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Krupiak and Karpiak coming in through Ellis Island

Krupiak and Karpiak coming in through Ellis Island

Pat Woodruff (View posts)
Posted: 1011537218000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kapiak, Krupiak, Havran, Krupak, Fyrerak, Karpiak, Liosck, Palubsciak, Packanowski, Tymaraj, Bizath
Here's some pieces of info on searches in the Ellis Island Records ( Keep in mind that I'm reading tough handwriting and spelling may not be entirely accurate. Let me know if you recognize any of these. I am looking for connections to the sisters of Xenia (Sadie) Krupiak Pronchick (1883 - 1963) and Eva Krupiak Timko (1886 - 1940) who lived in New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware.

Stefan Kapiak living at 2409 Callowhill Street Philadelphia, Pa had the following nephews coming to see him:
Janos (Yaus) Krupiak age 20 farmer
Filip Havran age 20 farmer
Razil Krupiak age 25 farmer
The three came into Ellis island on April 6, 1901

Ksenia Krupak age 21 arrived April 22, 1913 traveling to see father Tamass (Farrass?) Fyrerak traveling with Ksenia Fyrcsak age 17 to 501 Front Street Philadephia, PA. Other names written were Ilko Karpiak and Karoly Liosck

Ilko Karpiak visit to aunt Leraska (Paraska?) Karpiak in Phila, PA. Coming from Bilawoda. Brother-in-law Stefan Karpiak 751 S. Front Street

Zenka Karpiak age 16, female, servant, visit grandmother Marija Palubsciak in Garfield, New Jersey. Mother Naska Karpiak 101 Yojin? St. Garfield, New Jersey

Ksenia Karpiak arrived Dec. 14, 1901 age 17 going to Cohoes, New York sister Oleus Karpiak 3 Short Street.

Ksenia Krupiak arrived 21 Jul 1905 with 3 month old Julianna. Husband and father of the infant was Wasyl Krupiak 25 Liberty Street Cleveland, OH. She was traveling also with Jarek Packanowski who's brother-in-law was Wasyl Krupiak.

Paraszlas Krupiak arrived 1914 age 37. Lists her mother as Matrona Tymaraj and husband as Petror Krupiak at Davis Ave and Highland Ave Detroit, Michigan and 114 Gilbert Ave. Phila, PA. She is the mother of Matrona Krupiak age 6 traveling with her. She is also the mother of Anna Krupiak age 8 traveling with her.

Tenna Krupiak age 18 arrived 1902. Going to Philadelphia, PA to see Matrona on Howach Street 613

Wasko Krupiak age 45 arrived 1900 brother (or brother-in-law) Elias Bizath 1 Skefield Allen (Allentown?) Manayunk. Traveling with Olexa Krupiak age 24 visiting cousin.

Re: Krupiak and Karpiak coming in through Ellis Island

pat Woodruff (View posts)
Posted: 1090352694000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Karpiak
Ms. Woodruff,
My last name is Karpiak. My husband is a Karpiak. His family is from Phila. I don't know much His father Pasted. His name was Michael. I am just starting my search for my husband and young daughter. They don't have much family and I want to try and get there history together to pass along. My husband has an uncle we speak to once a month If there is anything I can ask him for you please let me know.
My E-mail is


Re: Krupiak and Karpiak coming in through Ellis Island

Posted: 1217438400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dolhanczyk, Karpiak
I have several Karpiak references in my ancestry. My great grandfather, John Dolhanczyk married Helen Karpiak from Biala Woda. We believe his brother Piotr Dolhanczyk married Eufemia Karpiak. His sons, Paul and Gregorz immigrated to America and married sisters Pauline and Esther (Anna). They settled in Philadelphia initially.

Re: Krupiak and Karpiak coming in through Ellis Island

Posted: 1217498486000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Krupiak, Karpiak
See, I think there has to be a family connection. From
"The western-most part of the Lemko Region extends into Nowy Targ county, where there is an island of four Lemko villages: Czarna Woda/Chorna Voda, Biala Woda/Bila Voda, Szlachtowa/Shljachtova and Jaworki/Javirky."

I always thought our nationality was Ukrainian, but it turns out it was Rusyn or Lemko. This is all in the Carpathian mountains, now a part of Poland.

Lots of these families came in through Philadelphia. It's rather hard to research because the spelling was in the original cyrillic characters, so it gets changed to all sorts of things when they come to America. Plus, they tried to become more "Americanized", so they would change their Lemko name from Paraskevia to Pauline or Patricia.

I don't see any immediate connection, but I'll keep the names on file, in case I come across one. My email is patwoodruff (at)

Re: Krupiak and Karpiak coming in through Ellis Island

Posted: 1310169911000
Classification: Query
My family name is Karpiak and I did have a great uncle that has passed that was named Wasco, they lived in Mayfield, Pa.
There was two sisters and two brothers, one my grandfather.
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