Myron M. Felckowski
Families of Portage County, Wisconsin
This family tree contains families which are not directly related to
my paternal/maternal families which are
Felckowski/Feltz/Filtz and Kawlewski/Kawleski.
The relationships exist to families which married my paternal/maternal families.
An interest in my ancestry began in 1992 when my mother's family Kawleski was researched by Jeanne Valerie Conrad–Tanghe and Agnes Kawleski–Golla. The first Kawleski Family reunion was held that year with about 500 people attending the weekend long event. A book about the history of the Kawleski family was available for all the descendants along with a video which contained photos of the family since immigration in 1880–1881. The book was updated in 2004 as well as a CD being made which are available at the Portage County Public Library along with the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Archives Library.
The Felckowski (a/k/a Feltz – Filtz) family began its residence in the Township of Sharon, Portage County, Wisconsin before 1870 by emigrating from Hamburg, Germany on 01 May 1868 and arriving in Quebec, Canada on 16 Jul 1868. Based on the known ship records each immigrant had about a 3ft X 3ft space to endure a journey of about 75 days. Since Poland as a nation only existed in the hearts of the people at the time of the marriage of Simon Felckowski and Marianna Trawicka took place in Tuschkau, Lippusch, Berent, West Prussia now known as Tuszkowy, Lipusz, Koscierzyna, Pomorskie, Poland.
Another branch of the Felckowski family (Peter Felckowski and Victoria Olszewska) immigrated in 1872 with residence in the Township of Sharon before moving before 1900 to the Township of Pike Lake now Bevent, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Research is continuing by Brian Feltz, a descendant of Simon and Marianna for a link between the families. A special thanks to Brian for all research done of the records in Poland in finding the parents of Simon and Marianna.
Five children of Simon and Marianna with a son–in–law Mathias Literski, two grandchildren survived the ocean passage with all settling in Portage County, Wisconsin. A daughter, Anna Felckowska married Jan (John) Gillmeister shortly after becoming a resident with the oldest child being born in 1871. Another daughter of Anna and Jan, Suzanna Gilmeister was born on 06 Jun 1887 and she married Theodore N. Bigalke on 10 May 1905 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia, Sharon, Portage County, Wisconsin
Please note that not all data in family file has been verified and some requires additional research. Family genealogy file is updated as additional data becomes available.
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