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Polish woman in Otago who registered to vote in 1893.

 

Liverpool born Katherine Wilson Sheppard (1847-1934) was New Zealand’s most famous suffragist responsible for New Zealand being the first self-governing country in history to give women the vote.  Her cause convinced 84% of the adult female population including our Polish settlers to register on the Electoral Roll of 1893.  Many of the Polish woman who had registered were only children when they arrived in New Zealand. They embraced their new world and got involved in civil matters that would have been absolutely impossible back home.

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Baumgardt, Ewa Apolonia nee Flis

Ewa was born in Gołczewo, Poland on 30 April 1844 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Paul Baumgardt on 19 January 1863 at Parchowo and their children were Eva, Johan, Casimer, Anna, Paulina, August, Mary, Franz, Rosa, Julia & Eva.  She appears on the 1893 Bruce Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 391. Burgard Eva, Waihola, domestic duties, residential.  Eva died on 22 February 1908 at Waihola and is buried with her husband at the Waihola Cemetery.

Dysarch, Julianna nee Dietrich

Julianna was born in Starzᶒcin, Poland on 4 January 1839 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers. She married Jan Michał Dysarch on 28 January 1868 at Subkowy and their children were Paulina, Maryanna, Annie, John, Frank, Julianna & Rose.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3119, Dyzarski, Julia, Greytown (Allanton), domestic duties, residential.  Julia died on 18 February 1928 at Allanton and is buried with her husband at the Allanton Cemetery.

Dysarch, Maryanna Elzbieta. 

Maryanna was born in Brzuśce, Poland on 20 November 1870 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers. She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3120, Dyzarski, Mary, Greytown (Allanton), domestic duties, residential.  She was naturalised as a New Zealand Citizen on 1 December 1930.  Mary died on 12 June 1942 at Mosgiel and is buried with her parents at the Allanton Cemetery.

Gurzyńska, Anna Katarzyna nee Klass

Anna was born In Klᶒpiny, Poland on 1 February 1845 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Józef Gurzyński on 2 September 1866 at Tczew and their children were Franciszek, Jan, Franciszka, Bernard, Rose, Alexander, Joseph, Peter, Annie, Mary, Thomas, Antony & James. She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3153. Gorinski, Annie, Greytown (Allanton), domestic duties, residential.  Annie died on 28 September 1923 at Allanton and is buried with her husband at the Allanton Cemetery.

Halba, Brigitta nee Brzośkowska

Brigitta was born in Dąbrówka Tczewska, Poland on 27 December 1839 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Jan Karol Halba on 13 November 1859 at Lubiszewo Tczewskie and unable to have children of their own, Brigitta was able to raise her nephew, Józef Walenty Anis. In Poland Brigitta worked as a governess, indicating a reasonable education.  She appears on the 1893 Bruce Roll No. 1113, Halba, Bridget, Waihola, domestic duties, residential.  Bridget died on 7 December 1920 at Circle Hill and is buried with her husband at Waihola.

Kowalewska, Jozefina nee Drozdowska

She was born in Rukosin, Poland on 22 March 1835 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Lohrenz August Kowalewski on 30 October 1859 at Lubiszewo Tczewskie and their children were Franciszek, Rozalia, Barbara, Paulina, Franciszka, Marta, Mary, Annie & Agnes.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3215, Kovalski, Josephina, Greytown (Allanton), domestic duties, residential. Josephina died on 17 August 1900 at Dunedin and is buried at the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin.

Kreft, Rozalia nee Gdaniec

She was born in Rościszewko, Poland on 24 January 1845 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Józef Marcin Kreft on 5 November 1865 at Godziszewo and their children were Anna, Tomasz, Paulina, Charles, Joseph, Bernard, Wilhelmina, John, William, Frank & Martin.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3218, Kreft, Rosalie, Greytown (Allanton), domestic duties, residential.  Rosalie died on 15 June 1916 at Allanton and is buried with her husband at the Allanton Cemetery.

Kreft, Rozalia nee Chiłkowska

She was born in Turze, Poland on 25 May 1848 and came to New Zealand on the ship Lammershagen in 1875, landing at Wellington.  She married Jan Marcin Kreft on 15 November 1868 at Godziszewo and their children were Franciszek, Jan, Józef, Maria, Rosalia, Albert, Martin, Barbara & Catharina.  She appears on the 1893 Bruce Roll No. 1508, Kreft, Rosalia, Akatore, housewife, residential. Rosalia died on 31 July 1911 at Milton and is buried with her husband at the Fairfax cemetery, Milton.

Hand, Barbara nee Wełnowska.

She was born in Klonówka, Poland on 3 December 1870 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Henry Hand on 25 May 1891 at Milton and their children were Agnes, Barbara, Henry, Thomas, Frances, Gertrude, Veronica, Edward, Ellen, Annie, Teresa, Joseph & Ronald. She appears on the 1893 Bruce Roll No. 1135, Hand, Barbara, Milton, housewife, residential.  Barbara died on 15 July 1943 at Milton and is buried at the Fairfax cemetery with her husband who died the same day.

Kowalewska, Franciszka Augustina. 

She was born in Rukosin, Poland on 2 August 1868 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3214, Kovalski, Augusta, Greytown (Allanton), domestic duties, residential.  Augusta died on 16 November 1912 at Wellington and is buried at the Karori Cemetery.

