Friday, June 15, 2007

Looking for a Little Help From My Friends Again

We get by with a little help from our friends, right? I'm hoping some of you will help me get by this summer by taking a turn at hosting the Carnival of Genealogy.

I'm a bit overwhelmed with stuff right now, much of it having to do with my mother's death back in April. I have boxes and boxes of "stuff" of hers that I've inherited. I need time to go through it all and catalog it, scan it, and photograph it before I can put it away. And at the moment it is all sitting right smack dab in the middle of my office, making it very difficult to function in that room. And then there's all the financial decisions, and paperwork, and the rest of the stuff I still have to move from her house to my house, and well... you get the picture.

I can't figure out a way to add hours to the day so I have to look at ways to cut back on some of my other activities to make time for dealing with my mom's stuff. And I must confess that summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. We have been having the most splendid weather here in Detroit for the past couple of weeks and I'm just not getting a chance to get out and enjoy it. And you know how times flies... before we know it school will be starting again and fall will be knocking on the door. I need a good fix of summer!!! I'm a desperate woman!!!

So I'm reaching out to my genea blogging buddies and asking you to consider hosting an edition of the COG. You'd be free to pick your own topic and do what you want with it. You needn't follow my format. If you'd like to see a list of the topics previously featured in the COG you can do so here. If you host it you would receive emails from blogcarnival.com as posts are submitted to the COG and a day or so before the deadline you'll received a templated html page with the submitted articles in it. You won't be able to use it as is (it's never right :-7 ) but it's a starting point. It generally takes me 4+ hours to put an edition together even now when I don't have to go out and research a topic myself.

The dates that I'm looking for help with hosting the COG are the July 1st, August 1st, and September 1st editions. If you're interested in hosting one of these editions please leave a comment below or send me a private email at imjasia at yahoo dot com.

Thanks!

PGSM Meeting Tomorrow

Just wanted to remind all my Polish genealogy buddies in the Detroit area that there is a meeting of the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan tomorrow. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Waterford Genealogical Society at the Waterford Public Library. The topic of the meeting will be The Importance of Using Border Crossing Records in Your Research, presented by the ever popular Jan Zaleski. The meeting will be from 2-4pm. For directions, visit the PGSM web site.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Polish Newspaper in Detroit

There's a new kid in town here in the Motor City. It's a new newspaper and it's called the Polish Times (Czas Polski). I picked up a copy this week and spent a few minutes looking through it. I couldn't spend too much time on it because most of it is in Polish. In fact, all but the last few pages are in Polish. The other Polish newspaper in this area, the Polish Weekly, is a half and half... half the pages/stories are in Polish and half in English. This new newspaper is definitely aimed at Polish speakers with only 6 out of 32 pages being in English. Unfortunately for me, those 6 pages don't contain the type of articles I'm interested in (I'm always looking for info about past, current, and future Polish ethnic events in the Detroit area). But if you speak Polish you may enjoy this new newspaper. Look for it at your local market or bookstore. I picked up my copy at the Polanka Market. I'm going suggest to the owner that she carry both newspapers because I don't think I'll be buying this one again.

The Airing of Our Polish Story

This coming Saturday, June 16th, Channel 7 (WXYZ Detroit) will air Keith Famie's long awaited documentary on the Polish communities of metro Detroit. The one-hour documentary, Our Polish Story, will be shown commercial free. If you have Polish ancestors or family in Michigan you won't want to miss this show.

I have previously written about this production and it has attracted a great deal of interest throughout Detroit's Polonia. Virtually all of the major ethnic Polish institutions in and around the city are involved in sponsoring this documentary. I urge you to show your support by watching the show at 7pm on June 16th and patronizing the establishments that have helped to make it possible. (No, I'm not a corporate sponsor.) Parts of the documentary were filmed at Sweetest Heart of Mary and St. Albertus Catholic churches.

Previous posts on this topic:
The Making of Our Polish Story

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Remembering a Troubled Man Who Adored Me

My dad was a hard man to like and an even harder man to love. My mom and my brothers did their best to love him but most of the time all they could manage was the kind of respect you'd give a snarling grizzly bear. Which is to say they did their best to stay out of his way as much as possible, especially when he was drinking. I tried to avoid him when he was drinking too but the rest of the time it was easy for me to love him.

My dad was born in Detroit in 1914 to a father who had immigrated from Poland in 1905 and a mother who was born in Detroit of parents who immigrated from Poland in 1881. He was the 5th of 11 children. His father, my grandfather, struggled to get by doing odd jobs including shoemaker, selling penny candy from his home, moving evicted people from their homes during the depression (he had a horse and a wagon), and occasionally picking up work as a day laborer on work crews. My grandfather had a lot of mouths to feed so as each of his children got to the age where they could contribute to the support of the family (which he deemed to be the age of 12) they were required to quit school and get a job.

This photo was taken in 1927 when my dad was 12-13 years old. He's he one in the dark suit with his hat in his hand. His sister Genevieve is sitting to his right, age 11, his brother Edward is seated behind him, age 9, and his brother Eugene is seated below him, age 3. I believe the picture was taken on the steps to their home on 35th Street in Detroit. This is the only photo I have of my dad as a child.

So at the ripe old age of 12, and with a 6th grade education, my dad had to find a job. His first job was peddling newspapers on Detroit street corners. Later he worked on day labor crews. My dad was always tall for his age (6'3" as an adult) and had a muscular build so people often thought he was older than he was and would hire him for his strength. Like his father, he worked at various odd jobs until 1932 when he got a job with General Motors. He worked at various GM plants until the year before he died (1973) when he took a medical retirement. He did get drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII but barely made it through boot camp before he was given a medical discharge. Once out of the army, he resumed his employment at GM.

My dad had what you might call an antagonistic personality, meaning he was quick to get into fights. He was also a mean drunk. He had a well-earned reputation as a barroom brawler in the neighborhood he grew up in and by the time he met my mother he was missing half his teeth. Someday I may write about how my parents ended up married (no, mom wasn't pregnant)... but for now I'll go on about my dad.

My parents married in January 1944 and had my brothers in 1945 and 1946. I'm much younger than my brothers and I'm certain I wasn't planned (not that anyone did much planning back in the days before birth control was readily available). But from the day I was born I was my dad's favorite. It was no secret, it was obvious to all but me (I was just a little kid, what did I know?). To my brother's credit, they have never shown me the least little bit of resentment. I have to give them a lot of credit for that. My mom, well, there was definitely some resentment there. But I can't really blame her for that.
Here's a picture of my dad adoring me ;-) The photo was on the day of my baptism. I don't recognize the setting.

Dad was a hard worker and was quite intelligent. You would never have known he had such little formal education. And while he didn't read for pleasure, he definitely read for content. He would check out repair manuals from the public library and literally overhaul a car engine. He was very good at working with his hands... finished the upstairs in our house, grew the second best roses in the neighborhood (the lady across the street was a member of the city's garden club ;-), was always tinkering with small engines (lawn mowers) and repaired television sets (back in the days when they had tubes). He was a strict Catholic and went to church every Sunday and Holy Day. He loved fishing and being by the water. And he spent a lot of time with me.

I was my dad's constant companion. He took me along pretty much everywhere he went (except for work). If he wanted to drive down to the river (Detroit River) and talk to the guys who were fishing and see what they were catching, he'd take me. If he wanted to go to a Polish ethnic fair, he'd take me. If he wanted to go sit at a park (he did this a lot), he'd take me. When he went to visit his sisters or brothers, he'd take me. Pretty much from the time I was out of diapers, if he went anywhere besides work, he took me. Not my mom. Not my brothers. Just me. And I was fine with that.

My dad was kind to me. If he took me somewhere, he'd buy me an ice cream or a soda pop. He'd never ignore me and he always tried to include me in conversations when we visited with others. He was pretty good about driving me places I wanted to go too. For a few years there, I'd say roughly maybe 6th grade thru 9th grade, I had a real passion for horses and horseback riding. He was always happy to take me for riding lessons or just sit in the car while my friends and I went riding at a local stable. He was happy to take me to a local beach to swim in the summer or to a skating rink to ice skate in the winter. I guess you could say we were buddies, he and I. I'm sure we must have talked about a lot of things during all that time we spent together but I don't specifically remember any of our conversations.

My dad died when I was 17 years old. To tell the truth, I barely remember him anymore though we spent a lot of time together when I was growing up. It's unfortunate that most of my memories are of the high drama times in my childhood when he was drinking, violent, and creating mayhem in our lives. He wasn't always mean and hurtful, but those are the memories that are the most strongly imprinted in my memory. I never understood why he kept drinking when it was so obvious that it was causing pain and heartache for everyone around him. We all begged him to stop at various time but he didn't stop until his health began to fail him. He died at the age of 60.

It wasn't until I was a bit older that I was able to understand why he drank. It was when I was in graduate school that I learned about anxiety disorders. Once I'd had some classes on diagnostics (several years after he'd died) I was able to recognize that he'd suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. Back in the old days such things were referred to in our family as "nerves", as in... "Joe's nerves are bothering him again". He would never have sought medical treatment for his "nerves" because back then people would have labeled him as "crazy" for seeing a shrink and weak for not having nerves of steel. So drinking for him was a means of self medicating. Once I realized that, it was pretty easy to forgive him for all the pain and heartache he'd caused our family. He'd been coping the best that he could. Anyone who's ever had a panic attack knows you'd do just about anything to avoid (or minimize) having it happen again. I know this from personal experience.

When I started doing my genealogy research (about 10 years ago), I discovered that anxiety disorders ran in my dad's family. After doing extensive interviews with family members, a pattern began to emerge. Not only did my dad suffer from anxiety but so did 6 of his siblings. His 4 brothers were all effected and found various ways of coping (some also self medicated with alcohol). And at least two of his sisters have also confirmed to me that they've had to take "nerve pills" (Valium) for anxiety attacks. It didn't end there either. Both my brother and I, as well as at least 2 of my cousins, have had to deal with severe anxiety attacks. And if we look in the other direction, I've found living relatives of my dad's in Poland (from his father's side of the family) and they too suffer from severe anxiety attacks.

Now as a professional, I'm aware that anxiety is a fairly common disorder. But to have so many people in one family present the same situational triggers for panic attacks (to the point of agoraphobia) is just too numerous to pass off as a "normal occurrence in the population". I'm convinced there is some sort of genetic something-or-other that predisposes us to bouts of severe anxiety. These days it's not so shameful to admit to having anxiety attacks and there are a variety of treatments to cope with them. I only wish the same had been available to my dad. I can't help but wonder how different our lives would have been if not for his anxiety/drinking/abuse cycles. I know that my dad felt remorse for his bad behavior, he wasn't without a conscience. He just didn't have a better way to cope with an affliction that he was probably born with a predisposition to.

And so this Father's Day I will try to remember the quality time dad and I spent together. I will look over the few photos I have of him and feel sorry for the little boy who had to drop out of school and sell newspapers on a street corner, the young man who had very few friends because of his bad drinking behavior, and the husband and father who couldn't find a better way to deal with his anxiety than to turn to alcohol and become mean to those who would have loved him. I know that he was only human and he did the best he could. There is no bitterness in my heart this Father's Day, only love and understanding for a troubled man who adored me.

Has anyone else come across family patterns of mental illness, personality disorders, or substance abuse in the course of their genealogy research?

Monday, June 11, 2007

Haller's Army Troops Returning to the U.S.: Arrival of the USAT Mercury

Haller’s Army Troops Returning to the United States: Arrival of the USAT Mercury
June 28, 1920
By Robert W. Postula

This is another in a series of articles that identify returning Haller’s Army troops who had any history of association with the State of Michigan. The series provides valuable information for researchers by identifying the following information.
  • Who the returning troops were with descriptive characteristics.
  • Valuable emigration and/or naturalization information leads for many of the soldiers.
  • 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 US Citizens.
Another of the ships returning Haller’s Army troops was the USAT (US Army Transport) Mercury, which left the port of Danzig (now known as Gdansk) on June 16, 1920, and arrived at New York June 28 1920.

The Ship
The USAT Mercury was originally built as the SS Barbarossa at Hamburg, Germany in 1896 for the North German Lloyd Line. She was 525 feet long, and 60 feet wide, with two funnels, two masts and had a speed of 15 knots. She began sailing on May 24, 1897 and had a carrying capacity of 2,392 passengers, with 230 in first class, 227 in second class and 1,935 in third class and a crew of 226. The Barbarosa began her last voyage from Bremen to New York on July 18, 1914 and subsequently took refuge in August at Hoboken N.J. She was later interned at New York from 1914-1917, seized by the United States Navy and placed under the American flag when the United States entered World War 1 April 6, 1917. Damage inflicted by her crew prior to seizure was repaired and she was commissioned August 3, 1917. Shortly thereafter she was renamed the USS Mercury.

The Mercury got underway for her first transatlantic troop ferrying mission January 4, 1918. Before the armistice of November 11, 1918, she had completed seven voyages to France, carrying over 18,000 passengers. After the armistice, she reversed the flow of troops, making eight crossings to return 20,000 to the U.S. After completing her last crossing as a U.S. Navy ship September 19, 1919 she was decommissioned and turned over to the Army Transport Service September 19, 1919. In 1920 she went to the Baltic Steamship Corporation of America for a proposed New York-Halifax-Copenhagen-Danzig service but the firm went bankrupt before it could begin. In 1924 she arrived in the United States where she was scrapped in Baltimore.

The Passengers
Passenger list information for the returning General Haller troops is contained in Volume 6470 that has been recorded on LDS film #1571373. There were 1,853 returning troops listed on 105 page sets of manifests. Extracting each soldier 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 197 soldiers listed.

Payment of passage was split between the Polish and United States Governments. The text for column 16 of the manifests read, 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 manifests (column 16) identifies that of the total 1,853 passengers 628 had their passage paid for by the Polish Government while 1,225 had their passage paid for by the United States.

