The Children of Michal Stanislav

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First Generation

1. Michal Stanislav lived in Koterbach, Slovakia. Michal was born and lived in Koterbach. He was a member of Saint Demetrius Greek Catholic Church in Porac, Slovakia.

He died year unknown.. He was married to Ann Celpejova, a Roman Catholic. Ann Celpejova died year unknown.

Information is from the parish register of the Saint Demetrius Greek Catholic church, Porac.


Barn on the Stanislav property in Koterbach

Children:

  • i. Demetrius Stanislav ( 2 ) Born __ November 1850. Died 12 February 1907.
  • ii. Katarina Stanislavova ( 3 ) Born 30 September 1853. Died __ ___ ____.
  • Second Generation

    2. Demetrius Stanislav, son of Michal Stanislav ( 1 ) and Ann Celpejova, was born November 1850 in Rudnany, Slovakia. He died Tuesday 12 February 1907 in Koterbach, Slovakia. He was married 10 February 1873 to Maria Varmega, born circa 1853. Maria Varmega died Thursday 01 April 1909. They were married in Eastern Europe.

    Demeter was christened on 11 November 1850 in Porac, Slovakia, at the Saint Demetrius Greek Catholic Church.

    Demetrius was a resident of Rudnany, Slovakia, and a member of Saint Demetrius Greek Catholic Church in Porac. He is listed on his death certificate as being a "banik" or miner. He died of "prechladnutie" or a "bad cold" and is buried in Porac, Slovakia.

    Maria was born in Eastern Europe, probably in the Porac/Koterbach area and died in Rudnany, Slovakia, of "otrava krve" or "poison blood". She is also buried in Porac, Slovakia.

    All of their children emigrated to America around the turn of the century from Koterbach.

    Children:

  • i. John Stanislaw ( 4 ) Born 11 June 1875. Died 19 December 1936.
  • ii. Peter Stanislaw ( 5 ) Born 07 January 1882. Died 24 January 1950.
  • iii. Thomas Stanislaw ( 6 ) Born 24 August 1884. Died 21 December 1950.
  • iv. Joseph Stanislaw ( 7 ) Born 26 February 1887. Died 13 August 1974.
  • v. Katarina Stanislaw ( 8 ) Born 22 March 1893. Died 12 March 1978.
  • 3. Katarina Stanislavova, daughter of Michal Stanislav ( 1 ) and Ann Celpejova, was born Thursday 30 September 1853 in Koterba, Slovakia. She died year unknown. She was married on 19 January 1872 to Michael Margetko, born circa 1848. Michael Margetko died year unknown.

    Mathias Stanislav and George Mrosko were witnesses at their wedding.

    Children:

  • i. Helen Margetko ( 9 ) Born 18 May 1882. Died 15 October 1969.
  • ii. Stephen Margetko ( 10 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ circa 1918.
  • iii. Mary Margetko ( 11 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • Third Generation

    4. John Stanislaw, son of Demetrius Stanislav ( 2 ) and Maria Varmega, was born 11 June 1875 in Koterbach, Slovakia. He died Saturday 19 December 1936 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. He was married Monday 15 November 1897 to Anna Podrasky, born Tuesday 25 August 1874. Anna Podrasky died at an age of 79 years Wednesday 21 October 1953. They were married in Koterbach, Slovakia.

    John's address in Slovakia was Koterbach No. 38 and he was baptized a Greek Rite Catholic. Anna lived at Koterbach No. 5 and was a Roman Rite Catholic. Mathias Stanislav was the witness at their marriage. After moving to America and then Youngstown, the family attended Saint Nicholas Greek Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio.

    In 1900, John and his brother, Peter, were boarders in the home of Michael Polkabla of Lower Tyrone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

    Obituary of John Stanislaw from the Youngstown Vindicator

    John Stanislaus dies after long illness. John Stanislaus, aged 62, of 2436 Cooper St., died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the South Side Unit of the Youngstown Hospital after a long illness.

    He came to Youngstown from Connelsville, Pa., 23 years ago. He was born in Czechoslovakia, the son of Demeter and Mary Stanislaus. He was employed by the Strouss-Hirshberg Co., and was a member of Lodge No. 322, P. R. G. S. J., Lodge No. 494, Saint Nicholas Sozedina, and Saint Nicholas Church.

