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CHMIEL, Peter/Piotr

Male 1890 - 1976  (86 years)


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  • Name CHMIEL, Peter/Piotr 
    Born 29 Jun 1890  Zarówka, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Ship passenger lists birthplace as Zarówka, Radomyśl, Galacia, Austria.
      WWI Draft registartion lists birthplace as Jarwwka? Poland (obviously misspelled)
      Galacia, Austria later became part of the Subcarpathian Vovodeship of Poland
    Gender Male 
    IMMIGRATION 18 Feb 1910  Ellis Island, New York, New York Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Arrived on the George Washington from Bremen, Germany,
      Manifest difficult to read.
      Piotr appears on line 16. His cousin Jan on line 17.
      Age: 20
      Occupation: farm laborer
      Can read and write
      Citizen of: Austria. Poland
      Last permanent residence: Zarówka
      Name and address of friend/relative in country of origin: father, looks like Franciss Chmiel; Zarówka, Radomysl, Galacia
      Final destination: New Bedford, MA
      Arrived with ticket to final destination.
      Paid for passage: self.
      Arrived with $25.
      Contact and address of destination: Appears to read brother-in-law Jan Gont, ?? Beetle Str., New Bedford, MA. Suspect the correct spelling is Gonet. There are several Gonet's in the 1910 census for New Bedford, MA. A John Gonet, is listed as married, born Austria, living at 443 Front St, New Bedford.
      Description: 5'-7", fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.
      Place of birth: Zarówka, Galicia; Poland today.
    Passenger list of George Washington arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 18 Feb 1910 from Bremen, Germany, page 0552.
    Passenger list of George Washington arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 18 Feb 1910 from Bremen, Germany, page 0552.
    Begins on page 0551.
    Piotr/Peter Chmiel listed on line 16.
    Jan/John Chmiel listed on line 17.
    Passenger list of George Washington arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 18 Feb 1910 from Bremen, Germany, page 0551.
    Passenger list of George Washington arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 18 Feb 1910 from Bremen, Germany, page 0551.
    Continues on page 0552.
    Piotr/Peter Chmiel listed on line 16.
    Jan/John Chmiel listed on line 17.
    SS George Washington
    SS George Washington
    SS George Washington was built in 1907–1908 by AG Vulcan of Stettin, Germany for North German Lloyd. Intended for Bremen to New York passenger service, she was named after the first President of the United States as a way to make the ship more appealing to immigrants who then made up the majority of transatlantic passengers. On her maiden voyage in June 1909, sailing from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, she was the third-largest ocean liner in the world capable of accommodating nearly 2,900 passengers, with 900 divided between first and second class and the balance as third class or steerage. First class accusations were sumptuously appointed.

    She garnered some fame while voyaging to New York in 1912. On the morning of 14 April, the, crew observed a large iceberg as the ship passed south of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. After recording the ship's position, the George Washington radioed a warning to all ships in the area. The White Star steamship Titanic, some 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of George Washington's position, acknowledged receipt of the warning, Twelve hours later on 15 April, George Washington received garbled transmissions from the Titanic stating she'd struck the iceberg. Four hours later, Titanic broke apart and sank, killing roughly 1500 of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew; the most famous maritime disaster to this day.

    In 1917, George Washington was coverted into a transport ship for WW I. She hauled over 40,000 troops to and from the war and in 1919 and 1920 twice carried U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to France for the Paris Peace Conference ending the war. She returned to passenger service in 1921 until, showing her age, she was retired in 1932. In 1941, the United States Maritime Commission refitted and renamed her the USS Catlin to serve in WW II, but quickly finding her coal-fired engines too slow to protect against submarine attack, she was decommissioned again a year later. George Washington was permanantly retired in 1947. She remained tied to a pier at Baltimore until a fire damaged her in 1951, and she was sold for scrap.