The Data
The format of data provided for each soldier is as follows. The surname appears first in bolded type, followed by the given name, then the page number and line sequence where the soldier’s information is found on the manifest, followed by his age in the format ‘years/months’, followed by marital status (S=single, M=married W=Widower) then occupation, then last permanent location, then the nearest person known and relationship with their address, followed by the intended final destination, followed by the length of time at the last reported location, and finally the place of birth. In some instances a bonus appears providing information related to a previous emigration.

Adwent, Bronislaw, 207-18, 31/3, M, Iron
Molder, Detroit, Mich., Sister Anna Niedzolek,
690 Frederick St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
19 12-1917, b. Goscielbow, POL.

Aksamitowski, John, 33 1-20, 25/8, S, Laborer,
Grand Rapids, Mich., Brother Stanley
Aksamitowski, 250 Handover St. Grand Rapids,
Mich., Grand Rapids, Mich., 5 years to 1917
Grand Rapids, Mich., b. Nowine (Nowiny?),
POL.

Antoniak, Michael, 291-01, 26, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother John Antoniak, 41
Commercial St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
1912-1918 Detroit, Mich., b.Nagorna, POL.

Baginski, Walter L., 337-07, 28, S,
Photographer, Jackson, Mich., Brother Kamel
Baginski, 110 Johnson St. Jackson, Mich.,
Jackson, Mich., 9 years to 1918 Jackson. b.
Lomza, POL.

Banach, Tommy, 235-30, 34, S, Iceman,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Andrew Banach, 48
Ferry St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years
1905-1917 Detroit, Mich., b. Biolgoraj, POL.

Bankowski, Peter, 327-27, 31, 5, Painter,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Joseph Miklos, 40
Bridge St. Springfield, Detroit, Mich., 13 Years
to 1918 Mich., b. Epobiedno, POL. 5-1 1430.

Bartus, Wawrzyniec, 259-19, 25, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Martin Bartus, 184 St.
John St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., b. Lezadombowe, POL. 8X-M998-
5/20/3 9.

Bialkowski, Stanley, 207-22, 29/1, S, Cook,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Walter Bialkowski, 575
Henry St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1906-
1917 Detroit, Mich., b. Rypiec, POL. 8X-19121
7/7/39 No C/A, see manifest Volume 15 16-28-6
Noordland.

Bieniek, Paul, 323-21, 25, S, Carpenter, Detroit,
Mich., Friend Frank Cylarek, 15 Willis Ave.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1917,
b. Soko1ow, POL. Enlisted Co. 57 Inf. Ft. Dix.

Biernal, John, 325-21, 27/2, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Friend Joe? , 69? Aye, Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918 Detroit, b. Surawalic, POL.

Bilkus, Frank, 257-30, 32, 5, Bartender, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin Mike Bilkus, 8 West River St.
Lynn, Mass., Detroit, Mich., 16 years to 1918
Detroit, Mich., b. Trzeboś, POL.

Block, Louis, 325-06, 28, S, Machinist, Detroit,
Mich., Brother in law John Kuharczyk, 94 35th
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Lozczany, POL.

Bonarek, Ignacy, 329-23, 29/1, M, Upholsterer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Joe Szymanski, 963
Chene St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 4 years
to 1918 Mich., b. Ostrowiec, POL. 8-86837.

Borawski, Anthony, 355-07, 26, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Stanley Borawski, 141
Flower St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1918 Mich., b.Niedswiadna, POL.

Borowski, Joseph, 227-28, 29/6, S, Miner,
Pamesdale, Mich., Friend Andrew Cyanercki,
Pamesdale, Mich., Pamesdale, Mich., 5 years to
1928 Pamesdale, Mich., b. Wrozyny, POL.
11 Xl 5874 -6-28-36-500 see manifest Imperato
volume 4776-38-26.

Boryczka, Martin, 257-13, 29/3, S, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Stanley Zielinski, 185
8th St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 years to
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Tarnów, POL.

Broda, Marcin, 213-25, 32, S, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother C. Broda, 62? Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 14 years to 1918 Detroit, b.
Inkow, POL.

Bury, Konstanty, 301-19, 28, S, Polisher,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Tony Stancic, 626
Medbury St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich, b. Gongele, POL.
8-1 8900 1-505-7-540 No C/A.

Bysiek, John, 343-16, 24/2, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother Joseph Bysiek 173 Kopemik St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1918
Mich., b. Brzeznida, POL.

Calurzinski, Stanley, 35 1-04, 27/2, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Mike Calurzinski, East, NJ,
Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1917 Detroit, b.
Ralvlin, POL. 8X-M-859-505-4/8/38 See SS
Lapland 4/7/13 volume 4664-46-10.

Ciencier, Wojciech, 223-01, 26, S, Molder
Helper, Detroit, Mich., Brother Walter Ciencier,
670 Warren Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
12 years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Zamość,
POL.

Czajkowski, Stanley, 293-21, 31, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Stanley Plochoyk, 348
35th St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 years to
1917 Mich., b. Suche, POL. VL312/105 8-
60184.

Czarnecki, John, 23 7-02, 29/2, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Mike Cilski? 155
Hammond Ave. Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 8 years
to 1917 Detroit, Mich., b. Poiska, 8X-M-1001
5/20/38.

Czata, Pawel, 237-15, 28/1, S, Laborer,
Kalamazoo, Mich., Brother Steve Czata, 205
Ramson St. Kalamazoo, Mich., Kalamazoo,
Mich., 5 years to 1918 Mich., b. Ziemia, POL.

Czerniewicz, Wladyslaw, 209-22, 28/3, S,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Friend Frank Swaka,
426 32nd St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Hanusys, POL.
8XM-73 193 Detroit 2/10/38 505.

Czwik, Jacob, 23 1-11, 34, S. Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Francisca, Slopa, Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 13 years to 1918 Detroit, b. Budy, POL.
Joining Charles Sys Detroit, Mich.

Dabroski, Joe, 213-16, 21/7, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Jan Dabroski, 1143
West 24th St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12
years to 1918, b. Krasnowicz, 8-78817 8-505
See Manifest 5050-47-25 11/11/13.

Dabrowski, Vincent, 299-19, 33, S, Shoemaker,
Detroit, Mich., Vincent Szymkowski, 134
Poland St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years
to 1918 Mich., b. Wegrznow, POL.

Dajnowicz, Joseph, 343-08, 28/9, M, Painter,
Grand Rapids, Mich., Brother in law Joseph
Lamaszewicz, 725 Blymiscent Grand Rapids,
Grand Rapids, Mich., 4 years to 1917 Mich., b.
Swiklitz, POL.

Dala, Bronislaw, 257-04, 26, 5, Carpenter,
Detroit, Mich., No nearest of kin listed. Lublin,
Poland, 12 years to April 1918, b. Lublin, POL.

Debski, Leon, 255-1 1, 30, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother Stanley Debski, 52 Gralling?
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10 years to
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Nowa Wieś, POL.

Depa, John, 257-15, 23/11, 5, Butcher,
Mich., Uncle John Depa, 222 Plum St.
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7 years to 1918
Mich., b. Rzeszów, POL.

