The Kilar Family
Thomasz Wladyslaw Kilar was born December 8, 1884 in Obertyn Glaicia, Austria.
He married Bernice Blasykowski June 23, 1908 in Obertyn, Kolomeja Galicia, Austria (Poland/Ukraine).
Thomasz and Bernice immigrated to the United States in 1909 aboard the Kaiserin Auguste
Vicoria with a whole $9.00. They entered the United States of America at Hamburg-
Ellis Island, NY. Eventually, they ended up in Detroit, Michigan.
They had 10 children.
- Emilia Kilar, born April 18, 1909, died April19, 1909, in Obertyn, Galicia, Austria.
- Sigmund Kilar, born April 18, 1909, died April 20, 1909, in Obertyn, Galicia, Austria.
- Genevieve Kilar, born March 16, 1910, died July 4, 1911, in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
- Leopold Thaddeus Kilar, born May 15, 1912 in Obertyn Galicia, Austria ,
(Poland /Ukraine). Died Feb 10, 1982 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
- Marion Frank Kilar, born September 14, 1914 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.; died
January 4, 1996 in Pensacola, FL.
- Ferdinand Jacob Kilar, born January 22, 1917 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
- Henry Felix Kilar, born Jan 19, 1919 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
- Helen Rosalie Kilar, born February 2, 1920 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.
- Virginia Eugenia Kilar, born February 27, 1923 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI;
died May 20, 1941
- Thomas Paul Kilar, born May 5, 1934 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
Eventually, Thomas and Bernice moved to
Chicago, Illinois. I will concentrate on the son,
Marion, who happens to be my father.
Marion and Audrey Kilar
Marion married Audrey Martin Smith November 25, 1945, in Dillon SC and settled down in Chicago.
They had five children, Marion Jr, Glenn, Karen, Sharon, and Dawn (me).
back row: Sharon, Glenn, Marion, Robert
middle row: Audrey, Karen, Ashley
front row: Marion, Jill
Click on the name of a child to read about the child.
Marion Frank Kilar, Jr.
Glenn Stephen Kilar
Karen Ann Kilar
Sharon Ann Kilar
Dawn Elizabeth Kilar
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