Maurice Halter1

M, b. circa 1817, d. circa 1880
     Maurice was born circa 1817 at Kirchhausen, Heilbronn, Württemberg, Germany.2 He was the son of Franz Joseph Halter and Maria Anna Phoh. He married Carolina Witmajer, daughter of Christoph Witmajer and Erhardina Wunsch, on 11 July 1847 at Holy Cross Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.3 He married Katherine Wunsch, daughter of Mathias Wunsch and Maria Katharina Förderer, on 15 November 1863 at Holy Cross Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.4 Maurice died circa 1880 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.
     Maurice's occupation: Master Shoemaker.
Biography of Maurice Halter:
Maurice Halter was born about 1817 in the Village of Kirchhausen near Heilbronn in the then Kingdom of Wurttemberg, now the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

We believe that Maurice removed from Kirchhausen to Warsaw by the early 1840’s with his parents and siblings. The earliest record we have found for Maurice Halter is his 1847 marriage to Carolina Witmayer in Holy Cross Church in Warsaw Poland. A translation of this record is as follows:

“Act 116
It did happen in Warsaw in the Parish of the Holy Cross, eleventh day of July, year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, at six in the evening.
We make it known that in the consciousness of witnesses Wendelin Halter laborer twenty- seven years old and Frederick Baller laborer fifty years old, both residing in Warsaw, today has been concluded religious marriage between Maurycy Halter, young man, shoemaker, residing in Warsaw, under the number nine hundred and ninety-three Krochmalna Street, born in the village Kirchhausen in the Kingdom Wurttemberg, son of the late Jozef and Maryanna born Fau, spouses Halter, thirty years old, and Karolina Witmajer, young woman, residing in Warsaw under the number one thousand five hundred eighteen Marszalkowska street, in the service of maid, born in Hilpertrau in the Duchy of Baden, daughter of Krzysztof and Erhatyna born Woncz, spouses Witmajer, twenty-one years old. This marriage was preceded by three announcements, here in Warsaw, in the parishes of Holy Cross (Swietego Krzyza) and St. Andrew (Swietego Andrzeja), on the twenty-seventh of June, fourth and eleventh of July of the current year. No opposition to the marriage had happen. New spouses declared they have not concluded a prenuptial agreement between themselves. This act was read to the newlywed and witnesses, by us, newlywed (groom) and witness signed. The newlywed (bride) and the second witness do not write.
Signatures:
Halter
Wendelin Halter
Ksiadz Proboszcz Aloyzy Pulawski, prefekt”

This record provides much information about Maurice. In addition to his birth in Kirchhausen it lists his parents as (deceased) Jozef and Maryanna, born Fau, He also could sign his name and shows that his occupation was shoemaker. This record suggests that by 1847 Maurice was living at 1993 Krochmalna Street in Warsaw.

The next record that we find is Maurice’s 1863 marriage to his second wife, Katherine Wunsch at Holy Cross Church in Warsaw following the death of his first wife, Carolina. A translation of that record is as follows:

“451
It did happen in the parish of the Holy Cross - Swietego Krzyza- on the fifteenth day of November, year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, at five o'clock in the afternoon. We make it known, that in the consciousness of witnesses August Szefner, thirty- seven years old, and Franciszek Kaczorowski ,forty- eight years old, residing in Warsaw, both masters shoemaker, today has been concluded religious marriage between Maurycy Halter, widow of Karolina born Witmajer, deceased on the first day of August of the current year in the local parish, master shoemaker , residing in Warsaw, under the number one thousand three hundred and four, Nowy Swiat street, born in the city of Wittenberg, son of the late Jozef and Maryanna born Pfau, spouses Halter, forty- six years old, and Katarzyna Wunsch, young woman staying with her father, residing in Warsaw, under the number one thousand three hundred and four , Nowy Swiat street, born in the village of Marki, province of Warsaw, daughter of Mateusz and the late Katarzyna born Kweter, spouses Wunsch, nineteen years old. This marriage was preceded by three announcements, here in Warsaw in the parish of the Holy Cross, on thirty of August, sixth and thirteenth of September of the current year. New spouses declared they did not sign a prenuptial agreement between themselves. This act was read to the newlywed and witnesses and to the father of the newlywed (bride) giving permission to this marriage, then it was signed by the newlywed (groom), one witness, the father and us. The newlywed (bride) and the second witness do not write.

