October 2010


After locating Margaretha Plenzler (sibling to Joseph) and her marriage information to Michael Mruk, a John Przybylski was found. See More Przybylskis and More Intrigue.

John Przybylski married one of the daughters of Margaretha Plenzler and Michael Mruk, Tecla Mruk. I was erroneously working under the assumption that John was possibly a son of Andrew Przybylski and Frances Rochowiak. That assumption was proven wrong when I located the church marriage record from St. Anthony’s Parish in Toledo for John Przybylski and Tekla Mruk. This record indicates that John’s parents were Michael and Rosalia Przybylski.

I located John and Tecla residing at 1461 Vance Street from the 1900, 1920, and 1930 census records. I could not locate a 1910 census record for the family. Per the 1930 census, John was naturalized in 1882, Tecla naturalized in 1890.

John and Tecla had at least eight children:

  • Frank, b. 1896 d. 1909
  • Michael, b. 1897 d. ??
  • Clara, b. 1898 d. ??
  • Aloysius, b. 1903 d. 1972
  • Hattie, b. 1904 d. 1909
  • Zygmunt, b. 1905 d. 1905
  • Edmund, b. 1907 d. 1916
  • Stephen b. 1912 d. 1991
  • Clement b. 1914 d. ??

Tecla passed away September 6, 1932. She was buried from St. Anthony’s Parish in Calvary Cemetery.

Below is a transcription of the parish burial record for Tecla Przybylski:

1932
Date of Death and Burial Sept. 6 – Sept. 10
Name of Person Interred Tecla Przybylska
Place of Birth Poland
Age 58
Disease
Priest F.S. Legowski
Cemetery Calvary

Below is a transcription of the Calvary Cemetery interment record for Tecla Przybylski:

No. 33355
Name Tecla Przybylski
Residence 1461 Vance
Age 58
Cause of Death Stomach Ulcer
Date of Interment Sept. 10
Grave 1498
Range or Lot 32
Section 2
Undertaker W. K. Sujkowski

John Przybylski passed away October 28, 1947 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery through St. Anthony’s Parish. John’s obituary was published in the Toledo Blade October 29, 1947. The obituary is transcribed below:

John Przybylski

John Przybylski, 78, died yesterday at home, 1461 Vance St., after a brief illness.

Mr. Przybylski was born in Poland and had lived in Toledo 55 years. He was employed at the Toledo Machine & Tool Co. until he retired 11 years ago. He was a member of the Union of Poles in America and the Firemen and Oilers Union.

Survivors are sons, Michael, Holland, O. and Aloysius, Stephen, and Clement, all of Toledo; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 8:30 Friday in the Sujkowski & Son Mortuary and at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

John’s death record through St. Anthony’s parish is transcribed below:

Date of Death and Burial Oct. 28 – Oct. 31, 1947
Name of Person Interred John Przybylski
Place of Birth Poland
Age 78
Disease
Priest F.S. Legowski
Cemetery Calvary

John’s interment record through Calvary Cemetery is transcribed below:

No. 47576
Name John Przybylski
Residence 1451 Vance
Age 78
Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhhage
Date of Interment Oct. 31
Grave 1497
Range or Lot 32
Section 2
Undertaker Sujkowski & Son
Remarks 3657

The last marriage record to arrive from the Poznan Project was for Michael Mruk (Mrók) and Margaretha Plenzler.

Margaretha was my great-grand aunt, daughter of Joseph Plenzler and Mary Lesiecka. More on Margaretha and Michael here.

Transcription with a rough translation is below.

1866
No. 13
Annus et dies benedictiones sacerdotalis: November 12 — The marriage took place November 12, 1866.
Nomen sacerdotis benedictionmen sacerdotalem administrantis: L. Edwardus Annesburg The priest who officiated the marriage was L. Edward Annesburg.

Nomen, praenomen et cognomen sacro ritu coniunctorum. Sedes conditio et professio, et nomen benedictio sacerdotalis en ecclesia vel domi peracta sit. The names/personal names and family names of those who wish to be joined in the sacred right of marriage before this church.
Michael Mrók, Juvenis Michael Mrók, the young man
et and
Marianna Lisieka, Virgo Margaretha Plenzler, the maiden
ambo de Wiorek both of Wiorek

Utrum iam prius conjugum iniverint, nec non utrum ad hue sub potestate parentum vel tutorum sint. They are to put aside earlier times to undertake a life of  husband and wife to protect and defend

Aetas ages
Sponsi: 20  Groom, 20
Sponsae: 15 Bride, 15

Religio sponsi, sponsae Cath. Religion of the bridge and groom is Catholic

Cum consensum parentum. With consent of the parents.

Dies proclamationes: Marriage banns (announcements of the intent of marriage were made)
Dom. XXII, XXIII, XXIV p. Pentec. The 22nd, 22rd, and 24th weeks of Pentecost

Dies dispensationum, si qua forent: nulla Were proper dispensations made in case of annullment due to form (Null, first marriage)

Nomen, conditio et professio testium qui benedictioni sacerdotali adfuerunt: Name and identification of witnesses
Andraes Plensler, de Wiorek Andraes Plensler, of Wiorek
Josephus Demel,  Joseph Demel, of Wiorek

It appears that Margaretha’s uncle, Andreas witnessed the marriage. I do not know who Joseph Demel is, another clue to follow later since generally it was a blood relative who witnessed marriages. Unfortunately, no real new knowledge about the family from this record it seems!

When the church record for Joseph Plenzler’s and Marianna Lesiecka’s marriage arrived, so did the civil marriage record for Joseph Plenzler (son of Joseph and Marianna) and Eva Dauer. Joseph Plenzler’s and Eva Dauer’s marriage record from the Catholic church in Gluszyna is located here.

(Marriages that were recorded in Poznan were recorded both via church and civil records, so there are often two records. Joseph and Maria/Marianna’s Roman Catholic church marriage record is located here.)

This is not transcribed–yet. It is written in German, and unfortunately, I don’t know a lick of German!

It appears as if Maria (Marianna) had a family member named Martin, who witnessed/signed the civil record. Perhaps this is an brother to Marianna, uncle to Eva.But it is interesting to see the actual signatures of my great grandparents, Joseph Plenzler and Eva Dauer.

Digging continues!

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