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Re: Information on Anna Czajka Klekotka
Posted by: Sue Zbasnik Date: March 17, 2002 at 16:21:35
In Reply to: Information on Anna Czajka Klekotka by Ann Middag of 3

Hi Ann, It was great to see this on the internet. I started about a year ago working on my family history. I do have somew info for you, but it is a bit sketchy.
If you would please send me your family info I would really appreciate it. Sue
Name:       John KLEKOTKA
Birth:       1887       Poland
Death:       Aug 1923       Rochester, Minnesota
Occupation:       Miner
Religion:       Catholic
Marriage:              Virginia, Minnesota
Spouse:       Anna CZAJKA (CYKA)
Birth:              Lodze, Poland
Death:              Virginia, Minnesota
Burial:              Virginia, Minnesota
Occupation:       Homemaker, Bootlegger
Religion:       Catholic
Other Spouses:       Pete MOLESKI

1 M:       Julien KLEKOTKA
Birth:       25 Jul 1918       Virginia, Minnesota
Spouse:       Magdeline MEIZO
2 F:       Annie KLEKOTKA
Birth:       1905
Death:       Sep 1923
3 M:       Joseph(Chuckie) KLEKOTKA
Birth:       9 Oct 1911       Virginia, Minnesota
Death:       Apr 1974       Virginia, Minnesota
Spouse:       Ella
4 F:       Estelle (Stella) KLEKOTKA
Birth:       1913       Virginia, Minnesota
Death:       1985       Kinney, Minnesota
Spouse:       Ed HILL
5 M:       John KLEKOTKA
Birth:       1907       Virginia, Minnesota
Death:       1956       Florida
Spouse:       Lola
6 F:       Julia KLEKOTKA
Birth:       11 Apr 1910       Virginia, Minnesota
Death:       8 Sep 1990       Aurora, Minnesota
Spouse:       Carole HOLLY
Spouse:       Steve ROSANDICH
7 M:       Stanley (Stasch) KLEKOTKA
Birth:       1915       Virginia, Minnesota
Death:       2001       Virginia, Minnesota
Spouse:       Katie

Notes for John KLEKOTKA
Klekotka means wooden bell. He came from the area around Lodze, Poland. I think he was born in 1887. There isn't much history on him. He worked in the mines in Virginia, Minnesota. He got sick(stomach) and was sent to Rochester, Minn. where he later died in August of 1923. They said that the inside of his stomach had turned to 90% cream. It was told that the day he died, his family was all at home and there were three loud knocks at the door. They answered it and nobody was there. Later that day they received notice that he had died. They said that it was their dad coming home.

Notes for Anna CZAJKA (CYKA)
Her grandpa was a great landowner in Poland. He had borrowed some money from a Jewish banker and in the end lost his land over money disputes. In the 1800's her parents came to the states and tried to settle in Michigan. They couldn't make a go of it and ended up going back to Poland. From what we know, she had one sister,one brother ( Paul) and two half brothers ( Alec and John). She came overseas with her brother Paul. They pretended to be husband and weife so they would be safer on the boat. THe married couples were in a separate area on the boat from the single people. Her sister married a man named Dankar. They supposedly settled in New Jersey where they owned a grocery store. Her brother Paul jopined the army and then lived in Arizona. He was an expert rifleman. He once won a box of cigars from the Emperor of Japan by putting on a swimming and shooting show. No history on her half brother Alec. Her half brother John moved to Chicago where he became a bootlegger.She met John Klekotka in Virginia, Minn. where they married and lived out their lives. After John passed away she got married to Pete Moleski.
I have more info on this if you are interested.

Last Modified:       17 Mar 2002
Created:       17 Mar 2002

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