Signatures:
Mauricy Halter
Mathias Wunsch
August Szefner
X (ksiadz) Luniewski Prefekt”

This marriage record suggests that Maurice was a Master Shoemaker and living in Warsaw at 1304 Nowy Swiat Street when he married Katarzyna Wunsch in 1863. The next record we found is the baptism record of Maurice’s son, Wincenty in 1866 at Kokitno Church where Maurice is listed as a shoemaker living in Wolica, a rural area about 5 kilometers south of downtown Warsaw. The next record is the baptism record of Mauice’s daughter, Emily Halter in 1871 at Kokitno Church where Maurice is listed as a laborer and claims Emily was born in Jozefow, a rural area about 15 kilometer southeast of downtown Warsaw. These records suggest that by 1866 Maurice has moved to a rural area south of Warsaw and may have been employed in farming.

We know very little more about him. He never came to the United states and according to his daughter Emily Halter Soban, he enjoyed music, was very easy going and died in Warsaw of a stroke at age over 60 years. We thus put his date of death as circa 1880.2

Children of Maurice Halter and Carolina Witmajer

Children of Maurice Halter and Katherine Wunsch

Citations

  1. [S19] Julius Andrew Sobon, "Record of Sobon Family Traits."
  2. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, Marriage act 451, 1863 image 1191.
  3. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, 1847, Act 116, Marriage of Maurycy Halter to Karolina Witmajer, 11 July 1847. URL:
    http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryka.php
  4. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, Marriage act 451, 1863 image 1191. URL: http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryka.php

Carolina Witmajer1

F, b. circa 1827, d. 1 August 1863
     Carolina was born circa 1827 at Hilpertsau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany.2 She was the daughter of Christoph Witmajer and Erhardina Wunsch. She married Maurice Halter, son of Franz Joseph Halter and Maria Anna Phoh, on 11 July 1847 at Holy Cross Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.3 Carolina died on 1 August 1863 at Novy Swiat 1304, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.4

Children of Carolina Witmajer and Maurice Halter

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Victoria Halter Smolinski, 29 Apr 1982.
  2. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, 1847, Act 116, Marriage of Maurycy Halter to Karolina Witmajer, 11 July 1847.
  3. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, 1847, Act 116, Marriage of Maurycy Halter to Karolina Witmajer, 11 July 1847. URL:
    http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryka.php
  4. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, Marriage act 451, 1863 image 1191.

Apolonia Krystyna Halter

F, b. 29 July 1865, d. 20 January 1928
Apolonia Halter - Circa 1920
     Apolonia was born on 29 July 1865 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland. She was the daughter of Maurice Halter and Katherine Wunsch. She married Jan Szczurowski, circa 1882 at Saint Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.1 Apolonia died on 20 January 1928 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 62.2 Her body was buried on 24 January 1928 at Riverside Cemetery,Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3

Children of Apolonia Krystyna Halter and Jan Szczurowski

Citations

  1. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1882 Marriage Act 74, Marriage Record of Jan Szczzurowski to Apolonia Krystyna Halter. (Index notation. Actual record not viewable).
  2. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert. of Death for Apolonia Suroski, Reg. No 627.
  3. [S710] Communication from Riverside Cem. 10 Aug 1991. Sec. 3, Lot 181, Gr. 3.

