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Boleslaw Bankowski, Jr. and Sr. in Pittsburgh, PA, first name was Americanized to Bill.
Photo taken about 1920.
standing left to right
Czeslawa "Jessie" Bankowski, wife of Bill
Joe Bankowski, brother of Bill
Boleslaw "Bill" Bankowski, Sr.
Lady seated unknown
Jessie died in October 1918 when her only child, Boleslaw "Bill' Bankowski, Jr. was ten months old.
Bill Sr. went back to Poland when his son was four years old where he lived until the war broke out in Europe. Then Bill Jr. returned to America and after he earned enough at his job bought a cemetery plot in St. Stanislaus R.C. Cemetery and had his mothers remains moved there.
left to right
Boleslaw Bankowski, Jr., groom (known as Bill), b. Dec 6, 1917, Pittsburgh, PA
Mary Krostak, bride, b. 1907, d. 1978 in Pittsburgh, PA, buried in St. Stanislavs Cemetery
Martin Krostak, brother of bride
Photo taken at Evans Studio, 715 East Street, North Side of Pittsburgh, PA, January 1, 1938
Boncuk - Wroblewska wedding, October 8, 1913
Back row, left to right
Mr. William Kalinowski
Onofry Wroblewski, b. June 12, 1851, Poland; d. October 4, 1915, Pittsburgh, PA
Boleslawa Wroblewska, b. 1893, Poland; d. 1918, Pittsburgh, PA, buried at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Front row, left to right
William Bankowski, Sr., b. Poland, moved to Pittsburgh, PA then returned to Poland after his wife had died and took William Jr. with him. Young William returned to Pittsburgh when war broke out in Europe since he was an American citizen.
Helena Wroblewska, b. August 19, 1891, Tybery Wolke, Poland; d. Pittsburgh, PA, September 15, 1875; m. October 8, 1913, Pittsburgh, PA
Jozef Boncuk, b. December 1, 1889, Tybery Wolke, Poland, d. July 23, 1975, Pittsburgh, PA
Stephania "Stella" Wroblewska, b. July 15, 1888, Poland; d. September 7, 1951, Pittsburgh, PA, buried at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Photo taken at K. G. Cieslak studio in Pittsburgh, PA. Jozef, Helena and Onofry are buried at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Jozef Jan (Joseph John) Scislowicz (later Stislow). He arrived in Ellis Island in 1905, went to Hastings, PA as he was sponsored by his brother Valentine (Valenty) Scislowicz also buried in St Bernard's cemetery with his wife Pauline. There is a third brother George Stislow buried in St Bernard's also. A fourth brother Jan went onto Chicago. All from Nowy Targ, Poland.
Submitted by Dominick G. Kass, great grandson