    This link gives General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889.
    MILI 5 Jun 1917  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • WW I Draft Registration Card
      Address: 73 Collett, New Bedford, MA
      Listed as alien vs citizen
      Occupation: Weaver, Piere Man f?, New Bedford, MA
      Family: Wife and 1 child
      Description: tall, medium build, blue eyes, light hair
      Registered same day as cousin John/Jan
    WW I Draft Registration Card: PiterPeter Chmiel
    WW I Draft Registration Card: PiterPeter Chmiel
    CENSUS 26 Jan 1920  73 Collette St, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Indicates immigration in 1916. This date is incorrect. Peter/Piotr immigrated with his brother John/Jan Chmiel 18 Feb 1910 per ship's manifest for the steamship George Washington from Bremen, Germany to New York's Ellis Island..
      Native language Polish.
      Occupation: Weaver, Cotton Mill.
    Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol Co., MA,  Roll: T625_685; Page: 43B; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 415
    Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: T625_685; Page: 43B; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 415
    CENSUS 14 Apr 1930  9 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Married age 23.
      Immigrated 1910.
      Native language: Polish.
      Occupation: Weaver, Cloth Mill.
      Living next door to brother John's family.
    Census: 1930 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: 886; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1058.0
    Census: 1930 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: 886; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1058.0
    CENSUS 10 Apr 1940  135 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Peter's brother John's family living next door
      Owns home; value $1800
      Highest grade of education: -- (no formal schooling?)
      Citizenship: al (alien, not naturalized)
      Residence 1 Apr 1935: same house
      At work last week of March: no
      Employed in emergency work: no
      Looking for work: yes
      Duration of unemployment to March: 26 weeks
      Occupation: Weaver, Cotton Mill
      Number of weeks worked in 1939: 26
      Income in 1939: $390
      Income other than wages: no
    Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: T627_1572; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3-48
    Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: T627_1572; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3-48
    MILI 26 Apr 1942  Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • WW II Draft Registration Card
      Residence: 135 Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA.
      Born: 29 Jun 1890, Zarufka, Poland. (should read Zarówka, Poland)
      Contact person: Wife Agnes at same address.
      Employment: States own farm at address above.
      Appearance: 5'-10", 158 lbs, blue eyes, grey hair, ruddy complexion.
    WW II Draft Registration Card - Chmiel, Peter, State Headquarters: Massachusetts; Microfilm Series: M2090; Microfilm Roll: 26
    WW II Draft Registration Card - Chmiel, Peter, State Headquarters: Massachusetts; Microfilm Series: M2090; Microfilm Roll: 26
    SSN 029-10-6208  [7
    Died 3 Nov 1976  Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Certificate: 049082
    Buried Sacred Heart New Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol Co. MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone: Piotr and Agata Zona Marek Chmiel
    Headstone: Piotr and Agata Zona Marek Chmiel
    Person ID I1463  Main
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2020 

    Father CHMIEL, Francisus/Frank,   c. 18 Sep 1857, Wisłocka, Rzeszów, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother KREYZKA/KRYCKA/KRYCZKO/KRACZYK, Tecla/Thecla 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MAREK, Agata Zona,   b. 1889, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869 
    Married 14 May 1912  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage Record: Piotr Chmiel and Agata Marek
    Marriage Record: Piotr Chmiel and Agata Marek
    Children 
     1. CHMIEL, Amelia,   b. 23 Jan 1914, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. CHMIEL, Barnislawa,   b. Abt Jul 1919, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. CHMIEL, Bridget,   b. Abt 1920, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. CHMIEL, Zofia/Sophia,   b. 9 May 1923, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. CHMIEL, Mary,   b. 28 Feb 1926, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsIMMIGRATION - 18 Feb 1910 - Ellis Island, New York, New York Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1912 - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMILI - 5 Jun 1917 - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 26 Jan 1920 - 73 Collette St, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 14 Apr 1930 - 9 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 10 Apr 1940 - 135 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMILI - 26 Apr 1942 - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1976 - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sacred Heart New Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol Co. MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S246] WW II Draft Registration Cards 1942, (Ancestry.com), State Headquarters: Massachusetts; Microfilm Series: M2090; Microfilm Roll: 26 (Reliability: 3), 26 Apr 1942.

    2. [S301] Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York (Ellis Island), (The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (www.ellisisland.org)), George Washington, 18 Feb 1910, p. 0551 and 0552, line 16 (Reliability: 3), 18 Feb 1910.

    3. [S174] WW I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, (Ancestry,com), Form No 1458 No 172 (Reliability: 3), 5 Jun 1917.

    4. [S297] Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: T625_685; Page: 43B; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 415 (Reliability: 3), 26 Jan 1920.

    5. [S298] Census: 1930 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: 886; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1058.0 (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 1930.

    6. [S354] Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: T627_1572; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3-48 (Reliability: 2), 10 Apr 1940.

    7. [S249] Social Security Card Application, (Social Security Adminstration) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S481] Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920, (Familysearch.org), page 283 line 508 (Reliability: 3), 14 May 1912.