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Czajka/Cajka family in Ohio

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Czajka/Cajka family in Ohio

Posted: 25 Jul 2011 1:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Czajka, Cajka, Demyan, Garwol, Garrol, Gluebik, Long, Saduowsky/Sadcowsky, Sharkey
Hi! I'm looking to connect with ancestors and descendants of Jacob CZAJKA, b. July 14, 1883 married ~1904 to Elizabeth GARWOL (had first wife named Helen, last name unknown). According to 1920/1930 census records, Jacob emigrated to the U.S. in 1907/1908. They ended up settling down in Lorain, Ohio.

They had the following children:
1) John P. Czajka (b. 11/22/1905, d. 10/11/1986)
2) James Paul Czajka (b. 5/10/1907, d. 9/13/1990) m. Marion Viola Long; machine operator at U.S. **my grandfather
3) Anna Czajka (b. ~1908) m. Thomas Gluebik, Jr. (last name spelling unsure) 6/19/1929 in Lorain, Ohio
4) Joseph Czajka (b. 2/6/1911, d. 7/25/1972)
5) Mary Czajka (b. 1/26/1913, d. 2/20/1913 of bronchial pneumonia)
6) Stanley Czajka (b. 1/10/1914, d. 4/2/1994 Avon Lake, OH) *changed last name to Sharkey
7) Mary Czajka (b. ~1915)
8) Walter Czajka (b. 1/20/1918, d. 12/1/1925 from a broken neck after being hit by a car)
9) Elizabeth Czajka (b. ~1920) m. last name DEMYAN

Eventually the z was dropped in our family and Czajka became Cajka. On Walter's death certificate, Jacob's and Elizabeth's birthplaces were listed as Przesiednica(which I think may be Przysietnica), Poland (though James' obit says he was born in Austria).

The death certificate for Mary Czajka (d. 2/20/13), Jacob's and Elizabeth's (last name spelled GARROL not Garwol)birthplaces are listed as Galiccia, Poland. It looks like Jacob signed the certificate as what looks like Jachob Czaia.

Jacob's certificate wasn't much more help other than his wife Elizabeth's name is spelled Elyzabet and his parents are listed as Albert Czajka and Elyzabet Sad*owsky (can't tell from handwriting if it's Saduowsky/Sadcowsky or something similar).

Jacob was a bolter at the shipyard and later a laborer at a brick company. Most of the boys in the family worked in the Lorain steel industry.

I haven't been able to track down what happened with the rest of Jacob's kids (my great aunts and uncles) as family records are sparse. Are there any descendants out there?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
rcajka1 25 Jul 2011 7:04PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 27 Jul 2011 2:24PM GMT 
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