Dubas Genealogy - Samuel Dubas - Ukraine

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Generation No. 1 
  
1.  SAMUEL DUBAS  (UNKNOWN1) was born Unknown in Raznib, Ukraine (under subject of Austrian-Hungarian Empire), and died Unknown.  He married EVA LUSIUK.  She was born Unknown in Raznib, Ukraine (under subject of Austrian-Hungarian Empire), and died Unknown. 
  
Notes for SAMUEL DUBAS: 
Have secured and purchased microfilm from the LDS for Zboriv, Ukraine:  2040696, 2040697 
  
         
Children of SAMUEL DUBAS and EVA LUSIUK are:  
2.                i.    PHILIP DUBAS, b. 26 Oct 1877, Raznib/Raznew, Ukraine (under subject of AustrianHungarian Empire); d. 27 Apr 1944, Philadelphia, PA File #3962. 
3.               ii.    ELIAS DUBAS, b. Unknown; d. Unknown. 
  
  
Generation No. 2 
  
2.  PHILIP DUBAS (SAMUEL, UNKNOWN1) was born 26 Oct 1877 in Raznib/Raznew, Ukraine (under subject of Austrian-Hungarian Empire)1, and died 27 Apr 1944 in Philadelphia, PA File #39622.  He married EVA BIDA, daughter of ALEX BIDA and KATHERINE PROCI/PROCAJ.  She was born 07 Jan 1884 in Zablosis, GAI; AUT 2, and died 23 Aug 1954 in Philadelphia, PA File #69313. 
  
Notes for PHILIP DUBAS: 
Notes updated Sept 2003 
  
Philip Dubas (name has also shown up as Felix Dubas and Filip Dubas). According to a verbal conversation with his daughter-in-law, Ann Dubas (married to his son Peter Dubas), Philip's occupation was that of violin maker in the Ukraine.  In fact, his namesake, Philip Dubas, played the violin in the Philadelphia Orchestra. 
  
Philip also worked for what was then Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals of Philadelphia, and his job supposedly required that  his feet be exposed to cold water a good bit of the time. Eventually he came down with gangrene, losing his toes. (1920 census states he worked in laboratory).  He was taken to Byberry Philadelpia State Hospital in Philadelphia after attempting suicide. Byberry is a mental facility, but he was put in the medical section. After a period of time, it was determined that he was diabetic which could have accounted for the gangrene and loss of toes. He ultimately died at Byberry.  
  
Note: Death certificate reads that he arrived at Philadephia State Hospital (Byberry) in February 1937 and died there 15 years later on April 27, 1944 from Tuberculosis and dementia. 
  
The death certificate also states that while he was 15 years at Phila State Hospital, he was 34 years in the community, which would be Philadephia.  That would put his arrival in Philadephia at approx 1910. (Note: son Philip states on the 1930 census that he came to the USA in 1910 and that date conincides with the Philadelphia State Hospital records that he was "in the community for 34 years) 
  
Ship manifests indicate Eva and baby son Philip arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Frankfut in 1910 and were to stay with friend Josip Dubos. The manifest does not show Philip, the father, on that ship. 
  
I believe Philipp Dubas sailed from Hamburg to Ellis Island on the vessel Lincoln on March 6, 1910.  The record shows him as single, however, it shows him staying with wife, Ewa Dubas in Philadelphia. 
The ship records indicate his residence as Kosnow, Austria 
  
Note: Cemetary records kept at Ukrainian Catholic Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA. 
Burial  is in Section 3(think city), Range 6 (think city block). Lot 239, 240 (think house number) respectively, in the old section of St Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetary, Cedar Rd, Jenkintown, PA (adjacent to Manor Junior College)  funeral director according to death certificate was Michael Nasevich at 717 Brown St, Phila, PA. 
  
