Stumbled upon a contact within ancestry.com who is a granddaughter of Martha. She graciously shared a few photos of Martha Sieja and her husband, Casper Roman. Martha was a daughter of Victoria Przybylski and Frank Sieja. She was my first cousin, once removed. Martha and Casper were married in 1933 in St. Anthony’s parish.
Here are the photos:
They seem to look as if they were a pair of tend setters. In 1932, Martha was 18 years old. To my eye, it appears as if she were quite fashionable. Casper cuts quite an attractive figure in that well-tailored double-breasted suit as well.
Martha passed away in 1961. Her obituary was published in the Toledo Blade on December 31, 1961 and is transcribed below:
Mrs. Martha D. Roman, 48, of 2432 Rosewood Ave., died yesterday in Mercy Hospital.
A lifelong Toledo resident, she was a member of the 14th Ward Oldtimers Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband, Casper, daughters, Mrs. Bernadine Kajfasz, Mrs. Patricia Augustyniak, Mrs. Rosemary Leady, Mrs. Diana Mumford, and Kathleen, all of Toledo, and Mrs. Marcia Garcia, Findlay; sisters Mrs. Irene Plenzler and Mrs. Alice Gutowski, both of Toledo; brothers, Roman Sieja, Toledo; Edmund Sieja, Burbank, Calif., and Norman Sieja, Sylvania and 14 grandchildren.
The body is in the Sujkowski Mortuary. Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Casper passed away in 1968. His obituary was published in the Toledo Blade on June 16, 1968 and is transcribed below:
ROMAN–CASPER V., age 65, of 2031 Evansdale. Widower of the late Martha; dearest father of Mrs. Bernadine Kajfasz, Mrs. Patricia Augustyniak, Mrs. Rosemary Leady, Mrs. Marcia Garcia, Mrs. Diane Schmidt, Mrs. Kathleen Relily; brother of Mrs. Bernice Jaskowiak, Mrs. Alice King, Mrs. Stella Mitchell, Dorothy Borkowski, Henry and Daniel Roman, all of Toledo; also survived by 20 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday, 8:30 a.m., Sujkowski & Son, 1629 Nebraska. Requiem High Mass, St. Ann’s Church, 10 a.m. Interment Calvary. Recitation of Rosary Wednesday, 8 p.m.
As always, if you know anything about Martha or Casper, please leave a comment here and I’ll follow up.