    Mr. Stanislaus leaves his wife, Mrs. Anna Stanislaus and the following children: Andrew Stanislaus of Warner Road; Mrs. Mary Liptak, Warren; George Stanislaus and Mrs. Catherine Mamone, of Youngstown; Stephen Stanislaus of Cleveland; Mrs. Anna Peterman, Joseph, Elizabeth and Justina Stanislaus, all of Youngstown; 12 grandchildren, two brothers, Thomas of Allison, Pa.; Joseph of Youngstown, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Uhlar, Youngstown.

    Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the residence and 9:00 a.m. in Saint Nicholas Church. Rev. John Hromyak will officiate. Burial will be at Saint Nicholas Cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

    We wish to thank the friends, neighbors, relatives for their kindness, sympathy, and floral offerings; also donations of cars in the late bereavement of John Stanislaw. Signed Mrs. Anna Stanislaw and Family.

    Note: The obituary spells the last name as Stanislaus. The name appears in all other American records as Stanislaw or Stanislav.

    Obituary for Mrs. John Stanislaw

    Mrs. Anna Stanislaw, 79, of 2436 Cooper Street, died of a heart ailment at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. She had been ill a month.

    Mrs. Stanislaw was born at Koterba, Spiska Zupa, Slovakia, Aug. 25, 1874, a daughter of George and Mary Chapak Podracky. She came to America 53 years ago and Youngstown 40 years ago from Dawson, Pa.

    She was a member of Saint Mathias Church, Saint Ann's Lodge of the Pennsylvania Slovak Ladies Union, Third Order of Saint Francis, Altar and Rosary Society, and the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild. Her husband, John, died in 1936.

    Mrs. Stanislaw leaves five sons, John and George of Youngstown, Joseph of Poland, Andrew of Hubbard, and Stephen of Saint Paul, Minn.; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Mamone, Mrs., Ann Peterman, Mrs. Justine Repasky, Mrs. Betty Zelina, all of Youngstown, and Mrs. Mary Liptak of Warren; 24 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Veronica Hodorovic of Jessup, Pa.

    Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kubina Funeral Home and at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

    Children:

  • i. John Dan Stanislaw Jr. ( 12 ) Born 24 December 1895. Died 05 November 1980.
  • ii. Andrew Stanislaw ( 13 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • iii. Mary Stanislaw ( 14 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • iv. Andrew Stanislaw ( 15 ) Born __ circa 1899. Died __ January 1961.
  • v. Mary Elizabeth Stanislaw ( 16 ) Born 23 October 1902.
  • vi. George Stanislaw ( 17 ) Born 16 January 1905. Died 05 December 1983.
  • vii. Catherine Stanislaw ( 18 ) Born 09 October 1906.
  • viii. Stephan Stanley Stanislaw ( 19 ) Born 18 August 1908.
  • ix. Joseph Robert Stanislaw ( 20 ) Born 03 April 1911. Died 13 May 1981.
  • x. Anne Stanislaw ( 21 ) Born 20 July 1913. Died 29 December 1992.
  • xi. Paul Stanislaw ( 22 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • xii. Justine Stanislaw ( 23 ) Born __ circa 1917.
  • xiii. Elizabeth Stanislaw ( 24 ) Born 04 November 1920.
  • 5. Peter Stanislaw, son of Demetrius Stanislav ( 2 ) and Maria Varmega, was born Saturday 07 January 1882 in Koterbach, Slovakia. He died Tuesday 24 January 1950 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. He was 68 years old at his death. He was married to Mary Volchko, born year unknown. Mary Volchko died year unknown.

    In 1900, Peter and his brother, John, were living as boarders in the home of Michael Polkabla of Lower Tyrone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

    Obituary from the Youngstown Vindicator, January 26, 1950 issue:

    Funeral services for Peter Stanislav, aged 68, of 329 Arlington Street, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Kubina Funeral Home.

    Mr. Stanislav was found dead in his room at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Coroner David A. Belinky said Stanislav died of a heart attack about 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

    Born January 7, 1882, in Koterbahi, Spiska Zupa, Czechoslovakia, Mr. Stanislav was a son of Daniel and Maria Varmega Stanislav. He came to America 51 years ago and had lived in Youngstown 40 years, coming here from Vanderbilt, Pa.

