Stanley Markiewicz in the 1930 Census

In 1930, Stanislaw Markiewicz was still living in Worcester, Massachusetts, but by this time was using the name Stanley Markiewicz.  In addition, all his children were listed with Anglicized names, as opposed to the Polish names used in the 1920 Census.

1930 Census Markiewicz

1930 US Federal Census Record for Stanley Markiewicz

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the US Federal Census Record for Stanley Markiewicz – 1930.  The record provides information that:

  • In 1930, Stanley Markiewicz was a married white male, 39 years old, who owned a home worth $8400 on 19 Perry Avenue in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
  • Stanley (and his parents) were born in Poland; he immigrated in 1912 and had filed his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen
  • Stanislaw could read and write, and by 1930 he could speak English
  • Stanislaw listed his occupation as a laborer in a loom works, but was not working at the time of the census; he was listed on line 12 [?] of the Unemployment Schedule and was not a veteran
  • Stanislaw’s wife was Antonette, a married white female, 38 years old
  • Antonette (and her parents) were born in Poland; she was an alien who immigrated in 1912
  • Antonette could not read and write, and she couldn’t speak English
  • The couple was married when Stanley was 21 and Antonette was 20
  • The couple’s children were Stephen age 16, Bessie age 14, Wesley age 12, Edward age 10, Helen age 8, and Jane age 4 and 9/12, all born in Massachusetts
  • Bessie, Wesley, Edward, and Helen were in school
  • Stephen, Bessie, Wesley, and Edward could read and write and could speak English

As a side note, in the first half of the 20th Century, the neighborhood where the Markiewicz family was living in 1930 was predominantly a neighborhood of Polish immigrants.  In 1910, my own grandparents, Kostanty and Helen Niedzialkowski, lived at 42 Perry Avenue, about a block away from where the Markiewicz family lived in 1930.  My grandparents may have known the Markiewicz family at the time.  In all likelihood, the two families both attended the nearby Church of Our Lady of Częstochowa.

Stanley reported his occupation as laborer in a loom works, although he was unemployed at the time of the census.  In the early part of the 20th century, The Crompton and Knowles Loom Works, located on Grand Street, employed a large number of Polish immigrants and may have been Stanley’s employer at one time.

Tomorrow:  More about the family’s ancestral village of Braciejowice

Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko

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5 Responses to Stanley Markiewicz in the 1930 Census

  1. jim sadowski says:

    My grandfather came to USA 1898 was one of founders of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
    He is listed by Ellis Island records as a German as Poland didn’t exist untill after WW-1.
    We lived on Canton Street.

  2. Page 88 of the book “The Polish Community of Worcester” by Barbara Proko, John Kraska Jr., and Janice Baniukiewicz Stickles (published by Arcadia) shows a picture of the 1935 men’s gymnastic team. Two of the members are listed as L. Sadowski and L. Sadowski. Any relation?

    My cousin Susan Niedzialkowska is pictured on page 89 as part of the 1957-58 gymnastics team.

    It appears that our grandfathers lived quite close to each other. They may even have known each other, since the Poles in Worcester formed quite a close-knit community.

  3. jim sadowski says:

    My father (James Sadowski) was born 1914 and passed away january 31, 2007.
    His original first name was Zigmond, but he had it legally changed to James as a young man. He was active as an athlete, playing football for South High School (making the All City Team), he was also on the Falcons Polish gymnastics team into the mid 1940’s.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I looked for your father in the US Census for Worcester and found your him listed as Zigmond on the 1920 Census and as James in the 1930 Census.

    Through his athletic endeavors, he certainly made a contribution to the pride of the city of Worcester and the Polish community there.

  5. jim sadowski says:

    james (aka:zigmond) sadowski lived in several places in south worcester but he remembered his boyhood home was as Colton and Kansas streets (close to rail road tracks). In 1999 we saw the corner and the his back yard, we saw the grafted trees his dad started in the early 1900’s. But we never entered the yard.. Grafting a trees was new in c1900 but my grandfather had about 6 fruit on one tree in c1900.

    dad and his dad also lived on several other streets of southern worcester.

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