Andrew and Frances are my mother’s maternal grandparents, my great-grandparents.
Andrew and Frances were married about 1873, in a Catholic parish in Chometowo; and I’m going to work with a contact in the near future in order to obtain a copy of their marriage record. There is some discrepancy with Frances’ maiden name. A record abstract that I located for Andrew’s and Frances’ marriage lists Frances’ last name as Prochowiak.
The marriage abstract information that I was able to locate indicates that Andrew’s father was Valentinus and his mother was Josepha. Frances’ father was listed as Adalbertus and her mother listed as Marianna.
Chometowo is in northwestern Poland and was previously part of Germany prior to 1945.
Andrew and Frances arrived in the US sometime about 1880 and seemed to have settled directly into the St. Anthony parish neighborhood. Their first child, Frank, was born in Germany on May 17, 1876.
Their second child was likely Rose. Her death certificate states her birth as June 16, 1883; however, her marriage record to Kasper Koralewski from St. Anthony’s parish in 1900 indicates she was was born about 1880.
A 1892 city directory for Toledo lists Andrew as living on Vance Street. (I do not know who the other Andrew Przybylski on Blum Street is.)
Five more children were born to Andrew and Frances:
- Stanislaw, was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 18, 1881
- Victoria, born December 19, 1882, in Toledo, Ohio
- Anastasia, born February 23, 1889, in Toledo, Ohio
- Adam and Eva (twins), born May 14, 1893, in Toledo, Ohio
Adam died at about six months of age on October 9, 1893 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery on October 10. His death record through St. Anthony’s is transcribed below:
Date of death 9 Oct 1893, date of burial 10 Oc 1893, Adam Przybylski, fil. leg. Andrew Przybylski et Franscae Przybylski, 5 mos. nescitur, Calvary
I’ve transcribed his burial record below:
1637 Vance Street
Age 5 months
Disease: Intestinal Derangement
Date of decease: 8 Oct.
Date of Burial: 10 Oct.
Buried Grave 6, Lot 133, Section 30.
About six months after Adam passed away, Andrew died. His death was also recorded through St. Anthony’s death registry and is transcribed below:
Andreas Przybylski, maritus Fransicae Pryzbylski, 51 amorium, sepultus in Calvaria.
Andrew also was buried at Calvary Cemetery. His burial record is transcribed below:
1637 Vance St.
Age 50 years, 10 months.
Died 26 January 1894.
Buried 28 January 1894.
Buried Grave 4, Lot 176, Section 30
Frances does not seem to have remarried and remained in the home at 1637 Vance Street for a number of years per an 1897 Toledo city directory, the 1910 census (which also indicates that Anastasia and her first husband, Stanley Lawecki, were living here as well), and the 1920 census (which also indicates that she was living with her daughter, Eva and her husband, Stanley Hejnicki and their son, Leonard).
Frances also lost two other children before she had passed away:
- Rose, who passed away in 1916 from tuberculosis.
- Stanislaw, who passed away in 1919 after an accidental amputation in an industrial incident.
Frances passed away on May 12, 1922 in Toledo. Her residence on the death certificate is listed as Frank Seija’s (husband of her daughter, Victoria). She is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
Cause of death: Cirrhosis of Liver
Date of Interment May 15, 1922.
Grave 2602, Range or Lot 17, Grave 3.