Emily Halter

F, b. 12 September 1871, d. 23 November 1960
Emily Halter Sobon 1950
     Emily was born on 12 September 1871 at Jozefow, Otwock, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland.1,2 She was the daughter of Maurice Halter and Katherine Wunsch. She married Andrew Sobon, son of Andrew Sobon and Victoria Frenkel, on 20 April 1892 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Emily died on 23 November 1960 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 89.3 Her body was buried on 26 November 1960 at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.4
     Biography of Emily Halter:
Emily Halter was born in Jozefow which is located about 15 kilometer southeast of downtown Warsaw. Area is now part of Metropoloitan Warsaw.

Emily's Baptism record in Rokitno Parish is translated below:

No. 110
Jozefow
Halter, Emilija

Compiled in Rokitno on 5/17 September, 1871, at 2:00 PM. Appeared Marcin Halter, laborer from Jozefow, 52, in the presence of Jan Kaminski, 33, and Gottlieb Hetke, 28, workers from Jozefow, and presented us with a female infant, declaring that she was born in Jozefow on 2/14 of this month and year at 4:00 PM of his legal wife Katarzyna nee Wuncz, 28. At the rite of Holy Baptism concluded today, the child was given the name of EMILIJA. Godparents were Jan Kaminski and Tekla Swidarski. This act read aloud to the illiterate declarant and witnesses and signed only by me. Fr. Godlewski, rector and registrar


Emily was educated in a private school and convent in Warsaw. She immigrated to the United States from Poland about 1891, accompanying her sister in law, Antonia Szymankiewicz Halter, and her two children Victoria, and John. Antonia was joining her husband, Wincenty, and needed help with the children.

      Aunt Emily Sobon, a resourceful business woman in her own right, was so much more than a relative lending a helping hand. This was one strong lady. A modern woman decades ahead of her time. She had it all, or so it seemed. Her husband, Andrew Sobon, was a dear man who loved children and devoted much of his time to entertaining his nieces and nephews. Emily was busy managing a dressmaking business, making money, investing in various business properties, and in general, accumulating wealth. Money, however, was not of primary concern. It was not unusual for her to lend or give money, time, help, advice, or anything which was needed. Victoria loved her, admired her, respected her, listened to her, looked up to her as a role model through all of her life. I remember my mother often taking me to visit great Aunt Emily in her modest home. Her wealth, accumulated through so much hard work was lost during the bank collapse that resulted from the stock market crash in 1929. While despairing Americans were panicking, unable to cope with life, committing suicide at an alarming rate, Emily remained strong, practical, and independent. The money she had in the bank savings was lost, the real estate gone, yet she carried on with a vengeance. The bank gave her a small home, a token to repay a small part of her loss. Because I was not yet born, I did not know her at the height of her success nor during her times of greatest crisis, yet I do remember her as a cheerful, talkative lady. My mother and I made many visits to her home usually to have lunch and small talk and to admire her garden and her handiwork. I never remember a time when great Aunt Emily allowed us to leave empty-handed. She was an enourmously generous woman even when she had little to share. It was fun for me to see what she had made for me - a hand-knit scarf, a pair of mittens, a cap, a vest, and more. When my first child, Greg, was born she sent me a pair of knitted baby booties much to my surprise. [Recollections of Aunt Emily Halter Sobon by Victoria Halter Smolinski as told to Eleanor Smolinski Brysacz and recollections of Eleanor]

      Emily died at age 89 in 1980 and is buried next to her husband in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.

Children of Emily Halter and Andrew Sobon

Citations

  1. [S19] Julius Andrew Sobon, "Record of Sobon Family Traits."
  2. [S945] Roman Catholic Church, Records of Parish of Rokitno Poland, 1871, Act 110 Baptism of Emily Halter, born 12 Sep 1871.
  3. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert. of Death for Emily Sobon, Reg. No. 9857.
  4. [S710] Funeral attended by writer.

Anna Franciszka Halter1

F, b. 1855
     Anna was born in 1855 at Holy Cross Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.2 She was the daughter of Maurice Halter and Carolina Witmajer.

Children of Anna Franciszka Halter and Jozef Herman

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records", Died in infancy.
  2. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, 1855, Act 879,Birth of Anna Halter.

