Individual Record 236

Name}   Sokolinski, Helen Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Cir 21 May 1890 Place} Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Bef 1923 Place} Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 27 Feb 1977 Place} Holmdel Convalescent Center, South Amboy, Middlesex, NJ
Burial: Date} Exa  2 Mar 1977 Place} New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin, Middlesex, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   50 = Family notes
Source 2} 217 = Interview
Source 3} 980 = 1900 USA cen
Source 4} 981 = 1910 USA cen
Source 5} 982 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 983 = 1930 USA cen
Source 7} 1344=1940 USA cen
Source 8} 2053=City directory
Source 9} 274 = Newspaper
Source 10}495 = Letter/Obit
Source 11}274 = Obituary
Source 12}542 = S.S. record
Source 13}219 = Cemetery rec
Source 14}1517=Genealogy
Parents: } John and Wanda Sokolinski
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 409 = Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} School teacher
       Occupation 2} Housewife
  Religion/Church} Roman Catholic
Spouses:   Prime} Miller, Hans Johansen
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  According to census and Social Security records, Helen Sokolinski was born 21 May 1890 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  She was the third of four surviving children of John and Wanda Sokolinski.

In the 1900 U.S. census Helen was living with her mother and three siblings at 18 Madison Street in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  Her mother was a widow who was making a living as a laundress.  Helen's oldest brother Alexander was 18 years old and was working selling groceries.  He had been born in February 1882 in Germany.  Her sister Florence, age 12, was born in May 1888, sister Helen, age 10, in May 1890, and her brother John, age 8, in March 1892, all in Perth Amboy.

By the 1910 U.S. census, the Sokolinski family had moved to 218 Gordon Street in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, their long time residence.  Helen's mother Wanda was now a dressmaker.  Alexander, 28 years old, was a foreman in the terra cotta industry.  Florence was no longer living with the family.  Helen, age 19, was not working, and John, age 18, was a laborer.

Sometime before 1920, Helen married Hans Johansen Miller.  In the 1920 U.S. census, the couple was living on Ford Avenue in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Their first son Harold Alexander was born in 1923.

In the 1930 U.S. census, the family was living on Maxwell Avenue in Woodbridge.  The Perth Amboy City Directory lists them at this address from 1927 through 1930.  In 1931 through 1935, the directory lists them at 218 Gordon, Perth Amboy, which is the house Helen lived in as a teenager.

Helen and Han's second son John Arthur was born in 1933.  By 1935, they were living at 159 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy.

In the 1940 U.S.census, the value of their house was $11,000.  Hans was making $3,500. yearly as a chemist for a vasaline manufacturer.

Helen had attended Trenton State College and Teacher's College.  She was a substitute teacher for over 50 years in the Perth Amboy public school system and Our Lady of Peace School in the Fords section of Woodbridge.  As a school teacher, she specialized in lower elementary education and remedial reading.  She was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Perth Amboy.

Helen's husband Hans died suddenly in 1955.  Helen died 27 Feb 1977 in the Holmdel Convalescent Center, South Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  Her funeral service was held 2 Mar 1977 in the Flynn & Son Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Church.  She is buried with her husband in the New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin, New Jersey.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Bachelor degree   or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 29 Jul  2018
Date Created}  25 Sep 2000
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