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Re: Bronislawa/Bernice Golonka--Icing On The Cake
Posted by: Norbert Stevens (ID *****7365) Date: April 24, 2004 at 11:42:15
In Reply to: Re: Andrew Golonka--Home Again by Norbert Stevens of 56480

Hi Mary,
There are both an Ellis Island passage record and 1920 U.S. census record for your grandfather’s sister--Bronislawa/Bernice (Golonka) Osman.

She immigrated from Ruda Zazamcze via Antwerp, on October 17, 1913 aboard the S.S. Kroonland. She was married and 22 years old at the time. Her destination was 1012 Third Street in East St. Louis, IL. where she was going to join her husband Wincentry.
Her nearest relative from “whence alien came” was her mother Kataryna Golonka. The next two passengers listed on the manifest were also headed for East St. Louis.

The following 1920 U.S. Census record contains information about the Vinsen Osman family: East St. Louis City/St. Clair County/IL, Enumeration District (ED) 183, page 9A
Vinsen Osman born in Poland in 1888, Bernice born in Poland in 1892, two sons; Andrew born in Illinois in 1916, Sigmund born in Illinois in 1918. According to the census record Vinsen immigrated to the U.S. in 1913. Both Vinsen and Bernice were employed in the local meat packing plants. Vinsen had applied for his U.S. citizenship by 1920.

We have family who were born and raised in East St. Louis and in fact worshipped at St. Adalbert Catholic Church. It really is a small world.
Best regards,

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