Re: Any Ratulowski's Out There?
I am a Ratulowski (now Luers)I have one living brother as well.My father (still living) is Joseph G. Ratulowski (married to Cheryl Wendt), son of Joseph A. Ratulowski who was born in Bushnell, NY in 1912.d. Feb 14th, 1994.His parents both immigrated from the port of Hamburg on Mar 19, 1909 on the Amerika.They are Josef Ratulovsky (20 at the time of immigration) and Anna M. Tropek (19 at time of immigration).The ship's manifest lists both Anna's and Josepf's fathers as Josef (Tropek and Ratulowski), it also states that each had intentions of going to Batavia, NY, as they did. Both have nationality listed as Hungarian (though doubtful) and last permanent address being Rabcsice. Josef and Anna had three children, Joseph (my grandfather), Alyisus J., and John, who died at 1 yr. Josef also died in 1919 and Anna remarried a Smigelsky.She died in 1924.Neither one ever became a natural citizen.I have photos if anyone is interested.Please, pass on your relationship lineage and perhaps we can create a link between our Ratulowski families.