Matthew Kozlowski, came to the United States around 1917 with his father and his brother. They all came under the assumed name of Koziel, fearing conscription into the Prussian Army. He worked in a meat market in Buffalo, New York where he met and married Frances Wilkosz. They moved to Perry New York where they worked in the cotton mills. Matthew's father joined them there. Matthew and Frances started their family in Perry, but soon moved to Wellsville New York. Matthew worked for the Sinclair Oil refinery in Wellsville until his death in a freak auto accident in 1945. A car came through the window of a local store and landed on him.
Frances (Wilkosz)Kozlowski, born in Barow Poland, near the Prussian boarder, escaped a pogrom by the Prussian Army and fled into the swamp with her parents and the rest of her family around 1915. Came to United States into Buffalo in 1917.Her parents and all but one sister parish in the death camps of WWII. Married Matthew Kozlowski, settled first in Perry New York and then moved to Wellsville New York.
From left to right: Charles Erastus Babcock, Lyn Babcock,Charles Gerald Babcock,Grace (Reynolds)Babcock,May Babcock, Ardell Babcock.
Charles worked as a ferrier and blacksmith in Almond, New York