    Mr. Stanislav retired a year ago as a trucker for General Fireproofing Co. He had served in the first world war.

    He leaves two brothers, Joseph of Youngstown and Thomas of Brownsville, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Uhlar of Youngstown.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Kubina Funeral Home.

    6. Thomas Stanislaw, son of Demetrius Stanislav ( 2 ) and Maria Varmega, was born Sunday 24 August 1884 in Koterbach, Slovakia. He died Thursday 21 December 1950 in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was 66 years old at his death. He was married to Anna Bilchak, born Friday 15 February 1889. Anna Bilchak died at an age of 70 years Thursday 03 December 1959.

    Obituary of Thomas Stanislaw

    Thomas Stanislaw, 66, a resident of Allison 1 the past 33 years, died yesterday at 11:45 a.m. in Brownsville in General hospital following a brief illness.

    He was a member of Saint Nicholas G. C. Church, Brownsville and U. M. W. A. Allison Local 5279.

    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Stanislaw; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Poyle, Cleveland, Ohio; five sons, Robert, Detroit, Mich.; George, Trenton, Mich.; Joseph, New York; Steve, Lorain, Ohio; John, at home; nine grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Stanislaw, and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Uhlar, both of Youngstown, Ohio.

    Friends are being received at the home where brief services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by requiem high mass in St. Nicholas G. C. church, Brownsville. The Rev. Fr. John Sokol will officiate. Burial in church cemetery.

    Children:

  • i. Michael Robert Stanislaw ( 25 ) Born 13 June 1910. Died 02 January 1986.
  • ii. Joseph Stanislaw ( 26 ) Born 29 August 1913. Died 07 December 1964.
  • iii. Helen Stanislaw ( 27 ) Born 18 June 1915. Died 29 Jun 1947.
  • iv. Margaret Stanislaw ( 28 ) Born 12 May 1917. Died 09 April 1992.
  • v. George Stanislaw ( 29 ) Born 10 March 1919. Died 06 October 1991.
  • vi. Steve Stanislaw ( 30 ) Born 18 August 1921.
  • vii. John Bruce Stanislaw ( 31 ) Born 28 May 1924. Died 09 November 1989.
  • viii. Anna Stanislaw ( 32 ) Born 04 February 1927. Died 24 January 1945.
  • 7. Joseph Stanislaw, son of Demetrius Stanislav ( 2 ) and Maria Varmega, was born Saturday 26 February 1887 in Koterbach (Rudnany), Slovakia. He died Tuesday 13 August 1974 in Youngstown, Mahoning County Ohio. He was 87 years old at his death. He was married Monday 01 June 1914 to Anna Marie Sanders, born Wednesday 29 September 1892. Anna Marie Sanders died at an age of 89 years Saturday 14 November 1981. They were married in St. Cyril & Methodius Church, Youngstown. Ohio.

    Joseph attended school in Porac, 2 miles east of Koterbach, and attended Saint Demetrius Greek Rite church in Porac. Joseph was baptized and confirmed at St. Demetrius on 27 February 1887.

    From Marriage Certificate issued by Saint Cyril and Methodius Church, Youngstown, Ohio, Dated June 1, 1914:

    Youngstown, Ohio, Saint Cyril and Methodius Church. Josef Stanislav of Youngstown, Ohio and Anna Sandor of Pueblo, Colo. were married by Rev. O. Zlamal. Witnessed by Josef Bujnak and Jan Stanislav.

    Joseph and Anna lived at 1301 East Indianola Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to World War II, Indianola was known as Japan. After its founding, the family attended the Saint Nicholas Greek Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio.

    Joseph and Anna are buried at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio.

    Obituary from The Youngstown Vindicator, August 14, 1974 issue:

    Joseph Stanislaw's Rites to be Friday

    Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Fabrizio Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church for Joseph Stanislaw, 87, of 1301 E. Indianola Ave., who died of infirmities at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday in South Side Hospital after a two week illness.

    Mr. Stanislaw was born Feb. 26, 1887 in Kortorba, Czechoslovakia, a son of Demetrius and Mary Varmega Stanislaw, came to America and Uniontown, Pa., in 1905 and to Youngstown in 1911. He was employed by the Fitzsimons Steel Co. as a straightener 42 years, retiring in 1959. He was a member of the church, national Sokol Lodge and Pennsylvania Jednota Lodge Sokol 146, of which he was past treasurer.

