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Milos Family of Troy, NY

Updated August 13, 2003

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Three Milos brothers (Michael, John, Francis), Polish name MIL~OS~, pronounced roughly "MEE-wosh," married three Szczupaj [pronounced Shchoo-pie] sisters (Aniela, Mary and Catherine) from Jasionka, Rzeszow, Poland (Galicia/Valecia, Austro-Hungarian Empire). The Sczczupaj sisters were daughters of Phillipe Szczupaj and Carolina Vol. The four Milos brothers, sons of Stanislaw Milos and Frances Jueynska, and grandsons of Mateusz Milos and Katarzyna Mrozik, came from Plawo, district Mielic, Poland (Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire) by way the port of Hamburg, Germany, shortly after the turn of the 20th century and resided in south Troy, New York. A fourth brother, Mateusz Milos, also came, remained a bachelor and fought in WWI with Haller's Polish Army in France.

MILOS in Polish can be spelled and pronounced several ways, depending on whether the L is the plain L, pronounced like our L, or the one with a slash through it, pronounced like our W (presented as L~), and whether the S has an accent over it (presented as S~), in which case it sounds much like our "sh,"or has no accent, in which case it sounds like our s. The name can be MILOS, MILOS~, MIL~OS, MIL~OS~, and for that matter also MILOSZ or MIL~OSZ. The name was originally MIL~OS~, pronounced roughly "MEE-wosh," but was Americanized as Milos because English-speakers found the Polish letters too foreign and weird to deal with, so they simplified the spelling, which then led to a change in pronunciation.

This name comes originally from the root _mil-_, meaning "dear, beloved," but most surnames beginning Mil- actually began as nicknames or affectionate short forms of ancient pagan names such as Mil~osl~aw (literally "dear" + fame, renown") or Mil~obor ("dear" + "battle"). Before the Poles and other Slavs converted to Christianity, parents generally gave their children names with meanings that were meant to influence how the child turned out. So a Mil~osl~aw might have meant originally "may he be renowned for being beloved," or perhaps "may he love renown." Mil~obor almost certainly meant "may he be famed for his prowess in battle." These names are so old, however, that we don't have any surviving sources that tell us for sure how they were originally interpreted. We have to look at what the components mean, then make plausible suggestions as to what the name might have been intended to say. (Similar names are familiar
in most European languages of Indo-European origin, e. g., Alexandros in Greek, "defend" + "man," or Friedrich in German, "peace" + "rule".)

SZCZUPAJ is pronounced roughly "SH'CHOO-pie" (the second syllable rhymes with "pie" or "eye"). It can come from the root seen in the noun _szczupak_, "pike" (the fish). In some instances it might also be connected with the verb _szczupac'_, "to feel, touch." As of 1990 there were 73 Polish citizens named Szczupaj, living in the following provinces: Bydgoszcz 2, Rzeszow 66, Tarnobrzeg 5. Our ancestors came from the part of the country where this name is most common.

WHY OUR ANCESTORS LEFT POLAND *** (excerpted in part)
by Larry Plachno <lplachno@plachno.com>

"... Why did our ancestors leave Europe? ...One reference says that more than four million people left ethnic Polish lands between 1870 and 1914. Another report indicates that 174,365 Polish people arrived in the United States in 1913 alone.
There are at least three general and obvious reasons behind much of this European migration to America. The first reason is the traditional human need to seek a better life. The second reason was the attraction of the United States as a land of opportunity. A third reason was that in many parts of Europe, population had increased faster than agricultural technology. The result was occasional famines and not enough food to go around. For example, the potato famine was a major factor in people leaving Ireland. In Poland, additional factors mostly were a result of the country's unique geography."

 
Family Photos
  • Michael F. Milos, 1939 (29 KB)
    Michal F. Milos was born 9/29/1889 and died 12/31/1941, at the age of 52 years, from cancer of the neck. He first lived in Troy, NY, with his family on the top floor of a three story house at 594 Fourth Street. The family of his brother, Frank, occupied other floors of the house. In the 1930s, Michael purchased a house at 22 Willis Street, Troy, NY, where most of the children of Michal and Aniela grew up. He was initially an iron worker at the Burden iron works. Later he owned a tavern in south Troy, near the iron works that catered to the local workers.
  • Map of northern district Mielic with Plawo, Poland (140 KB)
    This map extends north from the city of Mielic, in district Mielic. It shows the villages of Borowa, Plawo and Jaslany. Borowa is the village where the Milos brothers attended school and perhaps church. Borowa was also the home of Stanislaw Drodzd, according to his immigration papers. Stanislaw Drodzd's wife, Caroline Turkiewicz, came from Jaslany. She was the second wife of Francis (Frank) Milos. She was also known as Caroline Drosky. In 2001 there were five Milos families living in Plawo, 39-305, as follows: Czezlaw Milos @ #19, Genowefa Milos @ #7, Halina Milos @ #16, Kazimiera Milos @ #12, Robert Milos @ #55. Thanks to Boyd Allendorph for information, photos and maps.
