Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen <pattitwirler@...>
I am trying to help a friend with his father's side and hitting some brick walls.
The family story is that the grandfather changed his name when he moved >from
Poland circa 1900. The family thought bad men were looking for him.
William Wasyl DRAHOFF (any spelling) 1880 Minsk, Poland/Russia- 1919, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada m. 1904 Philadelphia, PA Frances Cecilia CZAPLICKA abt 1891 Poland-
aft 1944- where? (also m. to Frank OLESZESKI)
He was son of Alexander Alexi DRAHOFF (any spelling) & wife Julia lnu
She was was the daughter Stanley CZAPLICKA & Les CADIA
DRAHOFF children: Francis 1903 Philadelphia, Walter Alexander 1907 Toronto or
Philadelphia?, William Vincent 1912 York, Toronto, Edward 1916 Toronto,
Helen 1921 Ontario
We know that the name was not always DRAHOFF/DRAYHOFF/DREYHOFF etc. Could it
be the end of a previous name? if so, any suggestions? I am having a hard
time tracking and do not have World Ancestry access.