Dobrowoiski, Adam, 225-15, 3 1/8, S, Laborer,
Lodz, Poland, Friend Elex. Benczkowski, 110
Popular (Poplar?) St. Ironwood, Mich.,
Ironwood, Mich., 4 years, b. Lódz, POL.
Joining Friend Stanley Jurek 1456 St. Aubin
Detroit, Mich.

Dobrzymski, Boleslaw, 269-29, 19/11, S,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Sister Anne
Buczkow, 292 33rd St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 1913-1918 Detroit, b. Drenstwo
(Dręstwa?), POL.

Dorlewski, Franciszek, 305-1 1 26/9, S,
Bricklayer, Detroit, Mich., Brother Josef
Dorlewski, 912 Dellworth St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1917 Detroit, b.
Makoszyn (Nagoszyn?), POL. 8-9 1309.

Dudzinski, Joe, 289-09, 24/6, S. Bricklayer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Mary Dudzinski, 191
Cicotte St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918, b. Lezanski, POL.

Duvicki, Walter, 271-01, 24/6, M, Watch
Maker, Detroit, Mich., Stepfather Walter
Koralewski, 1130 Dubois Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1913 Detroit, Mich., b.
Ostrowik, POL.

Dybal, Antoni, 241-03, 25/2, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Frank Wisop, 31
Copland St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1919 Detroit, Mich., b. Bulowicz
(Bulowice? Bulowiec?), POL. VL369/852 8-
125697 8/19/36 (505) man 4782-45-5 prior entry
Lapland 6/22/13.

Dziamaga, Felix, 28 1-22, 24, 5, Musician,
Detroit, Mich., Brother John Dziamaga, 128
Gilbert St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., To
1918 Mich., b. Plucki (Plóczki, Pluski?), POL.

Dziedzic, Jozef, 209-13, 19, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Parents Louis Dziedzic, 255 Hammond
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1916-1918
Detroit, Mich., b. Trzcinica, POL. 2X-69674
506 12/?/?

Fitrzyk, John, 277-12, 28, 5, Die Setter, Detroit,
Mich., Brother Sammy Fitrzyk, 923 Holegrove
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 years to
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Librok, POL.

Franczyk, Wojciech, 267-14, 28/2, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother-in-law Stanislaus
Kokoszka, 104 Southran (Southern?) St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., to 1918 Detroit,
Mich., b. Rzeszów, POL. 8X1040 5/23/38.

Fuja, Frank, 3 19-07, 25, 5, Bank Teller, Detroit,
Mich., Father Albert Fuja, 45 Pulaski St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 11 years to 1918
Mich., b. Andrykor (Andrychow), POL.

Gagacki, Jozef, 253-07, 33, 5, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Jan Wopozynski, 1529
Michigan Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Filipów, POL.

Gardziola, Thomas, 255-10, 36, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., John Zauch, 333 Palmer Ave.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 years to 1918
Detroit, Mich., b. Wielka Skozorska, POL. V.L.
380/240 8-123333-505-10/3/22 See M Wash.
449 1-8-17.

Gargol, Michal, 225-05, 27/3, 5, Molder,
Detroit, Mich., Half Brother Michal
Kloczowski, 80 Clippert Ave. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 10 years Detroit. Krasne, POL.

Glowacki, Karl, 357-05, 33/3, M, Bricklayer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Stanley Zowecky, 580
Grandy Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7 years to
1917 Detroit, Mich., b. Gniewoniso, POL.
VL440/427.

Golaszewski, Vincent, 337-02, 30/7, 5,
Business, Detroit, Mich., Cousin Joseph
Stempkowski, 1918 Tares St. Detroit, Mich.,
Newark, 3 years fo 1918, b. Zychlia (Zychlin?),
POL. Joining Friend Stanley Stryjewski 453 So.
10th St. Newark, NJ 3-97733.

Goiza, Jacob, 273-24, 27/6, S. Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Uncle Martin, 267 Main St. Wakefield,
Mich., Wakefield, Mich., 12 years to 1917
Mich., b. Slupca, POL. 14-15358-505.

Gorecki, John, 277-04, 28/2, S, Farmer, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin Konstanty Mendrich, 30 Str.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13 years to 1917
Detroit. Opole, POL.

Gorlowski, Joseph, 325-14, 28/6, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend John Suborski, 1015 25th
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 9 years to
1918, b. Kuchary, POL.

Gorski, Martin, 279-21, 25/4, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother in law Piotr Lusczyk,
224 Miller St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Pisaszowa, POL.

Gostkiewicz, Aleksander, 243-13, 31, S, Baker,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Jackie Gostkiewicz, 205
Belmont Ave. Newark, NJ. Detroit, Mich.,
1907-1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Nonek, POL.
11X-22279-505-1/13/37 See SS Grosser Kurfest
5-10-10 Vol 31246? ? Going to 218 Shane
(Chene?) St. Detroit, Mich.

Grabde, Joseph, 209-19, 29/4, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother in law John Bagara, 62
Newton St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 22
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Solec, POL.

Grabowski, Piotr, 347-03, 3 1/9, S. Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Mary Lis, 897 Hancock St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 years to 1918
Detroit, b. Stobierna, POL.

Grajek, John, 273-30, 3 1/9, S, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Friend Paul Wujcik, 133 Newton St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 years to 1917
Mich., b. Lowicz, POL. VL 404/839 11-177157
7/7/37 See SS Patricia 5/9/13 14-15-4687.

Grawecki, John, 253-09, 31, S, Farmer, Posen,
Mich., Jessie Grawecki, Posen, Michigan,
Posen, Mich., 29 years to 1918 Posen, Mich., b.
Alpena, Mich., USA,

Grodzki, Stanley, 28 1-25, 32/7, 5, Cigar Dealer,
Jackson, Mich., Friend Joseph Tomzasik, 7016
So. Almon Ave. Jackson, Mich., Jackson, Mich.,
To 1918 Mich., b. Niewisko Tinskolaszy, POL.

Grusczynski, Antoni, 327-29, 39, M,
Bricklayer, Detroit, Mich., Wife Johann
Grusczynski, 1071 Elmont St., Detroit, Mich.,
13 years to 1918 Detroit, b. Lódz, POL.

Gueszczeszyn, Nuje, 255-18, 22/6, S, Fireman,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Martin Gueszczeszyn,
Detroit, Mich., 6 years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b.
Lwow, POL.

Jablonski, Walter, 309-02, 29, S, Moulder,
Detroit, Mich., Stanislaw Jablonski, 584
Jefferson St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
1907-1918 Mich., b. Lowicz, POL.

Jachymowicz, Jacob, 259-02, 31/2, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Paul Jachymowicz,
1277 McDougall Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 5 years to 1918, b. Wezyorki, POL.

Jaguszewski, William, 235-16, 32 5, Mechanic,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Felix Jaguszewski, 424
Norwalk St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12
years to 1905-1917 Detroit, b. Kolonia, POL.

Januszkowski, Casimer, 247-17, 27/10, S,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Brother Mr. Vincent
Korzycki, 688 Wesson Ave. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 6 years to 1917 Detroit, Mich., b.
Suwa&i, POL.

