Other names for Zygmund* were RAPUK, Zigmond,8537 RAUPELK, Zygmont,8538 RAUPUK, Sigmond,7448,8539,8540 RAUPUK, Sigmund,8541,8542,8543 RAUPUK, Sygmund,7449 RAUPUK, Zygmond,8536 RAUPUK, Zygmont,7868,8541,8544 RAUPUK, Zygmunk 8545 and RAUPUK, Zygmunt.8535
Deathdate 9 May 1975 from card commemorating his death from Walter G Dabrowski Funeral Home, 1005 Dundalk Avenue, Graceland Park (in posession of Les Lindley)
Noted events in his life were:
1. Alt. Birth, 28 Mar 1896, Russia. 8541
2. Alt. Birth, Cir 1896, Russia. 7868
4. Immigration, 14 Apr 1913, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 8067 Sigismund Raupuk is included in the passenger list for S.S. Maine sailing from Bremen to Baltimore on 29 March 1913, arriving 14 April 1913. He is age 17 [although Ancestry index transcribes this as 37], single, laborer, cannot read or write, citizen of Russia, race or people Polish, permanent residence Tulunka? Russia, nearest relative in home country sister-in-law Teafila? Raupuk, in Tulunka?, Wilna, final destination Wheatland PA, passage paid by self, in possession of less than $50 [cannot read how much, might be $5], never been to US before, going to join brother John Raupuck at Box 129 Wheatland PA, 5'7", fair complexion, blde hair, grey eyes, no identifying marks, born Tulunka? Russia.
5. Story. Note I sent to Nancy O'Neill on 8/25/08 (discussing ship passenger list records for Sigismund Raupuk in 1913 and Francesik Raupuk in 1910: I think the 1910 and 1913 Raupuks are likely brothers too, because they are close in age, are both from the same town, and both say their destination is Wheatland PA. If they are brothers, and the Sigismund Raupuk is your grandfather, then we also know your great-grandfather's name, since the 1910 entry specifies the nearest relative as his father and provides a name (although it's hard to read). The 1913 entry says the nearest relative is a sister-in-law, implying that the father is now dead (or they aren't really brothers). It's interesting trying to track your grandfather from state to state. Based on these records, he arrives in Baltimore in 1913 but says he is headed to Pennsylvania. Maybe he really goes there, because later on in his 1930 Census record he says he received his citizenship in Pennsylvania [that was an incorrect reading of the Census record on my part. The Census really says his citizenship is "Pa", meaning the paperwork is pending, not that it was granted in Pennsylvania]. Unfortunately, he also says he became a citizen in 1912, which can't be right if he didn't arrive in the country until 1913. I haven't found any records showing him in Pennsylvania yet, but now that we know he might have gone to Wheatland, it might be easier to find him there. By 1917 he is living in Bayonne NJ (and claiming to be an alien, so in that record he says he isn't a citizen yet). He is still there in 1921, because your uncle Albert is born there. That means there should be a 1920 census record for him in NJ, but I haven't been able to find it yet [I found this census record later]. By 1922 he is in Baltimore, because your dad is born there. From that point on he seems to stay in Baltimore.
6. Story, 1915. In 1915 Jersey City & Hoboken directory, no Raupuks listed.
7. Appearance in Document: WW1 Draft Registration, 6 May 1917, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. 8541 Sigmund Raupuk is 21, address 101 Ave. E. Bayonne N.J., born 28 Mar 1896, Alien [not citizen], born "Russia Poland", citizen of Russia, laborer at Borax Company in Bayonne N.J., single, no dependents, caucasian, no military service, signature is "Zygmont Raupuk", tall, medium build, blond hair, brown eyes. Date of registration is "5/6/17" in 4th precinct of Bayonne, N.J.
8. Story, 1918. In 1918 Jersey City, Bayonne, & Hoboken directory, no Raupuks listed.
9. Residence, Dec 1918, Pennsylvania, United States. 7868 Based on birthplace of son Leo, family should be in Pennsylvania in Dec 1918.
10. Census, 6 Jan 1920, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. 7868
11. Census: Rapak and Pacalac together, 1920, Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. An entry in the 1920 Census shows the following group of people (with Rapak and Pacalac together) living at 96 Second Street, Passaic, NJ, on 13 Jan 1920 - Nicholas Rapak, age 30, imigrated to US in 1910, alien, cannot read and write, born in Galicia, mother tongue Russian, a laborer in a rubber mill. His parents were also born in Galicia. Nicholas is renting his home. He is married to Anna, age 25, also immigrated in 1910 from Galicia. They have children John (age 4, born in NJ), Anna (age 2, born NJ), and Michael (age 1, born NJ). They have a boarder, Nellie Pacalac, age 20, single, immigrated from Galicia in 1914, alien, working as a weaver in a woolen mill. There is another boarder from Galicia, Mary Raesarovska living with them, and a neighbor John Rajdas from Russia, but married to Mary from Galicia. (Passaic County, City of Passaic, ED 28, Sheet 2) [Passaic is not very close to Jersey City. It is still a suburb of New York, but is about 8 miles from Jersey City]
12. Residence, 1921, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Based on alleged birthplaces and birthdates of children, should be in Bayonne in 1921 and in Baltimore in 1922.
