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Re: genealogy

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 11:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bambenek Wawrzynski Wawrzynska Mrozinski Menczynski Ruszek
John Damascus Bambenek was born 15 Dec 1881 in Minnesota to Valentine Bambenek and Pauline Ruszek who were both Polish immigrants. Dr. Bambenek, an allopath, got his medical training c. 1908 at Northwestern Medical School/ Chicago Medical School and was licensed 1909. He married Boleslawa L. ("Bertha") Wawrzynski (c.1889-1974), the daughter of Wladyslawa Wawarzynski and Bronislawa Mrozinski, on 9/11/1912 at St. Hyacinth in Chicago. Their happiness was short-lived. Dr. Bambenek died of pneumonia on 1/6/1915 and was buried on 1/9/1915 at St. Adelbert's. Bertha remarried (Thad Menczynski) a few years later.

I am aware of one child, Romona, who was just a baby when Dr. B died, and who in 1920 is listed as living with her aunt, Blanche Wawrzynski on Diversey Ave., per the 1920 census. To my knowledge Romona was the child of Dr. John and Bertha, not the child of Valentine. Who is William?

If you have more info on Romona or any descendants of Dr. John D. Bambenek -- never heard of Damien -- please post.
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mthibaut 24 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT 
jeffp_smith 10 Jul 2012 5:13PM GMT 
Joseph Hughes 27 Apr 2013 12:34PM GMT 
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