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We could use your help identifying these persons in the following pictures.  I have larger versions of these if needed.

The following pictures are from Melissa Hubbard in Tucson AZ.  Please help us identify who these people are.  Guesses and notes are shown with images.

Jan Nogosek
Tatlina? Matle?
Lizabet? Manka
Maria Gospodar

Information from Adeline Puccini:
        Hyacinth "Jacek" Kulig family.

--  Hyacinth, born to John Kulig and Julia Przybilla in 1849 (Popielow, Poland), died August 2, 1940 at age 91 in Independence, WI.  Married Suzanna Woychik.

--  Suzanna Woychik, born to Frank Woychik and Anna Lyga in 1857, died January 27,1947 at 92 in Independence, WI.
Children in photo:
        -- John Kulig (Attorney), born December 30, 1874, died 1960.
        -- Gertrude, born November 5, 1889 (?)
        --Paul, born December 11, 1880 (?)
        -- Albert, born April 16, 1886 (?) 

<Note: above order does not match and ages do not seem to match -- Gertrude would have to be the youngest, but that is not what is in this photo.>

        Note:  The last three dates are taken from SS. Peter & Paul church records.  Also,  you may recall the lovely stained glass windows on opposite sides of the church donated by Hyacinth and Suzanna Kulig.

Taken in Jamestown, ND

Identified by Mary (Skroch) Flaherty (see email below) as:
Dorothy (Dora) Gospodar

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     Skroch Genealogy
Date:     Sat, 1 Dec 2007 16:50:42 -0600
From:     Thomas M. Flaherty
To:     Michael Skroch


                My name is Mary (Skroch) Flaherty.  I was going through the pictures that need identification on your web site. I am able to identify the girl in her Communion dress standing next to a seatee. She has a bible in her left hand and a candle in her right hand. Her name is Dorothy (Dora) Gospodar. This picture was taken at her Confirmation at age 13 in 1898. She was born  January 25, 1885 in T. Muntz (Jamestown) ,Stutsman County, North Dakota. She married my grandfather, John Thomas Skroch (this is his 2nd wife-first wife died young) on July 4, 1904 in Independence, Trempealeau County, WI at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She died on January 24, 1948 and is buried in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Independence. John Thomas Skroch’s parents were Mathias (Matthew) (Maciej) Skroch and his mother was Anna Niwa (Niva). My father was Joseph Phillip Skroch-lived in Arcadia, WI

Mary Flaherty

Identified by Verna Kulig Halama via her daughter Joan Murphy:

Adults: Jacob & Mary (Skroch) Kulig


Louis Kulig (back row)
Joseph, Agatha, William, Rose/Mary
From Joan Murphy: "The photo taken in Independence, Wisconsin with the family of 5 children. My mother claims she also saw this same photo about a year ago at her brother's house. My mother knew all the people. It is the Jacob and Mary (Skroch) Kulig family. Boy behind is Louis Kulig, little boy on left is Joseph Kulig, little girl on Jacob's lap is Agatha Kulig (she later married a Maule), the baby in the mother's arms is William Kulig (my grandfather), and the girl standing on the right is Rose who became a nun. (Her name is either Rose or Mary, I need to check that). William Kulig was born in June of 1894 so that dates that photo definitely in 1894 because of the age of the baby."

Additional information from Adeline Puccini:
Jacob Kulig family, taken in 1894.  My grandparents, Jacob and Mary Skroch Kulig.  My father would be the infant held by my grandmother, Mary Skroch.
--Jacob, born to John Kulig and Julia Przybilla in 1854 (Popielow, Poland), died May 8, 1946 at age 92 in Independence, WI.  Married Mary (Maria) Skroch
--Mary Skroch was born to Matthew Skroch and Anna Niwa in 1858 and died August 13, 1932 at age 74 in Independence, WI
Children in photo:
        -- Ludovicus (Louis), born March 25, 1881
        --Rose (Maria) born, 1888
        --Joseph, born 1890
        --Agatha, born 1892
        --William, born, 1894  (My father, William, is the infant in this photo.  His tragic life is well-documented in my memoir, published in January, 2002.  If you haven't already read or heard about it, I'm sure you will find it an interesting historical.  You can check it out on my website: or  Peter Skroch in Oconto Falls, WI , was one of my first readers who  vividly remembers and corroborated details.)

Identified by Verna Kulig Halama via her daughter Joan Murphy:

Jacob & Mary (Skroch) Kulig

On tintype.

This woman seems to be in the solo image below.

On tintype.

This woman seems to be the one in the image of the couple with baby above.  On tintype.

On tintype.

On tintype.

On tintype.

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