1916: Anthony Zesut Marries Victoria Puscizna

On September 25, 1916 Kasper and Anna’s eldest son, my great-grandfather, married Victoria Puscizna. Victoria was a 19 year old immigrant from Dominikowice, Poland. More information regarding my great grandmother Victoria can be found on the page I’ve built here. Anthony was the oldest brother of Julia, Joseph, Michael, Frank, William, and Mary Zesut.

Click the below image to view Anthony and Victoria’s marriage certificate.

Zesut Puscizna Marriage License 1916

The Marriage Certificate for Anthony Zesut and Victoria Puscizna

SOURCE:  The State Of Connecticut. Town Of Glastonbury Town Clerk’s Office. Certificate of Marriage.  Town Of Glastonbury. 1916. Volume 10.  Page 22.
Tony Zeszut and Victoria Puscizna.

The information on the marriage certificate is as follows:

State Of Connecticut Bureau Of Vital Statistics

License #357

Marriage License

Town Of Glastonbury

  • Groom’s Name:Tony Zeszut
  • Age: 21
  • Color: White
  • Occupation: Mill Hand
  • Birthplace – Town: blank Country: Poland Austria
  • His Residence: Glastonbury
  • Single, Widowed or Divorced?: Single
  • 2d 3d Marriage: First
  • Name Of Father:Kasper Zeszut
  • Maiden Name Of Mother: Annie Kopec
  • Bride’s Name:Victoria Puscizna
  • Age: 19
  • Color: White
  • Occupation: Mill Hand
  • Birthplace – Town: blank Country: Poland Austria
  • Her Residence: Glastonbury
  • Single, Widowed or Divorced?: Single
  • 2d 3d Marriage: First
  • Name Of Father: Joseph Puscizna
  • Maiden Name Of Mother: Mary Bolek

The certificate is signed by clergyman D.L. Baker; the same person who married Julia Zesut and John Pendrok the previous year and indicates the marriage ceremony took place on September 25, 1916 in Glastonbury. The license was applied for on September16, 1916.

Rzeszut has been shortened to Zeszut on this document. No idea why it’s not Zesut. Additionally, Anthony is “Tony” on this document.

Anthony and Victoria would go on to have five daughters; Freda, Mary, Wanda, Sophie and Anna. All of their daughters but Mary would have children of their own.

I’ve never seen a photo of Anthony or a photo of Victoria when she was young. I’m curious if there were wedding photos taken and if so where they ended up.

Copies of CT marriage Licenses are open to the public and a copy of Anthony and Victoria’s can be ordered from the Glastonbury Town Hall. The order form for a copy can be reached through here….or just ask me for a copy.

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2 Responses to “1916: Anthony Zesut Marries Victoria Puscizna”

  1. Richard Malec Says:

    Good morning
    I am looking for the exact signification of “mill hand”. I live in France, but my great grandfather lived in Johnstown PA, and his occupation was: mill hand.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
    Richard

  2. wrannej Says:

    Hi Richard,

    In this context hand would = helper or worker. The mill in this situation was probably the local paper making factory.

    Hope this helps.

    EJW

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