The entrace to the old section of the cemetery has a cross.  The new section of the cemetery has a statue of Mary. 
When you enter the cemetery, section 3 is to the left, close to the horse pasture. 
To identify range (row) 6, look for name of Julia Sabo at the end of the row or to identify range (row) 1 in section 3, look for the names Szanajda or Komarnicki. 
  
Philip and Eva Dubas resided at 451 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 
  
According to the 1930 census, oldest son Philip was already married to first wife Stephanie.  On the census he states that he came to the USA in the year 1910.  
  
  
More About PHILIP DUBAS: 
AKA (Facts Page): Felix, Filip 
Burial: 01 May 1944, St. Mary Cemetary, Jenkintown, PA 
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis 
Immigration: 06 Mar 1910, Vessel Lincoln via Hamburg 
Medical Information: dementia 
Occupation Ukraine: Carpenter/Violin maker in Ukraine 
Occupation USA: Production, Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals 
  
Notes for EVA BIDA: 
What does the Bieda name mean?  
Last Name: Bieda  
 Polish: nickname for a needy person, from bieda ‘poverty’ (Old Polish biada, bida).  
  
According to verbal conversation with daughter-in-law Ann Dubas (wife of son, Peter) Eva came from a poor tenant farmer family.  Her death certificate states she was born in the Ukraine, however, the birth 
certificate of her son John Dubas reads that she was born in Austria. More than likely, it was that the area was in the Ukraine, but under the rule of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. The shipmanifest lists ethnic background as Ruthenian (Russniak) 
  
It was also stated the was supposedly married to a Polish farmer prior to her marriage to Philip Dubas.  
Philip was the son of a wealthy farming family and Eva's father was the tenant farmer on the Dubas property.  The Dubas' were not happy about the marriage of Eva to Philip and they left to come to America. 
  
The Philadelphia Inquirer carried the death notice. Funeral Services were held at the Nesevich Funeral Home at the corner of Franklin and Brown Sts. in Philadelphia. Residence was listed as 467 North Franklin St. Mass of Christrian Burial was held at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Mention was made of sons Philip, Peter, John, but no mention was made of her husband, Philip. The death notice confirms maiden name of Bida. 
  
Cemetary records for Eva Bida Dubas are to be found at the Ukrainian Catholic, Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA. Burial for Philip and Eva Dubas are in lots 239, 240 respectively at St. Mary Cemetary, Cedar RdJenkintown, PA (adjacent to Manor Junior College). They are buried in the old section of the cemetary to the far left, close to the horse pasture. The entrance to the old section of the cemetery has a cross. The new entrance to the cemetary has a statue of Mary.  
  
Eva entered this country aboard the Frankfurt from Bremen, Germany on July 14, 1910. She traveled with her son, Philip, who was about 11 months old at the time. The document (Mircofilm #81) states that she went to the home of Josip Dubas in Philadelphia, PA. It also mentions the name of her mother Kaska Bida (Katherine), but I know her parents did not come to America. The ship document lists her birthplace as Zablosis, GAI; AUT 
Galicia 
  
The province which since the late 1700's is known as Galicia is one of the historical regions of Poland, especially its western part (west of the San River), traditionally called Malopolska, i.e. Little Poland (as opposed to Greater Poland around Poznan). Its most important city, Kraków has long been the seat of Polish kings. The eastern part of Galicia was previously called Ruthenia and originally inhabited by Ruthenians (now split into Ukrainians and Belarussians). Due to the Polish influence since the 14 century more and more Poles settled in Ruthenia and also many Ruthenians adopted the Polish language and culture.  
  
During the Partitions of Poland in 1772 and 1795 the Austrian Empire annexed Little Poland and Ruthenia. The Austrians invented a name Galicia for these new areas (in 1815, northern regions of it were ceded to Russia and became part of the Kingdom of Poland dependent on Russia). Between 1815 and 1846 the city of Kraków together with a small surrounding area was a quasi-independent Republic of Kraków (shown in 
green on the map below). In 1846 this territory was incorporated into Galicia (thus becoming part of Austria). In the 19th century, about 50% of the Galician people were Polish Catholics, who were the majority in the western districts and about one-third in the eastern regions. 40% of the inhabitants, mostly in the eastern part, spoke Ukrainian and were Byzantine Catholics. The Jewish minority (about 10%) lived mostly in small cities ('shtetls') A small German minority was also present.  
  