  • Map of the district Mielic, souther portion (736 KB)
    This map shows the southern portion of district Mielic, Poland, with the city of Mielic. The maps shown are military maps, formerly "classified" during the "cold war."
  • Map of Rzeszow, Poland, with Jasionka to north (651 KB)
    This map shows the city of Rzeszow, Poland, with the village of Jasionka to the north of the city. Jasionka, district Rzeszow, is the village where the Szczupaj family lived and where the three Szczupaj sisters were born and raised. Thanks to Boyd Allendorph for maps.
  • Marriage of Millie Milos to John Penders, ~1939 (131 KB)
    This is the wedding of Emelia (Millie) Milos, daughter of Franciszek Milos, Sr., to John J. Penders. Shown in the photo from l to r, are brother Francis J. (Hotsey) Milos, Jr., unknown, brother Walter M. (Bill) Milos, unknown, Emilia (Millie) C. Milos and John (Jack) Penders. JAck Penders was for years a member of the City Council of Troy, NY.
  • Edward F. Milos, US Army, WWII, 1943 (48 KB)
    Edward Milos, ISSN 106-10-6239, born October 3, 1914, died April 1983, at 22 Willis street, Troy, New York, 12180. He died of a heart attack while raking snow from the roof of the house. Ed was captain of the Troy Catholic High School football team and was also a boxer in his youth. He worked at the Watervliet Arsenal from 7 December 1941 to April 4, 1943. He entered the US Army 1943, during World War II and rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant during the war in Europe. He served in Patton's Third Army and was present at the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp, as documented in period photographs with Generals Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton, and Lt Col Creighton Abrams, Patton's lead tank battalion commander, during the liberation.
  • Early Milos Church Group Photo in South Troy, NY (157 KB)
    This Photo was in the Milos collection of Matthew Milos (Jan1, Jake2, Matthew3). The persons in the photo are unidentified. It is believed to have been taken at the Holy Trinity Polish/American Church in south Troy, NY, circa 1910-1915.
  • Mary, Edward and Julia Milos, 1915 (35 KB)
    This photo shows Mary Agnes Milos, Edward F. Milos and Julia Frances Milos as children in 1915. They were the eldest children of Michal and Aniela Milos, except for the eldest son, Joseph, not shown.
  • Matthew and Marilyn Milos circa 1980s (12 KB)
    This is a photo of Matthew Milos (Stanislaw1, Jan2, Jake3, Matthew4) with wife, Marilyn. Photo was taken in the 1980s.
  • Frances Agnes Milos, Ca. 1935 (18 KB)
    Frances Milos was the youngest daughter of Michal and Aniela Milos. She was the born July 18, 1926 in Troy New York and was the youngest surviving child of the Milos family. She graduated from Troy Catholic High School and never married. She retired from employment with New York State and died at the family home at 22 Willis street, Troy, NY, on April 12, 1993, after a long illness.
  • Mateusz Milos' Birth Registration -Sep 27, 1884 (460 KB)
    This is the actual birth registration page of Mateusz Milos, son of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos, as registered in the catholic church at Borowa, Mielic, Poland, showing Mateusz's birth place as Plawo, Mielic, Poland. The dates are shown as day, month, year. On various pages, the children of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos are shown as Jan Milos, born July 9, 1877, Plawo; Katarzyna Milos, born Aug 19, 1880, Plawo; Franciszek Milos, born Dec 4, 1881, Plawo; Mateusz Milos, born Sep 27, 1884, Plawo; Jozef Milos, born Nov 12, 1886, Plawo; Michal Milos (my grandfather), born Sep 8, 1889, Plawo; Marya Milos, born Jan 30, 1892, Plawo.
  • Mary Agnes Milos, ca. 1932 (14 KB)
    Eldest daughter of Michal and Aniela Milos, Mary Agnes Milos Robinson, ISSN 092-18-0314, was born in Troy, NY, and attended St. Joseph's School in south Troy, where she completed the eighth grade. At the age of fourteen, she began working at Cluett and Peabody Shirt Company in Troy, ironing shirts to help support her parents' large family. She was loved by all.
  • Jozef Milos' Birth Registration -Nov 11, 1886 (587 KB)
    This is the actual birth registration page of Jozef Milos, son of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos, as registered in the catholic church at Borowa, Mielic, Poland, showing Jozef's birth place as Plawo, Mielic, Poland. The dates are shown as day, month, year. On various pages, the children of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos are shown as Jan Milos, born July 9, 1877, Plawo; Katarzyna Milos, born Aug 19, 1880, Plawo; Franciszek Milos, born Dec 4, 1881, Plawo; Mateusz Milos, born Sep 27, 1884, Plawo; Jozef Milos, born Nov 12, 1886, Plawo; Michal Milos (my grandfather), born Sep 8, 1889, Plawo; Marya Milos, born Jan 30, 1892, Plawo.
  • Map of southeast Poland with Mielic and Rzeszow (117 KB)
    This maps shows the southeast portion of present day Poland. The districts of Mielic and Rzeszow are shown with respect to the major city of Krakow to the west. Pope John Paul was the Bishop of Krakow. Aniela Szczupaj had visited Krakow in her youth.
