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Blawat, Frances (nee Perkerewicz)
Frances Blawat, 84, Drayton, died Tuesday, March 13, in Unity Hospital, Grafton, Services will be at 10 AM today (Thursday, March 15) in St. Edward's Catholic Church, Drayton. Visitation was from 7 to 9 PM Wednesday in Adamson-Hughes Funeral Home, Drayton, with an 8 PM rosary service there. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Minto.
   Frances Perkerewicz was born June 10, 1899, in Warsaw where she grew up. After she married Leonard Blawat on July 6, 1920, in Warsaw, they farmed near Drayton and Minto, and Stephen, Minn. He also operated a blacksmith shop in Bowesmont. Mr. Blawat died in 1960, and she moved into Drayton in 1968.
   Survivors include four daughters: Effie Kroll, Argyle, Minn.; Lillian Mozinski, East Grand Forks, Mrs. Ted (Lucille) Passa, Drayton; and Mrs. Donald (Josephine) Kruczynski, Milwaukee; four sons: Joseph, Viking, Minn.; Dominick, Stephen, Alfred, Drayton; and Harry, Milwaukee; 42 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren.
[Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, March 15, 1984 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. John
An Aged Couple Asphyxiated.
Grafton, N. D.—Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman were found dead in bed Thursday being asphyxiated by coal gas. They were last seen on Monday. Both were 70 years of age. [Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas October 23, 1908 Page 2 - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Korczak, Maria "Mary" (nee Marynik)
Pioneer of Acton Township is Dead
Funeral Services Held at Warsaw Saturday Morning for Mrs. Mary Kowczak
   Mrs. Mary Korczak, a resident of Walsh County since in 1885, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 16, at the Grafton hospital following a month's illness.
   Born in Independence, Wis., April 8, 1879, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Marynik, she came to Walsh County at the age of six years. The family first stopped in Pulaski township but later moved to Acton township which continued to be her home until her death.
   She was married to Frank Korczak at Warsaw Nov. 26, 1899. Her husband preceded her in death.    She is survived by the following children: Anton Korczak, Grafton; Mrs. Peter Dembuzsk, Greenbush, Minn.; Sam Korczak, Grafton; Adam Korczak, Grafton; Mike Korczak, Pearl Harbor; Mrs. Elmer Peterson, Walcott, ND; and Peter Korczak, Vicki Hartman navy.
   Funeral services were conducted at the St. Stanislaus Church at Warsaw Saturday morning with Rev. Maluski officiating. Pallbearers were Anton, Sam and Adam Korczak, Peter Dembuzak, Elmer Peterson, and Floyd Blawet. Burial was made in the Warsaw cemetery. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, January 25, 1945 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Marynik, Angeline (nee Perkerewicz)
Mrs. Frank Marynik Dead
   Word came yesterday morning that Mrs. Frank Marynik had passed away at their farm home in Pulaski township Tuesday night. Deceased had given birth to a child a short time previous, and it is believed that blood poison was the cause of her death. Dr. Lemeaux of this city was summoned by phone to her bedside Tuesday night but was unable to respond owing to the severe storm.[Minto Journal, Thursday, February 15, 1923 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Marynik, Emilia (nee Perkerewicz)
Mrs. Joseph Marynik Passed Away at Deaconess Hospital Friday; Funeral Held Today
   Nine small children, the oldest 14 years of age and the youngest three months, were left motherless when Mrs. Joseph Marynik, wife of a St. Andrews township farmer, passed away at the Deaconess hospital in this city, Friday, March 20th. The cause of her death was pyaemia.
   Mrs. Marynik was born and raised in Walsh county and had lived here all of her life. Her maiden name was Emelia Perkerewicz, and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Perkerewicz, pioneer residents of the Warsaw community. At the time of her death, she was 33 years of age. About 15 years ago, she was married to Joseph Marynik, and they have since made their home in St. Andrews township.
   Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Marynik is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anton Perkerewicz of Warsaw, three sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Walter Galewski of Florian, Minn.; Mrs. Leonard Blavat of Drayton; and Mrs. Saraphine Blavat of Greenbush, Minn. The brothers are Adam of Warsaw and Frank and Joseph of Oslo, Minn.
   Funeral services were held this morning, March 26th, at 10 o'clock at the St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw with Rev. Father Stocha officiating. Interment was made in the Warsaw cemetery. B. A. Kamrowski of this city conducted the funeral. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, March 26, 1925 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Marynik, Frances "Frank"
Aged Pioneer of County is Dead
Frank Marynik, Acton Township Farmer, Died Sunday after 2-Weeks Illness
   Frank Marynik, a resident of Walsh County since in 1879, died Sunday at his home in Acton township after an illness of about two weeks.
