#52 Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week I have chosen Anton OSTROWSKI, my 3rd great-grandfather.

  1. He was born to Casimir Ostrowski & Marianna Hert in in Putzig, Westpreußen, Preußen, Germany on October 8, 1834. (His death certificate states his birthday as October 10th)
  2. His last name has been seen many ways, Ostrowski, Ostroske, Astroski, Ostrovsky, etc.
  3. He married Josephine Kuttni on Putzig, Prussia on November 21, 1859. Anton is 25 years old, and Josephine is 30 years old, and witnesses appear to be Jacob Brzozowski & Anton Hinsla.
  4. He immigrated in 1866-1868. per the 1900 census.
  5. He appeared as “Anton Ostrovsky” on the census on 1870 July 29 in Detroit, Michigan. He is a 30 year old laborer who cannot read or write and he lives next door to his brother Martin.
  6. He appeared as “Anthony Ostrowski” on the census on 1880 June 9 in Detroit, Michigan. He is a 46 year old German sewer contractor who is able to read and write.
  7. He appeared as “Anton Ostroski” in the city directory of 1885 in Detroit, Michigan and is listed as a foreman who lives at 73 Hale.
  8. He appeared as “Anthony Ostrowski” on the census on 1900 June 8 in Detroit, Michigan. He is a 64 year old landlord, and his citizenship is pending. A young 18 year old boarder by the name of Mary Philipski lives with them.
  9. He died of arteriosclerosis on 1909 June 29 in Detroit, Michigan when he was 74 years old.
  10. His obituary was published in the Detroit News on 1909 July 1 in Detroit, Michigan.
    Ostrowski – June 29, Anthony, age 74 years, widower of Josephine and father of John Ostrowski and Mrs. Albert Klebba. Funeral from residence, 611 St. Aubin, Saturday at St. Albertus Church at 8:30.
  11. He was buried at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  Section A-OLD, Grave 744, Tier 3

I created a Find-A-Grave memorial for him:

Created by: Lisa Haerens
Record added: Dec 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45615182

Children:
1
John Anton Ostrowski (1861-1926)
2 Marianna Ostrowski (1863-1947)
3 Anna Susanna Ostrowski (1865-1906/1909)
4 Louise Ostrowski (1867- )

Siblings:
1 Eva (1821 -)
2 Joseph (1822-1893)
3 Johann (1824)
4 John (1824-1890)
5 Susanna (1825 -)
6 Frank (1828-1890)
7 Martin (1830-1898)
8 Marianna (1832 – )
9 Paul (1837 -)
10 Jacob (1838-1911)
11 August (1844-1893)

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