I am looking for anyone who is in the Lake Grove area who is a descendent of Samuel Hawkins of Lake Grove. This is the Samuel Hawkins who was a postmaster and owned a general store ( and was a baseball player!)
My grandfather came to this country as Fedor Stanislawski in 1909 from what was then Austria Hungary. His Ellis Island record states that he and his friend/ cousin Hryc Parij were heading to Lake Grove, NY to visit a Metro Parij. I found the two of them in Lake Grove listed in the 1915 census as boarders with the Samuel Hawkins family on Hawkins Avenue, saying they were farm laborers.
The family lore was he went to Long Island and worked on a horse raising farm//establishment.
I’m hoping there might be some document somewhere that can verify his presence there, and perhaps give us an idea of what he did there.
Thank you so much!