Zalewski Family Genealogy

Joseph TROKA

Joseph TROKA[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1871 - 1962  (90 years)

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  • Name Joseph TROKA 
    Born 17 Nov 1871  German Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11
    Gender Male 
    Birth 17 Nov 1871  West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Birth 17 Nov 1871  Lipusz, Kościerzyna County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 12
    Immigration 1888  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Immigration Jun 1889  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1892  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    895 Sobieski 
    Occupation 1900  [1
    Tanner 
    Residence 1900  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    1105 North Water Street 
    Occupation Between 1905 and 1930  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Tavern Owner 
    Address:
    28 Lee 
    Residence Between 1906 and 1924  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    28 Lee 
    Naturalization 29 Jun 1906  [2, 6, 15
    Residence Between 1935 and 1940  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    2334 N Bremen 
    Occupation Between 1938 and 1940  [10
    Treasurer 
    Address:
    Pulaski Building & Loan Assn 
    Highest Grade 1940  [10
    5th Grade 
    _FSFTID L8R8-DBW 
    _UID 388B3633B3BD2C43910AD1202505DDEC8A63 
    Died 1 Jan 1962  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Cause: by being hit by a drunk driver on his way to church 
    Buried Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Holy Cross Cemetery 
    Person ID I281  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2012 

    Father Michael TROKA,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Justyna GRABOWSKA,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1859  Lipusz, Kościerzyna County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet

    Family Clara Eva SZULTA,   b. 6 Jan 1876, Sulęczyno Parish, Kartuzy County, Pomorskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1959, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1894  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19
    Address:
    St. Hedwig's Church 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Subscribing Witnesses: Casimir Makewicz, Martin Troka
      Priest: C. Rogozinski
    Children 
     1. Emily M TROKA,   b. 5 Jan 1896, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1941, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Roman John TROKA,   b. 1 Feb 1897, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1974, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Leo Joseph TROKA,   b. 4 Apr 1898, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1963, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Eva TROKA,   b. 8 Oct 1900, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1900, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Jozef TROKA,   b. 3 Jun 1902, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1902, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. John TROKA,   b. 21 Feb 1905, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1905, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Mary TROKA,   b. 14 Sep 1908, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1908, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Frances TROKA,   b. 31 Mar 1910, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1977, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Joseph & Clara Troka
    Joseph & Clara Troka
    Joseph & Clara (Szulta) Troka - 50th Wedding Anniversary

  • Notes 
    • Notes about 1105 N Water:

      New Address Change: 591 Water (Bet. E Highland & E. Juneau)



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      News article about Joseph Troka's death from The Milwaukee Journal [January 2, 1962]

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      TRAFFIC FATAL TO SEVEN ON THE FIRST DAY OF YEAR



      Three Are in County; Weekend Toll Is 13 as 1961 Ends With 898 Fatalities



      The New Year got off to a bloody beginning on Wisconsin's streets and highways as seven persons were injured fatally in traffic accidents before the first day of the year was over.

      Three of the Monday fatalities occurred in Milwaukee county.

      In addition, six other persons were injured fatally in earlier accidents over the holiday weekend and one died over weekend as a result of a Dec. 22 accident. The seven deaths brought the 1961 unofficial traffic toll to 898. In 1960 the total was 930 deaths. Last New Year's weekend resulted in 24 traffic deaths.

      The Monday fatalities included a 90 year old man on his way to church, a 10 year old boy riding with his invalid grandmother, and a father of four small children on his way home from doing the family wash.



      DRIVERS ARE HELD



      Drivers involved in the Monday accidents included two men held on suspicion of drunken driving, a 15 year old who reportedly was driving 100 miles an hour and had been drinking, and a 24 year old man accused of leaving the scene of an accident,

      The 13 weekend victims were:



      Jack Stahl, 10, of 300 E. Drexel Ave., Oak Creek

      Joseph Troka, 90, of 2334-A N. Bremen St., Milwaukee

      Douglas W. Russell, 19, of Kenosha..................