Jan Szczurowski

M, b. circa 1860, d. before 1928
     Jan was born circa 1860 at Poland.1 He married Apolonia Krystyna Halter, daughter of Maurice Halter and Katherine Wunsch, circa 1882 at Saint Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.2 Jan died before 1928 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

Children of Jan Szczurowski and Apolonia Krystyna Halter

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."
  2. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1882 Marriage Act 74, Marriage Record of Jan Szczzurowski to Apolonia Krystyna Halter. (Index notation. Actual record not viewable).

John T. Szczurowski

M, b. circa 1882, d. 16 October 1927
     John was born circa 1882 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland. He was the son of Jan Szczurowski and Apolonia Krystyna Halter. John died on 16 October 1927 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 His body was buried on 18 October 1927 at Riverside Cemetery,Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S163] Necrology File - Cleveland Public Library, Obituary of John T. Suroski, 18 Oct 1927, Reel 79.
  2. [S710] Personal comm. from Riverside Cem. 10 Aug 1991. Sec. 3, Lot 181, Gr. 2.

Marie Felicia Szczurowski

F, b. circa 1885, d. 6 November 1950
Marie Szurowski Circa 1920
     Marie was born circa 1885 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland. She was the daughter of Jan Szczurowski and Apolonia Krystyna Halter. Marie died on 6 November 1950 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Her body was buried on 8 November 1950 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S163] Necrology File - Cleveland Public Library, Obituary of Marie F. Suroski, 8 Nov 1950, Reel 79.
  2. [S710] Personal comm. from Riverside Cem. 10 Aug 1991 Sec. 3, Lot 181, Gr. 4.

Henry B. Szczurowski

M, b. circa 1890, d. 31 January 1934
     Henry was born circa 1890 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland. He was the son of Jan Szczurowski and Apolonia Krystyna Halter. He married Neva Flowers, circa 1910.1 Henry died on 31 January 1934 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 His body was buried on 3 February 1934 at Riverside Cemetery,Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2

Child of Henry B. Szczurowski and Neva Flowers

Citations

  1. [S163] Necrology File - Cleveland Public Library, Obituary of Henry H. Suroski, 2 Feb 1934, Reel 79.
  2. [S710] Personal comm. from Riverside Cem. 10 Aug 1991. Sec. 3, Lot 208.

Peter Szczurowski

M, b. circa 1886, d. 13 September 1954
     Peter was born circa 1886 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland. He was the son of Jan Szczurowski and Apolonia Krystyna Halter. He married Mary Smialek, circa 1911 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Peter died on 13 September 1954 at Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 His body was buried on 16 September 1954 at Riverside Cemetery,Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3

Child of Peter Szczurowski and Mary Smialek

Citations

  1. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Marr. Cert. of Arthur Suroski & Dolores Drier, Vol. 171, p. 328.
  2. [S163] Necrology File - Cleveland Public Library, Obituary of Peter Suroski, 15 Sep 1954, Reel 160.
  3. [S710] Personal comm. from Riverside Cem. 10 Aug 1991. Sec. 3, Lot 208, Gr. 2.

Emily E. Szczurowski

F, b. circa 1893, d. 13 June 1958
Emily Szurowski Blazer circa 1930
     Emily was born circa 1893 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.1 She was the daughter of Jan Szczurowski and Apolonia Krystyna Halter. She married Benjamin F. Blaser, son of Gottfried Blaser and Rosina Kuinzli, on 16 September 1913 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Emily died on 13 June 1958 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 Her body was buried on 16 June 1958 at Riverside Cemetery,Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3
     Emily's occupation: Librarian.

Child of Emily E. Szczurowski and Benjamin F. Blaser

Citations

  1. [S10] Cuyahoga County Ohio Marriage Records, Marr. Cert. for B.F. Blaser and E.E. Szczurowski, Vol. 85, p. 498.
  2. [S163] Necrology File - Cleveland Public Library, Obituary of Emily E. Blaser, 13 Jun 1958, Reel 94.
  3. [S710] Personal comm. from Riverside Cem. 10 Aug 1991. Sec. 3, Lot 181, Gr. 5.

