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From: Debbie <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] GGrandparents Sniegowski
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 20:25:32 -0500
It's been awhile since I've had to do research in Chicago but here are a
couple of possibilities:
1) the death occurred in another county; DuPage, Lake.
2) County Coroner archives has the record. This is probably the answer
if you think he was killed in a train accident.
3) If you know the cemetery have you tried their records?
RE: adoptions. The Clerk of Cook County will have these if I remember
correctly, however, these records are probably still sealed. You might
be able to get a judge to open the records but without the boys' death
records it would be tough. http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/
You might also think about checking the Probate records for Maciej
Sniegowski in Cook County. Same link as above.
> I have been spending time searching for more information on my mother's side
> of the family. My great grandfather was Maciej/Mathias/Mathew Sniegowski who I believe was born in or near Poznan in 1858. According to LDS film of
> Immaculate Conception Parish in South Chicago, Mathias died or was buried on March 1, 1900. I received a notice from Cook County Vital Records that they searched years 1899 to 1901 and could not find any record. The church record
> indicates he may have been killed by the B&O Railroad. Any suggestions of where I may look next? Any Internet sites I looked at do not show anything.
> His wife was Catherine Dziewiecka somewhere in Poland. They lived in St.
> Mary's Parish in Otis, Indiana and had daughters Cecilia, Anna,(my grandmother), and Frances. Also looks like a son Stanislawim.(not sure of this) In 1895 a daughter, Eleanor, was baptized at St. Michael's Archangel Church in S. Chicago. I have ordered LDS films and hope to see if any other children were born there. Parish started in 1892.
> After Mathias died, Eleanor lived with my grandparents in Michigan City,
> Indiana. 1910 census verifies that. However, they had two sons: A John and what some family records say an Ignatius(the youngest child) and a John. The story is that after Mathias died, John was adopted by a Powers family from
Wisconsin-perhaps Janesville. Ignatius was adopted by a Kusick
family--don't know where. Assuming these adoptions took place in Cook
County, where would I send for information?
> Catherine married an Anton Bolka. Don't know where or when.
> She is buried as a Sniegowski in Michigan City with no record at the
> cemetary(that was my initial info) However, I found her burial record under the name Bolka. Her Obit says she was born in Poland on May 22, 1860. She died in Michigan City in 1925. Anton Bolka's Obit shows a death in 1927 but no mention of his marriage to Catherine. Not only that, he married again after Catherine's death. I find Catherine easier to type then Katarizina. Catherine's Obit does mention two sons--John and Nick. I will now write to Laporte County Records to see if they have a marriage for Anton and Catherine.
> This is a long message but I hope someone can help. I will also send this to Cook County site as well.
> Thank you. Marv in Cleveland