Existing family members with new information:
Teo Fila Bukowski, my 2nd great aunt, was the oldest sister of my great grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski. We always knew that she died after giving birth to her last child. Her death date was previously unknown. Her death certificate was included in the data base, she died on January 22, 1915. She died due to complications from her pregnancy. Her baby, listed as Baby Gaczkowski, boy died the day after he was born January 18, 1915. The death certificate indicates the baby was born prematurely. Both mother and son were buried at Trinity Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Richard Pietrzak was the son of my 2nd great aunt Clara T. Bukowski and her husband Stanley Pietrzak. Clara T. Bukowski was the great grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski's younger sister. Richard was 5 months old when he died from colitis and meningitis. He was buried October 4, 1924 in Trinity Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
On Richard's death certificate Clara is recorded as Clara Bukowska, using the Polish form of the surname.
New Relatives Discovered:
Josefa Bukowski is a previously unknown child to my 2nd great grandparents Vincinety Frank Bukowski and Franciska Kwiatkowski. Josefa was born July 29, 1908 and died January 11, 1909. The cause of her death is listed as acute indigestion. She was buried at Trinity Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Edward Bukowski is a previously unknown child to my 2nd great grandparents Vincinety Frank Bukowski and Franciska Kwiatkowski. Edward was born February 11, 1911 and died February 12, 1911. Edward was 9 days old when he died of gastroenteritis and bronchitis. He was buried at Trinity Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
What is most significant about both death certificates for these previously unknown children is it lists the surname for Franciska. Previously the name Kwiatkowski had not been located in any historical records
Baby Bukowski, was born to Gustave Joseph Bukowski and Elsie Gaczkowski. Gustave was my 2nd great uncle and the brother of my great grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski. Baby Bukowski was a female born stillborn January 10, 1924. She was buried at Trinity Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Her death certificate provided the surname of her mother, Elsie, which was previously unknown.
Note some of these death certificates indicate the deceased were buried at the Old Polish Cemetery. The Old Polish Cemetery was originally the cemetery for St. Stanislaus Church. The cemetery is known today as Trinity Cemetery.
- Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.