After WWI, the territory of Galicia became part of independent Poland. During WWII, the Nazis murdered most of the Jewish inhabitants of the province. After the war, the former Galicia was divided between Poland and Ukraine (within the Soviet Union). Most of the Poles living east of the new border re-settled to Poland, whereas the Ukrainian-speaking population of the territories which remained Polish were either expelled to Ukraine or dispersed to other parts of Poland.  
  
 The map shows the territory of Galicia before WWI. The pink line is the post-WWII border between Poland and Ukraine. For the present Ukrainian part, Ukrainian names of towns are provided also, if significantly different from the Polish ones. The regions of Spis and Orava, adjacent to Galicia are marked in yellow and the red line shows their division between Poland and Slovakia in 1920.  
  
Ruthenians (professing Byzantine Catholicism) 
  
Eva and Philip Dubas resided at 451 North Franklin St, Philadelphia, PA 
Eva's residence listed at time of death was 467 N. Franklin St, Phila., PA 
Eva died at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadephia. Death Certificate #69313 
  
Eva worked many years cleaning offices for the architect firm of Schutte & Koertig in Philadelphia, PA. 
  
Eva also volunteered for the Ukranian Women's Sodality at the Ukranian Catholic Immaculate Conception Cathedral. 
  
Eva had a sister,  Anna Bida Zagurski.  Anna had a daughter, Victoria Zagurski Garwacki. She in turn had a daughter, Linda Garwacki. 
  
Her son John Dubas' birth certificate lists her maiden name as Peotry. 
Her son Peter's birth certificate lists mother's maiden name as Procaj. 
Her sister Anna Bida listed Katherine Proci as her mother's maiden name on her application for social security.  Anna also listed the father as Alex Bida.  
  
Eva's death certificate lists her maiden name as BIDA. and it lists her birth year as 1895, but when she filled out son John's birth certificate, she listed her age as 32 which puts her birth as 1884-85 which seems more accurate...also, the ship passenger lists puts her date of birth about 1885. 
  
Eva also had a cousin, John Lezniak, 4523 Reno Crescent, Cornwells Heights, PA 19020 
John's mother and Eva's mother were first cousins.  Ann Dubas advises that John's mother was Mary Kushnir. His father's name was Jacob Lezniac 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
More About EVA BIDA: 
AKA (Facts Page): also known as Eva Peotry/Proci/Procaj 
Burial: 26 Aug 1954, St. Mary Cemetary, Jenkintown, PA3 
Cause of Death: coronary thrombosis 
Funeral Director: Michael Nasevich, Phila, PA 
Ship/Emigration #1: 14 Jul 1910, Frankfurt, from Bremen, Germany to Phila.,PA 
         
Children of PHILIP DUBAS and EVA B IDA are: 
                   i.    MICHAEL DUBAS, b. Bet. 1904 - 1906, Ukraine or Germany; d. Bet. 1904 - 1906, Germany. 
  
Notes for MICHAEL DUBAS: 
Information provided verbally by Ann Dubas, wife of Peter Dubas, Sr. 
  
                  ii.    PHILIP DUBAS, b. 27 Dec 1907, Zablosis, GAI;AUT 4; d. 15 Nov 1995, Clearwater, Florida5; m. (1) STEPHANIE UNKNOWN; b. 21 Jan 1910; d. 15 Dec 1985, Philadelphia, PA6; m. (2) ELNORA W. UNKNOWN, 2ND WIFE; b. Abt. 1922. 
  
