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Besides my grandfather's three GALUS aunts, I have connected several other Nebraska GALUS families to my line.


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Background

My 4th great grandfather, Adalbertus / Wojciech GALUS, first married Cunegundis PODRAZA (daughter of Jacob) on 2 Nov 1778 in Łęki Górne, Poland. I have found baptism records for 13 children born to them. Cunegundis died on 21 Aug 1814. On 24 October 1814 Adalbertus married a widow Agatha TWORKOWA / TWOREK.

Marriage record of Adalbertus GALUS and Agatha TWORKOWA
Marriage record, LDS microfilm 1898739, item 7, page 87
Parish of Leki Gorne, Galicia, Poland
24 Oct 1814
Groom: Adalbertus Galus, Catholic, age 65 (b abt 1749), widower, house 148
Bride: Agatha Tworkowa, Catholic, age 45 (b abt 1769), widow
Witnesses: Simon Zima, Thomas Andzel

Their son Michael was born 12 September 1815. Michael GALUS married Catharina nee FLAKUS, daughter of Michael FLAKUS and Marianna WACHA, on 17 November 1840. I have found baptism records for eight children born to Michael and Catharina.

Catharina, born 1 October 1844, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland. More below
Josephus, born 30 January 1849, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland
Josephus married Thecla nee TOMASIEWICZ, daughter of Joannes and Justina URIASZ TOMASIEWICZ, on 26 Feb 1878 in the Łęki Parish. I have found one daughter, Marianna, born to them. So far I have not determined if they immigrated to the United States.
Marianna, born 11 August 1851, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland. More below
Joannes Baptista, born 10 June 1854, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland. More below
Thomas (twin), born about December 1856, died 11 December 1856, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland.
Agatha (twin), born about December 1856, died 11 December 1856, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland.
Adalbertus, born 2 March 1858, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland.
Franciscus, born 25 February 1861, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland. More below

These descendants of Michael and Catharina are my half first cousins four removed.  I know of four of them who immigrated to Nebraska in the United States.


Bartholomew GALUS, whose father was a first cousin of my great great grandfather, immigrated with his family to the United States and settled around Duncan in Platte County, Nebraska. More below

More about these families:

My family file at Rootsweb WorldConnect

More about my direct GALUS line. Includes information about my grandfather's three GALUS aunts who immigrated to Platte County (Marianna GALUS, wife of Andrew PAPROCKI; Sophia GALUS, married Joseph ROSNO; Katherina GALUS, married Franz LACHNIT).

In the course of my research I've come across several other GALUS / GOLUS / GALLUS families. So far, I have not connected them to my family. Unrelated (so far) GALUS Families


John and Catherine GALUS SLIVA

I found a picture of John and Catherine GALUS SLIVA in the book Franciscans in Nebraska. At the time of this discovery, I had no other information about John and Catherine. (There is a copy of this book at the downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Public Library.  There is now an online version of Franciscans in Nebraska, scroll down to bottom of page. http://www.rootsweb.com/~nechurch/catholic/Franciscans/pages/pt1/fine0007.htm)


John and Catherine were enumerated in the 1880 Nebraska census in Lost Creek Township, Platte County.
Sliver, John, age 38, married, farmer, born Austria, parents same
Sliver, Kate, wife, age 36, wife, Keeping house, born Austria, parents same
Sliver, Bartuch, age 10, son, single, Austria, parents same
Sliver, Mike, age 7, son, single, Austria, parents same
Sliver, Charles, age 5, son, single, Austria, parents same
Sliver, Tom, age 2, son, single, Nebraska, parents born Austria

John and Catherine were enumerated in the 1900 Nebraska census in Lost Creek Township, Platte County.

John was 60 years old, born Jan 1840 in Aust Poland.
Catherine was 58 years old, born Jan 1842 in Aust Poland.
John and Catherine were married 33 years (about 1867)
Catherine was the mother of 7 children, 6 of whom were living at the time of this census

Enumerated with John and Catherine:
Michael (son), age 26, born Aug 1873 in Aust Poland
Charles (son), age 22, born Jul 1877 in Aust Poland
Thomas (son), age 20, born Aug 1879 in Nebraska
Frank (son), age 14, born Dec 1885 in Nebraska

This listing indicates that John and Catherine immigrated in 1887, but their sons Thomas and Frank were born in Nebraska before 1887 and John and Catherine were enumerated in the 1880 Lost Creek Township census.

John and Catherine are buried in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska.

John and Katherine Sliva

According to their tombstone, John was born in 1842 and died in 1925; Catherine was born 1844 and died in 1914.

I have on loan the LDS birth/baptism and marriage microfilms for the Polish villages of Leki Gorne and Leki Dolne. This is where both my Grandparents, Stanislaus and Martha KUDRON GALUS, were born. Since I have found other connections between Leki and the Platte/Nance county area, I checked these films to see if I could find anything for John and Catherine. According to the 1900 census, they were married around 1867, so I first checked for a marriage record. I found the following:

11 November 1869
Groom: Joannes SLIVA, son of Andreas and Agnetis nee RZEPA, born in Pogorska Wola
Catholic, age 27 (born about 1842), single, house #11
Bride: Catharina GALUS, daughter of Michael and Catharina nee FLAKUS; widow of Jacobus KYZAR
Catholic, age 25 (born about 1844), widow, house #89
Witnesses: Michael Miczek and Joannes Paprocki
(Source: LDS reel 1898739, item 9, page 102, #38)

The calculated birth years based on their age at the time of their marriage are consistent with the years on their tombstone.

Children of John and Catherine GALUS SLIVA/SLIWA

Bartholomeus SLIWA

Birth record:
1870 August - born 16, baptized 17, house #217
Bartholomeus, Catholic, son, legitimate
Father: Joannes SLIWA, son of Andreas and Agnetis nee RZEPA (hortulanus)
Mother: Catherina, daughter of Michael GALUS and Catharina nee FLAKUS
Godparents: Joannes Paprocki, Marianna Mickowa
(Source: LDS reel 1898739, item 4, page 9, #49, Leki Dolne)

Enumerated with his parents John and Kate SLIVER (sic) in 1880 census
1880 Nebraska census, Platte County, Lost Creek Precinct ED 95
Sliver, Bartuch, white, male, age 10, son, single, born Austria, parents same

Excerpt from The Family Heritage and Parish History 1883-1983
St. Francis Church, Humphrey, Nebraska, Page 221-222
Please note: I have found discrepancies in some of the biographies from this source.

