Antonina (Nowak) Kroliczak
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Antonina (Nowak) Kroliczak (1858 - 1951)

Antonina Kroliczak formerly Nowak
Born in Konarzewo, Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Polandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 13 Oct 1877 in Konarzewo, Posen, Preußen, Deutsches Reichmap
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Died at age 93 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Antonina (Nowak) Kroliczak migrated from Poland to United States.
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Antonina (Nowak) Kroliczak was born in Konarzewo, Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland to parents Joseph Nowak and Catherine Soltysiak on 2 June 1858. She was baptized into the Catholic faith in Konarzewo a few days later on 13 June 1858.[1]

While living in Konarzewo, Antonina met her husband Piotr Kroliczak and got married on 13 October 1877.[2][3]

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

  1. Szczepan Kroliczak[4]
  2. Jacob Kroliczak[5]
  3. Piotr Kroliczak[6]
  4. Agnes Kroliczak[7]

Piotr 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 pair 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.[8][9]

Piotr and Antonina settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved in to 4485 Livingston Street in the Bridesburg neighborhood.[10] 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.[10] It must have been a tightly knit community. In the nine years since immigration, Peter and Antonina had four more children:

  1. Wiktorya Kroliczak[11]
  2. Elizabeth Kroliczak[12]
  3. Mary (Kroliczak) Huk[13]
  4. Joseph Kroliczak[14]

By 1910, Piotr and Antonina briefly moved to a farm on Byberry Road in Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.[15] Around this time they had two more daughters,

  1. Helen (Kroliczak) Senkowski[16]
  2. Stella (Kroliczak) Skotarczak[17]

After the farm experiment, the family moved back to Bridesburg to 2632 Pratt Street.[18]

Antonina's husband Piotr Kroliczak died on 28 December 1928, making her the head of her household by 1930.[19] At that time her daughter Stella (Kroliczak) Skotarczak, her son-in-law Joseph Skotarczak, and her grandson Stanley Skotarczak were also living at 2632 Pratt Street.[19]

As she aged, she moved in with her daughter Helen (Kroliczak) Senkowski and her husband Walter Senkowski at an address down the street at 2622 Pratt Street.[20]

Antonina (Nowak) Kroliczak passed away on 7 December 1951, outliving Piotr by 23 years. Family attendees of the funeral remember that she was "laid up like a nun." She was buried next to Peter on 11 December 1951 in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Bridesburg, Philadelphia.[21]


  1. Baptism Record for Antonina Nowak, 13 June 1858. Konarzewo Dek Buk Archidiec. Poznan, 3. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 July 1979, Film 74521902, Film Unit 5478 GS2, Project Number POL2001, Roll Number 117, Reel Number 1191701.
  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. 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.
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  8. "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.
  9. "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 .
  10. 10.0 10.1 "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.
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  15. "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.
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  18. "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.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 September 2017), Anna Kroliczak, Philadelphia (Districts 1001-1236), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1115, sheet 1A, line 42, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2138; FHL microfilm 2,341,872.
  20. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 September 2017), Anne Kroliczak in household of Walter Senkowski, Ward 45, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-1901, sheet 1B, line 63, family 14, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3746.
  21. Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Office, Bridesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Lot owner card for Peter Kroliczak. Grave for Antonina Nowak, Section O, Lot 57, Range 2.

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Fabulous job! Far better than I could do if I was on here for another lifetime. I do not like to do biographies so only contribute sources. You have both and very well done. I look forward to the sourceathon.
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