Thian Hock Keng Temple in Singapore – 1

Thian Hock Keng Temple in Singapore was originally built in 1821-1822 in honor of Mazu, the goddess of the sea.  The structure was rebuilt in 1839-1842 using traditional methods.  No nails are used in the building.

Near the entrance two stone lions (often called Fu Dogs in the West) stand guard.  To the left and right of the main shrine are courtyards, each with a pot containing sand in which worshippers place sticks of incense.

The main shrine in the temple is dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.  Photography was not permitted in the main shrine.

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Thian Hock Keng Temple

SOURCE:  Thian Hock Keng Temple (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

Guardian Lion

Guardian Lion

SOURCE:  Guardian Lion (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

Incense Pot 1

Incense Pot -1

SOURCE:  Incense Pot -1 (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

Incense Pot 2

Incense Pot -2

SOURCE:  Incense Pot -2 (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

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A Foggy Morning in Singapore

I arrived in Singapore early on the morning of 29 March 2013, slept for a few hours, and then woke to a hot and foggy morning.  A walk around the area near my hotel revealed that I was close to several of Singapore’s most popular tourist areas, including the Marina Bay Shopping Centre.

The three tall towers of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel support what appears at first glance to be a large cruise ship but is the Sands’Sky Park.  A structure resembling a lotus flower houses the ArtScience Museum.

Near the Marina Bay Shopping Center is located the Singapore Flyer, the tallest ferris wheel in the world (541 feet tall).  A short walk from the shopping center is Gardens by the Bay, home to the Supertree Grove, vertical gardens filled with exotic plants.  The Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is a kind of mascot for Singapore.  The lion’s head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, meaning “lion city.”

Marina Bay Shopping Center

Marina Bay Shopping Center

SOURCE:  Marina Bay Shopping Centre (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

SOURCE:  Singapore Flyer (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

Supertree Grove

Supertree Grove

SOURCE:  Supertree Grove (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

The Merlion

The Merlion

SOURCE:  The Merlion (Singapore, Singapore); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 29 March 2013.

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Breaking Down the Dziurzyński Brickwall with DNA

Way back on 13 June 2006, I wrote about the Dziurzyński brickwall.  My paternal grandmother, Marianna Dziurzyńska, was apparently born in Sielnica in the parish of Dylągowa.  I had previously found two other people who had Dziurzyński ancestors from Sielnica, but we were unable to prove that any of our three family lines were actually connected.

Well, it seems that on 04 Oct 1945, Dylągowa and the neighboring villages of Bartkówka, Łączki, Sielnica, and Pawłokoma were burned to the ground by the Ukrainian Rebel Army.  The parish metrical books were transferred to the Diocesan Archives in Przemyśl and, because the books are in poor condition, the archivists there are reluctant to allow genealogy researchers to examine the records.

Several years passed and we were still unable to find any evidence that our three Dziurzyński families were related to each other.  Finally, in the year 2011, Paulette Mackuliak and I started a Dziurzynski surname project at Family Tree DNA.  We enlisted volunteers from each of the three lines to take the Family Finder Test through Family Tree DNA.

The Family Finder Test examines autosomal DNA (atDNA), the DNA from the 22 pairs of human chromosomes that are not either sex chromosomes (X and Y) and are not mitochondrial chromosomes (mtDNA).  This test examines a large number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on those chromosomes and establishes relationships between pairs of people whose DNA match.

Paulette and I waited for the results.  To our disappointment, the only matches were within a particular family line.  There were no matches between people from different lines and there was no evidence that people from different lines were related to each other.

Then, on Saturday, 09 Jun 2012, the results from a new participant came in (Participant 4 in the chart below).  To our amazement, the DNA from this new participant matched people from all three lines.  In fact, Participant 4 matched all the other participants in the chart below.  We had our answer!  All three lines of Dziurzyńskis descend from a common ancestor!

Our problem now is that we still can’t figure out who that common ancestor was.  The paper trail simply isn’t complete enough to give us that answer.  We have, however, constructed a theoretical family tree that is consistent with the DNA information and with known dates of birth, marriage, and death.

