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Joseph Maliawsky
Birth: Oct. 25, 1884
Minsk City District, Belarus
Death: May 3, 1953
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

My grandfather emigrated to America from Minsk, Russia (now in Belarus), circa 1907-1910. The 1920 US Federal Census indicates the year was 1907; the 1930 census says 1910. He has been difficult to locate in immigration records, as there are numerous names recorded that are similar in spelling to Maliawsky.

The family is found in census records as:
1920 Molowski or Malowski
1930 Malanska
1940 Maliawski

Joseph's WWI and WWII Draft registration cards show:
1918 Millowsky but signed as Joseph Maliawski
1942 Maliowsky but signed as Joseph Maliawsky

On son George's 1923 birth record, he is Osip Maliauskiy.

Census records state Karolina married Joseph at age 20. That would be about 1912-1913.

In 1920, they were living on the Hudson River waterfront across from Manhattan at 1219 River Road, Shady Side in North Bergen Ward 1, Hudson County NJ with three young children - Mary, Joseph and Olga. Infant Olga's name was mistakenly enumerated as Carolina.

In 1930, they were living at 180 (rear) Sutton Avenue, Fairview, Bergen County NJ with seven children. Between 1921 and 1928, four sons had been born: John, George, Walter and Alexander. In this census, wife Karolina was mistakenly enumerated as Catherine. [Neither parent spoke English.]

Another daughter, Carol, was born in 1930 after the census. There is a note on George's 1923 birth certificate that Karolina gave birth to a child who didn't survive.

In 1940, Joseph, Karolina and six children were living at 247 Halladay Street in Jersey City, Hudson County. This would be the family's home until 1966. Two sons, Joseph and John, were living on their own - 18-year old John at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp and 21-year old Joseph in the US Army.

In 1920, 1930 and 1940 Joseph was working as a laborer at an [corn] oil refinery. His 1918 draft card gives his employer as the Corn Products Refinery Company in Edgewater, Bergen County NJ. In 1942, he was unemployed.

Description of the apartment at 247 Halladay Street: Upon entering the building, there was a wonderful aroma of aged dark wood paneling that encased the walls and stairwell. There were two entrances into the Maliawsky's apartment. One that went unused was in front of the stairs and opened into the living room. The second was under the massive stairs and opened into the dining room. The kitchen was the rear room. Upon entering, one was facing the dining room and kitchen. In between the street-facing living room and rear kitchen were about 3-4 bedrooms. It was a long, deep apartment.

My grandfather passed away suddenly in 1954 of a heart attack at age 68. Each of his five sons served in the US military, four during wartime. One daughter became a Roman Catholic Nun. At his death, he had two granddaughters and one grandson. Two grandchildren were born later. He has one great-granddaughter.

[There are three spellings of the family surname found in this immediate family: Maliawsky, Maliawski, Maliauski.]

[Year of birth is reported on Joseph's WWI and WWII draft registration cards as 1884. His tombstone reads 1885.]

Bio by: Jo Terry ღ, granddaughter
Family links: 
  Karolina Charlotte Sabat Maliawsky (1892 - 1975)*
  M Veronica Patricia Maliawski (1915 - 2000)*
  Joseph Maliawski (1918 - 2003)*
  Olga Maliawsky (1919 - 2010)*
  John Maliawski (1921 - 2000)*
  George Lenard Maliawski (1923 - 1989)*
  Walter Maliauski (1925 - 1995)*
  Alexander Maliawsky (1928 - 1980)*
  Caroline Maliawsky (1930 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
North Arlington
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
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 Added: Dec. 25, 2016
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