Monday, July 1, 2013



Mrs. Constancia Szukalski, for many years a resident of the town of Newton died at the home of a son in Milwaukee Sunday. Mrs. Szukalski was born in West Prussia 89 years ago and came with her husband to America and to Newton 45 years ago. For the past few years she has been with her son at Milwaukee. She is survived by two sons, Thomas and Marion, both prominent business men in the Mitchell street district and two daughters, Mrs. Stackowiak and Mrs. Kaminske, all of Milwaukee. Mrs. Szukalski was a woman of Christian graces and in her generation had a wide circle of (words missing) to Nordheim and the funeral will be held Thursday morning.

Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, January 21, 1919 Page 1

In a previous post, I wrote about Constance's husband Paul (my 2nd great grandfather) who was killed when his horses fell into a ravine on the way home from church in 1900.  My 2nd great grandmother Constance Budzbanowski Szukalski lived for 19 more years. 

Constance was the daughter of John and Catherine Budzbanowski.  She married Paul Szukalski on 16 Mar 1862 in Swiekatowo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.  She immigrated to the US in 1869.  Her obituary mentions that she has 2 surviving sons and 2 surviving daughters.  Constance had 3 additional sons and one daughter that preceded her in death.  One of her surviving daughters, Anna Szukalski Stachowiak, was my great grandmother. 


  1. Paul and Constance were my great, great grandparents. Their son Theofil was my great grandfather.

  2. Deborah, it is very nice to meet you, if only on the internet. I love meeting my cousins. My Polish side (which is 50%) always gives me the most trouble since it is the side I know the least about and it is the hardest to research.

  3. I don't know if you check this blog anymore but I also have Paul and Constance as great, great grandparents through Teofil and then through Norbert Theo (who is my grandfather). Matthew Auxier

    1. Matthew, I do check this blog and really need to get back to writing some posts on it. It always seems like I don't have enough information. I have met some of my cousins through this blog so I am very happy for that. Thank you for introducing yourself! I do have a photo of Paul that one of my cousins sent me. Perhaps I should post that photo on here.