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WITKOWICZ, Leon

Male Abt 1875 - 1951  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name WITKOWICZ, Leon 
    Born Abt 1875  Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birthplace typically listed as Gallicia, Austria which is now part of Poland.
    Gender Male 
    IMMIGRATION 5 Jul 1902  Ellis Island, New York, New York Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Leon traveled to the US almost two years ahead of wife Antonia and children who arrive New York 9 Nov 1904
      Ship's Manifest: S.S. Patricia
      Leon appears on line 2.
      Age: 29
      Listed as single, but judging by age of eldest son Josef, should have been married in Jul 1902.
      Occupation: gardiner?.
      Can read/write: yes.
      Nationality: Austria
      Last residence: Zubrobna. Likely incorrect spelling. Original manifest in German states Ustrobna, which is the last residence listed on ship's manifest for Leon's wife Antonina on her immigration in 1904.
      Seaport: New York. Word Polish also written in this column in reference to nationality/
      Final destination: Boston, Mass.
      Ticket to final destination: yes.
      Passage paid by: self.
      Funds on arrival $20.
      Visited U.S. Before? No.
      Contact at destination: friend, Tal? Ribisky, Boston, (can't read rest).
    Passenger list of S.S. Patricia arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 5 Jul 1902 from Hamburg, Germany, page 0036.
    Passenger list of S.S. Patricia arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 5 Jul 1902 from Hamburg, Germany, page 0036.
    Leon appears on line 2.
    Passenger list of S.S. Patricia arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 5 Jul 1902 from Hamburg, Germany, page 1 of original manifest in German
    Passenger list of S.S. Patricia arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 5 Jul 1902 from Hamburg, Germany, page 1 of original manifest in German
    Leon appears on Line 384
    Passenger list of S.S. Patricia arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 5 Jul 1902 from Hamburg, Germany, original German manifest with listing for Leon Witkowicz
    Passenger list of S.S. Patricia arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 5 Jul 1902 from Hamburg, Germany, original German manifest with listing for Leon Witkowicz
    Leon appears on Line 384.
    Postcard: SS Patrica 1905
    Postcard: SS Patrica 1905
    Postcard of SS Patricia on which Leon Witkowicz travel from Hamburg to New York in 1902.

    The SS Patricia was built in 1899 by AG Vulcan for the Hamburg America Line. I was relatively small at 560 ft long, 62 ft wide and 13,000 gross tons, accommadating accommodation 62 1st-, 184 2nd-, an 2,143 3rd-class passengers. After only a few voyages, it caught fire on 15 Nov 1900 and floundered. It was rebuilt in 1900 to 13,424 tons capacity and again in 1910 to14,466 tons and 408 2nd and 2,143 3rd-class passengers. It’s last passenger voyage Hamburg-New York was 27 November 1913, last voyage, Hamburg-New York. In 1914 it was chartered by the German government as a transport to Tsingtao (German China). Near then end of WW1 (1919) she surrendered to the US who used her as a Naval Transport until 1920 she was transferred to Great Britain where she was operated by Ellerman Lines until 1921 when she was scrapped.

    This link gives General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889.
    Picture of Immigrants aboard the SS Patrica entering New York Harbor 10 Dec 1906
    Picture of Immigrants aboard the SS Patrica entering New York Harbor 10 Dec 1906
    MILI 12 Sep 1918  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Residence: 57 Hicks St., New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA
      Occupation: Mill operator.
      Employer: Wamsutta Mill #4
      Employer Address: Wamsutta, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA
      Nearest Relative: Antonina Witkowicz, same residence.
      Description: Short, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair.
    WW I Draft Registration Card - Witkowicz, Leon, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: 1674422; Draft Board: 2
    WW I Draft Registration Card - Witkowicz, Leon, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: 1674422; Draft Board: 2
    CENSUS 16 Jan 1920  52 Hicks St., New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Surname incorrectly spelled Victkowiecz.
      Immigrated: 1900/1903?
      Naturalized: 1917.
      Occupation: Carder, Cotton Mill.
    Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford Ward 2, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: T625_685; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 733
    Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford Ward 2, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: T625_685; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 733
    CENSUS 14 Apr 1930  138 Cedar Grove St., New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Renting home; $20/month
      Age at 1st marriage: 22
      Able to read and write: yes
      Language spoken at home: Polish
      Year of immigration: 1902, naturalized citizen
      Can speak English
      Occupation: Naper, Cotton Mill
      At work yesterday: No
    Census: 1930 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: 891; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 275.0; FHL microfilm: 2340626
    Census: 1930 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: 891; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 275.0; FHL microfilm: 2340626
    CENSUS Apr 1940  9 E. Coggeshall St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Living in same building as family of daughter Teofilia and husband Eugene Chmiel
      Owns home, value: $5000
      Highest grade of education: 3rd
      Residence April 1, 1935: same house
      At work last week of Mar: no
      Employed in public emergency work: no
      Looking for work: no
      Does person have job: yes
      Occupation: Lap Carrier, Cotton Mill
      Weeks worked in 1939: 26
      Income in 1939: $340
    Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: T627_1572; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 3-53
    Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: T627_1572; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 3-53
    Died 1951 
    Buried Sacred Heart New Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol Co. MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone Leon and Antonina Witkowicz and son John Witkowicz s.p.
    Headstone Leon and Antonina Witkowicz and son John Witkowicz s.p.
    Inscription at the top: Tu Spocywaja S. P. means Rest in Peace
    Zona = wife; Son = Son
    Person ID I1470  Main
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2020 

    Family KOCUR, Antonina Maryanna,   b. 25 Dec 1880, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1976, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married Abt 1898  Galicia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. WITKOWICZ, Josef/Joseph Mieczyslaf,   b. 18 Feb 1899, Ustrobna, Krosno Co., Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1994, 730 N Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [Birth]
     2. WITKOWICZ, Mieczyslaw/Michal,   b. Abt 1902, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
     3. WITKOWICZ, Stanislaw/Stanley,   b. 1904, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1939, Manhattan, New York City, New York Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
     4. WITKOWICZ, Jan/John Joseph,   b. 13 Mar 1907, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1970, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
     5. WITKOWICZ, Boleslaw Leon,   b. 21 Feb 1909, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1985, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    +6. WITKOWICZ, Mary Antone,   b. 15 Jan 1911, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1987, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     7. WITKOWICZ, Teofila,   b. 25 Apr 1913, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1972, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Birth]
    +8. WITKOWICZ, Wladyslaw/Walter Joseph,   b. 20 Jun 1915, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 2002, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    +9. WITKOWICZ, Felix Waliek (Stanly/Stanley),   b. 10 Sep 1918, 52 Hicks St, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 2012, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsIMMIGRATION - 5 Jul 1902 - Ellis Island, New York, New York Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMILI - 12 Sep 1918 - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 16 Jan 1920 - 52 Hicks St., New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 14 Apr 1930 - 138 Cedar Grove St., New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Apr 1940 - 9 E. Coggeshall St., 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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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S481] Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920, (Familysearch.org), Page 3, line 1148 (Reliability: 3), 25 Apr 1913.

    2. [S301] Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York (Ellis Island), (The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (www.ellisisland.org)), S.S. Patricia, 5 Jul 1905, p. 0036, line 2 (Reliability: 3), 5 Jul 1902.

    3. [S174] WW I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, (Ancestry,com), Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: 1674422; Draft Board: 2 (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 1918.

    4. [S304] Census: 1930 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 891; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 275.0; FHL microfilm: 2340626 (Reliability: 2), 14 Apr 1940.

    5. [S354] Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: T627_1572; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 3-53 (Reliability: 2), Apr 1940.