Piotr Gwozdz migrated from Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria to United States.
Piotr Gwozdz was born in April 6, 1885 in Wadowice, Małopolska, Poland. He was the son of Maciej Gwozdz and Marya Kurisc.
He came to Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States around 1904. He worked at the Berkshire Mills until he entered the business field.
On February 3, 1909 Piotr married Bronislawa Banas in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. In 1910, his occupation was listed in the census records as a weaver.
In 1911, Piotr and Wojciech F. Prejsnar established a grocery and soda manufacturing business. After a few years the business was moved where in 1919 a furniture store was established in place of the grocery store. In 1923, the partnership was dissolved with Mr. Gwozdz becoming the sole owner of the two enterprises.
Piotr Gwozdz, began Squeeze Beverages Inc. company in 1920 by bottling soda in the same building as the Gwozdz dry cleaning business.
In 1931, the company became affiliated with the Orange Squeeze Bottling Co. of New Orleans. In 1947, the operation was moved to Howland Avenue.
When the New Orleans plant went out of business in the 1940s, the company kept the name and continued bottling and selling the Adams version of Orange Squeeze.
He was also proprietor of the Gwozdz furniture store.
Piotr Gwozdz died February 1956 in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States from a stroke. He is buried in Saint Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.
↑ U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Ancestry.com [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
↑ World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Massachusetts; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147; Series Number: M2090. The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri
↑ 3.03.13.2United States Census, 1910 FamilySearch. Peter Govuzdg in household of Andrew Hodur, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 24, sheet 5A, family 70
↑ 8.08.1Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, FamilySearch. Piotr Gwozdz and Bronislawa Banas, 03 Feb 1909; citing Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,315,509.
↑Find A Grave, memorial page for Piotr Gwozdz (1885–1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149619971, citing Saint Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA