Gazlay Family History

Family HistoryFamily History - Stanislaus ‘Stanley’ Krupowski


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This family history features Stanislaus ‘Stanley’ Krupowski and his immediate family.

First Generation
1. Stanislaus ‘Stanley’ Krupowski,1 born 19 March 1888 in Tokarzyszki, Poland, the son of Osip ‘Josef’ Krupowski and Antonina _____;1, 2, 3 died 19 June 1932 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York.4 Stanley is buried in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York.5

Stanley emigrated 3 April 1909 from Poland.2, 6

Stanley arrived at Ellis Island on 3 April 1909, sailing on the S.S. Badenia from Hamburg. His destination was Scranton, Pennsylvania, to join his brother Kostak.6

By 1912, Stanley was living at 13 River Road, Schenectady, New York, when Alex Krupowski joined him upon Alex’s immigrated to the U.S. Alex is listed as his “brother” but the relationship is doubtful since their respective passenger list entries show different fathers. However, they are believed to be related in some way; they were apparently born in the same town in Polish Russia. Stanley lived at the same Schenectady residence when he registered for the draft for World War I in 1917, and the 1920 U.S. Census also shows him at the same address in Schenectady.1, 2, 7

Stanley’s obituary provides additional insight into his life (his birth date in the obituary is believed to be in error).4

Stanislaus Krupowski.

Stanislaus Krupowski, 44, of this city, died Sunday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, at Ellis hospital, Schenectady, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Mr. Krupowski was born in Poland June 1, 1888, coming to this country when about 24 years old. Since then his home has been in Amsterdam and Schenectady. He served in the World war, and was gassed. Since that time he has been unable to do any active work. He was a member of John J. Wysomirski post, 701, American Legion.

Mr. Krupowski is survived by one sister, Mrs. Viktor Soltin, of this city, and a brother, K. Krupowski, Norwich, Conn.

The body was brought to the funeral home of Merriam & Water street and later will be taken to the home of his sister, 55 Bayard street.

A legal notice after Stanley’s death prayed for letters of administration to be granted and issued to Margaret Soltan, Stanley’s sister. The notice names several people who may also be his relatives, including Konstanty Krupowski (also known as Kostak, known to be Stanley’s brother), Jan Krupowski, Maryanna Michalkiewicz, Bronislaw Krupowski, and Nikodym Krupowski.8

  1. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Stanislaw Krupowski, No. 457; born: 19 March 1888 in Karziski, Wilenska, Russia [likely meaning Tokarziski]; living at 13 River Street, Schenectady, NY; Polisch [sic]; single.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, Schenectady County, Schenectady City, Enumeration District 133, Sheet No 4B, family of Walter Olszewski (43, Russia Poland, helper, locomotive, immigrated 1905); plus wife and six children; border Bosy Zachar (29, Russia Poland, helper, locomotive, immigrated 1907); border Stanley Krupowski (31, Russia Poland, laborer, immigrated 1909).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam City, Enumeration District 29-19, Sheet No. 14B, family of Victor Soltan (39, Lithuania, laborer, locomotive works, first married age 26, immigrated 1912); wife Magdalena Soltan (33, Poland, first married age 20, immigrated 1913); daughter Lillian Soltan (13, New York); son Joseph Soltan (9, New York); brother in law Stanislaw Krupowski (41, Poland, immigrated 1909).
  4. Obituary, Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, New York, 20 June 1932, Stanislaus Krupowski, died 19 June 1932 in Schenectady, New York, age 44. The article provides vital and biographical details and the names of his sister and brother.
  5. Funeral Notice, Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, New York, 22 June 1932, Funeral of Stanislaus Krupowski. The article provides details of the funeral and high mass, place of burial, military salute, and names of out of town guests.
  6. Passenger List, S.S. Badenia, sailing from Hamburg, arriving at Port of New York on 3 April 1909. Line 6, Stanislaw Krupowsky [indexed as Kruponsky], age 20, born in Tokarsziski, Russia; never before in the U.S.; nearest relative in country whence came: father, Josef Krupowsky, Tokarsziski; going to join: brother, Kostak Krupowsky in Scranton, PA.
  7. Passenger List, S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, sailing from Hamburg, 12 July 1912, arriving at Port of New York, 22 July 1912. Line 30, Alexander Poprowski, age 23, born in Tokarzyski, Russia; never before in the U.S.; nearest relative in country whence came: father, Sylvester Poprowski, Tokarzyski; going to join: brother, Stanisl. Krupowski, 13 River Rd., Schenectady, NY.
  8. Legal Notice, Daily Recorder, Amsterdam, NY, available at 8 July 1932, praying that letters of administration be granted and issued to Margaret Soltan for the late Stanislaw Krupowski. Margaret is Stanislaw’s sister. The notice names several people who may also be relatives, several surname Krupowski. One, Konstanty Krupowski, also known as Kostak, is known to be Stanislaw’s brother.