LIPA Family in 1910 U.S. Census Thursday, Sep 28 2006 

Szymon LIPA’s family appeared in the 1910 U.S. Census although their surname was misspelled. For accuracy sake, I’ll record here the entry as it appeared in the actual census record. According to the census record, we know they resided in the state of Michigan, county of Wayne, city of Detroit, enumeration district number 41, ward number 3, on Superior Street, in house #57 on the 26th day of April, 1910.

From this record we also get the following information:

Name of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910 was in this family.

  1. Leaper, Simon, head of household, male, white, age 65, married 30 years, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, immigrated in 1881, was naturalized, able to speak English, occupation listed was “none”, he indicated that he was able to read and write, he owned his own home free and clear.
  2. Leaper, Louise, wife, female, white, age 52, married 30 years, gave birth to 12 children 9 of which were still living, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, immigrated in 1881, spoke English, no occupation, was able to read and write.
  3. Leaper, Annie, daughter, female, white, age 18, single, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, occupation was weaver for clothing maker, was not out of work currently or in 1909, was able to read and write, did not attend school in 1909.
  4. Leaper, Michael, son, male, white, age 16, single, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, occupation was pressing for a tailor company, was not out of work currently or in 1909, was able to read and write, did not attend school in 1909.
  5. Leaper, Josephine, daughter, female, white, age 14, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, no occupation given, was able to read and write, did not attend school in 1909.
  6. Leaper, Frank, son, male, white, age 11, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, was able to read and write, did attend school in 1909.
  7. Leaper, William, son, male, white, age 9, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, was able to read and write, did attend school in 1909.

***Also of interest: Simon and Louise’s daughter Mary Lipa Dubiel and her family lived on the same street at #52 Superior Street.

LIPA Family in 1900 U.S. Census Thursday, Sep 28 2006 

Szymon LIPA’s family appeared in the 1900 Census. According the census record, we know they resided in the state of Michigan, county of Wayne, city of Detroit, enumeration district number 30, ward number 3, on Superior Street, in house #57 on the 15th day of June, 1900.

Further information from this record:
Persons whose place of abode on June 1, 1900 was in this family:

  1. Lipa, Szymon, head of household, white, male, born Oct. 1847, age 55, married 24 years, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, year of immigration was 1881, number of years in the U.S. was 19, was naturalized, occupation was day laborer, months not employed was 6, there was no mention of his attending school, he indicated he could read and write and speak English, he owned his home free and clear.
  2. Lipa, Ludwika, wife, white, female, born July 1858, age 41, married 24 years, mother of 11 children, 8 of whom were still living, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, year of immigration was 1881, number of years in the U.S. was 19, not naturalized, no occupation, no mention of her attending school, she indicated that she could read, write, and speak English.
  3. Lipa, Katherine, daughter, white, female, born October 1879, age 20, single, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, year of immigration was 1881, number of years in the U.S. was 19, not naturalized, occupation was tobacco packer, no mention of her attending school, she indicated that she could read, write, and speak English.
  4. Lipa, Sophia, daughter, white, female, born November 1887, age 12, single, born in Michigan, mother and father were born in Austria/Poland, attended school 9 months.
  5. Lipa, Karolina, daughter, white, famale, born July 1889, age 10, single, born in Michigan, mother and father were born in Austria/Poland, attended school 9 months.
  6. Lipa, Annie, daughter, white, female, born June 1891, age 8, single, born in Michigan, mother and father were born in Austria/Poland, attended school 9 months.
  7. Lipa, Michael, son, white, male, born July 1893, age 6, single, born in Michigan, mother and father were born in Austria/Poland, attended school 9 months.
  8. Lipa, Josephine, daughter, white, female, born January 1896, age 4, single, born in Michigan, mother and father were born in Austria/Poland.
  9. Lipa, Frank, son, white, male, born December 1898, age 1, single, born in Michigan, mother and father were born in Austria/Poland.
  10. Mordenski, John, boarder, white, male, born August 1871, age 28, single, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, immigrated in 1890, number of years in the U.S. was 10, not naturalized, occupation was moulder, 0 months not employed, no mention of attending school, he indicated that he could read, write, and speak English.

LIPA Family In Detroit, 1890 City Directory Thursday, Sep 28 2006 

Szymon and Ludwika LIPA immigrated to the U.S. in 1881, too late to be on the 1880 U.S. Census. They were in Detroit during 1890 but 1890 Federal Census of the United States was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC on 10 January 1921. Instead we have the record from the Detroit, Michigan Directory for 1890.

Record
about Simon Lipa

Name: Simon Lipa
Location 2: 57 Superior
Occupation: laborer
Year: 1890, 1891
City: Detroit
State: MI

About Detroit, Michigan Directory, 1890

This database is a transcription of a city directory originally published in 1890 for Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. In addition to providing the resident’s name, it provides information regarding their address and occupation. This collection includes the names of over 249,300 people, mostly heads of households.

