Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Haller’s Army Troops Returning to the U.S.; Arrival of the Antigone

Haller’s Army Troops Returning to the United States:
Arrival of the Antigone, April 18, 1920
by Robert W. Postula

This is the first in a series of articles that identifies returning Haller’s Army troops who had any history of association with the State of Michigan. This series will identify and detail ten ships that made at least twelve trips returning expatriated troops. The articles provide valuable information for researchers by identifying the following.
  • Who were the returning soldiers, what were their ages, marital status, profession and last permanent address prior to leaving for military duty in Europe?
  • Who was the nearest known person, relationship and address?
  • To what place was the expatriating soldier returning and, in some instances, who was the
    person he or she was joining?
  • Important information regarding their places of birth. (Most were born in Poland, and were classified as Ret. Res. (Returning Residents); however, some were born in the United States and were thus U.S. Citizens.
  • Valuable emigration and/or naturalization information leads for many of the soldiers.

The first of the ships returning Haller’s Army troops was the Antigone, which left the port of Danzig (now known as Gdansk) on March 30, 1920. The Antigone proceeded to Antwerp, Belgium where it arrived on April 3rd It then proceeded to New York to where the troops disembarked on April 18, 1920.

The Ship
The Antigone was built originally in 1900 under the name Neckar for the North German Lloyd line. The Neckar had a passenger capacity of 181 passengers in 1st class, 116 in 2nd class, and 2,500 in 3rd class. After 1905 the capacity was changed to 369 2nd class, 217 3rd class, and 2,865 4th class. After her last crossing from Bremen to Baltimore in July 1914, she took refuge in the United States, where she was seized by U.S. authorities, renamed Antigone, and used by the U.S. government until 1921.(1)

The Passengers
Passenger list information for the returning General Haller troops was recorded on LDS film #1571338. There are 1,150 returning troops listed on 92 pages. Extracting each soldier’s name from the pages would be a project of great magnitude. Therefore this extraction is limited to those troops who either originally resided in, had relatives in, or were returning to the state of Michigan. This extraction has 136 soldiers listed. Some exceptions have been made to the previous guideline used (Michigan related troops) but are included in the Michigan extraction of 121 soldiers. Three nurses Maria Skura, Janina Szwed, and Jadwiga Garewska (Zarewska)joined the trip when the ship stopped at Antwerp on April 3, 1920. Interestingly the New York Times article mentioning the nurses’ boarding only mentions two-named Mahja Skura and Janina Szwede.(2) The latter New York Times article reference just cited, also mentions “The Polish Government brought the soldiers to Danzig and arranged the final preparations for their departure. Just prior to the sailing of the Antigone, Admiral Drowske, on behalf of the Polish Government presented 500 marks to each soldier and also to two [sic] Polish-American nurses who saw service in France and Poland.(3)

According to the passenger list, payment of passage for the returning soldiers was shared between the governments of Poland and the United States. The text for column 16 reads, “By whom was passage paid? (Whether alien paid his own passage, whether paid by any other person, or by any corporation, society, municipality, or government).” An analysis of the passenger list pages (column 16) identifies that a total of 975 soldiers had their passage paid by the Polish Government, while a total of 172 soldiers had their passage paid by the United States. Passage for the nurses was paid for by the Polish White Cross.

The Data
The format of data provided in this article for each extracted passenger follows. The surname appears first in bolded type, followed by the given name, then the page number and line sequence where the soldier’s data is found, followed by his age in the format “years/months”, followed by marital status (S=single, M=married, W=Widower), occupation, last permanent location, the nearest person known and relationship with the address, followed by the length of time at the last reported location, and finally the place of birth. In some instances an addendum appears providing information related to naturalization or a previous immigration.

Editor’s Note: It is standard practice that spellings from documents not be changed when extracting information from source records, even when it is known to be in error. Spellings included in these extractions are as they appeared in the passenger lists. When an item was subject to interpretation a question mark (?) has been inserted, to caution that the data was a best guess. Likewise when a guess was made, the offered interpretation has a question mark (?) following it.

Balada, Frank, 67-15, 31, 5, Laborer, Detroit, Mich.,
Brother, Chas. Bolda Szylwi, Poland, Detroit, Mich.,
6 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b. Szylwi, POL.

Banasiuk, Mikolaj, 9 1-29, 34/6, M, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Wife, Julie Banasiuk 1031 McKinley St.
Detroit. Detroit, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b.
Kowecz, POL.

Baranowski, Wojciech, 7-22, 36, S, Miner, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Adam Barchowski 1433 Scott Ave.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 14 yrs. to 1917 Mich.,
b. Bakoniak, POL.

