Posted By:Norbert Stevens
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Subject:Re: Frank Kulik and Mary Szczepina from Plaza Galicia
Post Date:November 18, 2012 at 17:04:47
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Hi Jean,
I took the liberty of looking-up your Family Tree for Frank Kulik and his wife Marianna Szczepina on Ancestry.com.
It appears that Marianna Szczepina’s September 20, 1873 Baptismal Certificate was issue in the Polish village of Pl~aza (The “L” has a Polish diacritical mark through it). The village of Pl~aza (population 3,615) is located in the powiat (county) of Chrzanow in the present-day province of Maloposlskie. It is located about 34 kilometers west of Krakow.
Franciszek/Frank Kulik was born about 1870 possibly in Plaza Austria/Poland. He married Marianna Szczepina around 1901, presumably in Plaza Austria/Poland. From her baptismal and death certificate, we know that Mary Kulik (nee Szczepina) was born on September 18, 1873 (died on September 29, 1952 in Erie County, NY).
Frank and Mary had six (6) children: Frank Jr. born around 1902 in Plaza Austria/Poland, Peter born on February 22, 1908 in New York, Walter A. born around 1910 in New York, Stanley born around 1912 in New York, Mary Victoria born on April 5, 1914 in Lackawanna New York and James born around 1916 in New York.
Frank Kulik was employed in steel plants in and around Lackawanna, NY. It is unclear if Frank ever completed his U.S. naturalization process before his death in 1930 although, there is a record filed on February 3, 1916 in the Western District of New York that could be his.
There are a couple of passage records for Frank Kulik. The first arrival record was on May 17, 1906 at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland. Frank was indexed as Franciszek Kulik a 36 year old married male and arrived from Bremen Germany on board the S.S. Chemnitz. His destination was Buffalo, NY. He was traveling with a Joseph Lasek and they both listed their last residence as Plaza, Galicia.
Frank’s second passage was from Hamburg Germany on August 22, 1909 on board the S.S. President Grant. He was indexed as Franz Kulik a 39 year old married male. That ship arrived in New York on September 2, 1909 but I could not find an arrival record for Frank on that vessel. He was traveling with an Andrzej Kopacz from the village of Plaza, Galicia.
Your great grandmother Maria Kulik and her son Franz arrived in New York on April 27, 1907 on board the S.S. Deutschland. They sailed from Hamburg on April 18, 1907. They listed their last residence as Plaza, Galicia. Their destination was West Seneca, NY where they were going to join their husband and father Franz Kulik. They were traveling with a lady named Maria Lasek.
Best regards,
Norbert