Dear Deborah, There are a few U.S. records for the Thomas Piotrowski family. There is a 1900 U.S. Census record indexed on Ancestry.com as Thomas “Petrofsky” living at 913 (New) Willow Street in Trenton Ward 5, Mercer County NJ (present-day zip code 08638). There is a 1910 U.S. Census record indexed on Ancestry.com as Annie “Petroski” (a widow) living at 913 New Willow Street in Trenton Ward 5, Mercer County NJ (present-day zip code 08638). Thomas was born in Germany/Poland in December 1861.He died between 1908 and 1910 in Trenton Mercer County NJ.It appears that he married his first wife in Germany/Poland.Jan/John and David were born to his first wife (whose name is unknown).He married his second wife Anna Funk? around 1894.Anna was born in Germany/Poland in March 1871.It seems that marriage may have occurred in New Jersey.The second marriage produced two more sons, Frank and Joseph.It appears that Anna (nee Funk?) died between 1901 and 1907.Thomas then married his third wife Anna “Gabrish” (maybe Gabrysz) around 1908 in Trenton NJ.Thomas and Anna (nee Grabish) had another son Edward.Anna was born in 1886 in Russia/Poland The place and dates of births for their sons were: Jan/John (not Ben) was born in Germany/Poland in November 1885, David was born in New Jersey in June 1891, Frank was born in New Jersey in October 8, 1895, Joseph was born in New Jersey on June 30, 1900 (died February 28, 1967 in Trenton, Mercer County NJ 08629, Social Security #155-10-5014) and Edward was born in New Jersey on July 21, 1909 (died October 1981in Trenton, Mercer County NJ 08611, Social Security #153-05-6886). Thomas’ father and mother were also members of his household in 1900.Dominick Piotrowski was born in Germany/Poland in October 1832.His wife Anna was born in Germany/Poland in January 1831.They both immigrated to the U.S. in 1889. It appears that Thomas, his second wife Anna and his son Jan/John also immigrated to the U.S. in 1889.It seems that Thomas may have died before completing his U.S. Naturalization process.If that was the case, than Jan/John would have had to apply for his U.S. citizenship.The other sons were all natural born U.S. citizens. There were three (3) (Polish) Roman Catholic churches in the city of Trenton.The nearest church to 913 New Willow Street was St. Hedwig’s.They may have been members of Holy Cross or St Stan’s until St. Hedwig’s was founded in 1904.
ST. HEDWIG'S CHURCH (Established 1904) 872 Brunswick Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638 (609)396-9068
HOLY CROSS CHURCH (Established1891) 201 Adeline St. Trenton, NJ 08611 (609)393-4826
ST. STANISLAUS B & M (Established 1890) 60 Randall Ave. Trenton, NJ
I will email you copies of the documents discussed above. Best regards, Norbert