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Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH1 SIMON was born in Hungary, and died Unknown. He married VERONICA PINTER. She was born in Hungary, and died Unknown.

Notes for JOSEPH SIMON:

Joseph Simon was possibly a Mayor of Debrecen, Hungary, in the mid 1800's. Debrecen is 100 miles east of Budapest near the Romanian border.

Debrecen's central attraction is its classical 19th_century Nagytemplom, or Great Church, built between 1803 and 1822. Since the 16th century, Debrecen, sometimes called the "Hungarian Geneva" or the "Calvinist Rome," has been a Protestant stronghold. At one time only Calvinists were allowed to live within its borders.

For a brief period Debrecen was the capital of Hungary. From 1848_1849 the government, rebelling against the Hapsburgs, fled Budapest, declared independence and claimed the Republic of Hungary.

Today the cultural life of Debrecen revolves around its universities. The Lajos Kossuth University of Arts and Sciences, the University of Agriculture, the Medical School, and the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music are all combined into the University of Debrecen. Other historic attractions include the Reformed College with its large collection of rare books in theology and science, and the Deri Museum.

Debrecen has numerous restaurants and shops as well as abundant recreational activities including parks, theaters, movies and sporting events. In the Great Forest District, near Kossuth University, is the arboretum, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, thermal baths, sporting fields, an amusement park and a zoo.

St. Anna's Catholic Church, built in 1946, is an example of the baroque architecture of Christioan John Carlone. The oldest religious building in Debrecen is the Kistemplom (Small Church), on Piac utca. Its truncated tower was built after its onion_shaped dome was blown off in a storm in 1876. Nearby is the Csokonai Theatre (1861 _ 1865), built in the Romantic_Moorish style. At one time this theater was the largest provincial theater in Hungary, seating 2,000 people.

Just west of Debrecen, Hortobagy, or the Hungarian Steppe, is noted for its history as well as its hot summers and bitter cold winters. About 40 percent of the steppe is grassland preserved as a National Park. The Tisza river, which originates in Romania and flows through Hortobagy, is the second largest river in Hungary. In ancient times most of the population was destroyed by Tartar and Turkish invasions. Today small villages flourish across the Hortobagy landscape.

Source: http://www.hungarybynet.com/Hungary/Debrecen.asp?SnID=915542835

 

Debrecen, city in eastern Hungary, capital of Hajdˇ_Bihar county. One of the largest cities of the country, it is an important commercial center and railway junction, servicing a rich agricultural region. The chief trading commodities are grain, cattle, and hogs. Industrial products include woolen fabrics, leather goods, casks, soap, and foodstuffs. One of the city's notable buildings is the Protestant church in which the Hungarian patriot Lajos Kossuth proclaimed the country's independence from Hapsburgs rule in 1849. A university in Debrecen, founded in 1912, is named after him. Because the city has long been the center of Hungarian Protestantism, it has been called "the Calvinist Rome." Between 1941 and 1945, during World War II, Debrecen served as the temporary capital of Hungary. Population (1993 estimate) 217,000.

"Debrecen," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993_1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Notes for VERONICA PINTER:

According to Margaret V. Koenig, Veronica died young.

More About VERONICA PINTER:

Cause of Death: Pneumonia caught while working in the fields

 

Children of JOSEPH SIMON and VERONICA PINTER are:

2. i. ANNA2 SIMON, b. 1869, Budapest, Hungary; d. 12 Jul 1937, 24_40 28th Street, Astoria, New York.

ii. BROTHER SIMON, d. Unknown.

Notes for BROTHER SIMON:

Her brother was in a sanitarium in Philadelphia.

 

Generation No. 2

2. ANNA2 SIMON (JOSEPH1) was born 1869 in Budapest, Hungary, and died 12 Jul 1937 in 24_40 28th Street, Astoria, New York. She married JOSEPH BEDNARIK Bef. 1893 in Budapest, Hungary, son of JOSEPH BEDNARIK and VALENTINE FARNIE. He was born 1872 in Hungary, and died 01 Nov 1934 in Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, New York.

