Still working on that backlog of Calvary photos that I have. Today’s photos are names within my family tree but I have not made any connections.

George and Lucy Mielcarek, Calvary Cemetery

George and Lucy Mielcarek, Calvary Cemetery

Mielcarek
Father George
1865 – 1945
Mother Lucy
1868 – 1962
Grave: 337, Range or Lot: 13, Section: 41

Magdalena Koralewski, Calvary Cemetery

Magdalena Koralewski, Calvary Cemetery

Droga Matka
Magdalena Koralewski
1872 – 1919
Grave: 117, Lot: 4, Section: 43

Aloizy Lawecki, Calvary Cemetery

Aloizy Lawecki, Calvary Cemetery

Aloizy Lawecki
1914 – 1921
Grave: 17, Range or Lot: 1, Section: 32

Teofila Kempski Mruk, Calvary Cemetery

Teofila Kempski Mruk, Calvary Cemetery

Mother
Teofila Kempski Mruk
Grave: 2841, Range or Lot: 23, Section: 32

Per death certificate, Teofila’s father’s name was PRUCHNIAK.

The theme today over at GeneaBloggers is Wedding Wednesday. Today’s photo is partially identified and was taken by F. E. Koella Studios on Division Street in Toledo. I have no date; however, the photo does have a few clues. You can click the image below to get a large-sized, high-res copy to zoom in on the identification written on the photo.

Wedding photo of Charles and Margaret Mielcarek

Wedding photo of Charles and Margaret Mielcarek

There are three persons identified on the photo: Josephine Plenzler Przybylski (woman in the middle) and the bridge and groom are Margaret and Charles Mielcarek. I do not have the bride’s maiden name. Also if you look closely at the groom and the first gentleman on the left, they seem to look quite alike–possibly they are brothers?

I have not yet identified a Josephine Plenzler–at least, not one from the families in Toledo. Was there a Josephine Plenzler who belonged to the branches who moved to Indiana or Minnesota?

If you have any information or can help identify any of the people in this photo, leave a comment here or drop me an email.

Frank Przybylski is my mother’s paternal uncle, my great-uncle. He was the eldest child of Andrew Przybylski and Frances Rochowiak. Per his World War I draft registration, Frank was born May 17, 1876 and had become a naturalized citizen by 1917.

Josephine was born in Poland in December, 1883 to Katharine Holas and Michael Mielcarek. Per the 1900 census, she emigrated to the US in 1892 with her family.

Frank and Josephine married January 27, 1906 in St. Anthony’s Parish. The marriage record is transcribed below:

Jan 27, 1906
Przybylski, Frank
Mielczarek, Jozefa
A.J. Suplicki

By 1920, Frank and Josephine were living on Detroit Avenue.

Per the 1920 census, Frank arrived in the US in 1886. This provides a better timeline for understanding when Frank’s parents, Andrew and Frances (Rochowiak) Przybylski, emigrated to the US–I have not yet located any records for their arrival and it’s likely that Andrew was never naturalized because of the short time span between arrival and his death in 1894.

Frank and Josephine had eight children:

Harry, born 1908
Zygmund, born 1910
Pearl, born 1911
Clemence, born 1913
Daniel, born 1915
Alice, born 1917
Aloyisius, born 1918
Raymond, born 1919

Alice married Aloysius (Ollie) Plenzler. Ollie was my grandmother’s (Anastasia Przybylski Plenzler) nephew and the son of Joseph Plenzler (Jr.) and Josephine Grezchowiak. Below are snapshots of the family tree.

By 1930, Frank and Josephine resided at 831 Waverly Avenue, not far from St. Hyacinth’s parish. When researching this property, I noticed that the property appears to have been some type of commercial establishment, perhaps a neighborhood grocery.  Here is a photo from the Lucas County GIS website and property ownership records. Noted on Frank’s death certificate was an occupation as food merchant/grocer. Possibly he owned a grocery business.

Josephine passed away October 6, 1946. Her obituary is transcribed below:

Mrs. Josephine Przybylski, 831 Waverly Ave., died yesterday in East Side Hospital after a brief illness. She was 61.

Born in Germany, she had lived in Toledo 56 years. She was a member of the Ladies’ Catholic Benevolent Association, Branch 1441; the Alter Society of St. Hyacinth Church and the Rosary Society of St. Stanislaus Church.

Surviving are her husband, Frank; sons, Harry, Zigmund, Clemens, Daniel, Aloysius, and Raymond; daughters, Pearl and Mrs. Alice Plenzler; brother, Thomas Mielcarek; niece, Sister M. Albertina, Franciscan Order, Sylvania, O. nephew, the Rev. Aloysius Sobczak, assistant pasator of St. Stanislaus Church, and nine grandchildren.

The Alter Society of St. Hyacinth will recite the Rosary at 7:30 tonight in the Czoglosz Funeral Home, and the LCBA will recite the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Services in the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday will be followed by a funeral mass at 9 a.m. in St. Hyacinth Church at which Father Sobczak will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Josephine’s burial record through Calvary is transcribed below:

No.: 46532
Name: Josephine Przybylski
Residence: East Side Hospital
Age: 61
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Date of interment: Oct. 9 1946
Grave N 1/2 of E 1/2
Lot or range: 192
Section: 25
Undertaker: Czolgosz Mort.

Frank passed away October 1, 1953. I have not been able to locate his obituary; but have located both his burial record through St. Hyacinth and his interment record at Calvary (both transcribed below).

St. Hyacinth burial record:

Name: Francis Przybylski
Died: Oct. 1, 1953
Buried: Oct. 5, 1953
Cemtery: Calvary
Officiating Priest: J. Lubiatowski
Age: Date of Birth: May 17, 1876
Sacraments: All
Nearest Kin: Children
Adm. By: Chaplain of Mercy Hosp.

Calvary:

No. 54045
Name: Frank Przybylski
Residence: Mercy Hosp.
Age: 77
Cause of death: Uremia
Date of interment: Sept. 5, 1953
Grave: N 1/2 E 1/2
Range or Lot: 192
Section: 25
Funeral Director: W.K. Sujowski

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