Martin Rzepka

February 1850–
Poland

The Life of Martin

When Martin Rzepka was born in February 1850, in Poland, his father, Jozef Rzepka, was 28 and his mother, Catharina Nowak, was 22. He had at least 6 sons and 2 daughters with Frances Kaminski. He lived in Olive Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Rzepka
1850–
Frances Kaminski
1859–
John Rzepka
1882–1917
William Michael Zepka
1886–1967
Stella Rzepka
1889–1919
Daniel Rzepka
1890–
Walenty Rzepka
1892–
Walter Rzepka
1894–
Mary Ann Rzepka
1897–
Frank Rzepka
1899–

Spouse and Children

    Male1850–Male

    Frances Kaminski

    Female1859–Female

children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jozef Rzepka

    Male1822–Male

    Catharina Nowak

    Female1828–1856Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1850–Male

    Antonina Rzepka

    Female1851–Female

    Martino Rzepka

    Male1853–1906Male

    Marianna Rzepka

    Female1854–Female

    Andreas Rzepka

    Male1856–Male

World Events (8)

1857 · Hotel Europejski is Opened

Age 7

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

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Polish: from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martin Repkr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Max Rzepka in entry for Kush and Stella Rzepka, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mat R in entry for William Rzepka and Glon, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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