  • Michal Milos' Birth Registration -Sep 8, 1889 (490 KB)
    This is the actual birth registration page of Michal Milos, son of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos, as registered in the catholic church at Borowa, Mielic, Poland, showing Michal's birth place as Plawo, Mielic, Poland. The dates are shown as day, month, year. On various pages, the children of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos are shown as Jan Milos, born July 9, 1877, Plawo; Katarzyna Milos, born Aug 19, 1880, Plawo; Franciszek Milos, born Dec 4, 1881, Plawo; Mateusz Milos, born Sep 27, 1884, Plawo; Jozef Milos, born Nov 12, 1886, Plawo; Michal Milos (my grandfather), born Sep 8, 1889, Plawo; Marya Milos, born Jan 30, 1892, Plawo.
  • Liberation of Buchenwald, 11 April 1945, Ed Milos (1 KB)
    An expanded version of this photo is now on display in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. Edward F. Milos was present at the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp on 11 April 1945. TSgt Ed Milos is shown in the photo with (L to R)then LtCol Creighton Abrams (later Gen Abrams, Chief of Staff of the Army), Gen George S. Patton, Jr, and Generals of the Army Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley. Ed's war time itinerary is shown below: WORLD WAR II ITINERARY OF EDWARD F. MILOS SERVICE BATTERY 663rd Field Artillery Battalion: 11/19/44 Left Camp Chaffee, Ark. 10 PM (Troop train) - 40 mi. 11/20/44 Enroute to Camp Kilmer, N. J. (Troop train) - 575 mi. 11/21/14 " " " " " . (Troop train) - 459 mi 11/22/44 Arrived Camp Kilmer, N.J. . 10 P M - 700 mi. 11/30/44 Left Camp Kilmer, N.J. 5:30 PM boarded SS Exclesoir (sic) 8:30 PM - 30 mi. 12/01/44 Sailed from New York Harbor 10 A. M 12/12/44 Arrived South Hampton, England 6:30 P M - 3200 mi. 12/13/44 Debarked from SS Exclesoir (sic) and boarded troop train 8:10 P M - 80 mi. 12/14/44 Arrived Sandbach, England 7:50 A M - 180 mi. 02/20/45 Left Sandbach by truck convoy 5 AM arrived Marshalling Area 9 PM - 205 mi. 02/21/45 Left Mar. Area boarded LST 5:30 PM & sailed from Portland, Eng - 30 mi. 02/22/45 Arrived LeHavre, France & proceeded to Camp Twenty Grand, France by truck convoy - arrived 9 P M - 325 mi. 03/05/45 Left Camp Twenty Grand by truck convoy to Soissons, France - 150 mi. 03/06/45 Doncourt, France - 200 mi. 03/07/45 Pronsfield, Germany (passed through Luxemburg) - 150 mi. 03/09/45 Left Pronsfeld 8:30 A M arrived Flerengen 12:15 P M - 13 mi. 03/15/45 Left Flerengen 4:30 A M arrived Saffig 12:00 noon - 60 mi. 03/22/45 Left Saffig 5 P M arrived Waldesch 11:00 P M - 25 mi. 03/30/45 Left Waldesch 1 P M (crossed Rhine) arrived Lohrheim 6 P M - 47 mi. 04/07/45 Left Lohrheim 1 P M arrived Iba 4:45 AM (4/8/45) - 100 mi. 04/08/45 Left Iba 11 P M arrived Herren Bruentgen 6 P M - 100 mi. 04/09/45 Left Herren Bruentgen 10:3 0 P M (Slept in field) - 15 mi. 04/10/45 Arrived Nauendorf 12:15 P M (Concentration Camp Ohrdruf) - 6 mi. 04/12/45 Left Nauendorf 12:15 P M arrived Hausen 2:30 P M - 29 mi. 04/13/45 Left Hausen 1:15 P M arrived Sundremda 5:30 P M - 14 mi. 04/14/45 Left Sundremda 1:45 P M arrived Partschefeld 4:45 P M - 19 mi. 04/15/45 Left Partschefeld 1:4.5 P M arrived Rockendorf 9:00 P M - 10 mi. 04/16/45 Left Rockendorf 2:30 P M arrived Oberprik 7:30 P M - 37 mi. 04/17/45 Left Oberprik 11:45 A M arrived Kauschwitz 1:30 P M - 10 mi. 04/18/45 Left Kauschwitz 3:15 P M arrived Moschwitz 4:15 P M - 12 mi. 05/02/45 Left Moschwitz 7 A M arrived Mittlefrohna 1:45 P M - 89 mi. 05/11/45 Left Mittlefrohna 7 A M arrived Suhl 3:20 P M - 130 mi. Total Miles = 7040
  • Marya Milos' Birth Registration -Jan 30, 1892 (481 KB)
    This is the actual birth registration page of Mary Milos, daughter of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos, as registered in the catholic church at Borowa, Mielic, Poland, showing Marya's birth place as Plawo, Mielic, Poland. The dates are shown as day, month, year. On various pages, the children of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos are shown as Jan Milos, born July 9, 1877, Plawo; Katarzyna Milos, born Aug 19, 1880, Plawo; Franciszek Milos, born Dec 4, 1881, Plawo; Mateusz Milos, born Sep 27, 1884, Plawo; Jozef Milos, born Nov 12, 1886, Plawo; Michal Milos (my grandfather), born Sep 8, 1889, Plawo; Marya Milos, born Jan 30, 1892, Plawo.
