Re: Information Available on Pawlikowski and/or Pawlowski
My Pawlowski ancestors are the ones I have the least information about, but I’m happy to share what I do know.My maternal grandmother was Antonina Pawlowski.She was born in the province of Vilnius, Lithuania (then part of Russia) around 1890-1892, probably in the town of Rodomisle.I believe the Lithuanian version of the surname is Paulaskas.She married Mieczyslaw Wasilewski (also from Rodomisle) around 1908 in Lithuania.
Mieczyslaw Wasilewski came to Ellis Island March 28, 1909, went briefly to stay with his brother Antoni in Baltimore, and ended up in Newark, NJ.His wife Antonina, possibly pregnant at the time, followed him and arrived at Ellis Island on August 9, 1910, headed for Newark.The ship’s passenger list says that the nearest living relative in the place she came from (Lithuania) was her father, “St.” Pawlowski.I’m pretty sure the “St.” is an abbreviation for Stanislaw.Antonina joined her husband Mieczyslaw in Newark, and they lived there for the rest of their lives.
Antonina’s children (my mother Cecilia Wasilewski, and her siblings, Jadwiga aka Heddie, John, and Steven) were all born in Newark.On their birth certificates, the mother’s maiden name is listed as “Antonina Pawlikowska,” which is simply the form of the surname indicating that she is the “daughter of Pawlowski.”(Antonina also had two other sons, Stanislaw and Joseph, both of whom died in their infancy.)Antonina Pawlowski Wasilewski died in Newark on August 10, 1967, one day after the 57th anniversary of her arrival in America.