Proposed Descendants of Theoretical Dziurzyński AncestorProposed Descendants of Theoretical Dziurzyński Ancestor

Now, if we can only get a look at those records in Przemyśl!

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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The Helen Davignon Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Helen (née Izbicki) Davignon was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census at 20 Central Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Helen was the daughter of Andrzej Izbicki and Emilia Gwiazdowska and the divorced wife of Arthur Frederick Davignon.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Helen Davignon Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Davignon Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Helen Davignon Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Davignon Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, Norwich, enumeration district (ED) 6-77, sheet 7A, household 81, Helen Davignon; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 08 Jun 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00525.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Helen Davignon Household.

The record states that:

    • Helen Davignon lived at 20 Central Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, she lived in household 81 in order of visitation, she rented her dwelling for $15 per month, she lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and she did not live on a farm
    • Helen Davignon was head of household, provided the information for the census, was a white male, 34 years old, divorced, was not attending school, had attended 9 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was working the week of March 24-30 doing housework for the WPA, worked in government work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $650, and did earn more than $50 from sources other than wages

The occupation for Helen Davignon was as a “doing housework for the WPA”.  Her occupational code recorded in column F was 520-86-2 which is defined as:

Servants, private family

Domestic service

Wage or salary worker in Government work (GW)

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The Joseph P. Izbicki Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Joseph P. Izbicki was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Evelyn (née Brosofske) Izbicki on Vergason Ave RD #8, Bean Hill, Norwich Township, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Joseph Izbicki Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Izbicki Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Joseph Izbicki Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Izbicki Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, Norwich, enumeration district (ED) 6-67, sheet 13B, household 264, Mary Izbicki; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 03 Jun 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00525.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Joseph Izbicki Household.

The record states that:

    • The Izbickis lived on Vergason Ave RD #8, Bean Hill, Norwich Township, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 152 in order of visitation, they owned their dwelling which was worth $3000, they lived in the same place (meaning that they lived in Norwich Township but not in the same house) on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Joseph P. Izbicki was head of household, provided the information for the census, was a white male, 33 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 1 year of high school, was born in Connecticut, worked 57 hours the week of March 24-30 as a retail gas station manager in the retail gas business, worked in private work, worked 51 weeks in 1939, earned $1530, and did earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Evelyn B. Izbicki was the wife of Joseph, was a white female, 30 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 2 years of college, was born in Connecticut, worked 35 hours the week of March 24-30 as a school teacher in a public school, worked in government work, worked 36 weeks in 1939, earned $1020, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages

The occupation for Joseph Izbicki was as a “retail gas station manager in the retail gas business”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 156-1V-1 which is defined as:

Proprietors, managers, and officials (not elsewhere classified)

Filling stations

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

The occupation for Evelyn Izbicki was as a “school teacher in a public school”.  Her occupational code recorded in column F was 210-63-1 which is defined as:

Teachers (not elsewhere classified) excludes college teachers and teachers of art, dancing, music, and athletics

Educational services

Wage or salary worker in Government work (GW)

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The Mary Izbicki Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Mary (née Krzesiewska) Izbicki, widow of Stanisław Izbicki, was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with her three children at 56 Russell Rd, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Mary Izbicki Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Izbicki Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Mary Izbicki Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Izbicki Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, Norwich, enumeration district (ED) 6-67, sheet 13B, household 264, Mary Izbicki; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 03 Jun 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00525.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Mary Izbicki Household.

The record states that:

    • The Izbickis lived at 56 Russell Rd, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 264 in order of visitation, they owned their dwelling which was worth $3200, they lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Mary Izbicki was head of household, was a white female, 55 years old, widowed, was not attending school, had attended 0 years of school, was born in Poland and was not a US citizen, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Napoleon Izbicki was the son of Mary, provided the information for the census, was a white male, 32 years old, single, was not attending school, had attended 1 year of high school, was born in Connecticut, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 32 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a floor-man in the textile industry, worked in private work, earned $420, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Regina Izbicki was the daughter of Mary, was a white female, 31 years old, single, was not attending school, had attended 2 years of high school, was born in Connecticut, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 40 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a bookkeeper in a department store, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $624, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Edward Izbicki was the son of Mary, was a white male, 28 years old, single, was not attending school, had attended 1 year of high school, was born in Connecticut, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 60 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a truck driver for a retail gardener, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $940, and did earn more than $50 from sources other than wages

Napoleon Izbicki provided answers to the supplementary questions on the census.  His parents were both born in Poland, his mother tongues were Polish and English, he had a Social Security Number, deductions were made from all of his salary for Federal Old Age Insurance, and his occupation was as a floor-man in the textile industry.

