Loren J. Bullard1

M, b. 6 August 1922, d. 3 May 2000
     Loren was born on 6 August 1922 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was the son of Loren Jacob Bullard and Florence Nora Burval. He married Geraldine Blanch Zupp, daughter of Ralph Charles Zupp and Blanch Liebenauer, on 14 February 1948 at Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Loren died on 3 May 2000 at Naples, Collier, Florida, United States, at age 77. He was cremated in May 2000 at Naples, Collier, Florida, United States.
     Loren's occupation: Book Sales/Publisher.

Citations

  1. [S215] Loren J. Bullard, "Bullard - Zupp Family Group Sheets."

Theodore Joseph Bullard

M, b. 3 June 1924, d. 15 January 1993
     Theodore was born on 3 June 1924 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 He was the son of Loren Jacob Bullard and Florence Nora Burval. He married Georgia Corrine Blood, daughter of Earl H. Blood and Ruth E. Hammel, on 11 August 1945 at Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 He married Barbara Schultz, on 3 June 1966 at Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States.1 Theodore died on 15 January 1993 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 68.2 His body was buried on 19 January 1993 at Mentor Cemetery, Lake, Ohio, United States.
     Theodore's occupation: Printer.

Children of Theodore Joseph Bullard and Georgia Corrine Blood

Child of Theodore Joseph Bullard and Barbara Schultz

Citations

  1. [S214] Theodore Bullard, "Bullard - Blood Family Group Sheets."
  2. [S710] Memorial service attended by writer.

Natalie Lou Bullard

F, b. 2 June 1929, d. 13 June 2017
Natalie Bullard 1947
     Natalie was born on 2 June 1929 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 She was the daughter of Loren Jacob Bullard and Florence Nora Burval. She married Wade Ely Malm, son of Gustof Adolph Malm and Lillian Inez Smith, on 17 June 1950 at Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. Natalie Lou Bullard died on 13 June 2017 at Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States, at age 88; A Celebration service of the life of Natalie L. Malm, age 88, will be Sat June 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Lyons Chapel at Breckenridge Village, 36855 Ridge Rd, Willoughby, Ohio.
Born June 2, 1929 in Cleveland, she was a long time resident of Florida until moving to Breckenridge permanently in 2009.
With her love for Teddy Bears, she was affectionately known as "The Teddy Bear Lady", making and teaching classes all over the country.
She was married 56 wonderful years to Wade E. Malm (deceased). Devoted mother of Wade Jr "Skip" (Mimi), Dale (Donna), Craig (Celeste), Linda (Leroy) Bridges and Dennis (Carmen) Wojtanowski. Cherished Grandmother of Kelsey, Dave, Brandon, Taylor, Jordan, Bill, Jackie, Emily, Shaquille, Jalen, David, Michael and Natalie. Great Grandmother of Zachary, Cameron, Xander and Maddox.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loren J. and Florence N. (Burval) Bullard, Brothers, Loren Jr., Theodore J Bullard and Sister Joanne Harke.
Services will be given by Rev. Sandy Seaton Todd, Minister of Church of the Western Reserve.
In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family asks that donations be made to Breckenridge Life Care, 36855 Ridge Rd., Willoughby, Ohio 44094 or Church of the Western Reserve, 30050 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124.
Published in The News-Herald on June 16, 2017.

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Natalie Lou BULLARD Malm, 10 Jul 1983.

Joanne Phyllis Bullard

F, b. 11 January 1931, d. 26 September 2013
     Joanne was born on 11 January 1931 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 She was the daughter of Loren Jacob Bullard and Florence Nora Burval. Joanne Phyllis Bullard died on 26 September 2013 at Naples, Collier, Florida, United States, at age 82.

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Joanne BULLARD Harke, 10 Jul 1983.

