Pawel & William Czech - Brzyska Austria/Poland to Newport Township PA
This posting is about Pawel/Paul Czech and his brother William.
It appears that Paul Czech was born in Brzyska, Jaslo Podkarpackie, Poland on February 12, 1889 (he died between 1920 and 1930 in Luzerne County PA).He married Stefania Gizara around 1913, presumably in Luzerne County.Stefania Gizara was born on March 8, 1893 in Brzyska (died February 7, 1997 in Nanticoke PA18634, SSN 163-50-2873).By 1920, Paul and Stefania had the following children, all born in Pennsylvania:Cecelia born in 1914, Stanley born in 1915, Frank born on June 17, 1917 and Lottie born on August 21, 1919.
After Paul’s death, Stefania married Paul’s brother William.There were children born between 1920 and 1930 and it is unclear if they were fathered by Paul or William without knowing Paul’s exact date of death.They were: Helen born in 1923, Joseph born in 1925, Dolores born in 1926 and Edward born in 1930.
“Pamel Czict” arrived at Ellis Island on April 5, 1906 on board the S.S. Wurzburg.His destination was Alden PA where he was going to join his aunt Maryanna Czech.He listed “Brzczka” (probably should be Brzyska) as his last residence.There are a significant number of adults with the Czech surname in the powiat (county) of Jaslo, Poland.
There is WW I Draft registration Card for a Paul “Czeck”.He was born on February 12, 1889 in “Briski” (probably should be Brzyska) Austria.When he registered for the draft on June 8, 1917, he was living with his wife and two (2) children on New Row in Wanamie, Newport Township, LuzerneCounty, PA
There are 1910, 1920 and 1930 U.S. census records for the family.
The 1910 U.S. census is indexed as Paul “Ezel” a single border living on Saers Lane in Newport Township, Luzerne County, PA.
The 1920 U.S. census is indexed as Paul “Seck” family living on 229 Centre Street in Newport Township, Luzerne County, PA.
The 1930 U.S. census is indexed as William Czech family living on 229 Centre Street in Newport Township, Luzerne County, PA (present-day zip code 18634).