Szczepański, Jakob Small Farmer, (1837-1914) Dalwin, the son of Piotr Szczepański & Anna Filtzek, m. (12 Jun 1859) St. Jan Nepomuncen, Godziszewo, Barbara Ciesnikowska (1832-1865) Obozin, the daughter of Franciszek Ciesnikowski & Anna Nirzwicka. Family—Trzcińsk; Jozef (1857), Franciszka Rozalia (1859-1884), Jozefina (1861-1955) & Anna (1864-1866). Barbara died in Trzcińsk 20 Aug 1865 aged 33. Jakob r.m. (13 May 1867) Church of the Holy Trinity, Lubiszewo-Tczewskie, Maryanna (Maria) Grenc (1834-1881) Lubiszewo-Tczewskie, the daughter of Jozef Grenc & Maryanna Neuman. They left Trzcińsk for Hamburg where they set aboard the “Reichstag” 10 May 1874, arriving at Port Nicholson, Wellington, 6 Aug 1874.
Listed aboard were—Jacob Szczepansky 35, Maria 44, Rosalia 14, & Josephina 12. They settled in the Waikaka Valley at Germantown where Jacob worked at times as a labourer & farmer. Maria died at Gore in May 1881 aged 46 and is buried at the Gore Cemetery. Jacob was first admitted into the Otago Benevolent Instituion, Caversham, Dunedin 1 Nov 1895 being unable to find work, residing at Mosgiel at the time. He then settled at Pine Hill, Dunedin and was later admitted back into the Benevolent Institution 7 Jun 1898 being out of work. Working as a labourer, he was naturalised a New Zealand citizen 27 Oct 1903 residing at Caversham. He died 6 Jul 1914 aged 76 and is buried at the Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin.
Franciska (Rosalia) Szczepańska m. (1876) James Henry Chittock. Family—Gore; Angus Mary Eplina, Josephine Barbara & James Francis. Rose died at Gore 9 May 1884 aged 24 and is buried at the Gore Cemetery.
Josephina Szczepańska m. (12 Sep 1880) Mckay’s Hall, Gore, Johann Franz Rydzewski (1857-1935) Miłobądz. Family—Hokonui; Agnes Elizabeth, Croydon; James August, Waikaka; Clara Barbara, Ellen Frances, John, Joseph & Josephine. Josephina died at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Dunedin 10 Nov 1955 aged 93 and is buried at the Mataura Cemetery.