Jan Szymankiewicz1,2

M, b. circa 1819
John Szmankiewicz ca. 1888
     Jan was born circa 1819 at Cisowka, Gmina Stanislawow, Mazowtechie Province, Poland.2,3 He was the son of Andrew Szymankiewicz and Marianna Gryz. Jan Szymankiewicz married Malgorzata (Margaret) Kurant, daughter of Andrew Kurant and Maryanna Pawelczkowa, on 25 October 1846 at Saint Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.4 He married Victoria Frenkel, daughter of Jakob Frenkel and Rozalia (--?--), circa 1870 at Saint Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.5,2
     Biography of Jan Szymankiewicz:
Jan Szymankiewicz was born in 1819 in the small village of Cisowka, Stanislawow Community about 25 miles east of Warsaw Poland. He was christened in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Pustelnik, Poland. (The records of Pustelnik Parish are in the Polish Archives in Warsaw. These records have been microfilmed but have not yet been digitized or made available on the web.) Some of the record books have been indexed and that index is the basis for the birth of Jan Szymankiewicz.

The next record we find is Jan’s marriage to Malgorzata Kurant in St. Alexander’s Catholic Church in Warsaw in 1846. In that record Jan is formerly of the ;parish of the Holy Cross in Warsaw, age 27, his occupation is servant, and he is residing at 1722 Wieyska Street. He was born in the village of Cisowaka in the province of Warsaw. His parents are the late Andrzej, laborer, and still alive Maryanna, nee Gryz, Szymankiewicz residing in the village of Krzyczki province of Warsaw. Malgorzata (Margaret in Polish) is age 28 years old, her occupation is servant, residing at 1673 Mokotowska Street in Warsaw and was born in the village of Jesienna in the province of Radom. Her parents are the late Andrzej and Maryanna, nee Pawelczyk, Kurant, farm owners.

There are likely children of this marriage but they were not found during a search of available on-line indexes.

By 1870, Malgorzata is deceased and 57 year old Jan, a servant, marries Victoria, nee Frenkel, Soban, age 33, widow of Andrew Sobon on 30 October 1870 in St. Alexander’s Church in Warsaw.

We have no record of his death but assume he died in the vincinity of Warsaw.

Children of Jan Szymankiewicz and Victoria Frenkel

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1870 Marriage Act 109, Marriage Record of Joan Szyankiewicz to Wiktoria Frenkel, 30 Oct 1870.
  3. [S944] Roman Catholic Chruch, Pustelnik Church Parish Records, From Index of 1819, Act 25, Birth of Jan Szymankowicz.
  4. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1846 Marriage Act 76 ,Janem Szyankowicz to Malgorzata Kurant, 25 Oct 1846.
  5. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."

Victoria Frenkel1

F, b. circa 1847
     Victoria was born circa 1847 at Turek, Tureck County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland.1 She was the daughter of Jakob Frenkel and Rozalia (--?--). She married Andrew Sobon, circa 1866 at Poland.2 She married Jan Szymankiewicz, son of Andrew Szymankiewicz and Marianna Gryz, circa 1870 at Saint Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.2,1 Victoria died at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.
     Biography of Victoria Frenkel:
The parents of Victoria are Jakob Frenkel and Rozalie (maiden name unknown). She was a cook and housekeeper for a wealthy family in Warsaw, Poland. She lived to over 60 years of age. She is said to have been quick tempered.

Child of Victoria Frenkel and Andrew Sobon

Children of Victoria Frenkel and Jan Szymankiewicz

Citations

  1. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1870 Marriage Act 109, Marriage Record of Joan Szyankiewicz to Wiktoria Frenkel, 30 Oct 1870.
  2. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."

