Josephine Godak <I>Brack</I> Domek

Josephine Godak Brack Domek

Death 16 May 1969 (aged 84)
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 108586517 · View Source
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This information was taken from old family records of my cousin,Lillian Niemczyk Surra.
Names have been changed many times to Americanized.
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Name was Bryk changed to Brack
Father Joseph Bryk
Mother Frances Bonionr/Mrs Nokonay/ Mrs Bryk
Married Michael Godsecnski/Godak 1900
Married Vincent Domek 1927
Stanley /Catherine Huddy
Nellie / Anothy Niemczyk
Margaret / Mrs Walter Obritsky
Helen / Mrs Benjamin Rideski
Mary / Mrs George Zupon/Pinkdinski
This is some of the written story by Lillian.

Josephine married Michael Godsecnski/Godak 1900. She came to U.S. age 3. She worked in the Silk mills , and after she married she ran a Grocery store from her home.

Josephine was 13 1/2, she quit school, as allowed by law ath the time, and obrained a job in the silk mill along with many of her friends, some because of dire necessity and others, because they were not interested in a education.

When Josephine was not yet fifteen, a marriage was arranged for her. The suitor had to be Polish, Catholic, and have a job. Michael Godsecnski met those qualifications. He was nine years her senior.

Josephine was not happy. She did not want to be married yet. She pointed out that sister Victoria and Mary were 18 when they married and they chose their own husbands.

Her Father pointed out that he was not their father and did not control them. They had their inheritance and were free to make their own decisions

Many years later, after Micheal passed away, Josephine would admit that her Mother orderd her to "go unstairs with that man, he is your husband now"

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  • Created by: Collene Family Finder
  • Added: 15 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 108586517
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine Godak Brack Domek (21 Oct 1884–16 May 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 108586517, citing Saint Stanislaus Cathedral PNCC Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Collene Family Finder (contributor 47321903) .