SPELLING VARlATION : Zenko, Zienka, Zenka    



Olita: Polish,   Alita, Alytus  Alite: Yiddish, 


Per Lillian Paskiewicz, Zenko family from "Ulita, Russia." Cannot find- BUT- there is, not far from Vilna, Olita,  (also Alita, Alytus) Lithuania, which would be Russia back then, -also "On the map, Olita is the Russian spelling for Alytus. It is in the Vilnius/Vilna gubernia. The town sits on the banks of the Nemunas/Nieman River with part of the town on the west bank which was part of the Suvalkija/Suwalky gubernia."(Ref) Ref Map Mapquest;  Location: Latitude 54 deg 24', Longitude 24 deg 3' 62 kilometers (38 miles) South South West of Kaunas (Kovna) .In 1909 as a result of a great fire most of the town's houses burnt down. During World War I Olita was not damaged. Note: LDS Has the following file available:    #747740 Lithuania Olita (Kalwarja) Births Marriages Deaths 1835-1865  Also many Vilna files.   


Historical events divided Alytus into two parts: Alytus I and Alytus II. The east-side was transferred to the Russian Empire, the west to Prussia. After its victory against Napoleon, Russia occupied all of Alytus but the differences in administration remained until 1863. During the World War I in 1915, when the German military administration consolidated its position in Lithuania and the Suwalki province, Alytus I and Alytus II were united into one - Alytus town. But even now the smaller town is called Alytus I and the town with the parks, microdistricts and industry - Alytus II.



