Bio: Trawicki, Joseph and Anna (Niemczyk)


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Surnames: Trawicki, Niemczyk, Kunz, Wozniak, Hoffman, Kulas, Pollack, Bellon, Maliszewski, Teresinski, Delphine, Jesko, Hajduk, Murkowski, Bernard, Hilderbrandt


----Source: 1880 - 1980 Rietbrock, Marathon Co., Wis. Centennial, pg. 48


Trawicki Family


Martin Trawicki, son of Joseph and Anna (Niemczyk) Trawicki, was born in Milwaukee, November 8, 1875. His parents emigrated from Poland in the early 1870's and settled on the south side of Milwaukee. They raised a family of six children: two sons, Martin and Francis, and four daughters; Anna (Mrs. Joseph Kunz), Martha (Mrs. Francis Wozniak), Pauline (Mrs. John Hoffman), and Mary, who died at an early age and whose remains rest in the Holy Family Cemetery in Poniatowski.


In the year of 1878, among the settlers mainly of Polish nationality who were coming here from Milwaukee, was Joseph Trawicki Sr. family. They settled in the town of Rietbrock, about 2 miles northwest of Poniatowski--now the Walter Guralski Jr. farm. They lived in a log cabin; and as each child left to start a life of his own, Martin took over the homestead. In the year of 1898, he married Julia Wisniewski, daughter of Anton and Mary (Kulas) Wisniewski. Prior to marriage the young bride delivered mail between Poniatowski and Edgar, taking over from her father. The young couple cleared more land and later replaced the log cabin with a more modern building. They raised a family of ten children; Mary (Mrs. Mike Pollack) Bellon, Helen (Mrs. Alexander Maliszewski), Frances (Mrs. John Teresinski), Joseph (Delphine), Francis (deceased), Celia (Mrs. Henry Jesko), Esther (Mrs. Vincent Hajduk), Edward (Teresa), Leona (Mrs. Ray I. Murkowski), and Sylvester (Bernice).


Martin was prominently identified with the early history of Athens and Poniatowski, as a pioneer, farmer, and lumberman. Over twenty years he held various town offices in the Town of Rietbrock.  In the year of 1929, they sold the farm and returned to Milwaukee. Here Martin died December, 1940, and his wife Julia lived until March, 1963.


Family Notes 


Wisconsin Marriage Records


Joseph Kuntz
bride's name: Anna Trawicki
marriage date: 20 May 1896
marriage place: Marathon, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: John Kuntz
groom's mother's name: Frances Kruscmeyer
bride's father's name: Josep Trawicki
bride's mother's name: Anna Niemayk


John Hoffmann
bride's name: Pauline Trawicki
marriage date: 08 Dec 1907
marriage place: Marathon, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Adam Hoffman
groom's mother's name: Margaretha Bernard
bride's father's name: Joseph Trawicki
bride's mother's name: Niemczyh


Wisconsin Birth Records


Anna Trawicki
gender: Female
burial date: 21 May 1905
burial place: Poniatowski, Wi
death date: 21 May 1905
death place: Poniatowski, Wisconsin
age: 0
birth date: 13 Apr 1905
birthplace: Poniatowski, Wi
occupation: Farmer
race: White
marital status: Single
father's name: Martin Trawicki
father's birthplace: Milwaukee, Wi
mother's name: Julia Trawicki
mother's birthplace: Poland, Ger.


Wisconsin Death Records


Anna Trawicka (Trawicki)
Death date: 21 May 1905
event place: Marathon, Wisconsin
page: 0047


Anna Niemczk was born 19 Jul 1845 in Kornen, Poland and she married Joseph Trawicki 8 Feb 1869.  Anna was the daughter of Martin Niemczyk and Mary Hilderbrandt.  Joseph was the son of Martin Trawicki (b. 9 Feb 1835, Lippuschuette, Poland - d. 6 Dec 1915, Athens, Wis.) and Anna Lorbiecka (b. 1803, Kornen, Poland - d. 23 Nov 1913, Athens, Marathon Co., Wis.)


1880 Federal Census, Rietbrock, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 390


Joseph Trawicki, married American male farmer
father's birthplace : Poland
mother's birthplace : Poland

Household Members
self Joseph Trawicki M 45 Poland
wife Anna Trawicki F 33 Poland
daughter Anna Trawicki F 6 Wisconsin, United States
son Martin Trawicki M 4 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Mary Trawicki F 2 Wisconsin, United States



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