Jarzewicz, Mike, 273-18, 28/3, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Mike Nietled, 133
Hastings St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 14
years to 1917 Mich., b. Wilensta, POL.

Jasimek, Wojciech, 331-06, 27/3, S, Ball
Maker, Kalamazoo, Mich., Friend Joseph Smil,
825 Porter St. Kalamazoo, Mich., Kalamazoo,
Mich., 6 years to 1918 Kalamazoo. b. Lublin,
POL.

Jendrashak, Kasimer, 211-03, 3 0/3, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Tony Chmiewczyk,
Detroit, Mich., 4 years Detroit, b. Wilklas, POL.

Kaczmarski, Lawrence, 229-20, 29/3, 5,
Laborer, Detroit, Mich., Friend Mr. Adam
Rabowski, 112 30th Street Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 6 years Michigan, b. Scapael,
POL.

Kamzelewski, Stanley, 335-01, 30/1, S,
Laborer, Detroit, Mich., Brother in law Faust
Serowik, 1111 Joseph Campau Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 7 years to 1918 Mich., b.
Trzemezno, POL.

Kazicki, Anthony, 335-19, 26/6, 5, Miner,
Ironwood, Mich., Uncle Charlie Kasiela, 137
Bunny St. Ironwood, Mich., Ironwood, Mich., 6
years to 1918 Conn., b. Chelcy, POL. 14-6578.

Kielbasa, John, 267-13, 28/6, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother-in-law Wiadislaw
Kaczur, 292 29th St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 1 year to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b.
Korytkow, POL.

Killian, Frank, 325-12, 24/6, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother in law Mike Zlotowicz,
908 Military St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918, b. Rakszawa, POL. 284234 6/3/27
7X8688 5/18/36.

Kisner, Wojciech, 273-14, 28, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Mary Kologziesk, 156
Kobler St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12
years to 1917 Mich., b. Wadowicz
(Wadowice?), POL.

Kita, Adam, 211-06, 28/9, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Uncle Tony Lipa, 1307? Aye, Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 4 years Detroit, b.
Tarnogrod, POL.

Klos, John, 335-08, 33/5, 5, Machinist, Detroit,
Mich., Brother Frank Klos, 665 Chaine
(Chene?) St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918 PA, b. Zamość, POL.

Kolakowski, Vincent, 261-16, 26/3, S,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Brother Jow
Kolakowski, 172 Transfor Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 8 years to 1918, b. Zawadej,
POL. VL99153 Warsaw 11/9/33 V/L643/679.

Koperski, Joseph, 3 11-02, 32, 5, Spinner,
Detroit, Mich., John Macontek, 88 Norwalk St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1913-1918
Detroit, Mich., b. Wrona, POL.

Korabick, Michael, 263-04, 25, S. Machinist,
Kalamazoo, Mich., Brother John Korabick,
Kalamazoo, Detroit, Mich., 7 years to 1918
Mich., b. Crenuiewicz, POL.

Kornacki, Michael, 267-07, 24/2, 5, Auto Body
Finisher, Detroit, Mich., Uncle John Kornicki,
139 Ballard St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Taras, POL. 8-
7 14075.

Kosieniak, Michael, 291-04, 28, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Vincent Kosieniak, 84
Lewiston Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 1911-1917
Detroit, Mich., b. Czegelnia, POL.

Kotowski, Michael, 233-13, 26, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Andrew List, 635
Columbia Ave Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 15
years Detroit, b. Duchuw (Duchow?, Dychow?),
POL.

Kotyla, John, 269-05, 27/1, 5, Carpenter,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Mary Kosali, 1255
Junction Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1912-
1918 Detroit, b. Swidry, POL.

Kowalski, Lucas, 217-19, 24/8, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Thomas Kowalski, 62
Milan Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Lublin, POL. 2-
5006280 2/2/37(505) no C.A.

Koziol, Dominic, 25 7-22, 26, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Frank Dzchowski, 20
Lonyo St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 16
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Wojciecki, POL.
834-439 393375 6/12/28.

Krakowiak, Andrew, 257-11, 27/11, 5,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Brother John
Krakowiak, 4712 East 57th. St. Cleveland,
Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, 7 years to 1918 Ohio, b.
Wilanow, POL.

Krawczyk, Michal, 225-11, 25, 5, Miner,
Lublin, Poland, Friend Frank Jadzkiewicz, 120
Babel School Ironwood, Mich., Ironwood,
Mich., 5 years Ironwood, Mich., b. Lublin, POL.
2F 5804 5/12/32 14-17437.

Krol, John, 231-07, 26/4, S. Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., John Krol, Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
13 years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Dulca, POL.

Kropaczewski, Frank, 257-19, 23/1, 5,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Father Jow
Kropaczewski, 661 Sufilec Ave. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 15 years to 1918, b. Ft. Street,
Kansas, USA.

Krukowski, Julian, 275-07, 30, 5, Polisher,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Jacimowicz, 1175
McDougall Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10
years to 1918 Detroit, b. Tyszrowce, POL.

Krupinski, Andrew, 283-20, 25, S, laborer,
Jackson, Mich., Sister Sfenie Krupinski, 110
Sweet Ave. Jackson, Mich., Jackson, Mich.,
1913-1918 Mick, b. Twanowka, POL. 2X-
68203-505-12/20/37 See SS Potsdam 7/2/13
Volume 4805-24-23.

Kucharski, Albert, 245-05, 36, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Robert Kucharski, 216
3rd St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to
1918 Detroit. Gursbin, POL. VL627/44.

Kudlicki, Ted, 327-01, 25, 5, Mechanic,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Geo. Gralewski, 1142
St. Albin (St. Aubin?) St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1918 Mich., b.
Tomaszow, POL.

Kwiatek, Frank, 343-09, 20/8, 5, Laborer,
Jackson, Mich., Brother Frank Puchata, 628
Page Ave. Jackson, Mich., Jackson, Mich., 6
years to 1917, b. Kuchary, POL. VL41O/529
Prior entry Lapland 11/18/12.

Larwa, Anthony, 347-05, 28/10, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Mary Lis, 897 Hancock St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7 years to 1918
Detroit, Mich., b. Rozemea, POL. 8X-M-641-
Detroit-I 18/37 -(505) See SS Kroonland -
5/10/11-18-24-3700.

Laskowski, Ludwik, 231-21, 33/10, 5, Core
Maker, Detroit, Mich., Leon Osalewski, Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 years to 1918, b.
Serpla, POL.

Lenard, Philip, 333-10, 27/10, 5, Buffer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend John Bulzinski, 251
Garfield Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7
years to 1917 Detroit, b. Lublin, POL. 8-29987.

Lenczewski, William, 249-02, 27, 5, Drill Press
Operator, Detroit, Mich., Friend Mike Labeski,
188 Dyer St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
1907-1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Rosarma, POL.

Lepkowski, Alexander, 293-05, 27, 5, Baker,
Detroit, Mich., Friend George Wyka, 1479
Junction Ave., Detroit, Mich., 6 years to 1918
Mich., b. Radlin, POL.