Barowski, Witold, 7-12, 34, 5, Machinist, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, John Zawaski 950 Ropel (Riopelle?),
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1917 Mich.,
b. Sinion, POL.

Bazyluk, John, 25-07, 27/6, 5, Laborer, Iron River,
Mich., Friend, Stanley Sindak P.O. Box 54 Iron
River, Mich., Iron River, Mich., 11 yrs. to 1918 Bay
City, Mich., b. Bay City, Mich., U.S.

Bielicki, Wladyslaw, 73-11, 35, 5, Laborer, Mich.,
Friend, Kazimierz Kiszka 843 5th St. Detroit, Mich.,
Mich., 8 yrs. to 1918 Mich., b. Lubamie, POL.

Bielsky, Boleslaw, 41-01, 29, 5, Loc. Fir (?), Bay
City, Mich., Father, Teofil Bielsky 805 Jackson Bay
City, Mich., Bay City, Mich., 27 yrs. to 1918 Bay
City, Mich., b. Bay City, Mich., U.S.

Bilecki, Joseph, 69-19, 39, S, Miner, Iron River,
Mich., Friend, John Kornycly (?) 34 400 Place Iron
River, Mich., Iron River, Mich., 4 yrs. to 1918 Iron
River, b. Bojasniec, POL.

Bladecki, Walter, 25-03, 30/8, S, Carpenter, Bay
City, Mich, Brother, John Bladecki 514 S. Jackson St
Bay City, Mich., Bay City, Mich., 30 yrs. to 1918
Bay City, b. Bay City, Mich. U.S.

Blaszczyk, Frank, 73-12, 36, 5, Bricklayer, Detroit,
Mich., Sister, Frank Urbanski 497 Lovett St. Detroit,
Mich., 12 yrs. to 1918 Mich., b. Lubarnie, POL.

Blok, Boleslaw, 39-02, 35, 5, Auto Mechanic, Bay
City, Mich., Mother, Mrs. Gustan Blok 3112
Pomeroy St. Bay City, Mich., Bay City, Mich., 35
yrs. to 1918, b. Bay City, Mich., U.S.

Bobowski, Stanley, 9-17, 28, 5, Machinist, Chicago,
Walter Polendal 365 Walton St. Chicago, Detroit,
Mich., 10 yrs. 1917 Chicago, b. Karolow, POL,
Joining brother Vincent Bobowski 703 Piquette St.
Detroit, Mich. 2X 69656.

Brozek, Wincenty, 57-25, 36, 5, Fireman, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin, Ignace Gradziawski 306 23rd St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1917 Detroit,
Mich., b. Jonczyce, POL.

Buczynsk(i), Lewis, 2 1-22, 30/11, 5, Mechanic,
Detroit, Mich., Brother, Vinson Buczynski 1134
Chene St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13 yrs. to
1917 Mich., b. Ziglce, POL.

Bugielski, Jozef, 21-23, 33/1, S, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother in law Martin Klimek 55 Han St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 4 yrs. to 1917 Mich.,
b. Stowluck, POL.

Bury, Ignace, 41-18, 29, 5, Carpenter, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Joseph Bury 37 Nigel (Nagel?) St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich. 8 yrs. to 1918 Detroit,
Mich., b. Hadzuki, POL.

Celmer, Felix, 5 1-23, 35, 5, Butcher, Detroit, Mich.,
Brother, Alex Celmar 3366 Lindan St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 15 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b.
Hayhey (?), POL.

Charkowski, Boleslaw, 49-25, 38/2, M, Helper,
Detroit, Mich., Brother, Stanislaw Carkowski 509
Magnolia St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 15 yrs. to
1918 Detroit, b. Warsaw, POL.

Cherubin, Joseph, 33-10, 40, S, Laborer, Wyandotte,
Mich., Friend, 259 3rd St. Wyandotte, Mich.,
Wyandotte, Mich., 13 yrs. to 1918, b. Porale, POL.

Ciesienski, Stanley, 77-05, 29, 5, Painter, Detroit,
Mich., Nephew, John Ciesienski 1000 25th St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13 yrs. to 1917, b.
Janiszow, POL.

Czapski, Boleslaur, 13-01, 22, 5, Fender Fitter,
Detroit, Mich., Father, Mrs. Martha Czapski 458
Mitchell St. Detroit, Mich., 20yrs. to 1917 Detroit, b.
Detroit, Mich., USA.

Damanski, John, 13-07, 39, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Frank Damanski 620 Canfield St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 11 yrs. to 1919
Detroit, b. Sulkowo, POL.

Danowski, Franc, 63-15, 36, S, Miner, Marquette,
Mich.. Friend, Frank Miller 326 West Park St.
Marquette, Mich., Marquette, Mich., 14 yrs. to 1917
Mich., b. Pultsk (Pultusk?), POL.

