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In October 2014 my niece Jen and her husband Travis asked if I could help research Travis' family history, beginning with the surnames GERLECZ and COSTANTINO.

Travis' paternal grandfather was John E. GERLECZ.  This is the information I have found so far for Travis' GERLECZ family.

Grandparents -- John E. GERLECZ and Betty WESTOVER

John Emery GERLECZ
b. 19 Feb 1928,
Kansas
d. 10 Jun 2002,
Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska
bur. Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska

Parents:
Michael GERLECZ
Anna BACSIK
Married 25 Aug 1949

Betty WESTOVER
b. 24 May 1928,
Utica, Ness Co., Kansas
d. 2 Nov 2013,
Copperas Cove, Coryell Co., Texas



Parents:
Floyd WESTOVER
Margaret JONES
Children: Michael A., Thomas, Joseph, Lucinda and Nancy

Siblings: Gizella, Joseph, Anna, Ethel, Virginia, George, Frank

The U.S. Social Security Death Index shows that John was born 19 Feb 1928.  John married Betty WESTOVER on 25 Aug 1949.  Betty was born 24 May 1928 in Utica, Kansas, to Floyd Russel WESTOVER and Margaret Ellen JONES.

The U.S. censuses are available for viewing through 1940.  Since he was born in 1928, John should be listed in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. censuses.   2 year old John was enumerated with his parents and siblings in the 1930 census.  They were living at 925 Gypsum Street in Salina, Saline County, Kansas at this time.  In 1940 12 year old John was living with his parents and two siblings at 1922 Chicago Street in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

John's obituary in the Omaha World-Herald gave information to piece together an initial family group.

John's Obituary
Gravestone of John Emery GERLECZ - photo by Andy GerleczGerlecz, John E., age 74 yrs., June 10, 2002, Omaha.  Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Anna; brothers George and Joe.  Survived by wife Betty, Junction City, KS;  sons and daughters-in-law, Michael, Thomas and Kathleen, Joseph and Jacqulyn, all  Omaha; daughters, Lucinda Adams and Nancy Gerlecz, both from Texas; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Virginia, Salina, KS.  Services Larkin Chapel at 10 a.m.  Interment Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery.

Omaha World-Herald, Thursday, June 13, 2002

Gravestone photo by John's grandson, Andy Gerlecz.  Used by permission.

Betty's Obituary

Betty Gerlecz

     Memorial services for Betty "Beanie" Gerlecz, 85, of Copperas Cove, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove.
     Mrs. Gerlecz died Nov. 2, 2013, in a local nursing home. She was born May 24, 1928, in Utica, Kan., to the late Floyd and Margaret Jones Westover. She grew up in Junction City, Kan., with her brothers, Gene, Vern, Leonard and sister, Dorothy.
     She married John Gerlecz on Aug. 25, 1949, and they resided in Omaha, Neb. She had resided in Copperas Cove since 2001. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Nebraska.
     Mrs. Gerlecz was preceded in death by her husband, John, on June 10, 2002; her brothers; and a son, Michael Gerlecz, in 2009.
     Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Adams and Nancy Gerlecz; sons, Tom Gerlecz and Joe Gerlecz; sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Martin; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
     Scott's Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

kdhnews.com Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald (linked from United States Obituary Collection at Ancestry.com)
Posted November 6th, 2013
http://kdhnews.com/obituaries/betty-gerlecz/article_0b921b9c-469d-11e3-a834-0019bb30f31a.html

The U.S. Social Security Death Index shows that John died 10 Jun 2002. 

John's FindAGrave Memorial http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7248591

Children of John and Betty:

All of John and Betty's children are still living except their son Michael.

Obituary
Gerlecz, Michael A., age 58, Omaha.  Preceded in death by father John Gerlecz.  Survived by son, Andy Gerlecz; friend Doris Luellen; mother, Betty Gerlecz; brothers, Tom Gerlecz and wife Kathy, Joe Gerlecz and wife Jackie; sisters, Cindy Adams and Nancy Gerlecz; nieces and nephews.
     Services Saturday 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 25th and Dodge.  Memorials to the Salvation Army.
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Omaha World Herald, March 13 , 2009

The Social Security Death Index shows that Michael A. GERLECZ was born 29 Jul 1950 and died 10 Mar 2009.


Great Grandparents -- Michael GERLECZ and Anna BACSIK

Michael / Mihaly GERLECZ
b. 25 Aug 1885,
Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
bapt. 27 Aug 1885,
Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
d. 1963
bur. Highland Cemetery, Jucntion City, Geary County, Kansas


Parents:
Ferencz GERLECZ
Katalin RENGEL
Married 29 Sep 1909
Kansas City, Wayndotte Co., Kansas

Anna BACSIK
b.
Hungary

(age 75 yr, 4mo, 5da)
d. 19 Jan 1960,
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
bur. Highland Cemetery, Junction City, Geary County, Kansas

Parents:
Joseph BACSIK
Mary
Children: Gizella, Joseph, Anna, Ethel, Frank, Virginia, George, John

Siblings: Ferencz / Frank, Mihaly, Mari, Imre / James, Katalin, Gyorgy / George, Istvan

Travis' grandfather John E. GERLECZ was enumerated with his parents, Michael "Mike" and Anna in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. censuses.  According to the 1930 census Mike and Anna immigrated to the United States in 1904, so they would have also been enumerated in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. censuses. 

1910 through 1940 U.S. Census listings for Michael and Anna GERLECZ. 

In 1910 Michael and his wife Anna were living at 299 S. Harrison in Kansas City, Kansas.  Based on their ages, Michael was born about 1886 and Anna was born about 1885.  They noted that they were married 0 years, so they were probably married in 1909 or 1910.  Both Michael and Anna were born in Hungary and according to the census, both of them immigrated in 1904; Michael indicated that he filed his Declaration of Intention or first papers to become a U.S. citizen.  Michael's occupation was a blacksmith with the railroad.  Two of Michael's brothers were living with them at the time of this census: Frank, who was born about 1875 in Hungary, immigrated in 1906; George, who was born about 1890 in Hungary, immigrated in 1908.  Frank indicated that he was married, but his wife was not listed.

1910 U.S. census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 5, ED 184, sheet 16B, 26-27 April, 1910
299 S. Harrison
Gerletz, Michael, head, age 24 (b abt 1886), married once, married 0 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1904, first papers filed, blacksmith, railroad, can read and write, rents
Gerletz, Annie, wife, age 25 (b abt 1885), married once, married 0 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1905
Gerletz, Frank, brother, age 35 (b abt 1875), married once, married 13 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1906, first papers filed, machinist helper, railroad
Gerletz, George, brother, age 20 (b abt 1890), single, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1908, laborer, railroad



In 1920 Michael and Anna were living at 224 Homer Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.  Michael became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1917.  He was still working as a blacksmith for the railroad.  Michael and Anna's first five children were enumerated with them.

1920 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 5, ED 179, sheet 12B, 12 January 1920
224 Homer Avenue, dwelling 259, family 301
Gerlec, Mike, head, rents, age 34, married, immigrated 1905, naturalized 1917, born Hungary, speaks Magyar, parents born Hungary, blacksmith, railroad
Gerlec, Anna, wife, age 35, married, immigrated 1905, naturalized 1917, born Hungary, speaks Magyar, parents born Hungary
Gerlec, Kezel, daughter, age 10, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlec, Joseph, son, age 8, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlec, Anna, daughter, age 6, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlec, Ethel, daughter, age 5, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlec, Frank, son, age 3, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary



In 1930 Michael and Anna were living at 925 Gypsum in Salina, Kansas.  Michael was still working as a blacksmith for the railroad.  There were 7 children enumerated with Michael and Anna.

1930 U.S. Census, Kansas, Saline County, Salina Ward 4, ED 85-19, sheet 7A, 8 April 1930
925 Gypsum, dwelling 133, family 178
Gerlez, Mike, head, rents, age 44, married, age 24 when first married, born Hungary, parents born Hungary, immigrated 1904, naturalized, blacksmith, railroad, not a veteran
Gerlez, Anna, wife, age 45, married, age 25 when first married, born Hungary, immigrated 1904, naturalized
Gerlez, Gizella, daughter, age 20, single, born Missouri, parents born Hungary, laborer, common labor
Gerlez, Anna, daughter, age 16, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary, house work, private families
Gerlez, Ethel E., daughter, age 14, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlez, Frank M., son, age 12, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlez, Virginia J., daughter, age 8, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlez, George E., son, age 6, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary
Gerlez, John E., son, age 2, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary



The 1940 census shows that Michael and Anna were now living at 1922 Chicago Street in Omaha, Nebraska.  Michael was still employed as a blacksmith for the railroad.  The 1940 census asked where people were living in 1935.  Michael and his family show they were living in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas.  The three youngest children were living with Michael and Anna at the time of the census.

