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Polish woman in Otago & Southland 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 involved themselves in civil matters that would have been absolutely impossible back home.

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Baumgardt, Ewa Apolonia nee Flis

Eva 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

Julia 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  

Mary 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.

Falska, Julia nee Kustoszyńska

Juliana (Julia) was born in Sumin, Poland on 05 February 1835 and came to New Zealand on the ship Friedeburg in 1872, landing at Lyttleton. She married Jacob Felski on 12 November 1866 at Lipinki and their children were Jozef, Anna, Mary Catherine, John William and Paulina Rosanna. She appears on the 1893 Awarua Supplementary Roll No. 1 No. 2581, Falska, Julia, Fernhills, domestic duties, residential. Julia died on 2 April 1897 at Fernhills and is buried with her husband at the Winton Cemetery.

Gurzyńska, Anna Katarzyna nee Klass

Annie 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

Bridget 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.

Hand, Barbara nee Wełnowska

Barbara 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.

Hoffman, Anna nee Onasz

Anna was born in Lubań, Poland on 6 December 1846 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married John Hoffman on 8 October 1865 at Niedamowo and their children were Maximilian, Michael, Frank, Maria, John, August, Joseph, John, Thomas, James, Adam, Alexander and George. She appears on the 1893 Clutha Supplementary Roll, No. 3883, Hoffman, Anna, Waikaka, wife, residential.  Anna died on 17 January 1929 at Roxburgh and is buried at the Gore Cemetery with her husband.

Hoffman, Mary (Maria Berta)

Mary was born in Małżewko, Poland on 23 April 1872 and came to New Zealand on the ship Palmerston in 1872, landing at Port Chalmers.  She married James Lamb on 22 August 1894 at Gore and their children were James, Mary Anna, John, George, Thomas, Alexander, Frank and Dennis Joseph. She appears on the 1893 Clutha Supplementary Roll, No. 3884, Hoffman, Anna, Waikaka, housekeeper, residential.  Mary died on 29 January 1953 at Roxburgh and is buried at the Roxburgh Cemetery with her husband.

Kowalewska, Franciszka Augustina 

Augusta 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.

Kowalewska, Jozefina nee Drozdowska

Josephina 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 in Dunedin.

Kreft, Rozalia nee Chiłkowska  

Rosalia was born in Turze Wielkie, 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 near Milton.

Kreft, Rozalia nee Gdaniec  

Rosalie 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.

Michałska, Johanna Agniszka nee Rygel

Johanna 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.

Michałska, Rozalia

Rose 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.

Orłowska, Anna Jozefina nee Maślak

Annie 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 near Milton.

Rekowska, Paulina Katarzyna

Paulina 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, Rekowske, 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 near Milton.

Rogacka, Paulina nee Klass

Paulina 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.

Rydzewski, Jozefina. nee Szczepańska

Josephine was born in Trzcińsk, Poland on 15 November 1861 and came to New Zealand on the ship Reichstag in 1874, landing at Wellington.  She married John Regefsky on 12 September 1880 at Gore and their children were Agnes Elizabeth, James, Clara Barbara, Ellen Frances, John Francis, Joseph, Josephine and Frances Victoria.  She appears on the 1893 Clutha Supplemenatry Roll, No. 3995, Regefsky, Josephine, German Town, housekeeper, residential.  Josephine died on 10 November 1955 at Dunedin and is buried with her husband at the Mataura Cemetery.

Smolińska, Franciszka nee Malińowska

Fanny 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, Franciszka nee Szwocha

Fanny 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 region’s 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.

Świtalla, Marta Cecylia nee Piernicka

Martha 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 in Dunedin.

Todd, Maria nee Jurczyńska

Mary 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 in Dunedin.

Wiśniewska, Anna Maria nee Orłowska

Annie 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.  The couple 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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