Mary Amanda Shroyer1

F, b. 3 August 1902, d. 29 December 1994
Mary Shroyer
     Mary was born on 3 August 1902 at Lawrence, Illinois, United States. She was the daughter of Robert Lincoln Shroyer and Lydia Ann Miller. She married Lloyd Thomas Burval, son of Frank Burval and Anna Hubert, on 11 February 1940 at Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States.1 Mary died on 29 December 1994 at Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona, United States, at age 92.2 Her body was buried on 2 January 1995 at Palm Valley Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Mary SHROYER Burval, 1981.
  2. [S710] Personal knowledge of author.

Wincenty Halter

M, b. 22 October 1866, d. 16 May 1916
Wincenty Halter on his wedding day, 1888 Warsaw Poland.
     Wincenty was born on 22 October 1866 at Wolica, Mazowtechie Province, Poland.1,2,3 He was the son of Maurice Halter and Katherine Wunsch. He married Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz, daughter of Jan Szymankiewicz and Victoria Frenkel, on 24 June 1888 at St. Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Poland.4,2 Wincenty died on 16 May 1916 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 49.5 His body was buried on 19 May 1916 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.6
     Wincenty's occupation: Locksmith/Machinist.
Biography of Wincenty Halter:
Wincenty Halter was born in Wolica, Poland on 22 October 1866 and christened on 1 November 1866 at the Rokitno Parish Church located in Rokitno-Majatek, Gmina Blonie District, Warsaw West County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland. His god parents were Wincenty Jochanowski and Michalina Trojanowska. Wolica was a small farm village located about 10 km south of downtown Warsaw. This village, as such, no longer exists as it has been incorporated into the Wilanow District of Warsaw. Wincenty listed his occupation as locksmith when he married in 1888 and family tradition is that he was trained as a machinist in Poland.

At the encouragement of Halter cousins in Cleveland, Ohio, he left his young family in Poland and went to Cleveland. He was 24 years old when he arrived in the United States at the Port of Baltimore on 3 Jan 1891 aboard the vessel SS America. He was listed as passenger No. 260, a citizen of Russia, having one piece of luggage, his calling was laborer and his intended destination was Pennsylvania. If he went to Pennsylvania, he didn't stay long as in early 1891 he had secured a job at the White Motor Company and had sent for his family who came to Cleveland on 15 May 1891.

Wincenty filed a declaration to become a United States citizen on 26 Jun 1893 with the Court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga County Ohio. On 28 Sept 1896 he filed a petition to become a citizen, which was granted.

His second child, Victoria had a vivid recollection of her father, remembering him as an ambitious, fun-loving, energetic, mechanically talented, and emotional man with a quick temper. In terms of education for the children, Vincent believed that boys needed a high school education, but for the girls, elementary school education would suffice. [Recollections of Victoria Halter Smolinski as told to her daughter Eleanor Smolinski Brysacz.]

Vincent worked as a machinist, a plumber and was operating a hardware store at the time of his death in 1916. He is buried with his wife in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.

Children of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz

Citations

  1. [S15] Cuyahoga County Naturalization Records, Petit. for Citizenship of Wincenty Halter, No. 9360, 28 Sep 1896.
  2. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1888, Marriage Act 161, Marriage Record of Wincenty Halter to Antonia Maryanna Szyankiewicz , 24 June 1888.
  3. [S945] Roman Catholic Church, Records of Parish of Rokitno Poland, 1866, Act 129, Christening of Wincenty Halter, 1 Nov 1866.
  4. [S710] Wedding Ring in possession of Cecilia Halter Schutte, is stamped 1888.
  5. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert. of Death for Vincent Halter, File 4428.
  6. [S710] Section 24, Lot 143, grave 2.

Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz

F, b. 6 June 1871, d. 13 October 1914
Antonia Szymankiewicz ca. 1907
     Antonia was born on 6 June 1871 at Warsaw, Poland.1,2 She was the daughter of Jan Szymankiewicz and Victoria Frenkel. She married Wincenty Halter, son of Maurice Halter and Katherine Wunsch, on 24 June 1888 at St. Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Poland.3,2 Antonia died on 13 October 1914 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 43.4 Her body was buried on 16 October 1914 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.5
     Biography of Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz:
Antonia Szymankiewicz married Wincenty Halter in St. Alexander’s Church in Warsaw, Poland 24 Jun 1888. The Szymankiewicz family had long been members of this church.

