Herman Miazga
(1897-After 1940)


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Herman Miazga

  • Born: 8 Sep 1897, Poland
  • Marriage: Caroline circa 1916 in Lackawana, Erie Co., N. Y.
  • Died: After 1940, Lackawanna, Erie Co., N. Y.

bullet  General Notes:

The WWI Draft Registration Card for Harry Miazga records his date of birth as September 8, 1897 in Russia/Poland. He is employed as a Switchman for the Lackawanna Steel Co. and is married to Carolina Miazga. They are living at 1576 Hamburg Turnpike, Lackawana, Erie Co., NY. His physical description is medium height and build with brown eyes and brown hair. He makes his mark rather than sign his name.

The 1920 Federal Census for New York, Erie Co., Lackawanna Ward 1, District 131 taken January 16, 1920 records Harry (24 - Poland) and Caroline (28 - Poland) Miazga with children Wanda (6 8/12) (indexed as Haide), Leon (5 6/12), and Edward (1 4/12) renting a home at 461 Gates Ave. Both Harry and Caroline are reported to have immigrated in 1912. Harry is a Handy Man at the Steel Plant.

The 1925 New York State Census for Lackawanna Ward 1, page 132 taken June 1, 1925 records Herman (29 - Poland) and Caroline (33 - Poland) Miazga with children Wanda (12), Leonard (11), Edward (6), Stephanis (4), Frank (3), and Joseph (?) living at 466 Holland Ave. Both Herman and Caroline are reported to have immigrated 14 years ago. Herman is a Crane Operator.

The 1930 Federal Census records on April 9, 1930 the Herman Miazga family renting a home at 569 Center Street in Lackawanna, New York. The census records his name as Mazja. He is listed as 32 years old having immigrated from Poland in 1912 and is listed as a laborer in a steel plant. The family includes Herman (32) and Caroline (39) with children Wanda (15), Leo (14), Edward (10), Stephania (9), Frank (6), and Joseph (4). Herman is listed as first married at 19 while Caroline was 22. It is of interest that the 1930 Federal Census for Cheektowaga, Erie Co., N.Y. District 383 records Miazga children Leo (15), Edward (11), Stephania (10), and Frank (8) as inmates in the Felician Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary Orphans Asylum ... see general notes on Wanda Miazga.

As of Sept. 2003, the closest immigration record I can find to Herman Miazga is for Heronim Miazga from Frampol, Russia. His ethnicity is listed as Russian/Polish. He came into New York on February 29, 1912 at the age of 17 on the ship Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm leaving Bremen, Germany. The manifest records his nearest relative as what looks to be Paulina or perhaps Canlina Miazga in Frampol, Lublin, Russia (now Poland - as of 2004). He lists his destination as Buffalo, N.Y. to be with his brother, Leonard Miazga. Also on the ship's manifest are two of his sisters: Joanna and Weronika, both listed as 24 years old.

The 1910 Federal Census for New York, Erie Co., 1-Wd Lackawanna, District 279, page 56A records Leonard Miazga (21 - Russian/Poland) living with is brother Konskanty Miazga (21 - Russian/Poland) and his wife of 1 year, Iniela (19). Also in the household are a brother, Joseph Miazga (19) and an Uncle, Andrew Miazga (40). This is possibly Herman's family. Dates of immigration for this family are: Leonard (1906), Konskanty (1900), Joseph (1909), Andrew (1908).


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Laborer in a Steel Plant (1930).


Herman married Caroline circa 1916 in Lackawana, Erie Co., N. Y. (Caroline was born about 1891 in Poland and died after 1940 in Lackawanna, Erie Co., N. Y..)

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