  Ludweiga ZENKO  Had a/some woolen mills
  Unknown Male ZENKO
  Peter ZENKO  b ab 1851  had to have lived at  Gechalovka Lithuania, or for a period. .
  Regina GRIZDIS             Name of Regina reported on Mary's Death Cert. reported by Edna P. in 1930, so probably accurate.  Had originally as Catherine (REGINA ?)"              
  Theresa ("Ciotka")   ZENKO  Daughter of Peter Zenko and Regina Grizdis; b abt 1881 Gechalovka Lithuania,  d 714 Mill St, Plymouth PA, 12 Feb 1956 died of sugar diabetes; bu St Mary's Nativity Church, Plymouth Pa; m abt 1894  "Russ -Polish"  Year Immigration: "1900"  Spoke Polish;  Ciotka:  Polish for aunt. Ciotka came over with her sister- Mary (Paskiewicz) and she took care of Igntaz, Blanch and Edna on the boat coming over since Mary Paskiewicz was sea sick on the voyage. Listed in 1920 Census as "Teresa Stasavitck" In 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Census. Named on her husband's draft card looks spelled as "Tereckia" ? Picture taken taken in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  Felix STASIEWICZ (STASEVICH) b 19 May 1874, Puhagze, Russia. Arrived from Bremen, Germany on a freight ship on 12/8/1900 at New York. d 31 Jul 1935 Res 714 Mill St, Plymouth,   poss siblings: Michael b 1886; Adam In 1930 Census, In 1920 Census as "Stasavitch"  Coal miner  1910 Cenus name spelled "Stasavage"  Year Immigration: "1900"   Spoke Polish. In 1930 Census, Felix is listed as "Filix Stasiewicz" 1920 Census as "Fretix Stasavitck." In 1910, 1920, 1930 Census;   Draft Card as "Felix Stasiewitcz" Living at 714 Mill St, Plymouth PA- Theresa, wife's first name spelt strangely, Blue eyes, brown hair. Felix was raised by his grandparents and had two sisters. One was Theresa. her husband Charles on WWII reg was Charles Lausinkas also noted that his wife was disabled.  My mother said there was something wrong with her arm. In 1910 they lived on West Main as Lauzinski with Regina (Jean) She lived on Gardner in Plymouth at one time. She can be found in the 1930 Census as Thersa Lazarek, Living there: Charles Lazarek 49; Theresa Lazarek 48; Jean Lazarek 20; Elen Lazarek 18; Elizabeth Lazarek 16, Anthony Lazarek, 13.  She had two daughters one named Jean who married Phil Belski. . Jean and Phil are no longer living but they had a daughter named "Jeannie" also who still resides in California.  Children of Felix- Order of birth. Helen, Felix (Philip), Walter, Clementine, Josephine, Mary, Isabelle, Gabriel.
  Walter (Wladyslaw) STASIEWICZ  b 30 Sep 1907 in Plymouth, PA;  In 1910, 1920, 1930 Census;  coal miner 1930 Census in Plymouth PA  d Oct 1967  Lived at Kingston, PA.
  Catherine - - - -  - -
  Bernard STASIEWICZ  b
  Gabriel (Gmabel) STASIEWICZ   b 1923 PA  1930 Census in Plymouth PA  Living- Plymouth, PA,  Living at  714 Mill St, Plymouth, 1993-2002  res Lived once at Hanover Twp, PA. d about 2003
  Mary A. JOHNSON  b Feb 11, 1932 PA, d Nov 10, 2006 Plymouth PA; Living at  714 Mill St, Plymouth, 1993-2002
  Marie STASIEWICZ   b Nov 14, 1956 d Aug 1978 of breast cancer.
  Helen STASIEWICZ   b Plymouth, Luzerne, PA b 12/23/1903;  worked 1920 at stocking mill.  In 1910 1920 Census;
Adam GLOWZENSKI   b Plymouth, Luzerne, PA abt 1901 Occ: Carpenter's helper in coal mines
  Leonard F. GLOWZENSKI   b 6 Aug 1924 Plymouth, Luzerne, PA, d 2 Apr 2004 Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey  "Played some ball" (baseball)  Called me prob year before he died, found my notes in 2006, thinking of writing him- but see he died in 2004.  Was a salesman with the Sherwin-Williams Co. in Newark
  Helen - - - - -  -
  Leonard S. GLOWZENSKI res Freehold, NJ
  Helen GLOWZENSKI  res Howell, NJ  There a peron by this name on Howell St in Freehold, NJ b 1957 Helen E.   and a Brian E. b 1983.
  Bart GLOWZENSKI res Middletown, NJ
  Hedwig ("Edna") GLOWZENSKI  b Sep 3, 1922 Plymouth, Luzerne, PA
  Mr. Joseph STADTS b May 9 1920, d Sept 28, 1983
  Joseph STADTS b 1945
  Josephine (Joshine) STASIEWICZ  b 1914 PA  1920, 1930 Census in Plymouth PA  Res Bridgeport, CT  In 1944 worked as an assembler. In 1952 at 387 Conn Ave., Bridgeport CT doing same; In 1957 doing same res 468 William, Bridgeport CT, still there as of 1965
  Joseph S. BORUCH   b 20 Oct 1913, d 27 Apr 1970, Bridgeport CT; Machine Operator, res 122 Lee St., Bridgeport, CT in 1944.  In 1954 at 387 Conn Ave., Bridgeport CT doing same; In 1957 was repairman res 468 William, Bridgeport CT,  still there as of 1965 .
  Joseph A. BORUCH   Student in 1952 res 387 Conn Ave., Bridgeport CT,
  Daughter BORUCH
  Isabelle (or Esabeth) STASIEWICZ  b 1922 PA 1930 Census in Plymouth PA;  Died in childbirth