Dienuszek, William, 11-08, 36, M, Carpenter,
Detroit, Mich., Brother, Martin Szalkiewicz 121
Geneva St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10 yrs. to
1917 Detroit, b. Pabitonca(?), POL, 11-190201.

Dobinski, Witalis, 59-05, 36, 5, Blacksmith, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Max Dobinski 1683 Moran St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs. to 1918 b.
Jeszcznorosce, POL.

Drabicki, Andrew, 2 1-28, 25/08, S. Mechanic,
Detroit, Mich., Brother, Frank 2069 First St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 yrs. to 1918 Mich., b.
Krackowi (?), POL.

Drabicki, Stanislow, 9 1-28, 38/2, W, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend, Frank Lanczenski 116
Edward St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 yrs. to
1911 Detroit, b. Kosina, POL.

Dudek, Anthony, 9-19, 33, 5, Shoemaker, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Bill Piwinski 715 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, Mich., Hamtramck, Mich., 5-1/2 yrs. to 1918
Detroit, b. Konczysk, POL.

Durda, Adam, 35-02, 48/1, M, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Mr. Mike Misiak 15 Copperuid
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1909-1917 Detroit, b.
Aoscak, POL.

Fereczyn, Jozef, 33-20, 40, M, Painter, T. Woods,
Mich., Brother-in-law, 203 Thurlly St. lronwood,
Mich., lronwood, Mich., 21 Yrs. to 1917 Ironwood,
b. Twuriwcic, POL.

Filipkowski, Felix, 57-29, 36, 5, Moulder, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Frank Simol 563 Warren Ave. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 14 yrs. to 1917 Detroit, Mich.,
b. Kolno, POL.

Frydrych, Antoni, 57-23, 34, 5, Laborer, Jackson,
Mich., Sister, Fronzi Faraszkiewicz 920 Briarhorn
St. Jackson, Mich., Jackson, Mich., 7 yrs to 1917
Jackson, Mich., b. Stary Folwork, POL.

Gac, Michael, 57-20, 35, 5, Fireman, Detroit, Mich.,
Sister, Mary Gac 224 Parkison (Parkinson?) St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7 yrs. to 1917 Detroit,
Krsomajowka, POL.

Galdlewski, Bruno, 13-04, 26, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Frank Kowalczyk 155 Lehman (Lehmann?)
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., b. Warsaw, POL,
11-140797-505-11/1/05.

Garbaty, Albert, 11-09, 29, 5, Merchant Apprentice,
Detroit. Mich., Steve Nidzigorski St. Aubin St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 yrs. to 1917 Detroit,
b. Wielacz, POL.

Garewska, Jadwiga. 1-05, 23, S. Nurse, Brother (?)
(?), 1913-1918, Mlawa, POL, Joining sister Emilia
Zembrowska 31 Grow St.

Golaszewski, Francis, 67-03, 38, 5, Sheet Metal
Worker. Detroit, Mich., Brother, Boleslaw
Golaszewski 313 35th St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 14 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b. Barleowe, POL.

Gordowski, Broneslaw, 79-07, 44, 5, Bricklayer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister, Ewa Gozdanek 924 Orleans
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich. b. Krziwalka, POL.

Grabowski, Alex, 27-15, 36, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Stefan 1417 3rd St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1917 Detroit, b. Kozecne,
POL.

Gros, John, 23-08, 38/4, S, Laborer, Detroit, Mich.,
Friend, Jake Dobolski 81 Newton St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs. to 1915 Detroit, Mich. b.
Rorwadon, POL.

Grudzinski, Piotr, 7-09, 29, S, Laborer, Ironwood,
Mich., Brother, Walter Grodzinski 117 Poplar
Ironwood, Mich., Ironwood, Mich., 15 yrs. to 1917
Mich., b. Binzon, POL.

Gujta, Leo, 91-22, 33/2, S, Laborer, Detroit, Mich.,
Friend, And. Kumlaja 31 Det., Detroit, Mich., 12
yrs. to 1918 Detroit, Zakrzowek, POL.

Hawryka, Antoni, 85-07, 30/4, 5, Laborer, Jackson,
Mich., Cousin, Kaminska 110 West Lake St.
Jackson, Mich., Jackson, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1918
Jackson, Mich., b. Du!enscz, POL.

Hilka, Stefan, 27-13, 34, M, Car Repairer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother-in-law, Jos. Bodda 1311 Woodlawn
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7 yrs. to 1917
Detroit, Mensk, POL.

Jakobowski, Stefan, 25-10, 3 1/6, M, Mason, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin, Louis Gabryscewski 575 Kirby St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., ? yrs. to 1918 Detroit,
b. Szlepkowo, POL.

