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Updated Apr 11, 2019

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1902 - 1980
1921 - 1969
1925 - 1972
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Sample of 20 Hajduk Biographies

Mar 3, 1906 - Nov 6, 1964
Mar 2, 1923 - June 1974
Aug 3, 1936 - Mar 6, 2007
Jun 7, 1914 - August 1982
Feb 19, 1893 - January 1980
Mar 28, 1918 - Jul 16, 2010
Aug 22, 1951 - Dec 16, 2006
Jan 23, 1922 - Aug 1, 1999
Oct 6, 1922 - Nov 4, 2010
Sep 29, 1924 - October 1993
Oct 30, 1904 - Aug 9, 2000
Jun 4, 1904 - Dec 28, 1990
Apr 27, 1956 - Mar 21, 2009
Nov 28, 1924 - Dec 10, 2010
Aug 12, 1913 - October 1976
Dec 8, 1910 - Jun 28, 1990
Dec 15, 1950 - Nov 27, 2005
around 1975 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1922 - Unknown

Hajduk Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Hajduk family member is 72.6 years old according to our database of 427 people with the last name Hajduk that have a birth and death date listed.

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72.6 years

Oldest Hajduks

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Sep 25, 1911 - Jun 27, 2009
97 years
Apr 15, 1902 - Nov 12, 1999
97 years
Aug 25, 1911 - Aug 19, 2008
96 years
Feb 13, 1895 - January 1992
96 years
Oct 22, 1913 - Feb 9, 2008
94 years
Feb 8, 1911 - Aug 18, 2005
94 years
Apr 10, 1917 - Jul 26, 2010
93 years
Jan 14, 1901 - Aug 11, 1994
93 years
Oct 16, 1875 - May 1969
93 years
Mar 6, 1909 - Jan 25, 2003
93 years

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John J. Rynkiewicz
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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 2:30 PM

Hi, John

Here is the information I have on the Hajduk relatives in Poland. The relatives I have located thus far live in the Southeastern region of Poland, about 2.5 hour drive from Krakow.

One branch: Alfred Hajduk currently lives in Borki Nizinskie, Gawluszowice, Podkarpackie. This is near Mielec.

Alfred is married to Halina Orzech. They have five children: Malgorzata, Gregorz, Andrzej, Stanislaus and Maria Katarzyna.

Alfred's parents were Andrzej Hajduk and Genowefa Koziol (b. 4/20/26; d.02/01/2000. Alfred was their only child.

Genowefa Koziol's parents were Andrzej Koziol (1900-1960) and Maria Czapla (1904-1984) Genowefa had two sisters, one (her twin) was Janina and the other was Zofia, who also married a Hajduk.

Maria Czapla's parents were Wiktoria Zalucka and (Unknown first name) Czapla. Wiktoria was my maternal grandfather's sister. Besides Maria, Wiktoria also had a daughter, Adelaide.

Wiktoria Zalucka's parents were Jan Zalucki and Maria Malek of Kliszow, Gawluszowice. Jan and Maria had nine children, five of whom survived to adulthood. Wiktoria was the only daughter who survived. The sons were Antoni, who was my grandfather, Jozef, Franciszek, who remained in Poland and Wladyslaw.
Jan Zalucki's parents were Jozef Zalucki and Katarzyna Grazdiel (sp?). Jan also had a brother, Walenti who married Magdalena (surname unknown).

Maria Malek's parents were Antoni Malek and Anna Pazdyk from Kliszow.

Another branch of the Hajduk family lives in Mlodochow, Gawluszowice, Podkarpackie, near Mielec.
Zofia Koziol Hajduk (b. 05/05/1943) married Franciszek Hajduk (b. 07/26/1932; d. 02/05/2006). Zofia was the daughter of Maria Czapla and Andrzej Koziol (see above information under Genowefa). Her grandmother was Wiktoria Zalucka, who died giving birth to Maria, Zofia's mother.

Zofia and Franciszek Hajduk have five children: Krzystof, who is married to Jadwiga Strasinska. They have three daughters: Katarzyna, Brygida and Julianna. They live in Chorzelow.

Leszek,who is married to Barbara Lasek. They have three children: Dominik, Agata and Gregorz. I do not know their exact location, as I did not meet them when I visited Kliszow in 2004 and Leszek has yet to correspond with me.

Sabina, who is married to Wieslaw Soiewak. They have two daughters: Angelika and Bernadetta. They live in Trzesn, Chorzelow.