  • Jan Milos' Polish Birth Registration- Jul 9, 1877 (567 KB)
    This is the actual birth registration page of Jan (John)Milos, son of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos, as registered in the catholic church at Borowa, Mielic, Poland, showing Jan's birth place as Plawo, Mielic, Poland. The dates are shown as day, month, year. On various pages, the children of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos are shown as Jan Milos, born July 9, 1877, Plawo; Katarzyna Milos, born Aug 19, 1880, Plawo; Franciszek Milos, born Dec 4, 1881, Plawo; Mateusz Milos, born Sep 27, 1884, Plawo; Jozef Milos, born Nov 12, 1886, Plawo; Michal Milos (my grandfather), born Sep 8, 1889, Plawo; Marya Milos, born Jan 30, 1892, Plawo.
  • Franciszek Milos' Birth Registration -Dec 4, 1881 (408 KB)
    This is the actual birth registration page of Franciszek (Frank)Milos, son of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos, as registered in the catholic church at Borowa, Mielic, Poland, showing Franciszek's birth place as Plawo, Mielic, Poland. The dates are shown as day, month, year. On various pages, the children of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos are shown as Jan Milos, born July 9, 1877, Plawo; Katarzyna Milos, born Aug 19, 1880, Plawo; Franciszek Milos, born Dec 4, 1881, Plawo; Mateusz Milos, born Sep 27, 1884, Plawo; Jozef Milos, born Nov 12, 1886, Plawo; Michal Milos (my grandfather), born Sep 8, 1889, Plawo; Marya Milos, born Jan 30, 1892, Plawo.
  • Katarzyna Milos' Birth Registration -Aug 19, 1880 (582 KB)
    This is the actual birth registration page of Katarzyna Milos, daughter of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos, as registered in the catholic church at Borowa, Mielic, Poland, showing Katarzyna's birth place as Plawo, Mielic, Poland. The dates are shown as day, month, year. On various pages, the children of Stanislaw and Franciszka Milos are shown as Jan Milos, born July 9, 1877, Plawo; Katarzyna Milos, born Aug 19, 1880, Plawo; Franciszek Milos, born Dec 4, 1881, Plawo; Mateusz Milos, born Sep 27, 1884, Plawo; Jozef Milos, born Nov 12, 1886, Plawo; Michal Milos (my grandfather), born Sep 8, 1889, Plawo; Marya Milos, born Jan 30, 1892, Plawo.
  • Ed Milos' WWII V-Mail Letter, 3 Feb 1945 (61 KB)
    V-Mail (Victory Mail) was a small photograph of a service man's letter that had been pre-screened by World War II military censors. The small size and light weight facilitated delivery of more mail during those times when transportation to and from Europe was at a world war premium. The "Sonny" referenced in the letter is yours truly, the compiler of this website.
  • WWI Military Records of Captain Mateuz Milos (1 KB)
    WORLD WAR I,HALLER'S POLISH ARMY MILITARY RECORDS OF CAPTAIN MATEUSZ MILOS (1885-1940): Haller's Army/Polish Army in France - Mateusz Milos, enlisted on 26 November 1917, at Schenectady, NY, Recruiting Center No. 11, at the age of 32 years, giving his birth date as 21 Wrzesnia (September) 1895 [1885], and his place of birth as Plawo, powiat Mielic, Galicya (Austria/Poland). His present address was 488 2nd St, Troy, NY; his closest relative in America was Franciszek Milos of 488 2nd St., Troy, NY; closest relative in Poland was Stanislaw Milos of Plawo, powiat Mielic, Galicya. He had previously served in the Army for 3 years and 6 months with the rank upon discharge of pluto?????y. His civil (marital) status was Kawaler (single). He was not a citizen of the US (second papers). Mateusz belonged to the following Polish organizations in America: LNPLPRKL Son P. He belonged to the Falcons for 3 years and held office. His occupation was listed as Szewc (shoemaker), present employment Sali???? (szynkarz?=tavern keeper) . He was 5 ft 3 inches with cienne eyebrows, brunitet hair, piune? teeth, proporcyonalinz (proportional?) nose and face, andwszyskie zdrowe chin. His weight was 127 pounds with no distinguishing marks. Mateusz signed a Volunteers's Declaration as follows: I the undersigned, wishing to fight for the freedom and independence of a united Poland, join the ranks of the Polish Army in France of my own free will and pledge my unconditional obedience to the military authorities. So help me God. Mateusz's medical exam, application no. 151, reported his height as 5 ft 3 inch, vision right eye - 20/20, left eye - 20/20. Right ear normal, left ear normal. Chest measurement at expiration 34 inches, at inspiration 36 inches. Negative abnormalities. Signature of Army Medical Officer/Civilian was Peter M. Partlow, Schenectady, November 26, 1917. The signing recruiting officer was Lt. Palaszewski, signing sergeant#
  • Kenna Boys, 2001 (57 KB)
    These beautiful boys are the grandchildren of Helen Milos Kenna, through son John (Jay) Kenna and Mary Fuschino. In the back is John Samuel, age 6 (named after their grandfather John J. Kenna Jr. and their mother's father Samuel Fuschino); Right Front is Joseph Michael, age 4 (their mother, Mary, picked the name Joseph just because she liked it and Michael after their greatgrandfather, Michael F. Milos); and Left Front is Joshua Robert, age 2 (the name Robert after their greatuncle, Bobby, who was their father's godfather).