The Sliva Family name came to this area on July 15, 1877, when Mr. and Mrs. John Sliva and their 3 sons came from Galica, Poland, to Platte County in Nebraska. John had married Catherine Galus in Galica, Poland.... They were the parents of 6 children: 1. Bartholomew....
Bartholomew (Barney) born in Poland on August 24, 1869 [see birth record above from microfilmed church records]; married Sophie Jaworski October 4, 1985 (sic) [based on age their first child, this should probably be 1895]. They farmed 2 miles northwest of Platte Center. In 1907 they sold this land to Frank Krings and bought land one half miles southwest of Tarnov. Barney died November 1, 1914.
They were the parents of 12 children [there are only 8 listed; the last one was born not long before Barney died]:
  1. John, born December 8, 1897; educated at St. Michael's in Tarnov; married Emma Starzec February 14, 1922, at Tarnov; moved to Seattle in 1941.
  2. Joseph A., born February 28, 1901; married Frances Placek February of 1929 at Tarnov. They farmed near Tarnov, Cornlea, and Lindsay, and then moved to Omaha. He died December 29, 1961. They were the parents of 11 children: Patricia, Edna, Germaine, Adrian, Verna, Marlene, Roland, Reynold, Lyle, Bonnie, Carroll Anthony.
  3. Clara S., born July 27, 1902; married Martin J. Liss June 18, 1924, at Tarnov; moved to Silver Creek; died December 26, 1986; buried at Silver Creek.
  4. Josephine, born February 6, 1904; married Joseph Fajman February 1, 1925; died October 2, 1958; buried at Platte Center.
  5. Theodosia (Teddy), born April 6, 1907; married Joseph Paprocki February 18, 1925; farmed northwest of Tarnov and then moved to Columbus.
  6. Adolph, born May 5, 1910; married Leona Zakwzeski February 3, 1932, at rural St. John's; lives in Columbus.
  7. Alex, born March 6, 1912; married Vera Szotaski February of 1946, at Krakow; lives in Fullerton.
  8. Dennis, born July 17, 1913; married Josephine Starzec October 24, 1939. She is the daughter of Stanley Starzec and Mary Jarosz; farmed the home place; [Dennis] died June 10, 1973; [Josephine] lives in Columbus. They are the parents of 7 children: Mary (stillborn February 21, 1941), James, Margaret, William, Bernard, Thomas, Timothy.
In the St. Michael Archangel Church, Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska, 125th Anniversary Book I found baptism and death inforormation for these children of Bartholomew and Sophia:
  • Anna, born 3 Sep 1899, died at the age of 5 years of diptheria on 4 Sep 1904.  She is buried in the St. Michael's cemetery in Tarnov, Nebraska
  • Theofil.  The baptism record dated 23 Apr 1905 has the name "Theodosia", but the tombstone and death information gives the name of  Theofil.  He died on 25 May 1906, and is buried at St. Michael's cemetery.
  • Cecilia Barbara, born 22 Sep 1908, died on 24 Sep 1908.  She is buried at St. Michael's cemetery.
  • Bartłomiej, born 6 Feb 1915, died 8 Apr 1915.  The tombstone in St. Michael's cemetery has his date of death as 30 January 1915.  I noticed in the St. Michael's Anniversary Book that the death entry preceding Bartlomiej's was dated 30 January 1915.  I wonder if the date on the previous entry was accidentally noted when a stone was later placed on his grave.
I have photographs of these tombstones on page:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sandlier/marge/cem-stmichael-tarnov/cem-stmichael5.htm
Thomas SLIWA

Birth record:
1872 July - Born 16 / Baptized 17 / house #217
Thomas, Catholic, son, legitimate
Also noted on this record is his date of death:
+ 6 Sept 1872
Father: Joannes SLIWA, son of Andreas and Agnetis nee RZEPA
Mother: Catharina, daughter of Michaelis GALUS and Catharina nee FLAKUS
Godparents: Andreas Matyja and Marianna Zimina
(Source: LDS reel 1898739, item 4, page 25, #33, Leki Dolne)

Michael SLIWA

Birth record:
1873 August - born 14, baptized 15, house #217
Michael, Catholic, son, legitimate
Father: Joannes SLIWA, son of Andreas and Agnetis nee RZEPA (hortulanus)
Mother: Catherina, daughter of Michael Galus and Catharina nee FLAKUS
Godparents: Michael Miczek, Victoria Modelska
(Source: LDS reel 1898739, item 4, page 31, #29, Leki Dolne)

  1900 Census:
Michael was enumerated with his parents. He was 26 years old, born Aug 1873 in Austria Poland. The listing indicated he was married 1 year (abt 1899). No information about his wife was given.

St. Michael's (Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska) 125th Anniversary Book
Michael married Sophia ZOUCHA on 26 September 1900 at St. Michael's Church in Tarnov.  Sophia was a daughter of  Joannes ZOUCHA and Catharina nee DRWAL.  They were the parents of eleven children: Mary (married George ZOUCHA), Joseph, Francis Stanislaus, Cecelia Maria, Adolph Francis, Marcella Adolphina, Raymond Adam, Monica Balbina (married Frank GONKA), Leocadia Josepha \ Leona (married Frank PODRAZA), Phillip John (married Geraldine MORGAN), and Clara Anna (married Joseph R. KOZIOL).


I have come to realize that many men who were baptized "Stanislaus" in Poland, went by the name of Charles or Charley in the United States. Sometimes it appears they used the names Stanislaus and Charles interchangeably. I have yet to find an explanation for this phenomenon. The information below for Stanislaus and Charles SLIWA are for the same person.


Stanislaus SLIWA

Birth record:
1876 March - born 11, baptized 14, house #217
Stanislaus, Catholic, son, legitimate
Father: Joannes SLIWA, son of Andreas and Agnetis nee RZEPA (hortulanus)
Mother: Catherina, daughter of Michael Galus (hortulanus) and Catharina nee Flakus
Godparents: Stanislaus Sliwa, Marianna Galusionka (virgo)
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898739, item 4, page 46, #16, Leki Dolne)

Charles SLIWA

Birth record:
In the 1900 census listing is a son Charles with a birthdate of July 1877, born in Aust Poland.  I found the record above in the Łęki Górne, Poland, parish records.

1900 Census:
Charles was enumerated with his parents. He was 22 years old, born July 1877 in Austria Poland. The listing indicated he was married 1 year (abt 1899). No information about his wife was given.

Platte County Marriage Record, Book 6, page 62:
Charles Sliwa married Katie TORCON 11 September 1901 at Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska.  Katie was a daughter of Tom TORCON and Tekla MICEK.

Stanislaus \ Charles died 17 December 1945.  There is a tombstone in the St. Michael Cemetery for Stanislaus and Katarzyna, however there is no date of death for Katarzyna, and I did not find an entry in the the St. Michael's 125th anniversary book.

Children of Stanislaus \ Charles and Catherine:  Joseph, Cecelia, Helen M., Edwin Aloysius, Anna Theodosia, Adolphina Victoria, Clement Theofil, Alphonse, Loretta Clara, Emil Felice.

Thomas SLIWA

1900 Census:
Enumerated with his parents. Thomas was 20 years of age, born Aug 1879 in Nebraska.

St. Michael's (Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska) 125th Anniversary Book
Thomas married Mary ZOUCHA on 11 October 1905 in the St. Michael's Church.  Mary was a daughter of Joseph ZOUCHA and Eva nee KUTA.  She was born 20 February 1891 and baptized in St. Michael's.

Children:
Thomas and Mary were the parents of : Francis Joseph \ Frank, Aeurilia Anna, Edmund John, Felice Thomas, Leo Stanislaus, Leonard J. (died 10 June 1944 in Normandy, France), Ludovicus Joseph \ Louis.

Frank SLIWA

1900 Census:
Enumerated with his parents. Frank was 14 years of age, born Dec 1885 in Nebraska.

St. Michael's (Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska) 125th Anniversary Book
Frank married Mary KUSH on 23 September 1908 in the St. Michael's Church.  Mary was a daughter of Josephus KUSH and Agnes BARNAS.  She was born 29 March 1891 and was baptized in St. Michael's.

Frank and Mary were the parents of:

Barbara Maria was born 30 Dec 1910 and baptized 31 Dec 1910 at St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska.  She died 23 Feb 1911 and is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Alex Bartholomew was born 7 Jul 1912 and baptized 8 Jul 1912 at St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska.  Alex married Clementine SHOTKOSKI on 26 Oct 1937 at St. Michael's Church.  Clementine was a daughter of Stanislaus / Charles SHOTKOSKI and Melania / Mollie ZAKRZEWSKI.  She was born 23 Jan 1913.  Alex died 4 May 1975 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska; Clementine died 16 Feb 1991, also in Omaha.  Both are buried at St. John Cemetery in Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska.
     Two of Alex and Clementine's children were in my grade school classes at St. Francis of Assisi parish in South Omaha.  The children of Alex and Clementine are half fourth cousins of my Dad.
Edward Joseph was born 1 Sep 1914 and baptized 5 Sep 1914 at St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska.  He married Victoria BORYS on 17 Jan 1944 at Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska.  Victoria was a daughter of Stanislaus BORYS and Katherina GEMBICA.
Philomina Maryanna was born 26 May 1916 and baptized 28 May 1916 at St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska.  On 26 Nov 1940 Philomina married Flavian John SHEMEK, a son of James / Ignatz SHEMEK (SIEMEK) and Sophia CHOCHON.  Flavian was born 12 Jun 1911 and was baptized at St. Michael's.  Flavian died 11 Nov 1999 and is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mary SLIWA

Platte County Marriages, Book 6, page 9
Mary SLIWA married Joseph SLAWINSKI on 27 September 1898.  Joseph was a son of Adalbertus (George) and Catharine LESIAK SLAWINSKI. 

