Antonina Szajek

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

The Life Summary 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 Voivodeship, 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
Antonina Szajek
Marriage: 7 October 1860
Andrzej Kubiak
Tomasz Kubiak
Malgorzata Kubiak
Marianna Kubiak
Marianna Kubiak
Martin Kubiak Sr.
Michal Kubiak
Jan Kubiak

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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 (4)

  • Antonina in entry for Martin Kubiak, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Film Viewer-007765865
  • Antonina in entry for Martin Kubiak, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

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