A few years after her marriage, on 27 July 1891, she arrived in the United States with her two children , John and Victoria on the Steam Ship Aller in the Port of New York. Her half-brother Andrew Sobon and sister-in-law Emily Halter arrived with her. Her husband, Wincenty, had already immigrated earlier in the year to Cleveland, Ohio and had sent for her to join him.

Antonia was a quiet, nurturing lady whose first priority was her children. While she occasionally helped her husband in the hardware store when she was able, she wanted her children to be well-fed, well-cared for, and well-dressed. Her daughter, Victoria, recalls waking up at one, two or three o'clock in the morning to find her mother sewing new outfits for the family. Perhaps because Antonia was not a healthy person, she preferred to stay at home, cooking, cleaning, sewing, and preparing for holiday celebrations rather than joining Wincent when he took the family to the movies or to a Sokol gymnasts' activity. [Recollections of Victoria HALTER Smolinski as told to her daughter Eleanor SMOLINSKI Brysacz]

Antonia died in 1914, at age 43, from tuberculosis of the kidneys. She left her husband, and nine children (four unmarried at home) at the time of her death. She is buried with her husband in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.

Children of Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz and Wincenty Halter

Citations

  1. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Marriage Record of Wincenty Halter to Antonia Maryianna Szyankiewicz , 24 June 1888, Act 161.
  2. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1888, Marriage Act 161, Marriage Record of Wincenty Halter to Antonia Maryanna Szyankiewicz , 24 June 1888.
  3. [S710] Wedding Ring in possession of Cecilia Halter Schutte, is stamped 1888.
  4. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert of Death for Antonia Halter, Reg. No. 7180.
  5. [S710] Section 24, Lot 143, grave 1.

John Paul Halter

M, b. June 1889, d. 7 June 1930
John Halter ca. 1908
     John was born in June 1889 at Warsaw, Poland.1 He was the son of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. John Paul Halter married Anna Caroline Lange, daughter of John Lange and Pauline Strepanski, on 24 May 1911 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 John died on 7 June 1930 at Ohio, United States.3 His body was buried in June 1930 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.4
     Biography of John Paul Halter:
John immigrated to Cleveland at age 2, with his mother. Arriving the Port of New York on 27 July 1891 aboard the SS Aller.

Children of John Paul Halter and Anna Caroline Lange

Citations

  1. [S14] 1900 Census Cuyahoga OH, E.D. 80, Sheet 12, 7 Jun 1900, 93 Hoffman St.
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 87, p. 401.
  3. [S710] From Calvary Cemetery records. Visited in 1982.
  4. [S710] Section 24, Lot 414.

Victoria Felicia Halter

F, b. 2 November 1890, d. 11 April 1984
Victoria Hallter ca. 1908
     Victoria was born on 2 November 1890 at Warsaw, Poland.1 She was the daughter of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. She married Walter Smolinski, son of John Smolinski and Felicia (--?--), on 29 January 1913 at St. Stanislas Church, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.2 Victoria died on 11 April 1984 at Loudonville, Ashland, Ohio, United States, at age 93.3 Her body was buried in April 1984 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.4
     Biography of Victoria Felicia Halter:
On 29 Apr 1982, my Aunt Victoria wrote the author a letter which contained what she remembered of her family history. The history is transcribed below verbatum:

     VICTORIA FELICIA HALTER SMOLINSKI BIOGRAPHY

      "My parents, Vincent Halter and Antonia Szymankewicz, were living in Warsaw, Poland when they met. My father was a machinist and my mother was a dress maker."

      "Antonia had a younger sister named Mamie."

