Perhaps information from Chicago Tribune obituaries, below, will help - in addition to the valuable information found by Dell.Searching sideways (for descendents, siblings, etc.)often is worthwhile in locating exact town of birth and other family members.Other Sniegowskis and Ptaszynskis may have travelled to the US, going to your family members in Chicago, for example.Theresa Sniegowski was the daughter of Frank M. and Alice Sniegowski.We know, thanks to Dell, that Martin was the son of Andrew and Stanislawa Ptaszynski.
Immigration through Ellis Island can be searched; registration is free; immigration through other ports can be found at ancestry.com - subscription required, but searching is free.Many public libraries have access to ancestry.com as well as access to census and other records. Ellis Island search:
Castle Garden records:
If listed at the Social Security Death Index, the SS-5 letter enables you to send for the application which often contains town of birth along with other information:
Explanation of what can be found on the application:
This list of volunteers may also be of help in researching Lemont, Illinois records:
Lemont Area Historical Society:
Chicago naturalization records can be found through the Great Lakes Nation Archives; email address provided; click on 'Genealogy and Historical Research' for more information.
PGSA records in Chicago:
Marriages in Chicago parishes through 1915:
Dziennik Chicagoski Death Notices 1890 - 1929
Dziennik Chicagoski Death Notices 1930 -1971
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November 3, 1939Alice M. Sniegowski, nee Markiewicz, 519 Ledochowski, Lemont, Ill., wife of Frank M. Sr., mother of Peter, Frank, Stanley, Walter, Martin, Ignatius of Lemont, Joseph of Chicago, Mrs. Theresa Ptaszynski, Mrs. Marie Bozych, Mrs. Gertrude Bromberek of Lemont, sister of Stanley Markiewicz of Lemont, Frank and John Nowicki of Fairmount, Minn., and Mrs. Frank X. Sliwinski of Lemont.Funeral at SS. Cyril and Methodius church. Interment SS. Cyril and Methodius cemetery.
January 16, 1954Walter W. Sniegowski, Lemont, Ill., Jan. 15, age 60, husband of Anna, father of Isabelle Bromberek, Walter F., Richard R. Eugene M., fond brother of Theresa Ptaszynski, Gertrude Bromberek, Stanley, Ignatius, Martin, and Joseph, son of the late Frank and Alice Sniegowski, brother of the late John, Frank, Peter, Pauline Mankowski, and Marie Bozych. Markiewicz funeral home, Lemont; funeral SS. Cyril and Methodius church; internment SS. Cyril and Methodius cemetery.
May 7, 1959Ignatius C. Sniegowski of 814 McCarthy road, Lemont, age 59, husband of the late Rose; father of Ambrose and William; three grandchildren; brother of Theresa Ptaszynski of Argo, Gertrude Bromberek, Stanley, and Martin of Lemont, and Joseph of Chicago. Funeral SS. Cyril and Methodius church; internment SS. Cyril and Methodius cemetery.
September 20, 1966Julia Lipinski, nee Ptaszynski, late of Lemont, Ill., wife of the late Walter; mother of Margaret [Leonard] Chadaranek of Argo, Ill., Francis [Monica] of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Stanley, Roman, and Jerome; grandmother of two; great-grandmother of three; sister of the late Alice Marciniak, Martin, and Sylvester Ptaszynski. Funeral SS. Cyril and Methodius; internment SS. Cyril and Methodius cemetery.
April 29, 1968Theresa A. Ptaszynski, nee Sniegowski, of Argo, wife of the late Martin; loving mother of Lucille [Adam] Kowal;grandmother of two; dear sister of Gertrude [Theodore] Bromberek, Martin [Celia] Sniegowski, and Stanley [Frances] Sniegowski. FuneralSt. Blase‚ church; interment SS. Cyril and Methodius cemetery. Member of SS. Cyril and Methodius Altar and Rosary society and Polish Natl. Alliance group, No. 465.
April 16, 1972Gertrude Bromberek, nee Sniegowski, of Lemont, Ill., April 15, age 65, wife of Theodore V.; mother of Edward L.; grandmother of David and Deborah; fond sister of Martin and Stanley and the late Pauline Mankowski, Theresa Ptaszynski, Marie Bozyck, John, Peter, Walter, Frank, Ignatius and Joseph. Funeral to SS. Cyril and Methodius Church; interment SS. Cyril and Methodius cemetery.
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