Michałska, Johanna Agniszka nee Rygel

She was born in Kleszczewko, Poland on 12 January 1841 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Jan Christian Michałski on 12 October 1862 at Kłodawa and their children were Maryanna, Rozalia, Franciszek, Marta, Annie, James, Johanna, Albert, & Helena.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 2 No. 3529, Mehalski, Johanna, Mosgiel, domestic duties, residential. Johanna died on 16 May 1933 at Mosgiel and is buried with her husband at the Andersons Bay cemetery in Dunedin.

Orłowska, Anna Jozefina nee Maślak

She was born in Dalwin, Poland on 17 June 1843 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Jan Orłowski on 6 November 1870 at Godziszewo and their children were Maria, Voleska, Francis, Julia, Minnie & Lewis.  She appears on the 1893 Bruce Roll No. 2152, Orlawski, Annie, Taieri Beach, domestic duties, residential.  She was naturalised as a New Zealand citizen on 6 June 1900.  Annie died on 23 May 1925 at Dunedin and is buried with her husband at the Fairfax cemetery, Milton.

Michałska, Rozalia.

She was born in Kłodawa, Poland on 1 September 1867 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married David Dickson Stevenson on 5 June 1895 at Mosgiel and their children were Eileen, William (died in Napier earthquake) & Johanna.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Roll No. 1606, Mehalski, Rose, Mosgiel Junction, factory worker, residential.  Rose died on 22 March 1954 at Gore and is buried with her husband at the Andersons Bay cemetery in Dunedin.

Rogacka, Paulina nee Klass.

She was born in Sobowidz, Poland on 22 July 1850 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Franciszek Rogacki on 6 November 1870 at Miłobądz and their children were Józef, John, Francis, Anthony, Annie, Rosa, Thomas, Maria & Minnie.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3364, Rogatski, Paulina, Mosgiel, domestic duties, residential.  Her whereabouts are unknown.

Rekowska, Paulina Katarzyna.

She was born in Stanisławie, Poland on 4 November 1859 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Franciszek Józef Barra on 14 October 1896 at Milton and their children were James & Herbert. She appears in the 1893 Bruce Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3189, Paulina Agatha, Loudon’s Gulley, domestic duties, residential.  Paulina died on 30 November 1942 at Loudon’s Gulley and is buried with her husband at the Fairfax Cemetery, Milton.

Smolinńska, Franciszka nee Malińowska

She was born in Kolińcz, Poland on 5 October 1850 and came to New Zealand on the ship Malborough in 1879, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Jan Smoliński on 17 October 1869 at Lubiszewo Tczewskie and their children were Jakob, Maryanna, Jan, Józef, Franciszek, Martha, August, Minnie, Rosie, James, Annie & William.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3389, Smolenski, Fanny, Greytown, wife of John Smolenski, residential.  Fanny died on 18 March 1913 at Dunedin and is buried with her husband at Allanton.

Świtalla, Marta Cecylia nee Piernicka

She was born in Kłodawa, Poland on 22 November 1865 and came to New Zealand on the ship Dallam Tower in 1875, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married Jan Świtalla on 10 November 1881 at East Taieri and their children were Joseph, Francis, John, Martha, Antony, Michael, Mary, Ann, Alice, Edward, Charles & Eileen.  She appears in the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3108, Switalla, Martha, Greytown (Allanton), wife of John Switalla, residential.  Martha died on 30 October 1938 at Dunedin and is buried at the Andersons Bay cemetery, Dunedin.

Świtalla, Franciszka nee Szwocha.

She was born in Obozin, Poland on 3 October 1829 and came to New Zealand on the ship Reichstag in 1874, landing at Wellington.  She first married Józef Waliński on 31 October 1852 at Godziszewo and their children were Katarzyna, Anna, Barbara, Maryanna, Rózalia, Jan, Franciszka, Józef, Agniszka & Antoni.  Franciszka then married Jan Świtalla on 1 June 1873 at Lubiszewo Tczewskie and their children were Joseph and an unborn child.  Franciszka was the regions midwife with her daughter, Maryanna, by her side.  She appears on the 1893 Taieri Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 3407, Switalla, Fanny, Greytown, domestic duties, residential.  Fanny died on 31 May 1925 at Dunedin and is buried with her husband at the Allanton cemetery.

Todd, Maria nee Jurczyńska.

She was born around 1855 from the Gdańsk Region, Poland and came to New Zealand around 1874.  She married Richard Hugh Todd on 23 November 1875 at Milton and their children were Robert, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, Rose, John & Francis.  She appears on the 1893 Chalmers Roll No. 3912, Todd, Mary, Ravensbourne, domestic duties, residential.  Mary died on 13 August 1918 at Dunedin and is buried with her husband at the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin.

Wiśniewska, Anna Maria nee Orłowska

She was born in Pszczółki, Poland on 11 August 1837 and came to New Zealand on the ship Reichstag in 1874, landing at Wellington.  She married Michał Wiśniewski on 13 November 1859 at Godziszewo and their children were Józef, Augustus, Franciszek, Jan, Franciszka, Waleria, Antoni, Bernhard, Martha, Francis, Anna & James.  She appeared in the 1893 Bruce Roll No. 2970, Wisnoski, Annie, Waihola, domestic duties, residential.  They saw the celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary with family at Waihola.  Annie died on 25 December 1910 at Waihola and is buried with her husband at the Waihola cemetery.

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