According to her tombstone in St. Michael's cemetery, Mary was born 19 October 1881 and died 22 November 1922.  Joseph was born 16 September 1872 in Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland; he died 12 January 1961.


From John and Catherine's marriage record and the birth records of their sons, we see that Catherine's parents were Michael GALUS and Catharina FLAKUS. Catherine was 25 years old at the time of her marriage; her calculated year of birth is 1844. I looked for Catherine's birth/baptism record in 1844 and I found the following:

1844 October; birth 1, baptism 2, house 94, Leki Dolne
Catharina, Catholic, daughter, legitimate
Father: Michael, son of Adalbert Galus and Agatha Tworek, hortulanus
Mother: Catharina, daughter of Michael Flakus and Maria ?, hortulanus
Godparents: Adalbertus Zima, Marianna Tomasiewicz
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898739, item 3, page 70, Leki Dolne)

Notice that the names of Catharina's grandparents are also on this record.

I went back to the marriage microfilm and looked for a record for Catherine's parents. Starting with the year 1844 (Catherine's birth year) and working backwards, I found the following marriage record:

17 Nov 1840
Groom: Michael, son of Adalbertus Galus and Agatha, Catholic, age 26 (b abt 1814), single, house 94 in Leki
Bride: Catharina, daughter of Michael Flakus and Tecla ?, Catholic, age 28, single
Witnesses: Adalbertus Zima, Jacobus Micek
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898739, item 7, page 87)

Again, using the calculated birth year from the marriage record, I looked for a birth record for Michael GALUS. I found:

12 Sep 1815 - baptized
Michael, Catholic, son, legitimate, house 148 in Leki
Father: Adalbertus Galus
Mother: Agatha nee Tworek
Godparents: Thomas Andzel, Catharina Dudkowa
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898738, item 7, page 70)

I have studied and extracted hundreds of records from these two microfilms, so when I saw the house number 148 on this record, my heart skipped a beat! The house number given on the birth records of my GGG Grandfather Adalbertus GALUS (baptized 1 Apr 1787) and his 12 siblings was 148. GGG Grandfather Adalbertus' parents were Adalbertus and Cunegundis PODRAZA GALUS.


I went back to the marriage microfilm. Starting with Michael's birth year of 1815, I worked backwards through the records looking for his parents' marriage record. I found:

24 Oct 1814
Groom: Adalbertus Galus, Catholic, age 65 (b abt 1749), widower, house #148 in Leki
Bride: Agatha Tworkowa, Catholic, age 45 (b abt 1769), widow
Witnesses: Simon Zima, Thomas Andzel
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898739, item 7, pg 87)

My GGGG Grandparents', Adalbertus and Cunegundis PODRAZA GALUS, thirteen children were born between July 1780 and March 1808. Nearly all of them had house # 148 noted on them. So, it appears that Cunegundis died and Adalbertus married a second time at the age of 65 years. One year later my Half GGG Granduncle Michael was born to Adalbertus and his second wife Agatha TWOREK. This means that Michael's daughter, Catharine GALUS SLIVA, is my half first cousin four times removed.


I later located the death record for my GGGG Grandmother Cunegundis PODRAZA GALUS:

Died 21 August 1814, house #148
Cunegundis Galusowa, Catholic, female, age 50 years
Cause of death: ordinaria
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898740, item 1, page 105, Leki Parish)
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John and Maryanna GALUS PROROK

Sometime back another researcher asked me if I knew if John PROROK's wife was a GALUS. At the time I didn't have much information about this family. Using information from the Nebraska censuses, I searched for records in the Leki Gorne marriage and birth/baptism records that might match. I discovered that John's wife Maryanna was indeed a GALUS and that she was a sister of Catherine GALUS SLIVA and later connected her to John GALUS/GOLUS from Sherman County, Nebraska. Maryanna, Catherine and John are my half first cousins four removed.

I found John and Maryanna PROROK in the online 1900 Platte County census for Lost Creek Township. According to this census, both John and Mary immigrated in 1881; John was a naturalized citizen.

John was 50 years old, born Jun 1849 in Aust Poland
Mary was 50 years old, also born Jun 1849 in Aust Poland
John and Mary were married 22 years (about 1878)
Mary was the mother of 11 children, 9 of whom were living at the time of this census

Enumerated with John and Mary were:
Tom (son), age 18, born Dec 1881 in Nebraska
John (son), age 17, born Nov 1882 in Nebraska
Frank (son), age 14, born Aug 1885 in Nebraska
Mary (daughter), age 12, born Nov 1887 in Nebraska
Joe (son), age 6, born Jul 1893 in Nebraska
Josy (daughter), age 7, born Jun 1892 in Nebraska
Charlie (son), age 5, born May 1895 in Nebraska
Mike (son), age 2, born Oct 1897 in Nebraska

I first checked the 1878 Leki (Austria Poland) Parish marriage records and found the following entry:

6 November 1878
Groom: Joannes Prorok (miles -soldier), illegitimate son of Marianna Prorok, Catholic, age 26 (born about 1852), single
Bride: Marianna, daughter of +Michaelis Galus and Catharina Flakus, Catholic, age 26 (born about 1852), single
Witnesses: Josephus Pyrcha, Joannes Walkowicz
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898739, item 10, page 7, #22, Leki Parish)

The "+" next to Michael's name (Marianna's father) indicates he was deceased at the time of his daughter's marriage.


The calculated birth year for both John and Mary was 1852, based on their ages at the time of their marriage. Following are their birth records:

1853 June, date of birth 14, date of baptism 18, house 93
Joannes, Catholic, son, illegitimate
Father: -----------
Mother: Marianna, daughter of Valentinus Prorok and Anna
Godparents: Stanislaus Jaugustin, Francisca wife of Josephus Poluszek
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898738, item 10, page 114, #33, Leki Gorne)

1851 August; born 11, baptized 11, house 94
Marianna, Catholic, daughter, legitimate
Father: Michael, son of Adalbert Galus and Agatha Tworek, hortulanus
Mother: Catharina, daughter of Michael Flakus and Maria Wacha
Godparents: Joannes Thomasiewicz, Anna wife of Adalbert Zima
(Source: LDS microfilm 1898738, item 10, page 88, #83, Leki Dolne)

The 1910 Nebraska census has six of their children enumerated with them, and also John's 90-year-old mother Mary PROROK.

1910 Nebraska Census, Platte County, Lost Creek Twp, Dwelling 121, Family 12
Prorok, John, head age 58, married once - 30 years, born Austria Poland, parents same, immigrated 1882, naturalized
Prorok, Mary, wife, age 58, married once - 30 years, mother of 11 children, 9 living, born Austria Poland, parents same, immigrated 1882
Prorok, Frank, son, age 28, single, born Nebraska
Prorok, John, son, age 25, single, born Nebraska, both deaf and dumb
Prorok, Joseph, son, age 18, single, born Nebraska, both deaf and dumb
Prorok, Josephine, daughter, age 16, single, born Nebraska
Prorok, Charles, son, age 14, single, born Nebraska
Prorok, Michael, son, age 12, single, born Nebraska, both deaf and dumb
Prorok, Mary, Mother, age 90, widow, mother of 2 children, one living, born Austria Poland, immigrated 1885

Mary, John's wife, died 26 March 1911. Both John and his mother died in 1919: John on 29 March and his mother Mary on 3 November. All three are buried at St. Michael Cemetery in Tarnov, Platte County.

Maryanna PROROK Jan Prorok Maryanna PROROK

Children of John and Maryanna GALUS PROROK

Catharina \ Katie PROROK

Since John and Marianna didn't immigrate until 1881, I checked the birth records for any children born to them in Poland. Starting with the year 1878 (the year of John and Marianna's marriage), I found:

1879 September, born 18, baptized 21, house 44
Catharina, Catholic, daughter, legitimate
Father: Joannis Prorok, illeg son of Marianna Prorok
Mother: Marianna, daughter of Michalis Galus and Catharina Flakus
Godparents: Josephus Pyrchla, Marianna Wolkowiec
(Source: LSD microfilm 1898739, item 4, page 62, #46, Leki Dolne)

The census listing above for John and Mary indicates Mary was the mother of nine living children. There were eight children enumerated in the census with them, Catharina makes nine.

