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Old 04-15-2011, 12:38 PM
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I am looking for the family of Stephanie Wilk (Kobylecki) born in 1917. Her mother: Frances Kobylecki (Najder), husband: Eddie, daughter: Barbara, son: Lenek (Lenard?), grandchildren (Barbara's children): Jennifer, Laura, Kristina. Stephanie's parents came to the USA from Poland. I am waiting for any information.
Dorota (from Poland)
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:19 PM
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BORN: 18 Aug 1890
DIED: Jul 1978 87
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 60635 (Elmwood Park, Cook, IL)
SS# ISSUED IN: Illinois

BORN: 02 Apr 1917
DIED: 26 Feb 1998 (V) 80
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 53223 (Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI)
SS# ISSUED IN: Illinois

Does this sound right?
If Barbara has 3 children, then I am assuming she got married. What is her married name?
You can look up people here:
the Social Security Death Index. It is a free site.

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Old 04-16-2011, 02:26 AM
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I suppose that Frances who you are writing about is person who I'm looking for. I think her husband was John Kobylecki.


I have no information about Barbara's husband name and surname. But I've got photos of Barbara and her children. In 1979 Jennifer was 6,5 years old, Laura - 4,5, Kristina - 1,5.
Do you know something more about this family?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:00 AM
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All I know about them is what I have listed here. You can go on the site I gave you above and get the same information. With the dates of death, you might want to contact the newspaper in the city they died in to see if there is an obituary which would most likely name the survivors - that way you could get Barbara's last name. You might also try the library in those cities if the newspaper won't help you.
If you have birthdates, that would be helpful in finding them as well.
I found one John Kobylecki as listed below, but I doubt he is Frances' husband as he was born 2 years after Stephanie Wilk was born. If Frances was born in 1890, I'd expect her husband, John, to be around that age and I didn't find one for that age. Not everyone who dies is on the SSDI.
BORN: 15 Nov 1919
DIED: Jan 1973 53
LAST ADDRESS: 60638 (Chicago, Cook, IL)
SS# issued in Illinois
There are some other researchers on here with more resources than I have, like Ancestry.com. If they find anything, I'm sure they'll stop in and help. For instance, I can see that John and Frances Kobylecki were listed in the 1930 Census as living in Cook County, IL, but I can't see all the details because I don't subscribe. I also see that a John Kobylecki was born in Poland on 12/15/1889, came to USA in 1913 and naturalized in America 5/3/1926. Again, not sure if this would be him as this man is about 9 years younger than Frances.

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Old 04-16-2011, 08:03 PM
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The one born in 1919 is the wrong guy.
1930 Census shows John Kobylecki born about 1890 - Poland, living in Chicago with Frances and daughter Stephanie born about 1917. Naturalization record shows he arrived at the port of New York Aug 20, 1913 and became a citizen May 3 1926, birthdate Dec 15, 1889. WWII draft registration shows same birthdate - Dec 15, 1889 in Bochnia, Poland. Lived at 3535 Belmont Ave, Chicago, Il. Can't find a death record.

Old address for Stephanie:
Name: Stephanie F Wilk
Birth Date: 2 Apr 1917
Address: 3516 Waukegan Rd, McHenry, IL, 60050-5732

Too many listings for Barbara Wilk to know which is the right one. No marriages shown.

No Lenek Wilk but some possibilities for Leonard Wilk.... 1 born 10 Nov 1935 in Chicago (parents not listed) and Leonard A. Wilk born 22 Jun 1940 living in Chicago in 1974. Leonard A. Wilk married Taini Laja 7 July 1960 in Chicago. 1 died 26 Nov 1988 in Cook County, birthdate not given. There's an address record in Elk Grove Villiage, IL for Leonard J Wilk born 5 Sep 1950.

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Old 04-17-2011, 05:41 AM
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Frances and her husband John Kobylecki were living in Bratucice near Bochnia in Poland. Their families comes from villages near Bochnia (Ostrów Szlachecki and Bratucice).
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