The occupation for Napoleon Izbicki was as a “floor-man in the textile industry”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 988-05-1 which is defined as:

Laborers (not elsewhere classified)

Not specified textile mills

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

The occupation for Regina Izbicki was as a “bookkeeper in a department store”.  Her occupational code recorded in column F was 210-63-1 which is defined as:

Bookkeepers, accountants, and cashiers

General merchandise stores

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

The occupation for Edward Izbicki was as a “truck driver for a retail gardener”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 432-61-1 which is defined as:

Deliverymen (chauffeurs, truck drivers (including helpers and jumpers) and delivery boys for bakeries, laundries, dry cleaning establishments, stores, and such establishments as dental laboratories, shoe repair shops, printing and engraving shops, tailor shops, and photographic studios are included here while drivers of coal trucks and oil trucks are included in 420)

Food stores, except dairy products

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

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The Walter Leon Lewis Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Walter Leon Lewis was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Anna Dolores (née Izbicki) Lewis and their children at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Anna Dolores was the daughter of Aleksander Izbicki and Józefina Daniłowicz.  The Lewises lived inthe same building as Anna Dolores’ brother Anthony and sister Cecelia, both of whom were living in The Peter Kuzzyk household.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Walter Lewis Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Lewis Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Walter Lewis Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Lewis Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, Norwich, enumeration district (ED) 6-67, sheet 11A, household 208, Walter Lewis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 03 Jun 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00525.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Walter Lewis Household.

The record states that:

    • The Lewises lived at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 208 in order of visitation, they owned their dwelling which was worth $3445, they lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Walter Lewis was head of household, was a white male, 36 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was not working in private non-emergency work the week of March 24-30, was doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, worked 52 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a truck driver for a reforestation project, worked in government work, worked 5 weeks in 1939, earned $165, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Anna Lewis was the wife of Walter, provided the information for the census, was a white female, 35 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Merton Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 9 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 4 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Thomas Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 8 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 3 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Shirley Izbicki was the daughter of Walter, was a white female, 7 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 2 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • William Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 5 years old, single, was no attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Leon Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 4 years old, single, was no attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Patricia Izbicki was the daughter of Walter, was a white female, 1 year old, single, was no attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut

The occupation for Walter Lewis was as a “truck driver for a reforestation project”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 420-V0-2 which is defined as:

Chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor (drivers of coal trucks and oil trucks are included here while chauffeurs, truck drivers (including helpers and jumpers) and delivery boys for bakeries, laundries, dry cleaning establishments, stores, and such establishments as dental laboratories, shoe repair shops, printing and engraving shops, tailor shops, and photographic studios are included in 432)

Forestry (except logging)

Wage or salary worker in Government work (GW)

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The Peter Kuzzyk Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Peter Kuzzyk was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Cecelia (née Izbicki) Kuzzyk and his brother-in-law Anthony (Aloysius) Izbicki at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Cecelia and Anthony were the children of Aleksander Izbicki and Józefina Daniłowicz.  All three lived in the same building as their sister, Anna Dolores who was part of the Walter Leon Lewis household.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Kuzzyk Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Kuzzyk Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Kuzzyk Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Kuzzyk Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, Norwich, enumeration district (ED) 6-67, sheet 11A, household 206, Peter Kuzzyk; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 02 Jun 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00525.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Kuzzyk Household.

