Antonina Szajek

1842–5 February 1884 (Age 42)
Nietrzanowo, Środa, Wielkopolskie, Poland

The Life of Antonina

When Antonina Szajek was born in 1842, in Nietrzanowo, Środa, Wielkopolskie, Poland, her father, Wojciech Szajek, was 32 and her mother, Jozefa Baraniak, was 25. She married Antoni Kubiak on 7 October 1860, in Poznań, Poland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 February 1884, in Miąskowo, Środa, Wielkopolskie, Poland, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Antoni Kubiak
1833–1904
Antonina Szajek
1842–1884
Marriage: 7 October 1860
Andrzej Kubiak
1861–
Tomasz Kubiak
1863–
Malgorzata Kubiak
1866–
Marianna Kubiak
1869–1870
Marianna Kubiak
1870–
Martin Kubiak
1873–1946
Michal Kubiak
1876–
Jan Kubiak
1879–
Kubiak
1882–1882
Kubiak
1884–1884

Spouse and Children

    Antoni Kubiak

    Male1833–1904Male

    Female1842–1884Female

MARRIAGE
7 October 1860
Poznań, Poland
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    Wojciech Szajek

    Male1810–1868Male

    Jozefa Baraniak

    Female1817–1889Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1842–1884Female

    Female1845–1909Female

    Jozef Szajek

    Male1849–1865Male

    Jan Szajek

    Male1852–1929Male

    Stanislaw Szajek

    Male1855–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1848 · Greater Poland Uprising (1848)

Age 6

Europe experienced a period of rebellions and political upheavals known as the Spring of Nations. During this time, the Greater Poland Uprising of 1848 began against Prussian forces. Much of the fighting was concentrated in the Greater Poland region, but some fights did occur inside of the Prussian Partition. The insurrection was ultimately unsuccessful for the Polish and resulted in many casualties on both sides. The Kingdom of Prussia had at least 500 deaths and over 640 Polish citizens were killed.
1857 · Hotel Europejski is Opened

Age 15

The Raffles Europejski Warsaw, known as The European Hotel, is a famous luxury hotel in the center of Warsaw, Poland. Upon opening in 1857, it was considered one of the most luxurious and modern hotels in Europe. The hotel suffered serious damage during World War II, but was rebuilt for a grand reopening in 1962. The location remains an iconic vacation spot to this day.
1863 · January Uprising

Age 21

The Polish citizens of the Russian Partition launched an insurrection against the Russian Empire on January 22, 1863. The inciting event of the rebellion was the proposal of a draft to force young Polish activists to serve twenty years in the Imperial Russian Army. Although the protest began with primarily with the youth, they were eventually joined by high-ranking officers and political members. Unfortunately for the Poles, they were disorganized and quickly outnumbered. The Russian Empire carried out retaliation in the form of deportations and public executions. The Poles were soundly defeated, suffering between 10,000 to 20,000 casualties.

Name Meaning

Polish:1. nickname for someone with gray hair or a grayish complexion, from a derivative of szary ‘gray’. 2. possibly also a derogatory nickname from Old Polish szarek ‘whipper-snapper’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Film Viewer-007765865
  • Antonina in entry for Martin Kubiak, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"
  • Film Viewer-007765865

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