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Furmaniuk's in the 1920's
From the 1920 Census of the United States, Town of Sterling, Massachusetts.
NB: Karol Furmaniuk was listed as "Carl" (both Carl and Karol are variants of Charles) and Wojiech had become known as "George" (though Adalbert is the correct corresponding Saint).
All had learned to speak and write English (Effie is listed as reading but not writing), though none are listed as naturalized. George is listed as working in a chair shop.
Note that Josef is no longer in Sterling and is instead found in Chelsea, Massachusetts, with a son named after "George" Wojiech Furmaniuk.
1920, City of Chelsea
From the 1920 census
"Cassimer Ostopchuk" was living as a boarder at 19 Avenue A, New York, NY Manhattan (1920 Census Vol 237, ED 593, Sheet 1, Line 24). Described as 40 years old, a dish washer. Living with John Chevchuk's family, consisting of:
John Immigrated in 1908
The rest were not born in the USA. "Cassimer" is listed as having entered the US for the first time in 1910.
He is the father of Michelina Ostapczuk, our grandmother.
Soundex gives me a Thomas Formunick, 28 yrs old b. Poland at 66 Prentiss St., Boston, married to Theresa (age 25), with Children Helen (4), Agnes (2.5), Olga (11 mos). Our Aunt tells the story that our grandmother would write Christmas cards to a "Tommy" in Boston, leading me to believe it’s him. I confirmed based on his naturalization petition that this Tommy Furmanuk was from Zbaraz.
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