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Welcome to my Polish blog! My Polish great grandpa was orphaned during the Chicago flu epidemic of 1918 & spent his life looking for all of his siblings. Some family stayed in Chicago & some returned to Poland. Some family was Catholic, & some are believed to be Jewish. I post the things I learn in efforts it may help someone else in their research. I also hope this blog helps me connect with others that know about the people I'm learning about. Digital images of records or links are put inside most postings so you can view records full screen. I encourage comments. Feel free to sign the guestbook, stating who you're looking for. Maybe we can all help each other out this way, because there are many challenges with Polish research. I hope you enjoy learning with me. And I hope to be taught more about my Polish heritage.
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Witam w moim polskim blogu! Mój pradziadek został osierocony w czasie epidemii grypy w 1918 roku i spędził wiele lat poszukując swojego rodzeństwa. Część rodziny pozostała w Chicago a część wróciła do Polski. Część rodziny była katolikami a część, jak przypuszczam, wyznania mojżeszowego. Piszę w moim blogu o rzeczach które odkrywam i o których dowiaduję się mając nadzieję, że pomogą one wszystkim zainteresowanym w ich własnych poszukiwaniach. Wierzę, że ten blog pomoże mi w skontaktowaniu się z ludźmi którzy wiedzą coś na temat osób ktorych poszukuję. Zdjęcia cyfrowe lub linki umieszczone są w większości moich komentarzy i artykułów, można więc otworzyć je na cały ekran. Gorąco zachęcam do komentarzy. Proszę wpisać się do księgi gości i podać kogo Państwo szukacie. Może będziemy mogli pomóc sobie nawzajem, ponieważ nie jest łatwo znaleźć dane których szukamy. Mam nadzieję, że zainteresuje Państwa odkrywanie ze mną tajemnic przeszłości. Mam rówież nadzieję poznać lepiej moje polskie dziedzictwo.

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23 October 2009

Kazimierz Bazarnik-Poland, Chicago, and Indiana




Kazimierz has been very hard to find, because it's a challenge to guess how his name was spelled. Kazimierz was born in Krakow, Poland, 16 Feb 1897. He immigrated to the United States, leaving from Hamburg Germany on 21 Jan 1914, and arriving at Ellis Island 31 Jan 1914. He traveled with his mother Anna & her sister Alfreda Mazurkiewicz. His passage was paid for by his step father Ignatz Baranowski (or Baranovski) living at 518 Osborne, in Chicago. He left behind his brother Anton Bazarnik, living in Krakow. In 1915 & 1916 on the Chicago city directories, both Ignatz & Kazimierz were listed as living at 518 Osborne. In 1923 there was a Kazemia Bazerrnick, laundryman, living at 1054 Marshfield Ave. On the WWI draft registration in 1918, Kazimir's step-father Ignatz was living at 1058 Marshfield, and on the 1920 & 1930 Census, Kazimierz' aunt Julia Janik's family (Kwiatkowski) is living at that address.

I found Kazimierz' WWI & WWII draft registration cards, which I've attached. I also found Kazimierz on the SSDI (Social Security Death Index) which said he died Sep 1972 in Gary, Lake, Indiana. The WWII draft registration card says his wife is Matilda.

I am wondering if Alfreda Mazurkiewicz & her family may have been Jewish. (Including Kazimierz) There are multiple reasons why I think this. Adam Sanetra was Catholic. I have been looking for records to prove or disprove the idea that they may be Jewish, but have not yet found them in Jewish records. But I also have no experience with Jewish genealogy. I do know that the surnames Mazurkiewicz, Bazarnik & Baranovski do show up in Jewish voter & concentration camp records. But I don't know about my relatives. I am not prejudice at all, and love people of all race and all religion. So if you know something of these families, please let me know. Through comments or email.

On Kazimierz WWI record, it states he is using the alias Kazimir Paulik to keep his job. I have asked several people why he'd have to change his name in 1918, and the answer I got was "If he was Jewish and his boss was prejudice." So that is a theory. This is all I know of Kazimierz but wish to know more. Here are links to Kazimierz on Ellis Island Manifest, and his footnote page that was created by Footnote.com:

Here is the link to the annotations I made to Kazimierz record. Near where the blue background stops and the cream color begins, you can view the original manifest.
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/ca_viewAnnotations2.asp?MID=16227133940260322368&PID=100390050179&ANNID=276100


Here is a link to his Footnote Page:
http://www.footnote.com/page/39465285_kazimierz_bazarnik/

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