      "Grandma Katherine Vonc had an older sister who was married to Halter. He was Polish-Catholic. Granny helped her sister and lived with them, and when her sister died, she loved her sister's children so much that she married her brother-in-law, even though she didn't love him. The three children were my father, Vincent, Apolonia, and Emilia. Grandfather Halter's second wife, Katherine, later became a very religious Catholic."

      "My father and mother were married in 1888. Their first child, John, was born in 1888, and I, Victoria, was born on November 2, 1890. I was born at Aleje Jerozolimskie Przy Wysle, in Warsaw, Polska, which was under Russian domination at the time. My father had relatives in the U.S.A. Who wrote to him to come to Cleveland, telling him that he would do better here as a machinist. These cousins were German Lutheran Halters and spoke German and Polish. Dad decided to go to America one month after I was born, leaving Warsaw, traveling to London, then taking a ship to U.S.A. Uncle Andrew Sobon went with him, and when they arrived in Cleveland, they went to live with their German cousins on the west side of Cleveland. The cousins helped Dad find work at the White Motor on St. Clair Avenue at E. 79th Street. When he finally sent for my mother, my brother, John was about one and a half years old and I was eight months old. Aunt Emily Halter was about seventeen years old and single and accompanied my mother. It was a good thing she did, because I was very frail and ill during the whole ocean voyage, so her ability to speak German made it possible for her to communicate with the German kitchen staff. I was kept alive with chicken broth through the entire trip."

      "Our first home was on the west side of Cleveland with the German cousins. I believe my sister, Kate was born while we lived there. Next we moved to a Polish district called "Warszawa" (Warsaw). We lived on Osmond near St. Stanislaw Church. Next we lived on Fleet near E. 65th. The landlady had a drygood store, where Aunt Emily Halter was hired to work. My uncle, Andrew Sobon and My aunt, Emily Halter were married and started their married life in one room, which Mrs. Marlewski, the owner of the store, offered to them. I remember one time when I was a very little girl, my uncle came home to find me in his garden doing something which upset him. I don't know til this day what I did, but he was so angry that he tied me next to the milk cow in the barn. Everytime the cow swished her tail I would scream in fear but no one heard me. Finally Mrs. Marlewski's mother came to milk the cow, and surprised to find me tied up, asked me what happened. When I told her that my uncle had put me there and I didn't know why, she felt very sorry for me and quickly untied me. I ran as fast as I could to get away from that cow."

      "The next child in our family was Antonia, born at Fleet Avenue and E. 65th Street. Then we moved to Forman Avenue where Vincent was born. Shortly after Uncle Andrew and Aunt Emily Sobon moved to Forman Avenue and my aunt opened her dry goods business in her living room. She was so successful that she bought a business property on the west side at Storer and West 65th and continued her business."

      "Uncle Sobon was a sick man and was not able to work steady but I remember him best as a person who loved us children very much. He was a fun-loving man who enjoyed having us come over to play games with him. In the summer he'd arrange a special treat. There were no swimming pools in those days, so during the hottest time of the year he would get great big barrels, fill them with water, and one week would be girls' week and the the other would be for the boys. We didn't have inside bathtubs at that time so this was great fun."

     God Bless you and your Family

     Love,
     
     (Signed)Your Aunt Victoria Smolinski

      Victoria yearned for an education and when her father hired a private tutor for his first son, John, she protested that she, too, deserved a chance to earn a high school diploma. Unfortunately, her father was adamant, telling his oldest daughter to learn to cook and to sew and stop pleading with him. That block to her burning desire to learn seemed to spark the beginning of her quest for education. Her father had shut the schoolhouse door in her face after she had only completed sixth grade - this made her angry and determined to show him she could learn. In a heart-to-heart talk with her mother, she vowed to, indeed, learn to sew better than anything he imagined. Victoria confided that she had an ambition to design and sew the most fashionable clothes of the day. Her mother listened, empathetic, understanding Victoria's frustration, for she knew that when her husband made up his mind he was immovable. As they discussed Victoria's dreams, Antonia devised a plan to have Victoria work for the "Chajkowski" girls, spinsters who had a dressmaking business on Fleet Avenue. Victoria was ecstatic, knowing that their clients were some of the wealthiest women in Cleveland. My mother referred to each of them as Aunt Chajkowska, but I'm not sure if they were blood relatives or friends who were called Aunt out of respect. At any rate, Victoria, under their tutelage, created silk hand tucked blouses, flowing gowns of fine imported materials and learned to embroider and work with French lace. In her early twenties, probably, twenty-two years of age she decided that since she had no steady beau she would most certainly remain a spinster, so it was time to consider opening her own business. Conveniently, Aunt Emily Sobon owned a store which she graciously offered to rent to Victoria who eagerly became an entrepreneur. (Recollections as told to Eleanor Smolinski
Brysacz )