  • Edward F. Milos & Henry J. Milos, about 1938 (25 KB)
    Edward and Henry Milos were sons of Michael F. Milos and Aniela Szczupaj. Photo was taken about 1938 at 22 Willis St., Troy, NY
  • Plawo Village Sign, 2003 (118 KB)
    Sign on the road into our ancestral Plawo village, courtesy of Sue Milos, July 2003
  • Mary Milos Robinson&Julia Milos Ingalls &kids-1937 (18 KB)
    Mary Milos Robinson with daughter, Shirley Ann Robinson, and son, Edward Charles Robinson. Her sister Julia Milos Ingalls is shown with daughter, Joan Ann Ingalls, 1937. Mary and Julia were the eldest daughters of Michael F. Milos and Aniela Szczupaj.
  • Borowa Church attended by Milos Ancestors (161 KB)
    Photo of the Milos' ancestral Catholic church at Borowa (pronounced Borova), near Plawo (pronounced PWAVO), courtesy of Sue Milos, July 2003.
  • Jeanette & Nicole Milos, 2001 (337 KB)
    Jeanette Vavrina and Nicole are Tom Milos' wife and daughter. "Tom" is Henry Thomas Milos, son of Henry J. Milos and Mary Malek. I was a guest at my uncle Henry's wedding to Mary on September 19, 1943 at the Holy Trinity Church in south Troy, NY. Though we were in the middle of World War II, it was a very happy occasion with a lot of dancing at the Polish American Hall in south Troy. Nicole is attending her first year at the University of Michigan. She is a greatgranddaughter of Michael F. Milos and Aniela Szczupaj.
  • Borowa Cemetery, 2003, with many Milos gravestones (96 KB)
    Photo of cemetery at Borowa,Mielic district, Poland, courtesy of Sue Milos, July 2003.
  • Immigrant John (Jan) M. Milos & Family, about 1925 (98 KB)
    Standing, 2nd from your left is Michael M. Milos; third from left is Michael's mother MaryAnn Szczupaj Milos. Standing far right is his father, John M. Milos, Sr. Standing left of John M. Milos is, possibly, his other son, John F. (Jake) Milos, Jr. This Milos family owned and operated Milos Foods and the Milos Furniture business, in south Troy, NY, well known in the 1920s and 1930s. They lived at 488 Second Street and had stores on both sides of Second Street at that address. Others have not yet been identified.
  • Plawo, Poland, Countryside, July 2003 (65 KB)
    Photo courtesy of Sue Milos, taken July 2003.
  • Troy Public School 12 Graduation, 1951, 4 cousins (67 KB)
    As best my aging memory can recall, front row, L to R: Anna Mae Yaruschak, Christine Coveny, ------, Edward Sorenson (salutatorian), Marion Minehan, Principal Robert Hogan (deceased), -----, Edward C. ROBINSON (valedictorian), Sandra Hawley, Mary VandeCar, Dorothy Merola (dec). 2nd row: Walter Rudenko, Donald C. MILOS (dec), -------, Gloria Gossman, Sophie Sibinich, Joanne Szycinski, Patricia Murray, Elizabeth Zalucki (dec), -------, ------, David Manning, -------, ------. 3rd row: John Dmyterko, ------, Richard Cotton, Gary Farrington (dec),-------, Gwen Stewart (dec), Barbara Wolf (Skop), Connie Wisher (dec), Eugene Eaton, Eddie Murry, Stanley MILOS, -------. 4th row: Tracy Shea, Jerry Girard, Raymond Bell, James Luke, ---------, Gilbert Zmythrovich, Joseph Skop, Matthew MILOS (dec), --------. Four MILOS cousins in one class. Donald C. Milos was the grandson of immigrant Franciszek Milos through John T. (Teddy) Milos; Matthew Milos was grandson of immigrant Jan Milos through John (Jake) T. Milos; Stanley J. Milos is the grandson of immigrant Franciszek Milos through Stanley M. Milos; Edward C. Robinson is the grandson of immigrant Michal F. Milos through Mary Agnes Milos (Robinson).
  • Marriage Certificate-Michael & Aniela Milos 1909 (141 KB)
    Michael F. Milos and Aniela Szczupaj were married on November 15, 1909. This is a copy of the Catholic Church's certification of their marriage.
  • Store in ancestral Plawo, Poland Village, Jul 2003 (164 KB)
    The Milos ancestral village of Plawo (pronounced Pwavo)in Mielic district, Poland, consists of mainly small homes with one store. This is a photo of the store. Note the propane bottles in front of the store. Information and photo courtesy of Sue Milos, Jul 2003.
