Husband: Joseph Edward Paulukaitis
Born: at: Married: at: Died: at: Father: Adomas Pauliukaitis (Americanized to Adam Paulukaitis), son of Adomas Pauliukaitis and Eve Dzindzilutie Mother: Ursule Balcziunaulie (Possibly Americanized to Julia Balcomas) Other Spouses: NOTES
Wife: Rita Catherine Buckley
Born: at: Died: at: Father: Mother: Other Spouses:
Name: David Edward Paulukaitis Born: at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: Deborah Denise Matson
are certain marks on letters in
these names; Balcziunaulie was originally spelled without the 'z' and instead
had the 'c' with a little v-looking thingy on it that made the "ch"
sound. If you have any Baltic
fonts, you can see it there. Also,
with Dzindzilutie, the 'z' is supposed to have a v-thingy over it also; the v
over the letter 'z' makes the 'zh' (as in measure) sound.
The combo of 'd' and 'zh' is supposed to make the j sound, like in
"Judith". Yes, I am
all nit-picky about the pronunciation and all the little nuances, but I just
find it interesting how names are written like that and stuff.
donít think Ursule ever became a citizen; I have yet to find her soc security
number, but we do have Adam's. I
donít know if she ended up changing her name or not.
If she did, it wasnít official.
Anyway....as for the parents of Adomas and
Eve, I have no idea who the heck they are (yet!).
I may have found the name of at least Ursule's dad.
I read notes from conversation my mom had years ago with Casimir Potack,
one of my grandfather's best friends. Casimir
was also called "Uncle Chaluk", and he is/was my dad's godfather.
I think he is still living, but too weak to leave his house or something.
I have been meaning to call him but havenít yet.
My mom doesnít remember most of what was talked about but I found the
notes she took. It appears that
Ursule's father's name was Jonas, the Lith equivalent of John.
I also think she had an older brother by that name.
Mind you, Jonas and Balciunas are two fairly common Lith names, but this
is what Chaluk said. Jonas had two
wives, as we do know definitely that Ursule had a half sister, named Ona.
They were very close; they were only about a year apart in age, they
lived on the same street in Philadelphia, and they died one year and one day
apart! I have a whole big layout of
Ona's family tree; Chaluk is somehow juxtaposed into the tree as the brother of
somebody's wife of some daughter of/or Ona or something, making him sort of a
distant in-law to my grandfather also. Both
Ona's and Ursule's have somewhat kept in touch.
My mom talked with my dad's first or second
cousin-something-removed-whatever recently (like within the past 2 years or so)
and she filled us in on a lot of stuff about Ona's family and the older members
of the Paulukaitis family in America.
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