  Mr. Given
  Charles GIVEN   Later adopter by Adam and Helen Glowzenski
  Carol - - - - -
  Clementine STASIEWICZ  b 1911 PA, work in silk mill in 1930 Census in Plymouth PA   In 1920, 1930 Census. 1920 Census as "Clementein Stasavitck"  d 1956
  Felix ("Phillip")STASIEWICZ  b 27 Sep 1905 PA, d Sep 1972 Essex County, NJ  In 1910, 1920,  In 1930 Census as Stasavitch residing Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania- a motorman in coal mine.
  Anna Rynkiewicz b May 5, 1903 Nanticoke, PA, d October 5 1969 Bloomfield NJ Polish;  In 1930 Census as Stasavitch
  Bernard L. STASIEWICZ  USN born Aug 5, 1927, Nanticoke now living in Arizona   res NJ  In 1930 Census as Stasavitch
  Mary C. NOLAN   b Killrush Co. Clare, Ireland, d Jan 13, 1969
   Richard STASIEWICZ  b April 3, 1931 Plymouth PA, d July 23, 1955 Camp Drum New York an accident while in the military. res NJ
  Mary STASIEWICZ  b 26 Mar 1907=But 1920 Census has her born 1916 (That is wrong) Res  Dallas, PA more recently,  In 1920, 1930 Census Plymouth PA .   Lived once East Orange, NJ  d April 27, 2008 in Dallas, PA.  Body sent to England to be buried with her husband.
  Sidney STOBBS b 10 Dec 1905 West Hartlepool, Durham, England; d  Jan 1985 Dallas, Luzerne, Pennsylvania  Came to USA in 1935 -salesman.  When Mary Stobbs married Sidney it was his second marriage. They lived in England for 5 years. His brother was a famous doctor over
there and his father had a candy business.Buried in England.
  Maryana (Mary, Mary Anna ZENKO  b ab 1878 Gechalovka Lithuania, not far from Olita- called "Ulita" by Lillian Paskiewicz.  d 27 Oct 1930 6:55 am at 11304 Maiden, Detroit, MI,  Bu Plymouth PA. In 1930 as Mary Pascavage -with son Walter, dau Agnes, Ben Kosmela and Dorothy, and daughters Blanche and Helen. at 52 Franklin Street. 1910 Census- Could only speak Polish**   Ciotka Zenko came over with Mary and she took care of Igntaz, Blanch and Edna Paszkiewicz on the boat coming over since Mary Paszkiewicz was sea sick on the voyage.         
  Lt. Ignacy PASZKIEWICZ  B ab 1870 Vilna and/or "Russia" or "Poland"** 1872   Russian Army Officer, Retired from R Army. coal miner  One time cook in the Russian Army and "pontoon builder" in army. Naturalized citizen March 14, 1911 bu 7 Mar 1929 Plymouth,  to USA 1899, Miner, speaks English, Nat' "Russ-Polish"1900 Census- listed as "Ignats Boscavits"  names listed as: Ignats Boscavits 29 ; Mary Boscavits 30 ; Ignats Boscavits 4 ; Broueslava Boscavits 7; Judwiga Boscavits 2  and two boarders: Lewis Zakonis 30 ; Felix Meholoskie 22. Previously married to Maria PETROVNA while he was in the army. Son of Iwan PASZKIEWICZ b abt 1852 in Vilna "Russia" or "Poland"  and ?- b Poland 1910 Census as Ignatz Puscavage, to USA 1899, Miner, speaks English, Nat' "Russ-Polish" Plymouth Ward 7, Luzerne Ignatz seems to have not to be listed as having a WW I Draft card.   Death Certificate has last name as "Paszkiewicz."  Immigration: See him arriving alone 10 June 1899 New York on the S.S. Palatia, that sailed from Hamburg, Germany 28 May. He was 29 years old, and headed from Plymouth, PA. His grandfather lived here- Adam Grizdis. He had $8.70 on him. From Vilna, Russia.   
Jadeirga  PASKIEWICZ b 13 Nov 1898 Vilna (or Warsaw) d 14 Oct 1985 Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida
Bronislawa PASKIEWICZ  b 2 Aug 1894 Vilna  d 22 Jul 1969 Dayton, OH Res PA, NJ then OH  In 1930 Census -but not with husband- with mother, daug, Brother Walter and the Kosmelas. Marrried last named spelt "Mackavage" in that census. Occ in 1930 knitter at Hosery Mill   1920 Census states Blanche came to USA 1898. naturalized 1913.
Ignacy Iwan PASKIEWICZ  b 15 Jun 1897 "Russia" Also, his 1918 draft card lists "Russia" as his birthplace (Sill using name "Ignatz" .  Miner, then   Boxer: Bareknuckle- backrooms of Chicago, etc, as "Jack Smith" Played semi-pro baseball. Later ran butcher market in Detroit. Avid card player- (penny ante). 1918 Living in Plymouth PA, 405 E Main Street, d Detroit  Arrived in Detroit 20 Sep 1928. Res: in Detroit: Camden, 1931 4032 Clemens; 1932- 14912 Holmer; then 14847 Fairfield Detroit.  1910 Census worked in grocery store
Agnes PASKIEWICZ  b 1907 USA  In 1930 Census d 14 Nov 1948 Bloomfield, NJ  1910 Census worked with hosery. Godmother to Vincent Paskiewicz.(Andrew Sudo has the godfather).
  Stanislaw PASKIEWICZ  b 1908 res Plymouth, PA  d age 2
Wladyslaw PASKIEWICZ   b 1905 res Plymouth, Pa,  Boxer at one time- Chicago  Wounded self accidently cleaning his shotgun,- witnessed by my father Vince and his uncle. In 1930 Census living with mother and Kosmelas. Butcher 