Lieczkowski, Ladislaus, 211-21, 31/7, 5,
Laborer, Detroit, Mich., Brother Andrew
Lieczkowski, 401 Lyman Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 14 years, b. Plock, POL.
99639/874 8-184653 3-19-40 505 no C/A.

Lipowski, Leon, 295-18, 27, 5, Boilermaker,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Wanda Sabacka, 1400
Junction Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7
years to 1917 Detroit. b. Opole, POL. 7X-
12337-505 5/13/37.

Logunski, Joe, 313-09, 27, 5, Laborer,
Ironwood, Mich., Uncle John Lapinski, Detroit,
Mich., Ironwood, Mich., 8 years to 1918 Mich.,
b. Bionry, POL.

Luczak, Joe, 307-10, 33, M, Gardner, Detroit,
Mich., Brother Anthony Luczak, 1919 Cecil St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 4 years to 1917
Detroit, Mich., b. Biala, POL.

Machalak., John, 333-19, 25/8, 5, Tinsmith,
Manistee, Mich., Father Mike Machalak, 216
12th St. Manistee, Mich., Manistee, Mich., US
born, b. Manistee, Mich. USA.

Malina, John, 299-09, 28, 5, Machinist, Detroit,
Mich., John Kudula, 636 Medbury Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7 years to 1918 Mich., b.
Bockow, POL. Prior arrival SS Kroonland
2/5/13 4526-27-25.

Matuszewski, Casimer, 237-08, 28/9, S,
Laborer, Detroit, Mich., Brother Adam
Matuszewski Fairmount Springs, Penn.,
Fairmount, Penn., 5 years to 1918 Detroit,
Mich., b. Drowdowo, POL.

Mazurek, Michael, 277-24, 36, 5, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Mike Ostrowski, 139
33rd St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 years
to 1918, b. Kosierada, POL. VL441/231 8-
455 18 See SS Samlod 4/2/0 Volume 1936 11-24.

Merchel, Frank, 309-04, 28, 5, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., John Popielorski, 242 30th St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1912-1917 Mich.,
b. Makow, POL.

Messinger, Henry, 263-22, 32, 5, Merchant,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Andrew Messinger,
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 14 years to 1918
Mich., b. Nowy Targ, POL.

Mieszwa, Adam, 279-18, 27, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, M ich., Cousin Wladyslaw Kryasowicz,
307 Wesson St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Franciszkow,
POL.

Mikolajek, Joseph, 269-17, 29/6, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother John Mikolajek, 23
Gales St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1912-
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Rzyke (Rzyki?), POL.

Minkowski, Frank, 333-25, 25/6, 5, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Miss Pauline Minkowski,
1338 Sonabale Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 4 years to 1917 Detroit, Mich., b. Oszek
(Osiek?, Osieck?, Osseck?), POL.

Misiewicz, Joseph, 327-18, 30, 5, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Teofil Misiewicz, 108
Pulaski St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8
years to 1918 Mich., b. Zambrow, POL.

Morawski, Dominic, 235-15, 27/3, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Julie Murawski, Casimer
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6(1910-1918)
Detroit, b. Wiedelowe, POL. 917/671 May 5,
1925.

Moszczenski, Walenty, 333-21, 30/8, 5,
Laborer, Wakefield, Mich., Friend Joe
Kanieski, P0 Box 128 Wakefield, Mich., 5
years to 1918 Wakefield, Mich., b. Wytowo
(Witowo? Wojtowo?), POL.

Mroczek, Jozef, 279-23, 36/4, M, Moulder,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Adam Nosewicz, 30th St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years to 1918,
b. Zolkiewka, POL. VL4SI/619.

Mrowiec, Joseph, 263-15, 29, 5, Laborer, Flint,
Mich., Friend John Freska, Flint, Mich., Flint,
Mich., 7 years to 1918 Mich., b. Wadowice,
POL. 8-1 05432-3-20-35-505.

Nosek, Czeslaw, 275-1 1, 25/2, S, Farmer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Mike Owscan 117
Winding St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918 Detroit. b. Rabindy, POL.

Nowak, Francis, 3 13-12, 27, 5, Machinist, Flint,
Mich., Brother in law John Nowak Flint, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 11 years to 1918 Mich., b.
Czyzowice, POL.

Nowak, Michael, 219-06, 33/10, M, Plasterer,
Detroit, Mich, Wife Mrs. Mary Nowak, 1221 St.
Albin (St. Aubin?) Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 6 years Detroit, Mich., b. Staro
Chenczysz, POL. 8-76009.

Oldakowski, Kost, 259-08, 8, 5, Laborer,
Wyandotte, Mich., No nearest of kin info.,
Wyandotte, Mich., Wyandotte, Mich., b.
Wykowo, POL.

Olech, Marek, 213-26, 23/8, 5, Laborer, Utica,
NY, Friend LES szcz?, 600 Spring Detroit,
Detroit, Mich., 1914-1918, b. Przeworsk, POL.

Oleskiewicz, Jozef, 287-02, 3 5/3, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich. Sister Helen Kryskiewicz, 892
Kirby St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years
to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Czechanow
(Ciechanow? Czekanow?), POL.

Olfier, Charles, 307-13, 29, 5, Machinist
Jackson, Mich., Sister Mrs. Stella Cieslak, 237
Jay Ave. Jackson, Mich., Jackson, Mich., 1907-
1918 Jackson, Mich., b. Janowka, POL.

Orlowski, Paul, 265-09, 27, S, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Charles Orlowski, 1588
32nd St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years
to 1917 Mich., b. Wonuszak, POL.

Owczar, Ignacy, 265-12, 25/4, 5, Moulder,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Mike Owczar, 859
Junction St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich. 6
years to 1918 Mich., b. Lomburg, POL.

Pajak, Stanislaw, 289-25, 28/2, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Uncle Franci. Kusma, 120
Pulaski St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8
years to 1918, b. Andrychoro, POL.

Palajski, Walter, 277-06, 27/7, S, Laborer,
Grand Rapids, Mich., Friend Walter Swinciecki,
31 Hagatore Place Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Michigan, Mich., 7 years to 1917 Grand Rapids,
b. Plock, POL. VL 387/626 Prior entry Ryndam
April 1, 1907.

Palka, Frank, 331-22, 32/5, M, Farmer, Detroit,
Friend Piotr Bik, 1464 St. Aubin Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1918 Detroit, b.
Przyltowice, POL.

Pastus-Zak (Pastuszak?), Thomas, 293-2 5,
26/6, 5, Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Friend John
Novak, 1141 Chene St., Detroit, Mich., 4 years
to 1918 Mich., b. Lublin, POL.

Pawelczyk, Frank, 275-24, 3 1/8, S, Molder,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Aleks Witosak, 681
Aleksander (Alexandrine?) St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 14 years to 1918 Detroit. b.
Zrodno (Zerdno?), POL.

Pelka, Leon, 263-19,3 6, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Cousin Philip Pelka, Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1917 Mich., b.
Hruzewski, POL.

Pestor, John, 339-04, 28/8, S, Weaver, Detroit,
Mich., Sister, New Britain, Conn., Detroit,
Mich., 7 years to 1917 New Britain, b.
Wolaraniczowski (Wola Ranizowska?), POL.

