The purpose of this page is to gather and share information about a very unique family.

The Skaja Family

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December 11, 2020

In order that we may begin I will take the liberty of placing my parents at the center of our history and add their parents, brothers, and sisters. Next, I will add their children and the children"s respective families. By following the links you will trace either to their ancestors or their descendents. This same action functions on each family page. I hope you enjoy the journey in time and urge you to email additions and corrections to us.

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Bernard Stanley and Helen Agnes Home Page

A brief but accurate history: Bernard Stanley was born August 19, 1899 in Chicago Illinois of Tomasz Skaja and Rozalia Schultz. He was baptized at St Hedwig Parish Chicago in 1899. He had 8 brothers and 4 sisters. Helen Agnes Chmura was born November 28, 1906 in Chicago Illinois of John Chmura and Agnes Tragarz. She was baptized 1907 at St John Cantius Parish Chicago. She has 2 brothers Francis ( Julie ) Chmura and Edward ( Lila ) Chmura and 3 sisters Mary Chmura ( John ) Rostkowski, Bernice Chmura ( Fred ) Elam and Anne Pearl Chmura ( Charles ) Okar. Bernard Stanley and Helen Agnes were Married 1927 in Chicago.

Their union bore nine childrenDorothy ( Stanley) Banas, Lorraine ( Theodore ) Buenz, Bernard Stanley ( Marilyn Rutkowski ),Joseph Mitchell ( Anastasia Levadnuk ) , Thomas Jerome ( Carol Matula ), John Robert ( Barbara Marczak ), Edward James ( Irene Marczak ), Jerome Thomas, and Lawrence Joel ( Janice Mary Wojda)