Zalewski Family Genealogy

Frank J Zalewski, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1858 - 1941  (82 years)


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  • Name Frank J Zalewski 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 4 Sep 1858  German Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Birth 4 Sep 1858  Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Birth Feb 1861  Poland Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Residence 1884  Gottschalk, Graudenz, Westpreussen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Immigration 1886  [8
    Immigration 1888  [4
    Immigration 23 Nov 1889  Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Immigration 1890  [2
    Residence Between 1890 and 1898  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    902 Pulaski 
    Immigration 1891  [5
    Occupation Between 1899 and 1907  [5, 9
    Laborer - Park Board 
    Residence Between 1899 and 1922  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 9, 14
    Address:
    900 Fratney St 
    Naturalization 1902  [14
    Occupation 1905  [6
    Laborer 
    Naturalization 20 Apr 1906  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census 1910  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Ward 13 
    Highest Grade 6th Grade  [7
    Occupation 1910  [2
    Laborer for City Public Park 
    Residence 1930  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    1008 Buffum Street 
    Residence Between 1931 and 1941  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    2630 N Buffum St 
    FamiySearch ID 9KXV-ZCZ 
    Died 8 Aug 1941  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Address:
    Holy Cross Cemetery 
    Billion Graves Record
    Billion Graves Record
    Frank J Zalewski, Sr (1858 - 1941) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Frank J Zalewski, Sr (1858 - 1941) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Person ID I270  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2016 

    DNA Tests  2 people have linked a DNA test to Frank J Zalewski, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] 
    Test TypeTaken ByHaplogroup Test Information
    Y-DNA-N18451 B.J. ZalewskiR1a1a Relevant links:
    Y-DNA-JZ23 J.R. ZalewskiR1a1a Relevant links:

    Father Unknown Zalewski 
    Mother Unknown Unknown 
    Family ID F785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna A Lindner,   b. Sep 1864, Poland Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1939, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1883  [5
    Married 2 Nov 1884  Schwenten, Graudenz, Westpreussen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Married Jan 1885  Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 18, 19
    Children 
     1. Martha Zalewski,   b. Sep 1884, Poland Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1930, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     2. Angeline R Zalewski,   b. Feb 1886, Poland Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1960, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Elisabeth Zalewski,   b. 9 Apr 1889, Schwenten, Graudenz, Westpreussen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1889 and 1900, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Marianna Zalewski,   b. Mar 1890, Poland Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1945, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     5. Joseph Frank Zalewski,   b. Oct 1892, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1981, Cedarburg, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     6. Frances Dorothy Zalewski,   b. Jul 1894, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1965, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     7. Helen A Zalewski,   b. May 1897, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1974, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     8. Frank Edward Zalewski, Jr,   b. Oct 1899, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1976, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     9. Agnes Irene Zalewski,   b. 17 Jan 1902, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1989, Cedarburg, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Photos
    Frank & Anna Zalewski Family
    Frank & Anna Zalewski Family
    Frank & Anna (Lindner) Zalewski family - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - June 1907
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Frank & Anna Zalewski Family
    Frank & Anna Zalewski Family
    Frank & Anna (Lindner) Zalewski family - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - June 1907

    Headstones
    Frank & Anna Zalewski
    Frank & Anna Zalewski
    Frank, Frank, Jr. & Anna (Lindner) Zalewski
    Plot: Block 2A, Lot 262N, Grave 3

  • Notes 
    • Frank Zalewski, Sr., his wife Anna, and their two oldest children - Martha and Angeline, emigrated to the US from the Baltic port of Danzig and arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1890. The couple's third child, Mary, was born in Baltimore in March 1891. The family then traveled west to Nebraska and east, from there, to the Polish community in Chicago. By May, 1892, the family had settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

      (Research):According to an interview conducted in April 1980 with Frank Gierszewski, Jr, a grandson of Frank and Anna Zalewski. He indicated his grandparents left Poland from the Baltic port of Danzig and entered the United States through the port of Baltimore, Maryland. There is some confusion, however, as to the area of Poland in which Frank and Anna Zalewski resided prior to their emigration to the United States in 1890. During a telephone interview with their granddaughter, Caroline (Walczak) Sullivan, conducted in January 1995, she indicated that Frank and Anna lived somewhere in the province of Poznan -- an area of Poland then under German jurisdiction and known as South Prussia. his would correspond with information supplied on the death certificate and in the newspaper obituary of Frank Zalewski, Sr in 1941. Although neither source mentions Poznan as his place of birth, both list Germany as his country of origin. (Much of western Poland, including Poznan Province, became German territory after the three partitions of Poland at the end of the eighteenth century.)

      There is, however, a conflicting story as to the area of Poland from which Frank and Anna originated. During a 1993 telephone interview with another granddaughter, Irene (Zalewski) Lutzenberger, she indicated that her late father had always said his parents came from eastern Poland -- an area then under Russian rule. Irene's father also stated that when his parents entered the United States, their surname was spelled "Salefsky," thereby reflecting the Russian influence. Although no official documents can be found to verify this, it is interesting to note that in the 1934 obituary of another grandchild, Norbert Cybela, the maiden name of Norbert's mother is spelled "Zalesky."

      It is hypothetically possible that Frank Zalewski, Sr is, indeed, born and raised in Russian Poland and, at some later point in his life, moved to the German section in which Poznan Province was located. Although traveling across political borders was difficult in 19th-century Europe, to say the least, it was not impossible. In Russian Poland, for example, all debts to the government, including military service in the czar's army, had to be fulfilled before travel documents would be issued and borders would be crossed. Two years of active military service followed by two years in the reserve forces was required of all males when they reached their twentieth birthday. In Frank's case, that would have accounted for the years 1878 through 1882. We know he married Anna Lindner (a German) in January 1885, which means he probably relocated from Russian-held, eastern Poland to the German-held, western area sometime between 1882 and 1884. This, of course, is only speculation but would explain the Russian "sky" ending on the surname.

