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Research Summary for Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

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Date: 1912 to 2003
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Surnames/tags: Wisowaty Sejda Wisowagy
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Research Summary for Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda (1912-2003)

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Evidence of the 1940 US Census of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Ann appeared in the 1940 US Census in the houshold of her mother-in-law. In addition to her mother in law, three brothers-in-law, Henry Sejda, Walter, Sejda, and Stanley Sejda; her husband, Leo Sejda, and her children Lorraine and Bernard Sejda, are listed.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Kammila, Henry, Walter, Stanley, Leo, Ann, Lorraine and Bernard Sejda appeard in the 1940 US Census at 6944 Columbia, Hammond, Lake Co, Indiana. A review of this assertion states:
    • Ann is listed as the daughter in law in this census and is next to Leon Jr, so this is convincing evidence that she was enumerated in Hammond, Indiana in 1940.

Evidence of the Birth of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Ann Wisowaty was probably born in 1912

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. Leon J Sejda Jr's Find A Grave Memorial[2] asserts that Ann M. Sejda was born in 1912. A review of this assertion states:
    • There is an image of the gravestone on the entry and it clearly shows her birth as 1912. This was recorded at the end of her life, so may be incorrect, but is supporting evidence.
  2. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Ann Sejda was a 28 year old married white female with an 8th grade education. A review of this assertion states:
    • Since she was listed as 28 years old in the 1940 U.S. Census, she was may have been born between April 1911 and April 1912. This is supprting evidence to any date in that range.

Evidence of the Birth Place of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Ann Wisowaty may have been born in Illinois.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Ann Sejda was born in Illinois. A review of this assertion states:
    • While everyone else she was enumerated with was born in Indiana, Illinois is listed as her birthplace, so this is strong evidence that she was born in that state.

Evidence of the Burial of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Ann Wisawaty was probably buried at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake County, Indiana

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. Leon J Sejda Jr's Find A Grave Memorial[2] asserts that Leon Sejda and Ann M. Sejda were buried together at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake County, Indiana. A review of this assertion states:
    • There is a clear image of a gravestone at this cemetery, so this is supporting evidence that she was buried there.

Evidence of the Death of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Ann Wisawaty Sejda probably died in 2003 based on the date on her gravestone.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. Leon J Sejda Jr's Find A Grave Memorial[2] asserts that Ann M. Sejda died in 2003. A review of this assertion states:
    • An image of the gravestone is included in this record, so this is strong evidence she died in 2003.

Evidence of the Education of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

According to the 1940 US Census, Ann Wisowaty had an 8th grade education.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Ann Sejda was a 28 year old married white female with an 8th grade education. A review of this assertion states:
    • The informant was her brother in law, who should've known this fact, but there is room for error.

Evidence of the Marriage of Leon Sejda Jr and Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Leon Sejda Jr. was married to Ann Wisowaty on 30 Aug 1933. This fact they were married is established in the death index and provided by their sister in law Irene Sejda and supported by all other information. The date was listed on their gravestone photo from Find a Grave.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. Leon Sejda in 1935 Hammond City Directory[3] asserts that Leon Sejda Jr. was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image of the directory, but is not clear who supplied the information. This is very strong evidence of this marriage.
  2. 1937 Hammond Indiana City Directory[4] asserts that Leon J. Sejda was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image of the directory, but is not clear who supplied the information. This is very strong evidence of this marriage.
  3. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Leo Sejda was a 28 year old married white male with one year of high school education. A review of this assertion states:
    • This indicates tha Leon Jr was married and since Ann was in the household as a daughter in law, he must've been married to Ann.
  4. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Ann Sejda was a 28 year old married white female with an 8th grade education. A review of this assertion states:
    • Since Ann was in the household as a daughter in law, she must've been married to Leon Jr.
  5. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Ann Sejda was Kammila Sejda's daughter in law. A review of this assertion states:
    • Since Ann was in the household as a daughter in law, she must've been married to Leon Jr.
  6. 1943 Hammond directory for Sejda[5] asserts that Leo J. Sejda was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image of the directory, but is not clear who supplied the information. This is very strong evidence of this marriage.
  7. Leon J Sejda in United States World War II Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946 from FamilySearch.org[6] asserts that Leon J. Sejda was married. A review of this assertion states:
    • This indicates tha Leon Jr was married but not to whom.
  8. 1981 Leon Sejda Jr Death entry in FamilySearch Cook County Deaths database[7] asserts that Leon Sejda was married to Ann Wisowagy. A review of this assertion states:
    • This directly states that Ann Wisowaty and Leon Sejda Jr were married and is strong evidence.
  9. Leon Sejda in Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993 at FamilySearch.org[8] asserts that Leon Sejda was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This directly states that Ann and Leon Sejda Jr were married and is supporting evidence.
  10. 20 Aug 1995 Notes from Discussion with Irene and Barbara Sejda[9] asserts that Leon Sejda was married to Anne Wisowaty. A review of this assertion states:
    • Irene Sejda was Leon Jr's sister in law, so would've know this information. This is strong evidence.
  11. Leon J Sejda Jr's Find A Grave Memorial[2] asserts that Leon J. Sejda married Ann M. Sejda on 30 Aug 1933. A review of this assertion states:
    • This memorial has a clear gravestone image. The marriage date on Leon and Ann's gravstone where a piece of grass blocks the year on the marriage date. August 30 is clear as is 19x3. Since I know from other sources he was married before 1940, I assume this is 1933, when he would be 21 years old.
  12. Mary May Sejda (Gorczyca) Obituary[10] asserts that Mary "May" Sejda was survived by sister in law Ann (late Leo) Sejda of Griffith. A review of this assertion states:
    • Since a wife of Leon Jr's brother Walter is a sister in law of Ann (late Leo) Sejda, this supports the marriage of Leon Jr and Ann.

