Thomas Nalepinski and his Brothers
My ancestor was Marianna Nalepinska, born in Kcynia in 1817 and married Stanislaw Murkowski in Kcynia in 1840. She was 20, he was 60. It was his second marriage, his first was to Franciszka Dagorska, who died in 1839. Most of the offspring from this marriage ended up in Wisconsin. Stanislaw Murkowski died in 1857 and Marianna Nalepinska Murkowska immigrated to Chicago in the 1870s with her children.
Marianna Nalepinska Murkowska' s nephew was Thomas Nalepinski, born in 1848. He was the son of Marianna's brother Franciszek Nalepinski, born in 1820 and married to Katarzyna Czerwinski in Kcynia in 1845. Even though most of Thomas' siblings were born in Kcynia, he does not show up in the records there and must have been born in another parish.
Marriage in 1845 in Kcynia of Franciszek Nalepinski, son of Peter and Petronilla Nalepinski to Catherine Czerwinska, daughter of Michael and Ludovika Czerwinski. Note that Franciszek's brother in law Stanislaus Murkowski is a witness to this wedding.
Family Stories related to John Stock state that Franciszek Nalepinski was a whiskey barrel maker in Kcynia. Church records in Kcynia state he was a doliator or barrel make so this seems to be true.
Thomas Nalepinski immigrated to Chicago and married Dorota (Smagorzewski) Sherman, the daughter of one of the founders of St. Stranislaw Koska parish in Chicago, Antoni Scherman and his wife Franciszka..
Photo of Thomas Nalepinski from the 25 year anniversary of the founding of Holy Trinity parish in Chicago. He was on the building committee.
This page was in the 1918 jubilee book of Holy Trinity parish in Chicago.
Thomas owned a saloon and there was mention of a Nalepinski Hall in a Chicago wedding announcement.
Thomas Nalepinski lived at 94 Division Street in the 1880 census. In the 1888 voter's registration, he listed 543 Noble as his address. This was also the address for Nalepinski Hall, a tavern and social hall directly across the street from Holy Trinity church in the Polish Downtown neighborhood of Chicago. By 1919, he was living in nicer quarters on 2721 north Central Park Avenue,
The Nalepinski Brothers. From the notes on the back of this photo- left to right: Thomas, John V[incent], Leo, Stanley, Mike.
Photo courtesy of Betty Azim and Jon Stock. Buy Jon's book about the Milwaukee branch of the Nalepinskis.
Thomas, Vincent, and Leo and Stanley were brothers. Mike was probably a son of Konstanty Nalepinski and Franciszek Geryn, born in 1879 in Chicago. This would have made him the brother's 1st cousin.
In the 1888 Chicago Voter's registration, Constantine Nalepinski was living at 114 Division Street , Frank Nalepinski was living at 29 Cleaver Street.
In the 1888 Chicago Voter's registration, St.[anley] Nalepinski was living at 329 Noble.
In the 1890 Chicago Voter's registration, Frank Nalepinski was living at 114 Division Street.
In the 1889 Milwaukee City Directory, these Nalepinskis were living in Milwaukee:
Anton Nalepinski, cooper, at 895 Warren Avenue.
Louis [Leo] Nalepinski, cooper, 521 Frederick.
In the 1890 Milwaukee City Directory, these Nalepinskis were living in Milwaukee:
Anton Nalepinski, saloon keeper, at 863 Sobieski.
Louis [Leo] Nalepinski, cooper, 521 Frederick
Vincent Nalepinski, tanner, 273 Pearson.
In 1910, Leo Nalepinski was living with his wife Teodzia and children at 1233 Dickson Street in Chicago, Il. He was listed as being in business in a candy store.
Thomas Nalepinski and brother Vincent Nalepinski.
(Photo courtesy of Betty Azim and Jon Stock. Buy Jon's book about the Milwaukee branch of the Nalepinskis.)
Thomas Nalepinski died in 1919 and is buried in St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles Illinois.