Hi, my Grandpa is 80 and is interested in his history. His parents never told him anything. All he knows, is that his father was Joseph Izworski, who was born in Poland (not sure where). His mother was Mary Sczygiel, she was born in the US, but her parents came over from Poland. Not sure what their first names were, last names obviously Sczygiel. I think my Grandpa's family always lived in NJ but not 100% sure. My Grandpa was born in 1930 give or take a year or two. Mary Sczygiel-Izworski died when she was close to 100 years old. Joseph and Mary had a lot of kids! I believe he may have died when my Grandpa was just a kid/teen, because It think Mary remarried and had more kids. Any help would really be appreciated, so I can give my Grandpa some answers that he never had! Thank you so much.
I see that vj suggested you post here. I am going to give you a website that could help. You need to get some idea of when Joseph immigrated. Also I don't know the Polish translation for Joseph. You might also have to register on the Ellis Island site. (It's free)
misbris wrote:I see that vj suggested you post here. I am going to give you a website that could help. You need to get some idea of when Joseph immigrated. Also I don't know the Polish translation for Joseph. You might also have to register on the Ellis Island site. (It's free)
Name: Mary P. Duralek SSN: 152-22-xxxx
Last Residence: 08753 Toms River, Ocean, New Jersey
Born: 25 Mar 1907
Died: 24 Sep 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)
Brother? (edited obituary):
Michael J. Duralek Sr. Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - June 8, 2009 Deceased Name: Michael J. Duralek Sr. OBITUARY Chemical operator, 68
Michael J. Duralek Sr., 68, of Waretown passed on Saturday, June 6. Viewing is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat. Mass will be offered on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. from St. Mary's Church, Barnegat. Private cremation to follow. Born in Elizabeth, Mr. Duralek moved to Waretown from Berkeley Heights three years ago. He worked as a chemical operator for the Monsanto Co., Kearny, for over 30 years. Mr. Duralek is survived ... four brothers, Walter and Thomas Duralek, and Joseph and Edward Izworski, and two sisters, Mary Golen and Joan Betts. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following: - Full name - Full name at birth, including maiden name - Present mailing address - Age at last birthday - Date of birth - Place of birth - Father's full name - Mother's full name, including maiden name - Sex - Race as indicated by the applicant - Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before - Current employer's name and address - Date signed - Applicant's signature
Thank you all for the suggestions. I found out that his father's name was Kazimierz Izworski. Does that help at all? My Grandpa thought his family was from Poland, but I thought I saw some records in Austria. Any help would be appreciated!