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Elusive smuggler- more info

Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 15 Oct 2006 3:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, all!
I've been able to get a little more info, that will hopefully ring a bell or two for someone.
Vincent had several brothers... I'm not sure if this all of them. Calvin (something about scientology was thrown out), John, Victor and Joe. We're not sure about Calvin, but the others were born after 1903.
And, two sisters, Amelia -who was probably the oldest, and Nell(y).
Also, it's believed that Vincent owned a farm in NY at one time.
I'm about to butcher the spelling of this name, but I'll try to do it soundex so the point gets across. Siznowski is the married name for Amelia, and Sims is the married name for Nell.
We know that Amelia had at least two children... Frank, and Vicki (who's married name is Hall).
Are there bells ringing? My main goal is the find out who Vincents parents were, but I'd love any info anyone can give.
Thanks so much!
Jillian Galazin

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 18 Feb 2007 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Recently I pulled all the census records I could on the name Galazin / Galazyn because this is my 3rd great grandmother's maiden name.

I found no man in NY in any type of record named Vincent or Wincenty Galazin/Galazyn.

There is a John Vincent Galazin, who was born in 1937 in Los Angeles, CA. His mother's maiden name was Laven.

There was a Vincent Galzin, who was born in Ohio in 1903 and died in Glendale, CA in 1977.

Casimer Vincent Galazin was born in Ohio in 1890, and enlisted in the US Navy in 1917.

A man named Vincent Galazin, born about 1858, arrived in the US in 1897. He went to Pennsylvania and was from Suwalki. It looks like his name was spelled Vizenti another time when he came into the county the same year. That time he also went to Pennsylvania. He was 39 years old on both ship manifests.

Suwalki could have been the city, county or province. All three have the same spelling.

Tina Ellis

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 11 Feb 2008 10:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galazyn/Galazin
Jillian,

I am Cal's (Casimer Galazin) Great-Great Niece. My Great Grandmother was Anna. We know of at least 9 siblings. Pearl, Mary, John, Kamila (Amelia), Cazimer, Anna, Nellie, Joseph, Vincent, and Victor. My dad remembers Cal, he owned a cabin near where my parents now live. I remember Anna, she was a hoot! I have pictures of many of the siblings, but we have heard there may be more siblings.
There parents names were Vincent 1857-1929(causing much confusion - seems half of them have Vincent as a middle name) and Lucia 1865-? . The family went back and forth between the US and Poland, many living in Ohio.
I would love to hear any more information you may have on the Galazyn/Galazin family.

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 9 Mar 2008 3:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm so excited to know there is someone who knows what I'm talking about. I have a heck of a time trying to find information because of the constant changing of the spelling of names.
Unfortunately, my father-in-law doesn't remember much information about his family, since his parents moved to CA before he was born, so he didn't spend much time with them.
I have also heard that there may be more siblings, but I have never been able to verify if that's true of not.
The only peice of information that I have been able to eke out of my husband's family is about Victor (the youngest, as far as I can tell). After he married, they only had one son, David, who was killed in a car accident when he was a young man.
The only other thing that I know from my research is that Casimer was in the military. If my info is correct, he was in the Navy and stationed in Key West, FL for a while.
Anyhow, I would love to compare notes and to pick your brain.
Talk to you soon.
Jillian

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 9 Mar 2008 3:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Jillian,
Casimir was my Great-Great Uncle. His sister, Anna, was my Great Grandmother. I know of 10 siblings, and there are possiby more. The family had a large falling out when my father was young - they lost track of the family. Casimir was in the military, then moved to the UP of Michigan, died in 1965. Anna was married 3 times, the 1st, Alex, was my Great Grandfather. Their son, Larry, was my grandfather. I knew at least one sibling had moved to California. I have, somewhere in the piles of family pictures, a photo of Anna and Casimir and siblings when they were young. There is a Pearl, Anna, Kamila (I believe that is Amelia), Vincent, Victor, Casimir, and I'll find the list of the others and let you know! Feel free to email me at teetertotter12@comcast.net
Kind of neat to find a relative! OUr family is rather secretive! (Must have been the smuggler thing!) I think some of the family was told he was a smuggler, the other half was told he was a dock worker. :)
Amanda

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 26 Apr 2011 2:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galazin
I am a Galazin, and I am trying to figure out where I came from. My father was adopted by his uncle Peter M. Galazin as a baby, due to the fact his mother died at birth. I have no way of contacting either my father or my great uncle. I know there are probably at least 5 or 6 siblings to my father's mother (Frank, Joseph, Stanley, and some others). I have no birth records, marriage records, death records, and everything on this site seems to be a dead end. I would be curious to talk to anyone that has more information on the Galazin origins.

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 6 May 2011 4:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Gerald,

It's a little difficult helping you without dates and places. Can you give us more information?

Thank you.
Tina Ellis

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 6 May 2011 5:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galazin
My father (Gerald W. Galazin) was born in New York in 1963, but not sure what city, and that may even be the place of adoption, rather than the place of birth. His adoption was a closed adoption for some reason, but I don't know. The only document I could find with the last name Galazin, and first names and ages that would match up with my grand mother was a US Census document from 1930. Unfortunately, there were about 5 different versions of this document, and on some of them the first names were slightly different ("americanized"?). My father also had a brother (Alan F. Galazin) who would have been a few years older than my father. He died in the early 80's and in burried in a millitary cemetary in California. There are no birth records available for him that I have access to either. I am trying to find out who my grandmother would be, as well as who my grandfather would be. I am pretty sure that half of my fathers history comes from Poland, however its my grandfathers side that is a mystery. Let me know if you need more information. Thanks!!

Re: Elusive smuggler- more info

Posted: 6 May 2011 6:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gerald,
I have found some information for you, but think it should be sent to you in private. They are birth, marriage and death records. Because of how recent they are, I do not think they should be sent through the Internet. Please send me an email to przemielewski at gmail.com,and I will send you what I have found.
Tina Ellis
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