      Victoria lived to be 93 years old. She died in 1984 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland next to her husband, Walter.

Children of Victoria Felicia Halter and Walter Smolinski

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Victoria Halter Smolinski, 29 Apr 1982.
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 97, p. 75 record 20597.
  3. [S710] Personal knowledge of author.
  4. [S710] Sect. 62, Lot 238, Grave 1.

Katherine "Kate" Halter

F, b. 18 May 1892, d. 11 August 1971
Kate Halter ca. 1908
     Katherine was born on 18 May 1892 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 She was the daughter of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. She married Anthony "Anton" Joseph Nowowiejski. Katherine died on 11 August 1971 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 79.2 Her body was buried on 17 August 1971 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3
     Biography of Katherine "Kate" Halter:

      Katherine was named after her step-grandmother, Katherine WUNCH Halter, and from the description, she resembled her step-grandmother in temperament as well as looks. Everyone called her Kate, which suited her well. Kate means to the point, no nonsense, and direct. The words that come to mind from my memory of her are hard-working, neat, efficient, quick, organized, also a take charge person who, at times, came across as bossy. Kate and Victoria who was only eleven months older were more than sisters, they were good friends, sharing the same acquaintances, enjoying many of the same activities, from the gymnastics club, Sokol, the Polish Falcons, picnics with their group, outings to the park and more. While Victoria had "escaped" from the home and hardware store to her dressmaking job as soon as she could, Kate had a natural mechanical talent which she put to good use in her father's hardware and plumbing business. My mother always said that Kate could cut and fit pipe, repair windows, hang wallpaper, and anything else that was needed, as well as - no- better than, any of the men who worked for "Pa". The Halter women, as a rule, were no helpless females. They seemed to be ahead of their time and I have often wondered what they might have done, if given the equal opportunities afforded females today. Kate, in addition to her business and mechanical skills, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed crafts and sewing, as well. [Recollections of Kate HALTER Nowowiejski by Eleanor SMOLINSKI Brysac]

Children of Katherine "Kate" Halter and Anthony "Anton" Joseph Nowowiejski

Citations

  1. [S14] 1900 Census Cuyahoga OH, E.D. 80, Sheet 12, 7 Jun 1900, 93 Hoffman St.
  2. [S710] Funeral card in possession of author.
  3. [S710] Section 77, Lot 1316, Grave 1.

Antonia Halter

F, b. 7 June 1894, d. 11 May 1984
Antonia Halter ca. 1977
     Antonia was born on 7 June 1894 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 She was the daughter of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. She married Jakob Smolinski, son of John Smolinski and Felicia (--?--), on 25 August 1915 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 Antonia died on 11 May 1984 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 89.3 Her body was buried in May 1984 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.4

Children of Antonia Halter and Jakob Smolinski

Citations

  1. [S14] 1900 Census Cuyahoga OH, E.D. 80, Sheet 12, 7 Jun 1900, 93 Hoffman St.
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 103, p. 86.
  3. [S710] Personal knowledge of author.
  4. [S710] Section V, Row 2.

