|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1896, Poland|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1974|
MY BUCIA AND THE BEST BUCIA IN THE WORLD
m. Joseph Kujda preceded her in death.
m. John Juhacki short time just before her death
Daughter of Jacob Malski and Carolyn Wajdan
Bucia came to the United States when she was not quite 16 years old. It took her 30 days on the ship she came over on and she was so sea sick and scared. The Ship was the Kronland. She came to New York City from Bremen which was a distance from Galicia where she had to tell the authorities she lived.Had she told them Poland they never would have been able to come to the United States at that time. Friends of her mother and father met her and took her to Buffalo, NY to live with them.
When in the U.S. she met Dzia Dzia (Joseph Kujda) who had come here from Poland earlier. After a while they married when she was 18. He was 22. They soon moved to Deland, NY where Dzia Dzia was working. This is outside of Buffalo. They had four sons which Andrew, Louis and Walter were born in DeLand. They traveled on to PA where Dzia Dzia had a brother Andrew Living. Dzia Dzia then got a job working for the railroad. Jobs were not to good at the time. Dzia Dzia came to Toledo with his wife and three boys where he heard they were hiring at Chrysler Motors which at that time was Willys Overland.He did get a job at Willys Overland and worked there until he retired. They settled here for the rest of their lives where they had a fourth son Robert.
Bucia got to go back to Poland to see her family but by now she was probably in her 70's her mother, father and older siblings were all deceased. She did have some younger brothers and sisters that were born after she left Poland that she got to meet.
I am so glad she got to go back before she passed on. I give her so much courage for coming here at such a young age knowing she would probably never see her mom and dad again. How they ever let her come here knowing they probably would never see her again is beyond me.They did know she would have a much better life. Things were very bad in Poland when she left. Dzia Dzia never went back to Poland.
We spent so much time when we were growing up at their house as we only lived two blocks from them. I have such great memories.When we would spend the night she always told us stories at bedtime. Little did we know at that time she was telling us about her life in Poland. So many things were happening in Poland and this was her way of talking about it by telling us stories. I just wish I could remember a lot more then I do.
They were the best grandparents in the world. Bucia was so special to us. We were the oldest three grandchildren and no more came along till we were quite a bit older so we really got spoiled.
I miss them so much but know one day I will be with them again.
She was the best Bucia in the world.
Love you Bucia
Want to thank all of you who visit my Bucia's Memorial. I try to personally thank you but sometime for one reason or another I overlook it. It is very much appreciated though.
Joseph Kujda (1889 - 1969)*
Andrew Joseph Kujda (1915 - 1974)*
Louis Kujda (1917 - 1987)*
Walter Kujda (1920 - 1978)*
Maintained by: BPHTOL
Originally Created by: gabbybug
Record added: Dec 20, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5124199