Janiszewski, Teofil, 23-04, 37, S, Machinist, Detroit,
Mich.. Brother, John Janiszewski 675 55th St. West,
Wisc., 18 yrs. to 1918 Wisc. b. Krencikawa, POL.

Jasinski, John, 79-1 1, 46, M, Shoemaker, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin, Jos. Slowik 175 Serves St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 17 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, Mich.,
b. Rzyfricnik, POL.

Jasnopoiski, Joseph, 73-16, 53, M, Farmer, Lansing,
Mich., Wife, Mary Jasnopolski 915 Johnson Ave.
Lansing, Mich., Lansing, Mich., 14 yrs. to 1918
Mich., b. Rykacieje, POL.

Jawczar, Antoni, 5 1-07, 38, S, Miner, Ewan, Mich.,
Friend, Andrew Uliero Box 61 Ewan, Mich., Ewin,
Mich., 13 yrs to 1918 Detroit. b. Trasjan, POL. Prior
entry: Finland VL 357/329, 8-84016-5-16/36.

Kabur, Kazimierz, 29-04, 3 1/2, S, Laborer,
Marquette, Mich., Friend, Tony Dixon 508 South St.
Marquette, Mich., Marquette, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1917
Marquette, b. Cyatru (?), POL.

Kaczor, Stanley, 67-12, 34, S, Welder. Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Geo. Kaczor Jorajec, Poland,
Detroit, Mich., 7 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b. Gorajec,
POL.

Kalinowski, Jan, 35-26, 48/11, S, Machinist, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Lawrence Kalinowski 1289
McGraw, Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 24 yrs.
Detroit, b. lcbica, POL.

Karczewski, Jan, 51-12, 34/1, M, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Wife, Kilie Karczawski 2038 St. Aubin St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1918 Detroit,
Mich., b. Broczwy, POL.

Kargul, Stanley, 79-17, 34, M, Finisher, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin, Teofel Racienda 818 Drawbridge
(Trowbridge?) Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs.
to 1917 Detroit, b. Dembno, POL.

Karytowski, Vincent, 13-22, 20, S, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Michael Karytkowski 158 Leman
(Lehmann?) St. Detroit, Mich. Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs.
to 1918 Detroit. b. Warszawa, POL.

Kawala, Wincenty, 15-01, 37, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin, Frank Wineki 172 Maren \ (Marene?)
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 25 yrs. to 1918
Detroit, b. Bazanka, POL.

Kawalczyk, Stanley, 13-23, 38, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., None Shown, None Shown, Detroit, Mich., 3
yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b. Grandy, POL.

Kitka, Mike, 67-24, 40, S, Laborer, Detroit, Mich.,
Friend, Geo. Zglinicec 617 Theodore St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b. Kon,
POL.

Kianica, Thomas, 13-19, 30, S, Laborer. Detroit,
Mich., Sister, Walter Klanica 185 W. 30th St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1912 Detroit,
b. Wolia???, POL.

Kluczykowski, Harry, 9-08, 21, S, Farmer, Grand
Rapids, Mich. Nick Kluczykowski R#l Box 112
Grand Rapids, Mich., Grand Rapids, Mich., 19 yrs. to
1918 Grand Rapids, b. Ashland, Wisc. U.S.

Koneczka, Frank, 91-19, 23/6, S. Machinist,
Saginaw, Mich., Father, lgnac Konieczka 261 Fuller
St. Saginaw, Mich., Saginaw, Mich. b. Saginaw,
Mich. U.S.

Konieczka, Stanislaw, 45-12. 28. 5, Single (?).
Detroit, Mich., Friend, Walter Szecriski 1470
Junction Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.. 9 yrs. to 1918
Detroit, b. Netta, POL.

Korzeniowski, Antoni, 19-19, 36, S. Riveter, Detroit
Mich., Brother, Alfonse Kersinofski Wisconsin,
Camp Dix, N.J., 8 yrs. to 1917 Detroit, b. Pass
(?), POL.

Kowalczyk, Joseph, 63-02, 36, S, Baker, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Jan Kowalczyk 191 Greely
(Greeley?) St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10 yrs.
to 1917 Detroit, b. Proboszczowice, POL.

Kozlowski, Leon, 25-05, 27/1, 5, Laborer, Bay City,
Mich., Brother, Felix Kozlowski RFD #1 Linwood,
Mich., Bay City, Mich., 27 yrs. to 1917 Bay City,
Mich., b. Bay City, Mich., U.S.

Krystaniak, Joseph, 73-28, 35, 5, Skilled Worker,
Detroit, Mich., Friend, Adam Catlenski 200 Konroad
(Conrad?), Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs. to 1917 Mich., b.
Plock, POL.

