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Wróblewski Family




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Wróblewski, Jan (1845-1903) Rukosin, the son of Franciszek Wróblewski (1813-1875) & Maryanna Wiśniewska (1815-1857) married on 28 April 1872 at Church of the Holy Trinity, Lubiszewo-Tczewskie to Katarzyna Walińska (1853-1924) Boroszewo, the daughter of Jozef Waliński (1831-1872) & Franciszka Szwocha (1829-1925). They left Stanisławie for Hamburg where they set aboard the Palmerston on 29 July 1872, arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin on 6 December 1872.

Mary Wroblewski at home in Allanton – History of the Polish Settlers in New Zealand,


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 on 26 August 1899, residing in Allanton. John died at Allanton on 30 July 1903 aged 58 & Catherine died at Allanton on 10 December 1924 aged 71. Both are buried at the Allanton Cemetery.



Catharina & Johan Wroblewski.

John Wroblenski & Catherine (nee Walinska), Catholic Block Plot 24, Allanton Cemetery. Taken by Paul Klemick


Pobόg-Jaworowski, J. W, History of the Polish Settlers in New Zealand, ed. Warsaw; Chz “Ars Polonia.” 1990, pages 25, 26, 27 & 28.

Research Sources

Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973, FamilySearch.

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin, St Mary’s Church, Milton; Baptism Register.

Deihl Gladys; Kindly provided information.for History of the Polish Settlers in New Zealand.

Godziszewo & Lubiszewo Tczewskie Parish Records, Pelplin Diocese, Poland.

New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs Naturalisations, Births, Deaths and Marriages.


Allanton Cemetery – Catherine Wroblenski (1853-1924) – Dunedin City Council

                                                                      Allanton Cemetery – John Wroblenski (1845-1903) – Dunedin City Council

Compiled by Paul Klemick (2021)