Rose was the second child of Andrew Przybylski and Frances Rochowiak. In an odd way, she fascinated me more than any of the other offspring of Andrew and Frances. Perhaps it was because she raised a brood of girls, like my mom and myself. (But I will admit, mom stopped at 3, I stopped at 4–Rose had 7!) Perhaps it was because it seemed as if she led a fairly difficult life and passed away quite young–at the age of 35 of tuberculosis.
Rose had 8 children within 14 years. Seven of these children survived to adulthood–the only boy, Daniel, died in infancy.
Rose, as well as her older brother Frank, was noted as having been born in Germany on census records. Per the 1900 census, she was born in 1880 and arrived here in 1881. However, her death certificate states she was born June 16, 1883 in Germany. I have not yet located any immigration information for Andrew and Frances Przybylski.
Casper was born about 1873 to Piotr Koralewski and Katarzyna Obarska. He arrived in the US at age 18 via Baltimore on the Ship, Weimar, emigrating from Poznanskiego, Poland. The ship arrived in Baltimore on April 22, 1891.
Rose and Casper married February 26, 1900 in St. Anthony’s Parish and had eight children:
- Clara, born 1900
- Lillian, born 1904
- Martha, born 1906
- Helen, born 1907
- Daniel, born 1912 (died 1913)
- Emerence, born 1914
By 1910, Rose and Casper were living at 1531 Vance Street, where they were to remain until each passed away. Rose had passed January 21, 1916 from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 32. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery. The cemetery’s burial record is transcribed below:
Name of deceased: Rose Koralewska
Late residence: 1531 Vance St.
Age: 32 y, 7 mo, 5 d
Date of decease: 1/21/1916
Date of interment: 1/24/1916
No. of grave: 802
No. of lot: 6
No. of section: 3
Name of Physician: J. Aftel
Name of Undertaker: W. J. Gasiorowski
The 1920 census for the Koralewski is not accurate for the family in two ways. First, it shows Casper as married when in fact he is widowed. Secondly, and probably most importantly, Emerence is not shown on this census. It is very likely she was being cared for by other family members. This may cause family members to believe that Rose did not have another child after Daniel.
The 1930 census for the Koralewski family is also confusing. It shows only Casper and a daughter, whose name is not clearly written–it appears as if the census taker tried to correct an error and did not do so well. I believe this child to be Emerence. The age listed for this child is approximately 15 and Emerence was born in 1914.
Casper passed away January 12, 1934. Per his burial record, Casper also passed away from pulmonary tuberculosis. I have not been able to locate his death certificate; however, I have located his death through St. Anthony’s Parish death register and his burial record through Calvary Cemetery.
The death record through St. Anthony’s is transcribed below:
Date of death: Jan. 12, 1934
Date of burial: Jan. 16, 1934
Place of birth: Poland
Priest: A.S. Legowski
Place of burial: Calvary
Casper’s burial record through Calvary is transcribed below:
Name: Kasper Koralewski
Residence: 1531 Vance
Cause of death: Pul. Tuberculosis
Date of interment: Jan. 16
Range or Lot: 17
Undertaker: Gasiorowski Bros.