Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon


Surnames: Turczyn, Krupa, Senk, Mellicoat, Letsch, North, Prock, Zajac, Helman, Kessler, Biegler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 16, 1946


Turczyn, Martin (17 October 1888 - 11 May 1946)


Martin Turczyn, 5f7, was buried in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Wednesday, May 15, (1946). Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Georgas Funeral Home, and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father J. A. Biegler officiating. He died at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Wausau Saturday, May 11 (1946).


Martin Turczyn was born October 17, 1888, in Lublin, Poland, to Michael and Mary Krupa Turczyn. He received his education in Europe and came to this country 35 years ago. He worked in Philadelphia, and Chicago; then came to the farm in Pine Valley, where he has lived for 29 years.


In Lublin, Poland, November 24, 1910, he was married to Mary Senk, who survives. They were the parents of four children.


Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Andrew, at home; one daughter, Mrs. D. W. (Felicity) Mellicoat of Berwyn, Ill.; and a sister living in Poland. Two children and two sisters preceded him in death.


Pallbearers were: Nick Letsch, Herman North, Linus Prock, John Zajac, Henry Helman and John Kessler.


Bio: Turczyn, Martin & Senk

Contact: History Buffs


----Sources: Photo contributed by Steve Roberts from his personal collection


1930 Federal Census, Pine Valley Twp., Clark Co., WI

Head: Martin Tierczyn (Turczyn) (Martin Turczyn), white married male, 42 yrs. old (ca. 1888), b. Poland, Dwelling Number: 76, Family Number: 76
Home Owned, No Radio Set, Lives on a Farm
Age at First Marriage: 23
Attended School: No, Able to Read and Write: Yes
Immigration Year: 1912, en: Polish
Naturalization: Naturalized

Parent's Birthplace: Poland
Polish Language Spoken-able to Speak English
Occupation: Farmer, Industry: General Farm, Class of Worker: Working on own account, Employment: Yes

Household Members
Head: Martin Tierczyn (Turczyn) 42 (1888)
Wife: Mary Ann Tierczyn (Turczyn) 37
Son: Andrew Tierczyn (Turczyn) 14
Daughter: Felicity Tierczyn (Turczyn) (Turczyn) 12
Michael Koltun, Boarder 43 (1887)


Martin Turczyn Farm, Sec. 5, Pine Valley Twp., Clark Co., WI


Photo contributed by Steve Roberts from his personal collection.




Friends and Close Neighbors

Listed in the recorded order 9 Apr 1930 by Lotta L. Baer for the Fremont Twp., Census

(place of birth is listed following the name)


Tony Wieting Wisconsin   
Maymie Wieting Wisconsin   
Donald Wieting Wisconsin   
Leona Wieting Wisconsin   
Arthur Wieting Wisconsin   
Rosie Wieting Wisconsin   
Martin Tierczyn (Turczyn) Poland 1912   
Mary Ann Tierczyn (Turczyn) Poland 1912   
Andrew Tierczyn (Turczyn) Illinois   
Felicity Tierczyn (Turczyn) Wisconsin   
Michael Koltun Poland 1913   
Nic Uselding Wisconsin   
Harry Uselding Wisconsin   
William Adams Illinois   
Aleda Adams Wisconsin   
Elmer Adams Illinois   
Viola Adams Illinois   
August Wagner Germany 1873   
Hattie M Johnson Wisconsin   
Ellen Johnson Wisconsin   
Flora Boutwell Wisconsin   
George Flick Wisconsin

Robert Bordeleban Wisconsin   
Minna Bordeleban Germany 1897   
Frank Bordeleban Wisconsin   
Velma Bordeleban Wisconsin   
Herbert Bordeleban Wisconsin   
Emma Bordeleban Wisconsin   
Arthur Bordeleban Wisconsin   
Gladys Bordeleban Wisconsin   
Helen Bordeleban Wisconsin

Fred Ackerman Wisconsin   
Pauline Ackerman Wisconsin   
Arthur Ackerman Wisconsin   
Irma Ackerman Wisconsin   
Cecil Ackerman Wisconsin   
Adolph Smith Russia 1892   
Pauline Smith Germany 1892   
Gustave Adolph Smith Virginia   
Emil Henry Smith Wisconsin   
Wm F Beyer Wisconsin   
Helen Beyer Wisconsin   
Vivian Beyer Wisconsin   
Alma Beyer Wisconsin   
Marion Beyer Wisconsin   
Fred Wegner Germany 1872   
Arthur Haugen Wisconsin   
Helen Haugen Wisconsin   
Albert Wegner Wisconsin   
Hulda Wegner Wisconsin




Re: Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Al Burness

My Grandfather was named Jan Turczyn was maybe from Lublin. Maybe came to USA 1912. He married Koarline Rusak in Polamd had two children there and two in the USA. Is there any connection between us. also there is a town named Turczyn poland which may have leaned to Ellis Island using the town name rather than the sure name for the DP,s. Please reply. Thank you Al

Re: Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Al, Sorry no connections as I am a volunteer transcriber and am not related to most all the people whom I do the obits for. Have a good day and thanks for visiting the Clark County Website. Dolores

Re: Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Holly Turner

Hi- There is a village in Poland named Turczyn, and yes, it has been used as the basis for surnames of folks coming from there. Sometimes, as in the case of my father's father, the ending "owicz" was added to denote that. So my father and his sibs had the surname TURCZYNOWICZ, which they later shortened. Most shortened it back to Turczyn, but my dad shortened it to TURNER. Since the surname TURCZYN is pretty uncommon, it shouldn't be too hard for you to find relatives. good luck, Holly Turner



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