Katarzyna Gackowski

1884–1970 (Age 86)
Poland

The Life of Katarzyna

When Katarzyna Gackowski was born on 28 April 1884, in Poland, her father, Jan Gackowski, was 30 and her mother, Franciszka Ossowska, was 30. She died on 21 September 1970, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Katarzyna Gackowski
1884–1970
Franciszek Ordakowski
1874–1940

Spouse & Children

  • Female1884–1970Female

  • Franciszek Ordakowski

    Male1874–1940Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Jan Gackowski

    Male1854–1931Male

  • Franciszka Ossowska

    Female1854–1910Female

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World Events (8)

1897 · National-Democratic Party

Age 13

In 1897, while the Polish were still controlled by the Russian Partition, they created a secret political organization called the National-Democratic Party. Also known as the SDN, they primarily focused on promoting legislative changes and other forms of non-violent resistance. The group was dissolved in 1919 when Poland regained their independence.
1901 · Września Children Strike

Age 17

In March of 1901, the German administration that ruled over the region of Greater Poland ordered all religion classes to teach in the German language. Students and parents were enraged by this decision. A group of roughly 118 students expressed their discontent in April; the teachers responded immediately with corporal punishment and detention. By May, a protest of 100 to 200 people began outside the school, consisting of children and adults. The administration threatened permanent suspension to individuals that rebelled, but the protests continued. The German government imprisoned 20 of these individuals over the following years and two children would end up dying from beatings. The last of the protesters would give up by 1904 and many parents ended up moving their children to other schools.
1918

Age 34

Poland becomes independent. Poland becomes independent as WWI comes to an end. The country was devastated by the war. Approximately one million Poles died. All Polish institutions had to be rebuilt as the country once again formed a nation. The official boundaries are not set until 1923.

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.

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