Jacob Zalewski
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Jacob Zalewski (1863 - 1918)

Jacob Zalewski
Born in Krottoschin, Löbau, West Prussia, Prussia, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1892 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsinmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 54 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Jacob Zalewski migrated from Poland to United States.
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Jacob was born December 1863.[1][2].

He migrated to the US a few years after his brother Frank and his family arrived in 1889.[3] He arrived on 17 September 1891 aboard the Rhynland.[4][5]His place of residence of Gottschalk (now Goczalki) matched up with Frank’s.

He arrived as a single man and sometime between arriving and November 1892, he married Pauline Wondkowska.[2] Their marriage record has not yet been found. Just about every Polish church in Milwaukee has been searched for the record, but no luck. It’s possible that they were married somewhere else.

Jacob passed away in April 1918 at only age 54[6][7], so I imagine not a lot of information is remembered about him from his descendants. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.


  1. Kościół rzymsko-katolicki. Parafja Szwarcenowo (Nowe Miasto Lubawskie) (Szwarcenowo, Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Olsztyn, Poland), Baptisms 1863, Page 46; Item 12 (Image 518 of 686), Jacob Zalewski; 23 Dec 1863; Krotoschiny; digital image, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/289877 : accessed 25 February 2019).
  2. 2.0 2.1 1900 U.S. Census, Federal, pop. sch., Ward 18, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ED 157, p.25, h.132 f.226, Jacob Zalewski.
  3. Manifest, Rhynland, 17 September 1891, p.16, line 547, Jakob Salewski, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7488&enc=1 : accessed 23 March 2011).
  4. "United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDWS-DZJ : 27 December 2014), Jakob Salewski, 17 Sep 1891; citing Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897, Ship Rhynland, departed from Antwerp, arrived in New York, New York, New York, United States, NAID identifier 1746067, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  5. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVS2-RPRX : 12 March 2018), Jakob Salewski, 1891; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  6. Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries, "Burial Records," database, Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries (http://www.cemeteries.org/ : accessed 21 March 2011), Zalewski, Jacob; http://genealogy.cemeteries.org/content/genealogy/ifr_genealogy_03.asp?Query=110&ID=434877.
  7. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67442963/jacob-zalewski : accessed 20 October 2021), memorial page for Jacob Zalewski (10 Dec 1863–16 Apr 1918), Find A Grave: Memorial #67442963, citing Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Brian Zalewski (contributor 37741715) .

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