Catharina married George VOISHOSKE on 15 Nov 1899 at Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska. George was a son of Thomas and Anna KUS \ KUSH WOJIECHOWSKI \ VOISHOSKE. Six children were enumerated with them in the 1910 Platte County, Nebraska, census: Phelix, Lewis, Anna, Hellen, Joe and John.

Thomas PROROK

According to the 1900 Nebraska census, Tom / Thomas was born December 1881 in Nebraska. Tom married Josephine KUSH 15 Feb 1905 at St. Mary's in Pilsno, Polk County, Nebraska. Josephine was born 15 Mar 1887 in Shelby, Polk County, a daughter of Thomas and Kathryn BARNAS KUS \ KUSH. In 1930 Thomas and Josephine were enumerated in Fullerton, Nance county, Nebraska with their children: Marie, age 23; Adaline, age 21; Victoria, age 19; Loretta, age 17; Donald, age 12; and Arnold, age 10. Tom PROROK died 24 Feb 1947; Josephine died 11 Sep 1981. Both are buried in Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska. (Marriage and burial information from a grandson of Thomas and Kathryn BARNAS KUSH.)

John PROROK

The 1900 Nebraska Platte County census shows that John was born November 1882 in Nebraska. The 1917 Draft Registrations for Nebraska has a John J. PROROK of Monroe, Platte County, Nebraska. The date of birth given is October 1880, however on the registration form is the notation: "Father of Registrant does not know Date of Birth". It is also noted that the registrant was "Deaf and Dumb". His nearest living relative was John PROROK, Sr.

Frank PROROK

The 1900 Nebraska Platte County census shows that Frank was born August 1885 in Nebraska. On the 1917 Nebraska Draft Registration Frank gave his date of birth as August 20, 1885. Frank married Kathryn (Katie) KUSH, daughter of Ludwik (William) and Margaret BOGUS KUSH, about 1910. Katie was born about September 1892. Frank and Katie had the following children:

Sylvester \ Sal, b 16 Nov 1912, d 27 Aug 2001; married Clara JAZWIEC 1937
Julia, b abt 1914, d abt 3 Aug 1993; married Joseph ZABAWA
Mary Frances, b 20 Sep 1915, d 16 Feb 2000; married George WEISS, 20 Oct 1937
Angeline, b 6 Aug 1917, d 26 Dec 1998; married Ray P. MICEK
Alexander, b 27 Jan 1919, d 31 May 1991
Theophil, b 7 Oct 1920, d Mar 1978
Florence
Frank Jr.
Theresa

Frank and Kathryn are listed in the Platte County cemetery extracts. They are buried at St. John's cemetery in Joliet Township. According to the extract, Frank was born Aug. 20, 1885 and died Oct. 20, 1954. Kathryn / Katherine was born Sep. 23, 1891 and died Apr. 27, 1837.

Mary PROROK

According to the 1900 Platte County census, Mary was born November 1887 in Nebraska. She married John MICEK, a son of Andrew and Appolonia KUSH MICEK, on 11 Nov 1908 at Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska.

Joseph PROROK

The 1900 Platte County census shows that Joseph was born July 1893. The 1917 Draft Registration card only gives a year of birth as 1889. On the resistration form was noted: "This man was born and still is a deaf mute". His occupation was listed as farm laborer, working for Chas F. Prorok.

Josephine \ Josy PROROK

Josephine was born 15 Aug 1893 near Platte Center, Platte County, Nebraska. She married Joseph KUSH on 11 Feb 1914 at Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska. Joseph was a son of Ludwik (William) and Margaret BOGUS KUSH, born 15 Sep 1889 around Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska. Josephine died 19 Oct 1945 at Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska; Joseph died about 25 Feb 1947. Both are buried at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Krakow, Nance County, Nebraska

Charles PROROK

The 1900 Platte County census shows that Charles was born May 1895. He married Agnes KUSH, a daughter of Ludwik (William) and Margaret BOGUS KUSH on 21 Oct 1914 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church at Krakow, Nance County, Nebraska.

Michael PROROK

According to the 1900 Platte County census, Michael was born October 1897. The Nebraska 1917 Draft Registration has a Michael PROROK whose date of birth was given as September 1897. On the registration is the notation: "Father of registrant does not know the date of birth". The registration also notes that the registrant is "Deaf and Dumb". He was a self-employed farmer at Monroe in Platte County. His nearest living relative was John Prorok, also of Monroe, Platte County, Nebraska.

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John and Lucy JASICA GALUS

John and Lucy later moved from Platte County to Sherman County. In 1910 they were enumerated in Logan Township (Sherman County). John was 56 years old, Lucy was 50; according to this census they immigrated in 1882. Enumerated with them were: son, Frank S., age 21 and single; son, Joseph, age 19 and single; son, Thomas, age 16 and single; daughter, Dollie, age 14 and single; son, Peter, age 11 and single. All of these children were born in Nebraska.

In August 2002 I found the marriage record for John and Lucy in the LDS microfilms for Leki Gorne and Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland. I subsequently found their birth/baptism records.

Lucy died in 1914. After Lucy's death, John married a widow, Francis (sic) LEWANDOWSKI nee SNWOLSKI on 24 Nov 1914. On this marriage record John named his parents: Father, Michael GALUS, born Poland; Mother, Katie FLEAKUS, born Poland. Frances was a daughter of Stanley SNWOLSKI and Katie DEMBOWSKI, both born German Poland. John and Frances were enumerated in the 1920 Sherman County Census in Loup City. John's son Peter was living with them at the time.

John died in 1924. John and Lucy are both buried at St. Josaphat Cemetery in Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska. There is an online extract of this cemetery on the Sherman County GenWeb site.

Children of John and Lucia JASICA GALUS/GOLUS

Catherine GOLUS and Joseph TOCZEK

According to the 1900 census, Catherine was born in September of 1882 in Illinois. While searching through the Platte County marriage extracts I found the following entry:

Joseph TOCZOK and Catherine GALOS
married 13 Feb 1900, Tarnov
Joseph, age 36, (b abt 1864) residing in Platte County, born Aust, father Joseph TOCZAK, mother Barbara __________
Catherine, age 18, (b abt 1882) residing in Platte County, born Chicago, father John Galos, mother _________

I ordered a copy of the actual marriage record from the Platte County Courthouse in Columbus, Nebraska. This document named Joseph's parents as Joseph TOCZEK and Barbara KOGUT. Catherine's mother's name was blank.

The calculated birth year matches the census entry as does her birthplace. I later found Joseph and Catherine in Sherman County, which is where "my" Catherine's father, John, later resided. It would have been a great help had the name of the bride's mother been filled in on the marriage record, but such was not the case.

In 1910 Joseph and Catherine were living in Logan Township in Sherman County. The 1910 census spells their last name as TOCCIC. Five children were enumerated with Joseph and Kate: Leo, age 10; Joseph, age 8; what looks like Haller but would be Helen, age 6; Josie, age 4 and Ignace, age 1 7/12.

Joseph and Catherine were enumerated in Elm Township, Sherman County, Nebraska, in 1920. Joe was 58 years old; Katie as 37. Enumerated with them were their children: Leo, age 19; Joe, age 17; Helen, age 15; Josie, age 13; Ignaz, age 10; Clara, age 8; Alfonso, age 6; and Agnes, age 4. Joe, Sr. was born in Austria and immigrated in 1892. Katie was born in Illinois, all the children were born in Nebraska.

Catherine died in 1929. Joseph and his family were enumerated in Elm Township, Sherman County in 1930.

