- Born: Abt 1882, Poland
- Marriage: Louise about 1908 in New York, New York
- Died: After 1940, Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York
The 1915 New York State Census for Lackawanna Ward 2, Erie Co., New York, Election District 1, Assembly District 2, page 46, dated June 1, 1915 records Charles Chorazak (33 - Austria - Pole) and his wife Louise (29 - Austria - Pole) and children Thaddeus (5 - NY) and Mary (76/189) living at 504 Center Street. Charles is employed as a Proprietor and reports being in this country 9 years while Louise has been in this country for 8 years. They both indicate that they are aliens. At the same address is Joseph Chorazak (28 - Austrian - Pole) with his wife Caroline (20 - Austrian - Pole) and daughter Josephine (1 - NY). They have been in this country for 3 years.
The 1920 Federal Census for Lackawanna Ward 2, Erie Co., New York, District 308, page 216B records Carl (37 - Poland) and Louise (33 - Poland) Hronzek (sic) [Chorazak] with children Thadeus (10), Mary (5), Adam (3), and Anthony (1) renting at 483 Center Street. Carl is a laborer in a Steel Mill. Carl indicates he immigrated in 1907 while Louise reports 1910.
The 1925 New York State Census for Lackawanna Ward 2, Erie Co., New York, Election District 1, Assembly District 8, page 53, dated June 1, 1925 records Charles Horazak (42 - Poland) and his wife Louise (38 - Poland) living at 568 Center Street and no children are listed. Charles is employed as a Glass Maker and reports being in this country 17 years as does Louise. They both indicate that they became citizens on April 10, 1922 by order of the Supreme Court. On page 11 of the same census living at 100 Cook Street is Joseph Horazak (37 - Poland) with his wife Caroline (30 - Poland) and children Josephine (11 - US), Gennie (9 - NY), Frank (8), Anthonina (6 - NY), and Louisa (4 - NY). They have been in this country for 13 years and 12 years respectively and are both listed as aliens. Joseph is employed as Shop Labor.
In the 1930 Federal Census, the Charles Chorazak family is living on 568 Center Street in Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York. Charles immigrated in 1906 and Louise in 1908. He is listed as a head yeoman in a steel company. The family is living several doors away from the Herman Miazga Family whose daughter, Wanda, will marry Teddy Chorazak. The family includes Charles (48 - Poland) and Louise (43 - Poland) Chorazak with children Teddy (20), Mary (15), Adam (13), Anthony (11), Peggy (9), Wanda (7), and Chester (5).
The 1940 Federal Census for Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York, District 15-109, page 1765A,[image 15 of 35 at www.ancestry.com] dated April 10, 1940 records Carl (59 - Austria) and Louise (54 - Austria) Chorazak and children Adam (23 - NY), Anthony (21 - NY), Pearl (19 - NY), Wanda (17 - NY), and Chester (15 - NY) living at 246 Center Street ... the same building as their married son, Theodore, and married daughter, Mary Ciesla. Carl is working as a Laborer in a Steel Mill and earned $1,300 in the last 52 weeks. He has had 6 years of schooling while Louise has had 7 years of schooling.
As of Sept. 2003, the closest immigration record I can find to Charles Chorazak is for Karol Chorazak from Krzemicanna. His ethnicity is listed as Austrian/Polish. The Ellis Island Records indicate he came into New York on February 27, 1906 at the age of 26 on the ship Finland leaving Antwerp, Belgium.
However, there is another candidate: Karol Chorazak, his ethnicity is listed as Austrian/Polish and his residence as Szdziwa, Galicia. The Ellis Island Records indicate he came into New York on May 12, 1906 at the age of 22 on the ship Rhein leaving Bremen. He is traveling with his 24 year old brother, Jozef, and going to be with his brother Stanislas Chorazak. It appears that they are heading to La Porte, Indiana so this is probably not the correct Chorazak.
Charles married Louise about 1908 in New York, New York. (Louise was born about 1887 in Poland and died after 1940 in Lackawanna, Erie Co., New York.)