Posted By:Eileen Wilson
Subject:Re: stalec
Post Date:July 05, 2013 at 06:42:29
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Am not related.

1940 US Census
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Stalec, Adam, aged 54, born Poland, laborer, road building
Stalec, Mary, Wife, aged 53, born Poland, office cleaning
Stalec, Carl, Son, aged 25, born Michigan
Stalec, Joseph, Son, aged 23, born Michigan
Stalec, Paul, Son, aged 21, born Michigan
Stalec, Evelyn, Daughter, aged 18, born Michigan

Family is in Grand Rapids in the 1930 census with older daughters, Catherine & Sophie, both born in Michigan and Carl is listed as Charles. Adam is listed as a furniture finisher and immigrated in 1903. Mary immigrated in 1908. 1920 US Census gives Adam & Mary's birthplace as Galicia with immigration dates of 1892 and 1907 respectively.

In the 1910 census, Adam is noted as a boarder and single, working as a furniture finisher.

Adam's death index entry gives his father's name as John:

Name: Adam Stalec
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 24 Jan 1942
Event Place: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 56
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1885
Birthplace: Austria
Birth Year (Estimated): 1886
Father's Name: John Stalec

The Catholic Church records for Roza are online at I cannot find a baptism for Adam, but perhaps this is a brother:

Name: Paulus Stalec
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 20 Mar 1887
Event Place: Róża, Róża, Rzeszów, Poland
House Number: 185
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Joannes Stalec
Mother's Name: Sophia Dudek
Volume Beginning Year: 1877
Volume Ending Year: 1925
Page Number: 92
Entry Number: 15
GS Film number: 1959125
Digital Folder Number: 004645738
Image Number: 00404

I found Adam leaving from Hamburg in 1902, aged 18, from Roza, aboard the Patricia bound for New York.