Bolesław Izbicki in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census

I previously found the Birth Records for Bernard, Victoria, Władysław, and Leon Izbicki on the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  The 1920 U.S. Federal Census for the household of Bolesław Izbicki shows these children and three others:  John, Bolesław, and Stanisław:

1920 US Federal Census Record for the Boleslaw Izbicki Family

The Bolesław Izbicki Household in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census

SOURCE:  United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. Microfilm T625, Roll 749, Worcester City Ward 5, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Supervisors District No. 3, Enumeration District No. 255, Sheet No. 13B, Lines 56-64.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Bolesław Izbicki Household in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census.  The Census Record states that:

  • Boleslaw Izbicki, the head of the household, was enumerated with his family in a rented house at 2 Meade Street, Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts in Supervisor’s District No. 3, Enumeration District No. 255, Sheet No. 13B, Lines 56-64 in part of Precinct 1, Worcester City Ward 5, in Dwelling No. 129, and as Family No. 228
  • The enumeration was made on 12 Jan 1920 by Mrs. Frances Janowski
  • Boleslaw Izbicki, the head of household, was a married white male, age 44, immigrated in 1888, naturalized in 1900, employed as a Jacker in a Tannery
  • Viktorya, his wife, was a married white female, age 38, immigrated in 1900, naturalized apparently by derivative citizenship of her husband, not employed
  • John, his son, was a single white male, age 18, employed as a Sliper Maker in a Sliper Factory [Slipper Maker in a Slipper Factory]
  • Boleslaw, his son, was a single white male, age 16, employed as a Machine Operator in a Factory
  • Leon, his son, was a single white male, age 15, employed as a Bus Boy in a Hotel
  • Wladyslaw, his son, was a single white male, age 13, who attended school
  • Viktorya, his daughter, was a single white female, age 11, who attended school
  • Bernard, his son, was a single white male, age 9, who attended school
  • Stanislaw, his son, was a single white male, age 2
  • Boleslaw Izbicki, his wife, and their parents were born in Poland and their native language was Polish
  • The children were all born in Worcester, Massachusetts and could all read and write, except for the two-year-old Stanislaw

The occupation of Bolesław has me a bit perplexed – he was a Jacker in a Tannery.  The 2000 U.S. Federal Census List of Occupations includes Jacker but groups this occupation under code 51-6099:

All textile, apparel, and furnishings workers not listed separately.

Based on the information in the census, the approximate years of birth for the members of the household, and the actual dates from their Birth Records, where available, are:

  • Boleslaw – 1875-1876
  • Viktorya – 1881-1882
  • John – 1901-1902
  • Boleslaw – 1903-1904
  • Leon – 1904-1905 – actual birthdate 04 Oct 1904
  • Wladyslaw – 1906-1907 – actual birthdate 02 Dec 1906
  • Viktorya – 1908-1909 – actual birthdate 05 Sep 1908
  • Bernard – 1909-1910 – actual birthdate 12 May 1910
  • Stanislaw – 1917-1918

For once, all the known birthdates agree with the ages in the census!

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