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Photos

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Felix Witkowicz from his 2012 obituary
Felix Witkowicz from his 2012 obituary
From: Dignity Memorial, 30 Oct 2012 
  26 Nov 2020
Felix Witkowicz - Military Portrait
Felix Witkowicz - Military Portrait
From: Flag honors T5 Felix Witkowicz, D-Day squad leader
SouthCoastToday, 24 Aug 2014 
  26 Nov 2020
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
  25 Nov 2020
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
  25 Nov 2020
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
  25 Nov 2020
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
 
  23 Nov 2020
Stephen A Chmiel Tribute Video
Stephen A Chmiel Tribute Video
 
  23 Nov 2020
Stephen Anthony Chmiel
Stephen Anthony Chmiel
 
  23 Nov 2020
Melvina Jenkins Kaylor
Melvina Jenkins Kaylor
 
  3 Nov 2020
Jerry M Kaylor
Jerry M Kaylor
 
  3 Nov 2020


Headstones

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Headstone: Boleslaw Witkowicz and Antoni Kocur
Headstone: Boleslaw Witkowicz and Antoni Kocur
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    28 Nov 2020
Military Headstone: Boleslaw Witkowicz
Military Headstone: Boleslaw Witkowicz
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    28 Nov 2020
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 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    28 Nov 2020
Military Headstone: Felix S. Witkowicz
Military Headstone: Felix S. Witkowicz
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    26 Nov 2020
Headstone: Felix S and Mary Osenkowski Witkowicz
Headstone: Felix S and Mary Osenkowski Witkowicz
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    26 Nov 2020
Headstone: Dorothy Helene Langevin Chmiel
Headstone: Dorothy Helene Langevin Chmiel
 
St. Anthony's Cemetery Located    23 Nov 2020
Headstone: Stephen A Chmiel
Headstone: Stephen A Chmiel
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    23 Nov 2020
Headstone: Stephen A and Emily V Chmiel
Headstone: Stephen A and Emily V Chmiel
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    23 Nov 2020
Headstone: John Chmiel, Mary Kurgan Chmiel and Frank Peter Chmiel
Headstone: John Chmiel, Mary Kurgan Chmiel and Frank Peter Chmiel
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    22 Nov 2020
Headstone: Eugene and Teofilia Witkowicz Chmiel
Headstone: Eugene and Teofilia Witkowicz Chmiel
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery Located    22 Nov 2020

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I1470 
WITKOWICZ, Leon 
b. Abt 1875  Poland  29 Nov 2020
I1477 
WITKOWICZ, Mary Anna 
b. 15 Jan 1911  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA  28 Nov 2020
I22 
SYLVIA/SILVIA, Gilbert S. 
b. 6 Jan 1911  Massachusetts  28 Nov 2020
I1476 
WITKOWICZ, Boleslaw Leon 
b. 21 Feb 1909  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA  28 Nov 2020
I1475 
WITKOWICZ, Jan/John Joseph 
b. 13 Mar 1907  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA  28 Nov 2020
I1669 
KOCUR, Antoni 
b. 1898  Poland  28 Nov 2020
I1471 
KOCUR, Antonina Maryanna 
b. 25 Dec 1880  Poland  28 Nov 2020
I151 
OSENKOWSKI, Maryanna 
b. 4 Feb 1918  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA  26 Nov 2020
I1667 
HAMOT, Agnieszka 
   26 Nov 2020
I1666 
OSENKOWSKI, Stanislaw 
   26 Nov 2020

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F9 
 I22  SYLVIA/SILVIA, Gilbert S.  I1477  WITKOWICZ, Mary Anna  1933  28 Nov 2020
 F509 
 I1666  OSENKOWSKI, Stanislaw  I1667  HAMOT, Agnieszka    26 Nov 2020
 F454 
 I1472  WITKOWICZ, Josef/Joseph Mieczyslaf  I1480  DOMIJAN, Mary  10 Jan 1921  25 Nov 2020
 F353 
 I1661  KURGAN, Jozef  I1662  Marya    23 Nov 2020
 F451 
 I1462  CHMIEL, Franciss? Antoni?  I894  SKOWRON, Helena    23 Nov 2020
 F447 
 I1448  CHMIEL, John/Jan  I1449  KURGAN, Mary/Marya  8 Aug 1911  23 Nov 2020
 F110 
 I1423  KAYLOR, William Walter  I976  NEWMAN, Mattie E.  14 Mar 1907  12 Nov 2020
 F297 
 I1432  KAYLOR, Samuel  I1660  LOGSDEN, Sally J  23 Jun 1874  4 Nov 2020
 F150 
 I1659  ROBINSON, Ezekiel  I1431  KAYLOR, Pollie  15 Feb 1872  4 Nov 2020
 F116 
 I1658  CLIFT, John B  I1433  KAYLOR, Isabinda  23 Dec 1873  4 Nov 2020