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
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:
Name: Josephine Przybylski
Residence: East Side Hospital
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Date of interment: Oct. 9 1946
Grave N 1/2 of E 1/2
Lot or range: 192
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
Officiating Priest: J. Lubiatowski
Age: Date of Birth: May 17, 1876
Nearest Kin: Children
Adm. By: Chaplain of Mercy Hosp.
Name: Frank Przybylski
Residence: Mercy Hosp.
Cause of death: Uremia
Date of interment: Sept. 5, 1953
Grave: N 1/2 E 1/2
Range or Lot: 192
Funeral Director: W.K. Sujowski