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Marek Oblaj

Marek Oblaj

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 8:20AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Sieracki, Sieradzki, Sieradki, Oblaj, Hoke
Hopeing someone can help me....

Marek Oblaj b. 1887 Austria Poland. Parents Maciej and Teresa Oblaj (according to Detroit marriage index).

Married Tekla Sieracki

Census shows Tekla married living with her parents in Detroit, but Marek not listed.

Tekla is remarried to Edward Hoke living in Lancaster, NY

WWI Draft card Marek Oblaj b. 14 Dec 1887 Galicia, Poland
Single living at 117 Otis, Detroit.

What happened to Marek??

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Query

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

1910 - Marek Oblaj is not listed on this census or any other census. HAVE you changed the spelling of his name.

He only appears on the WWI files.

1910 - Tekla is not listed on this Mich census.

Is Tekla [AKA = Matilda] Hoke in 1920???????????

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 6:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Mar 2013 10:37PM GMT

If you search at for Marek Obloj, there is one in Ohio. His birthdate on his WWII registration is not the same as that of WWI, but the other things seem to match, such as birthplace of Galacia, and immigration year of 1905

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
1st my name IS NOR KERR.

2nd - many ppl change the computerized spelling to what they know to be the true spelling

In your response you have mispelled his last name - Obloj

Is the correct spelling OblAj or as you wrote - OblOj???

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Calm down...capitalizing WORDS in a message is for emphasis not shouting. Some posters use ALL caps without intending to shout because they don't type well or can't see clearly.

On another note, the spelling of names until fairly recently was not "fixed" so referring to a "correct" spelling of a surname isn't always possible...especially when we are dealing with a surname of non-English origin that may sound differently to Americans than it does to those from the country of origin.

Thanks for keeping this discussion "civil" and remaining calm and helpful.

Joan, admin
USA Generaion message board

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 2 Apr 2013 11:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2013 12:01AM GMT
Surnames: Obloj
This might be him in the 1930 US Census:

Name: Marek Obloj
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Poland
Race: White
Home in 1930: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
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Marital Status: Single
Immigration Year: 1905
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Father's Birthplace: Poland
Mother's Birthplace: Poland

Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Tomon 49
Agnes Tomon 44
Marek Obloj 42
Agnes Guzik 21

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 3 Apr 2013 1:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2013 2:08AM GMT
Surnames: Oblaj, Obloj, Oboj
This could be a typo or a totally different person, but I found this man in Detroit:

Oboj, Marek, welder r5411 Tarnow av
Source: Detroit City Directory, 1922 (Here at, exact publication data not given)

Oboj, Mark, autowkr r4390 Freer
Source: Detroit City Directory, 1923 (Here at, exact publication data not given)

This last address is linked to an Oblaj:
Oblaj, Stanley, autowkr h4390 Freer (difficult to read)
Source: Detroit City Directory, 1925 (Here at, exact publication data not given)

Do you know if he had a relative Stanley Oblaj?

Update: Stanley Oblaj WAS living at 4390 Freer in 1921, so that address is correct

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 3 Apr 2013 4:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
I think I saw a record somewhere with Stanley as a middle name.

Re: Marek Oblaj

Posted: 3 Apr 2013 5:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2013 5:49AM GMT
Others are checking, so I am spending time searching

Long document. I am only transcribing pertinent information.

Naturalization Declaration of Intention

Cleveland, Ohio
October 18th 1938

Marek OBLOJ [sic], 842 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Laborer, 50 years old. Male, white, light complexion, blue eyes, white-grey hair, height: 6 feet 8 inches [sic], weight 150 pounds.

Nationality Poland. Born in Bozozif, Poland, April 25, 1888. Marital status: separated. Name of wife: Tillie. Date of marriage Oct. 1907 Detroit, Michigan. She was born at Buffalo, New York, 1890. No children.

First application made Feb. 27, 1923 at Detroit, Michigan. Last foreign residence: Gulsova, Poland. Emigrated to the U.S. from Trieste, Italy. Entry into the U.S. was at New York, NY under the name of Marek Obloj [sic], on Mar. 28, 1905, vessel SS Guilia.
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