Ksiaszkiewicz, Ignacy, 39-12, 29, S. Farmer, Bay
City, Mich., Mother, Mary Ksiaszkiewicz 918 South
Sheridan St. Bay City, Mich., Bay City, Mich., 29
yrs. to 1918 Bay City, Mich. b. Bay City, Mich., U.S.

Kuduk, Steven, 77-08, 31, 5, Miner, Ironwood,
Mich., Brother, Jacob Kuduk 128 Poplar St.
Ironwood, Mich., Ironwood, Mich. 8 yrs. to 1918
Ironwood, b. Wulka, POL.

Kwasny, Ladislaw, 83-05, 29, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Joe Pastol 672 Fredrich (Frederick?)
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10 yrs. to 1918
Detroit, Mich., b. Bystra, POL, 11-46401.

Lablenski, Adolf, 13-14, 28, 5, Detroit, Mich.,
Mother, Tilli Jablanski 137 Brush St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 4 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b. Jasure, POL.

Ladniak, John, 13-29, 22, S, Laborer, Detroit, Mich.,
Cousin, Paul Ladniak 617 Grange (Granger?) St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1918 Detroit,
b. Zamosc, POL.

Lasota, Tomasz, 57-09, 40, 5, Blacksmith, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Paul Stampiski 25 Golder (Goldner?)
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1918
Mich., b. Sandomierz, POL.

Lewandowski, Walter, 9-30, 24, S, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Father, John E. Lewandowski 971 E.
Hancock Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 2 yrs. to
1917 Detroit, b. Alexandrow, POL.

Madaj, Ambrozy, 65-18, 22/4, 5, Moulder, Bay City,
Mich., Father, Geo. Madaj 1016 S. Lincoln St. Bay
City, Mich., Bay City, Mich., 22 yrs to 1917 Bay
City. b. Bay City, Mich. U.S.

Majewski, Jakub, 4.5-17, 42, S, Laborer, lna River,
Mich., Sister-in-law, Bronislawa Harcinoska
Frenchtown, Mich., Frenchtown, Mich., 18 yrs. to
1918 Frenchtown, Mich., b. Miece, POL.

Mandebura, Walter, 72-0 1, 30/2, 5, Carpenter,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin, Martin Jaruszewicz 17
Klinger St. Detroit, Mich., Hempstring, (Hesperia?)
Mich., 5 yrs. Detroit, Mich., b. Crylow, POL.

Manka, Joseph, 67-27, 34, 5, Miner, Buffalo,
Brother, Joseph Wanat 1432 Junction Ave. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 yrs. to 1918 Buffalo, b.
Oswiencik, POL.

Mikolajczyk, Bronislaw, 87-07, 28, S, Cabinet
Maker, Detroit, Mich., Mother, Mrs. Stanley
Mikolajczyk 92 23rd St. Detroit, Mich., Trenton,
N.J. 6 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Warsaw, POL.

Mikusek, Louis, 79-30, 20, 5, Machinist, Saginaw,
Mich., Father, 276 Winter St. Saginaw, Mich.,
Saginaw, Mich., 18 yrs. to 1917 Saginaw, b. Biale
Bielko, POL, VL 357/266.

Miller, Frank, 5-18, 41, S, Cook, Marquette, Mich.,
Friend, Felix Pam 326 W. Park St. Marquette,
Mich., Marquette, Mich., 40 yrs. to 1917 Mich.,
Doesn’t Remember where he was born.

Mysliwski, Frank, 25-04, 23/6, 5, Factory Hand, Bay
City, Mich., Mother, Agnes Mysliwski 908 19th. St
Bay City, Mich., Bay City, Mich.. 23 yrs. to 1917
Bay City, Mich., b. Bay City, Mich. U.S.

Nalaski, Franciszek, 55-24, 37, W, Butcher, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Wladyslaw Krol 690 Friedrich
(Frederick?) St., Detroit, Mich. Detroit, Mich., 10
yrs. to 1917 Detroit, b. Plansk, POL.

Niedzwecki, Antoni, 79-29, 36, S, Woodworker,
Grand Rapids, Mich., Parents, Stanley Kracier 436
8th Ave. North Grand Rapids, Mich., Grand Rapids,
Mich., 36 yrs. to 1917 Grand Rapids, b. Killwally,
Wisc. U.S. 8-157133-3-2-39-505.

Nowak, Stanley, 55-03, 40, 5, Tinner, Baltimore,
Md., Detroit, Mich., 12-1/2 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b.
Grudunki, POL, Joining brother Leo Nowak 980
23rd St. Detroit, Mich.

