Frances Nieme Bonionr <I>Nokonay</I> Brack

Frances Nieme Bonionr Nokonay Brack

Death 3 Aug 1922 (aged 69–70)
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 79346448 · View Source
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TAKEN FROM FAMILY NOTES , of great grand daughter, Lillian Niemczyk Surra. PLEASE CHECK ALL DATES

SPELLING MAY BE BONIONR may have the suffix or owa, which means, widow or married.
She was a Widow

Cemetery is stated as
St Stanislaw, Munooka, Pn. I cannot find records to this place. I have to guess this is the correct cemetery.

Maiden name may be spelled FRANCES NIEME NOKONAY BONIONR,.
I think Bonionr is that of her first husband.

She was a wealthy widow with 2 daughters and 1 son. She married Joseph Bryk in Poland.
She inherited on third of her deceased husband considerable estate. Her children received two thirds equally divided, according to the law of Poland, under Austria.

They arrived first class in New York in July 1891.(Check this as dates in the story some times don't match) Joseph Bryk and his wife Frances, with her 2 daughters by 1st marriage, Victoria and Mary Bonionr (may be Bonionr owna?). Along with daughters Josephine, Julia and Rose Bryk.

Her son and her parents stayed behind in Poland to care the forested land she had inherited from her first husband estate. Their fate is unknown. It may have been lost in WW1.

They were welcomed by Josephs two brothers. Where they established a comforable lifestyle in the Scared Heart Church and the community.

Frances was a perfectionist, with outside help, her home was always immaculate, the children were neatly dressed.
The laundry was boiled. She was conscious of germs, in fear of the plague.

The Brack children were fortunate, They lived very comfortably until they were grown.
Frances was generous to her children.

It was Frances that had to make the greatest adjustment. She tried to carry on her life style which she lived in Poland. She thought it would return someday.

She raised her daughters to be ladies of refinement (no house work). After all, they had an inheritance from their Father and always thought they would return to Poland and claim their land.

Girls were to marry well and sons was to educated .

The girls married common working class men. The son never came to America and lost the land.

Josephine (Mrs Godsecnski/Godek/Godak),
Julia (Mrs Michael Slovek)
Rose (Mrs John Niemczyk)
William married Mary Warner.
Mary married to unknown;returned to Poland where she died.
Victoria /John A Golka

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Nieme Bonionr Nokonay Brack (1852–3 Aug 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79346448, citing Saint Stanislaus Cathedral PNCC Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Collene Family Finder (contributor 47321903) .