Re: Francis Rakauskas/Mary Jonigaite - Rev Simon Rakauskas
Volume 3 of Lithuanian Religious life in the United States by Rev. William Wolkovich-Valkavicius has a listing for Father Simon Rakauskas.
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It lists his birth date as March 16, 1895, Chicago.he was ordained a Benedictine in 1923.He died September 26, 1954 at Peru, Illinois.
The Y spelling for Yonikas is a phonetic spelling.The correct Lithuanian spelling would use "J" since in Lithuanian, the "J" is pronounced sounding like "Y".