Joseph Bednarik, Margaret Bednarik, Anna Bednarik, and Elizabeth Bednarik in 1910

Notes for ANNA SIMON:

Her daughter Elizabeth Bednarik was born in 1905 according to the 1920 Census records (shown under notes for Joseph Bednarik). Elizabeth's birth date of May 22, 1904, comes from Elizabeth's Social Security Death Record. According to Anna's Death Certificate number 5174, State of New York, Anna was in the United States for 32 years before she died (meaning she arrived in 1904_5 time frame at age 35 which agrees with the birth of Elizabeth aboard the ship taking them to the United States), and was a housewife for 40 years. However, based on the 1920 US Federal Census, Elizabeth was born in 1905 in Hungary. According to Margaret V. Koenig Barbi, Elizabeth was born on the ship coming to the United States.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820_1957 on Ancestry.com shows: Anna Bednarik age 34, Marit Bednarik age 12, Anna Bednarik age 3, and Elizabeth age blank arrived in New York City onJuly 18, 1905, aboard the SS Kroonland from Antwerp, Belgium (departed Antwerp on July 8, 1905).

Before Anna's husband Joseph died in 1934 (I estimate this date to be 1925 when Margaret Koenig was in 7th, 8th/9th grade at PS 96), Anna was run over by an olive oil delivery truck in New York City while on the way to the 91Street Public Library. As a result of the accident, her leg was amputated, and she received a large financial settlement which she used to buy a new home in Astoria, New York, at 24_40 28th Street. The address, 24th Avenue was also known as Woolsey and 28th Street was also known as Chauncey Street in 1920. Source: Margaret Barbi December 28, 2000.

More About ANNA SIMON:

Burial: 14 Jul 1937, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York, Section K Grave 690

Cause of Death: Cardiac failure due to artricular fibrillation

Notes for JOSEPH BEDNARIK:

According to Margaret Barbi (his grand_daughter), Joseph Bednarik worked hard to accumulate money to send his wife and children to the US aboard a ship that landed at Ellis Island in 1905 (Elizabeth Bednarik was born aboard that ship).

(New York Passenger Lists, 1820_1957 on Ancestry.com shows: Anna Bednarik age 34, Marit Bednarik age 12, Anna Bednarik age 3, and Elizabeth age blank arrived in New York City onJuly 18, 1905, aboard the SS Kroonland from Antwerp, Belgium (departed Antwerp on July 8, 1905).)

Margaret believes he arrived in the USA before his wife and children, earning the money in the US. The 1910 Census says Joseph arrived in 1905 along with his whole family; and the 1920 Census says Joseph arrived in 1911. It is possible that he arrived before 1905, earned the money and went back to Hungary, however, there is no proof of this at this time.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820_1957 on Ancestry.com shows: Jozsef Bednarik arrived on 4 May 1911 on the SS Ultonia from the port of Piume _ place of orgin, Hungary.

Joseph lived at 39_71 49th Street, Long Island City, New York, when he died in 1934. Death information and parents' names come from State of New York Death Certificate number 23890.

Joseph and his brother Steven were twins. Steven Bednarik and his wife had no children, but adopted a child.

Polk's 1918 New York City Book shows Joseph Bednarik as a shoemaker living at 311 East 91st Street.

According to Margaret Barbi (his grand_daughter), Joseph Bednarik: a) At one time yawned so hard that he could not close his mouth and had to be taken to hospital to have his mouth closed, b) At another time while walking on the streets of NYC, he fell through a defective basement stair grate, and c) During a visit to the bank to deposit Margaret's (his grand daughter) money, someone stole the deposit. He returned home to tell her about the theft saying that since it was her money _ _ it was her loss!!

Source: Margaret Barbi, May 15, 2001.

1910 US Federal Census shows following indiviudals living at 309 East 91st Street, NYC, NY

1) Benark (Spelled wrong), Joseph (Head, M W, age 39, Married 18 years (in 1892 at age 21), born in Hungary, parents both born in Hungary, Emmigrated in 1905 (at age 34), Alien, can only speak Hungarian, occupation shoemaker in factory, can read and write, rents home).

2) Bednark (Spelled wrong), Annie (Wife, F W, age 40, Married 18 years (in 1892 at age 22), 3 of 4 children now living, born in Hungary, parents both born in Hungary, Emmigrated in 1905 (at age 35), speaks English, no occupation, can read and write).

3) Bednark (Spelled wrong), Margaret (Daughter, F W, age 17, Single, born in Hungary, Emmigrated in 1905 (at age 12), speaks English, occupation flower maker in factory, able to read and write, did not attend school since Sep 1, 1909).

4) Bednark (Spelled wrong), Anne (Daughter, F W, age 9, Single, born in Hungary, Emmigrated in 1905 (at age 4), speaks English, able to read and write, attended school since Sep 1, 1909).