The record states that:

    • The Kuzzyks lived at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 206 in order of visitation, they rented their dwelling for $11 per month, and they did not live on a farm
    • Peter Kuzzyk was head of household, was a white male, 23 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 4 years of high school, was born in Connecticut (although the 1930 census said that he was born in New York), was residing in Canterbury, Connecticut on 01 April 1935, worked 44 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as an auto mechanic in a garage, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1040, and did earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Cecelia was the wife of Peter, was a white female, 24 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was residing in the same place (meaning she was residing in Norwich, but not in the same house) on 01 April 1935, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Anthony Izbicki was the brother-in-law of Peter, provided the information for the census, was a white male, 26 years old, married (although there is a notation that this was in question – in fact, he was either separated, widowed, or divorced), was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was residing in the same place (meaning he was residing in Norwich, but not in the same house) on 01 April 1935, worked 44 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a janitor in a hospital, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $516, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages

The occupation for Peter Kuzzyk was as an “auto mechanic in a garage”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 332-84-1 which is defined as:

Mechanics and repairmen, automobile

Automobile storage, rental, and repair services

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

The occupation for Anthony Izbicki was as a “janitor in a hospital”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 740-92-1 which is defined as:

Janitors and sextons

Medical and other health services

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

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The Peter Fournier Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Peter Fournier was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Lena [Michalina] (née Andruskiewicz) Fournier and their two children at 20 Methodist St, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Lena Fournier was the granddaughter of Antonina Izbicka.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Fournier Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Fournier Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Fournier Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Fournier Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, New London, enumeration district (ED) 6-48, sheet 63A, household 165, Peter Fournier; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00524.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Fournier Household.

The record states that:

    • The Fourniers lived at 20 Methodist St, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 165 in order of visitation, they rented their dwelling for $17 per month, they lived in the same place (meaning that they lived in New London, but not in the same house) on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Peter Fournier was head of household, provided the information for the census, was a white male, 37 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 9 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 48 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a salesman for a wholesale beer distributor, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1820, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Lena Founier was the wife of Peter, was a white female, 32 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Peter Fournier was the son of Peter, was a white male, 11 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 4 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Barbara Fournier was the daughter of Peter, was a white female, 3 years old, single, was not attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut

The occupation for Peter Fournier was as a “salesman for a wholesale beer distributor”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 278-60-1 which is defined as:

Traveling salesmen and sales agents

Wholesale trade

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

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The Bennie Andruskiewicz Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Bennie [Bernard] Andruskiewicz [Andruszkiewicz] was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Alice [Aleksandra] (née Sokołowska) Andruskiewicz at 40 Carpenter St, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Bennie was the son of Józef Andruszkiewicz and Antonina Izbicka.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Bennie Andruskiewicz Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Andruskiewicz Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Bennie Andruskiewicz Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Andruskiewicz Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, Norwich, enumeration district (ED) 6-83, sheet 8A, household 133, Bennie Andruskiewicz; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 May 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00525.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Bennie Andruskiewicz Household.

The record states that:

    • The Andruskiewiczes lived at 40 Carpenter St, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 133 in order of visitation, they owned their dwelling which was worth $1200, they lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Bennie Andruskiewicz was head of household, was a white male, 55 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 0 years of school, was born in Poland and was not a US citizen, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 44 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a laborer in a wholesale grain company, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $832, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    •  Alice Andruskiewicz was the wife of Bennie, provided the information for the census, was a white female, 51 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 0 years of school, was born in Poland and was not a US citizen, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • John Andruskiewicz was the son of Bennie, was a white male, 22 years old, single, was not attending school, had attended 7 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 32 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a laborer in a cotton textile mill, worked in private work, worked 26 weeks in 1939, earned $390, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Helen Andruskiewicz was the daughter of Bennie, was a white female, 18 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 2 years of high school, was born in Connecticut, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Albert Andruskiewicz was the son of Bennie, was a white male, 13 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 4 years of school, and was born in Connecticut

Supplementary questions were asked about Albert.  His father and mother were born in Poland, his mother tongue was Polish, his father was not a veteran, his father had not served in the military, he did not have a Social Security Number, and Social Security deductions were not taken from his pay

The occupation for Bennie Andruskiewicz was as a “laborer for a wholesale grain company”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 988-X4-1 which is defined as:

Laborers (not elsewhere classified)

Grain-mill products

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

The occupation for John Andruskiewicz was as a “laborer in a cotton textile mill”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 988-X8-1 which is defined as:

Laborers (not elsewhere classified)

Cotton manufactures

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

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