|Ancestor Research for Weaver Family Branches|
|Aleksander Stempkowski of Poland and Massachusetts|
Aleksander (Alexander) Stempkowski, my Polish grandfather, was born in Garwarz, a village near Glinojeck in the Ciechanow region of Poland. Family notes indicate that he was born about February 16, 1874. His parents were Jan Stempkowski and Antonina Rogowski Stempkowski. In 1894, Aleksander emigrated from Wolka-Rydzewska, Poland, to the United States. He sailed from Hamburg, Germany. The ship, the S.S. Amalfi, arrived on June 30, 1894, at Ellis Island. [Passenger Record for Alexander Stempkowski, Ellis Island Archives transcript (Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2001).]
On January 05, 1901, Aleksander married Maryanna Fabiszak at St. Mary's Church in Northampton, Massachusetts. [Marriage Record for Alexander Stempkowski and Maryanna Fabiszak (Marriage Register for Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1901; verified at the City Clerk's Office).] Near the end of 1901, the couple purchased a lot on Oxbow Island, Mount Tom. [Hampshire County Deeds, 553:79.] In the early 1900s, Aleksander worked for a mill. He and Maryanna had eight children, two of whom died in childhood. By 1920, Aleksander was managing his own meat market and grocery business in Haydenville, Williamsburg, Massachusetts. Later, the family moved to Michigan and New York. After Maryanna's death in 1939, Aleksander returned to Northampton. He died on April 03, 1961, in Northfield, Massachusetts. [Death Certificate of Alexander Stempkowski.]
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