1940 U.S. Census, Nebraska, Douglas County, Omaha Ward 3, ED 94-43, sheet 17A, 2 May 1940
1922 Chicago Street, household 535, rents, not a farm
Gerlecz, Mike, head, age 54, married, completed 8 years of school, born Hungary, naturalized; living in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas in 1935; blacksmith, steam railroad
Gerlecz, Anna (x), wife, age 55, married, completed 2 years of school, born Hungary, naturalized; living in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas in 1935
Gerlecz, Virginia, daughter, age 18, single, completed 3 years high school, born Kansas; living in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas in 1935
Gerlecz, George, son, age 16, single, completed 2 years high school, born Kansas; living in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas in 1935
Gerlecz, John, son, age 12, single, completed 5 years school, born Kansas; living in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas in 1935



For privacy reasons the U.S. censuses are not released for public viewing until 72 years after the census was taken.  The 1950 census will not be released until 2022.

In 1917 and 1918 there were three World War I draft registrations.  The 1st was on 5 Jun 1917 for men ages 21-31. The 2nd was 5 Jun 1918 for men who turned 21 since the 1st registration. The 3rd started 12 Sep 1918 for men ages 18-45.  Michael was 33 years old in 1918 and therefore had to register for the draft.  His address was 802 Vermont in Kansas City, Kansas.  He gave his date of birth as Aug. 25, 1885 and showed he was a naturalized citizen.  He was employed as a blacksmith for the U. P. Railway in Kansas City, Kansas.  Anna Gerlecz was named as his nearest relative.

The earlier draft registration cards asked for a registrant's place of birth.  Michael's brother George was in the first draft and gave his place of birth as Tarany, Hungary, Austria.

World War I Draft Registration - Michael GERLECZ

The censuses indicated Michael arrived in the United States in 1904 or 1905 and that he was naturalized in 1917.  One of the collections at Ancestry.com is the Missouri, Western District Naturalization Index, 1848-1990.  Michael's entry gave his date of birth as 25 Aug 1885 in Hungary.  He arrived at the Port of New York on 28 Apr 1904 and was naturalized 4 Jun 1917.

Missouri, Western District Naturalization Index, 1848-1990, Ancestry.com
1232-P-507
Gerlecz, Mike
Address: 138 S. Mill St., Kansas City, Kansas
Title and location of court: D. Ct., Kansas City, Kan.
Country of birth or allegiance: Hungary
When born (or age): 8/25/85
Date and port of arrival in U.S.: 4/28/04 New York
Date of naturalization: 6/4/17
Names and addresses of witnesses: Ignac Huska, Kansas City, Kansas; James Gerlecz, Kansas City, Kansas

Prior to finding the Naturalization Index entry I found a 19-year-old Milesly Gerlecz listed on a ship manifest arriving at the Port of New York on 26 Apr 1904.  He was going to join a friend, Johan Weisz, who lived in New York. Since the date of arrival noted on Michael's naturalization index entry was only 2 days different than the ship's manifest, I am fairly certain these are the same Michael.

Another passenger listed on the same manifest was an Istvan Gerlecz, age 31, who was also going to join a friend, Johan Weisz, in New York.  I have not made a connection between Milesly and Istvan yet. 

Michael's brothers George and Frank were enumerated with him in the 1910 U.S. census.  They indicated that they immigrated to the U.S. in 1906 / 1908.  A ship manifest listed Ferencz and Gyorgy GERLECZ, who arrived at the Port of New York on 8 Nov 1908.  This manifest asked who their nearest relative was in their originating country.  Both named their father Ferencz in Tarany / Csurgo , Hungary.  They were going to join their brother Imre in Kansas City, Kansas.

Michael's entry on Ship Passenger List

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the U.S. Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival.
S. S. Finland sailing from Antwerp, April 16th, 1904 Ariving at Port of New York, April 26, 1904
Line 18
Milesly Gerlecz, age 19 (b abt 1885), male, single, blksmith, can read and write, nationality Hungary, race or people Magyar, last residence Tarany, final destination New York, passage paid for by self, in possession of $16, in U.S. before no, going to join friend Johan Weisz New York 3470 3 Ave.
Line 25
Istvan Gerlecz, age 31 (b abt 1873), male, married, farmer, can read and write, nationality Hungary, race or people Magyar, last residence Tarany, final destination New York, passage paid for by self, in possession of $17, in U.S. before no, going to join friend Johann Weisz, New York 3470 3 Ave.

The information in the U.S. censuses indicated Michael was born about 1885 in Hungary.  A search using Michael's name, year and place of birth at the Mormon site at FamilySearch.org listed a baptism record from the Hungary Catholic Church Records collection for a Mihaly GERLECZ, baptized 27 Aug 1885 in Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, a son of Ferencz GERLECZ and Katalin RENGEL.

Pieces of information from various U.S. records led me to believe this was the baptism record of Michael GERLECZ.  Michael gave his date of birth as 25 Aug 1885 on his naturalization information.  The ship manifest said he was from Tarany, Hungary.  His brothers, Frank and George, said their father's name was Ferencz GERLECZ in Tarany, Hungary.

A search for other children born to Ferencz GERLECZ and Katalin RENGEL in the
Tarany records listed 8 results.  Among them were a Ferencz GERLECZ, baptized 17 Apr 1875, and a Gyorgy GERLECZ, baptized 12 May 1890.  Based on their ages from the 1908 ship manifest and the 1910 U.S. census, Frank was born about 1875 and George was born about 1890.  George gave his date and place of birth as 11 May 1890 in Tarany, Hungary, on his World War I Draft Registration.  All of these dates coincide.

The index entry from FamilySearch.org gives Mihaly's baptism date.  Typically the baptism was just a day or two after birth. 

Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895
Name:    Mihaly Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    27 Aug 1885
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Male
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Katalin Rengel
Line Number: 73, GS Film number: 600658, Digital Folder Number: 004594616, Image Number: 00496
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKR8-12N : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Mihaly Gerlecz, 27 Aug 1885, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.

Birth/baptism record of Michaly / Michael GERLECZ, Tarany, Hungary - part 1

Birth/baptism record of Michaly / Michael GERLECZ, Tarany, Hungary - Part 2

If an image for an indexed record was not available on their site, FamilySearch had a PhotoDuplication service to request a digital copy. *  I reNotation on Mihaly GERLECZ baptism record re: marriagequested a copy of Michael's record and received it via e-mail a few days later.  The record included a notation in a remarks column that indicated on 29 Sep 1909 Michael married Anna BACSIK at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius American Ukrainian Church in Kansas City, Kansas. There is a Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church in Kansas City, Kansas at 44 North Mill.

* Note:  The PhotoDuplication service was discontinued 5 Dec 2014.

FamilySearch.org's Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935 collection had an entry for Mike and Anna.  According to this index Mike GERLECZ and Anna BACSIK were married 29 Sep 1909 in Kansas City, Wayndotte County, Kansas.  The date matches the note on Michael's baptism record.

Name:    Mike Gerlecz
Birth Date:    1885
Birthplace:    Of Kansas City, Kan.
Age:    24
Spouse's Name:    Anna Bacsik
Spouse's Birth Date:    1884
Spouse's Birthplace:    Of Kansas City, Ks
Spouse's Age:    25
Event Date:    29 Sep 1909
Event Place:    Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Father's Name:    
Mother's Name:    
Spouse's Father's Name:    
Spouse's Mother's Name:    

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74374-0; System Origin: Kansas-EASy; GS Film number: 1601525; Reference ID: 198b

Citing this Record:
"Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWLZ-65W : accessed 01 Nov 2014), Mike Gerlecz and Anna Bacsik, 29 Sep 1909; citing Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, reference 198b; FHL microfilm 1601525.

Michael died 3 Nov 1963 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas.   Anna died 19 Jan 1960 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.  Both are buried at Highland Cemetery in Junction City, Kansas.

Michael's FindAGrave Memorial  -- http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78569996

Anna's obituary
Omaha World-Herald, Friday, January 22, 1960, page 44
W. Dale Clark Omaha Public Library, 3rd floor microfilm room (9 Nov 2014)

Death and Funerals
GERLECZ--Anna, age 75 years, 1620 Corby St.  Survived by husband, Mike; sons, Frank, Sedalia, Mo.; George, Norfolk, Neb.; John, Omaha; daughters, Mrs. Gizella Rengel, Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. Ann Crider, Mrs Ethel Darby, Junction City, Kans.; Mrs. Virginia Ludes, Riverside, Cal., 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, 4 sisters.
   Services Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the N.P. Swanson Chapel, with remains forwarded to Junction City, Kans., for graveside services on Saturday at 11 a.m.  Interment Highland Cemetery.

