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From: "Jay and Diana" <>
Subject: RE: [POLAND] Re: How do I proceed?
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 18:19:23 -0700
Bobbi: First, his name is spelled Happowicz in the census but is indexed
at Ancestry as Happowciz, in the 1920 census and spelled Hrapowicz in
the 1930 census, it is just indexed incorrectly as Heapowicz.
He was naturalized, so there should be papers ca. 1911 earliest (for the
DOI) and final papers ca. 1916. Stella born ca. 1910 and Cecelia born
ca. 1911 in Rhode Island. The next child born in Illinois. So the
naturalization papers are probably in Rhode Island. Do you have any idea
where in RI they lived?
Have you located Illinois baptismal, birth and marriage records for the
children? Stella and Cecelia's marriage records may have the county in
Rhode Island in which they were born if you can find the marriage
applications in IL.
Which of the three Kramarzewos in Poland was he from? Was the family
Catholic, Lutheran or other?
Diana Grzelak Needham
There is always a song for those who wish to sing
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raven Fan [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 3:26 PM
> Subject: [POLAND] Re: How do I proceed?
> Hi Everyone,
> I'm looking for a super-sleuth to tell me where I go from here. My
> family does not want to be found.
> My grandfather: John Hrapowicz (discovered the Polish name would
> likely have been Chrapowicki/Chrapowicz) Info I have: Born: 24 June
> Kramarzewo, Poland. Immigrated from Hamburg, Germany about 10 May
> New York on or about 20 May1906. He does not recall the name of his
> he says on DOI & Pa forms.
> I have his death cert. Lots of "unknown" in the blanks. He didn't
> for the 1917/18 WWI draft. He never served. I've looked at the
> lists for the 2 German ships that would have docked about that May 20
> actually docked that day). He's not listed. I don't know how to look
> Hamburg passenger lists. He's not listed on Ellis Island. In the
> Census his name is spelled "happowicz" In the 1930 Census his name is
> spelled "Heappowicz". On the censuses it says his 1st 2 daughters
> in Rhode Island but there is no listing for them there. I don't know
> he got married. My grandmother states she immigrated here in 1905 so
> assume it was somewhere in the US.
> I have requested his probate records but no received them yet.
> So if someone smarter can tell me what to do next I would appreciate
> Take care
> Bobbi McCaffrey
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