Makuch Family History

1903 - Immigration

First Name: Wladisl.
Last Name: Makuch
Ethnicity: Galicia, Galician
Last Place of Residence: Dzianisz
Date of Arrival: Apr 08, 1903
Age at Arrival: 27y
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Ship of Travel: Prinzess Irene
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Manifest Line Number: 0007


Given Name: Jedwiga
Surname: Makuch
Last Place of Residence: Zdriarzec (?)
Date of Arrival: Dec 05, 1903
Age at Arrival: 20y
Ethnicity: Austrian
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
First Name: Jan
Last Name: Makuch
Date of Arrival: Dec 05, 1903
Age at Arrival: 10 months
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Ship of Travel: Moltke
Port of Departure: Hamburg
Manifest Line Number: 0002

1905 - New York State Census

Name: Walter Makuch
Residence: Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Austria Poland
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Race: W
Family Number: 13
Page Number: 26
Line Number: 14
Film Number: 479649
Digital Folder Number: 4296227
Image Number: 00389
  Household Gender Age
Martin Kouwinski M 40y
Mary Kouwinski F 45y
John Kouwinski M 24y
Edward Kouwinski M 19y
Mike Kouwinski M 16y
Walter Kouwinski M 14y
Louis Kouwinski M 12y
Nellie Kouwinski F 8y
  Walter Makuch M 30y
birth: 27 September 1885 Hattie Makuch F 21y
birth: 26 July 1902 John Makuch M 3y
birth: 11 December 1904 Adam Makuch M 0y 6m
Jack Dixon M 21y
Joseph Czra M 19y

1910 - 13th U.S. Federal Census

Name: Wiadyston Makuch
Birthplace: Austria
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Dunkirk Ward 1, Chautauqua, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1903
Father's Birthplace: Austria
Mother's Birthplace: Austria
Family Number: 21
Page Number: 13
  Household Gender Age
  Wiadyston Makuch M 34y
Spouse Haddrick Makuch F 26y
Child John Makuch M 7y
Child Adam Makuch M 5y
Child Anna Makuch F 3y
Child Josephine Makuch F 2y
birth: 1 September 1909 Wladyslaw Makuch M 0y 6m


1914 - Trip back to Poland to visit Grandmother

On April 11, 1914, Jadwiga, Jan, Adam, Anna, Josefa & Wladyslaw Makuch are processed again through customs in Ellis Island.


1929 - Wiadyston (Walter) Makuch Dies


"Walter Makuch died Sunday morning at his residence, 116 South Roberts road after a short Illness, aged 61 years. He came to Dunkirk twenty-six rears ago. He had been employed in the U. S. Radiator Works and was a member of Branch 135 of the Polish National Alliance and of St. Hyacinth's church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Makuch, and nine children, John Adam, Walter, Cashmier, Allen, Josephine, Frances, Emily Makuch and Mrs. Edmund Strychalski of this city; a brother, Martin Makuch in Poland. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock and in St. Hyacinth's church at eight burial in the parish cemetery."

-- Dunkirk Evening Observer, Monday, November 18,1929

1930 - 15th U.S. Federal Census

Name: Hedwig Makuch
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Birthplace: Poland
Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Immigration Year: 1904
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Poland
Mother's Birthplace: Poland
Enumeration District Number: 18
Family Number: 180
Sheet Number and Letter: 8B
Line Number: 58
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1412
Film Number: 2341147
Digital Folder Number: 4661082
Image Number: 00638
  Household Gender Age
  Hedwig Makuch F 46
Child John Makuch M 27
Child Adam Makuch M 25
Child Josephine Makuch F 22
Child Walter Makuch M 21
Child Frances Makuch F 14
Child Casmier Makuch M 13
Child Emily Makuch F 11
Child Allen Makuch M 9


1940 - 16th U.S. Federal Census


1940 - Josephine Makuch Wedding


Marriage At St. Hyacinth's Church Followed By Large Reception At Bride's Home.

