Here is the obituary for Anthony Mallek, died February 4, 1917. I am looking for any information about this individual and his parents, siblings, and family. I believe he may be connected to my Mallek family. Thank you.
Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
February 5, 1917
Prof. Anthony Mallek, Polish Musician, Dies
Prof. Anthony Mallek, pioneer organizer of choirs and national singing societies among the Polish people of the United States, died yesterday at his home, 2125 West Hadon avenue.
He was the founder of the Polish Singers Alliance of America, of which he was for years the active chief director and at the time of his death an honorary member and an honorary chief director. He was also the honorary president of the Polish-American Organists' association.
During his lifetime Prof. Mallek devoted his activities to fostering Polish national folk, religious, and patriotic songs and melodies, particularly those which were forbidden in Poland by the foreign rulers and which thrilled the Polish nation during its struggles for freedom.
Prof. Mallek was born in 1851 in Poland under the Prussian rule and to escape persecution there and service in the Prussian army during the Franco-Prussian war he fled to this country, arriving in this city, which he made his home ever since.
He is survived by his widow and his children, Joseph Mallek, secretary of the Father Gordon and the Alliance Building and Loan associations; Attorney Leo S. Mallek, general counselor for the Polish National alliance; Miss Anna Mallek, and Miss Celia Mallek, pianist.