Anna's FindAGrave Memorial -- http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78569992


Children of Michael GERLECZ and Anna BACSIK

Gizella, Joseph, Anna, Ethel, Frank, Virginia, George, John


Gizella GERLECZ
Gizella was enumerated with her parents in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses.  Based on her age, she was born about 1910.  The 1910 census says she was born in Kansas; the 1920 census says she was born in Missouri.

In 1920 the family was living at 224 Homer Avenue in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.   The 1930 census shows they were living at 925 Gypsum in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.

Ancestry.com has online images of the Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 collection.  This document is an application for a marriage license for 43-year-old Edward A. MEYER and 20-year-old Gizella GERLECZ.  I am not sure when the actual marriage took place.

Address: blank
Application No. A45130 For License to Marry
State of Missouri}
County of Jackson}
I, Edward A. Meyer of Salina County of Saline and State of Kansas party of the first part, desiring to procure a license to marry Gizella Gerlecz of Salina County of Saline and State of Kansas, party of the second part, do hereby solembly swear that we are of the ages of 43 years and 20 years respectively and that we are both single and unmarried and not first cousins, and may lawfully contract and be joined in Marriage.
(Sign here) [signed by] Edward A. Meyer
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4 day of May, 1931.
Joseph W. Corder, Recorder. By J.A.Kilmer Deputy.

State of Missouri}
County of Jackson}
I, the undersigned, party of the second part, do hereby solemnly swear that I am the person named in the above application for a marriage license and that I am the age of 20 years and that I am single and unmarried and may lawfully contract and be joined in Marriage.
(Sign here) [signed by] Gizella Gerlecz
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4 day of May, 1931.
Joseph W. Corder, Recorder. by J.A.Kilmer Deputy

In 1940 Edward and Gizella were enumerated in Salina, Saline County, Kansas, living at 925 Gypsum Avenue.  They were the parents of one son, 10-year-old Marvin E.  By this time Gizella's parents were living in Omaha, Nebraska.

1940 U.S. census, Kansas, Saline County, Salina Ward 4, Smoky Hill Township, ED 85-26, sheet 8B, 12 April 1940
925 Gypsum Avenue, household 179, owns
Meyer, Edward A (x), head, age 55, married, completed 5 years school, born Kansas, living in same house in 1935, painter, painting, private work
Meyer, Zella, wife, age 30, married, completed 1 year high school, born Kansas, living in same house in 1935, occupation blank, private families, private work
Meyer, Marvin E., son, age 10, single, completed 2 years school, born Kansas, living in same house in 1935

The 1941 Salina, Kansas, city directory shows that Edward A. and wife Ella were still living at 925 Gypsum av.  Edward's occupation was a painter.  Edward and Zella / Ella were not listed in the 1943 or 1946 Salina directory. 

The research site "Find My Past" (http://www.findmypast.com) had a free weekend in Nov 2014 in honor of Veteran's Day.  Their newspaper collection had an obituary for Gizella's brother Joseph in the Salina (Kansas) Journal, dated 13 Mar 1955.  Mrs. Zella Rengle of Kansas City was named as a surviving sister.  Using the last name of Rengle, Ancestry.com showed a U.S. Social Security Death Index entry for Gizella RENGEL, born 18 Jul 1910, died Dec 1977.  Her last residence on record with the Social Security Administration was Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

An Ancestry.com "hint" brought up several city directory entries for Gizella G RENGEL.  In the available directories from 1945 through 1963 Gizella and her husband Michael RENGEL were living at 90 S 7th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.  1961 was the last online Kansas City directory available at Ancestry.  Their address would have been next door to Gizella's uncle James GERLECZ (92 S 7th St.).

The 1930 and 1940 U.S. censuses have a Mike RENGEL boarding at 90 S 7th Street.

1930 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City, ED 38, sheet 17B, 15 Apr 1930
90 South 7th Street, dwelling 222, family 270
Magyar, Eva, head, owns home, age 45, widow, born Hungary, parents born Hungary, immigrated 1912, first papers filed, occupation - none
Magyar, James, son, age 22, married, age when first married 19, born Hungary, parents born Hungary, immigrated 1912, alien, hockster, own self
Rengel, Mike, boarder, age 43, single, born Hungary, parents born Hungary, immigrated 1910, first papers filed, laborer, steam railroad

1940 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 5, ED 106-81, sheet 7B, 19 April 1940
90 South 7th Street, household 170, owns home
Major, Eva (x), head, age 54, widow, completed 5 years school, born Hungary, living in same house in 1935
Rengel, Mike, boarder, age 53 (b. abt 1887), single, completed 8 years school, born Hungary, living in same house in 1935, mechanic, steam railroad

Based on his age in the censuses, he was born about 1887 in Hungary.  There is a World War I Draft Registration for a Mike RENGEL, who gave his date of birth as 21 Nov 1887 in Tarany, Austria Europe.  His address was 303 So. Tremont St., Kansas City, Ks.  The 1920 U.S. census had a Mike RENGEL boarding with John and Eva Magyar at 303 Tremont Street.

World War I Draft Registration, 5 Jun 1917
Mike Rengel, age 29
Address: 303 So. Tremont St., Kansas City, Ks
Date of birth: November 21 1887
Declared intention (to become U.S. citizen) Feb 28 1917
Birth place Tarany, Austria Europe
Occupation carpenter, Union Pacific, Kansas City, Ks
Dependents Father & Mother
Single, Caucasian



Gizella and her first husband had a son Marvin E. MEYER, who was 10 years old in the 1940 U.S. census.  FamilySearch.org has a Social Security Death Index entry, who may be Gizella's son:  Marvin E. MEYER, born 24 Feb 1931, SSN 510-26-1776, issued in Kansas; last residence on record Johnson County, Kansas; date of death 10 Apr 1999.

Citing this Record:  "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JY1F-FM5 : accessed 14 Nov 2014), Marvin E Meyer, 10 Apr 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).


Joseph GERLECZ
Joseph was enumerated with his parents in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses.  Based on his age, he was born about 1912 or 1913 in Kansas.

Joseph's memorial page at FindAGrave.com shows he was born 1912.  Joseph married Ada R. CHAMP, daughter of Martin and Edith PECHIN CHAMP.  Ada's memorial indicates she and Joseph married on 27 Sep 1936 and named a daughter, Ada R.

I have not located Joseph and Ada in the 1940 U.S. census.  They were not listed in the Omaha, Nebraska, city directories for 1940 or 1941.  They did appear in the 1942 Omaha directory.

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Omaha, Nebraska, 1942, page 277, image 139 of 716
Gerlecz, Jos (Ada), hlpr UPRR, h 1611 Cass apt 16

According to FindAGrave.com, Joseph died 10 Mar 1955.  He is buried in Highland Cemetery, Junction City, Geary County, Kansas.  Ada died 9 Dec 1995 and is also buried at Highland Cemetery.

Joseph's Obituary
Salina (Kansas) Journal, Sunday, 13 Mar 1955, page 24
(Free weekend in Nov 2014 "Find My Past" (http://www.findmypast.com)

Funerals
Joe Gerlecz
   The funeral for Joe Gerlecz, 42, Omaha, Neb., formerly of Salina, will be at 2 pm Monday in Junction City.  Burial will be in the Highland cemetery, Junction City.
   Mr. Gerlecz died Thursday after a 2-year illness.
   Born in Kansas City, Kas., he came to Salina in 1921 with his parents.  The family lived here until 1932, then moved to Junction City.  In 1942 Mr. Gerlecz moved to Omaha where he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad.
   Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Ada Ruth, of the home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gerlecz, Omaha; four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Zella Rengle, Kansas City; Mrs. Anna Crider and Mrs. Ethel Darby, Junction City; Mrs Virginia Ludes, Salina, Frank, St. Joseph, Mo., George, Norfolk, Neb., and John, Omaha.

Ada's Obituary
(Online resources for card holders at Omaha Public Library)

Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Tuesday, December 12, 1995

Gerlecz, Ada R., 83, former Bicentennial Manor assistant manager, former Metro Drug Store assistant manager, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 1995. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Highland Cemetery. Survivors: daughter, Ada Ace of Oswego, N.Y.; brothers, Everett Champ, Melvin Champ, Lee Champ, Gene Champ, Wallace Champ, Emil Champ, all of Junction City; sister, Mary Thompson of Red Oak, Iowa; two grandchildren. Memorial has been established with St. Jude Crippled Children Research Hospital, Memphis Tenn. Mass-Hinitt-Alexander Funeral Home.