Nowicki, Michael, 5-02, 20, 5, Student, Detroit,
Mich., Father, Albert Nowicki 1428 St. Aubin
Detroit, Mich., Mich., b. Detroit, Mich., U.S.

Ocbocinski, Walenty, 37-22, 45, S. Miner, Iron
River, Mich., Cousin, John Jatczek 5 Standard Place
Iron River, Mich., Iron River, Mich., 14 yrs. to 1918
Mich., b. Iczbicz, POL.

Olinkiewicz, August, 27-26, 35, 5, Moulder, Detroit,
Mich., Brother in law Frank Mulianoksky 927
Dubois St., Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 14 yrs. to
1917, b. Potock, POL.

Oracz, Antoni, 91-12, 30, S, Laborer, Grand Rapids,
Mich., Friend, John Liszewski 922 Sornfield, Grand
Rapids, Mich., 6 yrs. to 1911 Grand Rapids, Mich., b.
Raczki, POL.

Orszak, Jan, 7-14, 36, S, Miner, Isle River, Mich.,
Friend, George Podzima 30 Baltic Isle River, Mich.,
Isle River, Mich., 12 yrs. to 1917 Mich., b. Klasztor
pod Zniowom, POL.

Osowski, John, 17-13, 30, 5, Miner, Iron River,
Mich.. Brother, Walter Osowski 14 Greenwich St.
Dublin, Chicago, Ill., 8 yrs. to 1918 Iron River,
Mich., b. Macz (?), POL.

Panek, Andrew, 89-21, 26/5, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother-in-law, Anthony Busda 1919 Hopn
(Chopin ?) St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 yrs.
Detroit, b. Zolhni, POL, 8-82996.

Pasieczkr, Dominick, 5-29, 32, 5, Machinist, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Adam Maida 877 Trumbling
(Trombley?) St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 4 yrs.
to 1917 Mich., b. Tapn (?), POL.

Polak, William, 17-22, 32, S, Machinist, Askaknabje
(Escanabay?. Mich., Sister, Mary Fond Askanabie,
(Escanaba)? Stevens Point, Wisc, 32 yrs to 1918 b.
Stevens Point, Wisc. b. Anniga, Wisc. U.S. Joining
uncle John Derrick Stevens Point, Wisc.

Przygodski, Walentv, 55-15, 33. S, Laborer,
Wyandotte, Mich.. Brother, John Przygodski,
Wyandotte, Mich., 9 yrs to 1917 Wyandotte, b.
Wilno, POL.

Pszyuara, Jozef, 3 1-07, 29, 5, Geshel hand, Detroit,
Mich., Sister, 115 Inucer (?) Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 8
yrs to 1918 Detroit, b. Palica, POL.

Purzycki, Leon, 43-1 1, 40, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Friend, Antoni Kapczyupski 291 Mitchel
(Mitchell?) St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 3 yrs.
to 1918 Detroit, b. Ostrow, POL.

Pytkowski, Joseph, 43-26, 44, M, Bricklayer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother in law, Walter Golembieski
102 St. Albert (St. Albertus P1. ?), Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs to 1918 Detroit, b. Wiagowce,
POL. 250002 3/4/27.

Rakulicz, Bazylis, 15-06, 33, M, Laborer, Grand
Haven, Mich., Friend, Frank Chuwa 1414 Columbus
St. Grand Haven, Grand Haven, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1912
Grand Haven, Mich., b. Majdan, POL, Joining friend,
Frank Chuwa 1414 Columbus St. Grand Haven,
358/980 See Manifest 4468-10-15 cards.

Reppel, Zygmunt, 61-16, 30, M, Mechanic, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin, Kaz. Slived (?) 139 Osborn St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1917 Detroit,
b. Kola, POL.

Rypel, Andrzej, 19-il, 29, 5, Miner, Ironwood,
Mich., Sister, Anna Rypel Chicago, Ironwood,
Mich., 13 yrs. to 1918 Ironwood, b. Sloneba, POL.

Sabat, Wladyslaw, 69-07, 26, M, Cook, Detroit,
Mich., Wife, Carol Sabat 80 Playforth St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7 yrs. to 1917 Buffalo, b.
Peuncha, POL.

Sacylowski, Ignace, 43-07, 44, S, Machinist,
Vandalla, Brother, George Sacylowski 359
3rd. St. Vandalla, Vandalla, Mich., 9 yrs to 1918
Detroit, b. Kolno, POL.

Sasin, Joset 7 1-27, 42/1, M, Laborer, Detroit, Mich.,
Friend, Thomas Banaszek 20 Warren Ct. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, Mich.,
b. Niegow, POL.

Sendrowski, Wiktor, 91-16, 34/4, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend, Andrew Wisnieski 415
Daniel (Daniels?) St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich..
yrs. to 1911 Detroit, Mich., b. Denkow, POL.

