Josef Zawisza was born on March 18, 1890, in Poland, the son of Mary and John.


Josef (21) married Genowefa Samotyk (18) on January 14, 1912, in Perry/Wyoming County, New York. She was born in Austria. They had five children during their marriage, including my grandmother,Genowefa Zawisza.

Matthew (age 10-11), Joseph, and Stephanie on lap (age 2-3).


In 1920, the Josef (30) and his family lived in Buffalo Ward 21, Buffalo, New York on Peter Street. He was a Rubber Tender at a Mill.


In 1930, Josef (40) and his family lived at 295 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY. He was a Coremaker.


Josef died on March 23, 1932, in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 42, and was buried in Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, New York.