Relocated from American/German DP camp on the USAT ship "General H.M. Black". Was sponsored by Boleslaus Mschichowski and his aunt Pelagia (Rogowski) Mscichowski in Vancouver, WA. Eventually settled in Chicago and married Elizabeth Squillacioti of Chicago, IL. Married in 1955 and divorced in 1957. Petitioned for naturalization in 1956. No record of additional children but was associated with or married to Janina (Malissa) Gardocki until his death in 1992.
Mary Kuczynski--another aunt who lived in Rockford, Illinois at time of immigration in 1948.
Dominik Rogowski--uncle who lived in the USA at time of immigration in 1948.
Halina Florentyna Gardocka Olsson--Sister of Jan who settled and married in Sweden after WWII.
↑ Official INS information obtain from A and C immigration and naturalization petition.
"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV92-CHTJ : accessed 22 February 2016), John Gardocki, 08 Sep 1992; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .
"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP8-63DW : accessed 22 April 2016), Jan Gardocki, ; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP8-6SF8 : accessed 22 April 2016), Jan Gardocki, 1948; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Arolsen Archives, Digital Archive; Bad Arolsen, Germany; Lists of Persecutees 18.104.22.168; Series: 22.214.171.124
Ancestry.com. Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German Persecutees, 1939-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2019.
Original data: Arolsen Archives. Registration of Foreigners and German Persecutees by Public Institutions, Social Securities and Companies (1939-1947). Bad Arolsen, Germany. 126.96.36.199 American Zone; Bavaria Hesse; 188.8.131.52 American Zone: Bavaria, Wurttemberg-Baden, Bremen; 184.108.40.206 American Zone; Bavaria, Hesse (Children).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jan by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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