5) Bednark(Spelled wrong), Elizabeth (Daughter, F W, age 6, Single, born in Hugary, Emmigrated in 1905 (at age 1), speaks English, not able to read and write, attended school since Sep 1, 1909).

Source: 1910 US Census, 12 Ward, Manhattan, Role 1016 2 60B ED 364 Sheet 16B, line 95, at 309 East 91st Street, NYC, NY.

1920 US Federal Census shows following individuals living at 311 East 91st Street, NYC, NY

1) Bednarik, Joseph (head, age 48 _ _ born 1872, arrived in USA in 1911, naturalized in 1916, born in Hungary, mother and father both Hungarian, occupation shoemaker)

2) Bednarik, Anna (wife, age 49 _ _ born in 1871 [death certificate shows birth date of 1869], arrived in USA in 1905, born in Hungary, mother and father both Hungarian)

3) Bednarik, Anna (daughter, age 18 _ _ born in 1902, arrived in USA in 1905, born in Hungary, mother and father both Hungarian, occupation telephone operator at Macy's Department Store)

4) Bednarik, Elizabeth (daughter, age 15 _ _ born in 1905, arrived in USA in 1905, born in Hungary, mother and father both Hungarian). Lived at 311 East 91st Street, New York City, NY.

[Note: Margaret Bednarik is not included because she was married in 1912, and was living with Ferdinand Koenig at 304 East 92nd Street, NYC, NY. See 1920 census data for Ferdinand Koenig.]

Source: 1920 US Census, Vol 271, ED 1166, Sheet 14B, line 87, at 311 East 91st Street

More About JOSEPH BEDNARIK:

Burial: 03 Nov 1934, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York, Section K Grave 690

Cause of Death: Stricture of the Urethea

Occupation: Shoemaker of orthopedic shoes

More About JOSEPH BEDNARIK and ANNA SIMON:

Marriage: Bef. 1893, Budapest, Hungary

 

Children of ANNA SIMON and JOSEPH BEDNARIK are:

3. i. MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, b. 12 Jul 1894, Budapest, Hungary; d. 28 Feb 1964, Queens General Hospital, Jamaica, New York.

4. ii. ANNA BEDNARIK, b. 1902, Budapest, Hungary; d. 20 Jun 1963.

5. iii. ELIZABETH BEDNARIK, b. 22 May 1904, Trans_Atlantic transit; d. May 1996, Columbia, New Jersey.

iv. UNKNOWN BEDNARIK, d. Bef. 1910.

 

Generation No. 3

3. MARGARET3 BEDNARIK (ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born 12 Jul 1894 in Budapest, Hungary, and died 28 Feb 1964 in Queens General Hospital, Jamaica, New York. She married (1) FERDINAND KOENIG 26 Oct 1912 in New York City, son of BALAZS KOENIG and ANNA SETIESOK. He was born 15 Dec 1891 in Budapest, Hungary, and died 24 Aug 1938 in 24_40 28th Street, Astoria, New York. She married (2) BARNETT ROSENFELD Aft. 1940. He died Abt. 1961 in Sunnyside, New York.

Notes for MARGARET BEDNARIK:

Margaret Bednarik came to the United States from Budapest, Hungary, as an 8th Grader with her mother, Anna, sister, Anna, and new born sister Elizabeth Bednarik in 1905 according to the 1920 Census records (shown under notes for Joseph Bednarik). Elizabeth's birth date of May 22, 1904, comes from Elizabeth's Social Security Death Record. According to Margaret's mother, Anna's, Death Certificate number 5174, State of New York, Anna was in the United States for 32 years before she died (meaning she arrived in 1904_5 time frame at age 35 which agrees with the birth of Elizabeth aboard the ship taking them to the United States), and was a housewife for 40 years. However, based on the 1920 US Federal Census, Elizabeth was born in 1905 in Hungary. According to Margaret V. Koenig Barbi, Elizabeth was born on the ship coming to the United States

New York Passenger Lists, 1820_1957 on Ancestry.com shows: Anna Bednarik age 34, Marit Bednarik age 12, Anna Bednarik age 3, and Elizabeth age blank arrived in New York City onJuly 18, 1905, aboard the SS Kroonland from Antwerp, Belgium (departed Antwerp on July 8, 1905).

From maps of the time, 24 Avenue was originally called Woolsey, and 28th Street was originally called Chauncey Street.

