Wróblewski, Jan (1845-1903) Rukosin, the son of Franciszek Wróblewski & Maryanna Wiśniewska m. (28 May 1872) Church of the Holy Trinity, Lubiszewo-Tczewskie, Katarzyna Walińska (1853-1924) Boroszewo, the daughter of Jozef Walinski & Franciszka Szwocha. They left Stanisławie for Hamburg where they set aboard the “Palmerston” 29 Jul 1872, arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin, 6 Dec 1872.
Listed aboard were—Johann Wroblewski 27 & Valencia (Catherina) 19. They were sent south to Scroggs Creek on contract work with Brogden & Sons to lay the southern railway through the Taieri. Family—Greytown; Anthony (1874-1936), John (1875-1875), Joseph (1875-1875), Frank (1876-1955), Mary (1878-1949), August (1881), John Patrick (1883-1940), Anna (1885), Joseph (1887), Catherine (1890), Martha (1892-1945) & George (1895). John, a labourer, was naturalised as a New Zealand citizen 26 Aug 1899, residing in Allanton. John died at Allanton 30 Jul 1903 aged 58 & Catherine died at Allanton 10 Dec 1924 aged 71. Both are buried at the Allanton Cemetery.
Catholic Baptism & Marriage Records, St. Joseph’s, Catholic Archives, Dunedin
Deihl Gladys; Kindly provided information.for History of the Polish Settlers in New Zealand
Hamburg Shipping Lists
New Zealand Naturalisations
Pobόg-Jaworowski J. W., History of the Polish Settlers in New Zealand, Warsaw, 1990, pages. 25, 26, 27 & 28.
Polish BDM – Pelplin Archives