   Born at LaCrosse, Wis., in 1873, he came to Walsh County with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Marynik, in 1879, stopping first in Pulaski township. Later he moved to Acton township where he lived until his death. He was married to Angeline Perkerewicz, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Perkerewicz, at Warsaw in 1902.
   He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Anton Korczak, Grafton; Mrs. Stanley Grembowski, Oslo; Mrs. Floyd Blowat, Greenbush, Minn.; Frank Marynik, Ardoch; Johnny, Leonard, Steve and August Marynik, Grafton; and Cpl. Alex Marynik. One brother, Mike Marynik, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Korczak and Mrs. Frank Cebula, also survive.
   Funeral services will be Friday at the St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw with Rev. John Maluski officiating. Pallbearers will be Bruce Marynik, John Lessard, Steve and Frank Marynik, and Sam Korczak. Interment will be made in the Warsaw cemetery. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, December 28, 1944 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Marynik, Grzegorz "Gregor"
Pulaski Poneer Dead
   Tuesday last Gregor Marynik, a highly respected pioneer resident of Pulaski township, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Korczak, with whom he made his home. Mr. Marynik was apparently in good health the day of his demise. He ate his breakfast as usual and laid down to rest. At about ten o'clock, his daughter went to call him and found him cold in death.
   Deceased was born in German Poland in 1843. He came to this country in 1868 and resided in Wisconsin for eleven years. In 1879 he came to this country along with the early settlers and took his homestead in Pulaski, where he has resided continuously. He leaves three sons and three daughters. They are: Frank, Joseph, and Mike, all residing in that locality; Mrs. Frank Korczak, Mrs. A. Zelinski, and Mrs. C. Cebulla of Fried, ND.
   The funeral was held Saturday from St. Stanislaus church, Warsaw, Fr. Kupka, the pastor, officiating. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Wednesday, May 31, 1922 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Marynik, Joseph Peter
Joseph Marynik, Farmer There Several Years, Succumbs at Grand Forks
   Friends of Joseph Marynik were informed recently of his death in a Grand Forks hospital where he had been a patient only a few days suffering from injuries sustained when struck by an automobile near that city. Mr. Marynik and family lived in this community several years when he operated the farm now owned by Jos. Narlock.
Joe Marynik Buried
   Funeral services were held Friday morning, Nov. 7, in St. Stanislaus church, Warsaw, for Joe Marynik, Grand Forks, who died in a Grand Forks hospital, from injuries sustained when struck by a car as he was walking home on highway 81, three miles north of Grand Forks, Saturday, Nov. 1. He was a brother of Mrs. Mary Korczak, and Mike and Frank Marynik of this community. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, November 13, 1941 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Marynik, Michael
Michael Marynik Dies In City On Friday
   Michael Marynik, 85, resident of Grafton since his retirement from farming in 1955, died Friday in a hospital in Grafton.
   Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Warsaw with Rev. Petr Lekavy officiating at the requiem mass. Interment will be made in St. Stanislaus Cemetery at Warsaw. The Kamrowski-Nygard Funeral Home of Grafton was in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Julian, August and John Marynik, Mike Korczak, Dominick Wesolowski, and Edward Lizakowski.
   Mr. Marynik was born in Independence, Wis., Sept. 2, 1876. He moved with his parents to the Casselton area when he was three years of age, and then to Warsaw when he was seven. He made his home in that community until his retirement.
   He was married Nov. 25, 1901 at St. Stanislaus Church to Pauline Lizakowski, who died in 1956.
   Surviving are two sons, Dominic of Minto and Bruce of Drayton, and ten daughters, Mrs. Richard (Julia) Duray, Ardoch; Miss Ann Marynik of Grafton, Misses Stephie, Helen, Albina, Isabell, Loretta, Mrs. Minnie Rogalla and Mrs. Robert (Regina) Warsing, all of Chicago and Mrs. Frank (Louise) Yutrzenka, Argyle, Minn. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
   Mr. Marynik was the last surviving member of his family. Also preceding him in death were two daughters. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Tuesday, March 20, 1962 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Nelson, Miss Elbira
Grafton, N. D., Girl Commits Suicide
Grafton - Miss Elbira Nelson, aged 21, shot and instantly killed herself at the family home here. The girl had been engaged about the house assisting her mother, when the latter stepped out of doors for a few minutes. The cracks of a revolver brought the mother back into the house to find her daughter lying on the floor, revolver still in her hand. a bullet had pierced her heart. Death had been instantaneous. Her father, N. O. Nelson was an employe of the house of representatives in the last legislature.[Rolla, Rolette County, Turtle Mountain Star November 2, 1911 Page 7 - Submitted by Vicki Hartman]

