Archive for the ‘Lachowski’ Category

On This Day … 5 October

1886 – Joseph Lachovsky Jr. (22) married Genevieve Clement (15) in Detroit, Michigan 127 years ago.  (2nd great-granduncle)

1920 – Joseph Peterson was born in Detroit, Michigan 93 years ago to Charles Peterson & Theresa Lachovsky.  (2nd cousin 2x removed)

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On This Day … 7 September

1806 – Thomas Garlick died 207 years ago at 73 years of age in England.  (6th great-grandfather)

1850 – Eliza Clark was born in England 163 years ago.  (wife of Thomas Garlick, 3rd great-granduncle)

1892 – Lillian Ostrowski was born in Detroit, Michigan 121 years ago to John Ostrowski & Elisabeth Lachowski.  (great-grandmother)

1910 – Coletta Kessler (21) married John Kulka (23) in Detroit, Michigan 103 years ago.  (1st cousin 3x removed)

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On This Day … 3 September

1881 – August Schulte Sr. died 132 years ago in Detroit, Michigan when he was 41 years old.  (3rd great-grandfather)

1902 – Theresa Lachovski was born in Detroit, Michigan 111 years ago to Joseph Lachovski & Genevieve Clement.  (1st cousin 3x removed)

1920 – Frances Hincka (18) married Frank Durecki (21) in Presque Isle, Michigan 93 years ago.  (1st cousin 2x removed)

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On This Day … 28 August

1897 – Elizabeth Lachovski Ostrowski died 116 years ago in Detroit, Michigan at 30 years old.  (2nd great-grandmother)

1918 – Anna Hallman was born in Michigan 95 years ago to Joseph Hallman & Dorothy Durecki.  (1st cousin 2x removed)

1949 – Frank Uttech died 64 years ago in Detroit, Michigan at 60 years old.

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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

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

Sympathy Saturday – Josephine (Kuttni) Ostrowski

She was born in Putzig, Prussia, and on her baptism register her parents are recorded Lorenz Kuttni & Marianna Meyer.  She was the oldest of 7 children, and married Anton Ostrowski when she was 33 years old.  She immigrated with him and their children about 1868, and the family shows up on the Detroit 1870 census.  She was the mother of 4 children, and she is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  Her son John married Elisabeth Lachowski in 1885.

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