Evidence of the Name of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

She was probably named Ann M. Wisowaty. There is plenty of evidence she was named Ann. Her sister in law, Irene Sejda, provided the last name "Wisowaty." A death index for her husband says "Wisowagy". For now using Wisowaty since Irene was clearly correcting spelling elsewhere in the interview, but this could be incorrect.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. Leon Sejda in 1935 Hammond City Directory[3] asserts that Leon Sejda Jr. was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is evidence she went by the name Ann.
  2. 1937 Hammond Indiana City Directory[4] asserts that Leon J. Sejda was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is evidence she went by the name Ann.
  3. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Kammila, Henry, Walter, Stanley, Leo, Ann, Lorraine and Bernard Sejda appeard in the 1940 US Census at 6944 Columbia, Hammond, Lake Co, Indiana. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is evidence she went by the name Ann.
  4. 1943 Hammond directory for Sejda[5] asserts that Leo J. Sejda was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is evidence she went by the name Ann.
  5. Leon Sejda in Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993 at FamilySearch.org[8] asserts that Leon Sejda was married to Ann. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is evidence she went by the name Ann.
  6. 1981 Leon Sejda Jr Death entry in FamilySearch Cook County Deaths database[7] asserts that Leon Sejda was married to Ann Wisowagy. A review of this assertion states:
    • This record gives not just her first name, but also a last name. This is an index of records held in Cook county and should be validated by additional research.
  7. Mary May Sejda (Gorczyca) Obituary[10] asserts that Mary "May" Sejda was survived by sister in law Ann (late Leo) Sejda of Griffith. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is evidence she went by the name Ann.
  8. Leon J Sejda Jr's Find A Grave Memorial[2] asserts that Leon Sejda and Ann M. Sejda were buried together at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake County, Indiana. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is the only place where a middle initial has been found. This is supporting evidence that she went by Ann M.
  9. 20 Aug 1995 Notes from Discussion with Irene and Barbara Sejda[9] asserts that Leon Sejda was married to Anne Wisowaty. A review of this assertion states:
    • Elsewhere in the notes of this interview, it is clear that Irene was correcting the spelling of Maiden names, so this is probably correct, but needs to be validated with other evidence.

Evidence that Bernard Sejda is the Child of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Bernard Sejda is probably the son of Ann Wisowaty, based on the 1940 US Census.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Lorraine and Bernard Sejda were Kammila Sejda's grandchildren. A review of this assertion states:
    • Since she was grouped with her husband, listed as the only daughter-in-law, it is likely that Bernard is her son. This is supporting evidence.

Evidence of the Residence of Ann M. (Wisowaty) Sejda

Ann resided with Leon and his family at 1027 Fields Ave, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, probably from her 1933 marriage until the entire family moved to 6944 Columbia Ave, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, between 1937 and 1940. By 1943, Leo and Ann were living at 4827 Beech Ave, Hammond, Indiana. In February 1960, they lived at 3528 LaPort St, Highland, Lake, Indiana. Eventually they moved to Gary, Indiana.