Note found: Marie Stasiewicz b 14 Nov 1956 d Aug 1978 Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania


                 Catherine - --   Ludweiga Zenko and Peter Zenko Their daughter, Mary Zenko. married Ignatz Paszkiewicz- She is below with children -One on left, Ignatious Paskiewicz, my grandfather.



Ignatz Paszkiewicz and daughter Edna



Contact: mrpcollege@gmail.com        Patrick Paskiewicz
Teach college USA.  BA  Philosophy, MA English Drama and Literature EMU.  Born 1950, before Al Gore invented Internet. Peddling ny completed book to publishers, Who Murdered Nurse Florence Nightingale Shore?, an investigation into the unsolved murder of English army nurse, Miss Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter and relative of Miss Florence Nightingale.  
Battled some renal cell carcinoma , but have good prognosis. Next project may look at another person on my tree, early feminist/ adventurer/explorer/writer Patricia Elizabeth Ramsay Laye. 




LAYE FAMILY UK  Connected by Marriages or Reference

EMILY LAYE   Dau of Major Francis Fenwick Laye, grand daughter of Lt. General Francis Laye

DIXON BROWN   Northumberland UK ,  Margaret Brown married Lt. General Francis Laye 1803.

AIREY of Northumberland  Lt. General Francis Laye married Mary Airey 1803    Also GILPIN, GOODEN, MULCASTER, BEDFORD (BEDFORDE), BARKUS, LAYE         

GILLMAN of  Portsmouth  LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME DWYER married Beryl Maud Gillman c 1907.
ANDERSON  NICHOLSON  Northumberland  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line
 GUY BURGESS    Spy for KGB  LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME's sister-in-law, -Evelyn Gillman.,was the mother of this double agent.

  CLAVERINGS and FENWICKS   Northumberland,  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line

Who Muurdered Nurse Florence Nightingale Shore   My book project

GREY Northumberland  Laye/Airey/Barnes/Clavering/

CASHER      Family of Beryl Maud Gillman - A Casher did the research, and I am merely posting it for him.

GILPIN Northumberland  Northumberland,  From Laye/Airey/Barnes Line 

FLORENCE  NIGHTINGALE:  SMITHS Her maternal side: For studying the Shores or Nightingale Studies  

BEDFORDE  BEDFORD   Durham, UK From Laye/Airey Line

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: THE SHORE FAMILY  Norton Hall, Sheffield of Norton Hall. 

General Thomas Peard Dwyer  Detailed Career


 Lt. General Francis Laye     Major General Joseph Henry Laye I    Major General Joseph Henry Laye II    Detailed Careers

PRINCE Essex, Ontario   Tied to ways: GG Grandmother Emily Laye married John Prince, grandson of Col John Prince, and her dau, Mary Anne Dwyer married the Hon. Albert Prince, M.P- the son of Col. Prince. (Yes, that's right).


