Re: Frycke - 1900, 1920 Census
Theodore and Karoline were married in Austrian-occupied Poland about 1896; their son Emile/Amil was born there in 1897; their language was Polish.Theodore immigrated to the United States 1898-1899; Karoline and Emile/Amile immigrated to the United States in 1899.
In 1900, the census enumerator listed the family in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, PA, as Frank Fritzsky, b. February, 1871; Caroline, b. March 1873; and Emile, b. May 1897.'Frank' was a coal miner; Caroline had borne two children, but only one was living in 1900.
In 1920, the census enumerator listed the family in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, PA as Theodore Frycki, Caroline, and Amil; all were naturalized in 1906; you will find more information about the family in their naturalization papers.Children listed, all born in PA, were Helen (sp) b. 1903; Theodore b. 1905; sons Francis and Stanton, b. 1910; and Walter b. 1905. Theodore Sr. was a coal miner, Amil worked as a laborer in a tube mill, 'Helen' was a servant in a private home, Theodore Jr. was a laborer in a steel mill.
It will be important to locate documents which will give you the exact town of the family's origin in Poland as well as the original spelling of the surname, as Tadeusz Wysocki and Jerry Frank have indicated.Perhaps this article by Diana Grzelak Needham can help you know what to procure.
This article describes what you need to know about researching your Polish ancestors.
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