This is the family history and tree of my grandfather and grandmother, Mike and Antoinette Libertoski.They both immigrated from Poland; Mike in 1904, Antoinette (nee Perkus) following in 1906.
They had 5 children: Angeline, born in 1907, Konstanty in 1909, Louis (my dad) in 1915, Martha in 1918, and Adam in 1921.Martha (Budgick) is the only surviving child as this is researched (2006).
It is my desire that any relatives included in this tree, add to or correct any information listed.You can contact me at (859)881-1816 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (859)881-1816 end_of_the_skype_highlighting).
Hopefully future descendents will find usefull information and a brief outline of where they came from.Also contact me if you would like to include any memory or story that you would like to share.
Michal:Was born in Konin, Poland (which was a part of Russia at that time) on September 19, 1883.He immigrated to the United States on the ship Kaiser Willhelm, which left Bremen, Germany on the 14th of March 1903, and arrived at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland, on the 30th of March.
Early documentation lists his name as Michal and his wife’s name as Antonia.Later spellings are Mike and Antionette.This history will list them both ways.The following spellings of Michal’s surname are recorded:Libertowski, Liebertoski, Liebertowski and Libitoski.Today thespelling is recognized as Libertoski.Michal’s Petition for Naturalization dated 8 September, 1915, has his name printed as “Libitoski” and signed as “Michal Libertoski”.It was evident that someone else filled out the petition and Michal signed it, which accounts for the discrepancy.On this document the affidavits and witnesses were signed by Frank Kanieski, a saloon keeper, and John Savinski, a policeman, both of Wakefield.It is unknown, but I assume Michal came to Wakefield, Michigan, upon entering the country.Michal’s wife Antonia, whom he married in Poland, joined him in 1905.
Michal was first employed at the Castile mine in Wakefield, then later transferred to the Eureka mine in Ramsay where he was employed as a "hoisting engineer".He held this job until his physical condition caused the company to give him other work(drill press operator).
The Census of 1910 lists Mike as living at 303 Ascherman St, in Wakefield, Michigan, with his wife Antonai, a daughter Angeline and a son Konstanty.He was listed as employed in the mining industry as an "iron miner".
The 1920 census lists him at the same address, with wife and children Angeline, Konstanty, Louis and Martha.His job is listed a "hoisting engineer" in the iron mines.
The 1930 census he is living at the same address, with his wife and children, Louis, Martha and Adam.Note:son Konstanty died in October, 1930, and Angeline married to John Lane in October, 1926.He was still a "hoisting engineer" in the iron mines.
Dennis James Libertoski(Augut 15, 2006)
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