Siedzek, Piotr, 39-16, 33, 5, Fireman, Detroit, Mic
Sister, Mrs. John Bukoski 261 Goodson Hamtramck
Mich., Hamtramck, Mich., 15 yrs. to 1918 Mich..
Durdrow, POL.

Siwanawicz, Felix, 47-29, 33/1, S. Molder,
Mich., Friend, Andrew Czabki 1456 Scana
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1917
Mich. b. Chiuszcztwos, POL.

Skura, Maria, 1-07, 24, S, Nurse, Warschau, M
Passaic, NJ, 1913-1918, b. Bojanow, GAL, Joi
brother Aloysius Pomara, NJ. 2X 45877 7/8/36
See 9-39-3939.

Skyrski, Julius, 59-04, 3 5/3, S, Coal Miner, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Louis Skyrski 664 Belmont Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13 yrs. to 1918, b. State of
Plock, POL.

Stancolko, Adam, 45-03, 38, 5, Miner, Scranton,
Penn., Friend, Joe Milowski Escanaba, Mich.,
Escanaba, Mich., 12 yrs. to 1918 Escanaba, b.
Birzenicy, POL.

Stasik, Wladyslaw, 39-04, 21, S, Butcher, Bay City,
Mich., Mother, Mrs. Hattie Stasik Bay City, Mich.,
Bay City, Mich., 20 yrs. to 1918 Mich. b. Bay City,
Mich. U.S.

Staszkiewicz, Vincent, 87-28, 46, M, Foundryman,
Grand Rapids, Mich., Friend, Stanley Stasolecek
1021 Michigan St. Grand Rapids Mich, Grand
Rapids, Mich., 6 yrs. to 1918, b. Kolis, POL.

Stefanek, Anthony, 47-21, 33/4, S, Roller, Detroit,
Mich., Sister, Rosie Stefanek 93 Hanley St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 yrs. to 1917 Detroit, b.
Szekarkow, POL.

Strzalkowski, John, 47-22, 35/7, 5, Tinner, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Stanley Maruszewski 1113 Collin
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1917
Detroit, Mich., b. Rykwiary, POL.

Szafranski, Ignace, 43-06, 37, 5, Molder, Newark,
Cousin, Vincent Lesienski 1377 Alban (Albany?) St.
Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 17 yrs. to 1919 Neward, b.
Gelogow, POL.

Szczepkowski, Julian, 65-14, 45/4, 5, Porter Master,
Detroit, Mich., Brother, Max Snak 799 Riopelle St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1918 Mich.,
b. Losch, POL.

Szewczyk, Valentine, 47-17, 34, S, Carpenter,
Chicago, Ill., Brother, Louis Szewczyk 530 Noble
St., Escanaba, Mich., 9 yrs to 1917 Chicago, Ill. b.
Pilzno, POL. Joining friend John Zielinski 541
Grand Ave. Escanaba, Mich. lix 13557-505-11/7/25.

Szotko, Michael, 19-02, 33, S, Polisher, Grand
Rapids, Mich., Brother, Philip Botrzek 450 2nd St.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Grand Rapids, Mich., 6 yrs. to
1917 Grand Rapids, b. Bilktok, POL.

Szwed, Janina, 1-04, 28, S, Nurse, Warshau, Poland.
Boston, Mass., 1911-1918, b. Novo Sonc, POL,
Joining friend Regina Forgoot Hyde Park 30
Wilmington.

Tabaka, Walenty, 85-05, 42/7, S, Laborer,
Ironwood, Mich., John Roebling Sons Co. Roebling,
N.J. , Roebling, N.J., 24 yrs. to 1918 Niagara Falls,
NY, b. Baranow, POL.

Talash, Thomey, 61-15, 37, M, Miner, Iron River,
John Prawdzik Iron River, Iron River, Mich., 22 yrs.
to 1918 Iron River, b. Rajgrod, POL, Joining Joe
Collomme.

Tarach, Louis, 19-03, 33, M, Molder, Detroit, Mich.,
Wife, Anna Tarach 1276 Altar (Alter Rd.?) St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 yrs. to 1918 Detroit,
b. Kales, POL.

Tarkowski, Joseph, 9-21, 31, S, Polisher,
Cambridge, Mass., Andrew Koper 822 Washington
St. Grand Haven, Mich., Grand Haven, Mich., 9 yrs.
to 1918 Grand Haven, Mich., b. Wieprzow, POL,
Joining cousin Joseph Wisniewski 16 Keller Ave.
Detroit.

Tarnas, Peter, 61-11, 26, 5, Cook, Detroit, Mich.,
Friend, Fr. Suslynski 96 Adela (Adele?) St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 yrs. to 1917 Detroit, b.
Dziadowice, POL.