Vincent Halter

M, b. 25 February 1896, d. 23 January 1957
Vincent Halter ca. 1908
     Vincent was born on 25 February 1896 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1,2 He was the son of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. He married Pauline Jelinek, daughter of Mathew Jelinek and Anna Hruby, on 10 September 1919 at Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3 Vincent died on 23 January 1957 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 60.4 His body was buried on 26 January 1957 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.5
     Biography of Vincent Halter:
Vincent enlisted in the U. S. Army on 1 April 1918 at the age of 22. He was assigned to the 331 Infantry to Aug 1918; then Co D 117 Infantry until Discharge. He was promoted to Private, first class on 19 Nov 1918. He particpated in the Somme Offensive; Ypres-Lys; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 5 June 1918 to 27 March 1919. He recieved an honorable discharge 14 Apr 1919.

Children of Vincent Halter and Pauline Jelinek

Citations

  1. [S14] 1900 Census Cuyahoga OH, E.D. 80, Sheet 12, 7 Jun 1900, 93 Hoffman St.
  2. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Return of Birth - male born to Antoni Shimmunitz and Winzenti Halter.
  3. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 103, p. 350, record 30800.
  4. [S710] Funeral card in possession of author.
  5. [S710] Section 77, Lot 1284, Grave 2.

Emily Amelia Halter

F, b. 4 January 1898, d. 8 January 1988
Emily Halter ca. 1908
     Emily was born on 4 January 1898 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 She was the daughter of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. She married Felix Majewski, on 9 June 1920 at St. Stanislas Church, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.2 Emily died on 8 January 1988 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 90.3 Her body was buried in January 1988 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.4
     Biography of Emily Amelia Halter:
Emily, the sixth child, was, according to Victoria, the most curious, the most ornery, the most adventurous, the most outspoken Halter child. Her incessant "nosiness", her complete indifference to punctuality or schedules and her inability to remember to be home on time for supper managed to irritate her father on a regular basis. Her older siblings nicknamed her "the penny press" since she was the bearer of the latest neighborhood news. One evening, checking out a rumor about a new-born baby on the block, she was so oblivious to the hour that she arrived home long after the evening meal was over. Wincenty, her father, was so worried and upset that when she strolled up the walk he gathered some of her clothes into a sack, thrust them into her hands and told her if she didn't want to come home on time, she didn't have to stay at all, as he slammed the door leaving her standing on the outside looking in. Victoria remembered that all the children stood at the windows looking out, tears streaming down their faces while Emily stood forlornly on the sidewalk not knowing what to do. Wincenty relented finally opening the door, going out to Emily, gently leading her into the house. Needless to say, Emily was glad to be back in the comforting arms of her family. Of all the Halter children, Emily seemed to be, all through her life the one who took time to smell the roses, enjoying moments along the way, joking around, having fun, never seeming to lose the child in her. Her talent for sewing evolved into a thriving interior decorating business - draperies, bedspreads, slipcovers, decorator pillows - started in the basement of her home, later moved to Buckeye Road where she employed several ladies - and even in her retirement, whipping up dozens of pillows for the fund raising charity bazaars of the Little Sisters of St. Mary and St. Joseph on Richmond Road. [Recollections of Emily Halter Majewski by Victoria Halter Smolinski and Eleanor Smolinski ]

Children of Emily Amelia Halter and Felix Majewski

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 103, p. 437.
  3. [S710] Personal knowledge of author.
  4. [S710] Section 62, Lot 962, Grave 1.

Mary Halter1

F, b. 7 November 1903, d. circa 1904
     Mary was born on 7 November 1903 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. She was the daughter of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. Mary died circa 1904 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."
  2. [S710] Died at early age.