More About MARGARET BEDNARIK:

Burial: 02 Mar 1964, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York, Section KPC Grave 3682

Naturalization: 14 Nov 1940, Petition # 282976 Certificate # 4784279

Notes for FERDINAND KOENIG:

Ferdinand Koenig was a custom tailor for a company that provided clothes to NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker. He made vests. He worked very hard to support 4 children. The family took summer vacations away from the city in the Catskill Mountains. In Polk's 1918 New York City Book, Ferdinand Koenig is shown as a tailor residing at 304 E 92 Street, Yorkville, Manhattan, New York. Based on the 1910 Federal Census, Ferdinand emmigrated to the United States in 1907__the same year his cousin Rudoph Krapes (whom he lived with on April 28, 1910) and family emmigrated.

According to Ferdinand Koenig's Death Certificate number 5804 State of New York, he was in the United States for 35 years, and was a tailor for 35 years (meaning he started this occupation when he arrived in the United States in 1903 at age 12). However, the 1910 Federal Census shows Ferdinand living with his cousin Rudolp Krapes at 230 East 10th Street, New York, NY; and arriving in the United States in 1907 (the same date all the Krapes Family arrived). It also indicated he was 48 at the time of his death which means he was born in 1890 which is the date on his grave stone. I do not know where I obtained December 15, 1891, from.

1910 Federal Census shows following individuals living at 230 East 10th Street, NYC, NY, on April 28, 1910

1) Krapes, Rudolph, Head, M W, age 33, Married for 7 years, birthplace in Hungary (mother and father born in Hungary), Emmigrated in 1907, Alien, speaks Hungarian, Tailor in a store, reads and writes, rents home.

2) Krapes, ?? Wife, F W, age 25, Married for 7 years, birthplace in Hungary (mother and father born in Hungary), Emmigrated in 1907, speaks Hungarian, no occupation, reads and writes.

3) Krapes, Victor, Son, M W, age 6, Unmarried, birthplace in Hungary, Emmigrated in 1907, attended school any time since Sept 1, 1909.

4) Krapes, Bella (equivalent to Albert), Son, M W, age 1 6/12 (born October 1909), Unmarried, bithplace New York,

5) Koenig, Ferdinand, Cousin, M W, age 20, Single, birthplace in Hungary (mother and father born in Hungary), Emmigrated in 1907, speaks Hungarian, Tailor in a store, reads and writes and attended school any time since Sept 1, 1909.

Source: 1910 Federal Census, 17 Ward, Manhattan, Role 1034 1 250B, ED 937, Sheet 16B, line 88, address 230 East 10th Street, New York City, New York.

1920 Federal Census shows following individuals living at 304 East 92nd Street, NYC, NY, on 3 January 1920

1) Koenig, Fred (head, age 29 _ _ born in 1891, arrived in USA is unknown, listed as an alien, born in Hungary speaking German, mother and father both Hungarian speaking German, occupation tailor)

2) Koenig, Margaret (wife, age 27 _ _ born in 1893 [death certifcate shows birthdate as 1894], arrived in USA is unknown [however based on her mother and sisters, to include her, she arrived in 1905__this is confirmed by the 1910 Federal Census], listed as an alien, born in Hungary speaking German, mother and father both Hungarian speaking German)

3) Koenig, Margaret (daughter, age 7 _ _ born in 1913 in the United States), Fred (son, age 5 _ _ born 1915 in the United States)

4) Koenig, William (son, age 3 _ _ born in 1917 in the United States)

5) Koenig, Edward (son, age 1 _ _ born in 1919 in the United States].

Source: 1920 Federal Census, Role 1216, Vol 271, ED 1166, Sheet 11, Line 6, address 304 East 92nd Street.

According to Ferdinand Koenig (living at 260 E 10 Street) and Margaret Bednarik's (living at 333 E 95 Street) Marriage Certificate number 26537 State of New York, he was married at City Hall, New York City, on October 26, 1912. Witnesses were John Java and Rudolf Krapes. According to the 1910 Census, Rudolf Krapes was Ferdinand Koenig's cousin where they lived at 230 East 10th Street, New York, NY. In about 1928, Ferdinand was hospitalized in the Bronx, New York, and requested a Catholic marriage which was performed at the hospital.

