Genowefa Samotyck was born on December 29, 1895 in Radomysl, Poland.


In 1909, she left Hamburg, Germany and arrived in New York.


She married Jozef Zawisza on January 14, 1912, when she was 16 years old and he was 21 in Perry, NY. They had four children together. She also had one son with Mr. Dudek.

In 1920, Genowefa may have voted for the first time while she was living in New York.

Genevieve Zawisza (center) Genevieve, my grandmother, (left) Stella (lap) and Helen (right)


Her husband Jozef passed away on March 23, 1932, in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 42. They had been married 20 years.


She died in 1964 in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 69.