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Joseph and Westfalecia Washkau, born around 1860 in Austria?

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Re: Joseph and Westfalecia Washkau, born around 1860 in Austria?

Posted: 2 Aug 2012 12:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
In the 1900 census, Joseph indicates he arrived in 1890, but his wife and the three children at the time say they arrived in 1892, so after Joseph. As the youngest of the three, Louis, was born in August 1890, Joseph likely left shortly before or shortly after his birth.

The 1895 New Jersey State Census indicate that they are foreign born (but not German or Irish). I cannot make out his wife's name, but is not Westfalcea (or derivative). Based on the info below, she likely gave her maiden name on the 1900 census.

Here is Clara's baptismal information:


Name: Clara Isabella Washkau
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1896
Birth Place: Our Lady of The Valley, Orange, Essex, New Jersey
Christening Date: 30 Aug 1896
Christening Place: Our Lady of the Valley, Orange, Essex, New Jersey
Father's Name: Joseph Washkau
Mother's Name: Anna Nastivalewiaz
FHL Film Number: 1378182

And John's:


Name: John Washkow
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1905
Birth Place: Our Lady of The Valley, Orange, Essex, New Jersey
Christening Date: 26 Mar 1905
Christening Place: Our Lady of the Valley, Orange, Essex, New Jersey
Father's Name: Joseph Washkow
Mother's Name: Anna Maciegkiewiz
FHL Film Number: 1378182

Louis' WWI Draft Card gives his birth place as Kenty(?), Austria. The same information appears on his WWII card.

In Polish, Kenty is Kety and definitely puts them in Galicia. The 1910 census indicates they are from Galicia (struck out and replaced with Polish).
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