  • Church Bells at ancestral Borowa, Poland, church (113 KB)
    Photo courtesy of Sue Milos, July 2003.
  • Entrance sign at Milos' ancestral Borowa Cemetery (95 KB)
    Photo courtesy of Sue Milos, July 2003.
  • Michael F. Milos' Family & Descendants, Troy, 1951 (38 KB)
    Photo, by Edward Robinson, was taken in 1951 at Milos Family home at 22 willis St., Troy, NY. Left to right: Dennis Allendorph;Julia Milos Ingalls; Earl Ingalls,Sr; Edward Milos; Mary Milos Robinson; Earl Ingalls, Jr; Joseph Ingalls, Aniela (Ma) Szczupaj Milos; Barbara Robinson; William Allendorph; Shirley Robinson; Barry Allendorph; Marilyn Robinson; Helen Milos Kenna; Albertine Milos Allendorph; John Kenna; John Boyd Allendorph.
  • Henry and Mary (Malek) Milos, about 1948 (17 KB)
    Henry Milos, son of Michael F. Milos and Aniela Szczupaj, was born December 7, 1918, in Troy, NY, and died September 1968 at his home at 26 Maple Avenue, Troy, NY. He married Mary Malek, of Troy, NY, and raised a large family. this photo was taken at the home of his parents at 22 willis St., Troy, NY.
  • Aniela Szczupaj Milos w/dau Mary Milos, Mary Malek (20 KB)
    Photo was taken at 22 Willis St., Troy, NY. about 1948.
  • Frances, Mary, & Julia Milos, Mary Malek Milos (19 KB)
    Daughters of Michael F. Milos and Aniela Szczupaj: Francis Milos (youngest), Mary Milos Robinson, Julia Milos Ingalls, with sister-in-law, Mary Malek, wife of Henry Milos. Circa 1944.
  • Sister Joy Marie Milos, about 1965 (29 KB)
    Joy Marie Milos is Henry J. Milos' eldest daughter. She is a Catholic nun of the Order of St. Joseph. She is also a PhD educator currently serving in Spokane, Washington.
  • Marriage Certificate-M. F. Milos & Aniela Sczcupaj (129 KB)
    Michael F. Milos and Aniela Szczupaj were married November 15, 1909, at temporary Holy Trinity Church@Saint Jean's Hall, Troy, New York. With their siblings, they were founding members of the Polish community's Holy Trinity Catholic Church in south Troy, NY.
  • Ship Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, fm Hamburg, 1907 (23 KB)
    Michael F. Milos arrived alone in New York harbor on the the ship Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, from the port of Hamburg, on January 19, 1907. He had $5.00 in his pocket and listed his sponsor as his brother Franz (Francis) Milos of 456 Fourth St., south Troy, NY. The Milos home willage of Pl~awo probably comes from the root seen in the verb _pl~awac'_, "to float, bathe." [the place where one goes to bathe?] The Kaiserin Auguste Victoria was built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1906. 24,581 gross tons; 705(bp) feet long; 77 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 17.5 knots. 2,996 passengers (652 first class, 286 second class, 2,058 third class). Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1906 and intended to be the Europa. Renamed Kaiserin Auguste Victoria in 1907. Hamburg-New York service. Laid up in Germany 1914-19. Given as reparations to Canadian Pacific Steamships, British flag, in 1919 and renamed Empress of Scotland. Southampton-Quebec City service. Sold for scrap, but caught fire and sank. Salvaged wreckage broke in half. Final pieces later scrapped in 1930.
  • We Were Soldiers, Best Selling Book - Ia Drang,VN1 (64 KB)
    The above photo is the cover of the pocket version of the newly re-released best selling book about the landmark battle of the Ia Drang Valley, in mid-November 1965. The book was recently made into movie by Paramount Pictures, opening 1 March 2002. It was a battle in which I participated as a young captain, UH-1D assault helicopter pilot & flight section leader, during my first combat tour in Viet Nam with the First Air Cavalry Division. Profits from the book have been used by the author/compilers to fund scholarships for the children and grandchildren of the veteran participants in the battle. US elements suffered approximately 270 casualties in LZ XRay and LZ Albany, while North Vietnamese forces suffered over 2000 casualties. It set the tone for the rest of the war.
  • We Were Soldiers, Best Selling Book - Ia Drang,VN2 (70 KB)
    The photo above is the back of the newly re-released best selling book, "We Were soldiers Once, and Young." It has been republished in pocket size and in larger soft cover, in time for the opening of the new Paramount movie, "We Were Soldiers." This was my first major combat action against the North Vietnames Army (NVA) in the central highlands of South Viet Nam, November 1965.
  • Milos gravestone at Borowa, Poland, cemetery, 2003 (107 KB)
    This is one of very many Milos' gravestones at the Borowa cemetery near Plawo. Photo was taken randomly by Sue Milos, July 2003. It is assumed that our Milos family ancestors and relatives are buried here by the Borowa church that they attended.
