Summary

Registrant Catherine Semler is looking for her biological birth sibling. The adoptee was born in Illinois in 1950 on February 19th. She was born Kathleen Karbowski in Chicago in Cook County to 37 year old birthmother Hazel (Dibby) Josephine Ruddy Karbowski (maiden name Wise). Probably private adoption handled the adoption. Her adoptive name became Unkown.

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Illinois Adoption Record: # 91911

Biological Sister looking for Birth Sibling
Catherine Semler

Adoptee's Info
Birth Name: Kathleen Karbowski
Adoptive Name: Unkown
Date of Birth: Feb 19, 1950 (now 70 years old)
Gender: Female
Birth Location: Chicago city, Cook county, Illinois USA

Birthmother's Info
Name: Hazel (Dibby) Josephine Ruddy Karbowski (Wise)
Born: Oct 1, 1914
Age at Adoptee's Birth: 37
Religion: Catholic

Birthfather's Info
Name: Jack Karbowski Possible
Born: Oct 16, 1906
Age at Adoptee's Birth: 44
Religion: Catholic

Born at Hospital: Possibly Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Birth Certificate:
Adoption Agency: Probably private adoption

Additional Info
Kathleen was the first of three daughters born to Hazel. Hazel gave up for adoption first Kathleen & then myself, the third daughter. I have found our middle sister, Ellen on a tree on Ancestry. Ellen did not know she had 2 sisters. I believe we are all 1/2 sisters & all have different fathers. DNA indicates that Ellen’s father was Syrian/Lebanese although Hazel (knickname Dibby) listed her 1st husband, John Ruddy (Irish) who she deserted during WW II as Ellen’s father. Jack Karbowski is listed as my birth father but DNA indicates an Irish father & Jack was Polish. Jack is listed as Kathleen’s father but DNA could indicate otherwise. Family has confirmed that Hazel & Jack had a 10 term affair. He possibly is Kathleen’s father but not Ellen’s nor is he my father.


Registered: March 24, 2019
Updated: February 24, 2020

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