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jersey city/hoboken zakrzewski''s

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Re: jersey city zakrzewski''s

Posted: 22 Mar 2004 7:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Steph, How many Zakrzewskis can there be?? (Tons, actually - mostly mid-west) My greatgrandfather was John (Jan?) Zakrezewski, married to Magdelena Matkiewicz. He was born in Russian Poland in June, 1854 - don't know where. He came to America (Jersey City) alone in 1879 and was followed in 1881 by his wife and 3 children. Four more children were born in J.C. during the 1880's, including my grandmother, Clementine.
Your Zakrzewskis came 25 years after him but were of the same age as my grandmother and the others born here. There was a brother, Eddie Zakrzewski, who was born into the family in 1885. I could never find him after that and have wondered if he had a family (or even survived).
According to the 1910 census, John & Maggie had moved to Long Island where he was a saloon keeper (!) and then a farmer. He died in 1930.
St. Anthony of Padua seems to have been the church of choice for many Polish immigrants and I have found some family records from there. Might be worth a look if you haven't already looked there.
Well, there's no obvious match up, but I don't believe that's the end of the story. Family usually followed family in the emigrations. Cousins maybe? Or is Zakrzewski the equivalent of Smith??
Regards, Tom

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
gerald zakrzewski 2 Dec 1999 7:34AM GMT 
NancyMStout 18 Apr 2000 10:05AM GMT 
NICOLE 30 Jun 2000 4:36PM GMT 
GERALD 2 Jul 2000 7:55PM GMT 
tomaria00 7 Nov 2002 11:33PM GMT 
tomaria00 20 Jun 2002 5:07PM GMT 
stephsilver1 22 Mar 2004 8:16PM GMT 
tomaria00 23 Mar 2004 2:21AM GMT 
stephsilver1 23 Mar 2004 4:18PM GMT 
Tom Smith 23 Mar 2004 5:00PM GMT 
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