Notes for PHILIP DUBAS: 
Notes updated September 2003 
  
  
Philip Dubas, Jr had his own music school and taught accordian lessons to hundreds of children. He also was a violinist for the Philadelphia Orchestra.  
  
His first wife was Stephanie, and they had no children.  During mid-life, they were divorced and he remarried.  Upon retirement, Philip and his second wife Elnora moved to Clear Water, Florida. 
  
Philip DUBAS    
    Birth Date: 27 Dec 1907   
    Death Date: 15 Nov 1995   
    Social Security Number:  197-18-7478   
    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Pennsylvania  
   
  Death Residence Localities  
    ZIP Code: 34616   
    Localities:  Belleair, Pinellas, Florida  
  Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida  
  Sunshine Mall, Pinellas, Florida  
105 Coe Road 
  
Buried:     
Dubas, Philip, b. 12/27/1907, d. 11/15/1995, US Army, TEC 5, Res: Belleair, FL, Plot: 204 0 1959, bur. 11/20/1995, 
Florida National Cemetery 
Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida 
  
Mention made in the following publication (archives): 
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Friday, January 4, 1935 
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Ukrainian Weekly  
Supplement to the SVOBODA, Ukrainian Daily 
Published by the Junior Department of the Ukrainian National Association 
No. 1 
Jersey City, N.J., Friday, January 4, 1935 
Vol. III 
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UKRAINIAN VIOLINIST GOES TO PARIS  
[Philip Dubas] 
  
Note: 1930 census states born in Germany. Ship manifest for the Frankfort which arrived in Phila., PA from Bremen states that Philip was born in Zablosis, GAI;AUT. Last residence: Galicia. States that they stayed with friend: Josip Dubas (microfilm roll 81 of 181 rolls, T840 RG085 Natl. Archives, Wash., D.C.) 
  
  
  
  
  
   
  
  
More About PHILIP DUBAS: 
Burial: 1995, Florida Natl. Cemetery,Bushnell, FLA.7 
Individual Note: Played Violin/Philadelphia Orchestra 
Occupation: Music Teacher8 
Ship Name: 14 Jul 1910, Frankfort, arrived Phila., PA9 
Ship/Emigration #1: 14 Jul 1910, originated from Bremen, Germany to Phila., PA10 
Social Sec#: 197-18-747811 
  
More About STEPHANIE U NKNOWN : 
Burial: St. Mary Ukr Cath Cemetery,Jenkintown,PA12 
Social Sec#: 162-10-248913 
  
Notes for ELNORA W. UNKNOWN, 2ND WIFE: 
  
  
  
4.              iii.    PETER DUBAS , b. 28 Jan 1913, Midwife, Mary Pajcce @2237 Callowhill, Philadelphia, PA; d. 13 Apr 1998, Deptford, New Jersey. 
5.              iv.    JOHN DUBAS, b. 21 Oct 1916, Philadelphia, PA File #1811610-1916; d. 31 Jul 1967, Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. 
  
  
3.  ELIAS DUBAS (SAMUEL2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1865, and died 1938 .  He married Katherine Lysuk.  She was born 1861 , and died 1945. 
         
Children of ELIAS DUBAS and Katherine Lysuk are: 
                   i.    ELIAS  DUBAS, b. 1881. 
  
Notes for ELIAS DUBAS: 
cannot document that Elias is brother to Michael and Paul, son of Elias 
  
This Elias arrived 7/10/1907 in New York via Bremen, aboard the Grosser Kurfurst. 
nativity: galicy, poland. 
birth location: stararopa 
ethicity: Ruthenian (Russniak) 
  
  
  
More About ELIAS DUBAS: 
Immigration: 10 Jul 1907, Ship Grosser Kurfurst 
  
6.               ii.    MICHAEL DUBAS, b. 15 Nov 1888, Ukraine; d. 27 Mar 1967, Miami, FL. 
                 iii.    PAUL DUBAS, b. 10 Feb 1894, Razniw, Brody, Austria14; d. Nov 1972, Philadelphia, PA; m. CATHERINE ROSOLOVICH, Abt. 192315; b. 06 Apr 1906, Pennsylvania15; d. Sep 1980, Philadelphia, PA16. 
  
