Our Ancestors

The Zajac Line of Cleveland Ohio

"Hard work, study and the gift of intelligence is all that is needed" can be defined as the creed of this Polish-American family.  My father has been creating all of his life.  He has passed 90 and still loves to create and solve problems.

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Theodore S. Zajac

Ancestors of Theodore Stanley Zajac



First Generation




1. Theodore Stanley Zajac, son of Stanley (Stanislaw) Zajac and Sophie (Zofia) Polak, was born on 23 Jul 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Theodore married Galena Mae Phillips, daughter of Arthur Robinson Phillips and Charlotte Blanche Hoshall, on 9 Sep 1950 in Towson, Maryland.

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Theodore Stanley Zajac, Jr. was born on 16 Aug 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio.



Second Generation (Parents)



2. Stanley (Stanislaw) Zajac, son of Andrzej Zajac and Marianna Tucka, was born on 28 Jan 1888 in Wolodz, Brzozow, Galicia, Poland, died on 7 Feb 1985 in Westlake, Cuyahoga, Ohio at age 97, and was buried on 9 Feb 1985 in Sacred Heart Pnc Cemetary, Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Stanley married Sophie (Zofia) Polak on 16 Jul 1917 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

1         i.  Theodore Stanley Zajac

         ii.  Julius W. Zajac.

        iii.  Edward Zajac.


3. Sophie (Zofia) Polak, daughter of Stanislaw Polak and Weronika Roszpad, was born on 11 Apr 1896 in Zimna Woda, Galicia, Poland, died on 3 Apr 1974 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio at age 77, and was buried on 5 Apr 1974 in Sacred Heart Pnc Cemetary, Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Sophie married Stanley (Stanislaw) Zajac on 16 Jul 1917 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Third Generation (Grandparents)



4. Andrzej Zajac, son of Antoni Zajac and Zofia Materlak, was born in Poland.

Andrzej married Marianna Tucka.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Apolonia Zajac was born on 26 Jan 1875.

         ii.  Jozef Zajac was born on 22 Dec 1879.

        iii.  Antoni Zajac was born on 24 Feb 1883.

         iv.  Jakub Zajac was born on 17 Jul 1885.

2         v.  Stanley (Stanislaw) Zajac


5. Marianna Tucka, daughter of Gregorz Tucki and Teresa Banas, was born in Poland.

Marianna married Andrzej Zajac.

6. Stanislaw Polak, son of Piotr Polak and Marianna Feliks, was born on 27 Mar 1852 in Zimna Woda, Galacia, Poland, died in 1935 at age 83, and was buried in Szebnie Cementary, Galicia, Poland.

Stanislaw married Weronika Roszpad.

The child from this marriage was:

3         i.  Sophie (Zofia) Polak


7. Weronika Roszpad, daughter of Jozef Roszpad and Jadwiga Grassela, was born on 11 Jul 1863 in Zimna Woda, Poland, died in 1942 at age 79, and was buried in Szebnie Cementary, Galicia, Poland.

Weronika married Stanislaw Polak.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)



8. Antoni Zajac .

Antoni married Zofia Materlak.

The child from this marriage was:

4         i.  Andrzej Zajac


9. Zofia Materlak .

Zofia married Antoni Zajac.

10. Gregorz Tucki .

Gregorz married Teresa Banas.

The child from this marriage was:

5         i.  Marianna Tucka


11. Teresa Banas .

Teresa married Gregorz Tucki.

12. Piotr Polak, son of Marcin Polak and Zofia Zajac, was born on 29 Apr 1813 in Zimna Woda 19, Poland.

Piotr married Marianna Feliks.

The child from this marriage was:

6         i.  Stanislaw Polak


13. Marianna Feliks, daughter of Jozef Feliks and Rozalia Macek.

Marianna married Piotr Polak.

14. Jozef Roszpad, son of Wojciech Roszpad and Tekla Szustkowicz, was born on 27 Mar 1824 in Poland.

Jozef married Jadwiga Grassela.

The child from this marriage was:

7         i.  Weronika Roszpad


15. Jadwiga Grassela, daughter of Franciszek Grassela and Marianna Sobon.

Jadwiga married Jozef Roszpad.

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandparents)



24. Marcin Polak .

Marcin married Zofia Zajac.

The child from this marriage was:

12        i.  Piotr Polak


25. Zofia Zajac .

Zofia married Marcin Polak.

26. Jozef Feliks .

Jozef married Rozalia Macek.

The child from this marriage was:

13        i.  Marianna Feliks


27. Rozalia Macek, daughter of Kazimierz Macek and Unknown.

Rozalia married Jozef Feliks.

28. Wojciech Roszpad .

Wojciech married Tekla Szustkowicz.

The child from this marriage was:

14        i.  Jozef Roszpad


29. Tekla Szustkowicz .

Tekla married Wojciech Roszpad.

30. Franciszek Grassela .

Franciszek married Marianna Sobon.

The child from this marriage was:

15        i.  Jadwiga Grassela


31. Marianna Sobon, daughter of Szymon Sobon and Unknown.

Marianna married Franciszek Grassela.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-Grandparents)



54. Kazimierz Macek .

Kazimierz married.

The child from this marriage was:

27        i.  Rozalia Macek


62. Szymon Sobon .

Szymon married.

The child from this marriage was:

31        i.  Marianna Sobon


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