While researching the offspring of Margaretha and Michael, I had come across some of their immigration data. Stanley had immigrated with his parents to the US via the ship, Rhaetia of the Hamburg Passenger lines that departed from Hamburg on May 28, 1884. This manifest lists these children for Margaretha and Michael upon departing Hamburg in May 1884:
- Tekla (b. 1873)
- Stanislaus (Stanley) (b. 1876)
- Kazmierez (b.1877)
- Marianna (Mary) (b. abt. 1879 per the manifest)
- Kath.a (possibly Katharina) (b abt. 1880 per the manifest)
I have not yet found a record for a Kazmierez born about 1877 (although they did have a child named Kazmierez, see below) or a child with a name similar to Katha/Katharina. So this data is rather confusing. It’s quite possible that Michael and Margaretha lost children between the period of their arrival in1884 and the 1900 census or there are two adult children about the time of the 1900 census that had been married and were living elsewhere. More research on this is needed–are there two more children to be discovered of the marriage between Michael Mruk and Margaretha Plenzler?
Stanley was born about 1876 in Wiorek, Poznan, Poland, and emigrated here with his parents about 1884 per the 1900 census. He married Victoria Andrejewski in June 1903 per a marriage record from St. Anthony’s parish. The record for this marriage is sparse, just a notation that the marriage occurred. Stanley and Victoria were residing at 1236 Nebraska at the time of the 1910 census. The 1920 census and 1930 census lists the family at 1275 Vance St.
Stanley and Victoria had eight children that I could locate:
- Martha b. 1904, d. 1905 (baptismal record here from St. Anthony’s Parish, death record here from St. Anthony’s, burial record here from Calvary Cemetery)
- Felix b. 1905, m. Julie Swickheimer 1 October 1925 in Michigan, d. 1971 (baptismal record here from St. Anthony’s Parish, Toledo Blade obituary dated 10 August 1971 here)
- Veronica b. 1908, d. 1995 (married a Christel, but have no records for Veronica yet)
- Joseph, b. 1910, d. 1988 (Toledo Blade obituary dated 25 September 1988 located here)
- Mary b. 1912, d. 1996 (married a Palicki but have no records for Mary yet)
- Kazmierez, b. 1915, d. 1917 (Ohio Death certificate here)
- Agnes, b. 1918, d. 1996 (married a Nadolny, but have no records for Agnes yet)
- Frank, b. 1921, d. 1927 (Ohio Death certificate here)
Victoria died 30 January 1939 per her Ohio Death Certificate. Her death record through St. Anthony’s parish is located here and transcribed below:
Date of Death and Burial: Jan. 30th, Feb. 3rd
Name of Person Interred: Victoria Mruk
Place of Birth: Poland
Priest: F.S. Legowski
Victoria was buried in Calvary Cemetery. Transcription of the burial record is below:
Name Wikotrya Mruk
Residence 1275 Vance
Cause of Death Heart disease
Date of Interment Feb. 3
Range or Lot 6
Undertaker Sujkowski & Son
Name of Deceased: Mruk Sta.
Date of Death: 5-4
Place and Date of Burial: 5-7
Stanley’s obituary was published in the Toledo Blade on 4 May 1945. I’ve transcribed the obituary below as best as possible (bad photocopy):
Stanley Mruk died yesterday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Agnes Nadolny of 1010 Indiana Ave. after an illness of several weeks. He was 69. Mr. Mruk came here from Poland 62 years ago.
Also surviving are sons, Felix, and Pvt. Joseph, with the army in France, daughters Mrs. Veronica Chr??? and Mrs. Mar? P???, bothers, Casper and Marin and J???, sisters Mrs. Proxida Gurzynski and Mrs. Ste??? Staniszewski and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Steve Gasiorowski Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in Nativity Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Stanley was interred in Calvary Cemetery. The burial record is transcribed below.
Name Stanley Mruk
Cause of Death Cancer
Date of Interment May 7
Range or Lot 10
Undertaker S. G. Gasiorowski