Notes for PAUL DUBAS: 
  
  
Paul DUBAS    
    Birth Date: 10 Feb 1894   
    Death Date: Nov 1972   
    Social Security Number:  167-32-5303   
    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Pennsylvania  
  
The social security application lists his parents as Elias Dubas and Catherine Lesiuk 
   
  Death Residence Localities  
    ZIP Code: 19138   
    Localities:  East Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
  
Paul entered USA on the Ship Auitania, Port of Departure was Southampton, Southamptonshire, England, UK. Date of Arrival was April 30, 1921.  He stayed with his brother Micahel Dubas at 822 W Franklin  St, Phila, Pa. 
  
His draft registration for WWI lists his occupation as dentist, 1430 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA. His home address was 1511 E Pastorius St., Phila., PA 19138 
The draft registration lists his place of birth as Brode, Austria 
  
On the ship manifest, he lists his ethnicity as Galacia, Poland, Hebrew.  
   
  
  
More About PAUL DUBAS: 
Immigration: 30 Apr 1921, Ship: Aquitania17 
Occupation: Dentist 
Social Sec#: 167-32-5303/Philadephia, PA 
  
More About CATHERINE ROSOLOVICH: 
Occupation: teacher18 
  
More About PAUL DUBAS and CATHERINE ROSOLOVICH: 
Marriage: Abt. 192318 
  
                 iv.    UNKNOWN DUBAS, b. Ukraine. 
                  v.    UNKNOWN D UBAS, b. Ukraine. 
  
  
Generation No. 3 
  
4.  PETER4 DUBAS (PHILIP3, SAMUEL2, UNKNOWN1 ) was born 28 Jan 1913 in Midwife, Mary Pajcce @2237 Callowhill, Philadelphia, PA19, and died 13 Apr 1998 in Deptford, New Jersey20.  He married ANN HUMENCHUK 08 Jun 1935, daughter of PAUL HUMENCHUK and KATHERINE WOZNIAK.  She was born 03 Nov 1916 in USA, and died 10 Dec 2006 in Deptford, Glouster County, New Jersey. 
  
More About PETER DUBAS: 
Burial: 17 Apr 1998, Eglintgon Cemetary, Clarksboro, NJ 
Cause of Death: congenetive heart failure/mycocardiopathy schemic 
Occupation: automotive/shipyard/machinist 
  
Notes for ANN HUMENCHUK: 
Ann was noted for her cooking, and one of her recipes took a prize at the Pillsbury Cooking Contest. 
She was also accomplished at making Ukrainian Easter Eggs. 
  
In earlier years, she worked as a printed circuit assembler at the Philco Plant in Philadelphia, PA.  
  
More About ANN HUMENCHUK: 
AKA (Facts Page): Varient Spelling: Humenczuk 
Cemetary: Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ 
Funeral Director: Boucher Funeral Home, Deptford, NJ 
Social Sec#: 198-10-2918 
  
More About PETER DUBAS and ANN HUMENCHUK: 
Marriage: 08 Jun 1935 
         

  
  
5.  JOHN4 DUBAS (PHILIP3, SAMUEL2, UNKNOWN1) was born 21 Oct 1916 in Philadelphia, PA File #1811610-1916, and died 31 Jul 1967 in Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  He married ELIZABETH MARY MARKEWCZ, daughter of JOHN MARKEWCZ and ANNA YERKUS.  She was born 06 Aug 1919 in Pennsgrove, New Jersey21, and died 07 Jan 1990 in Jeannes Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. 
  
Notes for JOHN DUBAS: 
John was born and raised in Philadephia around 10th and Parrish Streets (811 10th Street). 
  