Marie Apolonia "Mamie" Halter

F, b. 7 November 1903, d. 14 December 1963
Mamie Halter
     Marie was born on 7 November 1903 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 She was the daughter of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. Marie died on 14 December 1963 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 60.2 Her body was buried on 18 December 1963 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3
     Biography of Marie Apolonia "Mamie" Halter:
Aunt Mamie was very special to me, and it was not until I was older, in my teens, I believe, that I realized that she was a troubled lady. Whatever it was that triggered her times of depression, did not affect the many beautiful days we spent together. When Aunt Mame opened the doors to culture by taking me to the museums of art, history, health, to exhibits, to plays, the experiences enriched my life even to this day. Like all the Halter girls, she had a creative talent for dressmaking, tailoring, and crafts. In particular, she enjoyed pettipoint and tatting. She began a tradition of giving her nieces an exquisite tatted handkerchief for their wedding day. Mine has a dainty three-and-a half inch tatted lace edge which is one of the Halter treasures I have saved for future generations. [Recollections of Marie Halter by Eleanor Smolinski Brysacz ]

Citations

  1. [S17] 1910 Census Cuyahoga OH, E.D. 256, Sheet 46, 5904 Fleet Ave., Family 45, 15 Apr 1910.
  2. [S710] Funeral card in possession of author.
  3. [S710] Section 24, Lot 143, grave 2.

Andrew Halter1

M, b. 27 October 1907, d. 9 February 1909
     Andrew was born on 27 October 1907 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was the son of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. Andrew died on 9 February 1909 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 1.2

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."
  2. [S648] State of Ohio Death Index,.

Father Hilary Halter1

M, b. 26 April 1909, d. 19 April 1983
Fr. Hilary Halter
     Hilary was born on 26 April 1909 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was the son of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz. Hilary died on 19 April 1983 at St. Anthony Med, Crown Point, Indiana, United States, at age 73. His body was buried on 22 April 1983 at Pulaski, Wisconsin, United States.
     Hilary's occupation: Franciscan Friar.
Biography of Father Hilary Halter:
Father Hilary was born in Cleveland. He received the first three years of his elementary education at a local public school before transferring to St. Stanislaus parochial school, both in Cleveland. He continued his education at St. Bonaventure M. S. in Sturtevant, Wis. Shortly after his graduation he joined the Order of Franciscan Friars, being invested with the Franciscan habit on 14 Aug 1929, and professed solemn vows four years later. He took his philosophy studies at St. Mary of the Angels Seminary in Green Bay. There Bishop Paul P. Rhode ordained him to the priesthood on 28 May 1938.

Father Hilary's first assignment was as assistant pastor at St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Green Bay. After two years, he was transferred to our friary in Toledo where he engaged in pastoral supply ministry. Some years later he was sent to St. Francis Mission in Greenwood, Miss. In 1963, Father Hilary joined the community in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a year later in Lake Geneva, Wis. After three years there, he became assistant production manager of the Franciscan Publishers in Pulaski. Two years later, in 1969 he returned to Mississippi, first as pastor in Forest, then as associate pastor in Greenwood. In 1975, he was sent to St. Hedwig's an inner city parish in Gary, Indiana, serving as pastor for four years before being transferred to Lourdes Friary in Cedar Lakes, Ind., where he spent his last years performing pastoral supply tasks as his health permitted.

Father Hilary passed away 19 April 1983, just 7 days short of his 74th birthday at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Indiana from cancer of the liver.

Citations

  1. [S710] Funeral card in possession of author.

Anna Caroline Lange

F, b. circa 1893, d. 30 October 1970
Anna Lange 1938
     Anna was born circa 1893 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 She was the daughter of John Lange and Pauline Strepanski. Anna Caroline Lange married John Paul Halter, son of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz, on 24 May 1911 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 Anna died on 30 October 1970 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3 Her body was buried on 3 November 1970 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.4

Children of Anna Caroline Lange and John Paul Halter

Citations

  1. [S190] 1920 Census Cuyahoga Ohio, Vol. 46, ED. 285, Sh. 18, Ln 81, 17 Jan 1920.
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 87, p. 401.
  3. [S710] Funeral card in possession of author.
  4. [S710] Section 24, Lot 414, Grave 6.