Piatek, John, 325-10, 27/4, M, Laborer,
Jackson, Mich., Brother in law Mike Wypecki,
638 Peroteb Ave. Jackson, Mich., Jackson,
Mich., 5 years to 1918 Jackson, Mich., b.
Kuchary, POL.

Piezga, John, 237-01, 27/2, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Half brother Rywohy, Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 9 years to 1917 Detroit, b.
Polska, 8-66416.

Pila, Stanislaw, 283-27, 32, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., John Pila, 1527 Mitchell St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1912-1918 Mich., b.
Skolniki (Sokolniki?), POL.

Pincarz, Tony, 325-01, 22/4, S, Fireman,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Peter Rosczeinski, 862
Plummer St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Rodalyci, POL.
8-99338-505.

Pinkowski, Frank, 217-28, 28, S, Molder,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Ben Pinkowski, 84
Dubois Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13 years
to 1918, b. Krzawew, POL. VL366/880.

Ploski, Konstantine, 311-04, 26/9, S, Heater,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Watslaw Szczepnoski,
420 Illinois St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
1907-1917 Detroit. Korki (Gorki? Kruki?), POL.
11 Xl 3819 5/14/37 Prev. arr. Princess Alice
5/16/07.

Podsiadlo, Stanislaw, 229-28, 34, S, Boiler
Maker, Jackson, Mich., Brother Stanley
Podsiadlo, Jackson, Mich., Passaic, NJ, 6 years
Mich., b. Ruchwehura, POL.

Pomiananowski, Leo, 207-02, 24/6, S,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Sister Francis Cieles,
944 Kirby Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
1913-1918, b. Koritawa (Korytowo?), POL.

Pozychowski, Frank, 2 13-20, 25, 5, Laborer,
Cleveland, Ohio, Friend John Szalong, 21
Harding, Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 11 years
to 1917 Michigan. b. Falsko, POL.

Preskiensis, Walenty, 303-06, 34/2, S,
Mechanic, Crystal Falls, Mich., Brother in law
Charlie Lee, P0 Box 54 Crystal Falls, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 1899 to 1918, b. Kangilany, LIT.
Joining Brother in law Tony Biwo 442
Roosevelt Ave. Detroit, Mich.

Pucuta, John, 215-10, 28/7, S, Mechanic,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Anna Pacuta, 89 W. 30th
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to
1918 Mich., b. Orzarow (Ozarow?), POL.

Rankiewicz, Antoni, 275-16, 29, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Karol Rankiewicz, 1538
34th St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to
1918 Detroit, b. Zadole, POL.

Ratkowski, Joseph, 211-29, 29/8, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother John Ratkowski, 77
Edwin St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 years
Detroit, b. Grubin (Groben? Grubno?), POL.

Ross or Rosz, Aleksander, 210-08, 35, S,
Laborer, Ironwood, Mich., Friend John
Stronski, Fargo, N. Dakota, Ironwood, Mich.,
14 years Pinewood (Ironwood?), Mich., b.
Opiewiec, POL.

Rybicki, Ladislaus, 329-15, 25/7, 5, Motor
Repairman, Detroit, Mich., Friend Eva
Sewandowska, 1096 McFlurgal (McDougall?)
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years to 1918
Detroit, b. Krosno, POL.

Sadrowicz, Wojciech, 251-30, 27, 5, Brick
Maker, Detroit, Mich., Cousin Frank Adamous,
540 Park Fork Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Sandomierz,
POL. 8-X-M-745 (505) 3-21-38 See SS Lapland
3/18/12 4030/6/25.

Sagan? Alexander, 277-10, 3 5/7, 5, Blacksmith,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Sammy Fitrzyk 923
Holygrove Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7
years to 1917, b. Cublil, POL.

Sajdak, Jozef, 225-24, 30, 5, Farmer,
Limanowa, Poland, Friend Mike Lukasik, 315
Hammond, Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10
years Detroit, Mich., b. Limanowa, POL.

Sapkowski, Frank, 321-04, 28, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Joe Sapkowski, 602 Rosewald
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1918,
b. Hamulki, POL. I X52209 3/9/3 8.

Sarnecki, John, 249-13 25/3, M, Stove Maker,
Detroit, Mich., Uncle John Sarnecki, 128 Huber
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13 years to
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Lagow, POL.

Satora, Stanislaw, 287-10, 25/6, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Eva Noliek, 627
Luncheach Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
3 years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Bwiczkosz,
POL.

Schultz, Theodore, 291-06, 23/5, S, Machinist,
Elpine (Alpena?), Mich., Father George Schultz,
1321 Mice St., Elpine (Alpena?), Mich., 1887 to
1917 Elpine (Alpena?), Mich., b. Elpine
(Alpena?), Mich., USA.

Sendik, Alexander, 237-13, 27/4, 5, Laborer,
Marquette, Mich., Cousin Clement Sendik, no
street or house number Chicago, Ill., Marquette,
Mich., 6 years to 1917 Marquette, Mich., b.
Slomin, POL. Joining Friend Tony Dixon 508
So. 7th Street Marquette, Mich.,

Siatkowski, John, 239-29, 28, 5, Millhand,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Paul Wojtowicz, 17 28th
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years to
1918, b. Warsaw, POL. 8X-M-1006 5/23/38.

Skonieczny, Walter, 233-03, 27, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Julia Skonieczny, 1522
Field Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1918, b. Porcha, POL.

Smolen, Anthony, 349-02, 34, 5,. Farmer,
Milwaukee, Brother Cornelius Smolen, 95
Lewton St. Detroit, Milwaukee, Wisc. 6 years to
1918 Milwaukee, b. Lysagora (Lysa Góra?),
POL.

Sowa, Stanley, 28 1-18, 29/4, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother in law, 7 10th St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1917
Mich. b. Siedlisko, POL. 8-90066 12-12-35 505
See Entry 9/14/2 Amerika 432 1-53-14.

Spas, Paul, 281-10, 27/6, S, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother in law John Polak, 1175
McDougall Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 17
years to 1918, b. Tyszowcze, POL. 8-6294 8.

Stanek, Jan, 225-10, 31/10, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Brother Andrew Stanek 222 Liberty
Noise (Livernois?), Detroit, Mich., 15 years
Detroit, Mich., b. Trzcinice (Trzyniec?), POL.

Stanislawski, Frank, 339-14, 24/7, S, Mechanic,
Detroit, Mich, Brother, Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 12 years to 1917 Detroit, b. Wola, POL.

Stasowicz, Jan, 271-23, 28/3, 5, Farmer, Detroit,
Mich., Sister Mary Troskan, 27 Megwan St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1909-1918, b.
Malo (Ma~a?), POL. VL672/925.

Stawasz, Henry, 267-30, 34/6, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother-in-law John Stedz, 1072
Chester St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 19
years to 1918 Mich., b. Klikowa, POL. 8-
259526 No C/A 3-13-42.

Stawoczynski, Kazimierz, 297-24, 19/2, 5,
Motor Inspector, Detroit, Mich., Father Frank
Stawoczynski, 690 Kirby St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 12 years to 1918, b. Sosnowiec,
POL.