HON COLONEL JOHN PRINCE, M.P.  A character. Reputed to be illegitimate son of an actress and William IV, notorious for killing American prisoner's of war in the Battle of Windsor. Detroiters put a price on his head. Popular in Windsor.

LT COL BERTIE CUNYNGHAME DWYER   Bertie won Grand National in 1887. "Bertie Dwyer, an English boy of 14  . . . did the fastest time of the race, the only rider to break the two minute barrier with 1 minute 58.6 seconds . . . [A] truly remarkable effort for any rider let alone a 14 year old" (23 The Cresta Run 1885-1985).


INSPECTOR WM BLENNERHASSETT DWYER   Detroit Police Inspector  Very incomplete  
KENNY  County Kerry, Ireland  Also, DWYER, TENT (BROWNE), COURTHROPE, HOARE DEAN PITT  Connected in two way. General J.H. Laye senior married Emelia Dean-Pitt, and Ensign George Sinclair Laye married Amy Selina Nugent, dau of Charlotte Marcia Dean-Pitt.
BUTTERFIELD / SIMPSON AND DUCKETT    LANCASHIRE and BOND E. P. Ramsay-Laye author/feminist pen name: Isobel Massary  4 books, articles, such as "Women and Careers" in Englishwoman Review, 9, (Apr 1878) p 96  -Arguing desirability of married women having careers.

Blennerhassett Kerry   From Dwyer/Hoare  Also  CONWAY, LYNNE, CRUMPE, O'CONNOR, HOARE, DWYER

LAYE Surname Study UK    For Genealogical Reference for all Layes



KEENAN Detroit/ Ontario  Sarah Keenan married my gg grandfather, St. Hugh Simpson Gerald Toulmin Dwyer in Detroit in 1895.

LETTERS OF MARY AIREY LAYE  Letters written by Lt. General Francis Laye's widow, pestering Lord Somerset, later Ragland, for an Ensignacy for her son. Letters to others, like Lord Hill and the Marchioness Winchester.
TOULMIN   London and LANCASHIRE, Mary Anne Toulmin Married to General Thomas Peard Dwyer 11 Apr 1839, Old Church, Saint Pancras, London    Includes: BECKETT, SIMPSON, DWYER, HARRISON, TALBOTT, DWYER CUNYNGHAME Photo Album
WALSH -Meath Ireland    Married to Laye Family Anne Maria Teresa WALSH married Emily Laye's father, Major Francis Fenwick Laye 28 Oct 1835 in Newbridge, Colpe Church County Meath, Ireland CUNYNGHAME Connection is on English branch of family. Captain Robert Hoare Dwyer married  Caroline Georgina Thurlow CUNYNGHAME
HOARE   Kerry  Cork   Connected by Robert Dwyer, father of General Thomas Peard Dwyer marrying Mary Hoare, 1744 Tralee, Kerry.   Also KENNY, DWYER, BLENNERHASSETT, BURNELL, GILPIN, NOTT, WOODCOCK, KELLEY RAMSAY Scot. Eng India   Connection is Major Francis Fenwick Laye married Elizabeth P Ramsay
OGLE Northumberland    Laye/Airey/Barnes/Clavering/Grey ASCENSION ISLAND Mini & partial hist of the RM commandants by Comm (General) T.P. Dwyer
PATERNAL ----  PASKIEWICZ   Plymouth PA/Vilna and Starynki, Russia (Старынкі ). DWYER Surname Study Detroit For Genealogical Reference for all Dwyers
PATERNAL ----  GRIZDIS   and many other spelling  Plymouth PA/Vilna  
PATERNAL---   MIKOLAYESKI  Plymouth PA/Russia/Poland PATERNAL ----  ZENKO   Plymouth PA/Vilna, Olita 
PATERNAL--   SINKIEWICZ or SINKCAVAGE Plymouth PA/Lithuania PATERNAL ---  RUZANTIS   Plymouth PA/Suwalki