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Antoni Maciejewski

Born 17 Feb 1883, Antoni Maciejewski was only a baby when he arrived in Buffalo from Prussia in December 1883 with his parents, Jan and Weronika Lewandowski Maciejewski. Along with his mother, Antoni became an American citizen when his father Jan Maciejewski was naturalized in 1890. Antoni‘s brothers and sisters were born in Buffalo, and were therefore native born American citizens.

Antoni was the most prolific of the Maciejewski children. He married Marya Szczepańska at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Bennington, Wyoming, New York, on 5 Aug 1907. Although Marya had been born in Buffalo, her parents Marcin and Anna Kalinowski Szczepański had purchased farmland and moved to Bennington Center at the turn of the century.

1907 Szczepanska Maciejewski wedding

1907 Wedding of Marya Szczepańska and Antoni Maciejewski, Bennington, New York

Antoni and Marya had nine children in Buffalo, New York:

  • Zofia Ludwika (Lou Mack Raymond) (13 May 1908-18 November 1985)
  • Cecylia Anna (Malinowski) (18 November 1909-16 July 2002)
  • Franciszek Józef Maciejewski (2 April 1911-2 March 1981)
  • Bernard Jan Maciejewski (5 January 1913-14 October 1985)
  • Imelda Teresa (Lewandowski) (28 June 1915-3 December 2005)
  • Antoni Jan Maciejewski (19 November 1917-2 May 1985)
  • Eugeniusz Maciejewski (28 December 1925-3 April 1941)
  • Jan Marcin Maciejewski (26 February 1928-29 August 1995)
  • Ryta Maciejewska (5 August 1929-5 August 1929)

Antoni was only fifty three years old when he died 25 Nov 1936. He was buried at St. Stanislaus RC Cemetery in Cheektowaga, Erie, New York. His legacy lives on in the descendants of Anthony and Marie’s fifteen grandchildren.

Comments on: "Antoni Maciejewski" (12)

  1. […] father’s families came to the United States in the 1880s. Antoni Maciejewski married Marya Anna (Marie) Szczepanska in 1907 and they had 9 children. The youngest boy was our […]


  2. […] grandfather Anthony Maciejewski worked as a custodian to keep his family afloat. Our grandmother Marie turned the housefront on […]


  3. […] grandfather, Antoni Maciejewski, was just a baby in 1884 when he came to America with his parents, Jan and Weronika Lewanowski […]


  4. […] Jan and Weronica Lewandowska Maciejewski came to America in December 1883 with their baby Antoni. American records said Antoni was born in Germany-Poland, or […]


  5. […] records, and knowing that Jan and Weronika Lewandowska Maciejewski came to America with their baby Antoni about 1884, I was inspired to again try to find the record of their arrival in the United […]


  6. […] example, I knew my grandfather Antoni Maciejewski had two brothers, Konstanty and Ludwik. I knew that their children, my father’s cousins, had […]


  7. […] Teresa Maciejewska was born 28 Jun 1915 in Buffalo, New York to Antoni Maciejewski and Marya Szczepańska, and was baptized at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church. She was named by […]


  8. […] Jan and Weronika Lewandowska Maciejewski came to America in December 1883 with their baby Antoni. American records said Antoni was born in Germany-Poland, or […]


  9. […] 5 Aug 1907, Antoni Maciejewski had married Marya Szczepańska in Bennington, New York. In the 1910 census, they and their […]


  10. […] Maciejewska was the oldest daughter of Antoni Maciejewski and Marya Szczepańska Maciejewska. She was born 13 May 1908 and baptized at St. Stanislaus Bishop […]


  11. […] grandparents Antoni and Marya Maciejewski were the witnesses for the marriage of Antoni‘s brother Ludwik Maciejewski to Marta Jankowska […]


  12. […] 26 Feb 1928, so he was 11 years old when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. His father Antoni Maciejewski had died 25 Nov 1936. John‘s older brother Tony enlisted in the United States Army 28 Mar […]


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