    Besides his wife, the former Anna Sanders, whom he married 60 years ago, he leaves a son Dan at home; two daughters, Mrs. Margareth Brinsko and Mrs. Pauline Kopchak, and a sister, Katherine Uhlar, all of Youngstown; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

    Note: City of birth misspelled in obituary.

    Her First Communion Certificate shows that Anna Sandor received her First Communion at Saint Cyril and Methodius Church in Youngstown, Ohio on May 1, 1904. The certificate was signed by J. W. Zreka, Pastor of the church.

    Obituary of Anna Stanislav from the Youngstown Vindicator, November 16, 1981 issue:

    Mrs. Joseph Stanislaw Services on Wednesday

    Mrs. Anna Marie Stanislaw, 89, of 1301 E. Indianola Ave., died of an intestinal ailment at 8:43 p.m. Saturday in South Side Hospital after a three-week illness.

    Mrs. Stanislaw was born September 29, 1892, in Pueblo, Colo., a daughter of John and Anna Schmidt Sanders, and came here when she was 5. She was a member of Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and the Pennsylvania Zenska Jednota. Her husband, Joseph, whom she married in 1914, died in 1974. She leaves a son Dan, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Brinsko and Mrs. Pauline Kopchak, all of Youngstown; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters are deceased.

    Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Fabrizio Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. at the Church. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    NOTE: Anna's mother's last name was Smik.

    Children:

  • i. Margareth Marie Stanislaw ( 33 ) Born 26 March 1915. Died 08 June 1995.
  • ii. Dan Joseph Stanislaw ( 34 ) Born 21 December 1916. Died 08 March 1987.
  • iii. Edward Francis Stanislaw ( 35 ) Born 15 December 1918. Died 02 June 1921.
  • iv. Pauline Florence Stanislaw ( 36 ) Born 07 November 1921.
  • 8. Katarina Stanislaw, daughter of Demetrius Stanislav ( 2 ) and Maria Varmega, was born Wednesday 22 March 1893 in Koterbachy, Slovakia. She died Sunday 12 March 1978 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. She was 84 years old at her death. She was married Tuesday 31 July 1917 to Michael Uhlar, born Tuesday 24 November 1891. Michael Uhlar died at an age of 73 years Tuesday 24 August 1965.

    After moving to America, the family attended St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio.

    Katarina's husband, Michael was born in Shirsky Zupa, Slovakia and died in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Katarina and Michael are buried at Lake Park Cemetery on the south side of Youngstown, Ohio.

    Obituary of Katrina Stanislavova from The Youngstown Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio, March 13, 1978 issue

    Mrs. Michael Uhlar; Rites Wednesday

    Mrs. Katarina Uhlar, 84, of 1219 E. Indianola Ave., died of infirmities at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at South Side Hospital.

    Mrs. Uhlar was born March 22, 1893, in Kortorba, Slovakia, a daughter of Demetrius and Mary Varmega Stanislav and came to this country in 1908 and to Youngstown from Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1915. She was a member of Saint Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, its Sacred Heart Society, the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild of Saint Matthias Church and the Lansingville Ladies Democratic Political Club. Her husband, Michael, whom she married July 31, 1917, died August 24, 1965.

    She leaves three sons, Joseph of Parkland, Fla., and Steven and Paul, both of Youngstown; eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

    Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Kubina-Yuhasz Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in the church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

    Obituary of Mike Uhlar from the Youngstown Vindicator:

    Mike Uhlar, 73, of 1219 E. Indianola Ave., died of a heart attack at 6:00 a.m. today at his home. Mr. Uhlar was born Nov. 24, 1891, in Sharisky, Zupa, Slovakia a son of George and Maria Belak Uhlar, and came to Youngstown in 1912 from Europe. He retired in 1957 from the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company where he had worked 37 years in the shipping department.

    Mr. Uhlar leaves his wife, the former Katherine Stanislaw, whom he married in 1917; three sons, Joseph of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Steve and Paul, both of Youngstown; a brother and two sisters, all in Europe, and eight grandchildren.

