Archive for August, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday – Emil G. Hoeninghausen

Emil G. Hoeninghausen died at 48 years of age and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.
He was a fireman.

Spotlight Sunday – Elisabeth (Lachowski) Ostrowski


Name:  Elisabeth Lachowski (Lachovsky / Lachowska, etc)

Birthday:  about 1867

Parents:  Joseph Lachowski & Elisabeth Kunath

Siblings:  August, John & Joseph

Relationship:  married to John Ostrowski, mother of 7 children

Children:  Joseph, John, Anthony, Lillian, Marie, George & baby boy

Hometown:  Prussia Germany

Immigration:  1875 aboard “Cimbria” from Hamburg

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  unable to read or write

Occupation:  worked as a tailoress in 1880

Church:  St. Albertus Church -  Detroit, Michigan

Death:  August 28, 1897 in childbirth delivering a stillborn son, 30 years old

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit Michigan

Relationship to Me:  2nd great-grandmother

Tombstone Tuesday – Anna Maria (Assmann) Kessler

Anna Maria Assmann Kessler died January 28, 1903 – 11 months after her beloved husband Christopher.  She rests beside him in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  It is not clear on large their grave markers are as they had sunk a couple inches beneath the earth.  I had pulled away the grass to photograph the stone, but if there is more further down I did not capture it.  (3rd great-grandmother) (clicking on the photo makes it larger)

Spotlight Sunday – Martin Ostrowski


Name:  Martin Ostrowski

Birthday:  November 5, 1830

Parents:  Casimir Ostrowski & Marianna Hert

Siblings:  Eva, Joseph, John, Susanna, Frank, Marianna, Anton, Paul, Jacob & August

Relationship:  married to Elizabeth Kolpe, father of 7 known children

Hometown:  Putzig, Prussia

Immigration:  between 1867-1869

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  not able to read or write

Occupation:  machinist

Church:  St. Albertus Catholic Church – Detroit, Michigan

Death:  August 21, 1898, 67 years old

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-granduncle

Sympathy Saturday – Ann Garlick Davison

Ann Garlick was born in England to the Joshua Garlick and Mary Downes.  She is their youngest child.  She married John Davison, and at the time of  her death she was a widow.  They had at least 2 children and are buried in Lockport, Will, Illinois.  (3rd great-grandaunt)

Tombstone Tuesday – Sinyard (Illinois)


The Sinyard family rests in Cass Cemetery in Downer’s Grove, Illinois.  There is the main family stone with 4 stones along side of it.  Two of the stones belong to the two wives of John Sinyard.  Eliza Garlick died in 1875.  John then married Esther who died in 1914.  Della, the young daughter of John and Eliza died in 1869 and rests next to Esther.  John himself died in 1918 and rests next to his beloved wife, Eliza.

Spotlight Sunday – John Ostrowski

Name:  Johann Anton Ostrowski

Birthday:  February 11, 1861

Parents:  Anton Ostrowski & Josephina Kuttni

Relationship:  Married to Elisabeth Lachowski in 1885, father of 7 children, 3 dying as infants.
Married to Frances Karschina in 1898, father of 10 children, 6 dying as infants.

Hometown:  Westpreußen, Preußen, Germany

Immigration:  about 1868, naturalized citizen by 1910, though in 1920 he states his citizenship is still pending

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  able to read, write and speak English

Occupation:  Tailor

Church:  St. Albertus Catholic Church

Death:  November 16, 1926 of a diabetic coma.

Cemetery:  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  2nd great-grandfather

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