Bordering Canada in southeastern Michigan, Detroit is the largest city in the state. This database (on Ancestry.com) is a transcription of a city directory originally published in 1890. In addition to providing the resident’s name, it provides information regarding their address and occupation. This collection includes the names of over 249,300 people, mostly heads of households. For those seeking ancestors from eastern Michigan, this can be an informative database. City directories are primarily useful for locating people in a particular place and time. They can tell you generally where an ancestor lived and give an exact location for census years. They are also useful for linkage with sources other than censuses.

Gravestone of Szymon LIPA Wednesday, Sep 27 2006 

Szymon LIPA is buried at Sacred Heart of St. Mary’s Cemetery (AKA Greenwood), the parish cemetery for Sweetest Heart of Mary Church. He was buried November 11, 1916 and his grave is located at Section Ck, Row 9, Hdstn 11. The gravestone has held up well. It is an east-facing stone (not given to direct winds). It appears to be a sandstone or other “soft” stone and the inscription is still easy to read.

Gravestone for Szymon Lipa

The inscription on his gravestone reads:

Tu Spoczywa w Bogu

SZYMON LIPA

Um. 7, Listopada 1916 R

Przezyl 72 Lat

Prosi O Zdrowas Marya

Translated we have:

Here lies with God

SZYMON LIPA

Died 7th of November in the year 1916

He lived 72 years

Asking for a “Hail Mary”

 

Death Certificate for Szymon LIPA Tuesday, Sep 26 2006 

 The death certificate for Szymon LIPA was issued by the State of Michigan. From it we have the following information:

  1. Place of death: City of Detroit, County of Wayne; Address: 57 Superior Street (renumbered to 559 Superior after 1920); Ward: 3; Registered number: 10460
  2. Full name: Szymon Lipa
  3. Sex: Male
  4. Color or Race: White
  5. Martial Status: Widowed
  6. Date of Birth: unknown
  7. Age: about 50
  8. Occupation: Laborer
  9. Birthplace: Austria
  10. Name of Father: unknown
  11. Birthplace of Father: unknown
  12. Name of Mother: unknown
  13. Birthplace of Mother: unknown
  14. Interment: Martin J. Schemanske, 167 E. Canfield
  15. Dated November 10, 1916 and signed by registrar
  16. Date of Death: November 7, 1916
  17. “I HEREBY CERTIFY That I attended deceased from Nov. 2, 1916, to (blank), that I last saw him on Nov. 2, 1916, and that death occured on the date stated above, at 9:20 pm. The cause of death was as follows: Cerebral Apoplexy (Embolus), duration 6 months.” No contributory conditions were listed. Signed by William P. Mowry M.D., dated Nov. 10, 1916, address was 136 E. Canfield.
  18. Length of Residence: (blank)
  19. Place of Burial: Greenwood, Date of Burial: November 11, 1916
  20. Signed: M. J. Schemanske, Address: Detroit

Some additional notes (mine):

  • Greenwood Cemetery is AKA Sacred Heart of St. Mary Cemetery (parish cemetery for Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, Detroit).
  • It’s not clear to me if Szymon had a stroke 6 moths prior to his death or if he was diagnosed with hypertension 6 month previous to his death. Since no contributory causes were listed, I will assume that Szymon had a stroke 6 months prior to his death and then died as a direct result of that stroke.
  • Szymon was born in Poland as were his parents.
  • Apoplexy is a term used to mean “stroke”.
  • Even though his formal name is listed as Szymon, The American spelling of “Simon” was used on some documents for him.

Ludwika (Knot) LIPA Gravestone Sunday, Sep 24 2006 

Ludwika (Knot) LIPA is buried at Sacred Heart of St. Mary’s Cemetery (AKA Greenwood), the parish cemetery for Sweetest Heart of Mary Church. She was buried June 3, 1912 and her grave is located at Section Cb, Row 4, Hdstn 8. The road seen been the fence is Mound Rd. in Detroit. The gravestone has held up amazingly well considering it is a west-facing stone (given to direct winds). However, it appears to be a sandstone or other “soft” stone and the inscription is getting harder and harder to read as the stone errodes with time.

Ludwika LIPA gravestone

The inscription on her gravestone reads:

Tu Spoczywa w Bogu

LUDWIKA LIPA

Ur. 13 Lipca 1857 R

Um. 30 Maja 1912 R

Prosi O Zdrowas Marya

MATKA

 

Translated we have:

Here lies with God

LUDWIKA LIPA

Born 13th of July in the year 1857

Died 30th of May in the year 1912

Asking for a “Hail Mary”

MOTHER

Death Certificate for Ludwika (Knot) Lipa Thursday, Sep 21 2006 

The death certificate for Ludwika (KNOT) LIPA was issued by the State of Michigan. From it we have the following information:

