Looking for help on the Alajko name. I was told many times that I am related to all of the Alajko in the US. There are very few but there is a line I cannot find a relation to in the US.
Teofil and Antoni Alajko can to the US and passed through Ellis Island. Teofil in 1910, Antoni in 1913. Both list a Teofil Alajko as their father on the ship manifests at the Ellis Island website. They also list Sabiele, Russia as their last residence. I have been unable to locate US Census records for the younger Teofil but have found multiple city directories from Buffalo, NY listing both of them. The also list Stanislaus Alajko. This is my second great grandfather. I do not have a passenger manifest for him. I do have US Census and city directory records for him. One census lists his arrival in 1893 age 39 (the year Antoni was born) and another in 1905. I know people made multiple trip back then so this may be normal.
It's my guess that Teofil the older and Stanislaus are brothers but I have no access to records to prove that one way or another.
This is a link to Teofil Alajko Sr. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Alajko-26
Links to both children are on that site. Biography information lists all I have found so far. I am adding more details as I find them.
Thank you all.
This is a video my uncle made of old picture from the Alajko, Switkowski, Janusz, and Surdyk families:
Here is some information sent to me about the village Teofil Alajko came from:
From: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zabiele_(gmina_Kolno) translated by Google Chrome.
Zabiele - a village in Poland, located in the Podlasie province , in the district of Kolno , in the municipality of Kolno the provincial road No. 647 . The village has about 744 residents and about 230 homes. Back in the 90s Twentieth century , the village had 842 inhabitants. Economic migration has caused a reduction in the number of residents. The village is divided into several parts: a centrally located Zabiele the road and the old village and outlying Dreski, Przymiarki, Zarośle, Połosiecz.
28 August 1413 , Prince Janusz and older residing in Miastkowie , the sale of a manor in the village princely Zabiele, by the townspeople Novgorod - Jakuszowi, mayor of Borkowo . But the headman Jakusz paid 200 Novgorod townsmen kick cents. On the same day in Miastkowie Prince Janusz I sold a manor in Borków. Jakusz of Borkowo sold his headship in Borków brothers: Nicholas, Wojciech and Paul. It follows from the above transactions were Zabiele village prince, like most villages Kurpian. Its construction dates back to the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century. At that time it was a large village.
In 1565 Zabiele counted 50 fibers earth, including 6 fibers earth Wojtowski. The village has a population of 63 peasants with their families. In addition, the village had 13 inns. Innkeepers were obliged to give the 3 šedý beer annually on łomżyński princely mansion. In 1525, Prince Janusz I leased the noble Joseph of Ponds for 500 kop cents kolneńskie the county including the city of Köln and villages: Labna , Zabiele and Red . In the year 1526 the childless death of the last princes of Mazovia: Janusz and Stanislaus, Mazovia incorporated into the Crown . The princes of Mazovia were vassals of the king, but the whole earth and its riches were owned by the reigning prince. Okay, that when you turn Mazovia to the Crown not allocated previously by successive princes, constituted after 1526 years the good king . The same change of the owner concerned princely populated rural peasants. Since then Zabiele was a royal village. In 1531 , the Zabiele, as the royal village, belonged to the county Kolno . In 1541 King Sigismundissued a decree settled the matter manor in Kolnie between Wojciech Zabielskim and Nicholas Minde. Zabielscy from 1480 to stamping Trzaska coat of arms . In 1546 part of the manor was given to Nicholas Kolno Skrodzkiemu of Rudy, and the second part Wojciech Zabielskiemu with Zabiela. A year later, Wojciech Zabielski resigned his office in favor of relatives - also Zabielskich. In 1556, Jerome Modliszewski after obtaining the consent of the king bought the headman of the village and in the village Labna Zabiele, taking them in lifelong possession.
In 1569 residents paid 246 florins Zabiela tax to the state. Also paid a tithe to the church in Kolnie. During the wars with Sweden in 1673 Zabiele village was experiencing very difficult times. She was devastated - not have a lot of people. On 53 drags the ground sown with only 2.5 drag.
In 1795, after the last partition of Polish , Zabiele were in the Prussian partition , since 1807 , in the Duchy of Warsaw , and since 1815 in the Polish Kingdom.
Kurpian villages were defiant attitude towards the Tsarist invaders. January 27, 1905, the Governor-General Governor of Lomza reported in Warsaw MJ Czertkowowi the destruction of government boards with the emblem of the tsar and the Russian-language subtitles and on breaking the glass in the initial schools, among others in the village Zabiele.
After the end of World War I, the villagers Zabiele in 1927 founded the Voluntary Fire Brigade in Zabielu.
During the German occupation was carried out in the village secret teaching , which began in 1941. Clandestine teachers in Zabielu were: Joseph Bazydło, Leokadia Louis Jakubowska (deputy to the Sejm in 1960-64), Janina Kacprzak, Halina Komorowska, Florentyna Rainko and Joseph Samul. In the years 1954 - 1957. built a new school building in Zabielu. By 1972, ran through the village of narrow-gauge railway line Kolno-Myszyniec, yet built by the Germans in 1915  .
In 1971, at the initiative of the firefighters was organized to raise money to build a new fire station, which was opened July 22, 1973 year.Construction foreman and the commander of the TSO was then Vaclav Sekściński.
In the years 1975-1998 the town administratively belonged to the province of Lomza .
In the early 90-ies of XX century the village begins the construction of the church. Zabiele Parish was founded July 26, 1998 year, and was appointed parish priest, Fr. Stanislaw Śliwowski.
In 2007, the Society is funding standard for the Voluntary Fire Brigade in Zabielu.
The name of the village
In medieval documents the nearby marsh at the mouth of Łabny to Skrody called White Moose  . The village is situated at the swamp was named Zabiele.
According to the story the name of the village Zabiele derives from the fact that the village flows a small stream where women zabielały fabric which then dry them in the sun.
According to the second hypothesis, the name of the village comes from the fact that once the village was shrouded in thick fog. Residents driven to Zabiela used to say I'm going for whites where whites meant just fog.
Agriculture is mainly dependent on the production of milk. The predominant crops of corn for silage, grain and pasture.
Parish. St. John the Evangelist in Zabielu
District Public Library in Kolnie Branch Zabielu
Centre for Distance Education building located at OSP Zabiele.
Cultural Center - Entertainment in Zabielu
Website Stewards in Zabielu
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