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Alexander Baldiga or Baldyga or Banyay

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Alexander Baldiga or Baldyga or Banyay

Posted: 11 Jan 2010 6:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Baldiga, Baldyga, Banyay
Looking for Alexander Baldyga or Baldigy or Banyay. Also known as Walter Baldyga.

Here's what I have found:
Alexander W. Baldyga born 1898 (possibly 1899). He also went by the name of Walter Baldyga. Son of Frank & Eva Baldyga of Chicago, Illinois (Cook County). I found a Chicago census record dated 1910 showing the following information. It lists the family and provides ages as of 1910: Frank J. age 48 (so guessing born in 1862? birth record ID#99874 ), Eva age 45 (born 1865?), and children Joseph E. age 21, born 1888), Doretha (also known as Dorothy)age 18 (born 1892? birth record ID#90533), Frank B. age 16 (born 1894?), Alexander W. age 12 (born 1898?), and Rossie age 8 (born 1901? birth recored ID#117644).

Alexander (we only knew his name was Walter) married my great grandmother Frances Eva Badura (born 1879?)in Chicago. They married, lived in Chicago, and had 2 daughters. Margaret Cecelia (birth certificate reads born 09/26/1918 was the oldest and was my grandmother and married Donald James Shea (Leon, Wisconsin). Her younger sister was Genevieve born 03/16/1920) married Leonard Schwartz (Sparta, Wisconsin). And as you said, Frances remarried Henry Mensen and remained in WI.

I am struggling to find actual birth/marriage/death records for Alexander - so hoping to find more information on him. I have information on His brother Joseph born 4/14/1899 and died 11/01/1957 dates found on a probate record in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois (other possible names Joseph Boldyga). Also have information on his sister who we thought her birth name was Dorothy (instead it is Doretha). She was a nun (sister Gabreil) and lived out her live in a convent in Chicago and I believe we have a copy of her death record with her name spelt Dorothy Baldiga.

I would love to talk with you. Please contact me (Jackie) at jkroegerwi@hotmail.com.

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