I think I may have found the family of my grandfather’s brother who was baptized Konstanty Maciejewski and used the name August Warner. (Gus is a nickname for Constantine.) He was born in Buffalo 27 February 1885. He married Mary J. Kajdasz, the daughter of Andrzej and Jadwiga Kajdasz, 5 Apr 1910, and the couple lived at 301 Mills Street in Buffalo. They had two boys—Daniel, born 23 March 1913, and Alojzy (Aloysius), who died in June 1917 at age 2.
In 1918, Constantine Maciejewski registered for the draft for the first World War. He was a machinist at the Pierce-Arrow Motor Company and identified Mary Maciejewski, also at 301 Mills Street, as his nearest relative. He had blue eyes, light brown hair, and medium height and build. On his left hand, he was missing the “second finger off to the first joint.”
In the 1930 federal census, the family was listed at 116 Ivy Street in Buffalo as Constanty and Mary J. Maciejewski, yet in the 1931 Buffalo city directory at the same address, their names were listed as August C. and Mary Warner. The pattern repeated in the 1940 census and the 1942 Buffalo city directory, where August C. Warner (Mary J) of 116 Ivy Street was identified as an inspector.
Daniel was not listed with his parents at 116 Ivy Street in Buffalo for the 1940 census.
However, the household of Arthur and Jane Chandler on Allegany Avenue in Kenmore included their recently married daughter Doris Warner, her husband Daniel A. Warner, formerly of Buffalo, and their infant son Daniel A. Warner, Jr.
In 1942, Constantine registered with Selective Service using the name August Warner. He worked for the Houde Engineering Division of Houdaille-Hershey, later known as Houdaille Industries, on Delevan Avenue, in Buffalo, New York.
Daniel died in December 1954 at the age of 41, as the father of four boys. His widow, Doris H. Warner, was pregnant with their youngest. She applied for a military headstone for her husband with delivery to August Warner at 85 LaSalle Avenue in Kenmore, New York. Daniel Warner was buried in Elmlawn Cemetery in Tonawanda, New York.
August Warner, born Konstanty Maciejewski, died in Kenmore 29 November 1958, and was also buried in Elmlawn Cemetery. His obituary identified him as the “husband of Mary J. Warner; father of the late Daniel A. Warner, Sr.; grandfather of Daniel A. Jr., Arthur, Michael, Jeffery and Jon Warner.”
Mary Warner, born Marya J. Kajdasz, died 11 July 1963. Her obituary in the Buffalo Courier Express identified her as the “wife of the late August Warner; mother of the late Daniel Warner; grandmother of Daniel J., Arthur C., Michael G., Jeffery W., and Jon L. Warner.”
Doris H. Warner, Daniel’s widow, lived to age 101. The house at 16 Allegany in Kenmore was sold by the family in March, 2015. Her obituary online at tributes.com read “Doris was born on June 27, 1914 and passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015.”