Stepmiewski, Antoni, 311-07, 34, M, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Wawary Osel, 78
Durham St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1911-
1917 Detroit, b. Wiewiorka, POL. 2X70099-
3/3/3 8 See SS Kroonland 2/28/12 (17-48-4008).

Stoklosa, Joseph, 329-19, 25/7 5, Metal
Finisher, Detroit, Mich., Sister Mary Stoklosa,
134 Smith St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1917 Mich., b. Ochodza, POL.

Strezeszewski, Stefan, 259-04, 25, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Boles. Strezeszewski,
White Point St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., b. Szedziwze, POL. 8-44511.

Suilkowski, Joe, 249-08, 28/4, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Thomas Suilkowski,
895 Dubois Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Plock, POL.

Suski, Joseph, 22 1-15, 24/3, 5, Carpenter,
Detroit, Mich., Feliks Suski, 962 Rivard St.
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1911-1917
Buffalo, NY, b. Barski (Braszki?), POL.

Swieczewski, Vincent, 243-02, 24, 5, Butcher,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Mary Szarnecki, 1022
McKinley Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich. 5
years to 1918 Detroit, b. Rakowo, POL. 8-
172347-505-no C/A 8/10/39.

Szewczyk, Ignacy, 301-10, 26, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Jacob Goscinek, 86 Ellis
Ave. Hamtramck, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years
to 1918 Mich., b. Rozdziele, POL.

Szezucki, Walter, 223-27, 25, 5, Cabinet Maker,
Detroit, Mich., Sister Bertha Szezucki, 62
Noulale St., Detroit, Mich., 11 years to 1912
Detroit, b. Meducoha, POL.

Torpczynski, Stanley, 255-17, 20/3, M,
Decorator, Detroit, Mich., Cousin Adam
Wuczerzwski, 117 Tylinam St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 10 years to 1918, b. Wasniow,
POL.

Ungehuer, Karol, 27 1-27, 29/3, 5, Miller,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Jan Siekerski, 26 Martin
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 1912-1918,
b. Brac?, POL.

Urbaniak, Frank, 253-15, 34, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Joseph Urbaniak, 861 Campbell
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 10 years to
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Odrotusa, POL.

Warzyk, Francis, 281-21, 25/7, 5, Music,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Stephen Brzynek, 104
Gilbert St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8
years to 1918 Mich., b. Brzoskow
(Brzokowinia?), POL.

Wendland, Alojzy, 237-05, 22/9, 5, Bricklayer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Rufus Wendland, 1063
Palmer Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6
years to 1917 Detroit, Mich., b. Szulris, POL.
Joining brother Joe Wendland 1063 Palmer
Detroit, Mich.

Wesolowski, Walter, 263-18, 35/4, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend, Norwalk St. Detroit,
Mich., Detroit, Mich., 8 years to 19l8,b.
Kalierska, POL. 1-329456-1 1-25-41 505 no
C/A.

Widak, Franciszek, 305-10, 24/9, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Uncle Stanislaus Gil, 86 Gilbert
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years to
1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Widelka, POL.

Wiercinski, Michal, 345-08, 34/6, M, Laborer,
Pittsburg, Penn., Brother Stanley Wiercinski,
364 Camden Ave Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich.,
6 years to 1918 Pittsburgh, Penn., b. Gudorszry,
POL. 8-63899-8-505-3/28/38 See SS Czar
10/28/12 44 10-8-30.

Wierzbowski, Jozef, 237-04, 30/10, S,
Mechanic, Detroit, Mich., Friend Frank Lipko,
South Deerfield, Mass., 11 years to 1917
Detroit, Mich., b. Tomryloski, POL.

Wierzynski, Marian, 333-02, 33/6, 5,
Machinist, Detroit, Mich., Friend Joe Strzelecki,
256 Canfield Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 5 years to 1917 Detroit, Mich., b. Rowno,
POL.

Wlaceczynieski, Boleslaw, 261-22, 31, S,
Carpenter, Detroit, Mich., Uncle Stanley
Lewandowski, 848 17th St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 6 years to 1918, b. Torun, POL.

Wojs, Francis, 333-12, 26/9, S, Roller, Detroit,
Mich., Sister Mrs. Anna Sikorski, 819 Campbell
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years to
1918, b. Nowa Anders, POL.

Wojtowicz, Jozef, 24 1-25, 24/4, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Alex Stikewic, 667
Medbury Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years
to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Lipa, POL.

Woloszewicz, Alexander, 27 1-06, 26, S,
Laborer, Detroit, Mich., Friend Mike
Machinski, 92 4th St. Passaic, NJ, Detroit,
Mich., 13 years to 1918 NJ, b. Limic, POL.

Worela, Anthony, 23 9-09, 25/1, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Wincenty, 750 Ferry
Ave. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 13 years to
1918 Mich., b. Turku (Turka?), 272459 5/6/27.

Wozniak, Ignatz, 343-26, 25/1, S, Farmer,
Detroit, Mich., Brother Joe Wozniak, 351
Williams St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7
years to 1918 Mich., b. Klomantyna, POL.

Zadroga, Thomas, 289-22, 28/4, S, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Walter Petolinski, 2073
Cecilia St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Kolno, POL.

Zaremba, Daniel, 267-01, 24/8, 5, Moulder,
Passaic, NJ, Brother Alexander Zaremba, 608
Washington St. Albion, Mich., Passaic, NJ, I
year to 1918 New Jersey, b. Kolodzistosc, POL.

Ziankisz, Mike, 211-26, 20/4, 5, Laborer,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Allan Zalewski, 1911 W.
Thalmo Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 12 years,
b. Lihnicke, POL.

Zmi, Peter, 211-20, 20/4, 5, Laborer, Detroit,
Mich., Friend Adam Bryski, 32 #11 Rockford
St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 5 years, b.
Stopnak, POL.

Zolowuski Zolonowski? John, 347-10, 28/8, 5,
Laborer, Detroit, Mich., Brother W.
Zolonowski, 11 Walton Detroit, Mich., Detroit,
Mich., 7 years to 1918 Mich., b. Rzedwa
(Rzedow?), POL.

Zuk, Stanley, 343-10, 26/4, S, Blacksmith,
Detroit, Mich., Friend Pawel Bulgo, 1056 Henry
Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 6 years to 1918
Mich., b. Mezhlow (Myslow?), POL.

Zurchowski, Stanley, 247-29, 25/5, 5,
Locksmith, Detroit, Mich., Uncle Mr. Ted
Dziamowski, 886 Harper St. Detroit, Mich.,
Detroit, Mich., 5 years to 1917, b. Nowe Miasto,
POL. V/L 9611/280.

Zysk, Adam, 257-25, 33/4, 5, Machinist,
Detroit, Mich., Cousin Tomey Kolawski, 631
Theodore St. Detroit, Mich., Detroit, Mich., 7
years to 1918 Detroit, Mich., b. Tuchlin, POL.

This article appeared in the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan's Journal, The Polish Eaglet, Summer 2002, pps. 56-67. 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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