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Joseph Piniaha

Joseph Piniaha

Male 1900 - 1984  (84 years)

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  • Name Joseph Piniaha 
    Born 20 Mar 1900  Yaroslaw, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 06 Jul 1984  Fort Plain, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ephratah Rural Cemetery, Ephratah, Fulton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I81  Abeling Family Tree | Family of Joseph Piniaha
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2007 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Katherine Yendryka,   b. 20 Nov 1870, Jaroslaw, Austria/Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1942, Pete and Anna Battisti's Farm on Kringsbush Road, St. Johnsville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 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

    Family 1 Mary Dabinaska,   b. 1898,   d. 1920  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 04 Feb 1918  Rensselaer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    Children 
     1. Tommy C. Piniaha,   b. 29 Aug 1918, Troy, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1997, Fort Plain, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Photos
    Joseph Piniaha and his oldest son, Tommy Piniaha
    Joseph Piniaha and his oldest son, Tommy Piniaha
    left: Tommy Piniaha
    right: his father, Joseph Piniaha

    Our guess is that Tommy must have been cronically ill as a child, as we believe the location of this photo is the Pawling Sanatorium, in Wynantskill, NY - as another photo was taken on this same day of only Tommy Piniaha. If we estimate Tommy to be 6 to 10 years old, then the photos date range is from 1924 to 1928.
    Documents
    Marriage information for Joseph Piniaha and Mary Dabinaska.
    Marriage information for Joseph Piniaha and Mary Dabinaska.
    Obtained from: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytigs/MarriageIndex-Vol2-Da-De-Webpage.htm
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2007 
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Anna Pietrun,   b. 27 Oct 1897, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1987  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Stanley Piniaha Peters,   b. 15 Oct 1922, Troy, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 2004, Dearborn Heights, MI. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Photos
    Joe and Anna Piniaha
    Joe and Anna Piniaha
    Joe Piniaha and Anna Pietrun Piniaha.

    Photo was dated Oct 1944 and the location appears to be the home of Joe's youngest sister, Veronica Piniaha Edwards, who lived in Fort Plain, NY at the time of the photo.
    Piniaha's
    Piniaha's
    Front left: Anna Pietrun Piniaha (married to Joe Piniaha)
    Front middle: Eva Rafun Piniaha (married to George Piniaha)
    Front right: George Piniaha
    Back left: Robert Abeling (married Mildred Edwards)
    Back right: Joe Piniaha

    Exact date and location are unknown, however, our best guess is the early 1950's.
    Joe and Anna Piniaha
    Joe and Anna Piniaha
    Exact date and location of photo are unknown, however, best guess is 1950's for date.
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Joe Piniaha
    Joe Piniaha
    Taken Oct 1944
    Abelings and Piniahas
    Abelings and Piniahas
    Front left: Mildred Edwards Abeling, wife husband Robert Abeling behind her
    Middle: Joe Piniaha
    Front right: Eva Rafun Piniaha, with husband George Piniaha behind her

    Location is unknown, however, date range is most likely early 1950's.
    George Piniaha, Tony Korniat, Joe Piniaha, Harry Rafun
    George Piniaha, Tony Korniat, Joe Piniaha, Harry Rafun
    Label on the photo reads...

    "George, Tony, Joe, Eva's father, Harry Rafun"

    The handwriting was done by George and Joe's youngest sister, Veronica Piniaha Edwards.

    Photos date and location are unknown. However, a rough date range might be...late 20's early 1930's?
    Piniaha Brothers
    Piniaha Brothers
    Left: George Piniaha
    Center: Pete Piniaha
    Right: Joe Piniaha

    Photo was taken at their youngest sisters farm, Veronica Piniaha Edwards, who married RW Edwards and lived at the top of Bolster Hill Rd, near Ephratah, New York.

    Date is estimated to be 1939 to 1941, based on similiar photos that have been dated.
    Edwards and Piniaha's at Edwards Family Farm
    Edwards and Piniaha's at Edwards Family Farm
    Taken at the Edwards Family Farm, located at the top of Bolster Hill Road, near Ephratah, New York.

    Left: Raymond B Edwards
    next: his future wife, Margaret Northover
    next: George Piniaha
    next: RW Edwards (with crutches)
    next: Mildred Edwards Abeling
    next: Pete Piniaha
    next: Joe Piniaha
    far right: Robert W Abeling (who married Mildred Edwards)


    Exact date/event is unknown, however, our best guess is 1939 to 1941.

    Documents
    World War I draft card for Joseph Piniaha
    World War I draft card for Joseph Piniaha
    Number: 381
    Name: Joseph Piniaha
    Address: 50 Jasper(?) Troy, ?? NY
    Age: 21
    Date of Birth: May 18(?), 1897
    Occupation: Laborer in Troy, NY
    Nearest Relative: Mary Piniaha, wife
    listed as medium height and slender build

    Date of registration: Sept 12, 1917

    Headstones
    Joseph and Anna Piniaha on the left -  son Tommy and wife Betty on the right
    Joseph and Anna Piniaha on the left - son Tommy and wife Betty on the right
    Joseph and Anna Piniaha
    Joseph and Anna Piniaha
    Joseph Piniaha
    Joseph Piniaha

  • Notes 
    • 074-10-1059 (have application) 10/29/1999 St. Johnville Lib, Obit listing July 10, 1984 1936 359 Second St. Troy, NY

      WWI Draft Registration record has birthdate as May 15, 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Social Security Death Index.


  


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