  • Capt Ed Robinson's UH-1D Helicopter, LZ XRay (45 KB)
    This photo of my UH-1D assault helicopter was taken on the ground in LZ XRay on 14 November 1965, by war correspondent Joe Galloway, co-author/compiler of the best selling book, "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young," subject of the new Paramount movie, "We Were Soldiers," starring Mel Gibson.
  • Plawo #51, ancestral home of Michael L. Milos (113 KB)
    This house was the home of Sue Milos' father-in-law's parents, Michael Lawrence Milos, who was born about 1875 in Plawo. Sue is the wife of Michael L. Milos, son of Charles Milos. Photo courtesy of Sue Milos, July 2003.
  • Ship S.S. Pennsylvania, 1905 (40 KB)
    Aniela Szczupaj arrived alone at the port of New York, on the S.S. Pennsylvania, January 6, 1905, from the port of Hamburg, Germany. Aniela's home village of Jasionka comes from the noun _jasion_, "ash tree." So it just means something like "the place of the ash trees." The S.S. Pennsylvania, built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1897. 12,891 gross tons; 579 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 13 knots. 2,724 passengers (162 first class, 180 second class, 2,382 third class). Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1897 and named Pennsylvania. Hamburg-New York service. Interned at New York at the start of World War I in August 1914. Seized by United States Government, American flag, in 1917 and renamed USS Nansemond. US Navy transport service. Scrapped in 1924.
  • John (Jan) M. Milos Store, 480-2nd St., ca. 1930s (48 KB)
    This photo shows immigrants Jan Milos and wife, MaryAnn Szczupaj, in their store at 480 Second St., Troy, NY, circa 1920s/30s. They also owned a store building across the street at 481 Second St, where they produced many of their own products, such as mayonaisse, pickled calbassa, pickled eggs, etc., that they sold to local establishments. This became the foundation for the later Milos Food business in the Troy area. Photo courtesy of their grandson, John F. Milos, III.
  • Plawo #16, current home of Halina Milos, July 2003 (100 KB)
    Photo courtesy of Sue Milos, July 2003. Sue and father-in-law, Charles Milos, had lunch with Halina Milos at this house during visit in July 2003.
  • John F. Milos, III, Son of John (Jake) Milos, ca. (36 KB)
    John F. Milos III, is the son of John (Jake) F. Milos, and grandson of immigrant John (Jan) M. Milos.
  • John F. Milos, III, with wife and son, ca. 1988 (26 KB)
    John F. Milos, III, is shown with wife, Julie, and son, Francisco Milos, circa 1988. They currently live in Florida. Photo courtesy of John Milos.
  • Matthew Milos, Grandson of John M. Milos, ca. 1950 (11 KB)
    Matthew Milos (1938-1988) was the son of John F. Milos and Rose Farina.
  • Michael F. Milos & Aniela Szczupaj about 1908 (59 KB)
    This wedding photo taken in church in south Troy, NY, includes Michael F.Milos (second from left, rear), John (Jan) Milos (1st from left, rear), MaryAnn Szczupaj, John's wife, (1st from left, seated) and Aniela Szczupaj (third from right, rear). The tall man in center rear is Theodore Salasney aka Green. His grandson, Teddy Green was my grade school playmate. They lived at about 475 Second St., Troy. The man at far right, rear, is Mr. Bielawa. The woman seated right, with child, is his wife, Mrs. Bielawa. Photo probably taken circa 1908.
  • John Milos, 1888-1969, Declaration of Intent (206 KB)
    John (Jan) Milos left Bremen, Germany, on the ship Rain/Rhein. Arrived Port of New York, March 23, 1901. Shown is his Declaration of Intent for US Citizenship, February 17, 1913. John, brother of Michael F., Francis, Matthew (Mateuz), and Josef Milos, married Mary Szczupaj, 1888-1966, one of three sisters married to three Milos brothers. Mary Szczupaj arrived at the port of NY, March 17, 1902, on the ship Phonicia, from the port of Hamburg, Germany. All settled in south Troy, NY.
  • Ship Graf Waldersee, 1906, Catherine Szczupaj (54 KB)
    Catherine (Katarzyus) Szczupaj (1889-1924) arrived alone at the port of New York on the ship Graf-Waldersee, May 13, 1906, from the port of Hamburg, Germany. She married Francis (Franz) Milos and raised a large family. The Graf Waldersee built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1899. 12,830 gross tons; 586 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 13 knots. 2,546 passengers (162 first class, 184 second class, 2,200 third class). Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1899 and intended to be the Pavia. Hamburg-New York service. Name changed to Graf Waldersee prior to completion. Scrapped at Hamburg in 1922.
  • Ship Phoenicia, 1902, Mary Szczupaj from Jasionka (49 KB)
    Mary Ann Szczupaj arrived alone at the port of New York aboard the ship Phoenicia, from Hamburg, Germany, March 17, 1902. The Phoenicia was built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1894. 7,155 gross tons; 460 (bp) feet long; 52 feet wide. Compound engines, twin screw. Service speed 13 knots. 2,060 passengers (60 first class, 2,000 third class). Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1894 and named Phoenicia. Hamburg-New York; Mediterranean-New York service. Sold to Russian Navy, Russian flag, in 1904 and renamed Kronstadt. Seized by German Navy, in 1918 and renamed Fleiss. Returned to Russian Navy, Russian flag, in 1919 and reverted to Kronstadt. Transferred to French Line, French flag, in 1921 and renamed Vulcan. Scrapped in 1937.
