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Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1040529130000
Classification: Query
Looking for any information regaurding Slubowski or Garley in Forest County. My grand mother was Elizabeth Garley, her mother was Celia Slubowski. She had two other siblings - John and Raymond

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Sarah (View posts)
Posted: 1088192963000
Classification: Query
Surnames: slubowski
1930 censes Armstrong Creek, Forest County, WI

Tomas Slubowski born 14 Oct 1875 in Poland Came to the United States in 1909.
Josephine (wife) born abt.1873 in Poland Came to the United States in 1910.
John P. (son) born 17 Feb 1913 in Wisconsin died 20 Feb 1997 in Crandon, Forest County, WI
John Garley (grandson) born abt.1916 in Illinois
Elizabeth Garley (granddaughter) born abt.1918 in Wisconsin
Raymond Garley (grandson) born abt.1919 in Wisconsin

Tomas and Josephine were married abt.1908 in Poland.

1920 censes Caswell, Forest County, WI

Tomas Slubowski born 14 Oct 1875 in Poland Came to the United States in 1909
Josephine (wife) born abt.1873 in Poland Came to the United States in 1910
Victor (son) born abt.1909 in Poland Came to the United States in 1910
Sylvester J. (son) born 13 May 1911 in Illinois d. 22 Jan 1988 in Grove City, Franklin County, Ohio
John P. (son) born 17 Feb 1913 in Wisconsin died 20 Feb 1997 in Crandon, Forest County, WI
Helen (daughter) born abt.1915 in Wisconsin

Tomas was a farmer.

Information from Ellis Island

Tomasz Slubowski
Ethnicity Russia, Polish
Place of Residence Kowel, Russia
Date of Arrival April 06, 1909
Age on Arrival33y
Gender M
Marital Status M
Ship of Travel Kronprinz Wilhelm
Port of Departure Bremen, Germany

Traveled with Edward Slubowski, Leokadya Slubowski, and Stanislawa Slubowski
They were from Dabrowka, Russia. Stanislawa could be a brother to Tomasz.

Tomasz left his wife behind.
Was traveling to his cousin Kasmair Slubowski in Rockford Illinois. Kasmair was listed as uncle to Stanislawa.

Tomasz was 5’1” fair complexion brown hair gray eyes.

Kasmair’s Family 1930 Censes
Kasmer Slubowski Phoenix, Cook, IL 57 1872 Poland White Head
Stella Slubowski Phoenix, Cook, IL 56 1873 Wife
Adam Slubowski Phoenix, Cook, IL 29 1900 Son
Edward Slubowski Phoenix, Cook, IL 23 1906 Son
Sylvesta Slubowski Phoenix, Cook, IL 19 1910 Son
Elizabeth Slubowski Phoenix, Cook, IL 11 1918 Daughter

Hopes this helps


Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334531851000
Classification: Query
Raymond Garley was my grandfather. I've been looking for information on his parents, John & Celia (my dad thought it was Cecilia?). Have you found any additional information beyond the 1930 census of them living with their Grandparents?

Guess this makes us cousins in some way? :)

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334574424000
Classification: Query
Hi Tigger, I am not related. I think I found John, Elizabeth, & Raymond "Garley" in the 1920 census with parents Andrew & Cecilia Lakomy. All had the last name of Lakomy. I have a gut feeling this is them. The ages fit for the 3 children. Plus, they were the next family down from the Thomas Slubowski family on the same census page (1920).

Is it possible that Cecilia married a 2nd time to a John Garley, and he gave the children his last name?

1920 United States Federal Census
Home in 1920: Caswell, Forest, Wisconsin

Andrew Lakomy, head, age 23 [33], born about 1897[abt 1887] Poland, parents born Poland, immigration 1914, alien

Cecilia Lakomy, wife, age 21[31], born about 1899[abt 1889] Poland, parents born Poland, immigration 1914, alien

John Lakomy, son, age 4, born about 1916 Illinois, parents born Poland

Elizabeth Lakomy, daughter, age 3, born about 1917 Wisconsin, parents born Poland

Raymond Lakomy, son, age 1, born about 1919 Wisconsin, parents born Poland

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334576256000
Classification: Query
Correction....Cecilia's immigration year was 1910, not 1914. RP

