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Katherine Yendryka

Katherine Yendryka

Female 1870 - 1942  (71 years)

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  • Name Katherine Yendryka 
    Nickname Katie 
    Born 20 Nov 1870  Jaroslaw, Austria/Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Nationality Austrian/Polish 
    Died 05 Oct 1942  Pete and Anna Battisti's Farm on Kringsbush Road, St. Johnsville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 07 Oct 1942  Prospect View Cemetery in St. Johnsville, New York: Sec 3, Lot 134 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I78  Abeling Family Tree | Ancestors of Brian Abeling
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2007 

    Mother Mary Yendryka,   b. Yaroslaw, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F267  Group Sheet

    Family Thomas Piniaha,   b. 1861, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, St. Johnsville, NY. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Piniaha Malinoski,   b. 1885,   d. 1940  (Age 55 years)
    +2. Anna Piniaha Battisti,   b. 27 Nov 1887,   d. 28 Aug 1961  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Josephine Piniaha Yestremski,   b. 15 May 1891, Yaroslaw, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1961  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Peter Piniaha,   b. 4 Aug 1898,   d. Jun 1973, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Joseph Piniaha,   b. 20 Mar 1900, Yaroslaw, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1984, Fort Plain, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. George Piniaha,   b. 13 Jun 1904,   d. 8 Mar 1973, Sarmaritan Hospital, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Veronica Helen Piniaha Edwards Settle,   b. 30 Jan 1908, Jaroslaw, Austria/Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1998, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Photos
    George Piniaha, Katherine Piniaha, and Joe Piniaha
    George Piniaha, Katherine Piniaha, and Joe Piniaha
    Left: George Piniaha
    Middle: Their mother, Katherine Piniaha
    Right: Joe Piniaha

    Location is unknown. Estimated date range is 1935 to 1942, as Katherine died in 1942.
    Documents
    1915 State of NY Census: St Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York
    1915 State of NY Census: St Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York
    Partial copy of census of St. Johnsville, Montgomery Cty, New York

    Census taker spelled last name as "Pignak"


    Tony Pignak (Piniaha), Head of household, male, 50 yrs old, born in Austria/Poland, lived in the US for 3 years, occupation: Farmer

    all members of the family below are listed as being born in Austria/Poland and residing in the US for 3 years.

    wife, Kate Piniaha, 49 yrs old, occupation: housework
    son, Peter Piniaha, 18, occupation: labor at Knit Mill
    son, Joe Piniaha, 14, occupation: Labor at Knit Mill
    son, George Piniaha, 11, attends school
    daughter, Veronicki "Veronica" Piniaha, 7, no occupation
    Piniaha Family Notes
    Piniaha Family Notes
    Obtained from Toni Malinoski Shuster. Notes read....


    Father - Thomas Piniaha, born 1861 - 1916, died from bleeding ulcer

    Mother - Katherine Yendryka Piniaha, 1869 - 1942, died of stroke

    Children....

    Mary P Malinoski, 1185 - 1940, died of Stomach Hemmorage

    Anna Battisti, 1887 - 1961, died of stroke

    Josephine Yestremski, 1891 - 1961, died of stroke

    Peter Piniaha, 1898 - 1973, died of cancer of colon

    Joe Piniaha, 1900 - 1984, died of cancer

    George Piniaha, 1904 - 1973, died of alcoholism

    Veronica Edwards Settle 1908 -


    Andrew Joseph (Malinoski) date of birth 1885, age 28 at immigration.

    Arrived in America April 1913
    Andrew Malinoski Family Notes
    Andrew Malinoski Family Notes
    Obtained from Toni Malinoski Shuster. Note reads...

    This is some information on Andrew Malinowski: He had a brother, Bartek, and a sister but her name is unknown. They were born in Cgylatyce (spelling?), Poland. Andrew at age 22 married Mary Piniaha age 20 in 1907. He served 3 yrs in the Austrian army in Yaroslaw, Dopkowice. He was discharged from the army but was ordered not to leave the country because war was very much talked about. We left on April 15, 1913 and arrived in St Johnsville May 20.

    This is the address from there:

    Bartek Malinowski Family
    Powiat, Dopkowice
    Poczta Boratyn
    Yaroslaw, Poland


    Notes from Brian Abeling: This note has been attached to both the Malinoski and Piniaha families - as the departure and arrival dates to America are significant to both families since the Piniaha and Malinoski families came to the US together on the same ship to the US in 1913.
    Piniaha Birth Certificate from Yaroslaw, Poland
    Piniaha Birth Certificate from Yaroslaw, Poland
    We believe that in 1949, Veronica Piniaha Edwards wrote to Yaroslaw, Poland to request her birth certificate, which was needed for the US Naturalization process.

    It appears that they returned two documents, one which appears to be her birth certificate, and this one, which does not appear to be her's. However, it does appear to information on perhaps another Piniaha child...

    It appears to indicate: Valeria Piniaha, born April 10, 1906. Parents appear to be Tomasz (Thomas) Piniaha and Katherine Yedryka (which are Veronica's parents).

    What we know:

    * This is not Veronica's birth certificate
    * It is not a birth certicate of any of her known siblings, as George is the next youngest and has been idnetified as being born in 1904.

    Perhaps, Thomas and Katherine Piniaha had another child, Valerie or Valeria, born in 1906 - and perhaps she died at a young age, perhaps before the family immigrated to the US in 1913?

    If you've got any thoughts or ideas on this one, you're welcome to contact us at street@abeling.org
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Close up of Katherine Yendryka Piniaha
    Close up of Katherine Yendryka Piniaha
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha
    The back of the photo is labeled "Given to me by Thomas at Battisti's Farm"

    Special thanks to Ross and Carol Primer who reviewed the photo and confirmed that the photo was indeed taken on Pete/Anna Battisti's farm on Kringsbush Road in St. Johnsville, New York.

    Exact photo date is unknown, although the range is probably 1935 to 1942, as Katherine died while living at this location in 1942.
    Yestremski Family about 1920
    Yestremski Family about 1920
    Back row, left to right
    Josephine, Peter who is holding Mary, Katherine Yendryka (Josephine's mother)

    Front row, left to right: Stella, Tony, Caroline


    Considering that Mary might be about 2 years old, the photo is therefore estimated to be taken around 1920.

    Special thanks to Robert Gartner and Mary Gartner for providing a copy of the photo.
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha, Helen Yokubait Korniat, and Eva Rafun Piniaha
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha, Helen Yokubait Korniat, and Eva Rafun Piniaha
    Photo is labeled "Mother, Helen and Eva"

    Brian Abeling's Notes:
    On the left is Katherine Yendryka Piniaha. On the right is Eva Rafun Piniaha (George Piniaha's wife). The woman in the middle is labeled as Helen. My best guess is that this is Helen Yokubait Korniat (wife of Tony Korniat). Thanks to Ross and Carol Primer for also confirming that they believe it is Helen Yokubait Korniat as well.

    Photos exact date and location are unknown, however, the date range would likley be 1935 to 1942.

    Documents
    1930 US Census:  Ephratah, Fulton County, New York
    1930 US Census: Ephratah, Fulton County, New York
    includes...

    Burt Edwards, 47
    nephew, Everett Johnson, 18
    lodger, Edward Ostrom, 43
    uncle, John O Johnson, 51

    also...
    R.W. Edwards, 43
    wife, Veronica, 22
    daughter, Mildred C, 6
    son, Raymond B, 5
    son, Walter M, 4yrs 8months
    Veronica's mother, Catherine Piniaha, 64
    Katie Yendryka Piniaha Obituary 1942
    Katie Yendryka Piniaha Obituary 1942
    Newspaper obituary for Katie Yendryka Piniaha.

    Reads...

    Katie Pniaha
    Mrs. Katie Yendryka Pniaha, 72, widow of Thomas Pniaha, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Peter Battisti, in the Kring's Bush section of the Town of St. Johnsville.

    Mrs. Pniaha was born in Yaroslaw, Austria, on November 20, 1870, and had resided in this county a goodly part of her life. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church of this village.

    Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Peter Battisti, Mrs. Peter Yestremski, and Mrs. R.W. Edwards, all of St.Johnsville, R.D.; three sone, Peter, Joseph, and George Pniaha, all of Troy; also 39 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

    The funeral was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic Church here and burial was in Prospect View Cemetery.
    Obituary for Katie Yendryka Pniaha
    Obituary for Katie Yendryka Pniaha
    1942 Newspaper obituary for Katie Yendryka Pniaha.

    Reads...

    TOWN RESIDENT PASSES

    Mrs. Katie Yendryka Pniaha Resided in Kring's Bush Section - Funernal Tomorrow Morning.

    St. Johnsville, Oct 6, 1942. Mrs. Katie Yendryka Pniaha, 72, widow of Thomas Pniaha, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Battisti, in the Kring's Bush section of the town of St. Johnsville.

    Mrs. Pniaha was born in Yaroslaw, Austria, on November 20, 1870 and has resided in this country a goodly part of her life. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church in this village.

    There survive three daughters, Mrs Peter Battisti, Mrs. Peter Yestremski, and Mrs. R.W. Edwards, all of St.Johnsville, R.D.; three sone, Peter, Joseph, and George Pniaha, all of Troy; also 39 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

    The funeral was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic Church here and burial was in Prospect View Cemetery.

    Headstones
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha
    Katherine Yendryka Piniaha

  • Notes 
    • Todd Abeling's Notes:

      10/29/1999 : St Johnsville Cemetery records indicate: Piniaha, Katherine; Burial Date-10-7-42; Birth and Death Year-1869-1942; Section-*; Lot #-B4.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Death Certificate.


  


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