I am searching for information regarding the following family from Kartena, Lithuania/Russia. Some of the members immigrated to Chicago, Ill. in the early 1900's.
IGNATIUS (Ignac or Ignaz) KUMPIS - b. June 1870 in Kartena, Lithuania/Russia. He immigrated to the US around 1903, settling in Chicago. He was the son of IGNAC KUMPIS, who died before 1923 in Kartena. His mother was BARBARA DRAKSOS. IGNATIUS KUMPIS, b. June 1870, married:
PATRICIJA "MAGDALINE" LILARIKOS - b.in Lithuania, d. 25 Feb. 1936 in Kartena, Lithuania/Russia. She did not immigrate to Chicago with her husband, Ignatius and sons. She stayed behind in Kartena, and became a Catholic Nun.
CHILDREN OF IGNATIUS KUMPIS AND PATRICIA "MAGDALINE" LILARIKOS - all born in Kartena, Lithuania/Russia:
PETRONELE KUMPIS - She stayed behind in Kartena with her mother, Patricia "Magdaline" Lilarikos-Kumpis, and her sister, Aldofina Kumpis-Lukosius. It is unknown if she married or not.
ALDOFINA KUMPIS - b. 1891 and d. 1942 in Lithuania, most likely, Kartena. She stayed behind in Lithuania, and married Anthony Lukosius in Kartena, on 15 July, 1923. Her father, Ignatius Kumpis returned to Lithuania for the wedding. He later went back to Chicago.
JOSEF "JOSEPH" KUMPIS - b. Sept. 1896 in Kozceli, Lithuania/Russia. He immigrated to the US, settling in Chicago. He married Leokadia "Leona" Kurtz in Chicago.
FRANK KUMPIS - b. 1896? in Kartena, Lithuania/Russia. He immigrated to Chicago.
JONAS "JOHN" KUMPIS - b. 1902 in Kartena,Lithuania/Russia. He immigrated to Chicago.
The Kumpis family owned property in Kartena,Lithuania/Russia. They were supposedly well educated and possibly owned a flour mill. One of the Kumpis family members may have been a Mayor? Supposedly, the men came to the US to avoid being sent to Siberia, as it is said that the Russians were sending educated men from their area to Siberia. The Kumpis women were going to come to Chicago, but could not bear to leave their native land.
I have several photos of unidentified Kumpis/Lilarikos family members, and would appreciate any help identifying them. Any help regarding their family and history in Lithuania would be most appreciated, as well. There must still be family members in Lithuania, today.