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The following information was submitted by a new and good friend Marcin Stojak.  If it wasn't for this web site, I would never have met any of these fine people.  Thanks for the information Marcin.

The name "Stojak" derives from "Stojakowie".

 

In Europe it’s   “Stojakowie” ;  there are a lot of Stojak’s also named Stojakovic in Balkan penisula – the same roots but another spelling.

 

Old  European Name that means ”the Stands” or “the Standing Man” ( my father is joking , that’s almost like  American-Indian” Sitting Bull”) in English.

 

Roots?

I think its somewhere in Balkan peninsula, Austria and southern Poland about 400 – 500 years ago.

 

Part of a family ( I think the oldest one) used to live in Balkans, former Yugoslavia, Hungary and southern Poland.

 

After the wars in the 16 and 17 century this part of Europe belonged to Austrian kingdom.

 

So……

 

In 18th century lot of them, came to Poland, maybe they had to run for their lives, after the war with Russia?

 

Many Polish and Hungarian people was fighting together for independence in the wars with Russia and Austria.

 

Firsts known “Stojak’s” or “Stojakowie”

In America came to NY, in the 19 century from Hungary, and Poland or Austria  (see the list )

 

The biggest part of their  children and grandsons went to Illinois, Philadelphia and Ohio

 

Some of them were soldiers in the US Army (WW I, and WW II)

 

Some of them became  famous Artists (Lidna Stojak in NY) or lawyers

 

Stojak’s (Stojakowie in Polish) are living now in Poland, Jugoslavia, Hungary and of course in the "New World”;

 

In Poland the oldest Stojak’s are living in Kazimierz Dolny in the heart of Poland (try to Write “Kazimierz Dolny”), it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe(I’m serious) they used to be one of the richest people in the Kazimierz.

 

Hmm!

I did not know all those things, so I was very surprised.

 

It was very complicated for me to understand all of the connections, but it’s always better to know more J

 

I’m sending, some data and documents that I’ve found about Stojak family.

Best regards : Marcin Stojak

SHIP ARRIVAL'S AND DEPARTURE'S

Name:

 

Georgy Stojak

Arrival Date:

 

17 May 1887

Age:

 

24

Gender:

 

Male

Port of Departure:

 

Bremen, Germany

Destination:

 

United States of America

Place of Origin:

 

Austria

Ship Name:

 

Fulda

Port of Arrival:

 

New York

Line:

 

1

Microfilm Roll:

 

506

List Number:

 

577

 

 

 

 

Personal Information

 

 

 

Name:

 

Andras Stojak

Arrival Date:

 

06 Dec 1884

Age:

 

18

Gender:

 

Male

Port of Departure:

 

Bremen, Germany

Destination:

 

United States of America

Place of Origin:

 

Austria

Ship Name:

 

Fulda

Port of Arrival:

 

New York

Line:

 

29

Microfilm Roll:

 

482

List Number:

 

1550

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Information

 

Name:

 

Janos Stojak

Arrival Date:

 

28 Mar 1884

Age:

 

48

Gender:

 

Male

Port of Departure:

 

Bremen, Germany

Destination:

 

United States of America

Place of Origin:

 

Hungary

Ship Name:

 

Oder

Port of Arrival:

 

New York

Line:

 

45

Microfilm Roll:

 

474

List Number:

 

322

Personal Information

 

Name:

 

Mich Stojak

Arrival Date:

 

17 Mar 1883

Age:

 

41

Gender:

 

Male

Port of Departure:

 

Bremen, Germany and Southampton, England

Destination:

 

United States of America

Place of Origin:

 

Hungary

Ship Name:

 

Rhein

Port of Arrival:

 

New York

Line:

 

39

Microfilm Roll:

 

462

List Number:

 

283

Personal Information

 

Name:

 

Michal Stojak

Arrival Date:

 

16 Nov 1886

Age:

 

18

Gender:

 

Male

Port of Departure:

 

Bremen, Germany and Southampton, England

Destination:

 

United States of America

Place of Origin:

 

Hungary

Ship Name:

 

Werra

Port of Arrival:

 

New York

Line:

 

40

Microfilm Roll:

 

501

List Number:

 

1394

Personal Information

 

Name:

 

Mihaly Stojak

Arrival Date:

 

06 Sep 1889

Age:

 

14

Gender:

 

Male

Port of Departure:

 

Bremen, Germany and Southampton, England

Destination:

 

United States of America

Place of Origin:

 

Hungary

Ship Name:

 

Aller

Port of Arrival:

 

New York

Line:

 

6

Microfilm Roll:

 

538

List Number:

 

1231

Personal Information

 

Name:

 

San Stojak

Arrival Date:

 

28 Mar 1888

Age:

 

17

Gender:

 

Male

Port of Departure:

 

Hamburg, Germany

Destination:

 

New York

Place of Origin:

 

Hungary

Ship Name:

 

Australia

Port of Arrival:

 

New York

Line:

 

23

Microfilm Roll:

 

516

List Number:

 

362

WORLD WAR I - DRAFT INFORMATION
 

Name:

 

John Stojak

City:

 

Not Stated

County:

 

Jefferson

State:

 

Ohio

Birthplace:

 

Poland

Birth Date:

 

3 Nov 1891

Race:

 

Caucasian

Roll:

 

1832324

DraftBoard:

 

1

Name:

 

Mike Stojak

City:

 

Not Stated

County:

 

Westmoreland

State:

 

Pennsylvania

Birthplace:

 

Austria (former Polish province Galicja)

Birth Date:

 

Feb 1892

Race:

 

Caucasian

Roll:

 

1927071

DraftBoard:

 

5

WORLD WAR II

Name:

 

Walter S Stojak

Inducted From:

 

Illinois

Rank:

 

Seaman First Class

Combat Organization:

 

United States Navy Reserve

Death Date:

 

Feb 04 1943

Monument:

 

Battery Park, New York City, New York, Usa

Last Known Status:

 

Missing

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