13. Residence: 106 Wallis Ave, 1922, Farrell, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. 8537 [This is next door to where Boleslaw Raupuk's family is living in 1929 at 108 Wallis Ave, but Boleslaw does not appear in this directory.]
14. Residence: 901 S Potomac, 1923, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 8539 In 1923 Baltimore City directory, Raupuk Sigmond listed as laborer, with wife Sophie, living at 901 S Potomac. [this location is between Highlandtown and Fells Point, south of Patterson Park. It is very close to Elliot Street, where Edward Raupuk says he was born in 1922. Potomac and Elliot intersect each other south of this location.]
15. Appearance in Document: Newspaper, 26 Mar 1923, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 8538 Mortgage: Zygmont Raupelk & wife to Canton Pulaski Polish B A, 1900.
16. Appearance in Document: Newspaper, 26 Mar 1923, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 8544 Deed from Frank Fuss & wife to Zygmont Raupuk & wife, 901 S Potomac st, g r $35
17. Residence: 619 S 14th E, 1924, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 8540 In 1924-5 Baltimore City directory, Raupuk Sigmond listed as tinworker, with wife Sophia, living at 619 S 14th E.
18. Occupation: Tinworker, 1930. 8542
19. Residence: 503 S Newkirk, 1930 To 1942, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 8542,8543 [This is really the same house as 619 S 14th E. Baltimore changed the street names from numbers to alphabetic. Note that "N" for Newkirk is the 14th letter of the alphabet. - knowledge of Ed Raupuk]
20. Census, 12 Apr 1930, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 7448
21. Census, 6 Apr 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 7449
22. Occupation: Millworker, 1942. 8543
23. Appearance in Document: WW2 Draft Registration, 25 Apr 1942, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 8536 Zygmond Raupuk resides at 503 S. Newkirk St., Baltimore, MD, age 46, born 16 Mar 1896 in Pulanka, Poland. Contact is Mrs. Sophie Raupuk of same address. Employer says "Temporarily Unemployed." Height 5 ft 6, weight 160, light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, slight scar on upper lip. Registration card is stamped by registrar in Cumberland, MD.
24. Story: Pulanka. There are several candidates for the location Pulanka, which was listed at Zygmund's birthplace on his WW2 Draft Registration.
25. Story. Born in Poland, moved to New Jersey, then Pennsylvania, then to Baltimore. Came to US into Ellis Island in 1916 or 1917. His brother sent him to US to avoid WWI. Believe he was in U.S. before U.S. joined the war. He and Sophie got married about 6 or 8 weeks after he arrived. He was 21, she was 16. (family knowledge)
26. Story: Galicia. Galicia is a region of SE Poland and NW Ukranian SSR. Borders S on Czechoslovakia, extends from the Carpathians into the Vistula valley. Principal cities are Cracow and Tarnow in Poland, and Lvov and Stanislav in Ukranian SSR. Until 1919 Galicia was an Austro-Hungarian crownland. Polish was official language in section W of San River, Ukranian was language E of river. During WWI, a Polish legion was organized in Galicia and fought on the side of Austria until 1917. The entire region was the scene of heavy fighting. The Paris Peace conference in 1919 assigned all of Galicia to Poland. Under Soviet-Polish treaty of 1945, most of E Galicia was awarded to Ukranian SSR. (from The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World, 1961, p656)
27. Story: Galicia. The wikipedia entry for Galicia says "Beginning in the 1880s, a mass emigration of the Galician peasantry occurred. The emigration started as a seasonal one to Imperial Germany (newly unified and economically dynamic) and then later became a Trans-Atlantic one with large-scale emigration to the United States, Brazil, and Canada . Caused by the backward economic condition of Galicia where rural poverty was widespread (see Economy below), the emigration began in the western, Polish populated part of Galicia and quickly shifted east to the Ukrainian inhabited parts. Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, and Germans all participated in this mass movement of countryfolk and villagers. Poles migrated principally to New England and the midwestern states of the United States, but also to Brazil and elsewhere; Ukrainians migrated to Brazil, Canada, and the United States, with a very intense emigration from Southern Podolia to Western Canada; and Jews emigrated both directly to the New World and also indirectly via other parts of Austria-Hungary. A total of several hundred thousand people were involved in this Great Economic Emigration which grew steadily more intense until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The war put a temporary halt to the emigration which never again reached the same proportions.
28. Story. Worked in steel mill in Pennsylvania, then at Sparrow's Point in Baltimore for Bethlehem Steel. Lived on Elliot St. Ed does not know why they moved to Baltimore, but assumes Zygmund was following work. (family knowledge)
29. Story. Ed says all children were born at home, none at hospitals.
30. Story. Owned a bar in East Baltimore for a while, in Highlandtown off of Eastern Ave. Had it for about 5 years.
31. Immigration. There are no Raupuk records in the Philadelphia or Boston immigration records.
Zygmund* married Sophie* PACHOLEC, daughter of Wladyslaw* PACHOLEC and Josepha* GAJEWSKA, circa 1918 in New Jersey, United States.7448 (Sophie* PACHOLEC was born circa 1903 in New Jersey, United States,7839 died on 2 Oct 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States 8535 and was buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, United States 8535.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Story: Wedding Photo, Cir 1918. Ed Raupuk does not know who any of the people in the photo are, except that Sophie's parents are standing behind her (middle of back row).