Edition: state, Page: 2D
Copyright (c) 1995 The Wichita Eagle

FindAGrave Memorials
Joseph GERLECZ http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78569966
Ada R. CHAMP GERLECZ http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78569960

An online Omaha Area Obituary Index has an entry for Joseph.
http://omahaobits.wordpress.com/ga-gn/
GERLECZ, Joseph (w/Ada); 42; 11 Mar 1955 OWH morn p 53 @ Junction City, KS


Anna GERLECZ
Anna was enumerated with her parents in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses.  Her age was given as 6 and 16 respectively; she was born in Kansas.

The family was living at 224 Homer Avenue in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas in 1920.   The 1930 census shows they were living at 925 Gypsum in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.

Anna's FindAGrave.com memorial says she was born 8 Apr 1914 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.  The Social Security Death Index has her date of birth as 4 April 1914.  She was married to Lester I. CRIDER, who was born 7 Apr 1907 in Dickinson County, Kansas, a son of Chris / Christian and Sevillah CRIDER. 

Anna and Lester were enumerated living at 515 1/2 North Wash in Junction City, Kansas, at the time of the 1940 U.S. census.

1940 U.S. census, Kansas, Geary County, Junction City, Ward 2, ED 31-6, sheet 16A, 30 April 1940
515 1/2 North Wash, household 422, rents
Crider, Lester, head, age 33, married, completed 4 years high school, born Kansas, living in same place in 1935, cheese maker, cheese factory
Crider, Ann, wife, age 26, married, completed 1 year high school, born Kansas, living in same place in 1935

Anna died 21 Oct 1989 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; Lester died 31 Mar 1982, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.  Both are buried at Highland Cemetery in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas.

Obituary
Salina (Kansas) Journal, Tuesday, 24 Oct 1989, page 7
(Free weekend in Nov 2014 "Find My Past" (http://www.findmypast.com)

Deaths and Funerals

Anna Crider
   Wichita -- Anna Crider, 75, Wichita, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 1989, at HCA Wesley Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
   Mrs. Crider was born Anna Gerlecz on April 8, 1914, in Kansas City and was a longtime resident of Junction City.  She was a retired telephone operator and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wichita.
   Her husband, Lester, died in 1982.
   Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Pazur of Norfolk, Va., and Carol Thompson of Goddard; a brother, John Gerlecz of Omaha, Neb.; a sister Virginia Ludes of Gypsum; and three grandchildren.
   The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mass-Hinitt-Alexander Funeral Home, Junction City, the Rev. John Nierman officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Junction City.
   Memorials may be made to the Wichita Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
   Visitation is at the funeral home.

FindAGrave Memorials
Anna GERLECZ CRIDER http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87825385
Lester I. CRIDER http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87825384

Two daughters, Stephanie and Carol, were named on Anna and Lester's FindAGrave memorial pages.


Ethel Elizabeth GERLECZ
Ethel was enumerated with her parents in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses.  Her age was given as 5 and 14 respectively; she was born in Kansas.

The family was living at 224 Homer Avenue in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas in 1920.   The 1930 census shows they were living at 925 Gypsum in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.

Ethel's FindAGrave memorial shows she was born 10 Aug 1915.  Ethel married Edgar M. DARBY, who was born 5 Jul 1902 in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas.  Edgar was the son of Marshall Edward and Nora Ethel Bradford Darby.  Ethel and Edgar were the parents of Frank M., Donald L., and Edgar M. Darby Jr.

Initially I could not find Ethel in the 1940 U.S. census.  Through Ancestry.com I connected with another GERLECZ researcher who is a descendant of Ethel.  Ethel was married prior to her marriage to Edgar DARBY.  She was enumerated in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas as Ethel GODDARD with her two sons Frank (age 6) and Donald (age 5).

1940 U.S. Census, Kansas, Geary County, Junction City, ED 31-6, sheet 1A, 8 April 1940
719 West 7th, household 7, rents
Goddard, Ethel (x), head, age 24, divorced, completed 2 years high school, born Kansas, living in same place in 1935, bookkeeper, city hospital
Goddard, Frank, son, age 6, single, completed 1 year school, born Kansas, living in same place in 1935
Goddard, Donald, son, age 5, single, completed 1 year school, born Kansas

Ethel died 20 Apr 1979; Edgar died 22 Jun 1992 in Junction City, Kansas.  Both are buried at Highland Cemetery in Junction City, Geary County, Kansas.

FindAGrave Memorials
Ethel Elizabeth GERLECZ DARBY  http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6139337
Edgar M. DARBY  http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6139334

Edgar's obituary at FindAGrave
Edgar M Darby Sr died June 22, 1992 in Junction City, KS. He was born July 5, 1902 in Junction City, the son of Marshall Edward and Nora Ethel Bradford Darby. He was married to Ethel Elizabeth Gerlecz. She preceded him in death on April 20, 1979. Mr. Darby served on the Junction City Commission, serving as mayor in 1951. Survivors include three sons, Frank M, Donald L, and Edgar M Darby Jr.

(JC Daily Union, Jun 24, 1992)


Frank Michael GERLECZ
Frank was enumerated with his parents in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses.  His age was given as 3 and 12 respectively; he was born in Kansas.

The family was living at 224 Homer Avenue in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas in 1920.   The 1930 census shows they were living at 925 Gypsum in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.

According to his FindAGrave memorial, Frank was born 28 May 1917 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. 

I have not found Frank in the 1940 U.S. Census.  Frank's Social Security Death Index entry showed he applied for his SS account in Wyoming.  I checked for entries in any of the city directories at Ancestry.com and found a Frank Gerlecz in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1939 and a Frank M Gerlecz in Independence, Missouri in 1942.

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1939, page 112, image 56 of 203
Gerlecz, Frank, atndt, Allen Oil Co

City Directory Independence, Missouri, 1942, page 128, image 129 of 385
Gerlecz, Frank M, budget mgr Goodyear Service, r 311 N Pleasant
(next online Independence directory is 1946)

Frank enlisted in the U.S. Army on 19 Mar 1945 at Fort Levenworth, Kansas.  His residence was Douglas County, Nebraska.  He was single when he enlisted.
(Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com)

Frank married Dolores Jean HANIGAN on 11 Sep 1949 in Sedalia, Missouri; she was born 13 Apr 1928.

1949 Wedding Photo - Frank Gerlecz & Dolores Hanigan
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Sedalia (Missouri) Democrat 30 Sep 1949

The wedding party of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gerlecz, who were married September 11th at the First Methodist church by Reverend J. Fred King. Mrs. Gerlecz was formerly Miss Dolores Hanigan daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hanigan, 505 East Fifth street.  Mr. Gerlecz is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gerlecz at Omaha, Nebr.  They are left to right: Mrs. Keith Kreissler of Windsor, Miss Maxine Hatfield of Sedalia, Mrs. Joleen Dietz of Coffeeville, Kas., matron of honor, Mrs. Gerlecz, Mr. Gerlecz, Mrs. Lester Crider, of Junction City, Kas., Mr. Marvin Hanigan, Mrs. Keith Kreissler, of Windsor.  In back of Mr. and Mrs. Gerlecz is Reverend J. Fred King, and in front Patty Dietz, of Coffeeville, Kas., the flower girl and Michael Hanigan, the ring bearer.  (Photo by Lehmer)

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Frank died 3 Mar 1977 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.  Dolores died 30 Mar 2001.  Both of them are buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri.

Gravestone of Frank and Dolores GERLECZ - photo by FindAGrave  contributor Diana
Gravestone of Frank and Dolores GERLECZ
Photo by FindAGrave contributor Diana (#47342864)


Virginia Julia GERLECZ
Virginia was born about 1922, based on her age in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. censuses.  In 1930 her family was living at 925 Gypsum in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.  In 1940 they were living at 1922 Chicago Street in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

Virginia was a Senior at Salina (Kansas) High School in 1939.  
Virginia GERLECZ - Senior High School Photo

In 1941 she was listed in the Salina, Kansas, city directory.

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Salina, Kansas, 1941, page 118, image 52 of 253
Gerlecz, Virginia, r 345 N 10th

Virginia was named in her brother Joseph's and sister Anna's obituaries as Virginia LUDES, living in Salina, Kansas, and Gypsum, Kansas, respectively.

