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Samuel Karpiak 1883-1921

Samuel Karpiak 1883-1921

Pat Woodruff (View posts)
Posted: 1019337766000
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Karpiak
I came across a tombstone with the following inscription
This was in St. Mary's Ukranian (Rusyn) Cemetery in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. The caretaker there stated that the cemetery records were in the possession of the Ukranian Cathedral in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I don't know of any family connection but thought it might be helpful for someone.

Re: Samuel Karpiak 1883-1921

Posted: 1041635815000
Classification: Query
I would be interested on all info regarding the Karpiak family. My grandfather was Ilko (Ulko or Elias) Karpiak (8/5/1891-4/8/1959). His father was Gustav and mother was Mary. IIko did live at 503 Front Street. In fact, my father (Stephan) was born there. IIko was the middle child. The oldest brother was Ned and the youngest was John. I have a copy of John's 7/6/1920 "Declaration of Intention" to become a US citizen. It indicates he was born (1/4/1881)in "Bialawada, Austria" which was part of the Austria-Hungary empire.He emigrated from Rotterdam, Holland, but didn't remember the ship name. He arrived in New York 6/29/1904. His wife was Justina and they lived at 1090 Morton St, Camden, NJ.

Xenia & Eva Krupiak, mother Anna Natkowich - Jaworki> New Jersey>Philadelphia, PA & Newark, Delaware

Pat Woodruff (View posts)
Posted: 1041641463000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pronchick, Krupiak, Karpiak, Timko
I know of two sisters Eva Krupiak (1886 - 1940) and Xenia Krupiak (1883 - 1963). Their mother was Anna Natkowich (born about 1860). Both sisters named their first born son Andrew, so I would speculate that their father was named Andrew, but I have found no proof of this.

In the 1910 census, Xenia (Sadie) stated that she had come into the US 8 years ago (so 1902). Family lore states that her and her sister came over together and were first living in New Jersey (I don't know where.) I have found no immigration records.

Records state that she was from Jaworki, Novi Tohr, Austria (which would be in the Carpathian mountains, now in Poland.)

The cyrillic letters have been recorded in America as Xenia, Ksenia or Kzenia, it has also been listed as Kzenja.

The westernmost 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. Xenia called herself Ukrainian but they would be an ethnic minority of Rusyn or Lemko. (Kind of like the Basque people are neither French nor German.)

I can find Xenia and her husband Damian Pronchick in an error laden 1910 cenus.
Dominick Pranchak 1910 PA census
Philadelphia Census Bureau - Phila, PA
Dominick Pranchak 23 born Austria
Sadie (w) 25 born Austria
Annie (d) 5 mo. born PA
Dominick’s father Austria immigrated 1903
Sadie’s father Austria immigrated 1902
“Language spoken Greek” [probably because they were Ukrainian Catholic, often confused with Greek Orthodox]
Dominick’s trade “seasoner” [tanner probably]
general nature of industry “Morocco”
working on own account/not out of work
English - couldn’t read or write
631 Second St. [3rd floor?] Phila, PA
married approx 1 yr.

Eva married Stephen Timko and moved to Newark, Delaware.

It would seem that our families probably knew each other, certainly came from the same general area, but I don't see any connection at this time.

Re: Samuel Karpiak 1883-1921

SHARON COPE (View posts)
Posted: 1092284476000
Classification: Query
Surnames: karpiak Hawran
My father's Uncle was named Gustave Karpiak he was married to Irene Karpiak. They lived in the 30's at 7362 Garman St. Philadelphia. Gustave's father was Thomas Karpiak and mother Mary Holovach. Irene's father was Peter Harwan and mother was Catherine Barrett. Petro (Peter) Hawran came to US in 1904 with my Grandfather Mykita Hawran They were from Jaworki in Galicia.

Re: Samuel Karpiak 1883-1921

Posted: 1373553755000
Classification: Query
My grandfather, also from Biala Woda, Stefan Dolhanzyk. His father was John dolhanczyk and mother was Helen Karpiak. Biala Woda is now in Poland. There is no longer a village, but there is a greek catholic church in Jaworki, that may have records for you.

Re: Samuel Karpiak 1883-1921

Posted: 1373553983000
Classification: Query
I just returned from Poland and connected with Jan Karpiak and his daughter Anna in Jaworki.
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