    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kubina Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

    Children:

  • i. Joseph Uhlar ( 37 ) Born 02 May 1918. Died 23 March 1992.
  • ii. Steve Uhlar ( 38 ) Born 17 February 1923.
  • iii. Paul Uhlar ( 39 ) Born 18 January 1926. Died 24 February 1984.
  • iv. Anna Uhlar ( 40 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • v. Andrew Uhlar ( 41 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • 9. Helen Margetko, daughter of Katarina Stanislavova ( 3 ) and Michael Margetko, was born Thursday 18 May 1882 in Koterbach, Slovakia. She died Wednesday 15 October 1969 in Boardman, Mahoning County, Ohio. She was 87 years old at her death. She was married Saturday 17 May 1902 to Albert Paul Valkosac Sr., born Saturday 08 September 1878. Albert Paul Valkosac Sr. died at an age of 70 years Monday 09 May 1949.

    Obituary of Helen Margetko Valkosak from the Youngstown Vindicator

    Mrs. Helen Valkosak, 87, of 762 Forestridge Drive, Boardman, died of infirmities at 6:00 a.m. today at her residence.

    Mrs. Valkosak was born May 18, 1882 in Koterba, Czechoslovakia, a daughter of Michael and Catherine Stanislaw Margetko and went to Uniontown, Pa., in 1899, and came to Youngstown in 1960. She was a member of Saint Matthias Church, its Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and the Lansingville Ladies Political Club. Her husband, Albert, who she married May 17, 1902, died May 8, 1949.

    She leaves three sons, John of Hubbard; Peter of Owensboro, Kentucky, and Albert, with whom she made her home; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Leshinsky of Youngstown and Mrs. Helen Nalepa of Boardman; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

    Funeral Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in Kubina Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in the church. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Guild will conduct prayer services at 7 p.m. Thursday.

    Obituary of Albert P. Valkosak from the Youngstown Vindicator

    Albert Paul Valkosak Sr., aged 70, of 2535 Taft Ave., a steelworker, died of a heart ailment at 3:20 a.m. Sunday at his home.

    Born in Stelbach, Spiska Zupa, Slovakia, Sept. 8, 1878, Mr. Valosak was a son of Mathew and Mary Kurak Valkosak. He came to the United States 49 years ago and moved to Youngstown 33 years ago from Dearth, Pa. A "larry car" operator for the Republic Steel Corporation, he was a member of Saint Matthias Church and Branch 494 Sojedinenija.

    Mr. Valkosak leaves his wife, the former Helen Margetko, whom he married 48 years ago; four sons, John of Hubbard, Peter of Mineral Ridge, Albert Jr. at home, and Victor of Galliopolis; two daughters, Mrs. Steve Liscinsky and Mrs. Frank Nepala of Youngstown; a brother, Arnold, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Krajnak, in Europe; and 13 grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the residence and 9:00 a.m. in Saint Matthias. Friends may call at the residence any time.

    Children:

  • i. John A. Walkosak Sr. ( 42 ) Born 23 May 1907. Died 14 December 1992.
  • ii. Peter Valkosak ( 43 ) Born __ ___ ____.
  • iii. Albert E. Walkosak ( 44 ) Born 01 December 1923. Died 24 February 1992.
  • iv. Victor Valkosak ( 45 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • v. Ann Valkosak ( 46 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • vi. Helen F. Valkosak ( 47 ) Born __ ___ ____. Died __ ___ ____.
  • 10. Stephen Margetko, son of Katarina Stanislavova ( 3 ) and Michael Margetko, was born year unknown. He died circa 1918 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. He was married to Mary Kacir, born year unknown. Mary Kacir died year unknown.

    Children:

  • i. Joseph R. Margetko ( 48 ) Born 28 May 1912. Died 08 April 1977.
  • ii. Paul Margetko ( 49 ) Born __ ___ ____.
  • iii. Betty Margetko ( 50 ) Born __ ___ ____.
  • iv. Joann Margetko ( 51 ) Born __ ___ ____.
  • 11. Mary Margetko, daughter of Katarina Stanislavova ( 3 ) and Michael Margetko, was born year unknown. She was married to (Unknown) Slavic.

    Children:

  • i. James Slavic ( 52 ) Born __ ___ ____.

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