Some family recollections by Andy:
Mom and Dad gave me a little background info - maybe what you were already told.
Stella went to Youngstown because that's where her villagers lived. She did have some relatives there too. I've found some Dwulit's who died & married in Youngstown so I would assume they'd be the relatives. Dad said he asked about them once and she said to dont' bother with them - that they were no good. She told dad she had a very happy childhood. She used to pasture the cow. Dad wondered why a cow would need to be pastured - but they had no fences. So she would take the cow on a tether and attach it to a post in the meadow. The cow would graze around in a circle and she'd move her about. While she and other kids were with their cows, they'd sing songs and play together and she told Dad they were happy times. She liked Youngstown. She told Dad she used to walk on a street that went right through the steel mill areas, to get to the "place" (I think he said she called it plashy, which just meant the place where she worked as a housekeeper)
Dad has no idea why Mike's papers said he was going to Brockton, MA. All his villagers ended up in Reading. He was told by someone there was work in Youngstown so he went and got a a job in a mill there but he didn't like it. He met Stella and they got married. He wanted to be back by his people and eventually convinced her to move to Reading.
The Misuras from Elizabeth NJ, who were cousins, are really the children of his dad's cousin, John. The oldest son, Frank, was really cool in Dad's eyes. He was older, born in 1915,and had a good job but dad didn't know what he did. He later found out he was a butcher. He always had money and was giving the younger kids nickels. He had a thin mustache and dressed nicely. One time Dad had some beers in him and was whooping it up. His mom told him to calm down. He grabbed her and started to dance around with her and she laughed. Then cousin Frank said "Listen to you mother," so he went right to bed because he didn't want to make Frank mad.
Mom made a crack about the NJ relatives being really nice and friendly - friendlier than his own sisters. Dad responded that everyone in Reading was nuts. His sisters were all were stuck on themselves even though they were poor. They used to come home from church and talk about other women and say "Did you see so and so? She's such a Maggie, " which refers to comic strip Maggie and Jiggs.
Grandpop bought (?) a lot in Milmont. Some friends of his bought lots too. Dad used to have to go to help him tend the garden on the lot but the other boys never had to do it. Dad would rather have gone fishing...Mom speculated that they made him go because he was left handed. His pop had a hedge all around the garden which he kept super trmmed and tidy. He thought it would keep out trespassers but Dad said it was silly because it was only 3 1/2 feet high and anyone could jump over if they wanted. He had a gate to the lot attached to wooden posts. It used to take him a half hour to oil the rusty padlock, and secure with various old pieces of wire. Again, Dad said anyone could have just pushed the whole gate over if they wanted.
But here's the thing, guess who has bits of wire saved all over the place in the back of the yard? DAD. So there you go.
Apparently grandpop wanted to build a house out there on that lot. As mom said 'He had a dream..." That's so sad. Baba said she'd never live out there - it was the sticks and she wouldn't be able to go to the store. Milmont looks close to Philly - which would be pretty far. How would they get there? Trolley car? Not sure - I may have missed that detail.
Once when Dad's dad was in his 80's he started telling Dad all about his brothers & life in the old country. Dad didn't pay attention much and now he feels bad. He only remembers there was a brother named Frederick (collected by Mary Misura, September 2013).