Umili, Jan, 9-16, 37, S. Helper, Bay City, Mich.
Stanley Owczazak 1217 25th St. Bay City, Mich.,
Bay City, Mich., 15 yrs. to 1918 Bay City, b.
Jablowskie, POL. Aka Meulean, Antonio.

Walinski, Anthony, 67-06, 45, S. Miner, Wywood.
Wywood, Mich., 14 yrs. to 1918 Syracuse, NY, b.
Kazimierz, POL, Joining Brother in law Joseph
Palewski Wywood, Mich.

Wasilewski, John, 75-10, 38, M, Musician, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin, John Jazierski 78 Phosphort St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 3 yrs. to 1918 Detroit,
b. Czechcinik, POL.

Wesolowski, Joseph, 43-05, 38, M, Machinist,
Chicago, Cousin, Joseph Milewski 344 Bran St.
Escanaba, Mich., Escanaba, Mich., 7 yrs. to 1917
Chicago. b. Zuki, POL.

Wilenski, Tomasz, 9 1-04, 30/2, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, Jozef Welinski 2644 Wasel St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs to 1917 Detroit,
Mich, b. Lomza, POL.

Wondolowski, Josef, 87-06, 29, S, Painter, Detroit,
Mich., Brother, John Vandolusky 1136 25th St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs. to 1918
Detroit, Mich., b. Scolwicki, POL.

Wronko, WaIter, 8 1-04, 28, 5, Laborer, Grand
Rapids, Mich., Mother, Michalina Wronka 616 11th
St. Grand Rapids, Mich., Grand Rapids, Mich., 6 yrs.
to 1917 Grand Rapids, Mich., b. Daglow, POL. 8-
4829.

Wrybraniec, Frank, 47-14, 42, S, Painter, Pittsburgh,
Penn., Friend, Felix Dziubinaski 614 Gen. Robinson
St., Detroit, Mich., 16 yrs. to 1917 Pittsburgh, b.
Gombin, POL, Joining friend Karl Kulkowski 943
Pickett St. Detroit, Mich.

Zdrajkowski, Dominik, 65-29, 35/3, 5, Mechanic,
Detroit, Mich., Friend, Jack Kurc 391 Herman
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 16 yrs. to 1918
Ryland, Wisc, b. Cieszewo Stary, POL.

Zielinski, Stanisiaw, 19-07, 26, 5, Farmer, Bay City,
Mich., Mother, Francis Zielinski 1301 Nirel (?) Ave,
Bay City, Bay City, Mich., 26 yrs. to 1917, b. Bay
City, Mich., U.S.

Zysk, John, 17-08, 29, S, Machinist, Detroit, Mich.,
Brother, Tony Zysk 1102 Senobian St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 yrs. to 1918 Detroit, b.
Bostiska, POL

Zysk, Joseph, 63-16, 39, M, Laborer, Detroit, Mich.,
Child, 182 Lyman St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
12 yrs. to 1917 Mich., b. Dabrowa, POL.

(1) Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume I: 1858-1912. Arnold Kludas translated by Charles Hodges, first published in Germany under the title Die Grossen Passagiershiffe der Welt, Great Britain October 1975. ISBN 0-85059-174-0.
(2) The New York Times, April 1, 1920, page 2, column 4.
(3) Church of the Latter-day Saints, Family History Library.

This article appeared in the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan's Journal, The Polish Eaglet, Fall 2001, pps. 89-96. It is reprinted here with permission from the family of Robert Postula and the PGSM. All surnames are in bold text as is customary in The Polish Eaglet articles.

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2 comments:

  1. Jasia,

    I bless the day my cousin, TK, in Oregon introduced me to your site just a few weeks ago. I have been reading your posts and today's Haller's Army Troops was no exception. Though I must admit I was totally naive about this subject. I read your post completely and started scrolling down the names of the arriving troops noticing many Bay City connections (my Polish ancestry settled in Bay City) but never expecting to find a match. Surprise to me, there was an exact match in the listing for Wladyslaw Stasik with next of kin being his mother, Mrs. Hattie Stasik. My family indeed with Hattie Stasik being my great-grandfather's sister. What excitement; had to get out my information on this family to compare and it was an exact match. Many thanks for your diligence in doing this post. I will look forward to your further posts on this subject and others as well. Cheryl

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  2. Yeah Cheryl! I'm so pleased to hear that you've found a family match! And dear Bob (my late friend who wrote the article and did the transcription) would be absolutely delighted too!!!

    I posted an earlier 2-post article about Haller's Army on April 13th, 2007 but I forgot to add that link to this post. I'm going to go back and add it now.

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