Bio: Fialkowski / Fijalkowski Family

Transcriber: Janet


Surnames: Becker, Fialkowski, Fijalkowski, Gorny


A small group of about 25 families finally built a small wooden church. They petitioned the Most Rev. Schwebach to make this a Catholic Parish and send them a priest. Even in those days it was not logical for the Bishop to accede to their wishes with St. Hedwig’s Church, a mission at the time, only two miles away. Angered at the unwillingness of the Bishop to work in their favor, they finally built a small wooden church, two miles east of the present St. Hedwig’s country church, on the land that now belongs to the Hoffman family. For two years they tried desperately to locate a priest but failed. In the meantime, a Mr. Glish and Mr. Feliks Mikolainis carried on the “worship service.” Finally on May 30, 1897 they became known as an “Independent Church.” The first President of the group was Philip Jasinski, secretary, John Kurtinaitis; treasurer Feliks Mikolainis. The little parish was first named “All Saints Roman Catholic Church” but later became “All Saints Independent Church.” Land for the church was donated by Anton Malinowski to the amount of two acres.  Julian Fijalkowski, the father of Victoria Fijalkowski Becker, was one of the founders of  the "Polish Independent Church" of Thorp, Wisconsin.


Naturalization: Eau Claire, Wisconsin



Julian Fijalkowski

Oath of Intention was declared in Douglas Co., NE, 12 Mar 1900.
Naturalization Date 18 Sep 1906
Naturalization Place Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States



Name Gertrude Fyalkowski
Sex Female
Age 25
Immigration Date 23 Aug 1892
Immigration Place New York, New York, New York, United States
Occupation Unknown
Event Type Immigration
Birthplace Prussia
Ship Name Dresden
Birth Year (Estimated) 1867
Departure Port Bremen
Literacy Read & Write
Last Place of Residence Schwetz
Destination Place Il
Transit or Travel Compartment Staying in the USA [Transit]; Steerage [Travel]
Affiliate Manifest ID 00060287
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1746067


1900 Federal Census, Withee, Clark, Wisconsin, Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 125, Family Number: 126, Sheet Number: 7


Head: Gertrude Fialkonski, [Gertrude Fialkowski], Age: 33, Birth Date: Mar 1867, House Keeper, able to read and write but cannot speak English
Birthplace: Poland, Germany, Race: White, Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1892, Years in US: 8
Marital Status: Married in 1890 (10 yrs.)
Father's Birthplace: Poland, Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Poland, Germany
Mother: number of living children: 4, 1 deceased
Months Not Employed: 0
Renting a farm

Gertrude Fialkonski 33 Head, Mar 1867
Victoria Fialkonski, 8 Daughter, Jan 1892
Joseph Fialkonski, 5 Son, Apr 1895
Valeria Fialkonski, 3 Daughter, Feb 1897
Agnes Fialkonski, 1 Daughter, Dec 1898


1910 Federal Census, Withee, Clark, Wisconsin, USA


Name: Julius Fijackowski
[Julius Fijalkowski]
Age in 1910: 44
Birth Date: 1866
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1897
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Gertrude Fijackowski
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: General Farm
Employer, Employee or Other: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged
Farm or House: Farm
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 20

Julius Fijackowski 44 Head
Gertrude Fijackowski 43 Wife
Joseph Fijackowski 14 Son
Valeria Fijackowski 13 Daughter
Agnes Fijalkowski 11 Daughter
John Fijalkowski 9 Son
Charley Fijalkowski 6 Son
Annie Fijalkowski 3 Daughter


United States Census, 1920 Wisconsin Clark Withee ED 36


Julian Fialkowski Male 53 1894 1867 West Prussia Married White Head West Prussia West Prussia A 10
Mrs Gertrude Fialkowski Female 52 1894 1868 West Prussia Married White Wife West Prussia West Prussia A 10
Casimir Fialkowski Male 15 1905 Wisconsin Single White Son West Prussia West Prussia A 10
Anna Fialkowski Female 12 1908 Wisconsin Single White Daughter West Prussia West Prussia A 10


United States Census, 1930 Wisconsin Chippewa Stanley ED 39, Sheet A 18


Casper Fialkowski Male 25 1905 Wisconsin Married White Head Poland Poland

Ella Fialkowski Female 27 1903 Wisconsin Married White Wife Wisconsin Wisconsin
James Fialkowski Male 1 1929 Wisconsin Single White Son Wisconsin Wisconsin
Agnes Fialkowski Female 0 1930 Wisconsin Single White Daughter Wisconsin Wisconsin
Julius Fialkowski Male 64 1866 Poland Married White Head Poland Poland (USA Arrival 1893)
Gertrude Fialkowski Female 62 1868 Poland Married White Wife Poland Poland (USA Arrival 1893)


BioM: Fijalkowski, Victoria (1913)


Name Leonhard Frank Becker
Event Place Cook, Illinois, United States
Residence Place Cook, Illinois, United States
Age 30
Birth: 1883
Birth Date 1883
Spouse's Name Victoria Fijalkowski (Parents: Julius Fijalkowski, b. 1866 & Gertrude Gorny, b. Mar 1867)
Spouse's Age 21
Spouse's Birth: 22 Jan 1892, Poland (d. 5 Mar 1896, Chicago, IL)
License Type Marriage
Event Date 25 Oct 1913
Marriage Date 25 Oct 1913
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse's Marital Status Single
Spouse's Age 21
Record Number 77


[Postcard] *sent from Victoria Fijalkowski to Leo Becker, just before their marriage


Home of Leo & Victoria 3034 N. Kenneth, Chicago, IL

This home was built in 1924.

It last sold for $77,000,Aug 3, 1988.
Lot Size: 3,780 Sq. Ft.

United States Census, 1930 Illinois Cook Chicago (Districts 1001-1250) ED 1083, Sheet A4

    Leonard F Becker Male 47 1883 Luxembourg Married White Head Germany Germany  
Victoria Becker Female 38 1892 Poland Married White Wife Germany Germany
Josephine Becker Female 15 1915 Illinois Single White Daughter Luxembourg Germany
Rose Becker Female 4 1926 Illinois Single White Daughter Luxembourg Germany


Obit: Becker, Victoria Fialkowski (1892-1986)


Surnames: Becker, Brosky, Gorny, Fialkowski, Fijalkowski


Source: Illinois Death Records



Victoria Becker
Sex Female
Age 94
Address: 3034 N Kenneth
Death Date 05 Mar 1986
Death Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Birth Date 22 Jan 1892
Birthplace , , Poland
Marital Status Widowed
Occupation Housewife
Race White
Father's Name Julius Fialkowski
Mother's Name Gertrude Gorny
Informant's Name Josephine Brosky
Event Type Death
Entry Number 604950
Cemetery Mount Carmel
Funeral Home Casey Laskowski And Son




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