Way Back Wednesday: Troka Family

Troka FamilyThis is a photo from my paternal Milwaukee line. I don’t know the names of everyone in the photo, but there are a few I know. My great-grandmother, Emily (TROKA) ZALEWSKI, is at the top-left. Her mother, Clara (SZULTA) TROKA, is right below her. Clara’s mother (and my 3rd-great-grandmother), Nepomuncena (SYLDAKT) SZULTA, is to the right of her. The only other name I know is that of Nepomuncena’s son, John SZULTA, in the middle of the back row. The remaining people are either part of the SZULTA family or TROKA family. I have other photos from this day that include other family members. Click photo to enlarge.

About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

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  1. Sister Clarentine is probably next to John. The young one.

  2. BACK ROW: Emily Troka, Mary Szulta, wife of Joseph Szulta, unknown, John Szulta, Minnie Szulta Kolasinski(my grandmother), Anna Szulta Kuszewski,

    FRONT ROW: Clara Szulta Troka, Nepomucena Syldatk, Leocadia(Lily) Szulta Urmanski, Martha Szulta Malzewski

    UNKNOWN? could be Hattie Grunowski Troka, wife of Leo Troka?

  3. @Rita: My Dad mentioned that the unknown is possibly Emily’s sister, Frances Troka (aka Sister Clarentine), though I’m not sure it is after looking at photos of her when she was younger. You may be right.brianjz