Mary Szymankiewicz

F, b. 1876, d. 4 October 1933
     Mary was born in 1876 at Poland. She was the daughter of Jan Szymankiewicz and Victoria Frenkel. She married Ignatius Raczynski, in 1896 at Saint Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.1 Mary died on 4 October 1933 at Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 Her body was buried on 7 October 1933 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3

Child of Mary Szymankiewicz and Ignatius Raczynski

Citations

  1. [S17] 1910 Census Cuyahoga OH, E.D. 257, Fam. 366, 6525 Gertrude Ave., 30 Apr 1910.
  2. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert. of Death for Mary Racynski, File No. 7263.
  3. [S710] Section 24, Lot 143, grave 1. Buried in same grave above her sister, Antonia Szymankiewicz Halter.

Ignatius Raczynski

M, b. 1868, d. 1911
     Ignatius was born in 1868 at Poland.1 He married Mary Szymankiewicz, daughter of Jan Szymankiewicz and Victoria Frenkel, in 1896 at Saint Alexander's Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.1 Ignatius died in 1911 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 His body was buried on 21 July 1911 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.3
     Ignatius's occupation: Painter.

Child of Ignatius Raczynski and Mary Szymankiewicz

Citations

  1. [S17] 1910 Census Cuyahoga OH, E.D. 257, Fam. 366, 6525 Gertrude Ave., 30 Apr 1910.
  2. [S163] Necrology File - Cleveland Public Library, Cemetery Record for Ignatius Raczynski, Reel 66.
  3. [S710] Sect.46, Range 1, Grave 1.

(Dau.) Szymankiewicz1

F
     (Dau.) Szymankiewicz was the daughter of Jan Szymankiewicz and Victoria Frenkel.

Citations

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

Andrew Sobon

M, b. circa 1840, d. 1867
     Andrew was born circa 1840 at Poland.1 He married Victoria Frenkel, daughter of Jakob Frenkel and Rozalia (--?--), circa 1866 at Poland.2 Andrew died in 1867 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.3
     Andrew's occupation: Coachman.
Biography of Andrew Sobon:

The parents of Andrew are not known, nor is his birth date. He was a coachman by occupation and died at about age 30.

Child of Andrew Sobon and Victoria Frenkel

Citations

  1. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert. of Death for Andrew Sobon, Reg. No 13084.
  2. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."
  3. [S943] Roman Catholic Chruch, St. Alexander's Parish (Warsaw) Records, Year 1870 Marriage Act 109, Marriage Record of Joan Szyankiewicz to Wiktoria Frenkel, 30 Oct 1870.

Andrew Sobon

M, b. 24 November 1867, d. 14 December 1918
Andrew Sobon 1892
     Andrew was born on 24 November 1867 at Warsaw, Masovia, Poland. He was the son of Andrew Sobon and Victoria Frenkel. He married Emily Halter, daughter of Maurice Halter and Katherine Wunsch, on 20 April 1892 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Andrew died on 14 December 1918 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 51.2 His body was buried on 17 December 1918 at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.3
     Andrew's occupation: Merchant.
Biography of Andrew Sobon:
Andrew was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867. He attended grammar school there where his favorite studies were geography and languages. In 1891, at age 23, he immigrated to the United States arriving in New York on 15 May 1891 and moving to Cleveland, Ohio shortly thereafter. He was accompanied on his trip by his half-sister Antonia Szmankiewicz Halter her two children and sister in law, Emily Halter. Emily was to become Andrew's wife a year later on 20 April 1892.

      On 12 Jun 1894, Andrew filed a declaration to become a United States Citizen with the Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. On 28 Sept 1896, he petitioned the court to become a citizen and was granted citizenship. He worked as a florist, wire mill laborer and foreman. His favorite pursuits were reading, flowers, and music. He was very handy with tools. He was sociable and good natured. Andrew died at age 51 on 14 Dec 1918 from cancer of the throat. He is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland next to his wife, Emily.

Children of Andrew Sobon and Emily Halter

Citations

  1. [S19] Julius Andrew Sobon, "Record of Sobon Family Traits."
  2. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert. of Death for Andrew Sobon, Reg. No 13084.
  3. [S710] Section 21, Lot 310.