  
As a young man, he spent time working at a sugar mill, but ultimately acquired his own auto body fender shop. John was a very easy going, quiet, gentle man and  worked many hours at the shop in Philadephia, located on 7th Street, just below Erie Avenue. The shop was called Erie Auto Body. 
His sons, John and Phil, would often stop by to help out and earn a few dollars for themselves, but chose not to follow in his foot steps after he died. 
  
  
  
  
More About JOHN DUBAS: 
Burial: 05 Aug 1967, Holy Seplecher, Cheltenham,PA 
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis 
Education: High School/Philadelphia 
Funeral Director: Harold B. Mulligan, Phila., PA 
Medical Information: Liver Cancer, alcoholic 
Nationality: Ukrainian descent 
Occupation: Self- Employed Auto Body Fender Shop 
Religion: Byzentine Ukrainian Catholic 
Social Sec#: 185-07-9127 
  
More About ELIZABETH MARY MARKEWCZ: 
AKA (Facts Page): Elizabeth "Betty" Marcus, Markewcz 
Baptism: 31 Aug 1919, StJames Cath. Church,Pennsgrove,NJ 
Burial: Hillside Cemetery,Roslyn, PA 
Cause of Death: emphazema of lung 
Individual Note: Cemetary Plot #WH966 



Notes on Philip "Felix" Dubas

Philip Dubas (name has also shown up as Felix Dubas and Filip Dubas). According to a verbal conversation with his daughter-in-law, Ann Dubas (married to his son Peter Dubas), Philip's occupation was that of violin maker in Ukraine.  In fact, his namesake, Philip Dubas, played the violin in the Philadelphia Orchestra.  She also stated that he originally came from a wealthy farming family in the Ukraine.

Philip also worked for what was then Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals of Philadelphia, and his job supposedly required that  his feet be exposed to cold water a good bit of the time. Eventually he came down with gangrene, losing his toes. (1920 census states he worked in laboratory).  He was taken to Byberry Philadelpia State Hospital in Philadelphia after attempting suicide. Byberry is a mental facility, but he was put in the medical section. After a period of time, it was determined that he was diabetic which could have accounted for the gangrene and loss of toes. He ultimately died at Byberry.

Note: Death certificate reads that he arrived at Philadephia State Hospital (Byberry) in February 1937 and died there 15 years later on April 27, 1944 from Tuberculosis and dementia.

The death certificate also states that while he was 15 years at Phila State Hospital, he was 34 years in the community, which would be Philadephia.  That would put his arrival in Philadephia at approx 1910. (Note: son Philip states on the 1930 census that he came to the USA in 1910 and that date conincides with the Philadelphia State Hospital records that he was "in the community for 34 years)

Ship manifests indicate Eva and baby son Philip arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Frankfut in 1910 and were to stay with friend Josip Dubos. The manifest does not show Philip, the father, on that ship.

I believe Philipp Dubas sailed from Hamburg to Ellis Island on the vessel Lincoln on March 6, 1910.  The record shows him as single, however, it shows him staying with wife, Ewa Dubas in Philadelphia.
The ship records indicate his residence as Kosnow, Austria

Note: Cemetary records kept at Ukrainian Catholic Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA.
Burial  is in Section 3(think city), Range 6 (think city block). Lot 239, 240 (think house number) respectively, in the old section of St Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetary, Cedar Rd, Jenkintown, PA (adjacent to Manor Junior College)  funeral director according to death certificate was Michael Nasevich at 717 Brown St, Phila, PA.

The entrace to the old section of the cemetery has a cross.  The new section of the cemetery has a statue of Mary.
When you enter the cemetery, section 3 is to the left, close to the horse pasture.
To identify range (row) 6, look for name of Julia Sabo at the end of the row or to identify range (row) 1 in section 3, look for the names Szanajda or Komarnicki.