More About FERDINAND KOENIG:

Burial: 26 Aug 1938, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York, Section KPC Grave 3682

Cause of Death: Suicide caused by hanging himself to the transom of the bedroom door

Naturalization: 14 Nov 1927, Petition # 97238

Occupation: Tailor

More About FERDINAND KOENIG and MARGARET BEDNARIK:

Marriage: 26 Oct 1912, New York City

More About BARNETT ROSENFELD and MARGARET BEDNARIK:

Marriage: Aft. 1940

 

Children of MARGARET BEDNARIK and FERDINAND KOENIG are:

6. i. MARGARET VERONICA4 KOENIG, b. 08 Oct 1913, Yorkville, Manhattan, NY; d. 06 Mar 2005, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland.

7. ii. FRED VICTOR KOENIG, b. 29 May 1915, New York City; d. 04 Feb 1959, Los Angeles, California.

8. iii. WILLIAM WALTER KOENIG, b. 13 Mar 1917, New York Hospital, New York City, New York; d. 29 Jan 1972, New York City.

iv. EDWARD S. KOENIG, b. 13 Mar 1919, New York City; d. 04 Aug 1968, San Francisco, California; m. MARGARET UNKNOWN, Private; b. Private.

More About EDWARD KOENIG and MARGARET UNKNOWN:

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4. ANNA3 BEDNARIK (ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born 1902 in Budapest, Hungary, and died 20 Jun 1963. She married VICTOR CHURCHVALE. He died Unknown.

Notes for ANNA BEDNARIK:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820_1957 on Ancestry.com shows: Anna Bednarik age 34, Marit Bednarik age 12, Anna Bednarik age 3, and Elizabeth age blank arrived in New York City onJuly 18, 1905, aboard the SS Kroonland from Antwerp, Belgium (departed Antwerp on July 8, 1905).

According to available information, Anna was mentally unstable.

 

Children of ANNA BEDNARIK and VICTOR CHURCHVALE are:

9. i. JOAN4 CHURCHVALE, b. Private.

ii. VIVIAN CHURCHVALE, b. Private; m. HUSBAND, Private; b. Private.

More About HUSBAND and VIVIAN CHURCHVALE:

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5. ELIZABETH3 BEDNARIK (ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born 22 May 1904 in Trans_Atlantic transit, and died May 1996 in Columbia, New Jersey. She married (1) BUD WOLSTON Bef. 1925. He died Unknown. She married (2) EUGENE 'GENE' RING Aft. 1930. He died Unknown. She married (3) STEPHEN ZAPLETAL Aft. 1960. He was born 03 Apr 1895, and died 25 Nov 1989 in Columbia, New Jersey.

Notes for ELIZABETH BEDNARIK:

Elizabeth Bednarik was born in 1905 according to the 1920 Census records (shown under notes for Joseph Bednarik). Elizabeth's birth date of May 22, 1904, comes from Elizabeth's Social Security Death Record. According to her mother, Anna's, Death Certificate number 5174, State of New York, Anna was in the United States for 32 years before she died (meaning she arrived in 1904_5 time frame at age 35 which agrees with the birth of Elizabeth aboard the ship taking them to the United States), and was a housewife for 40 years. However, based on the 1920 US Federal Census, Elizabeth was born in 1905 in Hungary. According to Margaret V. Koenig Barbi, Elizabeth was born on the ship coming to the United States

New York Passenger Lists, 1820_1957 on Ancestry.com shows: Anna Bednarik age 34, Marit Bednarik age 12, Anna Bednarik age 3, and Elizabeth age blank arrived in New York City onJuly 18, 1905, aboard the SS Kroonland from Antwerp, Belgium (departed Antwerp on July 8, 1905).

In the 1960's, Elizabeth and Steven ran "The Little Studio" in Dover, New Jersey. The Little Studio sold original oil paintings imported from Europe. Stephen made the frames.

Notes for BUD WOLSTON:

Bud Wolston was a song and dance man on Broadway. Elizabeth was married a short time__this was her first marriage.

More About BUD WOLSTON and ELIZABETH BEDNARIK:

Marriage: Bef. 1925

More About EUGENE RING and ELIZABETH BEDNARIK:

Marriage: Aft. 1930

More About STEPHEN ZAPLETAL and ELIZABETH BEDNARIK:

Marriage: Aft. 1960

 

Child of ELIZABETH BEDNARIK and EUGENE RING is:

i. DR. STUART4 RING, b. Private; m. (1) UNKNOWN, Private; b. Private; m. (2) SHARON ANN WYLLY, Private; b. Private.

