Frank Murkowski

Former Senator from and Governor of Alaska

Francis Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and Governor of Alaska from 2002 until 2006. Murkowski was born in Seattle, Washington to Frank Michael Murkowski and Helen Hughes. His father was of Polish descent.


His daughter, Lisa Murkowski: born 22 May 1957 in Ketchikan, AK; is the current Senator from AK (R)

Ancestors of Frank Murkowski

Stanislaw Marcellinus Morkowski was born in Kcynia on 30 Oct 1781 to Chrisostum Murkowski and Marianna Pezalinski.

Stanislaw Marcillenus Murkowski married his first wife Franciszka Dogorski in Kcynia about 1804. He married his second wife, Marianna Nalepinski in Kcynia in 1840.

Frank Murkowski born in 1807 married Michalina Pawlicka on 5 Oct 1840 in Kcynia.

There children were:

  1. Julianna Murkowska born 14 May 1843. She married Michal Banaszynski on 13 Sept 1863 in Kcynia Poland.

  2. Jakub Murkowski born 21 July 1844 in Kcynia and married Ewa Zianek, daughter of Anna Waskowiak  in Blugowo, Poznan. They immigrated to the US and settled in Wisconsin before traveling to Enumclaw Washington. His second wife was Josephine Manowska, daughter of Konstanty Retke and Michalina Komer, born about 1845. They were married on 7 Sep 1891 in St. Stanislaw church in Milwaukee.

  3. Antonina Murkowski born 10 May 1845 in Kcynia.

  4. Franciszek Murkowski born 8 Sep 1856.

  5. Katarzyna Murkowski born 5 Nov 1857 She married Frank Miszewski in Milwaukee, WI

  6. Hieronim Murkowski born 15 Apr 1859

  7. Jan Murkowski born 1854. He married Leokadia Hart in June 1879 in Marathon County WI

  8. Adalbert Murkowski married Marianna Czerwinski in Milwaukee WI

Jacobus Markowski (23) ) (mother: Michalina Pawlicka Murkowska) married Eva Zianek (19) in Blugowo in 1865:

  1. Marianna Murkowska born 17 Feb 1866 in Bługowo.

  2. Balbina Murkowska born 13 Jul  1867 in Podrozna, Bługowo parish.

  3. Jan Murkowski born 11 Jul 1869  in Podrozna, Bługowo parish.

  4. Lucas (Louis) Murkowski born 1873 in Rietbrock, Marathon County, Wisconsin

  5. Joseph Murkowski, born 1879 in Rietbrock, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

  6. Michael Murkowski, born Sep 1882  in Rietbrock, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Jakob Murkowsy [sic] Ewa Murkowsky came to America on 13 May 1872 on the ship Henry from Bremen to New York. Jakob was listed as 31 year old smith coming from Germany to Wisconsin.

  1. Balbina Murkowsky, 4.

  2. Johann Murkowsky, 18, also a smith. (probably Jakob's brother)

Jacob Murkowski 39 and Eva Murkowski 37 appeared in the 1880 US census in Rietbrock, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Their children:

  1. Balbina Murkowski 11. She married Peter Frisk and died on 25 July 1940 in Enumclaw Washington.

  2. Lukas [Louis] Murkowski 7. Married Margaret Ann Keely, daughter of Thomas Keely and Sarah Greene. Margaret Ann

  3. Murkowski died 8 May 1957 in Enumclaw Washington.

  4. Joseph Murkowski 2. He died as Joseph John Murkowski on 15 Nov 1957 in Seattle Washington.

Louis Murkowski, born 1873 registered for the WWI draft in Enumclaw Washington. He listed his occupation as a self employed blacksmith.

Louis Murkoski 38 and Margaret Murkoski 23 appear in the 1910 U.S. Census in Enumclaw Washington.

  1. John Murkoski 7

  2. Frank Murkoski 6

  3. Harry Murkoski 5

Louis Murkowski 48 and Margaret Murkowski 34 were listed on the 1920 U.S. census in Enumclaw Washington:

  1. John J Murkowski 17

  2. Frank M Murkowski 16. Married Helen Hughes, parents of Governor Murkowski.

  3. Harry C Murkowski 15

  4. Vivian H Murkowski 8

Louis Joseph Murkowski born 1873, died 9 Jul 1956 in Enumclaw Washington at the age of 83. His parents were listed as Jacob Murkowski and Ewa Waszkowiak [sic].


Washington State Death Records:

  1. Jakob Murkowski film # 2033622, image # 792.

  2. Josephine Murkowski died 12 Nov 1920 in Black Diamond Washington, film #1992660, image # 1872.

  3. Margaret Keely Murkowski, film # 2033719, image # 2313

  4. Joseph John Murkowski, film # 2033813, image # 1727.

Kcynia parish records: LDS film # 1982271, 2189675, 2189677

Bługowo parish records: LDS film # 0493398