    Enumeration district 5, Page 2B, Dwelling 38, Family 39
    Tocyk, Joseph L., head, age 70, married, age 38 when first married, born Austria, parents same, immigrated 1894, naturalized, Farmer, General Farm
    Tocyk, Helen M., daughter, age 25, single, born Nebraska, father born Austria, mother born Illinois
    Tocyk, James I. [Ignace ?], son, age 21, single, born Nebraska, father born Austria, mother born Illinois, Laborer, General Farm
    Tocyk, Clara B., daughter, age 19, single, born Nebraska, father born Austria, mother born Illinois, Nurse, St. Elizabeth Hospital
    Tocyk, Alfonso F., son, age 17, single, born Nebraska, father born Austria, mother born Illinois, Laborer, General Farm
    Tocyk, Lucille, daughter, age 10, single, born Nebraska, father born Austria, mother born Illinois

I found Joseph, Catherine and most of their children on the online cemetery extract for St. Josaphat's Cemetery. Catherine died in 1929, Joseph in 1935.

Children of Joseph and Catherine:

  • Leo J. - entry in St. Josaphat's cemetery extract 12-10-1900 - 1-18-1963 (Vet)
  • Joseph was born 14 Nov 1902. On 9 Feb 1931 he married Helen AUGUSTYN, daughter of John and Mary GRZECHOWIAK AUGUSTYN. Helen was born 26 May 1907. Joseph died in July of 1981, Helen died 3 May 1992. They are both buried in St. Josaphat's cemetery in Loup City.
  • Helen was born about 1905, she was fifteen years old in the 1920 Sherman County census.
  • Josie Lucille was born 18 Jun 1906 in Sherman County, Nebraska. She married Anton G. BADURA on 28 Sep 1926 in Loup City. Anton was a son of John and Elizabeth GAPPA BADURA; he was born 16 Dec 1897 in Howard County, Nebraska. Anton and Josie were enumerated in Webster township in the 1930 Sherman County census. Two daughters, Katherine and Lavern, were enumerated with them. Anton died in May of 1974; Josie died in September 1984. They are both buried in the Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska.
  • Ignace - enumerated in the 1910 and 1920 censuses with his parents. In the 1930 census there is an entry for James I. The age would correspond with Ignace.
  • Clara was born 9 Jan 1911 in Nebraska. In the 1930 census she was listed in the household of her father, but she was also enumerated as a student at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Clara died 26 May 1992 and is buried at St. Josaphat's Cemetery in Loup City.
  • Alfonso Frank was born 11 Mar 1913 and died 22 Oct 1987. The entry in the St. Josaphat Cemetery extract indicates he was a veteran. The Social Security Death Index shows that Alfonso's social security account was issued in the state of Montana.
  • Agnes was born in 1915 and died in 1924. She is buried at St. Josaphat's Cemetery in Loup City.
  • Lucille was born about 1920. She was 10 years old in the 1930 census. I have no other information about her at this time.

Adalbert / Wojciech / George GALUS

From the 125th Anniversary Book of St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska:

Adalbertus / Wojciech GALUS, born 29 Jan 1885, baptized 8 Feb 1885 at St. Michael's Church. There was also an entry of his death on 25 Jul 1893; his cause of death was diptheria. His name is listed on the Monument at St. Michael's Cemetery for those persons in unmarked graves.  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Esandlier/marge/cem-stmichael-tarnov/cem-stmichael9.htm

Frank and Katie PLEBANEK GOLUS

According to the 1900 Platte County census, Frank was born Jan 1888 in Nebraska, however the 125th Anniversary Book of St. Michael's parish in Tarnov shows he was born 9 Oct 1886 and baptized on 11 Oct 1886. Kathryn / Katie PLEBANEK was 19 years old at the time of her marriage to Frank, so she would have been born about 1891. In the 1920 census four children were enumerated with Frank and Katie: Bernice, age 9; Clarence, age 6; Hubbert, age 2; and Felix, age 1.  There is also Jerome, Dorothy and Evelyn.

Marriage record, Platte County, Nebraska:
GOLUS, Frank S. and PLEBANEK, Katie F.; 19 Oct 1910, in Tarnov
Frank, age 21 [born about 1889], living in Loup City, Nebraska, born in Nebraska, parents John GOLUS and L. JASECA
Katie F., age 19 [born about 1891], living in Tarnov, born in Nebraska, parents N JAROCSKI and K. NEIMIG

The St. Michael's 125th Anniversary Book shows that Frank and Kathryn were married at St. Michael's.

Nebraska 1920 Soundex, G420 / Vol 42, ED 184, sheet 3, line 12
Platte county, Tarnov, Nebr
GALUS    Frank, white, age 31 [born about 1889], born Nebraska
Kathryn, wife, age 30 [born about 1890], born Poland
Bernice, daughter, age 9 [born about 1911], born Nebraska
Clarence, son, age 6 [born about 1914], born Nebraska
Hubbert, son, age 2 [born about 1918], born Nebraska
Felix, son, age 1 [born about 1919], born Nebraska

John J. GOLUS and Mary KUSH

John J. GOLUS and Anna TUTAJ

After the death of Mary KUSH GOLUS 25 Aug 1918, John married a second time. A daughter of John and Anna indicates that Anna's maiden name is spelled TUTAJ.

1918
Marriage record, Platte County, Nebraska:
GOLUS, John J & LUTAJ, Anna W.; 26 Nov 1918, in Tarnov
John, age 32 [born about 1886], living in Loup City, Nebraska, born in Nebraska, parents John GOLUS and Lucy JOSICZA
Anna, age 20 [born about 1898], living in Tarnov, born in Poland, parents Thomas LUTAJ and Augusta MORDEL

Michael GALUS

From the 125th Anniversary Book of St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska:
Michael GALUS, born 6 Jan 1889, baptized 27 Jan 1889 at St. Michael's Church.

Joseph Bartholomew and Theresa PALU GALUS

From the 125th Anniversary Book of St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska:
Joseph Bartholomew GALUS, born 1 Feb 1891, baptized 7 Feb 1891 at St. Michael's Church.

LDS microfilms 1955118, 1955119, 1955120
Sherman County Nebraska marriage index and marriage records.
Joseph GALUS, residing in Sherman County, Nebraska, white, age 21 (1893), single, born Nebraska, occupation Farmer, Father John Galus born Austria, Mother Lucy Mikal born Austria
Thiresa PALU, residing in Sherman County, Nebraska, white, age 19 (1895), single, born Nebraska, occupation Domestic, Father Mike Palu born Austria, Mother Victoria Gavolewicz born Austria
Date of application 4 May 1914
Returned May 9, 1914, not used, parties wished a license from Howard County, Nebraska. E. A. Smith, County Judge

1930 Nebraska Sherman County, Nebraska census
Loup City township
dwelling 314, family 316

GOLUS, Joe, head, owns, $1000 (not farm), age 38 (abt 1892), married, age at 1st marriage 22, does not say "yes" under: can read and write, b. Nebraska, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland, Laborer, (can't read what industry but I think it is Section, as in Railroad), was at work yesterday, not a war veteran
Theresa, wife, age 34 (abt 1896), married, age at 1st marriage 19, does not say "yes" under: can read and write, b. Nebraska, father b. Poland, mother b. Poland Victoria, daughter, age 14, attended school, can read and write, b. Nebraska, father b. Nebraska, mother b. Nebraska
Louie, son, age 12, b. Nebraska, attended school, can read and write, father b. Nebraska, mother b. Nebraska
Mae, daughter, age 10, attended school, can read and write, b. Nebraska, father b. Nebraska, mother b. Nebraska
Lucille, daughter, age 8, attended school, does not say "yes" under: can read and write, b. Nebr, father b. Nebraska, mother b. Nebraska
Dorothy, dau, age 5, attended school, does not say "yes" under: can read and write, b. Nebr, father b. Nebraska, mother b. Nebraska

Agatha / Agnes GALUS

From the St. Michael's 125th Anniversary Book:
Agatha / Agnes GALUS was born 2 Dec 1892. She was baptized on 11 Dec 1892 at St. Michael's in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska. Also recorded was her date of death: 12 Jul 1893. Her name appears on the monument in the cemetery for those who are buried in unmarked graves.  St. Michael's Cemetery. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Esandlier/marge/cem-stmichael-tarnov/cem-stmichael9.htm 

Thomas and Cella AUGUSTYN GALUS

From the St. Michael's 125th Anniversary Book:
Thomas Gregorius GALUS was born 4 Aug 1894 and baptized 12 Aug 1894 at St. Michael's Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska.

