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The Daruszka Family of Buffalo, New York

Updated August 12, 2007

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Martin Daruszka: We do not know when Martin Daruszka was born, where he was born, who his parents are, who his brothers/sisters are, when he came to America or where Martin is buried.

Ann Daruszka: We do not know when Ann Daruszka was born, where she was born, who her parents are, her maiden name, who her brothers/sisters are, when she came to America or where Ann is buried. Verbal family history states that Ann's father had some political position in the town that Ann is from and did not want her to come to America.

We do not know much about Martin and Ann's life in Buffalo. Verbal family history states that they came to America separately, married in Buffalo and lived somwhere in the area of Mills, Playter, or Woltz Avenue. We believe that they attended Transfiguration Parish for a time.

Martin and Ann had the following children: Bronislaus, John, Joseph, Sophie, Frank, Viola, Mary Ann (Mae), Charlotte and Stanley. The children are not listed in the correct birth order, except for the fact that Bronislaus was the first-born (around 1898) and Stanley was the last child born (around 1904).

Ann is believed to have died when Stanley was about 2 years old. This would place her death around the year 1906 (at about the age of 32). I have not been able to located a death record for Ann. The first time that Martin Daruszka is mentioned in local records is the 1906 Buffalo City Directory. It only shows Martin's name, his occupation was a laborer and gives his address as 85 Woltz Avenue. Martin is also listed in the 1907 and 1910 Buffalo City Directories. In the 1910 Buffalo City Directory the family has moved to 101 Detroit Street.

At some point in time, Martin remarries (Mary - no maiden name known) and we believe that the entire family is moved to a farm on Clinton Street in Elma (after 1910). The farm was located on Clinton, between Bowen and Girdle Roads. We know that Martin also dies early (possible around 38 years of age). I do now know if he dies while they are still living in Elma or after they have moved back to Buffalo.

The 1922 Buffalo City Directory shows Mary Daruszka (widow of Martin) living at 161 Mills Street with Sophia, Joseph and Stanley. The 1923 Buffalo City Directory shows Mary Daruszka (widow of Martin) still living at 161 Mills with Sophie and Joseph.

Mary Daruszka at some point in time remarries a man by the last name of Mikulewicz. They live on Woltz Avenue. Mary dies in the mid to late 1930's. She is buried in black and belongs to an order of women who are equivalent to "lay nuns".

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