Philip and Eva Dubas resided at 451 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA

According to the 1930 census, oldest son Philip was already married to first wife Stephanie.  On the census he states that he came to the USA in the year 1910.



I am researching this Paul Dubas a cousin to my father...

Paul DUBAS  
    Birth Date: 10 Feb 1894  
    Death Date: Nov 1972  
    Social Security Number:  167-32-5303  
    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Pennsylvania 

The social security application lists his parents as Elias Dubas and Catherine Lesiuk
  
  Death Residence Localities 
    ZIP Code: 19138  
    Localities:  East Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Paul entered USA on the Ship Auitania, Port of Departure was Southampton, Southamptonshire, England, UK. Date of Arrival was April 30, 1921.  He stayed with his brother Micahel Dubas at 822 W Franklin  St, Phila, Pa.

His draft registration for WWI lists his occupation as dentist, 1430 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA. His home address was 1511 E Pastorius St., Phila., PA 19138
The draft registration lists his place of birth as Brode, Austria

On the ship manifest, he lists his ethnicity as Galacia, Poland, Hebrew.



Michael Dubas b. 15 Nov 1888 - 27 Mar 1967 was survived by two sisters in the Ukraine at the time of his death so says his obituary. I am searching for their names. Any input would be great!

WWII draft registration:  (year 1942)

Michael Dubas

Birth Date: 15 Nov 1888

Residence:          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birth:          Razniow, Austria

Roll: WW2_2240118

age: 53 years old

born 11/15/1888

residence: 718 Poplar St., Phila., PA

business: 718 Poplar St., Phila., PA  (self-employed)

wife: Anna



death:

Name:        Michael Dubas

SSN:          204-24-3170

Last Residence: 33135  Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States of America

Born:          15 Nov 1888

Died:          Mar 1967

State (Year) SSN issued:      Pennsylvania (Before 1951 )



Per daughter Olga Dubas:

Fair skin with light brown fine hair. Large yellow strong teeth; died with all in tact.



He father Ely (1865-1938) belonged to the cavalry. Born and raised in Brody, Galicia (Austria-Hungary). Men in the Dubas family were noted for their height. None were very huskey. All had excellent teeth.



The name Du Bas translates to mean strong oak.



Michael came to Baltimore, Maryland on June 4, 1907.  Went to Salme, MA to work with a cousin.  The Carmen boat fare was 150 Krones ($31) which he returned to his father after saving 2 1/2 years.



After a few years, he went to Philadelphia where some friends had migrated.  Married, had two children.  Worked as a bartender before prohibition and opened his own bar with a partner.  During the prohibition he worked as Prudential Insurance Agent and had a successful career. He learned to read and write English early on and was adept in math which contributed to his success in business.



After prohibition was repealed, he opened up another bar and with his wife, son, daughter, and two employees made a good living.



Micahel turned over the business to his son in 1946 and retired to Mimai, Florida in 1955.  Lived in Florida 12 years before suffering an acute myocardial infarction on 3/23/67.  He was hospitalized 4 days.  Buried in St. Mary Cemetery in Fox Chase, PA, Section II Range 2, Grave #214.



Up to the time of his heart attack, 3/23/67, he enjoyed good health.  Had minor problem with sinus infections, poor circulation in his legs as he aged.  Varicose veins were operated on age 50. Tonsils, adenoids removed age 50. Wore glasses all his adult life. May have started to develop cataracts age 70. Had a cancerous growth removed from his cheek age 51.



Was popular with his Catholic Church group in Philadelphia and Florida.  Was chosen to represent his city's Men's club at conventions for many years.



Loved people and to discuss politics, so long as they were Republicans.



He played the violin by ear.



