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Kapinos & Kos of Wampierzow/Wadowice, Chicopee, MA

Kapinos & Kos of Wampierzow/Wadowice, Chicopee, MA

Posted: 1244391003000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1244479198000
Surnames: Kapinos, Kos, Rudek
Hi everyone. I've hit a brick wall and was wondering if anyone was researching related lines.

My great great grandmother was Marya Kapinos, who immigrated to Chicopee, MA from Wampierzow, Galicia in 1911.
Her ship manifest says she is going to be joining her father Piotr Kapinos on Perkins Street in Chicopee, MA. Her contact at home was listed as her mother Apolonia Kapinos, in Wampierzow.

Marya's marriage record in 1916 to Michal Rudek says her parents were Piotr Kapinos and Apolonia Kos.

There are a couple of problems, firstly is that I can't find Piotr in Chicopee.

Another major problem is that the microfilmed records for Wampierzow/Wadowice from the LDS church doesn't reach the needed timeframe, they only go to 1870, before Marya was bor5n in 1894 and probably well before her parents' marriage.

If anyone can help with this family it'd be very appreciated.


Re: Kapinos & Kos of Wampierzow/Wadowice, Chicopee, MA

Posted: 1247660322000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1247677872000
Surnames: Rajca, Kapinos, Kapinas, Steklosa, Padkowa, Strychoz
I'm afraid I can't help you directly. However, I was looking at the immigration record of my great-aunt Maria Rajca on She arrived in 1921, age 17, Polish, coming from Wampirsow [Wampierzow], Poland, born Kosowo [Kosowka?]. Nearest relative in Poland was Uncle Andrew Kapinas in Wampirsow. She was going to New York City, to join {step)brother, Joseph Staklosa. Just before her entry are Padkowa, Vittoria, 20; Apolonia, 17, Stanislaw, 15; same place of origin, same relative (Uncle Andrew Kopinas), all born Wampirsow, going to Chicopee Falls, Mass. to join bro-in-law, Joseph Strychoz. I'm afriad I have no idea how they were all related, but Maria's parents (from her marriage record) were Joseph and Tessie (Steklosa) Rajca. Individual records may only be available from the USC (Civial Registry Office) in Warsaw.

Re: Kapinos & Kos of Wampierzow/Wadowice, Chicopee, MA

Posted: 1297274484000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1297277386000
Surnames: Kapinos, Strycharz, Wilk, Sliva
A friend sent me your post. My maiden name is Kapinos. My Grandfather, Joseph, was born in Wampierzow. Our nearest relative is Anthony, his brother, who never left Poland, and is probably deceased. Josephs mthers name was Catherine Strycharz. In America, Joseph married Mary Wilk, Who,s mother was Apolonia Sliva. Lots of similarities, here. Feel fre to contact me. I was born and raised in Chicopee.


Re: Kapinos & Kos of Wampierzow/Wadowice, Chicopee, MA

Posted: 1297478813000
Classification: Query
Hi there Gayle. Please email me at Cmccr2003 @ without any spaces, and I'll try and see if we can find any similarities.

Re: Kapinos of Wampierzow/Wadowice, Chicopee, MA

Posted: 1297525219000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1297608105000
Surnames: Kapinos
Wow! That was fast... Hope I can help you- LOTS of Kapinos' in Chicopee. I do know alot, and have original papers. My father is 89 and has loads of info, too. It's weird that Wampierzow is the place of birth of my grandfather, Joseph, and the emigration ending in Chicopee - like your story. It'll be fun to compare notes! I'll bet we're related down the line! What is your name?
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