Re: helping a friend
Thank you for that information.Here is a little more about Antoni and Mary.
He had been pressed into the Russian army.He didn’t like the takeover by the Russians or the spread of the Russian culture.The railroad bypassed Suwalki and the town failed to thrive ecoonomically
immigrated 1888 from Suwalki, Poland
There is also a New York immigration record for an Anton “Bagnck”. He arrived in New York on May 2, 1888 on board the S.S. Elbe that sailed from Bremen Germany. He was 25 when he arrived in New York.
She immigrated 1888 from Suwalken, Poland
She lived in the village of Nowe Kropiwne, 34 inhabitants.Nearest town--Bakalarzewo.
According to Helen Ference Klapatch: her father was brother of my husband's grandmother, the family members were christened in a St. Jacob's church in the town of Bakalarzewo. 2 cousins visited that church and with the help of a local Polish girl acting as interpreter, we learned that the church had burned many years ago and had been moved, although the altar had been saved. Tony has several pictures. The priest indicated that there were no longer any old records available.
The village of Nowe Kropiwne consisted only of farms, there was no central area. Of course after the wars, anything could be imagined.
There is a Hamburg emigration record and a New York immigration record for Marian(n)e Bagnik. She sailed from Hamburg Germany on the S.S. Rhaetia on December 2, 1888 and arrived in New York on December 18, 1888. According to the Hamburg record, She was 22 years old a wife when she sailed.
She listed Suwalken Russland as her last residence.