Peter Kroliczak
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Piotr Kroliczak (1851 - 1928)

Piotr (Peter) Kroliczak aka Krolik
Born in Dopiewo, Posen West, Posen, Preußenmap
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Husband of — married 13 Oct 1877 in Konarzewo, Posen, Preußen, Deutsches Reichmap
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Died at age 77 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Peter Kroliczak has Polish Roots.


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Peter Kroliczak migrated from Poland to United States.
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Piotr (aka Peter) Króliczak, aka Królik was born in Dopiewo, Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland to parents Thomas Króliczak and Zofia Laskowska on 24 June 1851.[1]

In Konarzewo, he met his wife Antonina Nowak and got married on 13 October 1877.[1][2] He was twenty-six years old at the time and she was nineteen.

While living in Poland, Antonina and Piotr had four children:

  1. Szczepan Kroliczak
  2. Jacob Kroliczak
  3. Piotr Kroliczak
  4. Agnes Kroliczak

Piotr, named for his father, likely died as an infant in 1885.

Piotr, Antonina and their children immigrated to the United States on 24 March 1891. They departed from Bremen, Germany and in steerage on the S. S. Saale on the Hamburg-America Line. They arrived in New York City to begin their American life. The arrived alongside Antonina's parents, Joseph Nowak and Catherine Soltysiak, and her siblings and their spouses: Magdalena (Nowak) Magdziak, Joseph Nowak, Mary (Nowak) Wardinsky, and Eva (Nowak) Wysocki.[3][4]

Piotr and Antonina settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved in to 4485 Livingston Street in the Bridesburg neighborhood. They first appear as a family on the 1900 census, which shows that Antonina's parents and siblings all lived next door from 4479 to 4485 Livingston Street.[5] It must have been a tightly knit community.

In the nine years since immigration, Peter and Antonina had four more children:

  1. Wiktorya Kroliczak
  2. Elizabeth Kroliczak
  3. Mary (Kroliczak) Huk
  4. Joseph Kroliczak

By 1910, Piotr and Antonina moved to a farm on Byberry Road in Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.[6] According to The Farm Journal Illustrated Farm and Business Directory of Bucks County (1914), Peter and Antonina were farmers and owned a 33 acre farm off of Rural Route No 2 and Highway 56.[7]

Around this time they had two more daughters:

  1. Helen (Kroliczak) Senkowski
  2. Stella (Kroliczak) Skotarczak

It is unclear why the family ended up leaving the farm, but they family moved back to Bridesburg to 2632 Pratt Street between 1915 and 1920.[8]

Piotr Kroliczak died on 28 December 1928, making his wife the head of her household by 1930. Antonina (Nowak) Kroliczak passed away on 7 December 1951, outliving Piotr by 23 years. They are buried together in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Bridesburg, Philadelphia.[9]


  1. Szczepan Kroliczak
  2. Jacob Kroliczak
  3. Piotr Kroliczak
  4. Agnes Kroliczak
  5. Wiktorya Kroliczak
  6. Elizabeth Kroliczak
  7. Mary (Kroliczak) Huk
  8. Joseph Kroliczak
  9. Helen (Kroliczak) Senkowski
  10. Stella (Kroliczak) Skotarczak


  1. 1.0 1.1 Marriage record for Peter Króliczak alias Królik and Antonina Nowak, 1877. BaSIA Database of Archival Indexing System ( : accessed 8 November 2017), Konarzewo Registry Office, Konarzewo, Poland. Digitized by State Archive in Poznan, 29 September 2011.
  2. Marriage Record for Antonina Nowak and Peter Kroliczak, 1877. Zivilstandsregister, 1874–1945. Digital images. Landesarchiv, Berlin, Deutschland. Landesarchiv Berlin; Berlin, Deutschland; Personenstandsregister 1876-1945; laufendenummer: 32558. Eastern Prussian Provinces, Germany [Poland], Selected Civil Vitals, 1874-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
  3. "United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Antonina Krolik, 24 Mar 1891; citing Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897, Ship Saale, departed from Bremen & Southampton, arrived in New York, New York, New York, United States, NAID identifier 1746067, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  4. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 April 2015), Antonina Krolik, 1891; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  5. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 September 2017), Anthonio Krwliczak in household of Peter Krwliczak, Philadelphia city Ward 25, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 582, sheet 18A, family 347, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,466.
  6. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 September 2017), Annie Krolizzak in household of Peter Krolizzak, Bensalem, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 13A, family 264, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1319; FHL microfilm 1,375,332.
  7. Their entry reads: "KOOLICZAK, PETER (ANNIE) 1 ch farmer O 33a R2 Bensalem H56." According to the directory, "Names in CAPITALS are those of Farm Journal subscribers--always the most intelligent and progressive people, in this or any county. No Tumbledowns, for no farmer can keep on reading the F. J. and being a Tumbledown too. Many have tried, but all have to quit one or the other." The Farm Journal Illustrated Farm and Business Directory of Bucks County (Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1914), pp. 27. Hathitrust ( : accessed 17 November 2017).
  8. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 September 2017), Ana Kroliczak in household of Peter Kroliczak, Philadelphia Ward 45, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 1688, sheet 6A, line 19, family 114, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1637; FHL microfilm 1,821,637.
  9. Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Office, Bridesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Lot owner card for Peter Kroliczak. Grave for Joseph Nowak, Section O, Lot 57, Range 2.

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