|Birth:|| October 12, 1891|
|Death:|| January 24, 1990|
Bergen County, New Jersey
|Father:||Piotr Dzyban (c1860-aft1894)|
|Mother:||Marianna Dawid (c1860-aft1894)|
|Siblings:|| Demiko Dzyban (c1882-aft1930)|
Barbara Dzyban (c1894-aft1922)
|Spouse/Partner:||Feliks Szczęsny (1888-1926)|
|Marriage:|| September 4, 1910 in Jersey City,|
Hudson County, New Jersey
|Children:|| Walter Szczesny (c1916-1974)|
Anna Szczesny (c1918-1987)
Joseph John Szczesny (1920-1997)
Helen Szejnrok (c1928-)
Theodore Szejnrok (c1929-)
|2nd Spouse:||Anthony Szejnrok (?-?)|
|2nd Marriage:||between 1921 and 1928|
Klawija Dzyban, a.k.a. Clara Dzyban was a Lemko immigrant to the United States from Poland.
Clara was born on October 12, 1891 in Poland, to parents Piotr Dzyban (c1860-aft1894) and Marianna Dawid (c1860-aft1894). Both of her parents are believed to have been of the Lemko ethnicity. The Lemko are a minority group in Poland and the Ukrane. Clara was probably born in or near the Lemko village of Pętna in the region of Poland known as Galicja. The Lemko spelling of the name of the village is Pankna. Clara also had relatives in Zielona Góra, Poland. Zielona Góra is quite distant from Pętna, but Clara's cousins who remained in Poland were "relocated."
Clara immigrated on May 6, 1905, through Ellis Island in New York. According to he passenger information, just prior to her immigration, she resided in Panków, Poland (a mistranslation of Pankna). Her passenger data transcribed on EllisIsland.org is as follows:
- First Name: KLOWYA
- Last Name: DZYBAN
- Ethnicity: AUSTRIAN RUTHANIAN
- Last Place of Residence: PANKOW
- Date of Arrival: May 17, 1905
- Age at Arrival: 18Y Gender: F Marital Status: S
- Ship of Travel: Vaderland
- Port of Departure: ANTWERP
- Manifest Line Number: 0021
She declared that she was coming to the United States to stay with her brother Demiko Dzyban at 140 Essex Street in Jersey City. Demiko arrived in the United States on December 30, 1902. He declared that he was coming to the United States to stay with his aunt Sandra Dzyban at 140 Essex Street in Jersey City. Sandra arrived in the United States on September 27, 1899. Sandra and Demiko both resided in Petna at the time of their emmigration from Poland.
Clara appeared in the census of 1910 in Jersey City.
Marriage to Felix SzczesnyEdit
On September 4, 1910, Clara married Feliks Szczęsny (1888-1926) in Jersey City.
Clara appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Felix Szczesny at 162 Steuben Street, Jersey City.
Marriage to Anthony SzejnrokEdit
She married Anthony Szejnrok between 1921 and 1928.
Clara appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Anthony Szejnrok in Jersey City.
Clara died January 24th, 1990 at Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, at age 98.