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October 21, 2012
 
Hi!  My name is Patricia Stavovy and I have been researching the Michalek Family tree (maternal branch) for my husband.  His great grandfather, Stanislaus Michalek, came over from Poland and resided in Pittsburgh during his lifetime.  I have researched and written to the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Archives and Records Center for the family information about births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials.
 
If you need me to send you the letters verifying the searches they did for our family names to verify, please advise.  I would like to add the family names that would add to your list of those buried at St. Adalbert’s according to the Diocese of Pittsburgh records.  I have been advised by Michalek family members that Stanislaus Michalek’s grave is flat and was up by the mausoleum.  The grass has probably grown over it because we cannot physically find it, but know he is there.  He used to be the caretaker for St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.  Stanislaus (Stanley) was married two times.  His first wife was Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek.  Together they had nine children.  Not all of the nine children and spouses were buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.  You already have Stanley Joseph Michalek and his wife, Magdalen Stella Warzynska Michalek listed in  St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.   Stanislaus Michalek’s second wife was Anna (nee: Przybylek) Michalek.  Together they had three children.
 
Stanislaus Michalek was born 7 May 1858 in Zawada, Silesia, Poland.
He died 11 Sept. 1924 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and was buried 15 Sept 1924 at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek, first wife of Stanislaus Michalek, was born Javoszewo (province: Posnan) Prussia in 1860.  Anna Jozwiak married Stanislaus Michalek at St. Stanislaus Church in the Strip District, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA on 11 June 1883. She died 20 Dec 1902
and was buried 22 Dec 1902 at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Anna (nee: Przybylek) Michalek, second wife of Stanislaus Michalek, was born in Posen, Poland 7 July 1867.  Anna Przybylek married Stanislaus Michalek in McKeesport, Allegheny, PA. She died 16 Aug 1932 and was buried 20 Aug 1932 at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Adam Abraham Michalek, son of Stanislaus and Anna (Jozwiak) Michalek, was born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA on 6 Nov 1896.  He married Amelia Telma on 8 Aug 1922 at St. Adalbert Church.  Adam Abraham Michalek died 9 Dec 1981 and was buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Amelia Anna (nee: Telma) Michalek, wife of Adam Abraham Michalek, was born in Austria 30 Oct 1900.  She died 10 Nov 1990 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and is buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Leon John Michalek, son of Stanislaus and Anna (Jozwiak) Michalek, was born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA on 5 Nov 1898.  He married Stella Stanislawa Kiszka 5 Oct 1926 at St. Adalbert Church.  He died 12 Dec 1943 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and is buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Stella (nee: Kiszka) Michalek, wife of Leon John Michalek, was born in Warsaw, Poland on 17 Nov 1900.  She died 25 May 1960 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and is buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Martha Marie Michalek, daughter of Stanislaus and Anna (Jozwiak) Michalek, was born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA on 30 Nov 1901.  She married Caesar Chester Wietrzynski on 22 Jan 1930 at St. Adalbert Church.  She died 2 May 1972 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and is buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Caesar Chester Wietrzynski, was born 4 Aug 1901 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.  He died 29 May 1970 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and is buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Clara Michalek, daughter of Stanislaus and Anna (Przybylek) Michalek, was born August 5, 1904 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA.  She died of a brain tumor on the 23 June 1929 and is buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Pelagia (aka “Pearl”) Michalek, daughter of Stanislaus and Anna (Przybylek) Michalek, was born 10 July 1906.  She married twice – her first husband was Daniel Ortiz 16 Nov 1927.  Daniel died the 26th of January 1936 and is buried at St. Wendelin Cemetery.  Pearl remarried – her second husband was Charles John Machnikowski. Pearl married Charles Machnikowski on 24 Jan 1953 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. He had shortened his last name to “Mack”.
 
Charles John Machnikowski, or “Charles John Mack” was born in Karnes County, TX on 29 Apr 1883.  He died 13 Apr 1980 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA and is buried at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
 
Please send me a reply about if this information is acceptable or if you need more proof.   Sincerely,  Patricia Stavovy, 1006A Lynn Portal Rd. Washington, PA  15301.  Phone: 724-228-1568.
 
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Thank you for taking time to post the family members.  I have three to add for St. Wendelin’s Cemetery.
 
Daniel A. Ortiz, first husband of Pelagia (aka “Pearl”) Michalek [daughter of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Przybylek) Michalek.
Daniel was born 17 July 1904 in Santadra, Spain.  Pearl and Daniel were married 16 Nov 1927 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.   He died 26 Jan. 1936 and is buried at St. Wendelin’s Cemetery.
 
Regina Maria (nee: Michalek) Graham, was the daughter of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Przybylek) Michalek.  Regina was born 29 July 1929 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  She married Phillip D. Graham 5 Feb 1930 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  Regina M. Graham died 20 Aug 1991 and is buried at St. Wendelin’s Cemetery.
 
Phillip D. Graham, husband of Regina Maria Michalek, was born 26 July 1906 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  He died 26 Sept. 1991 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA and is buried at St. Wendelin’s Cemetery.
 
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Two small children of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek died and were buried at St. Peter’s in South Side.
 
Francis Michalek, first son of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek, was born 21 Mar 1884 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  He died at the age of two on 8 Aug. 1888 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA and is buried at St. Peter’s.
 
Ladilaus Michalek, son of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek, was born 24 May 1888 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  He died at age 11 months on 19 May 1889 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA and is buried at St. Peter’s.
 
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Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Jozwiak) had a daughter, Sophia Ann Michalek, who married a coal miner and moved out of Allegheny County to raise her family in Westmoreland and Washington County, PA.  Sophia and her husband – Joseph John Laurine are buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Locust Ave. Washington, PA.  You do not have this cemetery on your web-site, but may wish to include this.
 
Sophia Ann (nee: Michalek) Laurine, daughter of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek, was born 21 Jan 1886 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  Sophia married Joseph John Laurine on 23 June 1915 at Seven Dolars Church in Yukon, Westmoreland Co., PA.  She died 16 Nov 1959 in Washington, Washington Co. PA and is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
 
Joseph John Laurine, was born in the state of Crain, Austria on 23 Mar 1887.  He died 18 Feb 1972 in Washington, Washington Co. PA and is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
 
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Thanks for your devotion to recording family members buried in western Pennsylvania.  The Michalek family had one more member, Peter Paul Michalek, who served in WWI, and is buried out-of-state.  I guess I could post his vitals on the USGenWeb for the state of Illinois since that is where he is buried.
 
Patricia Stavovy

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October 22, 2012
 
Norm,
    I overlooked one more Michalek family member – a son of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek.  He and his wife and daughter are buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Washington County, PA.
 
John Thomas Michalek, son of Stanislaus and Anna (nee: Jozwiak) Michalek, was born 19 Sept 1892 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  John Thomas Michalek married Sophia Frances Sass on 28 June 1916 at St. Adalbert, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  He died 28 Jan 1962 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA and is buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Washington County, PA.
 
Sophia Frances (nee: Sass) Michalek, was born 27 Mar 1897 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  She 29 April 1981 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA and is buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Washington County, PA.
 
Monica Martha (nee: Michalek) Hirsh, the daughter of John Thomas and Sophia (nee: Sass) Michalek, was born 2 May 1917 in Yukon, Westmoreland Co. PA.  Monica married Carl Conrad Hirsh on 8 May 1943 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  She died 4 Dec 1977 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA and is buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Washington County, PA.
 
Carl Conrad Hirsh was born 1 Jan 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA.  He died 12 Dec 1994 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co. PA. and is buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Washington County, PA.

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