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Do you happen to have a copy article from the New Castle PA. newspaper that you mentioned. Can you post it.
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Obituary for Mary A Koziar Smilek born in Chewton
The following Elias Koziar is the father of the Theodore mentioned above
In the 1940 Census this Elias and his wife had 12 children
Elliot and Alice,
Thank you both for the responses. Elias is my great-grandfather and I have all the info. you mentioned on him. Mary, that Alice notes, is my grandmother. The Theodore Alexander she lists is my grandmother's brother. I am on both Ancestry and Family Search. I am struggling to find much information on Elias and his family.
I know from a 1948 obituary of his sister, Anna, that she was survived by brothers, Elias, Theodore and Paul and a "sister in Romania". And from Elias' October 11, 1963 obituary it says "A brother, Theodore Koziar, died in 1962". I have found no additional information on Theodore or Paul. When I came across the small article from the New Castle, PA paper about Theodore visiting Elias, I thought I might have finally found a lead. However, I can find no information about Theodore in the military other than what the news clipping says:
Sergt. Theodore D. Koziar, has returned to Camp Dix, after spending a month's furlough with his brother, Elias Kozla (sp), of Chewton. He recently returned from one year's service in France.
Elias' last name is misspelled, but because of the correct spelling of Theodore's last name and that they are in Chewton, I know that this is the correct Elias. I did try searching varies spellings of Koziar.
Again, thanks so much for responding and taking the time to look into it. I guess my hunt continues!