More About STUART RING and UNKNOWN:

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More About STUART RING and SHARON WYLLY:

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Generation No. 4

6. MARGARET VERONICA4 KOENIG (MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born 08 Oct 1913 in Yorkville, Manhattan, NY, and died 06 Mar 2005 in Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland. She married MARIO ALFREDO BARBI 18 Aug 1935 in St. Sebastians' RC Church, Woodside, Long Island, NY, son of ANTONIO BARBI and CAROLINA SERRA. He was born 05 Mar 1912 in 105 Graham Avenue, Long Island City, New York, and died 06 Apr 1983 in 141_07 73 Avenue, Flushing, New York.

Notes for MARGARET VERONICA KOENIG:

Margaret Koenig was born at home on East 10th Street in 1913, and went to the New York Eye and Ear Hospital for care after her birth to have her tonsils removed after her birth. By 1918, her family had moved to 304 East 92nd Street. Baptismal Certificate and derived Birth Certificate number 28828 State of New York show birth date of October 8, 1913. Margaret assures her birth date is really October 12, 1913, which she has always celebrated. Margaret attended Julia Richman High School (an all_girls school then) on 68th Street and 1st Avenue. Margaret lived on 92nd Street in Yorkville. For 5 cents she could take the subway to get to school. Sometime she'd save her nickel to buy ice cream by walking home.

In the early 1930's Margaret earned $18 per week as a stenographer (typing/shorthand) for a male boss in downtown Brooklyn for the Lester Piano Company. Lester Piano was a Pennsylvania firm that had stores on the East coast. This money helped her family during the hard times of the Depression.

In 1939, Margaret moved into her current home at 141_07 73 Avenue, Flushing, New York, also known as Kew Garden Hills, New York. She then worked for Wheeler Shipbuilding in Whitestone, NY, during WW 2, as a secretary. Wheeler Shipbuilding made PT boats. In the early 1940's, Margaret went to work for the Overhead Door Company for a short time. Then her brother, William Koenig, got her a job at Sperry Gyroscope Company in Garden City, Long Island, which built analog computer_controlled bomb sights and ariborne radar systems. Until her retirement in 1978, she was an executive secretary for a number of insurance companies in New York City.

When her son, Kenneth, was born in 1945, she left work to raise him. Her husband, Mario, had been drafted in to the Army where he was assigned to the Signal Corps. Because Margaret had a blood clot during her pregnancy, Doctor Goldstein (attending physician) asked the Red Cross to curtail Mario's assignment to California en route to the Pacific war zone. Mario was assigned to Fort Dix, New Jersey, for the duration of WW 2.

This information was provided orally by Margaret Barbi to Kenneth Barbi on July 24, 2000.

More About MARGARET VERONICA KOENIG:

Baptism: 16 Nov 1913, St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 414 East 82nd Street, New York

Burial: Unknown, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York, Section 31 Grave 2229

Cause of Death: Acute arterial insufficiency left leg, acute renal failure, and atrial fib

Notes for MARIO ALFREDO BARBI:

Mario Barbi met Margaret Koenig at a movie theater in 1930 when Mario was 18 and Margaret was 17 through mutual friends. They dated for 5 years before they got married in 1935. After they married, they moved in with Mario's father (Antonio) and brother (Daniel) at 147_16 15th Drive, Whitestone, New York, and lived their for 1 or 2 years before moving into an apartment in Kew Gardens, New York. Mario's mother Carolina had been committed to an asylum prior to 1935 [actually September 1932 according to Caroline Barbi's death certificate] and did not live in Whitestone at the time. Caroline was put into the asylum because her son, Daniel, was gay, and she couldn't cope with it. In 1939, Mario and Margaret moved to 141_07 73 Avenue, Flushing, New York.

Source: Margaret Barbi, February 2001, and May 2001.

After WW 2, Mario worked for John Hancock Insurance Company until his retirement. On the wedding announcement, Mario's middle name is written as Albert. On his Birth Certificate number 1603 State of New York, the birth date is shown as March 6, 1912. Mario always celebrated his birth day on March 6th. On Mario's Baptismal and death certificate his birthday is shown as March 5, 1912. No record at 105 Graham Avenue (where Mario A. Barbi was born in 1912) in 1915 New York Census of any Barbi family living there__page that applies is Block X ED 20, Page 8. See note under Antonio Barbi showing Antonio, Carolina, Mario, and Eunice [Inez] living at 72 Camelia, Astoria, New York, in 1920 US Federal Census. On back of Mario's Baptismal Certificate is the address 147_16 15th Drive, Whitestone, New York, where it is presumed he lived in the 1930's prior to his marriage to Margaret. No record in the 1925 New York Census, of any Barbi family living at 147_16 15th Drive, Whitestone, New York.

