is a US Citizen
10/01/1943 Stephen E. Eliasz born in MI (to Steve & Sally Eliasz)
11/02/1943 Michael Stubik/Leszczynski born to ? Stubik & Bernice Eliasz in MI
06/21/1944 Antonina Leszczynski Sobieszczanski dies in Toledo, OH
1941-1945 WW II (Steve/Chester in Navy, Joe & Ted in Army); STUBIK goes AWOL in war; Bernice divorces him; see 1945 picture
04/09/1947 Valerie Leszczynski born to Steve & Bernice E. Leszczynski
09/27/1947 Nancy Eliasz born to Ted & Betty D. Eliasz in MI
10/04/1947 Valeria Leszczynska Eliasz & Stanley R. Sobieszczanski marry in Detroit, MI (see picture on Craig Street)
03/16/1948 Joanne Eliasz born to Steve & Sally P. Eliasz in MI
08/24/1949 Victoria Mylek (nee Eliasz) applies for border crossing card [Canada-Detroit] lives @1046 Campbell Street, Toledo, OH; Widow crosses border 9/6/1949
11/24/1949 Kathleen Eliasz born to Joe & Marylou S. Eliasz in MI
07/26/1951 Steve Leszczynski born to Steve & Bernice E. Leszczynski
1947-1952 Valeria & Stanley Sobieszczanski live in Beachgrove, IN
1953 Stanley S. dies; Valeria L. Sobieszczanski [Eliasz] buys & moves to farm on Fairchild Road, Macomb Twp, MI
02/17/1955 Debra Eliasz born to Joe & Marylou Eliasz in MI
12/20/1956 Chester S. Eliasz & Rosemary H. Vespek marry in Grosse Pointe, MI
06/05/1962 Mary Eliasz Gronek SS-5 Appl.; Father Joseph Eliasz, Mother Mary Eliasz; Lives at 3220 Stone St., Port Huron, MI age 68