Ignatius Smykowski and Veronica (Brzeski)Smykowski

Ignatius Smykowski was born on December 3rd 1865 in Poland. I do not know the names of his parents. In about 1884 he married Veronica Brzeski. Veronica was born in September of 1862 in Poland.

I am unaware of when Ignatius arrived in America but I do know when Veronica and her three children born in Poland arrived in Canada. The date of their departure was on April 22nd 1893. The ship name was Stubbenhuk. They departed from Hamburg and arrived in Montreal. The Smykowski family listed were Veronica (27), Bronislaw (5), Antonius (3), and Raphael (2).This record also tells us their residence was in Brzorze, Westpreußen.

In the 1895 Minnesota, Territorial and State Censuses they were residing in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of Ignatius (30), Veronica (29), Bronislaw (9), Anthony (6), and Raphart (5). Ignatius was a church organist. At least Ignatius had been residing in Minnesota for three years.

In the 1900 census they were living in Rochester Ward 17, Monroe County, New York. The household consisted of Ignacy (34), Veronika (35), Bernard (14), Anthony (11), Rafael (10), and Cecelia (2). Ignatius was a machinist. Bernard was a store clerk.

In the 1910 census they were living in Edwardsville Ward 1, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of Ignatz (45), Veronica (46), Anthony (21), and Cecelia (11). Ignatius had returned to being a church organist. Anthony was a driver in the coal mines.

In the 1920 census they were living in Evanston Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois. The household consisted of Ignatius (55), Veronica (55), and Cecelia (21). Ignatius was an Organist at a Catholic Church. Cecelia was a telephone operator.

Sadly on March 24th 1922 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, Ignatius Smykowski died. He was 56 years old.

Veronica (Brzeski) Smykowski died on November 22nd 1924 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. She was 62 years old.


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