Gazlay Family History

FamilyBreczia ‘Bertha’ Krupowski


FatherKostak Krupowski (1882 - 9 April 1962)
MotherMichelina ‘Lena’ Drozdowski (ca. 1894 - 5 August 1961)

Personal Information

Record Created: 20 June 2015; Last Edited: 27 June 2015 
NameBreczia ‘Bertha’ Krupowski
Born 3 September 1917 in Connecticut1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Married to Paul P. Sowa6
Died 26 February 1984 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut1, 2, 6
Buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut6


Spouse 1FamilyPaul P. Sowa (son of Frank Stanley Sowa and Veronica Fisher)
Born ca. 1915 in Connecticut
Married to Breczia ‘Bertha’ Krupowski
Died 3 October 1961 in Norwich, Chenango County, New York
Children of Breczia ‘Bertha’ Krupowski and Paul P. Sowa:
+1.FamilyPaul Donald ‘Snoonie’ Sowa
Born 24 June 1936 in Connecticut
Married November 1956 in Connecticut to Katherine Buzon
Married 10 June 1977 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut to Marie C. Callahan
Died 14 February 1994 in Colchester, Connecticut
2.FamilyCarol Sowa
Born ca. 1943
Married 30 January 1960 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut to Alber Matthews
Married 4 August 1962 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut to Charles D. Robinson
3.FamilyRonald J. Sowa
Born 19 December 1953


  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Bertha Sowa, no. 043-14-0354, died: February 1984; born: 3 September 1917; last place of residence: New London, Connecticut.
  2. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Bertha Sowa, died: 26 February 1984 in Norwich, Connecticut, age 64 [the SSDI indicates her birth in 1917 suggesting she was 67 years old]; widow; father: Krupowski; spouse: Paul.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 285, Sheet No. 15B, family of Constantie Krupowski (36, Poland, laborer, woolen mill, immigrated 1911); wife Miculina Krupowski (25, Poland, immigrated 1914); daughter Stanislaw Krupowski (6, Connecticut); son Lecudan Krupowski (3 5/12, Connecticut); daughter Breczia Krupowski (2 9/12, Connecticut); border Anna Radzinowicz (27, Poland, widow, laborer, cotton mill, immigrated 1910); border Alexsander Radzinowicz (6, Connecticut); border Anna Radzinowicz (3 8/12, Connecticut).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 6-58, Sheet No. 2A, family of Kostak Krupowski (44, Vilia, Pol. Russia, laborer, box factory, first married age 27, immigrated 1910); wife Lena Krupowski (36, Vilia, Pol. Russia, first married age 19, immigrated 1913); daughter Stella Krupowski (16, Pennsylvania); son Mike Krupowski (13, Connecticut); daughter Bertha Krupowski (11, Connecticut); daughter Helen Krupowski (8, Connecticut); son Joseph Krupowski (7, Connecticut); daughter Jennie Krupowski (5, Connecticut); daughter Mary Krupowski (4, Connecticut).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Connecticut, New London County, Uncasville, Enumeration District 6-33, Sheet No. 4B, family of Paul P. Sowa (25, Connecticut, truck driver, gravel co.); wife Bertha Sowa (21, Connecticut, machine operator, pants factory); son Paul Sowa Jr. (3, Connecticut).
  6. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, 27 February 1984, Bertha Sowa, age 64, died on 26 February 1984 in Norwich, Connecticut. The article provides vital and biographical details, the names of her husband and four siblings, and place of burial.