Ludovicus Gackowski

1859–1944 (Age 85)
Świekatowo, Świecie, Bydgoszcz, Poland

The Life of Ludovicus

Ludovicus Gackowski was born in 1859, in Świekatowo, Świecie, Bydgoszcz, Poland as the son of Philip Gackowski and Katharina Salkowska. He married Malgorzata M. Turski on 24 June 1884, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 January 1944, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Niles, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ludovicus Gackowski
1859–1944
Malgorzata M. Turski
1862–1940
Marriage: 24 June 1884
Frank Anthony Gackowski
1885–1940
Mary Gackowski
1887–1960
Alexander Gackowski
1890–1964
Martha Gackowski
1893–1961
Anna Furmanski
1894–1975
Joseph Frank Gackowski
1897–1971
Eve Gackowski
1899–1899
Louis Gackowski
1900–1973
Paul Gackowski
1903–1971

Spouse & Children

  • Male1859–1944Male

  • Malgorzata M. Turski

    Female1862–1940Female

MARRIAGE
24 June 1884
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

  • Frank Anthony Gackowski

    Male1885–1940Male

  • Mary Gackowski

    Female1887–1960Female

  • Alexander Gackowski

    Male1890–1964Male

  • Martha Gackowski

    Female1893–1961Female

  • Female1894–1975Female

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Philip Gackowski

    MaleMale

  • Katharina Salkowska

    Female1827–1871Female

siblings

(10)

  • Maryanna Malgorzata Gackowska

    Female1850–Female

  • Stanislaw Gackowski

    Male1852–Male

  • Ignatz Gackowski

    Male1854–Male

  • Apolonia Gackowska

    Female1857–Female

  • Male1859–1944Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 8

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 23

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Polish (Czaczkowski): habitational name for someone from a place called Czaczki in Białystok voivodeship, or some other place named with cacko, a derivative of Old Polish czacz ‘toy’, ‘bauble’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lewis Gackowski, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louis Gackowski, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lewis Gackowsky, "United States Census, 1920"

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