Konieczny Szczech Family History

Family: Piotr Kowalczyk Kowalski / Katarzyna Jachymiak (F1140)

m. 4 Aug 1907


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  • Father | Male
    Piotr Kowalczyk Kowalski

    Born  24 Jun 1874  House number 121, Lasek, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried  1952   
    Married  4 Aug 1907  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  1913  Annulled Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Catherine Pilat | F1157 
    Married     
    Father   
    Mother  Anna | F1158 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Katarzyna Jachymiak

    Born  23 Sep1876  House Number 76, Krauszow, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Jun 1964   
    Buried    Resurrection Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Joseph Starzyk | F1153 
    Married  31 Jan 1915  SS. Cyril and Methodius, Chicago, IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Maceij Jachymiak | F1139 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Marianna Handzel | F1139 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    John Kowalski

    Born  6 Jun 1909  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Oct 1966  Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Tekle Juknevicius Yuknis | F1383 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    + Joseph Kowalski

    Born  1908  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1977   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Tekle Yuknis | F1154 
    Married  1941   

  • Notes  Married:
    • Catherina met and married a man named Peter Kowalski on 4 Aug 1907 at St Cyril and Methodius Church in Chicago. Peter was born in Lasek, only 5 km from Krauszow (but different churches), but I believe that they never met until they were in America. She was 31, and he was 33, and it was the second marriage for both of them. They lived at 1455 W. 47th St in Chicago, which was very close (only 500 meters) to Catherina's sisters who were already in America in 1910. They all
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      worked at the stock yards, so it is likely that Catherina and Peter met there, or at the local church.

      Catherina and Peter had 2 sons: Joseph (1908-1977) and John (1909-1966). (NOTE: John Kowalski was my grandfather) However, sometime between 1910 and 1913, Catherina met one of Peter's friends from Lasek in Chicago. She was shocked to find out from the friend that Peter was already married to a woman in Poland. She thought the man must be mistaken, but he said he was 100% sure because he stood up to the wedding. Catherina then told her priest about the problem, and the information was confirmed with the priest in Klikuszowa. Catherina's marriage to Peter was eventually annulled, and in 1915 she married Joseph Starzyk at St Cyril and Methodius Church in Chicago. Joseph was from Lek (Tarnow, Galicia) and was 9 years younger than she was. Catherina and Joseph had one son William (1915-1996). However, Joseph died in 1931, so Catherina had lost her third husband before age 55. She never remarried.