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All surnames Skupien, Gaul, Ceneskie, Seliga
All places Poronin, Nowy Targ
Research notes I'm researching my husband's family. Any help is appreciated.

Michael Skupien (1861-1942) and Sophia Gal/Gaul (1870-1943) came to the US from Poland around 1904 and settled in Clearfield, PA. Kids: Nellie, Adalbert, Anna, Michael, Pearl/Veronika, John, Vincent, Mary, Kathryn, Joseph and Frank.) The younger kids were born in PA. The records show they appear to be from Poronin, Powakla/Pyzowka and/or Pieniazkowice. Michael Skupien's death certificate identifies his parents as John Skupien and Maria Tachempka, both from Poland. Sophia's death certificate identifies her father as Fred Gaul from Poland (mother's name unknown.) She likely had a younger brother (Joseph Gaul) who was born in 1875. The Skupiens lived in PA (Clearfield and Cambria) but had some family in Chicago.


Teophila Seliga (abt 1860-1931) married Michael Ceneskie and had 4 kids (John, Stanley, Mary, Joseph). It appears that Teophila and Michael came to the US around 1900. Teophila had one son (John) in Nowy Targ around 1895 and then they came to the US and had 3 more kids in Clearfield / Cambria, PA.) Michael Ceneskie must have died because Teophila next married John Stiney/ Staney and had 2 more kids (Hannah and Bertha.) Teophila's death certificate identified her father as John Saligo from Poland (mother's name unknown).