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Michael Papa
Birth: Sep. 4, 1877, Poland
Death: May 8, 1937
Wallington
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

Michael (originally Michal; also called Mike in the U.S.) was born in Lezachow, Sieniawa Parish, Rzeszow, present-day Poland. He was trained as a rattan furniture maker, and relocated to Trencin, Slovakia, to teach his trade there. One of his students was Karol (Charles) Miskovic, who introduced Michael to his sister Alzbeta (Elizabeth) K. Miskovic. Michael and Alzbeta were married on 16 Feb. 1904 in Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Trencin, Slovakia.

Michael visited Boston in 1905. He returned to the U.S. on 17 May 1909 aboard the S.S. Lapland. He then traveled back to Slovakia and returned to New York in 1912 on the S.S. George Washington (his wife and children following him a few months later). He was listed as an operator in the 1915 New York State Census, living at 403 Pleasant Ave., New York City. He was listed as a laborer in the 1925-26 Elizabeth city directories.

He and his family moved from New York City to Rahway, Union Co., NJ (he purchased property there in 1919). But his naturalization took place in New York Co., NY, on 10 June 1921. In 1922, the family relocated to Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ. On 21 Sep. 1926, he and his wife purchased 96 Locust Avenue, Wallington, Bergen Co., NJ, where the family lived and operated a grocery store.

Michael died of liver cancer at the age of 59. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jan (Iwan) Papa
  Anna Czercowy Papa
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth K. Miskovic Papa (1884 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Grace Catherine Papa Savidge (1904 - 1987)*
  John Papa (1906 - 1936)*
  Michael Joseph Pappa (1907 - 1958)*
  Charles George Papa (1909 - 1911)*
  Rudolph Pappa (1911 - 1962)*
  Francis Joseph Papa (1915 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jan (Iwan) Papa (____ - 1939)*
  Feodor Papa (1874 - ____)*
  Michael Papa (1877 - 1937)
  Mary (Marya) Papa Baran (1888 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Ridgelawn Cemetery
Clifton
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Joseph R. Klett
Record added: Jun 14, 2013
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Michael Papa
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Michael Papa
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Thank you for your part in bringing about my life. I wish I could have known you. May you rest in peace.
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014
 
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