Gregory John Halter1

M, b. 8 March 1912, d. 3 February 1999
Greg Halter
     Gregory was born on 8 March 1912 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was the son of John Paul Halter and Anna Caroline Lange. He married Clara Catherine Cieslak, at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Gregory died on 3 February 1999 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 86. His body was buried on 8 February 1999 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. Section 91 - Lot 230 - Grave 2.

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."

Edward Joseph Halter1

M, b. 17 October 1913, d. 27 November 2002
Edward Halter 1938
     Edward was born on 17 October 1913 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was the son of John Paul Halter and Anna Caroline Lange. He married Marriane Grace Poslar, daughter of Stephan Poslar and Marian Kurzawaski, on 16 May 1936 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 Edward died on 27 November 2002 at Louisville, Kentucky, United States, at age 89. His body was buried at Resthaven Mausoleum, Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

Citations

  1. [S212] Edward Joseph Halter, "Halter-Lange Family Group Sheets."
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 177, p. 433.

John Stanley Halter1

M, b. 7 May 1919, d. 14 June 2009
John Halter 1940
     John was born on 7 May 1919 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was the son of John Paul Halter and Anna Caroline Lange. He married Rosie C. Alessandri, daughter of Anthony Alessandri and Adeline Civetti, on 26 October 1940 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 John Stanley Halter died on 14 June 2009 at Brecksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 90; JOHN S. HALTER, age 90. Beloved husband of the late Rose C. (nee Alexander); devoted father of John A. (Mary), Frank C. (Janet), Therese A. Bilek (deceased) (Edd) and MaryAnn Allan (Austin); loving grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 23; brother of Christine Kobus and the late Gregory, Edward and Florence Stergar. John was retired from Ford Motor Company. He was a charter member of St. Basil Church and as an Army Veteran of WW II, he was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. A prayer service will be held at NOSEK-McCREERY FUNERAL HOME, 8150 BRECKSVILLE RD., Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil Church at 10 A.M. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the FUNERAL HOME, FRIDAY 2-4 AND 6-9 P.M. with a VFW service at 7:30 P.M. Memorials to Regina Health Care, 5232 Broadview Road, Richfield, OH 44286, would be appreciated.3 He was buried on 20 June 2009 at All Saints Cemetery, Northfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

Child of John Stanley Halter and Rosie C. Alessandri

Citations

  1. [S212] Edward Joseph Halter, "Halter-Lange Family Group Sheets."
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 190, p. 489.
  3. [S646] Social Security Death Index,.

Florence L. Halter1

F, b. circa 1921, d. 1 October 1991
     Florence was born circa 1921 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. She was the daughter of John Paul Halter and Anna Caroline Lange. She married Anthony F. Stergar.2 Florence died on 1 October 1991 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. Her body was buried on 5 October 1991 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3

Child of Florence L. Halter and Anthony F. Stergar

Citations

  1. [S710] Funeral card in possession of author.
  2. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."
  3. [S710] Section 24, Lot 414, Grave 7.

Walter Smolinski1

M, b. 23 April 1885, d. 11 April 1963
Walter Smolinski 1928
     Walter was born on 23 April 1885 at Poland. He was the son of John Smolinski and Felicia (--?--). He married Victoria Felicia Halter, daughter of Wincenty Halter and Antonia Marianna Szymankiewicz, on 29 January 1913 at St. Stanislas Church, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.2 Walter died on 11 April 1963 at Ohio, United States, at age 77. His body was buried on 16 April 1963 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3
     Walter's occupation: Realtor.

Children of Walter Smolinski and Victoria Felicia Halter

Citations

  1. [S710] Funeral card in possession of author.
  2. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. 97, p. 75 record 20597.
  3. [S710] Sect. 62, Lot 238, Grave 2.

Edward Walter Smolinski

M, b. 16 September 1916, d. 30 April 1982
Edward Smolinski 1952
     Edward was born on 16 September 1916 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 He was the son of Walter Smolinski and Victoria Felicia Halter. He married Eugenia Alfreda Szubski.1 Edward died on 30 April 1982 at Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 65. His body was buried.

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."