Nebraska 1920 Soundex, G420 / Vol 26, ED 128, sheet 8, line 24
Garfield county
GALUS    Thomas, white, age 24 [born about 1896], born Nebraska
Cella, wife, age 23 [born about 1897], born Nebraska
Bernice, daughter, age 11/12 [born about 1919], born Nebraska

Thomas died in 1939 and is buried at St. Josaphat's Cemetery in Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska.  See http://www.rootsweb.com/~nesherma/Cemetery/stjsphts.html.

Adella / Ida / Della GALUS and Adam AUGUSTYN

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Frank and Tekla CICHON GOLUS

Until November 2005 I had Frank and Tekla included on my "Unrelated GALUS" page. A Guestbook entry from Ronald GOLUS in September lead to further correspondence and the determination that Frank was also related to the folks on this page -- and therefore to me. Ronald is a descendant of John and Lucia JASICA GALUS/GOLUS. I currently do not have documented proof of Frank's relationship, but a cousin of Ron's who lives in Sherman County verbally confirmed that Frank was related. Subsequent correspondence with Ron included excerpts of Frank and Tekla's obituaries, which has given me a lead. Per Tekla's obituary: "She was married in Chicago to Mr. Frank Golus, and lived there 12 years...." The Polish Genealogical Society web page includes a Marriage Index for Polish Parishes in Chicago through 1915. The index has an entry for:

Groom: Galus, Frank; Bride: Cichon, Thecla; date 10--1886; Parish St. Stanislaus Kostka Church; Volume 7, page 35; LDS microfilm 1578067, item 4

I ordered this microfilm from my LDS Family History Center.  These records were written in the Polish language.

Marriage record, LDS microfilm 1578067, item 4, page 35
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Chicago, Cook County, Nebraska
(written in Polish - my translation:)
Frank Galus, young man age 26 years, of Chicago 1, living at number 7 Morgen Street, son of Michael and Katharine nee Lakus, born in Leki, cannot write.
Catechism ????? Banns
Tekla Cichon, young woman age 24, in Chicago two months, living in West Chicago, daughter of Michael and Mary nee Wijas, born in Lisia gora, can write.
6 + 3 + 2 $11.00
Witnesses: John Placek, Stanislaus Kotlarz
Three announcements:
1. 19 September 1886
2. 26 September
3. 3 October
They want to have the marriage on Tuesday at the 9 o'clock Mass
The marriage was given by W. Heneryk Cichochi on the 5th day of October.

Baptism Record for Franciscus (Frank) GALUS

Birth/baptism record, LDS microfilm 1898738, item 10, page 104, #22
Parish of Leki Gorne, Galicia, Poland
1861 February, date of birth 25, date of baptism 26, house 94
Franciscus, Catholic, son, legitimate
Father: Michael Galus, hortulanus, son of Adalbertus and Agatha nee Tworek
Mother: Catharina, daughter of Michael Flakus and Marianna nee Wacha, hortulanus
Godparents: Joannes Hanzel, cmeth; Thecla wife of Thomas Kawa, hortulanus

U. S. Census Listings for Frank and Tekla GALUS/GOLUS

1900 Federal Census Burrows Twp., Platte County, NE.

Golus    Frank, age 40, born 1860 in Poland (Aust); married 14 years, c1886; immig. 1884
Teli, age 38, born 1861 in Poland (Aust); had 1 child, deceased
Enumerated with Frank and Teli were a nephew and a niece
Cichon, Mike, age 10, born 1890 in Illinois
Cichon, Mary, age 6, born 1894 in Illinois

1910 Nebraska federal census, Sherman County, Loup City
(Omaha downtown public library microfilm)

Galus    Frank, head, age 58 (abt 1852), married once, 25 years (abt 1885), born Pol Aust, parents same, immigrated 1886, naturalized
Tekla, wife, age 49 (abt 1861), married once, 25 years, born Pol Aust, parents same

1920 Nebraska federal census, Sherman County, Loup City
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nesherma/1920cen/loupwest.html

Galus    Frank, head, age 62 (abt 1858), married, born Aust, parents same, immigrated 1885, Pa (first papers filed)
Teckla, wife, age 57 (abt 1863), married, , born Aust, parents same, immigrated 1885, Al (alien)

1930 U.S. Federal Census, Nebraska, Sherman County, Loup City, District 11
/Dwelling 307/ Family 309

Golus    Frank, head, owns home, 1200, male, wh, age 71 (b abt 1859), married, age 26 when first married, born Poland, parents same, speaks Polish, immigrated 1880, naturalized, Section, Rail Road
Tecla, wife, female, wh, age 67 (b abt 1863), married, age 24 when first married, born Poland, immigrated 1883, naturalized

Obituary excerpts for Frank and Tekla GALUS/GOLUS

NOTE: I do not have the dates of these articles. Dates from the online cemetery extract for St. Josaphat's Cemetery at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nesherma/Cemetery/stjsphts.html are:

Golus, Frank 1859 - 1934
Golus, Teckla 1860 - 1933

Frank Golus came to America from Poland about 49 years ago, settling in Chicago, where he married a year later. A number of years after his marriage, Mr. Golus with his wife, moved to Platte County in Nebraska, near the town of Columbus, where they remained for seven years before coming to Loup City.

In Loup City Mr. Golus was employed as a railroad hand, supporting his wife and foster children, a niece and nephew of Mrs. Golus, namely Mary Ciochon, now Mrs. Stanley Janulewicz, and Mike Ciochon, whom they took to raise at the very early ages of 18 months and five years, respectively.


Mrs. Frank Golus passed away at her home in Loup City Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock p.m. after an illness of but a few days. Mrs. Golus suffered a stroke the previous Friday, which resulted in her death.

Deceased was born in Poland on February 14, 1860, and came to the United States when she was 20 years of age. She was married in Chicago to Mr. Frank Golus, and lived there 12 years, when they moved to Platte County, Nebraska, where they lived 7 years. For the past 28 years they have lived in Sherman County, most of the time in Loup City. One child was born to them, which died in infancy.

Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her death, two sisters living in Chicago, a niece, Mrs. Stanley Janulewicz of Loup City, and a nephew living in Omaha, both of whom were brought up in the Golus home.

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Bartholomew and Anna SLAWINSKI GALUS

Bartholomeus and Anna SLAWINSKI GALUS settled around Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska. Bartek/Bartholomeus was my first cousin three removed. My great grandfather Andrew GALUS and the younger Bartholomew GALUS were first cousins, making me 3 times removed.
Here's how that charts out:

The following are references I found online for this family.

1900 Federal Census Butler Twp., Platte County, NE.
GALLUS   Bartek, age 54, born May 1846 in Poland Aust; married 26 years, c1874; immig. 1880
Anna, age 40, born Jul 1859 in Poland Aust; had 9 children, 9 living; immig. 1880
Stanislaus, age 20, born Jul 1879 in Poland Aust; immig. 1880
Frank, age 18, born Oct 1881 in Nebraska
Poladia, age 16, born Oct 1883 in Nebraska
Mary, age 14, born Jul 1885 in Nebraska
Joseph, age 11, born Nov 1888 in Nebraska
Katherina, age 9, born Jun 1890 in Nebraska
Frances, age 6, born Sep 1893 in Nebraska
Anna, age 3, born Sep 1896 in Nebraska

1923
Farmers' Directory of Butler Township, Platte County, Nebraska - 1923
Abbreviations: wf.: wife; ch.: children; O.: owner; R.: renter; ac.: acres; sec.: section; ( ): years in county
Galus, Bartek. Ch. Josie, Stanley, Frank, Pollie, Mary, Kate, Frances and Anna. P.O. Columbus, R. 6. O. 80 ac., sec. 20. (40.)


