Joseph was a train engineer. He may have been born in Lithuania. "Joseph" is the anglanized version of his name; he would have spelled his name "Iosif."
He married Julia MIRONOWICZ, the daughter of a music teacher, on January 11, 1898, in Pinsk, Belarus.
The couple had nine children: Nadia, Antonio, Ivan, Iosif (Joseph), Stanislav, Kazimir, Roman, Maria, and Olga. Only four reached maturity: Nadia, Stanislav, Maria, and Olga.
Joseph was the son of Matvey URBANOWICZ and Katerin (last name unknown).
Joseph's funeral mass was at a Catholic church in Pinsk, Belarus.