Apolonia Antonia Sobon1

F, b. 16 January 1894, d. 28 May 1943
     Apolonia was born on 16 January 1894 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 She was the daughter of Andrew Sobon and Emily Halter. She married Emil Alvin Wolf, son of John Albin Wolf and Julia Selzer, on 16 August 1921.1 Apolonia died on 28 May 1943 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 49. Her body was buried on 1 June 1943 at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.3

Children of Apolonia Antonia Sobon and Emil Alvin Wolf

Citations

  1. [S213] Mark Alan Glover, "Glover - Wolf - Sobon Family Records."
  2. [S19] Julius Andrew Sobon, "Record of Sobon Family Traits."
  3. [S710] Section 21, Lot 310.

Julius Andrew Sobon

M, b. 9 April 1896, d. 26 December 1983
     Julius was born on 9 April 1896 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 He was the son of Andrew Sobon and Emily Halter. He married Barbara L. Baker.2 Julius died on 26 December 1983 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 87.2 His body was buried on 29 December 1983 at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.3

Citations

  1. [S18] Emily Halter Majewski, "Halter Family Genealogical Records."
  2. [S213] Mark Alan Glover, "Glover - Wolf - Sobon Family Records."
  3. [S710] Section 21, Lot 310.

Casmir Henry Sobon1

M, b. 31 December 1897, d. 13 November 1973
     Casmir was born on 31 December 1897 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.2 He was the son of Andrew Sobon and Emily Halter. He married Harriet Bernadette Dziewcki, daughter of Joseph Dziewcki and Constance Jachimowitc, on 16 May 1934 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.1 Casmir died on 13 November 1973 at Middleburg Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 75. His body was buried on 16 November 1973 at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.3
     Casmir's occupation: Aircraft Mech.

Citations

  1. [S213] Mark Alan Glover, "Glover - Wolf - Sobon Family Records."
  2. [S19] Julius Andrew Sobon, "Record of Sobon Family Traits."
  3. [S710] Section 21, Lot 310.

Stanley Sobon1

M, b. 1 January 1898, d. August 1898
     Stanley was born on 1 January 1898 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was the son of Andrew Sobon and Emily Halter. Stanley died in August 1898 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

Citations

  1. [S213] Mark Alan Glover, "Glover - Wolf - Sobon Family Records."

Mathias Wunsch

M, b. before 19 February 1797, d. circa 1873
     Mathias was born before 19 February 1797 at Hilpertsau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany.1 He was the son of Martin Wunsch and Margaretha Kuehmer. Mathias Wunsch married Carolina Krieg, daughter of Sebastian Krieg and Christina Mailer, on 13 January 1821 at Hilpertsau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany.2 Mathias Wunsch married Maria Katharina Förderer, daughter of Franz Michael Förderer and Maria Eva Schuhmacher, on 31 May 1831 at Saint Nicholas Church, Rettigheim, Wiesloch, Baden, Germany.3,4 Mathias died circa 1873 at Poland.
     Biography of Mathias Wunsch:
Mathias (Mathew) Wunsch was born in Hilpertsau, Baden, Germany. Hilpertsau is a small village in the Black Forest area of Germany and is located on the Murg River about 1 mile south of Gernsbach. Today Hilpertsau is part of the Town of Gernsbach.

The records suggest that Mathias grew to age and married Caroline Krieg in Hilpertsau in 1821. They had five children listed below. The last two children born in 1827 and in 1828 died shortly after birth and are not named. Carolina died 4 days after the birth of her last child in 1828. After the death of Caroline in 1828, Mathias removed with his family from Hilpertsau to Rettigheim, where he married Katharine Förderer in 1831. Rettigheim is a small town about 40 miles north of Hilpertsau and is the ancestral home of the Förderer family.