Using the birth dates and the approximate marriage year from the 1900 census record above, I checked the LDS microfilms for Leki Gorne / Leki Dolne for this family's records.

Birth records for Bartholomew and Anna:

Marriage record for Bartholomew and Anna:

Children of Bartholomew and Anna SLAWINSKI GALUS

Josie / Josepha / Josephine GALUS

Josepha was born in the Parish of Leki Gorne in Galicia, Poland.

Birth/baptism record, LDS microfilm 1898739, item 4, page 33
Parish of Leki Gorne Galicia, Poland
1877 September, born 11, baptized 15, house 29 Leki Dolne
Josepha Carolina, Catholic, daughter, legitimate
Father: Bartholomeus Galus (cmetho), son of Bartholomeus and Francisca nee Kantor
Mother: Anna, daughter of Thomas Slawinski and Agnetis Chrostek
Godparents: Joannis Koziol, Catharina Paprocka


Nebraska 1900 Soundex, G420
Vol 12, ED 7, sheet 10, line 23
10th & Castellar, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
GALLUS Josephine, white, born Sep 1877, age 23, born Poland, citizenship N.R.
Enumerated with St. Joseph Hospital - Sister (religious)

Stanislaus and Charles are the same person

Stanislaus GALUS

Birth record:
1879 July - born 28, baptized 31, house #29
Stanislaus, Catholic, son, legitimate
Father: Bartholomeus Galus (hortulanus), son of Bartholomeus and Francisca nee Kantor
Mother: Anna, daughter of Thomas Slawinski and Agnetis Chrostek
Godparents: Joannes Galus, Julianna Korlowa
LDS microfilm 1898739, item 4, page 61, Leki Dolne

Charles and Mary BALASA GALUS

Platte County marriage record:
Charles GALUS and Mary BALASA
Married 25 May 1907 in Duncan, Nebraska
Charles, age 27; residence Columbus, born Austria; parents are Barney Galus and Anna Slavinski
Mary, age 18, residence Columbus; born Austria; parents are Andrey Balasa and Angela Zaja

1910 Nebraska federal census, Sherman County, Loup City
(Omaha downtown public library microfilm)
GALUS    Stanley, head, age 29 (abt 1881), married once, 2 years, born Aust Ger, parents same, occupation carpenter
Mary, wife, age 23 (abt 1887), married once, 2 years, born Aust Ger, parents same

Children of Stanislaus/Charles and Mary:

  • Henry GALUS
    According to the Social Security Death Index:
    Born 13 Nov 1910
    Died 29 Aug 1996
    Last residence 68651 (Osceola, Polk, NE)
    SSN 506-05-0964, issued Nebraska

  • Wanda GALUS

    Columbus Telegram, Monday 13 Aug 1984
    Vanda (Mrs. Fred H.) Dittmer
    SILVER CREEK -- Services for Vanda F. (Mrs. Fred H.) Dittmer, 72, of Clarks, are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Clarks, with Rev. Paul J. Fangman officiating. Burial is in Clarks Cemetery.

    Visitation is after 4 p.m. Monday at McKown Funeral Home in Silver Creek. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

    Mrs. Dittmer was born March 9, 1912 at Loup City, the daughter of Stanley and Mary Galus. She attended Valley County and Duncan schools. She married Fred H. Dittmer May 4, 1949, at Clarks and lived in the Clarks area, where the couple farmed, all her married life. She was a member of St. Peter Altar Society and St. Peter Church in Clarks.

    Mrs. Dittmer died Saturday at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

    Surviving are her husband, Fred of Clarks; a brother, Henry Galus, and a sister, Lottie Galus, both of Osceola.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and an infant sister.

  • Lottie A. GALUS

    Columbus Telegram, Tues. 24 Aug 2004
    Lottie Galus

    OSCEOLA - Lottie A. Galus, 90, of Osceola, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Osceola Good Samaritan Center.

    Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Osceola, with the Rev. James W. Cooper officiating. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery in Clarks. Visitation is from 3-5 p.m. today at Roberts-Dubas Funeral Home in Osceola.

    Mrs. [should be Miss] Galus was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Loup City, to Stanley and Mary (Balasa) Galus.

    She was a residential housekeeper and worked in the housekeeping department at Osceola Good Samaritan Center. She resided northwest of Osceola until moving into Osceola in 1977. She entered Osceola Good Samaritan Center in 1997.

    She was a member of the church and PCCW.

    She was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Dittmer; and one brother, Henry Galus.

Frank and Clara LASSEK GALUS

Frank GALUS was born 3 October 1881 in Nebraska.  On 26 May 1908 Frank married Clara LASSEK, a daughter of Walenty / Valentine LASSEK and Rozalia MROZINSKI.  Clara was born 5 March 1889 and baptized 17 March 1889 at St. Stanislaus Church in Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska.  I've found six children born to them.  Frank died 12 Apr 1963 in Denver, Colorado; Clara died 24 Sep 1965, also in Denver.  Both are buried at St. John's Cemetery in Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska.  (Tombstone photos)

Platte County Nebraska Marriages, Book 8, marriage entry for Frank and Clara
Galus Frank H & Lassek Clara
26 May 1908 Duncan
Frank, age 26; residing in Duncan; born Ne; parents:  B Galus; Annie Slaminskie
Clara, age 19; residing in Duncan; born Ne; parents:  V Lassek; Rosa Mrozinski

1910 Federal Census Butler Twp., Platte County, NE, ED 176, sheet 5A/B, 25 April 1910
     (Microfilm at the Omaha NE downtown public library)
Galus, Frank, head, age 27, married once, two years, born Nebraska, parents born Aust Poland, farm, empl
(next page)
Galus, Clara, wife, age 21, married once, two years, mother of 2 children, 2 living, born Nebraska, parents born Ger Poland
Galus, Ire, daughter, age 1, born Nebraska, parents born Nebraska
Galus, Tom, son, age 1/12, born Nebraska, parents born Nebraska
Galus, Bartholomeus, father, age 60, married twice, married 2 years, born Aust Poland, parents born Aust Poland, immigrated 1882, own income
Galus, Mary, stepmother, age 69, married twice, married 2 years, mother of 10, 5 living, born Aust Poland, parents born Aust Poland
Galus, Pelgia, sister, age 25, single, born Nebraska, parents born Aust Poland
Galus, Kathie, sister, age 18, single, born Nebraska, parents born Aust Poland
Galus, Frankie, sister, age 15, single, born Nebraska, parents born Aust Poland
Galus, Anna, sister, age 12, single, born Nebraska, parents born Aust Poland

Nebraska 1920 Soundex, G420 / Vol 42, ED 185, sheet 5, line 66
Platte county, Nebr
Galus, Frank, white, age 36 [born about 1884], born Nebraska
Galus, Clara, wife, age 31 [born about 1889], born Nebraska
Galus, Thomas, son, age 9 5/12 [born about 1911], born Nebraska
Galus, Rosa, daughter, age 8 5/12 [born about 1912], born Nebraska
Galus, Irean, daughter, age 7 4/12 [born about 1913], born Nebraska
Galus, Elmer, son, age 1 4/12 [born about 1919], born Nebraska

Farmers' Directory of Butler Township, Platte County, Nebraska - 1923
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/platte/1923butler.html
Abbreviations: wf.: wife; ch.: children; O.: owner; R.: renter; ac.: acres; sec.: section; ( ): years in county
Galus, Frank H. Wf. Clara; ch. Tommy, Rose, Irene and Elmer. P.O. Columbus, R. 6. O. 80 ac., sec. 29. (30.)

