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Kat Pukas (View posts)
Posted: 951087118000
Hello, Pukases.

Simon and his father Feodor

Posted: 951208753000
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My wife's grandfather Simon PUKAS (1890-1980) came from Tarnawa, Galacia to Ellis Island in 1909. He was the child of Feodor and Anna Gregulitch. Any connection?


Kat (View posts)
Posted: 951507753000
My dad is named Theodore B. Pukas, and my mom's maiden name is Kathleen Ann Bonk.
My mother's parents' names are Edward F. Bonk (whose parents were Vincent Bonk
Felicia Bonk) and Mary Ann Bonk (whose parents were Leopold Drozdowski and
Blanche Charubin Drozdowski. my dad's parents are Christina Stefanowicz
Pukas (whose parents were Joseph Pauline Stefanowicz) the late Theodore
Joseph Pukas (whose parents were Joseph and Katherine Pukas). my
Great-Grandmothers were alive when i was born (1979). Our family tree before
that is lost in Poland and Lithuania, where most records were destroyed in
the war. my Great-Granparents came to this country when they were
teenagers (my mom's side traveled alone).

Martin Pukas, Joseph Martin Pukas...

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My grandfather, Theodore Joseph Pukas (1912-1990) is the son of Joseph Martin Pukas (1886-1944) and Katherine Liatunick (1889-1963). Joseph Martin Pukas is the oldest of his siblings; he has a brother, Frank Pukas (1889-1942), and a sister, Katherine Balnanosis (1890-1956). Joseph Martin Pukas's parents are Martin Pukas and Katherine (Zobas) Pukas. Pukas means "down," the feathers of baby birds, in Lithuanian.


Annette (View posts)
Posted: 986209545000
By any chance, have you come across anyone in the Demtri and Anna Puka family. They were immigrants and were married in Macoupin, Illinois in 1914. The marriage certificate has his name as Mitro Puka and her's as Annie Svitlak.

They were my husband's grandparents. He knows little about them - they died shortly before his birth (1954).

Re: Pukas

Posted: 1001639720000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Charubin

I'm curious to find out if your know nore about Blanche Charubin. That's my grandmother's maiden name. She still lives in Poland. Her grandfather or great grandfather came from Italy to Poland. I'm trying to trace their roots before that. Any information from you would be helpful. Thanks.


Blanche Charubin

Kat Pukas (View posts)
Posted: 1001664185000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Charubin
Blanche Charubin Drozdowski is the daughter of Francis (Frank) Charubin and Josephine Szywik. Blanche (1890-1981) had four sisters and two brothers (one sister was named Ethel or Alice, one brother [the eldest] was named Franek). Blanche married Leopold Drozdowski; they and their oldest son (Tim Drozdowski) came to Ellis Island from Poland at the turn of the century. Leopold and Blanche lived on Wolf Street in Baltimore in a marble-stepped home, then on a 200-acre farm near Marydel, MD, circa 1928 (when their daughter [my grandmother] Mary Ann Bonk was 6 years old).
After that, moved to Jackson St., Wilmington, DE
(and then to Logan St.?).

Maiden name: Charubin (pronounced "Harubin" with a rolled R)
On the farm, she would make coffee and add chicory to it; she would drink it all day.
She was a fast walker when she bought horseradish and kielbasa from the King Street hucksters.
Favorite color: purple
After macular degeneration made her virtually blind, she would sit in a chair and could tell which of her children was visiting simply by feeling their hair.
Died: Saturday, December 19, 1981
Smyrna?Blanche C. Drozdowski, 92, formerly of Wilmington, died Saturday at her residence, the Kent Convalescent Center, 1455 S. Du Pont Highway, after a long illness.

Her husband, Leopold, died many years ago. She is survived by four sons, Stanley and Charles, both of Wilmington, Bernard of Ashley Heights and Steven of Newport; four daughter, Mary Bonk of Tenby Chase, Anne Nuckolls of Limestone Acres, Helen Markowski of Cleland Heights and Sophie Gillen of Faulkland Heights; 25 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday morning at 9 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, 408 S. Harrison St., with entombment at Queen of the Apostles Mausoleum, Cathedral Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, Wilmington, Del. 19805.

Re: Martin Pukas, Joseph Martin Pukas...

Nellyann Chase (View posts)
Posted: 1008633481000
Classification: Query
I am new at this tree tracing however we have a surname in common. I can back track only to my grandmothers maiden name - Mary Balnanosis born in Lithuania around the same time as yours. She migrated to Conn. around 1915ish she married a gentleman also a imigrant from Lithuania Vilinius i believe named Vincent Ausukaitis they had 3 grils Anela (nellyann) my mom, Elena (helen) and Adela (Adel). I know i have cousins still there. I am going to rack my and aunts brains soon for more info. Have you found out anything else?

Re: Blanche Charubin

jeri poshkus (View posts)
Posted: 1053298873000
Classification: Query
Dear Kat, I'm assisting in researching the Terepka/Lutrzykowski family background and recently ran across a Stephanie Charubin going to Wilmington, De to her brother-in-laws home - Pawel Lutrzykowski - on Oak Street. There is also a Charubin male age 20 going to his brother in laws - Theodore Kojro at 210 Liberty Street.

Is Stephanie by any chance related to your family of Charubins? Or have you heard of anyone in your family being related to anyone with the surname Lutrzykowski or Lutz? As a little girl I lived on Porter Street in Wilm, attending St. Hedwigs for a few years, there was a little girl named Bonk in my class. Look forward to your reply.
Posted: 1068942107000
Classification: Query
Surnames: pukas
hello my name is anthony joseph pukas, or tony pukas and my father was john pukas or jonas,and he came from lithuania i wonder if there is any link?he was born in 1914 and lived rural, left in wartime to fight against russians ,after that a displaced persons camp in england before emigrating to australia where he met my mother kathleen mary,maiden name mcleod then settled here in new zealand. had a brother that went to live in america after wartime.
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