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Chajewski Family


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Chajewski, Franciszek, Small Farmer, (1827-1883) of Czarnocin, the son of Franciszek Chajewski m. (30 Jan 1854) Church of Holy Apostles Piotr & Pawel, Pogódki, Maryanna Gdaniec (1828) Więckowy, the daughter of Bernhard Gdaniec & Maryanna Trzoska. Family—Kożmin; Ignatz (1855-1858), Czarnocin; Maryanna (1857-1857), Jozef (1858) & Paulina (1858-1861). Around 1861 Maryanna died as Franciszek r.m. (1 Nov 1863) Church of the Holy Trinity, Lubiszewo-Tczewskie, widower Elzbieta Grabowska (1814) Laguszewo, the daughter of Pawel Grabowski & Maryanna Zielinska. They left Lubiszewo-Tczewskie for Hamburg where they set aboard the “Lammershagen” 1 Apr 1875, arriving at Port Nicholson, Wellington, 11 Jul 1875.

 Listed aboard were—Franz Chajewski 44 & Louisa (Elisabeth) 60. They travelled to Waihola in the South Island to join with relations there. Some time later they moved to Greytown where Franz died 17 Oct 1883 aged 56 and is buried at the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin. The whereabouts of Elisabeth is unknown.


The Polish Government is offering financial assistance, by way of a ‘one-off payment’ grant, to Poles repressed or deported to Siberia or living in the Eastern regions of Poland during the period of 1936 – 1956. 

In order to qualify for this grant, one must be a Polish citizen, holding a Polish passport and, must be a retired serviceman/woman.

For further information kindly contact:

Professor Krzysztof Pawlikowski:   Mobile: 022 044 6075         Email: kryspawli@gmail.com


Marian Ceregra:   Land Line: (04) 972 4545

Email: mariopol4545@gmail.com


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