In late Oct 2014 through Ancestry.com I connected with another GERLECZ researcher who is a descendant of Virginia's sister Ethel.  In a note dated 7 Dec this researcher indicated that Virginia died that week.  Virginia's memorial has been added to FindAGrave.  She is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Salina, Kansas

FindAGrave memorial obituary
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139568531

   Virginia Julia Ludes was born September 27, 1921, in Kansas City, Kansas. She died December 2, 2014.
   Mrs. Ludes worked as a bookkeeper and in sales for Evergreen Builders and for Perry’s Liquor Store for seven years.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Anna (Basicek) Gerlecz, and by her husband, John Ludes Sr.
   Survivors included her daughter, Rose Ward; son, John Ludes Jr.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Virginia married John M. LUDES.  John was born 26 Oct 1912 in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.  He died 28 May 1999 in Salina and is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Salina. 

FindAGrave memorial obituary
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52847787

     John Martin Ludes was born October 26, 1912, at Salina, and was a lifetime resident. He died May 28, 1999, at College Park Nursing Home, Salina.
     Mr. Ludes was a bus driver for Continental Trailways for 35 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Gypsum, and the Retired Bus Drivers Association.
     Survivors included his wife, Virginia; two sons, John Martin Ludes Jr. and Richard Ludes; a daughter, Rose Anna Ward; a brother, Tom Ludes; two sisters, Agnes Gagnon and
Margaret Frantz; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a great-greatgrandchild.


George GERLECZ
George was enumerated in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. censuses with his parents.  In 1930 his family was living at 925 Gypsum in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.  In 1940 they were living at 1922 Chicago Street in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.  George was born about 1924, based on his age; he was born in Kansas.  The Social Security Death Index shows he was born 10 Sep 1923.

George was listed in various city directories.

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com

City Directory Omaha, Nebraska, 1942, page 277, image 139 of 716
Gerlecz, Geo E., pkr, Fairmont Creamery Co., r 212 N 17th

City Directory Omaha, Nebraska, 1949, page 318, image 162 of 823
Gerlecz, Geo E (Mae), slsmn Grand Union Tea Co, r 5835 Ohio

City Directory Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1950, page 137, image 77 of 429
Gerlecz, Geo E (Anges), slsmn Sears, r Omaha

City Directory Norfolk, Nebraska, 1952, page 72, imae 37 of 196
Gerlecz, Geo E (A Mae), dept head Wards, h 110 Braasch av apt 1

City Directory Norfolk, Nebraska, 1954, page 66, image 37 of 206
Gerlecz, Geo E (May), slsmn Matt Furn, h 110 Braasch apt 1
Gerlecz, Mae Mrs., bkpr Shaffer Pontiac, h 100 Braasch av apt 1

City Directory Norfolk, Nebraska, 1957, page 100, image 68 of 210
Gerlecz, Geo E (Mae), slsmn Matt Furn, h 110 Braasch av apt 5
Gerlecz, Mae Mrs., asst dept mgr Sears, r 110 Braasch av apt 5

City Directory Norfolk, Nebraska, 1958, page 160, image 93 of 252
Gerlecz, Geo E (Mae), mgr Budget Furn Mart, h 1217 Nebraska av
Gerlecz, Mae Mrs., asst mgr Sears, r 1217 Nebraska av

City Directory Norfolk, Nebraska, 1960, page 79, image 106 of 306
Gerlecz, Geo E (Mae), mgr Budget Furniture Mart, h 1217 Nebraska av
Gerlecz, Mae Mrs., asst mgr Sears, r 1217 Nebraska av

The Social Security Death Index entry for George shows he died 24 Jul 1989; his last residence on record with Social Security was Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. 

George's Obituary
Gerlecz, George E., age 65 years of Lincoln.  Survived by wife Mae; brother John of Omaha; sisters Virginia Ludes of Salina, KS, Ann Crider of Wichita, KS; many beloved nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law.
   Private Memorial Services in Omaha.  Interment of cremains at West Lawn Cemetery.  Memorials to Lincoln Cancer Center, 4600 Valley Rd., Lincoln, NE 68510 or American Cancer Society.
   Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S 14 St., Lincoln, NE.

Omaha World Herald,  26 Jul 1989
W. Dale Clark Omaha Public Library, genealogy room, 3rd floor, card index of obituaries (9 Nov 2014)

FindAGrave Memorial
George Gerlecz  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138571268


John E. GERLECZ
John was Travis' grandfather.  See above for more information.


Great Great Grandparents -- Ferencz GERLECZ and Katalin RENGEL

Ferencz GERLECZ
b.

d.

Parents:

Married

Katalin RENGEL
b.

d.

Parents:
Children: Ferencz, Mihaly, Mari, Imre, Mihaly, Katalin, Gyorgy, Istvan

Knowing the name of Travis' grandfather and determining the name of his great grandfather, provided information for additional searches at Ancestry.com and at the Mormon FamilySearch.org site.  One of the search results at FamilySearch for Michael was a baptism record in the Hungary Catholic Church Records collection.  The date of baptism was just 2 days later than the birth date Michael had given on his naturalization information.  Parents of Mihaly (Michael) were Ferencz GERLECZ and Katalin RENGEL. 

In the 1910 census brothers Frank and George GERLECZ were enumerated with their brother Michael and his wife.  Based on the ages they gave on the census, Frank was born about 1875 and George was born about 1890.  When I searched for other children born to Ferencz and Katalin, I found 7 other children.  One was Ferencz, who was baptized 17 Apr 1875.  Another was Gyorgy, who was baptized 12 May 1890.  These dates coincided with the calculated year of birth from the census. 

These are the siblings of Michael / Mihaly GERLECZ.

Children of Ferencz GERLECZ and Katalin RENGEL

Ferencz / Frank GERLECZ

Baptism record for Ferencz GERLECZ
Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    17 Apr 1875
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Male
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Katalin Rengel
Line Number:    55
GS Film number:    600658
Digital Folder Number:    004594616
Image Number:    00422
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKR8-GJM : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Ferencz Gerlecz, 17 Apr 1875, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.

Brothers Frank and George arrived at the Port of New York on 8 Nov 1908. 

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the U.S. Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival.
S. S. Slavonia sailing from Fiume on the 17th of October, 1908 Arriving at Port of New York 8 November 1908

Line 21
Gerlecz, Ferencz, age 33 (b abt 1875), male, married, farm laborer, nationality Hungary, race or people Magyar, last permanent residence Tarany Hungary, nearest relative from where came: father, Gerlecz Ferencz, Tarany; going to Kansas City, Kans.; passage paid by self, in possession of $16, has been in the U.S. before, 903-907, Kansas City, Kans; going to join brother: Gerlecz Imre, Kansas City, Kans.; place of birth Hungary Tarany

Line 22
Gerlecz, Gyorgy, age 18 (b abt 1890), male, single, farm laborer, nationality Hungary, race or people Magyar, last permanent residence Csurgo Hungary, nearest relative from where came: father, Gerlecz Ferencz, Csurgo; going to Kansas City, Kans.; passage paid by self, in possession of $16, has not been to U.S. before; going to join brother Gerlecz Imre, Kansas City, Kans.; place of birth Hungary Csurgo

NOTE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_State_of_Fiume
The Free State of Fiume (pronounced ['fjume]) was an independent free state which existed between 1920 and 1924. Its territory of 28 km2 (11 sq mi) comprised the city of Fiume (now in Croatia and, since the end of World War II, known as Rijeka)

1910 U.S. census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 5, ED 184, sheet 16B, 26-27 April, 1910
299 S. Harrison
Gerletz, Michael, head, age 24 (b abt 1886), married once, married 0 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1904, first papers filed, blacksmith, railroad, can read and write, rents
Gerletz, Annie, wife, age 25 (b abt 1885), married once, married 0 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1905
Gerletz, Frank, brother, age 35 (b abt 1875), married once, married 13 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1906, first papers filed, machinist helper, railroad
Gerletz, George, brother, age 20 (b abt 1890), single, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1908, laborer, railroad

The only other reference of Frank was in the 1912 city directory for Kansas City, Kansas.  The four GERLECZ immigrant brothers were all listed. 

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Kansas City, Kansas, 1912, page 163, image 90 of 303
Gerlecz, Frank, mach helper, r 736 Homer av
(Next page)
Gerlecz, George, mach, r 734 Homer av
Gerlecz, James, blksmith, r 736 Homer av
Gerlecz, Michael, blksmith, r 270 S 7th

On the 1908 ship manifest Ferencz / Frank said he had been to the U.S. before in 1903 and 1907.  He indicates he is married on both the ship list and the 1910 census, but I have found no mention of his wife in the U.S. records.  I wonder if Ferencz worked in the U.S. for a time and then went back to Hungary.


Mihaly GERLECZ

There were two baptism records for a Mihaly GERLECZ, born to Ferencz GERLECZ and Katalin RENGEL.  One was baptized in 1877, the other in 1885.  This Mihaly probably died young and a later child was given this name also.  This happened frequently in the European places I have researched. 

Baptism record for Mihaly GERLECZ
Name:    Mihaly Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    17 Jun 1877
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Male
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Katalin Rengel
Line Number:    50
GS Film number:    600658
Digital Folder Number:    004594616
Image Number:    00440
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKR8-5Z5 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Mihaly Gerlecz, 17 Jun 1877, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.


Mari GERLECZ

Baptism record for Mari GERLECZ
Name:    Mari Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    08 Sep 1879
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Female
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Katalin Rengel
Line Number:    85
GS Film number:    600658
Digital Folder Number:    004594616
Image Number:    00455
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKR8-RP2 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Mari Gerlecz, 08 Sep 1879, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.


Imre / James GERLECZ

Baptism record for Imre GERLECZ
Name:    Imre Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    08 May 1882
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Male
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Katalin Rengel
Line Number:    46
GS Film number:    600658
Digital Folder Number:    004594616
Image Number:    00474
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKR8-Y6B : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Imre Gerlecz, 08 May 1882, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.

FamilySearch.org has an entry for James' marriage in the Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935 collection.  On 29 Jan 1906 James married Annie NEMED in Kansas City, Kansas.  Other sources give Anna's maiden name as NEMATH and NEMETH.

Name:    James Gerlecz
Birth Date:    1882
Birthplace:   
Age:    24
Spouse's Name:    Annie Nemed
Spouse's Birth Date:    1887
Spouse's Birthplace:   
Spouse's Age:    19
Event Date:    29 Jan 1906
Event Place:    Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74341-1, System Origin: Kansas-EASy,  GS Film number: 1601513

Citing this Record:
"Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW2H-KYG : accessed 06 Nov 2014), James Gerlecz and Annie Nemed, 29 Jan 1906; citing Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, reference ; FHL microfilm 1601513.

1910 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 5, ED 184, sheet 22B, __ April 1910
736 Homer Ave., dwelling and family fields blank
Gerltcz, James, head, age 28, married once, married 4 years, born Hun Magyar, parents born Hun Magyar, immigrated 1902, naturalized, blacksmith, railroad, owns home
Gerltcz, Anna, wife, age 24, married once, married 4 years, mother of 2 children, 1 child living, born Hun Magyar, parents born Hun Magyar, immigrated 1903
Gerltcz, Irene, daughter, age 3, single, born Kansas, parents born Hun Magyar
Nimeth, Joseph, brother-in-law, age 18, single, born Hun Magyar, parents born Hun Magyar, immigrated 1908, laborer, packing house

James registered for the World War I draft on 12 Sep 1918.  He gives his date of birth as 6 Jun 1881, which is about a year before his baptism date.  I have found this situation before where the date of birth does not match.

World War I Draft Registration Card, 12 Sep 1918
Serial number 2952
James Gerlecz
Address: 718 Pacific, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas
Age 37; date of birth June 6 1881
White; naturalized
Occupation: blacksmith; Employer: U.P.R.R, Kansas City, Kansas
Nearest relative: Emma Gerlecz, 718 Pacific, Kansas City, Kansas

1920 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Quindaro Township, ED 196, sheet 23A, 10 February 1920
Dwelling 554, family 554
Gerlecz, James, head, age 47, married, immigrated 1906, first papers files, born Austria Maygar, parents born Austria Maygar, blacksmith, packing plant
Gerlecz, Anna, wife, age 33, married, immigrated ?, alien, born Austria Maygar, parents born Austria Maygar
Gerlecz, Irena, daughter, age 13, single, born Kansas, parents born Austria Maygar

A research site called "Find My Past" (http://www.findmypast.com) had a free weekend Nov 2014.  A search in their newspaper archives brought up a copy of an article in the Kansas City (Missouri) Star that names James Gerlecz.

Kansas City (Missouri) Star, 16 Feb 1924, page 2

Wins Own Plea In High Court.
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James Gerlecz Shows Wounds Made by Wife--Not Held for Contempt.
   Topeka, Feb. 16.--Unaccompanied by an attorney, James Gerlecz, a blacksmith in the Union Pacific railroad shops at Kansas City, Kans., made a plea for clemency before the Kansas supreme court yesterday and won.
   The court agreed that Gerlecz should not be sent to jail for contempt because he had failed to pay alimony, court costs and attorney's fees, as ordered by the court.
   Gerlecz displayed scars on his body, declaring that as a result of two bullet wounds, inflicted by his wife, Anna, he had been confined to a hospital and for that reason had been unable to pay.
   Gerlecz's total obligations in the lower court and in the supreme court exceeded $400.  Upon agreement that he pay $50 a month to cover all claims Gerlecz was released.  He was accompanied by the sheriff of Wyandotte County.

(Free weekend in Nov 2014 "Find My Past" (http://www.findmypast.com)

I have not found James or Anna in the 1930 census.  James has different wives in the 1920 and 1940 censuses.  Based on entries I found in the Kansas City, Kansas, city directories, it appears James and Anna divorced and James later married Sophia.

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Kansas City, Kansas, 1929, page 292, image 103 of 358
Gerlecz, Anna Mrs, h 143 Pyle
Gerlecz, Jas blksmith, UPRR r 944 Riverview av

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Kansas City, Kansas, 1930, page 154, image 79 of 359
No Gerlecz entries

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Kansas City, Kansas, 1932, page 133, image 67 of 315
Gerlecz, Anna Mrs, h 143 Pyle
Gerlig (sic) Jas, blksmith h 92 S 7th

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Kansas City, Kansas, 1934, page 153, image 78 of 355
Gerlecz, Anna Mrs, h 143 Pyle
Gerlig (sic) Jas, blksmith Union Pac, h 92 S 7th

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com
City Directory Kansas City, Kansas, 1936, page 150, image 77 of 349
Gerlig (sic) Jas (Sophia), blksmith UPRR, h 92 S 7th

1940 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 5, ED 106-81, sheet 7B, 19 April 1940
92 South 7th Street, household 171, owns home
Gerlecz, James, head, age 58, married, completed 6 years school, born Hungary, naturalized, living in same house in 1935, blacksmith, steam railroad
Gerlecz, Sophia (x), wife, age 50, married, completed 5 years school, born Hungary, naturalized, living in same house in 1935

James died in Los Angeles County, California on 21 Jul 1950 at age 68  His FindAGrave memorial shows he was buried in Elsinore Valley Cemetery in Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California.

California Death Records
http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi
Gerlecz, James; date of birth 06/06/1882; sex Male, death place Los Angeles County; death date 07/21/1950; age 68 years

FindAGrave Memorial
James GERLECZ  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106614588

I have not found James on a ship manifest.  However, one of my searches brought up a result for a 22-year-old female Imrené GERLECZ and 1-year-old daughter Iren.  They were going to be with Imre Gerlecz, Kansas City, Ks 736 Homer str.  I searched for a feminine version of the male name Imre and found nothing.  Our Imre went by the name of James in the U.S. and one of his addresses was 736 Homer str.  Imrené also named her father Nemeth Ianes on the manifest.  The maiden name I found for James' first wife Anna in U.S. sources was NEMED / NEMATH.

At Wikipedia I found an article on Hungarian Names with a section about Married Names.  This custom has changed, but back in the day, when a woman married she dropped her given name and then took her husband's given name with the -né ending.  This loosely means wife of Imre.  This passenger was Anna, James' wife, using the Hungarian version of her married name.

Wikipedia article  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_names#Married_names

The ship manifest shows that Anna / Imrené was born in Döbörhegy, Hungary.  I have not found any indexed records for this village at FamilySearch.org.  The ship list said daughter Iren was born in Döbörhegy, but it also said she was U.S Born.  Other sources show Irene was born in Kansas.

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the U.S. Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival.
S. S. Finland sailing from Antwerp on the August 29th, 1908 Arriving at Port of New York 7 September 1908

Line 26
Gerlecz, Imrené, age 22, female, married, wife, can read and write, nationality Hungary, race or people Magyar, last permanent residence USA and a place name - stamped on top of this is Non Immigrant Alien, nearest relative from where came: father, Nemeth Ianes (best guess), Döbörhegy; going to Kansas City, Ks; passage paid by self, in possession of $9, has been to the U.S. before, 1903 or 1905/1908, Kansas City, Ks; going to be with husband Imre Gerlecz, Kansas City, Ks 736 Homer str; birthplace Hungary, Döbörhegy
Line 27
Gerlecz, Iren, age 1, female, single, child, nationality U.S. Born, last permanent address USA, nearest relative from where came: father, Nemeth Ianes (best guess), Döbörhegy; going to Kansas City, Ks; going to be with Imre Gerlecz, Kansas City, Ks 736 Homer str; birthplace Hungary, Döbörhegy

I do not have any other information about James' wives Anna and Sophia.  Sophia was named as James' spouse on his FindAGrave entry.



James GERLECZ and Anna NEMED / NEMATH had one daughter, Irene Margaret GERLECZ.  According to the California Death Index, Irene was born 23 Nov 1906 in Missouri.  All other sources show she was born in Kansas.  Irene was enumerated with her parents in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. censuses.

In 1930 Irene was enumerated in Memphis, Tennessee.

1930 U.S. Census, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis Ward 36, ED 79-200, sheet 16A, 9 April 1930
830 N. Garland St., dwelling 251, family 291
Enumerated with Williams, Daniel G. and his wife Mary E.
Gerlecz, Irene, lodger, age 23, single, born Kansas, parents born Austria Hungary, clerical, (doesn't say where she worked)

One of my GERLECZ searches brought up an entry for an Irene Margaret CHAPMAN.  Further research determined she was James' daughter. 

At FamilySearch.org there was an entry in the Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 collection for the marriage of Irene M. GERLECZ and John H. CHAPMAN. 

In the State of Arkansas, County of Crittenden, John J. CHAPMAN, age 26, of Millington, Shelby County, Tennessee, and Miss Irene M. GERLECZ, age 28, of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, were married on 1 August 1936 by Justice of the Peace A. B Wylie.

"Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NM6Q-24J : accessed 06 Nov 2014), John H Chapman and Irene M Gerlecz, 01 Aug 1936; citing , Crittenden, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 2110022.

John and Irene were living in San Fernando, California, at the time of the 1940 U.S. census.

1940 U.S. Census, California, Los Angeles County, San Fernando, ED 19-655, sheet 3B, 5 Apr 1940
619 Chatsworth Drive, household 65, rents, not a farm
Chapman, John H., head, age 26, married, completed 2 years college, born Tennessee, living in U.S. Navy in 1935, salesman beverages, soft drink bottling
Chapman, Irene M. (x), wife, age 33, married, completed 4 years high school, born Kansas, living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California in 1935

Irene died on 28 Jan 1954 in Los Angeles County, California, at the age of 47.  Her husband John died 5 Nov 1988 in Los Angeles County.

California Death Records, 1940-1997
http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi

CHAPMAN, Irene Margaret, birth date 11/23/1906, mother's maiden name NEMATH, father last name GERLECZ, Female, birth place MISSOURI, death place Los Angeles County, death date 01/28/1954, SSN 551-07-6050, age 47 yrs

CHAPMAN, John Hassel, birth date 11/27/1913, mother's maiden name FORBES, Male, birth place TENNESSEE, death place Los Angeles County, death date 11/05/1988, SSN 560-12-1973, age 74 yrs


Mihaly / Michael GERLECZ

Michael is Travis' great grandfather.  See above for more information.


Katalin GERLECZ

Baptism record for Katalin GERLECZ
Name:    Katalin Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    16 Mar 1888
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Female
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Katalin Rengel
Line Number:    25
GS Film number:    600658
Digital Folder Number:    004594616
Image Number:    00516
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKRD-97J : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Katalin Gerlecz, 16 Mar 1888, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.


Gyorgy / George GERLECZ

Baptism record for Gyorgy GERLECZ
Name:    Gyorgy Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    12 May 1890
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Male
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Kata Rengel
Line Number:    42
GS Film number:    600658
Digital Folder Number:    004594616
Image Number:    00556
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKRD-SFX : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Gyorgy Gerlecz, 12 May 1890, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.

Brothers Frank and George arrived at the Port of New York on 8 Nov 1908.  See the transcription above under Ferencz / Frank's entry.

George was living with his brother Michael at the time of the 1910 census.  He was 20 years old and was working as a laborer for the railroad.

1910 U.S. census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 5, ED 184, sheet 16B, 26-27 April, 1910
299 S. Harrison
Gerletz, Michael, head, age 24 (b abt 1886), married once, married 0 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1904, first papers filed, blacksmith, railroad, can read and write, rents
Gerletz, Annie, wife, age 25 (b abt 1885), married once, married 0 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1905
Gerletz, Frank, brother, age 35 (b abt 1875), married once, married 13 years, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1906, first papers filed, machinist helper, railroad
Gerletz, George, brother, age 20 (b abt 1890), single, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, immigrated 1908, laborer, railroad

George registered for the World War I draft on 5 Jun 1917.  His address was 734 Homer in Kansas City, Kansas.  He indicated he was married and was employed as a machinist at the Union Pacific Railroad.

World War I Draft Registration Card, 5 Jun 1917
George Gerlecz
Age 27
Address: 734 Homer, Kansas City, Kansas
Date of birth: May 11, 1890
Declarant (declared intention to become U.S. citizen)
Place of birth: Tarany, Hungary, Austria
Citizen of Austria
Occupation: machinist; employer: Union Pacific R. R. Co, Kansas City, Kansas
Dependents: wife; married; caucasian
Exemptions: loss of eye; wife

The 1920 U.S. census was taken as of 1 January.  George was married and had one daughter.

1920 U.S. Census, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City Ward 3, ED 162, sheet 1A, 2 January 1920
2926 North Allis Street, dwelling 2, family 2
Gerletz, George, head, owned home free and clear, age 29, married, immigrated 1910, first papers filed, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar, machinist, railroad company
Gerletz, Nellie, wife, age 27, married, immigrated 1911, alien, born Hungary Magyar, parents born Hungary Magyar
Gerletz, Katherine S., daughter, age 1, single, born Kansas, parents born Hungary Magyar

On 1 Mar 1920 George became a naturalized U.S. citizen.  He was living at 2926 Allis Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas.

Missouri, Western District Naturalization Index, 1848-1990, Ancestry.com
1232-P-816
Gerlecz, George
Address: 2926 Allis Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
Title and location of court: Dist. Ct., Kansas City, Kansas
Country of birth or allegiance: Hungary
When born (or age): 5/11/90
Date and port of arrival in U.S.: 11/5/08 New York
Date of naturalization: 3/1/20
Names and addresses of witnesses: Mike Gerlecz, Kansas City, Kansas; James Gerlecz, Kansas City, Kansas

I did not find George in the 1930 U.S. census.  A Google search on the web brought up an entry at a site called Ancient Faces that had a George GERLECZ who died 27 Feb 1922 in Missouri.  Missouri has an online database of death certificates at Missouri Digital Heritage.  The death certificate was for a 31-year-old George GERLECZ.  His address was the same as that on the 1920 census, which confirmed this was the same person.  George died at University Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, of pneumonia.  He was a widower; his wife's name was Nellie.  George's date of birth was given as 15 May 1890 in Hungary.  He was a machinist for Union Pacific Railroad.  His parents were named: father, Frank GERLECZ; mother, Kate RENGEL.  These statistical data were given by George's brother James GERLECZ. 

On 2 Mar 1922 George was buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

I do not have any other information about George's wife Nellie nor his daughter Katherine.  Since his death certificate indicated he was widowed, Nellie died sometime after the 1920 census and before George's death in Feb 1922.

Missouri Death Certificate search - http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/
Ancient Faces - http://www.ancientfaces.com/

Update re: George's wife Nellie
Omaha Public Library card holders have access to GenealogyBank.com resources.  A search for the GERLACZ surname brought up an entry in the historical newspapers of a Death Notice for Nellie GERLECZ.

Date: Friday, March 11, 1921 
Paper: Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO)  Volume: 84  Issue: 60  Page: 13 

Funeral Notices.
GERLECZ, Nellie, died March 9, Bethany hospital at the age of 28 years.  Funeral services from the home 2926 North Allis, Saturday at 2 p.m.  Interment Mount Calvary cemetery.  Frank Galvin, funeral director.

Now the question remains:  What happened to Katherine, the daughter of George and Nellie GERLECZ?

FindAGrave Memorials
George Gerlecz  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138572195
Nellie Gerlecz  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138573052


Istvan GERLECZ

Baptism record for Istvan GERLECZ
Name:    Istvan Gerlecz
Event Type:    Baptism
Event Date:    22 Jul 1892
Event Place:    Tarány, Somogy, Hungary
Gender:    Male
Father's Name:    Ferencz Gerlecz
Mother's Name:    Kati Rengel
Line Number:    50
GS Film number:    600658
Digital Folder Number:    004594616
Image Number:    00588
Citing this Record:
"Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKRZ-JMN : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Istvan Gerlecz, 22 Jul 1892, Baptism; citing Tarány, Somogy, Hungary, National Archives, Budapest; FHL microfilm 600658.




To trace this GERLECZ line any further back the Family History Library microfilms for Tarány, Somogy, Hungary will have to be ordered.  Only the baptism records are indexed at the FamilySearch.org website.  Without the marriage records to tie events together it is not possible to make further family connections.



Select listings from Various City Directories

Not all years of the directories were available online.  In some cases I did not transcribe all the years that were available.

Year Last name First name (Spouse) Occupation, Employer Address City
Note
1904
Gerlic
Steff
lab
b 24 n 2d
Kansas City KS
not sure how or
if related
Note: 26 Apr 1904 Milesly (Michael) and an Istvan (Steven) Gerlecz arrived at Port of New York
1909
Gerlic
Michael

r 60 N James
Kansas City KS


Gerling
James
blksmith
r 736 Homer av
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
1912
Gerlecz
Frank
mach helper
r 736 Homer av
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael

Gerlecz George
mach
r 734 Homer av
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael

Gerlecz James
blksmith
r 736 Homer av
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael

Gerlecz Michael
blksmith
r 270 S 7th
Kansas City KS

1916
Gerlecz
James
blksmith, UPRR Shops
r 718 Pacific av
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael

Gerlecz
Michael
blksmith, UPRR Shops
r 765 Euclid av
Kansas City KS

1923
Gerlecz
Michael (Anna)
blkmith UPRR
r 232 s Phillips
Salina KS

1924
Gerlecz
Anna

h 92 S 7th
Kansas City KS
wife of James

Gerlecz
Irene
student
r 92 S 7th
Kansas City KS
dau of James
1925
Gerlecz
Anna (wid Jas)

h 718 Pacific av Kansas City KS
wife of James

Gerlecz
Irene

r 718 Pacific av Kansas City KS
dau of James

Gerlecz
Jas [James]
blksmith, Union Pac
r 944 Riverview
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
Note: Anna indicates she is the widow of James, but James is listed.  James is also listed in later years with a
wife named Sophia.  I believe James and Anna divorced and James married a second time.
1925
Gerlecz
Michael (Anna)
blksmith UPRR
r 232 S Phillips
Salina KS

1927
Gerlecz
Jas [James]
blksmith, UPRR
r KCMo
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael

Gerlecz
Gizella

r 925 Cedar
Salina KS
dau of Michael

Gerlecz
Michl (Anna)
blksmith, UPRR
h 925 Cedar
Salina Ks

1929
Gerlecz
Anna Mrs

h 143 Pyle
Kansas City KS
1st wife of James

Gerlecz
Jas [James]
blksmith, UPRR
r 944 Riverview av
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael

Gerlecz
Jos

r 211 N Kansas av
Salina KS
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Mike (Anna)
blksmith
h 211 N Kansas av
Salina Ks

1930
No Gerlecz entries in Kansas City, Kansas



1931
Gerlecz Anna

r 925 Gypsum av
Salina KS
dau of Michael

Gerlecz
Gizella
clk r 925 Gypsum av Salina KS dau of Michael

Gerlecz
Jos
lab
r 925 Gypsum av
Salina KS
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Mike (Emma)
[should be Anna]
blksmith
h 925 Gypsum av
Salina KS

1932
Gerlecz
Anna Mrs

h 143 Pyle
Kansas City KS
1st wife of James

Gerlig (sic)
Jas [James]
blksmith
h 92 S 7th
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
1933
No Gerlecz entries in Salina KS



1934
Gerlecz
Anna Mrs

h 143 Pyle
Kansas City KS
1st wife of James

Gerlig (sic)
Jas [James]
blksmith Union Pac
h 92 S 7th
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
1935
No Gerlecz entries in Salina KS



1935
Meyer
Edw A. (Zella)
decorator
h 925 Gypsum av Salina KS Zella=Gizella
dau of Michael
1936
Gerlig (sic)
Jas (Sophia)
blksmith UPRR
h 92 S 7th
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
James & 2nd wife
1938
Gerlecz
Jas (Sophia)
mechl dept Union Pac
h 92 S 7th
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
James & 2nd wife
1939
Gerlecz
Frank
atndt, Allen Oil Co

Cheyenne WY
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Mike
blksmith
r 1502 Cass
Omaha NE

Note: The 1938 Omaha City Directory at Ancestry.com started with page 704, first surname on the page was Sarson
The criss-cross street directory shows that 1502 Cass (Michael Gerlecz's address in 1939) was the Park Hotel
1940
Gerlecz
Jas (Sophiel (sic))
blksmith UPRR
h 92 S 7th
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
James & 2nd wife

Gerlecz
Michl (Anna)
blksmith
h 607 1/2 N 21st
Omaha NE


Gerlecz
Virginia
student
r 607 1/2 N 21st
Omaha NE
dau of Michael
1941
Gerlecz
Michl (Anna)
blksmith
r 1922 Chicago
Omaha NE

1941
Gerlecz
Virginia

r 345 N 10th
Salina KS
dau of Michael

Meyer
Edwd A (Ella)
pntr
h 925 Gypsum av
Salina KS
dau of Michael
1942
Gerlecz
Geo E.
pkr, Fairmont Creamery Co.
r 212 N 17th

Omaha NE
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Jos (Ada)
hlpr UPRR
h 1611 Cass apt 16
Omaha NE
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Michl (Anna)
blksmith UPRR
h 212 N 17th
Omaha NE

1942
Gerlecz
Jas (Sophia)
blksmith UPRR
h 92 S 7th St
Kansas City KS
bro of Michael
James & 2nd wife
1942
Gerlecz
Frank M
budget mgr Goodyear Service
r 311 N Pleasant
Independence MO
son of Michael
1945
No Gerlecz entries in Kansas City, Kansas



Rengel
Michl (Gizella)
reprmn UP
h 90 S 7th st
Kansas City KS Gizella
dau of Michael
1947
No Gerlecz entries in Kansas City, Kansas


1949
Gerlecz
Geo E (Mae)
slsmn Grand Union Tea Co
r 5835 Ohio
Omaha NE
son of Michael

Gerlecz
John
lab
r 212 N 17th
Omaha NE
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Jos (Ada)
hlpr UPRR
h 1611 Cass apt 16
Omaha NE
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Michl (Ann)
blksmith UPRR
h 212 N 17th
Omaha NE

1950
No Gerlecz entries in Kansas City, Kansas



Gerlecz
Geo E (Anges)
slsmn Sears
r Omaha
Council Bluffs IA
son of Michael
1951
Gerlecz
Jos
lab
r 212 N 17th
Omaha NE
son of Michael

Gerlecz
Michl (Ann)
blksmith UPRR
h 212 N 17th
Omaha NE

1952
No Gerlecz entries in Kansas City, Kansas



Gerlecz
Geo E (A Mae)
dept head Wards
h 110 Braasch av apt 1
Norfolk NE
son of Michael

Rengel
Marvin E
studt
r 90 S 7th st
Kansas City KS son of Gizella

Rengel
Michl (Gizella)
shopmn UP
h 90 S 7th st
Kansas City KS Gizella
dau of Michael
Note: Gizella's address would be next door to her uncle James Gerlecz (92 S 7th st)
1954
No Gerlecz entries in Kansas City, Kansas



Gerlecz
Geo E (May)
slsmn Matt Furn
h 110 Braasch apt 1
Norfolk NE
son of Michael
1955
No Gerlecz entries in Kansas City, Kansas


1957
Gerlecz
Anna (wid Jas)

h 3401 Kenwood
Kansas City KS
1st wife of James

Gerlecz
Geo E (Mae)
slsmn Matt Furn
h 110 Braasch av apt 5
Norfolk NE
son of Michael
1958
Gerlecz
Geo E (Mae)
mgr Budget Furn Mart
h 1217 Nebraska av
Norfolk NE
son of Michael
1960
Gerlecz
Geo E (Mae)
mgr Budget Furniture Mart
h 1217 Nebraska av
Norfolk NE
son of Michael
1961
Rengel
Michl (Gizella G)
carp UP
h 90 S 7th st
Kansas City KS Gizella
dau of Michael




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