This post is number 46 in the series of the #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge where a group of us blog about a different ancestor for each week of the year. To learn more about the 52 Ancestor Challenge visit Amy Johnson’s site at Amy’s website.
Aleksandra Lipinska, is the wife of Ignacy Borucki, post No. 5 in this series. She was born in 1877 and immigrated shortly after her marriage in 1896. The couple moved back in forth from Chicago and Pittsburgh. Eventually, the settled in Hamtramck, Michigan about 1911. She and Ignacy had eight children in all. Two died in childhood.
I was curious about her second child John. Born in Pittsburgh in 1897, he never seemed to have a job listed in the census. I also did not find a WWI Registration for him either. I was theorizing that he may have a disability. Recently I found a WWII Registration card that confirmed my suspicions. Under obvious physical characteristics…is lists; mentally deficient. He could not even sign his name on the form.
Aleksandra became a widow when Ignacy passed away in 1929. She had three sons of age who could help her out financially. A great benefit at the time of the depression. There was John and two younger children that needed a stable household.
I found a scan of their marriage record at http://www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl. They were married in 1895 in Krasnosielc-Sielce. Krasnosielc is a small village in Maków County, on the river Orzyc, in east-central Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district called Gmina Krasnosielc. It lies approximately 18 kilometres north of Maków Mazowiecki and 90 km north of Warsaw.* *[Wikipedia]
The marriage record provided the names of the bride parents, Jan Lipinski and Anna Czaplinska. The groom’s parents are listed as Franciszek Borucki and Antonina Zabielska. The groom’s parents names match what Aleksandra provided for Ignacy’s death certificate.
The Geneteka database also has a marriage index listing for Jan Lipinski and Anna Czaplinska. The year of their marriage was 1860, which also took place in Krasnosielc-Sielce. Currently no scan is listed for this record.
Aleksandra passed away in 1952.