Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Turczyn, Krupa, Senk, Mellicoat, Letsch, North, Prock, Zajac, Helman, Kessler, Biegler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 16, 1946

Turczyn, Martin (17 October 1888 - 11 May 1946)

Martin Turczyn, 5f7, was buried in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Wednesday, May 15, (1946). Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Georgas Funeral Home, and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father J. A. Biegler officiating. He died at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Wausau Saturday, May 11 (1946).

Martin Turczyn was born October 17, 1888, in Lublin, Poland, to Michael and Mary Krupa Turczyn. He received his education in Europe and came to this country 35 years ago. He worked in Philadelphia, and Chicago; then came to the farm in Pine Valley, where he has lived for 29 years.

In Lublin, Poland, November 24, 1910, he was married to Mary Senk, who survives. They were the parents of four children.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Andrew, at home; one daughter, Mrs. D. W. (Felicity) Mellicoat of Berwyn, Ill.; and a sister living in Poland. Two children and two sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were: Nick Letsch, Herman North, Linus Prock, John Zajac, Henry Helman and John Kessler.

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Responses

Re: Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Al Burness
Email: burnessis@yahoo.com

My Grandfather was named Jan Turczyn was maybe from Lublin. Maybe came to USA 1912. He married Koarline Rusak in Polamd had two chlidren there and two in the USA. Is there any connection between us. also there is a town named Turczyn poland which may have leaned to Ellis Island using the town name rather than the sure name for the DP,s. Please reply. Thank you Al

Re: Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Al, Sorry no connections as I am a volunteer transcriber and am not related to most all the people whom I do the obits for. Have a good day and thanks for visiting the Clark County Website. Dolores

Re: Obit: Turczyn, Martin (1888 - 1946)

Contact: Holly Turner
Email: hollykainz@yahoo.com

Hi- There is a village in Poland named Turczyn, and yes, it has been used as the basis for surnames of folks coming from there. Sometimes, as in the case of my father's father, the ending "owicz" was added to denote that. So my father and his sibs had the surname TURCZYNOWICZ, which they later shortened. Most shortened it back to Turczyn, but my dad shortened it to TURNER. Since the surname TURCZYN is pretty uncommon, it shouldn't be too hard for you to find relatives. good luck, Holly Turner

 

 


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