Frank Andrew Kaniewski and Anna (Smykowski) Kaniewski

Anna Smykowski was born on November 30th 1881 to Paul Smykowski and Catherine (Wagner) Smykowksi. She arrived in America with her parents and older sister Veronica aboard the Hermann on June 15th 1887.

On June 15th 1904 she married Frank Andrew Kaniewski. He was born on October 4th 1879 to Joseph and Agnes Kaniewski. They had a daughter named Cecelia on November 29th 1904. Sadly, Cecelia died on February 4th 1905.

In the 1905 Minnesota, Territorial and State Census, Frank (25) and Anna (23) were living with her parents. Neither of them had a job listed.

On May 22nd 1908 they had a son named Lawrence Henry Kaniewski.

In the 1910 census they were living in Minneapolis Ward 1, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of Frank (30), Anna (27), Lawrence (1 and 11/12), and Frank’s brother, Walter (18). Frank was a blacksmith at a railroad. Walter worked at a knitting factory.

On July 18th 1914 they had a daughter named Margaret Frances Kaniewski.

In the 1920 census they were living in Minneapolis Ward 9, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of Frank (40), Anna (38), Lawrence (11), Margaret (5), and two boarders named William Moore (20) and Oliver Halvorsen (22). Frank was a stationary engineer at the Rail Road.

In the 1930 census they were living in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of Frank (50), Anna (47), Lawrence (21), Margaret (14), a nephew, Raymond Kaniewski (22), and a boarder named Andrew Anderson (43). Frank was a stationary engineer at a railroad shop. Lawrence was a telephone repairman.

In the 1940 census they were living in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The household consisted of Frank
(61), Anna (58), Lawrence (31), their son in law Leonard Vashro (25), and their daughter, Margaret Vashro (26). Frank was a stationary engineer at the railroad. Lawrence was a telephone repairman. Leonard was a laborer. Margaret was a helper (seamstress) at a casket company.

Sadly on November 10th 1959, Frank Andrew Kaniewski died. He was 80 years old. Anna (Smykowski) Kaniewski died on November 11th 1961. She was 79 years old.

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