Renata who is the widow of Mariusz Liski. They have two children: Sylvia and Sebastian. Renata lives with her mother and her married sister, Anna, in Mlodochow, Gawluszowice.

Anna is married to Krzystof Dul. They have two daughters: Karolina and Alexzandra.

I don't know whether any of this is pertinent to your family, but you can keep this information on file. Perhaps with further research, you will be able to make some connection.

Good luck with your research. I am hoping someone will recognize the name of my maternal grandmother, Franceszka Strycharz, and be able to give me some information.

Carole Egan [contact link]
Jun 12, 2006 · Reply
John J. Rynkiewicz
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The HAJDUK family History as told by MARY (WOLK) HAJDUK on February 24, 1992

John HAJDUK was born in 1879 in Austria which is now Chechoslovakia. He was a Slovak born to Slovak parents. They lived strictly off the land they owned raising enough food in the summer to last during the winter and spring. When his parents heard about life in America, they chose John, the oldest of the three brothers and one sister, to make his fortune in the New World. They made provisions to send him to America so he could live and enjoy a better life.

John HAJDUK, at the age of about 20, came to America to the hard coal region, a mining town in Landsford, PA. He worked 8 to 10 hours a day for a daily earning of 90 cents. When the Frick Coal and Coke Co. opened up coal mines in Westmoreland County, he moved from Landsford to Hostetter, where he earned $1.00 per day. He married Mary Merichko, daughter of Mike and Elizabeth Merichko. Their first child Mary Merichko, died at infancy. They had two more children. Mary and Annie, shortly after. In 1909, John and Mary took the two girls to Petrovce in North Eastern Chechoslovakia, a small town, where John’s parents, John and Eleanora Nohaj Hajduk lived. They had considered this visit with a possible intention to spend the rest of their lives there. John stayed with his family in Petrovce for about 2 years. He realized that he liked American life better than the country where he was born and raised so he decided to return to America. Mary stayed with her two young daughters in Petrovce until John made enough money in America to send for his small family. John had two brothers, Andy and Mike, and one sister, Susan, living in Petrovce.

After John left Petrovce, he lost an infant daughter, Pauline, to dyptheria. A sister, Susan, age 16, also died of the same disease during that period. When John returned to America, he began to save and send money to Mary for passage across the Atlantic, however, as time went on, he began to realize that his father, John Sr., having an influential position in the village, would intercept the money to buy cattle and farm equipment. This went on for about one year until Mary found out and had arranged for her husband to address his letters to a neighbor she trusted. Thus, John, Sr. could no longer help himself to the money.

While awaiting her return to America, Mary got a Polish agent to prepare for a pilgrimage to Poland to a holy shrine. She gathered up Mary and Annie and started her journey. Once in Poland, Mary thought it wasn’t necessary to go through all the paperwork and passport procedures that were required. Apparently, John HAJDUK, Sr. tipped off the Polish Officials and Mary’s plan failed. She was arrested and as a penalty, she had to spend one week in a detention center performing kitchen work in “Mihalovce.” The children were taken to relatives in “Nacinovse” who cared for the girls until their mother’s release.

When her detention was completed, Mary and the two girls returned to Petrovce and awaited for the completion of their passports and visas to return to America. Alas, John, Jr., had sent enough money so they could return home. In early 1912, Mary took her two daughters and left for America on a 17 day voyage on the ship Carpathia. It is of note that they were crossing the Atlantic at the time of the sinking of the Titanic. Mary recollects standing on the deck of the Carpathia with her doll wrapped in a shawl, watching as the boat left the shore, when her sister Annie, grabbed the doll and threw it overboard into the Atlantic. The captain saw Mary crying and was able to rescue the shawl as it landed on the lower level. The doll was lost at sea.

On April 15, 1913, Mary and her two daughters arrived in Latrobe, PA. Greeted by her husband, John, they boarded a street car as far as Baggeley and then walked about a mile to Hostetter, where John lived. They got the most welcome greeting from Mary’s parents, Mike and Elizabeth Merichko, who also, lived in the town of Hostetter. Soon, two more children were born, Elizabeth and John. After a few years, they moved to Whitney, PA where 6 children were born including, John, Steve, Helen, Margaret, Josephine and Sophia. John HAJDUK continued to work as a coal miner and died in Whitney on 25 Oct 1925 of pneumonia at the age of 46. He is buried at St. Vincent Cemetary.

