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KURGAN, Mary/Marya

Female Abt 1891 - 1963  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name KURGAN, Mary/Marya 
    Born Abt 1891  Dąbrowice, Kutno Co., Łódź Voivodeship, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    IMMIGRATION 20 Dec 1909  Ellis Island, New York, New York Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Arrived on the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria from Hamburg, Germany.
      Manifest difficult to read.
      Marjanna appears on line 3.
      Age: 18
      Can read and write
      Citizen of: Austria, Poland
      Last permanent residence: Dabrowiez
      Name and address of friend/relative in country of origin: looks like father, Walenty Kurgan; can't read town.
      Final destination: New Market, NH.
      Arrived with no ticket to final destination.
      Paid for passage: self.
      Arrived with $23.
      Contact and address of destination: No street, New Market, NH. Contact begins with "brother"; rest is not readable; surname is not Kurgan.
      Description: 5'-4", fair complexion, brown hair, gray eyes.
      Born: Dabrowiez, Galicia. Could be Dąbrowice, Poland today.
    Passenger list of Kaiserin Auguste Victoria arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 20 Dec 1909 from Hamburg Germany, page 1087. Marjanna Kurgan listed on line 3.
    Passenger list of Kaiserin Auguste Victoria arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 20 Dec 1909 from Hamburg Germany, page 1087. Marjanna Kurgan listed on line 3.
    Continues on page 1088.
    Passenger list of Kaiserin Auguste Victoria arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 20 Dec 1909 from Hamburg Germany, page 1088. Marjanna Kurgan listed on line 3.
    Passenger list of Kaiserin Auguste Victoria arriving at New York (Ellis Island) 20 Dec 1909 from Hamburg Germany, page 1088. Marjanna Kurgan listed on line 3.
    Begins on page 1087.
    Steamship Kaiserin Auguste Victoria - (1905 - 1931)
    Steamship Kaiserin Auguste Victoria - (1905 - 1931)
    The steamship Kaiserin Auguste Victoria was built as the Europa in Stettin, Germany and launched 29 August 1905 as the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. The 24,581-ton vessel had a length of 677.5 feet, and her beam was 77.3 feet. She had two funnels, four masts, twin propellers, and an average speed of 18 knots. The ocean liner provided accommodation for 472 first-class passengers and for 174 second class passengers. There was room for 212 third-class passengers and for 1,608 fourth-class passengers. At the time of her launch, she was the largest passenger ship in the world. She operated under the German flagged Hamburg America Line in the trans-Atlantic trade from the spring of 1906 until World War I broke out in early August 1914. During the conflict the ship was laid up at Hamburg and, after the fighting ended, she was allocated to Great Britain and then chartered for use by the U.S. Navy. Commissioned in February 1919, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria made five voyages from France to the United States, bringing home American service personnel. This work ended in August 1919. The ship was decommissioned in December 1919 and returned to the British. Following brief service with the Cunard Line, she was sold to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, who renamed her Empress of Scotland and employed her for the rest of the decade. Her final commercial voyage took place in the fall of 1930. She was sold for scrap in December 1930 to Hughes, Bolkow & Co. On 12 December 1930 she burned and sank in the Hughes, Bolkow yard at Blyth, UK. She was raised in May 1931 and completely dismantled by October 1931. The picture above is from her time as the Empress of Scotland.
    CENSUS 28 Jan 1920  82 Davis Street, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Immigrated in 1909.
      Native language Polish.
    Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: T625_685; Page: 46B; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 421
    Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: T625_685; Page: 46B; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 421
    CENSUS 14 Apr 1930  7 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Married age 19.
      Immigrated 1910.
      Native language: Polish.
    Census: 1930 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: 886; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1058.0
    Census: 1930 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, Roll: 886; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1058.0
    CENSUS 10 Apr 1940  141 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Brother-in-law Peter's family living next door
      Highest grade of education: -- (no formal schooling?)
      Citizenship: al (alien, not naturalized)
      Residence 1 Apr 1935: same house
      At work last week of March: no
      Occupation: Household
    Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: T627_1572; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3-48
    Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA; Roll: T627_1572; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3-48
    CENSUS 8 Apr 1950  Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Address: 25A Morgan St., Fairhaven, MA
      Occupation: Housewife
    1950 US Census: E. D. No. 3-72, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, p 14
    1950 US Census: E. D. No. 3-72, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, p 14
    Died 1963 
    Buried Sacred Heart New Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol Co. MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone: John Chmiel, Mary Kurgan Chmiel and Frank Peter Chmiel
    Headstone: John Chmiel, Mary Kurgan Chmiel and Frank Peter Chmiel
    Person ID I1449  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 

    Father KURGAN, Jozef 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Marya 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CHMIEL, John/Jan,   c. 15 Dec 1889, Zdziarzec, Zdziarzec, Rzeszów, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1911  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Jan's surname Chmiel is spelled incorrectly in typed transcription
      Residence of each at time of wedding: New Bedford, MA
      Lists occupations for both Jan and Mary as "Mill operative"
      Performed by E. A. Uminski, Priest, New Bedford, MA
      Recorded 22 Apr 1911
    Marriage Record: Jan Chmiel and Marya Kurgan
    Marriage Record: Jan Chmiel and Marya Kurgan
    Marriage Record: Jan and Marya Chmiel 1911
    Marriage Record: Jan and Marya Chmiel 1911
    Children 
     1. CHMIEL, Eugene/Eugenius John,   b. 26 Feb 1912, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1978, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     2. CHMIEL, Frank Peter,   b. 15 May 1914, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 30 years)  [Birth]
    +3. CHMIEL, Stella Mary,   b. Jan 1917, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. CHMIEL, Helen M.,   b. 3 Sep 1920, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1994  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     5. CHMIEL, Stephen Anthony,   b. 5 Jul 1923, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 2016, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
    +6. CHMIEL, Louis Joseph,   b. 22 Nov 1927, Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2009, Mattapoisett, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsIMMIGRATION - 20 Dec 1909 - Ellis Island, New York, New York Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1911 - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 28 Jan 1920 - 82 Davis Street, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 14 Apr 1930 - 7 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 10 Apr 1940 - 141 E. Winsor St., Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 8 Apr 1950 - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sacred Heart New Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol Co. MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S301] Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York (Ellis Island), (The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (www.ellisisland.org)), Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, 20 Dec 1909, p. 1087 and 1088, line 3 (Reliability: 3), 20 Dec 1909.

    2. [S297] Census: 1920 U.S. - New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: T625_685; Page: 46B; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 421 (Reliability: 3), 28 Jan 1920.

    3. [S298] Census: 1930 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: 886; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1058.0 (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 1930.

    4. [S354] Census: 1940 U.S. - Fairhaven, Bristol Co., MA , (Ancestry.com), Roll: T627_1572; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3-48 (Reliability: 2), 10 Apr 1940.

    5. [S543] 1950 US Census: Massachusetts, (Ancestry.com), E. D. No. 3-72, p 14 (Reliability: 3), 8 Apr 1950.

    6. [S481] Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920, (Familysearch.org), p 41 No 738 (Reliability: 2), 8 Aug 1911.

    7. [S544] Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, (Ancestry.com), p 115, line 738 (Reliability: 3), 1 Aug 1911.