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Joseph Kowalski

Male 1908 - 1977  (69 years)


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  • Name Joseph Kowalski 
    Born 1908  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1977 
    Person ID I3481  Konieczny-Szczech
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2018 

    Father Piotr Kowalczyk Kowalski,   b. 24 Jun 1874, House number 121, Lasek, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1952  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Katarzyna Jachymiak,   b. 23 Sep1876, House Number 76, Krauszow, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1964 
    Married 4 Aug 1907  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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.
    Divorced 1913  Annulled Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tekle Yuknis,   b. Abt 1915,   d. 1958  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 1941 
    Children 
     1. Karen Kowalski
     2. Kathleen Kowalski
     3. Johm Kowalski, Jr.,   d. 2 Oct 1966, Charity Hospital for Alcoholics Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart