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FLAKUS

John FLAKUS and Mary TOMASIEWICZ

John and Mary were first enumerated in the U.S. census in 1880.  Based on the ages and birthdates of their children, John and Mary immigrated to the U.S. between 1872 and 1875.

1880 U.S. census, Nebraska, Platte County, Butler Township, ED 94, page 11, 9 June 1880
Dwelling 4
Flakus, John, age 40, married, farmer, born Polland (sic)
Flakus, Kathy, age 36, wife, married, keeping house, born Polland (sic)
Flakus, Victoria, age 8, daughter, single, at home, born Polland (sic)
Flakus, John, age 5, son, single, at home, born Nebraska
Flakus, Frank, age 2, son, , single, at home, born Nebraska
Flakus, Stanislaus, age 3/12, March, son, single, at home, born Nebraska

In the 1885 Nebraska State census and the 1900 U.S. census for Nebraska John and Mary were still living in Butler Township in Platte County.

1885 Nebraska State Census, Platte County, Butler Township, page 3, 3 June 1885
Dwelling 17, family 17
Flocks, John, male, age 50, self, married, farmer, born Austria, parents born Austria
Flocks, Mary, female, age (blank), wife, married, keeping house, born Austria, parents born Austria
Flocks, John, age 10, male, son, single, born Nebraska, parents born Austria
Flocks, Lydie (maybe Victoria based on her age), female, age 13, daughter, single, born Nebraska, parents born Austria
Flocks, Frank, male, age 7, son, single, born Nebraska, parents born Austria
Flocks, Charley (Stanislaus), male, age 4, son, single, born Nebraska, parents born Austria
Flocks, Lucy, female, age 1, daughter, single, born Nebraska, parents born Austria

1900 U.S. census, Nebraska, Platte, Butler township, ED 157, sheet 4B, 7 June 1900
Dwelling 78, family 79
Flakus, John, head, born Febr 1831, age 39, married, married 43 years, born Poland Aust, parents born Poland Aust, immigrated 1875, naturalized, farmer
Flakus, Maria, wife, born March 1846, age 56, married, married 43 years, born Poland Aust, parents born Poland Aust, immigrated 1875
Flakus, Frank, son, born March 1878, age 22, single, born Nebraska, parents born Poland Aust, farm laborer
Flakus, Stanislaus, son, born March 1880, age 20, single, born Nebraska, parents born Poland Aust, farm laborer

An obituary transcription on the Platte County NEGenWeb site shows that John died in 1903:

PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS RECORDED IN PLATTE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS
1903 (October - December)
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/platte/vitals/vitals1903d.html

The Columbus Journal, November 11, 1903
FLAKUS - John Flakus, living six miles west of town, died Saturday morning at his home from the infirmities of old age. Mr. Flakus was born 72 years ago in Galicia, Austria. He came to Platte county in 1874 and has lived here continuously ever since. He leaves a wife, besides five
children, all of whom are grown to manhood and womanhood. Funeral services were held in the Duncan Catholic church Monday morning and interment made in the  Catholic cemetery there.
Note: November 11, 1903 was a Wednesday. The Saturday before was the 7th.

After the death of her husband, Mary TOMASIEWICZ FLAKUS married widower Bartholomew GALUS (my 1st cousin 3 removed).

Galus Bartholomew & Flakus Mary
24 Feb 1908 Duncan
Bart. 61; Duncan; Aust; B Galus; F Kantor
Mary 65; Duncan; Aust; F Tomaszewicz; ___________
Source:  Book 8 Platte County Marriages, Nebr St. Genealogy Society Publications

In 1910 Mary was enumerated with her daughter and son-in-law Victoria and John TOCZEK:

1910 U.S. census, Nebraska, Platte County, Columbus, ED 177, sheet 8A, 4 May 1910
Galley Road, dwelling 132, family 133
Toczek, John, head, age 49, married once, (number of years married blank), born Aus Poland, parents born Aus Poland, immigrated 1885, naturalized, farmer, farm
Toczek, Victoria, wife, age 39, married once, (number of years married blank), (number of children blank), born Aus Poland, parents born Aus Poland, (year of immigration blank)
Golus, Mary, mother-in-law, age 64, married twice, (number of years married blank), mother of 5 children, 5 children living, born Aus Poland, parents born Aus Poland

According to an e-mail I received from a descendant of John and Mary, Mary died 16 January 1919.

I believe these are the entries at Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) for John and Mary at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska:

Jan (John) FLAKUS died Nov 7, 1903 age 72 years  LINK
Mary FLAKUS 1843 - 1919  LINK

Children of John and Mary FLAKUS:

Victoria FLAKUS. Based on her age given in the U.S. censuses, Victoria was born about 1871 in Poland. She married John / Jan TOCZEK. According to the dates on their tombstone at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska, John was born 10 September 1861 and died 27 December 1942; Victoria died 5 February 1929. Photo of tombstone More about John and Victoria TOCZEK

John FLAKUS. Based on his age on the 1880 census, John was born about 1875. He married Anna MATYA on 8 November 1899 at St. Michael Church in Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska. Anna was born 26 April 1883 to Joseph MATYA and Magdalena AUGUSTYN. She was baptized at St. Michael Church. Possible entries at Find A Grave: John and Anna

Frank FLAKUS was born 7 March 1878 in Nebraska. An entry at Find A Grave that includes a photo of his tombstone shows Frank died 2 July 1924. He is buried at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska. Find A Grave link

Stanislaus / Charles / Charley FLAKUS. According to the 1900 U.S. census for Butler Township, Platte County, Nebraska, Stanislaus was born March 1880 in Nebraska.

Daughter FLAKUS

Maria FLAKUS was born 29 Jun 1886 in Nebraska.

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FURMANSKI

John (Jan) FURMANSKI / FOREMAN / FORMAN Family
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Sebastian FURMANSKI

Marriage record, LDS microfilm 1898739, item 9, page 68, #30, Leki Parish, Galicia, Austria Poland
18 November 1863
Groom:  Sebastianus Furmanski, son of Stanislaus and Cunegundis Stanczyk, agricolae, from Szynwald, Catholic, age 26, single, house 77
Bride: Anna, daughter of Joannis Podraza and Catharina Szymanska, hujas, Catholic, age 18, single, house 77
Witnesses: Josephus Miczek, Stephanus Furmanski

First marriage of Sebastian was to Anna nee PODRAZA, in Łeki Górne, Poland.  I found two children born to them:  Bartholomeus, born 27 Jul 1867, died 1 Aug 1867, Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland; Josephus, born 18 Jan 1869, died 19 Jan 1869, Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland.  Anna PODRAZA FURMANSKI died on 21 Oct 1871 in Łęki, Poland.

Marriage record, LDS microfilm 1898739, item 9, page 125, #9, Leki Parish, Galicia, Austria Poland
1 October 1872
Groom:   Sebastianus Furmanski, widower of deceased Anna Podraza, son of Stanislaus and Cunigundis nee Stanczyk, Catholic, age 35 (b abt 1837), widower
Bride:  Angela, daughter of Stanislaus Tworek, cmeth, and Anna nee Kulonka, Catholic, age 15 (b abt 1857), single
Witnessed:  Thomas Swalec, Valentinus Smolen; agricola

Angela was a niece of Bartholomew TWOREK, who immigrated to the Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska, area around 1875.  Sebastian and Angela arrived at the Port of New York 14 Jun 1876.

District of New York, Port of New York,
German S. S. Harmonia, left Hamburg, Germany, arrived at the Port of New York 14 Jun 1876
Page 2
77, Sebastian Furmanski, age 38, male, workman, from Austria, going to United States
78, Anela Furmanski, age 18, female, from Austria, going to United States
79, Roman Furmanski, age 9, male, children, from Austria, going to United States

More about Roman Furmanski:
1910 U.S. census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Ward 28, ED 1229, sheet 15B
2134 Frankfort, dwelling 124, family 285
Furmanski, Roman, head, age 50, married once, married 27 years (abt 1883), born Aust Polish, parents born Aust Polish, immigrated 1876, naturalized, switchman, railroad
Furmanski, Sophie, wife, age 49, married once, married 27 years, mother of 9 children, 7 children living, born Aust Polish, parents born Aust Polish, immigrated 1880
Furmanski, Mary, daughter, age 26, single, born Illinois, parents born Aust Polish, seamstress, tailorshop
Furmanski, Antonina, daughter, age 23, single, born Illinois, parents born Aust Polish, seamstress, tailorshop
Furmanski, Jacob, son, age 19, single, born Illinois, parents born Aust Polish, printer, printshop
Furmanski, Wojciech, son, age 18, single, born Illinois, parents born Aust Polish, printer, printshop
Furmanski, Rosie, daughter, age 16, single, born Illinois, parents born Aust Polish
Furmanski, Joseph, son, age 14, single, born Illinois, parents born Aust Polish
Furmanski, Anna, daughter, age 11, single, born Illinois, parents born Aust Polish

According to another researcher, Roman Furmanski was Sebastian's nephew.

Sebastian and Angela'a first child was Catharina, born Feb 1874 in Łęki, Galicia, Poland.  Catharina died 1 Mar 1874. 

Death record, LDS microfilm 1899056, item 6, page 57, #9
Parish of Leki Gorne, Galicia, Poland
1874 March, date of death 1, date of burial 3, house 300
Catharina, daughter of Sebastianus Furmanski and Angela nee Tworek
Catholic, female, age 1 week, cause of death immatu vitas

The birth record extract for their next child is from the Platte County message board

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=localities.northam.usa.states.nebraska.counties.platte&m=73
Entry: 20
Name: Josepha Furmansky
Born: 8 October 1877
Parents: Sebart (spelling) Furmansky, Angela Tworeck
Baptised: 24 October 1877
Sponsors: Larenze Kujawa, Anna Bozeck
Location: Not given
Priest: P. Sebastian OSF

Their next three children were baptized at St. Stanislaus Church, in Duncan, Platte County, Nebraska.  (extract by Diane Literas)
FURMANSKI,  ......na Maria  (first part of name frayed)
Born 4 February 1883   Baptized 18 February 1883
Daughter of Sebastian Furmanski and Angela TWOREK
Godparents:  Johann Flakus and Anna Tryba

FURMANSKI,  Johanna
Born 21 June 1884   Baptized 6 July 1884
Daughter of Sebastian Furmanski and Angela TWOREK
Godparents:  Josef Sokol and Rozalia Lasek

FURMANSKI,  Maria
Born 4 September 1885   Baptized 20 September 1885
Daughter of Sebast. Furmanski and Angela TWOREK
Godparents:  Barth. Tworek and Anna Thomaszewicz



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