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My maternal grandparents are Victor (Wiktor) Michael Mazur and
Justyna Salaj.  Through US census records, I have found that my
grandfather came from the Austria-Poland area.  He was born in 1880/1881
and came to the US in approximately 1904/1905 through the port of
Baltimore MD and settled in Monessen, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania.
He may have had a brother Michael who came with him on the same ship.
They came on the ship Damstadt from Bremen Germany. They were to meet
their brother-in-law Ludwig Miczak of whom I have no information. This
could possibly mean that Victor and Michael had a sister. I have found
bank receipts that indicate Victor sent money to a Kazimirz Mazur. 
Residence listed as Wydrznia, Post Dydnia, Pow. Brozozow, Gal.

Victor Mazur and Justyna Salaj were married in St. Mary's Church,
Monessen PA by a Greek Catholic priest, in 1907.  Victor and Justyna's
marriage application stated that Victor's parents were Matthew (Macieju)
and Mary Mazur.

I have not been able to find any information on
my grandmother, Justyna Salaj other than the facts that she was born
between 1885-1890 and that her parents' names were Charles and Mary
Salaj. Justyna's death certificate listed her maiden name as being
Shallay/Shalley which could be the anglicized spelling of Salaj.

did find a death certificate for an Eli Shalley who lived in
Saskatchewan Canada. His birthdate is listed as 1890.  His place of
birth was listed as Ukraine.

I do not know if Eli Shalley was a brother or cousin to Justyna Salaj.