WITKOWICZ, Josef/Joseph Mieczyslaf

Male 1899 - 1994  (95 years)


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  • Name WITKOWICZ, Josef/Joseph Mieczyslaf 
    Born 18 Feb 1899  Ustrobna, Krosno Co., Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    IMMIGRATION 9 Nov 1904  Ellis Island, New York, New York Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Ship's Manifest: S.S. Bremen
      Traveling with mother Antonina Witkowicz and brothers Mieczyslaw and Stanislaw, they arrive in the US almost 2 years after husband/father Leon who arrived 5 Jul 1902
      Age: 3-1/2.
      Nationality: Galicia
      Race: Polish
      Last residence: Ustrobna
      Final destination: New Bedford, Mass.
      Passage paid by: father.
      Contact at destination: father, Leon Witkowicz, New Bedford, Mass.
    Passenger list of S.S. Bremen arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 9 Nov 1904 from Bremen, Germany, page 0728.
    Passenger list of S.S. Bremen arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 9 Nov 1904 from Bremen, Germany, page 0728.
    Antonina/Antonia on line 17.
    Josef/Joseph on line 18.
    Mieczyslaw/Mitchel on line 19.
    Stanislaw/Stanley on line 20.
    SS Bremen
    SS Bremen
    The SS Bremen (second of the name, first ship was scrapped in 1876) was built by F. Schichau of Danzig for the Norddeutscher-Lloyd line. At 525 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 10,500 GRT, the ship was very small by today's standards, with accommodations for 250 first class, 300 second class, and 1600 steerage passengers. Her maiden voyage was 5 Jun 1897 from Bremen to New York with a stopover at Southampton. On 30 Jun 1900, she was badly damaged in a dockside fire at the NDL pier in Hoboken, New Jersey. The fire was started by spontaneous combustion of a bale of cotton. After the fire she was rebuilt and lengthened to 575 ft, her tonnage increased to 11,540 GRT. She reentered service in Oct 1901. On 20 Apr 1912, while sailing from Bremen to New York City, Bremen passed through the debris field left by the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Passengers and crew reported seeing hundreds of bodies floating in the water as well as many deck chairs and pieces of wood. Since there was already a ship specially chartered by White Star line to retrieve any bodies, the Bremen did not stop. Bremen was laid up during World War I. After the war she was given to the British P&O line as part of the war reparations. Two years later she was sold to the Byron S.S. Co. and renamed Constantinople, and operated on the Piraeus-New York City route. By 1924, she was renamed King Alexander. She was scrapped in 1929.

    This link gives General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889.
    MILI 12 Sep 1918  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • WW 1 Draft Registration
      Lists full name as Joseph Mieczyslaf Witkowicz.
      Residence: 52 Hicks St.
      Born: 18 Feb 1899.
      Notes Citizen by naturalization of father.
      Occupation: Loom Fixer.
      Employer: Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford, Bristol, Mass.
      Nearest relative: Leon Witkowicz (father)
      Address: 52 Hicks St., New Bedford, Bristol, Mass.
      Description: Short, slender, blue eyes, brown hair.
    WW I Draft Registration - Witkowicz, Joseph Mieczyslaf, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: 1674422; Draft Board: 2
    WW I Draft Registration - Witkowicz, Joseph Mieczyslaf, 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  [5
    • Surname incorrectly spelled Victkowiecz.
      Immigrated: 1903.
      Occupation: third hand, 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 11 Apr 1930  286 Davis St. New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Renting home at $24/month.
      Did not own a radio.
      Married at age 21.
      Born in Poland.
      Indicates immigrated in 1905. This is incorrect. Ellis Island records show Joseph immigrated with his mother and two younger brothers 9 Nov 1904.
      Occupation: Third hand, cotton mill.
    Census: 1930 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: 890; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 306.0
    Census: 1930 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: 890; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 306.0
    CENSUS 4 Apr 1940  Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Joseph living with wife Mary, two daughters, three sons and brother-in-law.
      Address: 711 Rodman St
      Renting $20/mth
      Age 39, married
      Highest grade of school completed: H-1
      Born: Poland; Naturalized citizen
      Occupation: second hand, cotton mill
      Wages per year: $1600
    Census 1940 US: Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, page 3A
    Census 1940 US: Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, page 3A
    MILI 15 Feb 1942  Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • WW II Draft Registration Card
      Address: 711 Rodman St, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA
      Contact Person: Mrs. Clay Witkowicz, same address
      Employer: Sagamore Mills No 1, Cove St. Fall River, Bristol Co., MA
      Description: white, 5'-5", 142 lbs, hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion
    WW II Draft Registration Card: Joseph Witkowicz
    WW II Draft Registration Card: Joseph Witkowicz
    SSN 014-07-8190 
    Died 14 Jul 1994  730 N Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Died at Lake Wales Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
    Obituary: Joseph Witkowicz 1994
    Obituary: Joseph Witkowicz 1994
    Person ID I1472  Main
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2020 

    Father WITKOWICZ, Leon,   b. Abt 1875, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1898  Galicia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DOMIJAN, Mary,   b. 27 May 1904, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1983, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1921  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Joseph's occupation: loom fixer
      Mary's occupation: weaver
      Service by J. A. Mrojzinski, Priest, New Bedford, MA
    Marriage Record: Joseph Mieczyslaf Witkowicz and Mary Domijan
    Marriage Record: Joseph Mieczyslaf Witkowicz and Mary Domijan
    Children 
    +1. WITKOWICZ, Bertha,   b. Abt 1922, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. WITKOWICZ, Florence,   b. Oct 22 1925, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 2007, Beaumont Rehab & Nursing Center, 85 Beaumont Drive, Northbridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. WITKOWICZ, Joseph L.,   b. Abt Sep 1929, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. WITKOWICZ, Edward  [Birth]
     5. WITKOWICZ, Frank  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsIMMIGRATION - 9 Nov 1904 - 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 MapsMarried - 10 Jan 1921 - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 11 Apr 1930 - 286 Davis St. New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 4 Apr 1940 - Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMILI - 15 Feb 1942 - Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S174] WW I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, (Ancestry,com), Bristol County, Massachusetts; Roll: 1674422; Draft Board: 2 (Reliability: 3), 12 Feb 1918.

    2. [S450] WWII Draft Registration Cards, (Ancestry.com), Serial No 132, Order No 11023 (Reliability: 3), 15 Feb 1942.

    3. [S301] Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York (Ellis Island), (The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (www.ellisisland.org)), S.S. Bremem, 9 Nov 1904, p. 0728, line 18 (Reliability: 3), 9 Nov 1904.

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

    5. [S297] Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: T625_685; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 733 (Reliability: 2), 16 Jan 1920.

    6. [S304] Census: 1930 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 890; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 306.0 (Reliability: 3), 11 Apr 1930.

    7. [S486] 1940 US Census, Massachusetts, (Ancestry.com), Roll: m-t0627-01688; Page: 3A (Reliability: 3), 4 Apr 1940.

    8. [S450] WWII Draft Registration Cards, (Ancestry.com), Serial No 312, Order No 11023 (Reliability: 3), 15 Feb 1942.

    9. [S485] Obituary: Joseph Witkowicz 1994, (The Tampa Tribune, 16 Jul 1994), p 2, col 4-5 (Reliability: 2), 16 Feb 1994.

    10. [S481] Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920, (Familysearch.org), Vol 21 pg 2 (Reliability: 3), 10 Jan 1921.