Perkerewicz, Antonius "Anton"
Warsaw Pioneer Dead
   Anton Perclewicz, one of the early settlers of Pulaski township, died at his farm home at Red River Friday at the ripe age of seventy-five years. Deceased was one of the pioneers of eastern Walsh County and a man who was always held in high regard by the people of that locality. The funeral was held from St. Stanislaus church, Warsaw, on Sunday. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Wednesday, August 18, 1920 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Perkerewicz, Jadwiga (nee Ciesielski)
Warsaw Mourns Pioneer's Death
Final Rites for Mrs. Jadwiga Perkalewicz Were Conducted There Friday
   Mrs. Jagwiga Perkalewicz, 78, pioneer resident of the Warsaw community, died there at the home of her son, Joe Perkalewicz, Wednesday, Aug. 3, following an illness of four months duration.
   Mrs. Perkalewicz first arrived in Walsh County in the early eighties with her husband, Anton Perkalewicz, and at that time they settled on a farm a short distance west of Warsaw. Later, about 25 years ago, they purchased a farm northeast of Warsaw on the Red River. It was on this second farm that Mrs. Perkalewicz resided until her death. It is now about ten years since Mr. Perkalewicz died, and after his death the farm was operated by Mrs. Perkalewicz and an unmarried son, Frank.
   Funeral services were conducted at St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw Friday, Aug. 5, 10 AM. Rev. Father Maluszycki, pastor, officiated. Pallbearers were Joe Popowsky, John Duray, John Byzewski, Adam Perkalewicz, Anton Mozinski, and Joseph Kosmatka.
   Three sons and three daughters survive Mrs. Perkalewicz. The sons are Adam, Joe, and Frank, all of the Warsaw and Red River community. The daughters are Mrs. Walter Gajeski, Drayton; Mrs. Leonard Blawat, and Mrs. Serapion Blawat who reside in Minnesota.
   Three married daughters preceded their mother in death. They were Mrs. Frank Marynik, Warsaw; Mrs. Joe Marynik, Drayton, and Mrs. Lukaszewicz of Minnesota. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, August 11, 1932 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Perkerewicz, Frank A.
Minto Area Man Dies Tuesday
   Frank A. Perkerewicz, 74, life-long resident of the Minto-Warsaw area, died Tuesday at his home in Minto. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, at 10 o'clock in the morning in the Sacred Heart Church of Minto with Rev. Hilary Mikalofsky officiating at the Requiem Mass. Interment will be made at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Warsaw. The rosary will be recited this evening (Thursday) at 8 PM at the Kamrowski-Nygard Funeral Home in Grafton, in charge of arrangements.
   Mr. Perkerewicz was born May 19, 1889, near Warsaw, the son of Anthony and Hedwig Perkerewicz. He farmed in Pulaski township until his retirement ten years ago. He was married May 7, 1955, at St. Patrick's Church in Minto to Pauline Byzewski, who survives. Other survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Walter (Rose) Gajeski, Stephen, Minn.; Mrs. Leonard (Frances) Blawat, Bowesmont; and Mrs. Serephion (Victoria) Blawat, Greenbush, Minn.; and two brothers, Joe of Oslo, Minn., and Adam of Grand Forks.
[Walsh County Record, Grafton, April 16, 1964 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Perkerewicz, Joseph
Service Is Set For Oslo Man
   Joseph Perkerewicz, 77, a resident of Pulaski township, rural Oslo, Minn., died Monday at Grand Forks. Services are set for 10 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at Warsaw. Rev. Michael McNamee will officiate, and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Six grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The remains are at the Kamrowski-Nygard Funeral Home in Grafton where a prayer service was scheduled for 8 o'clock Wednesday evening.
   Mr. Perkerewicz was born at Warsaw on Dec. 28, 1893, the son of Anthony and Hadwig Perkerewicz, and had resided all his life in Walsh County. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He married the former Tekla Przepiora at Warsaw on Jan. 18, 1927. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Steve of Grafton, Chester of Minneapolis, Raphael E. of Grand Forks, Joe of Grand Forks and Raymond of Oslo; four daughters, Mrs. Marion (Rose) Przybylski of Argyle, Minn., Mrs. Conrad (Lillian) Borowicz of Pembina, Mrs. Conrad (Theresa) Hapka of Argyle and Mrs. John (Lorraine) Wesolowski of Grand Forks; two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Frances) Blawat of Drayton and Mrs. Serephion (Victoria) Blawat of Greenbush, Minn., and 37 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters.
[Walsh County Record, Grafton, December 30, 1971 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Swenson, Harold A.
Fatal accidents in McKenzie and Pembina counties Wednesday and Thursday raised the North Dakota traffic toll for the year to 32, compared with 14 in the same period a year ago.
Latest victim was Harold A. Swenson, 21, of Park River, killed when a car went out of control and overturned on a county road near Leroy in Pembina County Thursday. Swenson died of his injuries about 5:10 a.m... [10 Apr 1958; Aberdeen Daily News - Sub. by K.T.]