In 1834, German emigration records indicate he moved his family to Marki, Poland. This is based on his daughter, Katherine, being born in Marki in 1845, Marki was a farm area directly across the Vistula River and 5 miles northeast of Warsaw. Family records suggest that Mathias ”owned a very large vineyard” which likely was in Marki. Mathias was able to read and write as he signed his name on many of the church records in Warsaw. By the time of the death of his daughter, Mary Anna in 1852 Mathias was living in Warsaw.

Family records left by his granddaughter, Emily Halter state the following about him:

“He was tall, of medium weight, interested in astronomy, owned a very large vineyard and was rewarded a metal for life saving. He died in Poland from pneumonia. Mathias and his wife had 3 boys and 5 girls. Their names are not known, except for Katherine and Theresa. One of the boys was a General in the Polish army.”

Through the church birth and marriage records in Warsaw we have identified the children listed below. Mathias's occupation: Ackersmann.3

Children of Mathias Wunsch and Carolina Krieg

Children of Mathias Wunsch and Maria Katharina Förderer

Citations

  1. [S963] Baden, Germany Roman Catholic Church of Hilpertsau, Hilpertsau Church Records 1795-1867, p. 10, 1797, Entry 3, Baptism of Mathias Wunsch.
  2. [S963] Baden, Germany Roman Catholic Church of Hilpertsau, Hilpertsau Church Records 1795-1867, 1821, Marriages, S1, p. 40.
  3. [S959] Saint Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas Parish Records 1811-1900, 59 Heirat.
  4. [S953] Saint Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas Parish- Familienregister, 270a.

Carolina Krieg1

F, b. 11 March 1799, d. 29 September 1828
     Carolina Krieg was born on 11 March 1799 at Hilpertsau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany.1 She was the daughter of Sebastian Krieg and Christina Mailer. Carolina Krieg married Mathias Wunsch, son of Martin Wunsch and Margaretha Kuehmer, on 13 January 1821 at Hilpertsau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany.1 Carolina Krieg died on 29 September 1828 at Hilpertsau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany, at age 29.2

Children of Carolina Krieg and Mathias Wunsch

Citations

  1. [S963] Baden, Germany Roman Catholic Church of Hilpertsau, Hilpertsau Church Records 1795-1867, 1821, Marriages, S1, p. 40.
  2. [S967] Baden Germany Roman Catholic Church of Hilpertsau, Hilpertsau Church Records 1810-1869, Deaths, 1828, S11.p. 61, Death of Carolina Krieg, wife of Mathias Wunsch.

Katherine Wunsch

F, b. 14 December 1845, d. 1 December 1927
Katherine Wunsch circa 1910
     Katherine was born on 14 December 1845 at Marki, Wolomin, Warsawa, Poland.1,2 She was the daughter of Mathias Wunsch and Maria Katharina Förderer. She married Maurice Halter, son of Franz Joseph Halter and Maria Anna Phoh, on 15 November 1863 at Holy Cross Church, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.3 Katherine died on 1 December 1927 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at age 81.4 Her body was buried on 3 December 1927 at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.5
     Biography of Katherine Wunsch:
Katherine married Maurice Halter after the death of Maurice's first wife. In 1899, she immigrated to America to live with her daughter Emily Halter Sobon. Katherine was an excellent housekeeper and dressmaker. She was very immaculate, altruistic, very religous, had a great sense of humor and could be very contrary. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1927, while visiting the home of her nephew, Julius Halter at 3475 W. 62nd Street, in Cleveland. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland next to her step grandson, John Halter.

Children of Katherine Wunsch and Maurice Halter

Citations

  1. [S19] Julius Andrew Sobon, "Record of Sobon Family Traits."
  2. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, Marriage act 451, 1863 image 1191.
  3. [S942] Roman Catholic Chruch, Holy Cross Parish (Warsaw) Records, Marriage act 451, 1863 image 1191. URL: http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/metryka.php
  4. [S9] Cleveland Vital Records, Cert. of Death for Katherine Halter, Reg. No 9375.
  5. [S710] Section 24, Lot 414.