John DVORAK sent this photo of his
great grandfather, Adam LASKER / LASKOWSKI and his unknown first wife and
children. Adam was from Brooklyn NY and married his first wife in an unknown
location, perhaps in New York. The photo was labeled "Eleanor's
grandparents" so John is assuming the children are Eleanor's aunt and uncle.
believes one of the children is Anastasia LASKOWSKI.
John has learned that his great grandfather, Adam LASKOWSKI, lived in Brooklyn,
NY. Adam's father was Joseph LASKOWSKI and his
mother was Anna WEGELIEWSKI.
The children in the photo are both girls. Anastasia (Nettie) and Augusta
(Gussie). The elder of the two was born in Poland/Germany. Adam came to
America with this daughter and then married Martha (John Dvorak's
great grandmother). Gussie and Nettie, as well as John's grandmother worked in
a jute plant in New York.
Adam later married John's great
grandmother, Martha KLUG or KLUK (1874-1962) of Maspeth, NY. The
marriage took place in Brooklyn, NY. Adam died in 1914 of cancer of the
intestines at age 43. Adam's death certificate can be seen below.