      They attended Church at St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Milwaukee, WI
      Located: 2604 N Bremen (On corner on Bremen and E Clarke)

      Notes about 900 N Fratney Residence:
      Located between 44 Lee and Franklin
      New Address after Change: 2448 N Fratney
      Occupants:
      Frank Zalewski, Edwin Cybela, Michl Ochalek
      (rear): Max Stromski and Frank Gierszewski

      Notes about 2630 N Buffum Residence:
      Located between E Clarke and E Center
      Occupants:
      Frank Zalewski and Chester Walczak (1931)
      Frank Zalewski (1940)

      2630A N Buffum Occupants:
      Frank Bolet and Carl Gollner (1931)
      Frank Zalewski, Jr and Edw Gerth (1940)
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    Immigration:
    • S.S. Weser from Bremen, Germany

      Ship Builders - Caird & Company Greenock

      Propulsion - Speed 11 knots

      Re-engined by Cairds in 1891 with compound engines

      Speed increased to 13.5 knots
      Launched - Sunday, May 19,1867

      Left Bremen on her maiden voyage to Southampton and New York on June 1, 1867

      Built - 1867
      Ship Type - Passenger Cargo Ship

      Iron built ship clipper stem, one funnel, two masts, single screw, 1,300 horsepower

      There was accommodation for 60-1st, 120-2nd, and 700-3rd class passengers.
      Tonnage - 2,870 Gross Tons Length - 325 Feet

      Breadth - 40 Feet
      Owner History - Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen
      Status - Scrapped - 1896

    Residence:
    • now 2448 N Fratney

    Died:
    • --Milwaukee Journal, August 9, 1941

      Frank Zalewski, 82, of 2630 N Buffum St., was found dead on the floor of his home late Friday afternoon by his son, Joseph, a police officer, who came to visit him. He had been living alone since his wife died two years ago. Death was due to natural causes, according to coroner's assistants.

      Mr. Zalewski was born in Germany and came to this country 51 years ago. He worked for the department of public works for 39 years, retiring six years ago. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1935. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 am Monday at the Schramka chapel, 612 E Burleigh st, and at 9 am at St. Casimir's church, with burial in Holy Cross cemetery.

      Survivors include two sons, Joseph and Frank, jr., and five daughters, Mrs. Angeline Pierzchalski, Mrs. Mary Gierszewski, Mrs. Frances Cybela, Mrs. Helen Stroinski and Mrs. Agnes Walczak.

      Obituary, Milwaukee Journal - August 9, 1941

      ZALEWSKI, Frank sr., Fri., Aug. 8, aged 82 years. residence, 2630 N. Buffum st., beloved father of Angeline Pierschalski, Mary Gierszewski, Joseph, Frances Cybela, Helen Stroinski, Frank, jr., and Agnes Walczak; also survived by 17 grandchildren. Funeral Monday, 8:30 a.m. from the Schramka Funeral Home, 612 E. Burleigh st. Services St. Casimir's church 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross cemetery. In state Sat, after 9 p.m.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] The Zalewski Family Booklet.

    2. [S181] 1910 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 133; Sheet 12B; H.176 F.251; Frank J Zalewski; 5 February 2010.

    3. [S189] 1930 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 40-156; Sheet 1A; H. 6 F. 8; Frank Zalewski; 3 February 2010.

    4. [S173] 1920 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 157; Sheet 22B; H. 144 F. 441; Frank Zalewski; 5 February 2010.

    5. [S174] 1900 US Census, Ward 14, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 113; Sheet 17B; h.215 f.312; Frank Zalewski; 1 March 2010.

    6. [S190] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Frank Zalewski; Houshold 565, 5th Precint, 13th Ward, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.

    7. [S339] 1940 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 72-288; Sheet 8A; Household 172; Frank Zalewski; 2 April 2012.

    8. [S189] 1930 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 40-156; Sheet 1A; H.6 F.8; Frank Zalewski; 3 February 2010.

    9. [S3] Birth Certificate, County: Milwaukee; Reel: DEL; Record: SEQ 932.
      Son Frank Jr's Birth Certificate

    10. [S190] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co.

    11. [S305] Swiete/Schwenten Kirchenbuch, 1733-1929, Marriages; 1884; Franz Salewski & Anna Lindner, 2 Nov 1884.
      Listed as living in Gottschalk on Marriage record.

    12. [S170] Balitmore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948, November 1889 - Ship Weser - Page 5 of 8.

    13. [S271] US Naturalization Record Indexes (1791-1992), Franz Zalewski; Microfilm Serial: M1285; Microfilm Roll: 182.

    14. [S173] 1920 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 157; Sheet 22B; H.144 F.441; Frank Zalewski; 5 February 2010.

    15. [S343] Find-A-Grave Entry, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GSvcid=75564&GRid=5182190&.

    16. [S380] BillionGraves, 20 June 2016; https://billiongraves.com/grave/Franciszek-Zalewski/1349508.

    17. [S305] Swiete/Schwenten Kirchenbuch, 1733-1929, Marriages; 1884; Franz Salewski & Anna Lindner, 2 Nov 1884.

    18. [S189] 1930 US Census, Ward 13, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin; 40-156; Sheet 1A; H.6 F.8; Frank Zalewski.

    19. [S176] Obituary, Ozaukee Press, Obituary; 12 April 1939.