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William Wolk (Wolkowsky)

Also Known As: "Zev ben Izrael", "Wolf Wolkowsky", "William Wolkowsky", "Wolf Wolkowski"
Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Suwałki, Suwałki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
Death: December 28, 1951 (89)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Wolk (Wolkowski) and Rachel Tzivan Wolk (Rochla Cywia Lowiusz Wolkowska)
Husband of Rachel Wolk (Rosenthal)
Father of Abraham Lewis Wolk; Mayer Wolk; Sara Wolk Hoechstetter; Jerome Wolk, Sr.; Bessie Wolk and 2 others
Brother of Sol Wolk (Zelman Wolkowski); George Wolk; Rajca Wolkowska; Mendel Wolkowski; Abraham Wolk and 4 others

Managed by: Wendy Ann Hoechstetter
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About William Wolk (Wolf Wolkowski)

DOD may have been 12/28 instead of 12/30 - verify (Wendy Hoechstetter 6/29/2012)


7/29/2012 (wah) Suwalki records show a Wolf Myskowski born in 1862 and another Wolf born in 1865 to Nochim Myszkowski and Estera Leja Wolkowska in Przerosl. If one of these does happen to be William Wolk, it would appear that he changed his name, but I am by no means certain about these being his actual parents.

They also show a Wolf, son of Izrael Wolkowski, who would otherwise be a better match overall to known information, but who *died* in 1862, also Przerosl. I'm wondering if this death is a transcription error and should actually show as a birth.

Despite family reports that the family came from the *town* of Suwalki and not just the region, nothing in the records available to date online that I've been able to find would show anyone by any remotely similar name having been born there. Przerosl is geographically more likely as well, owing to reports I've heard all my life about the town in question being right on the border of Poland and Russia. Suwalki, while close, is still removed a ways, while Przerosl really is right on the line of borders with both Prussia and Russia, at different times.


7/30/2012 It now appears more likely that William's mother was a sister or cousin of Estera Leja Wolkowska. Investigation is ongoing. wah

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William Wolk (Wolf Wolkowski)'s Timeline

August 14, 1862
Suwałki, Suwałki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
September 3, 1891
Age 29
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 13, 1896
Age 34
August 29, 1902
Age 40
New York, New York, United States
Age 47
December 28, 1951
Age 89
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA, USA