  1. Place of death: City of Detroit, County of Wayne; Address: 57 Superior Street (renumbered to 559 Superior after 1920); Ward: 3; Registered number: 3752
  2. Full Name: Ludwicka Lipa
  3. Sex: Female
  4. Color or Race: white
  5. Marital Status: Married
  6. Date of Birth: July 13, 1861
  7. Age: 50 yrs, 10 mos, 12 days
  8. Occupation: Housewife
  9. Birthplace: Germany
  10. Name of Father: Simon Knot
  11. Birthplace of Father: Germany
  12. Maiden Name of Mother: unknown
  13. Birthplace of Mother: unknown
  14. The Above is True to the Best of my Knowledge: (signed) Martin J. Schmanski of 167 E. Canfield (Interment)
  15. (Seal of the Registrar)
  16. Date of Death: May 30, 1912
  17. Cause of Death: Apoplexy (there was no indication that Ludwika was treated for this condition by a doctor prior to her death, and there were no contributory causes listed either)
  18. (signed) J.W. Rothacher M.D. and dated 6/2/1912, address: Coroner
  19. Place of Burial: Greenwood, Date of Burial: June 3, 1912
  20. Undertaker: M.J. Schmanski, Detroit

Some additional notes (mine):

  • Greenwood Cemetery is AKA Sacred Heart of St. Mary Cemetery (parish cemetery for Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, Detroit).
  • The birthdate was in error. It is actually July 6, 1857 so Ludwika was actually 54 years old when she died.
  • Ludwika was born in Poland as was her mother whose maiden name was KITRYS.
  • Apoplexy is a term used to mean “stroke”.
  • Even though her formal name is listed as Ludwicka, I believe she went by the name Louise.

Marriage Record of Ludwika Knot and Szymon Lipa Thursday, Sep 21 2006 

Marriage Record of Ludwika Knot

This is a photograph (from microfilm) of the marriage record of Ludwika KNOT and Syzmon LIPA. The original record is from the parish of Nagoszyn, Poland. The records were originally from the Tarnów Diocesan Archives and were filmed in 1973 by the LDS (film #1960045). Ludwika lived in Bobrowa, Poland but that village doesn’t have it’s own church. Villagers belonged to the parish in Nagoszyn. The wooden church that existed at that time in Nagoszyn had been built in 1790 and dedicated to Saint Barbara. The church in Nagoszyn had been a branch church belonging to the parish of Przeclaw until 1862, when it assumed parish status in its own right. The GPS coordinates for the village of Bobrowa, Poland are: 50 07 : 21 26′
From this record we know that:

  • Ludwika KNOT and Syzmon LIPA were married on November 15, 1876.
  • Groom: Szymon LIPA, was a farmer and the son of Jan (Joannis) and Zofia (Sophia) LANUCHA (Łanucha).
  • Szymon lived in house #50 in the village of Bobrowa.
  • He was Catholic, age 33, and not widower.
  • Bride: Ludwika (Ludovica) KNOT, daughter of Szymon KNOT and Katarzyna (Catharina) KITRYS.
  • Ludwika lived in house #75, in the village of Bobrowa.
  • She was Catholic, age 19, and not a widower.
  • Witnesses to the marriage: Michał CZUBOWICZ and Jan (Joannes) GREBOSZ (Grębosz)
  • Officiating this marriage was: Ks Joannes PIOTROWSKI.

Birth/Baptismal Record of Ludwika Knot Thursday, Sep 21 2006 

Ludwika Knot Birth Record

This is a photograph (from microfilm) of the birth/baptismal record of Ludwika Knot. The original record is from the parish of Nagoszyn, Poland. The records were originally from the Tarnów Diocesan Archives and were filmed in 1973 by the LDS (film #1960045). Ludwika was born at home in Bobrowa, Poland but that village doesn’t have it’s own church. Villagers belonged to the parish in Nagoszyn. The wooden church that existed at that time in Nagoszyn had been built in 1790 and dedicated to Saint Barbara. The church in Nagoszyn had been a branch church belonging to the parish of Przeclaw until 1862, when it assumed parish status in its own right. The GPS coordinates for the village of Bobrowa, Poland are: 50 07 : 21 26′
From this record we know that:

  • Ludwika was born on July 6, 1857 and baptized on July 7, 1857.
  • The family house in the village of Bobrowa where she was born was #74.
  • Ludwika was baptized Catholic and is a legitimate daughter of,
  • Father: Szymon KNOT whose occupation was “agricola” and was the son of Szczepan (Stephan) KNOT and Jadwiga (Hedwig) nee/nata LACH (ŁACH).
  • Mother: Katarzyna (Catharina) KITRYS, daughter of Tomasz (Thomas) KITRYS and Marja (Maria) nee/nata KLIVIEWICZ.
  • The attending midwife was Marja KITRYS (not sure if this was Ludwika’s mother in law or not)
  • The Godparents were Kaspar (Gaspares) ZIEBO (Ziębo), Rosalia wife/uxor of Józef (Josephi) MOMIOLA. Their occupation was “rusticus”.
  • Officiating the baptism was: Ks Joanes Bielawski.