Bronislav and Leon Korman emigrated to the U. S. around the turn of the century. Mary Trela emigrated around the same time. They each ended up in Chicago, met, and were married in or before 1915. Their only child, Raymond Korman, is my father.
Leon, who was generally known as Leo, died in Chicago on 9 Sept 1950. His obituary indicated that he came from the Sub Tartan region of Poland. It does not indicate his town or village of origin nor his parents’ names. His wife was Maria, his daughters were Angela, Josephine, and Janine, and their husbands William Kiss, George Wojciechowski, and Clarence Smith.
Mary died in 1960 and Bronislav (also known as Bruno) died in 1968, both in Chicago. Their obituaries revealed nothing additional.
There was a Maryana Trella, who is shown to enter the U. S. in 1902 at age 15 from a Polish city that starts with “Rs.” Rzeszow appears to be what the immigration official was attempting to record, and that city is from the region of Poland that Mary is supposed to have been from.
The only Leo Korman that I could find who arrived in the U. S. near the turn of the century was in 1907 from London, having embarked at Southhampton. He was followed a few months later (but still in 1907) by a ‘Jerman’ Korman, who followed an identical route. Leo is listed a having been born in 1881, Jerman in 1882. That is virtually perfect for my grandfather and his older brother. Could they have laid over a few months (or years) in England on their way to the U. S. A.?
I would like to ascertain exactly where the Korman brothers were born and who their parents were. Likewise for my grandmother, Mary Trella’s heritage.
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