More About MARIO ALFREDO BARBI:

Baptism: 06 Oct 1912, Missione di S. Carlo Boromeo 210_214 Bleecker Street, New York

Burial: 09 Apr 1983, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York, Section 31 Grave 2229

More About MARIO BARBI and MARGARET KOENIG:

Marriage: 18 Aug 1935, St. Sebastians' RC Church, Woodside, Long Island, NY

 

Child of MARGARET KOENIG and MARIO BARBI is:

i. COLONEL, USAF KENNETH WAYNE5 BARBI, b. Private; m. COLONEL, USAF, NC SUSAN JEAN FAY, Private; b. Private.

More About KENNETH BARBI and SUSAN FAY:

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7. FRED VICTOR4 KOENIG (MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born 29 May 1915 in New York City, and died 04 Feb 1959 in Los Angeles, California. He married LILLIAN FRANCES ROHE 06 Dec 1941. She was born 01 Feb 1915 in Astoria, New York, and died 07 Feb 2006 in Cypress, California.

More About FRED VICTOR KOENIG:

Degree: 05 Jun 1941, Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union, New York

More About FRED KOENIG and LILLIAN ROHE:

Marriage: 06 Dec 1941

 

Children of FRED KOENIG and LILLIAN ROHE are:

10. i. LINDELA 'LINDA' DIANE5 KOENIG, b. Private.

11. ii. KAREN FRANCES KOENIG, b. Private.

 

8. WILLIAM WALTER4 KOENIG (MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born 13 Mar 1917 in New York Hospital, New York City, New York, and died 29 Jan 1972 in New York City. He married KATHLEEN MARIE JENSEN 13 Mar 1951. She was born 24 Jul 1923 in Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies, and died 21 Jan 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Notes for WILLIAM WALTER KOENIG:

Anna Bednarik was a witness at baptism of William Walter Koenig in a Roman Catholic Church.

William Walter Koenig entered the US Army in September 4, 1946, and worked in the test section of V_2 rockets. He performed mechanical and electrical test on the components of the V_2 rockets as a Technician Fifth Grade in the 9393 Technical Service Unit White Sands Proving Grounds.

His education included 4 years of College at the City College of New York receiving a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1942.

From 1934 _ 1946 he conducted tests on machines and equipment, wrote reports and read blueprints. After his discharge from the Army, he worked as Engineer Designer for International Business Machines Corp.

More About WILLIAM WALTER KOENIG:

Burial: Unknown, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, NY, Section KPC Grave 7664

Military service: Bet. 04 Sep 1946 _ 06 Apr 1947

More About WILLIAM KOENIG and KATHLEEN JENSEN:

Marriage: 13 Mar 1951

 

Children of WILLIAM KOENIG and KATHLEEN JENSEN are:

i. WILLIAM JENSEN5 KOENIG, b. 18 Aug 1952, Mount Vernon, Erie County, New York; d. 08 Feb 2002, Daytona Beach, Florida; m. JOAN MARIE BIONELLI, Private; b. Private.

More About WILLIAM KOENIG and JOAN BIONELLI:

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12. ii. KATHLEEN DIANE KOENIG, b. Private.

 

9. JOAN4 CHURCHVALE (ANNA3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. She married HUSBAND Private. He was born Private.

More About HUSBAND and JOAN CHURCHVALE:

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Children of JOAN CHURCHVALE and HUSBAND are:

13. i. LINDA FINLEY5 KELLEY, b. Private.

14. ii. BROTHER KELLEY, b. Private.

15. iii. SISTER KELLEY, b. Private.

 

Generation No. 5

10. LINDELA 'LINDA' DIANE5 KOENIG (FRED VICTOR4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. She married ROGER THOMAS GEYER Private. He was born Private.

More About ROGER GEYER and LINDELA KOENIG:

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Children of LINDELA KOENIG and ROGER GEYER are:

16. i. GREGORY 'GREG' THOMAS6 GEYER, b. Private.

ii. BRAD GEYER, b. Private.

