This page is dedicated to my father Chester Welebob, whose never ending energetic love and curiosity for life led us one winters day in 2005 to the Osterhout Library, to sear the Wilkes-Barre record for his fathers obituary. After several long hours, we had somehow amazingly found the needle in the haystack!
And so follows the story of our family's history, traditions, celebrations, old family recipes, and tragedies. I hope you enjoy this amazing adventure into the past. And I hope that some of you will be inspired to continue the legacy...
Pawel Wielobob was born in Milcza, Poland in 1884. He traveled to America in 1904, leaving from the port of Bremin, on a ship named __________.
At 19 years of age. He came to stay with his Uncle Jan Prajzner, who resided in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and began word as a miner first for the LWB coal company and later for Glen Alden coal company. It was the heyday anthracite coal mining industry was booming and anthracite coal (no longer slate coal) which burned longner adn smoother was needed to fuel a rapidly growing United States economy. Days were long, dirty, and laborous in the coal mines. Yet it was probably better to the farming serfdom he ahd left behind in his homeland. Paul married twice during his lifetime. First to Maryjanna _____________ in year ______. They had four children together Walter, Joseph, Louis (Louie), and Bridget (Bridgey). Maryjanna passed away in 19___ from tunberculosis. Pawel then married Maria Buben Wielobob in ______ of year ______. They had 10 children together, Mathew, Helen, Zophia (Sophie), Stanely, Solomea (Sally), Chester, Francis (Fritzy), Genoveva (Jean), Leon (Leo) and Paul (II).