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.
I 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.