Sunday, November 9, 2014

Family Photo: John Frank Bukowski & Theresa Filipkowski

This photograph was included in the formal portraits from the wedding of Helen Tillie Bukowski & Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. The couple, believed to be John Frank Bukowski & Theresa Filipkowski, were attendants in the wedding. John Frank was Helen Tillie's older brother. The photograph was taken was September 3, 1917. John would have been 20 years old and Theresa would have been 19 years old.
Michelle M. Murosky: The Bukowski Collection &emdash; John Frank Bukowski & Theresa Filipkowski
John Frank & Theresa
John Frank Bukowski was the son of Polish immigrants Vincinety Frank Bukowski and Franciska Kwiatkowski. He was the brother of my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski. He was born December 7, 1897 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania - the couple's first child to be born after arriving from Poland. 

The 1930 United States Federal Census indicates that John Frank and Theresa Filipkowski married in 1917 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. The couple was also married when John was recorded in the WWI Draft Cards.

Theresa Filipkowski was born 1898. The names of her parents are currently unknown.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

John Frank Bukowski is my 2nd great uncle. He is the brother of my great-grandmother Helen Tillie Bukowski. Helen's son Arthur Murosky is my paternal grandfather. 


  1. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Registration Location: Erie County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1877951; Draft Board: 1
  2. The 1930 United States Federal Census. Year: 1930; Census Place: Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2035; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0025; Image: 801.0; FHL microfilm: 2341769. Record for John F. Bukowski, lines 12 through 18.

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