 

11. KAREN FRANCES5 KOENIG (FRED VICTOR4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. She married MERLIN JAMES 'JIM' STREAMER Private. He was born Private.

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Children of KAREN KOENIG and MERLIN STREAMER are:

17. i. SHARON FRANCES6 STREAMER, b. Private.

18. ii. MAYA STREAMER, b. Private.

iii. JIM LITTLEHAWK STREAMER, b. Abt. 1970; d. Abt. 1992.

iv. STORM STREAMER, b. Private.

19. v. JOY STREAMER, b. Private.

 

12. KATHLEEN DIANE5 KOENIG (WILLIAM WALTER4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. She married (1) PAT MCDONALD Private. He was born Private. She married (2) PAUL POARCH Private. He was born Private.

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More About PAUL POARCH and KATHLEEN KOENIG:

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Child of KATHLEEN KOENIG and PAT MCDONALD is:

20. i. CHRISTOPHER6 MCDONALD, b. Private.

 

Children of KATHLEEN KOENIG and PAUL POARCH are:

ii. ALEXANDER LEE6 POARCH, b. 22 Nov 1987, Florida; d. 22 Nov 1987, Florida.

iii. GINNIE MARIE POARCH, b. Private.

iv. SAMANTHA POARCH, b. Private.

 

13. LINDA FINLEY5 KELLEY (JOAN4 CHURCHVALE, ANNA3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. She married HUSBAND Private. He was born Private.

More About HUSBAND and LINDA KELLEY:

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Children of LINDA KELLEY and HUSBAND are:

i. 16 KELLEY, b. Private.

ii. 2 KELLEY, b. Private.

iii. 3 KELLEY, b. Private.

iv. 4 KELLEY, b. Private.

v. 5 KELLEY, b. Private.

 

14. BROTHER5 KELLEY (JOAN4 CHURCHVALE, ANNA3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private.

 

Children of BROTHER KELLEY are:

i. CHILD 16 KELLEY, b. Private.

ii. CHILD 2 KELLEY, b. Private.

iii. CHILD 3 KELLEY, b. Private.

iv. CHILD 4 KELLEY, b. Private.

 

15. SISTER5 KELLEY (JOAN4 CHURCHVALE, ANNA3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private.

 

Children of SISTER KELLEY are:

i. CHILD 16 KELLEY, b. Private.

ii. CHILD 2 KELLEY, b. Private.

 

Generation No. 6

16. GREGORY 'GREG' THOMAS6 GEYER (LINDELA 'LINDA' DIANE5 KOENIG, FRED VICTOR4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. He married SHELBY LYN DUFF Private. She was born Private.

More About GREGORY GEYER and SHELBY DUFF:

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Children of GREGORY GEYER and SHELBY DUFF are:

i. GRACE7 GEYER, b. Private.

ii. GAVIN GEYER, b. Private.

 

17. SHARON FRANCES6 STREAMER (KAREN FRANCES5 KOENIG, FRED VICTOR4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private.

 

Children of SHARON FRANCES STREAMER are:

i. JORDAN7 STREAMER, b. Private.

ii. KYLE STREAMER, b. Private.

iii. SARAH STREAMER, b. Private.

iv. IONA STREAMER, b. Private.

v. KIYA STREAMER, b. Private.

18. MAYA6 STREAMER (KAREN FRANCES5 KOENIG, FRED VICTOR4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private.

 

Children of MAYA STREAMER are:

i. CHANNEL7 STREAMER, b. Private.

ii. COLTON STREAMER, b. Private.

iii. CHEYAN STREAMER, b. Private.

 

19. JOY6 STREAMER (KAREN FRANCES5 KOENIG, FRED VICTOR4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. She married ASHLEY UNKNOWN Private. He was born Private.

More About ASHLEY UNKNOWN and JOY STREAMER:

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Child of JOY STREAMER and ASHLEY UNKNOWN is:

i. TALON 'TALI'7 UNKNOWN, b. Private.

 

20. CHRISTOPHER6 MCDONALD (KATHLEEN DIANE5 KOENIG, WILLIAM WALTER4, MARGARET3 BEDNARIK, ANNA2 SIMON, JOSEPH1) was born Private. He married JORDAN JOCELYN Private. She was born Private.

More About CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD and JORDAN JOCELYN:

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Child of CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD and JORDAN JOCELYN is:

i. TANNER CRUISE7 MCDONALD, b. Private.

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