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Apolonia "Polly" Grabarz Dymek
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1855
Wielkopolskie, Poland
Death: Feb. 11, 1917
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Apolonia "Polly or Pauline" Grabarz (Grabasz, Grabasy,etc) Dymek was born on 5 Sept 1858 in present day Boruszyn, Poland (about 47 miles NW of Poznan), the area was formerly known as Prussia or German Poland. (Her birth date is based on a combination of her age at immigration, marriage records, earlier census records and her death certificate). Marriage records on, list her parents as Laurentius (Lawrence) Dymek and Magdalena Mazur. Apolonia married Martin Dymek in a Catholic Parish in Boruzyn, Poland in 1877. In 1884, Apolonia and the two oldest children; Anton, age 4 and Maria (Mary), age 2 1/2, immigrated from the Port of Bremen, Germany to Baltimore, Maryland aboard the SS Habsburg. She and the children took a train from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL to join her husband, Martin, who had immigrated to the US in 1881.

Polly, Martin and a number of their adult children lived at or near 1242 West 49th Place in Chicago, Illinois for several decades. 8 children survived to adulthood: 2 children were born in Poland and 6 children born in Chicago, IL. The family attended St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Parish in Chicago, IL, where several births and marriages for this family were recorded.

The children of Apolonia Grabarz and Martin Dymek are:

Anton A. Dymek: b. 17 Jan 1879, Poland, d. 5 Nov 1943
Maria or Mary Dymek: b. Aug 1880, Poland, d. bef. 1943
Kathryn Agnes Dymek-Hacus: b. 27 Oct 1885, d. 13 Apr 1964, Chicago, IL
Frances Dymek-Webanek: b. 4 Oct 1887, d. before 1943
Stella Stanislawa Dymek-Nowak: b. 5 May 1889, d. 20 Apr 1938, Chicago, IL
Steven Joseph Dymek: b. 8 May 1891, d. Jun 1960, Chicago, IL
Lawrence J Dymek: b. 5 Sep 1893, d. 16 Jun 1952, Cleveland, OH
John Anthony Dymek: b. 26 Nov 1895, d. 28 Apr 1945, Cook County, IL.

Polly passed away due to complications from an intestinal infection on 11 Feb 1917 and rests beside her husband, Martin Dymek.

Polly and Martin Dymek rest with their grandson, Robert Steven Dymek (son of Lawrence J Dymek and Mary Miller) and daughter and son in law, Stella Dymek and Bernard M. Nowak in Section A, Block 2, Lot 27. There only marker on the site are the gravestones for the Nowaks.

Family links: 
  Martin Dymek (1850 - 1918)
  Anton Dymek (1879 - 1943)*
  Catherine Agnus Dymek Hacus (1885 - 1964)*
  Stella Dymek Nowak (1889 - 1938)*
  Lawrence J Dymek (1893 - 1952)*
  John A Dymek (1895 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section A, Block II, Grave 27
Created by: Teri Powell
Record added: Jun 23, 2009
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Apolonia Polly <i>Grabarz</i> Dymek
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Apolonia Polly <i>Grabarz</i> Dymek
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Apolonia Polly <i>Grabarz</i> Dymek
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To my beloved Great Grandmother, Polly Dymek.
- Teri Powell
 Added: Jun. 23, 2009

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