  • Michael M. Milos, son of John and Mary Milos (63 KB)
    Michael M. Milos, (1903-1946)was the elder son of John Milos and Mary Szczupaj. Michael M. Milos imported hams, cheese, pickles from Poland and distributed these and other food items to bars, taverns, restaurants and local food stores. He also dealt in used furniture, and recovered chairs and couches in connection with his furniture business. He never married. Michael died suddenly of a heart attack, November 14, 1946, at his business place and home, 480 Second Street, Troy, New York, after ill health. He was the owner of Milos Food Co., a business which he started in 1926 and which he expanded to branches at Utica, Syracuse and Schenectady. On the second floor of his Second Street building, he housed the Empire Upholstering Co., and at 58 King Street, Troy, he operated the Empire Furniture Store. Although he continued to do business in Troy, he was forced by failing health to give up his Utica, Syracuse and Schenectady branches about 1939. Born in Troy, NY, he was educated at St. Joseph's School, Holy Trinity School, and Troy Business College. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Polish American Citizen's Club, Commercial Travelers of America and St. Stanislaus Society, of which he was secretary. His parents were John M. Milos, Sr., and Mrs. Maryanna Sczupaj Milos, and a brother, John F. (Jake) Milos, Jr.
  • Aniela Szczupaj Milos , about 1910 (37 KB)
    This photo was the corner of a larger wedding photo. It was cut from the larger photo and apparently framed at some early date.
  • Rzeszow, Poland, 1975 (63 KB)
    Rzeszow, Poland/Austria, was the birthplace of the three Szczupaj sisters who married the three Milos brothers in Troy, NY, after the turn of the 20th century. The church of St. Bernardine is visible in the background. Aniela Milos gave the name, Bernard, to two baby boys after the patron saint, however both boys died in infancy. Photo by Boyd Allendorph.
  • Matthew, Francisco & John III, Milos, ca. 1988 (22 KB)
    Matthew Milos is shown with his brother John Milos, III, and John's son, Francisco Milos. Photo was taken on the west coast shortly before the death of brother, Matthew, in 1988. Photo courtesy of John Milos, III.
  • City of Mielic, Poland, 1975 (57 KB)
    Mielic, Poland/Austria, was the district birthplace of the Milos family in the late 1800s, when part of the Austrian Empire. To this date there are many Milos families living in this area of Poland. Brothers Michal, Franziczek, Jan and Mateusz were all born in village of Plawo, district Mielic. Photo by Boyd Allendorph.
  • Main Altar- Church in Borowa , Mielic, Poland-1975 (85 KB)
    The is the main altar in the Catholic church in Borowa, district Mielic, Poland. This is the church where grandfather, Michael F. Milos and his family attended Mass. Photo by Boyd Allendorph
  • Col. Edward C. Robinson, OSD, Pentagon, 1981 (70 KB)
    This is a command photo of Col. Ed Robinson, grandson of Michael F. Milos, while assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in the Pentagon, in 1981. At that time he was Military Assistant for Test and Evaluation of Aviation Systems for the Department of Defense.
  • Michael F. Milos Declaration of Intent for Citizen (236 KB)
    Michael F. Milos made at least two Declarations of Intent for Citizenship. The early attempts were frustrated by inaccurate date information due to inability to access records. Michael's citizenship was finally approved and he was notificed to attend his admittance ceremony on November 13, 1941. He was ill with cancer and died shortly thereafter.
  • Haller's Polish Army in France, WWI-Mateusz Milos (98 KB)
    MILITARY RECORDS OF MATEUSZ MILOS: Haller's Army/Polish Army in France - Mateusz Milos, enlisted on 26 November 1917, at Schenectady, NY, Recruiting Center No. 11, at the age of 32 years, giving his birth date as 21 Wrzesnia (September) 1895 [1885], and his place of birth as Plawo, powiat Mielic, Galicya (Austria/Poland). His present address was 488 2nd St, Troy, NY; his closest relative in America was Franciszek Milos of 488 2nd St., Troy, NY; closest relative in Poland was Stanislaw Milos of Plawo, powiat Mielic, Galicya. He had previously served in the Army for 3 years and 6 months with the rank upon discharge of pluto?????y. His civil (marital) status was Kawaler (single). This photo is from Mateusz Milos personal records and must be a photo of his Polish Army company that fought with the Allies in France during World War I.
  • Matthew Milos with son, Timothy, 1970 (45 KB)
    Matthew Milos (Jan1, Jake2, Matthew3) with son Timothy Mark Milos, about 1970.
  • Demetri Matthew David Milos, 2002 (47 KB)
    Demetri Matthew David Milos is the son Timothy Mark Milos (Jan1, Jake2, Matthewe, Timothy4, Demetri5)
 
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