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John Gadrim or Gedrimas

John Gadrim or Gedrimas

Posted: 26 Dec 2006 5:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gadrim, Gedrimas, Spulgin
I am currently trying to gather more information on my great grandfather John Gedrimas. I beleive he was born about 1880 in Lithuania (unsure of where) He eventually settled in Chicago, ILL and married Martha Spulgin (also of Lithuania). They had seven children.... Anna, Anthony, Stanley, Julia, Helen, John, and Peter. Martha I beleive immigrated around 1904. Any help would be very appreciated.

Re: John Gadrim or Gedrimas

Posted: 26 Dec 2006 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gedrimsky, Gedrimar, Spulginaitz, Spulginaitis, Spulgin
There are 2 possible names listed on the Ellis Island data base, recorded as Janos Gedrimsky age 30, arrived 5/2/1903 going to Chicago. Also a Jonas Gedrimar, 22, arrived 9/3/1901, going to Mt Carmel PA.

It looks like there is more on his wife Martha on Ellis Island. A Martha Spulginaitz, 21, arrived 6/2/1906, going to her brother in Chicago, Augustinas Spulginaitis from what looks like Deringz. I couldn't find her brother's original entry into the USA (he says he was in Chicago 1902-1912) but found him returning on 7/6/1914, name recorded as Lugustin Spulgin, age 38, going to his cousin in Chicago, Jans Gedrim, street name looks like Grove, coming from Kurszan Kowno, from Elzbietz Spulgin, not sure of relationship, there is a "s." in front of her name, perhaps for sister. There is a town Kursenai in the Siauliu region and the on-line phone directory TAKAS shows some families there with names that begin with Spulgin-.

You may want to look at the Ellis Island data base for John and see if you can see a connection to either of the 2 passengers I mentioned.

Re: John Gadrim

Posted: 28 Jun 2009 6:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jun 2009 5:02PM GMT
Surnames: Gadrim
Hello,

You posted a long time ago, but maybe still check in. My father is John Gadrim, son of Peter Gadrim. My grandmother, Charlotte, is still alive and may have some more information for you. My grandfather died before I was born, but my grandmother stills talks about him and his brothers and sisters. I was wondering if you have any information for me about the family and your side.

Thanks,

Courtney

Re: John Gadrim

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gadrim
Hi Courtney:

My name is Bob Cyborski. Your Grandfather Peter is my Uncle and your father John is my cousin. Is your grandmother my Aunt Charlotte still alive? My Mom Helen Gadrim was your grandfather's sister. Your Grandfather also had sisters Anna and Julia as well as my Mom and brothers John, Anthony and Stanley. Your grandmother always treated me with much love and kindness and I loved to visit that bicyle shop.

Your Aunt Lorraine is my cousin. Danny Gadrim Junior's work on the ancestry contains a lot of information on the family. As you can see in the other post your great grandmother Martha emigrated to the U.S. in 1906.

Your grandfather Pete was a very good bicycle racer and his brother Stanley even better.

Many of the deceased Gadrim's including Martha are buried in Saint Casimir's Cemetery in Worth, Illinois 11th and Pulaski.

Bob

Re: John Gadrim

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 8:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gadrim
Hi Courtney:

There was a typo in my other post. Saint Casimir's cemetery is located at 111th and Pulaski in Worth, Illinois NOT 11th and Pulaski.

Bob

Re: John Gadrim or Gedrimas

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 9:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gadrim
Thank you very much for the Ellis Island information on my Grandmother Martha Gradrim. I had heard from someone within my family that she had not immigrated through Ellis Island but somewhere else. The reason I know this is my grandmother is 1) yes her brother was August, and 2) the street she lived on is called Paxton Avenus now but very old Chicago Title and Trust records show that street was initally called Grove.

Thank you for the time and effort you spent on looking this up. You provided us information of a time over one hundred years ago when a courageous woman made a decision to come to America and changed all of our lives forever.

Bob

Re: John Gadrim or Gedrimas

Posted: 17 Jul 2009 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm glad the information was helpful. Thank you for letting me know.

Re: John Gadrim

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 8:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gadrim
Hi Bob,

I randomly decided to check the ancestry boards and haven't checked in years. My subscription ran out I suppose, so I am using a new e-mail address. Hope you still check this! It's nice to hear about the family history. Considering I've never met anyone on my grandfather's side of the family, it's interesting to find all of this information, so thank you!
I will also pass the compliment on to my grandma. She is very much alive and in good health. She is 92, and soon will be 93 in March. She and my grandfather Peter Gadrim shared the same birthday, March 23!
My Aunt Lorraine lives in Las Vegas, moved out there about 10 years ago with her husband. Her son lives in the Chicago area and her daughter in Vegas. I am my father's only child.
Do you live in the Chicago area also?
I would like to visit the cemetery one day and also go to the Lithuanian museum on the South Side. Thank you again for the info!
Take care!

Re: John Gadrim or Gedrimas

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 9:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
you are correct with Kursenai. Some Spulginas families still live around. Some Kursenai parich church books are on line just need to read and understand Russian, Polish an Lithuanian handwriting. Some names need to encode. Gedrimas surname we can find mostly in west part of Lithuania. Maybe can try to locate your Gedrimas last residence from Ellis isl. p. list.
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