In 1953, Mary HAJDUK moved to Norveit, PA where daughters Mary, Anne and Elizabeth where already residing with their nearly grown families. She died on 24 Aug 1968 and was buried at ST. Vincent Cemetary along side her husband John. Of the 9 daughters and 3 sons born to John, Jr. and Mary HAJDUK, there are 5 daughters living at this writing of January 15, 1992. They include Anna, Mary, Elizabeth, Margarte and Josephine. Pauline is buried in Petrovce where she died in infancy. Mary, John, Steve and John all died in infancy and were buried at St. Vincent Cemetary. Helen died in England where she lived her entire adult life and Sophia, the youngest, died in Latrobe, PA and is buried at Unity Cemetary.

John HAJDUK, Jr.’s brothers were killed in World War I while fighting for Austria. John later learned after World War 1 that his parents died of “old age”.

Note: These three pages received on 25 May 2006 from the Heinz History Center in Pittsburg, PA and have been transcribed by John J. Rynkiewicz on 26 May 2006.

Of interest are the dates of entry into the US as there appears to be a lapse in memory of the story teller of the facts. These Hajduk's emigrated in 1913. Keep in mind that these are purely a individuals recollection of times and dates and must be futher researched as to their accuracy.
Jun 12, 2006 · Reply
John J. Rynkiewicz
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JOHN & TERESSA IDOCK (HAJDUK)

1900 census for Luzerne county, Plains, PA

John (Bartholomeus) b. 13 Aug 1861 age 40 born in Pol/Aus arrived 31 May 1893 married 14 years.
Tressea b. 18 Apr 1863 age 36 born in Pol/Aus arrived 30 Jul 1899
Thomas b. Apr 1888 age 12 born in Pol/Aus arrived 1899
Mary b. Oct 1892 age 7 born in Pol/Aus arrived 1899 < --- My Grand Mother
John b. Apr 1900 age 1 month Pa.
Anna b. Apr 1900 age 1 month Pa.

There are also 4 boarders living there 1900 census for Luzerne county,Plains District 117 image 47 for Elaine page 24 A

1910 Census Plains Twp, Luzerne, PA

Marto Heiduck Head 47 Aus Aus Aus
Teresa Wife 46 Aus Aus Aus
Tom Son 20 Aus Aus Aus
Mary Daug 18 Aus Aus Aus
Johnie Son 10 PA Aus Aus
Annie Daug 10 PA Aus Aus
Maggie Daug 7 PA Aus Aus
Katie Daug 5 PA Aus Aus
Francis Daug 4 PA Aus Aus


1920 census Plains, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

Bart Hidock Head 56 Aus Aus Aus 1864
Theresa Wife 54 Aus Aus Aus 1866
John Son 19 PA Aus Aus 1901
Margaret Daug 17 PA Aus Aus 1903
Cathrine Daug 15 PA Aus Aus 1905
France Daug 13 PA Aus Aus 1907

Barto emigrated on 31 May 1893 and his wife Teressa emigrated on 30 Jul 1899 along with her son Thomas and daughter Mariana. Mary was my Grandmother and married Jan/John Rynkiewicz on 15 Nov 1909 in Nanticoke, PA.

Any questions and or comments contact John J Rynkiewicz (The grandson) [contact link]
Jan 30, 2006 · Reply
Casimir Hajduk
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JAN AND KATARZYNA HAJDUK ARRIVED IN THE USA , 1952, AS IMMIGRANTS FROM POLAND. A DAUGHTER NAMED JADWIGA, AGE 6, AND A SON NAMED KAZIMIERZ, AGE 4... JADZIA WAS BORN IN GERMANY AND KAZIU WAS BORN IN BELGIUM. THEY ARRIVED SPONSORED BY AN ITALIAN FARMER IN VINELAND, NEW JERSEY. EVENTUALLY MIGRATING TO PHILADELPHIA NESTLED WITH OTHER POLISH FAMILIES IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, MEMBERS OF ST. STANISLAUS PARISH. EVENTUALLY MOVED OUT AND LIVED IN THE PORT RICHMOND SECTION, MEMBERS OF ST. ADALBERTS PARISH. JAN PASSED AWAY AT AGE 50 FROM LUNG CANCER. KATARZYNA, ALIVE AND WELL AT AGE 80+..JADZIA MARRIED WITH TWO GROWN CHILDREN..LIVED IN NEW ENGLAND FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS..NOW RETURNING TO LIVE WITH MOM...KAZIU MARRIED WITH TWO GROWN CHILDREN AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN..DOING WELL IN MAPLE SHADE NEW JERSEY...HELLO TO ANY OTHER HAJDUKS AS MOM AND DAD LOST/SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES DURING WORLD WAR 2.........
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