This info From Lucy Moyer Dubas:

Eli Dubas 1842-1918
gave birth to
Elias Dubas 1865-1938  married Katherine Lysuk 1861-1945
gave birth to
Paul Dubas 1894-1972 married Catherine Russelovitch 1904-1980
Michael Dubas 1888-1967 married Anna Pruski 1895-1978
gave birth to Elias Dubas 1917-1971 and Olga Dubas 1922-2006
Olga married Raymond Zerewat 1923-2006
gave birth to
Sandra Dee Zerewat 1949-
Dwight Mitchell Zerewat  1953
Elias married Anna Penny Bahniuk 1917-1993
gave birth to Richard Dubas 1944, Gregory 1947, Dennis 1950, Karen 1957



Elias (1865-1938) belonged to the cavalry. Born and raised in Brody, Galicia (Austria-Hungary). Men in Dubas family were noted for their height. Du Bas means strong oak. Son, Michael came to Baltimore, MD on June 4, 1907. Went to Salem Mass to work w/ a cousin. The Carmen boat fare was 150 Krones which he returned to his father after saving 2 1/2 years.
After a few years, he went to Phila., married had 2 children. Worked as a bartender and opened his own bar. During Prohibition, he became a successful insurance agent. He learned to read and write English early on, and was adept at math, which contributed to his success in business.
After Prohibition, started another bar and wife and two children. He turned over his business to his son, Elias, and retired to Florida in 1946. He died from a myocardial infarction in 1967 and is buried in St Mary's cemetery in Fox Chase, Pa.Section II, Range 2, Grave 214.

The above notice in the paper showed Michael Dubas was survived also by two sisters in Ukraine. They never came to USA to my knowledge. Still looking for that link.




Per Social Security Application dated 5/30/1940, address listed as 718 Poplar St, Phila, PA, employed at Michael Dubas Cafe at 718 Poplar St., Phila, PA



Elias DUBAS  

    Birth Date: 28 Oct 1917 

    Death Date: Aug 1971 

    Social Security Number:  180-16-3564 

    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Pennsylvania



  Death Residence Localities

    ZIP Code: 19123 

    Localities:  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Ann Dubas, wife of Peter Dubas, advises that Elias and "Penny" Dubas had 5 children.



Elias & wife are buried in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Jenkintown, PA in the old section (cross of over the entrance) in Section 2, Range (row) 4, Lot 345




1950 Philadelphia City Directory. All Dubas shown are related. John Dubas is my grandfather. 





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Michael and Anna Dubas, St. Mary Cemetery, Jenkintown, PA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Michael Dubas 1888-1967 and Ann Dubas 1895-1978, born in the Ukraine (Brody, Galacia)



                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Philip Dubas 1877-1944, Eva Dubas 1884-1954. St. Mary Cemetery, Jenkintown, PA.





                           
Elias Dubas 1917-1971, Anna B Dubas 1917-1993. St. Mary Cemetery, Jenkintown, PA. Elias, son of Michael Dubas and Anna Pruski of the Ukraine. Elias was born in Philadelphia, PA





                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stephanie Dubas 1910-1985, first wife of Philip Dubas. St. Mary Cemetery, Jenkintown, PA.






Brody, Ukraine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brody 

Notice "nearby towns" at bottom. One listed is 'Zboriv'. Zboriv is a town noted in some of our notes as a place where our Dubas family may have lived.

See: Zboriv http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zboriv 

Brody is about 1 hour north of Zboriv






Philip DUBAS
Birth Date: 27 Dec 1907
Death Date: 15 Nov 1995
Social Security Number: 197-18-7478

State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Pennsylvania

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 34616
Localities: Belleair, Pinellas, Florida
Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida
Sunshine Mall, Pinellas, Florida

Death Benefit Localities
Zip Code: 34616
Localities: Belleair, Pinellas, Florida
Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida
Sunshine Mall, Pinellas, Florida
Paul DUBAS
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1894
Death Date: Nov 1972
Social Security Number: 167-32-5303

State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Pennsylvania

Death Residence Localities

ZIP Code: 19138
Localities: East Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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