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Samuel Karpiak 1883-1921

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Xenia & Eva Krupiak, mother Anna Natkowich - Jaworki> New Jersey>Philadelphia, PA & Newark, Delaware

Pat Woodruff (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jan 2003 5:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pronchick, Krupiak, Karpiak, Timko
I know of two sisters Eva Krupiak (1886 - 1940) and Xenia Krupiak (1883 - 1963). Their mother was Anna Natkowich (born about 1860). Both sisters named their first born son Andrew, so I would speculate that their father was named Andrew, but I have found no proof of this.

In the 1910 census, Xenia (Sadie) stated that she had come into the US 8 years ago (so 1902). Family lore states that her and her sister came over together and were first living in New Jersey (I don't know where.) I have found no immigration records.

Records state that she was from Jaworki, Novi Tohr, Austria (which would be in the Carpathian mountains, now in Poland.)

The cyrillic letters have been recorded in America as Xenia, Ksenia or Kzenia, it has also been listed as Kzenja.

The westernmost part of the Lemko Region extends into Nowy Targ county, where there is an island of four Lemko villages: Czarna Woda/Chorna Voda, Biala Woda/Bila Voda, Szlachtowa/Shljachtova and Jaworki/Javirky. Xenia called herself Ukrainian but they would be an ethnic minority of Rusyn or Lemko. (Kind of like the Basque people are neither French nor German.)

I can find Xenia and her husband Damian Pronchick in an error laden 1910 cenus.
Dominick Pranchak 1910 PA census
209-0160-0179
Philadelphia Census Bureau - Phila, PA
Dominick Pranchak 23 born Austria
Sadie (w) 25 born Austria
Annie (d) 5 mo. born PA
Dominick’s father Austria immigrated 1903
Sadie’s father Austria immigrated 1902
“Language spoken Greek” [probably because they were Ukrainian Catholic, often confused with Greek Orthodox]
Dominick’s trade “seasoner” [tanner probably]
general nature of industry “Morocco”
working on own account/not out of work
English - couldn’t read or write
631 Second St. [3rd floor?] Phila, PA
married approx 1 yr.

Eva married Stephen Timko and moved to Newark, Delaware.

It would seem that our families probably knew each other, certainly came from the same general area, but I don't see any connection at this time.
patwoodruff@mac.com
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Pat Woodruff 20 Apr 2002 9:22PM GMT 
jkarpiak 3 Jan 2003 11:16PM GMT 
Pat Woodruff 4 Jan 2003 12:51AM GMT 
SHARON COPE 12 Aug 2004 4:21AM GMT 
msissons417 11 Jul 2013 2:42PM GMT 
msissons417 11 Jul 2013 2:46PM GMT 
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