The related references are enumerated below.

  1. Leon Sejda in 1935 Hammond City Directory[3] asserts that Leon Sejda Jr and Ann resided at 1027 Fields. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image and provides strong evidence of her residence in 1935.
  2. 1937 Hammond Indiana City Directory[4] asserts that Leon J. and Ann Sejda were residents at 1027 FIelds, Hammond, Lake, In in 1937. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image and provides strong evidence of her residence in 1937.
  3. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Kammila, Henry, Walter, Stanley, Leo, Ann and Lorraine Sejda lived in Hammond, IN in 1935 but not in the same house. A review of this assertion states:
    • This supports the fact that she lived at 1027 Fields Ave, Hammond in 1935, not the 6944 Columbia Ave address they were enumerated at in 1940.
  4. 1940 US Census for Kammila Sejda and Family[1] asserts that Kammila, Henry, Walter, Stanley, Leo, Ann, Lorraine and Bernard Sejda appeard in the 1940 US Census at 6944 Columbia, Hammond, Lake Co, Indiana. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image and provides strong evidence of her residence in 1940.This is evidence
  5. 1943 Hammond directory for Sejda[5] asserts that Leo J. and Ann Sejda lived at 4827 Beech Ave, Hammond, IN. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image and provides strong evidence of her residence in 1943.
  6. Bernado J. Sejda article in Hammond Times[11] asserts that Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Sejda lived at 3528 LaPort St, Highland, IN in Feb 1960. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image and provides strong evidence of her residence in 1960.
  7. Mary May Sejda (Gorczyca) Obituary[10] asserts that Mary "May" Sejda was survived by sister in law Ann (late Leo) Sejda of Griffith. A review of this assertion states:
    • This is a clear image and provides strong evidence of her residence in 1992.

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1940 United States Census, Lake County, Indiana, population schedule, ward 6, north township, enumeration district (ED) 45-116, Sheet 16B, household 333, Kammila Sejda and family; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : downloaded 15 September 2020); 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 1068.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Find a Grave database and images. Find a Grave. (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154865583/leon-j-sejda: accessed 16 Jan 2021), memorial page for Leon J Sejda (1912–1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 154865583; citing Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by NorthWest In Genealogical Society (contributor 48562314).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 ”U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995,” Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : downloaded 12 December 2020), images, “Entry for Leon Sejda,” p. 330, 422; Polk’s Hammond (Lake County, Ind.) City Directory 1935.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 ”U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995,” Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : downloaded 10 December 2020), images, “Polk’s Hammond (Lake County, Ind.) City Directory, 1937,” p. 317; Polk’s Hammond (Lake County, Ind.) City Directory: 1937 (Chicago, Ill.: R. L. Polk & Co., 1937).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 ”U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995,” Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : downloaded 21 December 2020), image, “Entries for Henry Sejda, Kamila Sejda, Leo J Sejda, Stanley Sejda, and Walter Sejda,” p. 398; Hammond, Indiana, City Directory, 1943.
  6. ”United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://FamilySearch.org: accessed 22 December 2020), Leon J Sejda, enlisted 30 Dec 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana; citing NARA NAID 1263923. College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002.
  7. 7.0 7.1 ”Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://FamilySearch.org: accessed 21 December 2020), Leon Sejda, 9 Feb 1981; citing County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago.
  8. 8.0 8.1 ”Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 December 2020), Leon Sejda Burial, 12 Feb 1981.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Irene Sejda, Grandmother of Robert P. Bongiovi, [address for private use], Munster, Indiana, interview by Robert P. Bongiovi, 20 August 1995; Notes on genealogy forms, privately held by Robert P. Bongiovi, [address for private use], El Segundo, California, 2020. Author cannot recall if this was in person or over the phone. Notes in possession of Robert P. Bongiovi.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 ”Mary ‘May’ Sejda (nee Gorczyca),” undated clipping, April 1992, from unidentified newspaper; Bongiovi Family History Files; privately held 2020 by Robert P. Bongiovi, [address for private use], El Segundo, CA.
  11. ”In The Service: Now Hear This,” Hammond Times (Hammond, Indiana), 21 February 1960, Bernardo J. Sejda; online images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/ : downloaded 16 December 2020), Hammond Times (Hammond, Indiana); Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.




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