      .............FROM PAGE 1, COLUMN 7



      Troka was killed at 6:55 AM Monday at the intersection of N. Bremen and E. Clarke sts. while he was on his way to church. He was pronounced dead at the county emergency hospital of multiple injuries.

      Police identified the driver of the automobile as Frank Merz, 27, of 1516 S. 6th St. A coroner's inquest was ordered.



      RAN TAVERN FOR 35 YEARS



      Troka operated a tavern for 35 years at 900 E. Meinecke Dav. He retired from the tavern business in 1930, but since then had been active, until two years ago, as treasurer of the Pulaski Savings & Loan association.

      Surviving him are two sons, Roman and Leo, a daughter, Sister Mary Claren tine, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Myslinski, all of Milwaukee.

      Funeral services will be held 8:30 AM, Thursday at the Leszczynski funeral home, 726 E. Center St., and at 9 AM at St. Casimir's Catholic church, N. Bremen and E. Clarke sts. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.



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      Obituary from The Milwaukee Journal [January 2, 1962]

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      Troka, Joseph

      Aged 90 years, of 2334-A N. Bremen St., passed away Mon., Jan. 1, beloved father of Roman, Leo, and Sister Mary Clarentine, S.S.N.D., brother of Mary Myslinski, father-in-law of Pauline Troka; also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Thurs., 8:30 AM, from the Leszczynski Funeral Home, 726 E. Center St. to St. CASIMIR'S church at 9 AM. Interment Hold Cross cemetery. In state Wed. after 4 PM. PARISH VIGIL WED. AT 7 PM.

  • Sources 
    1. [S174] 1900 US Census, Ward 18, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 157; Sheet 2B; h.16 f.39; Joseph Troka; 16 March 2010.
      Address: 1105 North Water Street

    2. [S173] 1920 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 155; Sheet 6B; h.83 f.129; Joseph Troka; 16 March 2010.

    3. [S181] 1910 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 134; Sheet 7A; h.28 f.125; Joseph Troka; 16 March 2010.

    4. [S190] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Joe Troka; Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Sheet 7, Family 108.

    5. [S189] 1930 US Census, Block 1258, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 40-152; Sheet 19A; h.9 f.9; Joseph Troka; 14 March 2010.

    6. [S222] Naturalization Record, Milwaukee County, Joseph Troka; June 26, 1906.

    7. [S223] Declaration of Intent, Milwaukee, Joseph Troka; 21 Mar 1894.

    8. [S251] Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930, 1894; Batch M00822-2; Source 1013989, Ref 462; Joseph Troka; 29 January 1894.

    9. [S330] Pomeranian Genealogical Association Database - Baptisms, 14 February 2012; Picture 0126; Pelplin Diocese Archive, Book W849, Lipusz Baptisms 1860-1880.

    10. [S339] 1940 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 72-300; Sheet 15B; Household 300; Joseph Troka; 4 April 2012.

    11. [S173] 1920 US Census, District 155, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.

    12. [S233] Email Correspondence, Troka surname; 6 November 2008; Email from Pawel Trawicki; Troka; 2008.

    13. [S228] Milwaukee City Directory, 27 March 2011; 1892, p.926; Troka, Joseph, tanner, h. r. 895 Sobieski.

    14. [S181] 1910 US Census, District 134, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.

    15. [S271] US Naturalization Record Indexes (1791-1992), Joseph Troka; Microfilm Serial: M1285; Microfilm Roll: 169.

    16. [S202] Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997, #001341.

    17. [S331] Pomeranian Genealogical Association Database - Marriages, 7 October 2014; Michael Troka & Justyna Grabowska; State Archive Gdansk; Lipusz Parish Marriages 1825-1865; Book 1254/15.

    18. [S26] Rita Wolfmeyer.

    19. [S5] Marriage Certificate, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin/Vol 26/Page 0114.