1930 U.S. Census, Nebraska, Platte County, Butler township, ED 5, sheet 1a, Dweling 6, family 6
Galus, Frank H., head, age 48, married, age 27 at first married, born Nebraska, parents born Poland, Farming, general farm
Galus, Clara, wife, age 41, married, age 19 at first married, born Nebraska, parents born Poland
Galus, Tom, son, age 20, single, born Nebraska, parents same, Laborer, general farm
Galus, Irene, daughter, age 17, single, born Nebraska
Galus, Elmer, son, age 11, single, born Nebraska
Galus, Edward, son, age 1 1/12, single, born Nebraska


Clara LASSEK GALUS (wife of Frank)
The biography of Valentine and Rosalie MROSINSKI LASSEK is on page 146 of the St. Stanislaus (Duncan, Nebraska) Centennial book. One of their daughters, Clara, married Frank GALUS who farmed in Butler Twp. Frank and Clara LASSEK GALUS had the following children: Tom, Eddie, Elmer (dec.), Rose and Irene (dec.). Included in the biography is a photograph of the LASSEK daughters taken at the time of Clara's wedding.

Irena / Irene GALUS (daughter(s) of Frank and Clara)
There is a tombstone in the St. Stanislaus cemetery in Duncan, Nebraska, for an Irena GALUS.  The inscription reads:
Irena GALUS
Daughter of Franc. and Klary
Died 28 March 1911
Age 2 years
Irena's year of birth would have been about 1909.  And yet, the Irene enumerated with Frank and Clara in the 1920 and 1930 censuses was born about 1913, and she was still alive even though the death date on the stone said 1911.  I took another look at the 1910 census, because the 2-year-old daughter buried in the St. Stanislaus cemetery should have been listed.  When I extracted this census information many years ago, I was initially unable to figure out the name of Frank and Clara's first child.  I thought it might be "Fre" even though the first letter didn't look like the "F" in Frank's name.  Here's a screen print of the entry from Ancestry.com.
1910 census
After reviewing all the censuses again, and thinking about the dates and inscription on the tombstone, I had a revelation.  Aha!!  The first child with Frank and Clara in 1910 was "Ire", a 1-year-old daughter -- she would have been born about 1909.  Same as the calculated birth date from the tombstone inscription. 

Frank and Clara named two daughters Irene / Irena:  one born about 1909 and died in 1911, the second born about 1913.

Rosa GALUS MATYJA (daughter of Frank and Clara)
Obituary from the Columbus Telegram, Sunday 12 May 1991
OMAHA -- Rose Matyja, 80, of Omaha, formerly of the Columbus area, died Sunday, May 12, 1991, at Omaha.
Funeral services are 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Staskiewicz Chapel and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, both in Omaha. Burial will be in Omaha's Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation is after noon Tuesday at the funeral chapel and will include a 7 p.m. rosary.
Survivors include one son, Louis M. of Omaha; three daughters, Rose Ann McNealy of Iowa and Betty Barden and Clara Owens, both of Omaha; one brother, Edward L. Galus of Denver Colo,; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Elmer GALUS (son of Frank and Clara)
Obituary from the Columbus Telegram, Tuesday, 1 Aug 1978
GALUS -- Mr. and Mrs. Ed Siemek have received notice of the death of former Columbus resident, Elmer Galus, who died Sunday in Omaha at the age of 57. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Rose Catholic Church, 4102 So. 13 Street. Rosary will be Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the Staskiewicz Mortuary, 4018 L Street. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery.

Poladia / Pollie / Pelagia Maria GALUS

Enumerated with her parents in the 1900 census

Transcription of St. Stanislaus Church, Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska baptism record
Born 27 October 1883, Baptized 18 November 1883
Daughter of Barth. Galus and Anna SLAWIENSKA
Godparents: Stanislaus Slawinska and Tekla Borowiak

James and Mary GALUS ROY

Platte County marriage record:
ROY James F and GALUS Mary, married 25 Sep 1907 in Duncan, Nebraska
James, age 23, living in Ashton, Nebraska; born in Ne; parents are Frank Roy and Anna Koziol
Mary, age 20, living in Duncan, Nebraska; born in Ne; parents are B Galus; Anna Slawinski

Joseph / Father Cornelius GALUS

The Centennial book of St. Stanislaus in Duncan, Nebraska states that Joseph GALUS, son of Bartholomew GALUS and Anna nee SLAWINSKI, was ordained as Father Cornelius GALUS, O.F.M. on June 13, 1916. Joseph was born on 12 Nov 1888 in Duncan, Nebraska. Fr. Cornelius died on 16 Apr 1921. (pages 39-40 & 105-106) On page 106 is a photograph of Bartholomew GALUS with his children: Anna WASPOWIAK, Frank GALUS, Sr. Armato, Fr. Cornelius GALUS, Mary RAY, Stanley A. GALUS, Pelgia GALUS, Sr. Bertilda and Sr. Theophilia.

Katherina GALUS

Enumerated with her parents in the 1900 census
Born June 1890 in Nebraska

Frances GALUS

Enumerated with her parents in the 1900 census
Born September 1893 in Nebraska

Frank and Anna Maria GALUS WASKOWIAK

Enumerated with her parents in the 1900 census
Born September 1896 in Nebraska

On page 106 of the Centennial book of St. Stanislaus in Duncan, Nebraska, is a picture of Bartholomew GALUS with his children. Anna is identified as "Anna WASPOWIAK." Until recently I could not find anything more about Anna or her husband. I found that Anna Maria married Frank WASKOWIAK. What a difference a letter makes. Through a NANSEL family connection, I obtained some additional information about Anna and her husband.

Anna was born 6 Aug 1897, in Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska. On 20 Jun 1927 Anna and Frank were married in Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska. Frank was a son of Anton WASKOWIAK and Theodora GRAUS, born 4 Oct 1902 in Ashton, Sherman County, Nebraska. Frank died 14 Jan 1972; Anna died 5 Nov 1977 in Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska. Anna is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska

Frank and Anna had two daughters.

Three of the GALUS daughters joined the convent, and a son became a priest. There is a photograph of them in the book Franciscans in Nebraska. See Franciscans in Nebraska  http://www.rootsweb.com/~nechurch/catholic/Franciscans/pages/pt2/fine0017.htm

---- Bartholomew's second marriage ----

Platte County marriage record:
Bartholomew GALUS and Mary FLAKUS, married 24 Feb 1908 in Duncan, Nebraska
Bart., age 61, was living in Duncan; born in Aust; his parents were B GALUS and F KANTOR
Mary, age 65, was living in Duncan; born Aust; her parents were F TOMASZEWICZ and ___________

Bartholomew GALUS Obituary

Columbus Daily Telegram, #185, Saturday, 6 Aug 1932, page 8, col 5

Duncan Man Dies Here--Bartholomew Galus, 86, of Duncan, passed away at 7:30 p.m. yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital following an eight months' illness. Mr. Galus had been at the hospital for the last 10 weeks receiving medical treatment, and prior to that was bedfast for several months at his home. His death was due to complications of a disease, incident to his advanced age. Mr. Galus, a native of Poland, was born on June 15, 1846*. While still residing in Poland he was married to Miss Anna Slawinski. About 50 years ago they came to this country, and direct to Platte county to join relatives, who were living in and near Duncan. Mr. and Mrs. Galus and family settled on a farm, four miles northeast of Duncan, where his son, Frank Galus, now lives. Mrs. Galus passed away Dec. 4, 1899. Seven years ago, Mr. Galus retired from active farm life, and with his daughter, Miss Pauline Galus, moved into Duncan to make their home. Besides a son and daughter, Frank and Miss Pauline Galus, he is survived by another son, Stanley Galus, of Clarks; six daughters, Ven. Sister M. Theophilla, of Terre Haute, Ind., Ven. Sister M. Amata, of Chicago, Ven. Sr. M. Bertilla, of South Omaha, Mrs. Jake Roy, of Loup City, and Mrs. Frank Waskowiak, of Loup City, and 17 grandchildren. Another son, Rev. Fr. Cornelius, who was at St. John's Mission in Arizona, passed away a few years ago. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus' Catholic church in Duncan, and burial will be made in the parish cemetery. The body will lie in state until late tomorrow afternoon at the McKown Funeral home, when it will be removed to the home of Frank Galus, four miles northeast of Duncan.

* Microfilmed birth record from the Leki Gorne Parish in Poland shows Bartholmew was born 25 May 1846.


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