I am researching my maternal grandmother's family. Her name was
Frances Strycharz, born in Austria-Poland between 1886-1888. I have
very little information on her. On the Ellis Island website, I have
located a Franzska Strigcharz who boarded the ship "Phoenicia" in
Hamburg on March 17, 2002. Her last residence is listed as
"Wetor." Frances resided in West Rutland, VT, and then in Troy,NY.
She died in 1944. On the death certificate,herparents are listed as
Michael and Agnes Chipal Strycharz. Frances had a younger sister,
Louise (Ludmilla/Ludwiga?)who also emigrated and resided in Cohoes,
NY. There was a stepbrother, Jan, who we believe remained in Poland.
Any information on this surname would be greatly appreciated.