Waletzko, Frank Bernard
Pulaski Twp. Man Dead
Frank B. Waletzko Passed Away Friday; Was 74 Years Old
   Frank B. Waletzko, a resident of Walsh County for the past twenty-five years, passed away at his home in Pulaski township Friday, March 6th, at 10:30 AM. Death was due to old age and complications of the digestive organs.
   Mr. Waletzko was born in Poland in the year of 1850 and came to this country in 1891 where he became actively engaged in farming. A few years ago, he retired because of ill health.
   One daughter, Mrs. Barney Ebertowsky of Grand Forks, and two sons, Andrew of Grand Forks and Thomas of Pulaski township, survive.
   The funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw with Rev. Father Stoch officiating. Interment was made in the Warsaw cemetery. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, March 12, 1925 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Ebenezer Bell
Grand Forks Herald (27 Feb. 1909) submitted by FoFG MZ
Ebenezer Bell, who died recently at Minto, was 96 years old.

----Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 18 Sept. 1910
Park River, N. D. – Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson of Latona township have died of dysentery, and a fourth is so seriously ill there is little prospect of recovery.

Hugh Taylor
Grand Forks Herald (6 Jan. 1918) submitted by FoFG MZ
Ardoch, N.D., Jan. 5. – Hugh Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor, until last fall residents of Minot, but former residents of Ardoch, is dead as a result of an automobile accident near his home at Joplin, Mont., on Christmas day. Nothing is known about how the accident happened. He was at once rushed to a hospital at Lewiston, Mont., but died shortly after.
Hugh Taylor was born at Ardoch twenty-six years ago, and moved to Minot about fifteen years ago. He had been married only three months.

Nels Thompson
Bismarck Tribune (23 Dec. 1898) submitted by FoFG MZ
Nels Thompson of Walsh county who was reported as murdered, died from the effects of strychnine taken with suicidal intent.

Frozen To Death
Caught In The Blizzard They Perish From Cold
Grand Forks, N. D., March 10. – A man named Nugent was frozen to death by the blizzard.
Devils Lake, N.D., March 10. – William Griffin, a farmer, was caught by the blizzard while returning home from town and frozen to death. Others are reported missing, and searching parties are out for them.
Grafton, N.D., March 10. – A man and team were frozen to death here during the blizzard. Others came near suffering the same fate. The storm did
great damage here.
[Omaha World Herald, March 11, 1892 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


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