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334580829000
Classification: Query
Hi, it's me again. RP
I thought that Cecelia maybe remarried Garley, but it was the other way around. Cecelia remarried Andrew Lakomy/Lakony in Cook County, Illinois January 24, 1920. She used her 1st marriage last name, Garlej/Garley. They must have married there, then came back to Wisconsin to settle in Caswell during the 1920 census.
Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1912-1924
Name: Andrew Lakany
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Cecilia Garloj
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1920
Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920
Name: Andrew Lakony
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1897
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1920
Spouse Name: Cecilia Gasloj
Spouse Age: 21
Spouse Gender: Female
FHL Film Number: 1030719
"Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920,"
Groom: Andrew Lakony
Groom's Titles & Terms (Original):
Groom's Race (Original):
Groom's Race (Standardized):
Groom's Age: 23
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1897
Groom's Birth Date: 1897
Groom's Birthplace:
Bride: Cecilia Gasloj Or Garlej
Bride's Titles & Original):
Bride's Race (Original):
Bride's Race (Standardized):
Bride's Age: 21
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1899
Bride's Birth Date: 1899
Bride's Birthplace:
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1920
Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Intended Marriage Date:
Intended Marriage Place:
Groom's Father:
Groom's Father's Titles & Terms (Original):
Groom's Mother:
Groom's Mother's Titles & Terms (Original):
Bride's Father:
Bride's Father's Titles & Terms (Original):
Bride's Mother:
Bride's Mother's Titles & Terms (Original):
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband:
Groom's Paternal Grandfather:
Groom's Paternal Grandmother:
Groom's Maternal Grandfather:
Groom's Maternal Grandmother:
Bride's Paternal Grandfather:
Bride's Paternal Grandmother:
Bride's Maternal Grandfather:
Bride's Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 1030719
Frame Number:
Digital Film Number: 4272679
Image Number: 81
Reference Number: 854627
Source Citation
"Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 April 2012), Andrew Lakony (1920).
Also found Cecelia, her mother, and siblings ship passenger lists....

Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 and 1954-1957

Arrival Date: Jul 1910 (July 23)
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany (July 9, 1910)
Last Residence: Russia
Ship Name: Main

Name......Estimated Birth Year...... Gender

Jozefa Slubowska....abt 1880... Female (age 30)
Cecilia Slubowska......abt 1899...... Female (age 11)
Stanislawa Slubowska......abt 1901... Female (age 9) (Died July 28, 1910)
Janina Slubowska....1904.... Female (age 6)
Wiktor Slubowska......------........Male (age 11 months)

Their race was Polish
Last Permanent Residence...Country Russia
Last Permanent Residence...City...Kowal?
Relative in that Country...sister Katarzyna a ???nsiecka, (R?)ahutowo? Wazszkau?
Destination...Rockford, Ill
Joining relative....husb Tomasz Slubowski, Morgan str. 311. Rockford, Ill
All born in Russia, Kowal

The Affidavit of the Master or Commanding Officer, or 1st or 2nd Officer is dated July 23, 1910 (This is the 2nd last page of the ship manifest)

The Surgeon's Affidavit is dated August 5, 1910 (This is the last page of the ship manifest) (He also signed on July 23, 1910)

So, the daughter, Stanislawa Slubowska, must have died in Baltimore after arriving.

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334584059000
Classification: Query
This may be Cecelia's 2nd husband with a 2nd wife Mary & 2 stepchildren. If this is him, then I would look in Forest County death records for the years 1920 to 1930 for Cecelia Lakomy. I couldn't find her in the Illinois death index. Maybe Andrew gave the Garley children to the grandparents, then went back to Chicago after Cecelia died? Or maybe Cecelia divorced Andrew? So, then she may have died after 1930.
1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Andrew Lakomy
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Poland
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1913
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Lakomy
Father's Birthplace: Poland
Mother's Birthplace: Poland

Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Lakomy 33
Mary Lakomy 37
Louise Kawula 17 stepdaughter
John Kawula 13 stepson
Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988
Name: Andrew Lakomy
Death Date: 7 Nov 1930
Death Location: Cook County, IL
File Number: 6029792
Archive collection name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Deaths)
Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk
"Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947,"
Name: Andrew Lakonry
Titles and Terms (original):
Death Date: 07 Nov 1930
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Race or Color:
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Date: 25 Mar 1897
Birthplace: Trzesc, Poland
Father: John Lakonry
Father's Titles and Terms (original):
Father's Birth Place: Poland
Mother: Anna Krzyminska
Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
Mother's Birth Place: Poland
Street Address:
Spouse: Mary
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4204464
Image Number: 2671
Film Number: 1892692
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: rn 29792
Source Citation
"Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 April 2012), Andrew Lakonry (1930).

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334615830000
Classification: Query
Wow!! That makes sense that she remarried because from what I know, my Great Grandfather John died in about the time my Grandfather was born in 1919. I will definitely look into all the info you sent me! Thank you!!! :)

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334632080000
Classification: Query
I think these records are for your great-grandfather John Garley (aka Jan Garlej) born in Nameszto, which I think use to be in Hungary, now Slovakia. Try to verify.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Jan Garlej
Arrival Date: 8 Dec 1906
Birth Year: abt 1889
Birth Location: Hungary
Birth Location Other: nameszto
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Slovakian
Port of Departure: Bremen
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse

***I can't make out who he was going to in Chicago, Illinois.
His signature looks like John Garlej? or Garley?, even though it is indexed as Girlon, and looks like Girlay?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: John Girlon
Residence: Armstrong Creek, Wis
County: Forest
State: Wisconsin
Birthplace: Hungary;Austria (Namats?)
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1891
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1674638
DraftBoard: 0
Age: 26
Occupation: Farming
By whom employed: Father
Where employed: Armstrong Creek
Dependants: Wife & one child
Height/Build: Tall/Medium
Color of Eyes/Hair: Brown/Dark? Brown
Date: June 5, 1917
Precinct 1
Armstrong Creek, Forest Co. Wis.

Re: Slubowski or Garley in Forest County

Posted: 1334702126000
Classification: Query
Wow! Thanks so much! That could be my great-grandfather! I appreciate the help!! I'll definitely be looking into it!!

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