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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. 1910 GustavMary Maciejewski census croppedHe 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.

1918 Constantine Maciejewski WWI draft registrationIn 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.”

1930 Constanty Mary Maciejewski census croppedIn 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 1931 Warner AugCMary and LouisMartha city directory (2)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.

1940 Constantine and Mary Maciejewski 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.

1940 Chandler Warner census cropped

1942 August Warner WWII draft registration

 

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.

 

1954 Daniel Warner death notice

United States veterans records show that Daniel A. Warner enlisted in the military in February 1944, before the end of World War II. He was released from the Army on 11 Dec 1945.
1954 Daniel Warner headstone

 

 

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.

1959 August Warner Elmlawn 1-22 North Tonawanda Evening News

1958 August Warner obit Buffalo NY Courier Express

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.”

1963 Mary Warner obit Buffalo NY Courier Express

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.”

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Comments on: "Constantine Maciejewski AKA August Warner, and his son Daniel Warner" (9)

  1. […] his older brother Gus, Louis used the name Warner. The Buffalo Courier Express on November 10, 1936, had a feature about […]

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  2. […] brother Gus Maciejewski/Warner died in 1958 at age 73, leaving his widow Mary. Their son Alojzy Maciejewski had died in 1917 when […]

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  3. […] they never married or had children. However, I never got much information about their brothers Konstanty and Ludwik. They were in the St. Stanislaus RC Church baptism register. I tried calling and […]

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  4. […] the housefront on Strauss Street into a local grocery store. It looks like Anthony’s brothers Konstanty and Ludwik used the names August Warner and Louis Warner to find work. Their sisters Marie and Anna […]

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  5. […] father had told me that his uncle had used the name Gus Warner, so I was surprised to learn that his baptismal name had been Konstanty, but I think I have worked […]

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  6. […] example, I knew my grandfather Antoni Maciejewski had two brothers, Konstanty and Ludwik. I knew that their children, my father’s cousins, had grown out of touch. I had […]

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  7. […] immigrated to Buffalo, New York, with their infant Antoni. The family grew with the arrival of Konstanty (August), Wiktorya (Dorota), Marya, Anna, and Ludwik. Jan and Weronika had been married in 1869 in […]

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  8. […] Kajdasz, the future wife of Konstanty Maciejewski/August Warner, was just one month old when she made the overseas journey with her parents Andrzej and Jadwiga […]

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  9. […] located the original records, this indexed information fills in some names in the ancestry tree of Marya‘s son Daniel with Konstanty Maciejewski.  Konstanty was also known as August […]

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