The wedding of Miss Josephine J. Makuch. daughter of Mrs. Hedwig Makuch of South Robrrts road, and Elmer Hollander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Hollander of Deer street, took place Saturday morning at St. Hyacinth's church. The Rev. Francis Hejza performed the ceremony. The bride wore a gown of white satin, made on princess lines. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Myrtle Hollander, the maid of honor, wore blue satin. John Makuch was best man. During the day a reception was held at the bride's home. 150 guests being entertained. Mrs. Makuch wore rust crepe, and the mother of the groom wore soldier blue. Both had corsage bouquets of tea roses. Guests from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zentz of Erie. Pa.; and Miss Katherine Hollander of Gloversville. Mr. and Mrs. Hollander will reside at 160 East Second street.


1941 - Emily Makuch Wedding

Emily Makuch Bride of Chester Kaleta

Breakfast At Roberts Road Home Followed Church Ceremony

Miss Emily Clara Makuch, daughter of Mrs. Hedwig Makuch of 116 South Roberts road, and Chester Kaleta, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kaleta of 143 Townsend street, were married June 28 at St. Hyacinth's church.

--Dunkirk Evening Observer, July 1, 1941


1942 - Casimer Makuch World War II

Visited Here

Casimir E. Makuch, A.O.M. 2/c, of the 17. S. Navy, who has left for his station after spending a leave here. He is the son of Mrs. Hedwig Makuch of 116 South Roberts road. He has been on active duty in the South Pacific, where he raised his beard.

--Dunkirk Evening Observer, December 21, 1942




1944 - Casimer Makuch Wedding


Dunkirk Man Takes Bride at His Station in Louisiana.

Miss Lois Ann Champagne of Houma, daughter of Mrs. Elvine Champagne of New Orleans, and Chief Petty Officer Casimer E. Makuch of Dunkirk, who is stationed a the Naval Air Station in Houma were married the evening of April 28 in the rectory of St. Francis de Sales church here. Monsignor Lucian Caillouet officiated. The groom is the son of Mrs. Hedwig Makuch of South Roberts road.

The bride was attired in a white lace dress, made with a basque waist and wide gored skirt. She wore white lace hat, trimmed with a shoulder length veil and half crown of carnations. She carried a nosegay of white flowers. Miss Frances Makuch of Dunkirk, a sister of the groom was maid of honor, wearing a pink crepe dress. Mrs. Ralph Romine aunt of the bride, was matron of honor, and wore, powder blue crepe. The best man was Martin B. Bogus, U. S. N., of Philadelphia.

A reception was held at the home of the bride's grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Elie Pitre ot Houma, with whom she has made her home. Easter lilies, daises and giadiolas decorated the house. Mr and Mrs. Mauch are now residing in Houma.

--Dunkirk Evening Observer, May 16, 1944


1959 - Josephine (Makuch) Hollander Dies

Mrs Hollander Died on Monday

Mrs. Josephine Makuch Hollander, wife of Elmer Hollander, 50 Ruggles street, Dunkirk, died late Monday afternoon in Brooks Hospital following an illness of three months.

A native and lifelong resident of Dunkirk, she was 51 years old and had been employed at the Van-Raalte plant. She was a member of Sacred Heart church, the Scared Heart Mothers Club, and the Cardinal Mindszenty Mothers club.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Kenneth, Alan, and Janet Hollander of Dunkirk: her mother, Mrs. Hedwig Makuch of Dunkirk; five brothers, John, Adam, Walter and Alan Makuch of Dunkirk, and Casimer Makuch of New Orleans, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Strychalski, Mrs. Joseph Garsteck, and Mrs. Chester Koleta of Dunkirk.

--The Dunkirk Evening Observer - April 28, 1959


1970 - Picnic


Mr. and Mrs. Allen Makuch and family, formerly of Dunkirk, hosted a picnic recently at their farm in Whitaker road, Forestville to honor his brother, Casimer Makuch of New Orleans, La.

The guests included 26 adults and 23 children, the youngest being seven month old Jason Jagoda, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jagoda of Ruggles street, Dunkirk. During the day Mrs. Phillip Messina of Erie showed movies taken at the 1969 family picnic.

Relatives attended from Dunkirk, Fredonia, Erie. Pa. and New Orleans, La.

--The Dunkirk Evening Observer - July 25, 1970


Last Update: 8 June, 2012