Zofia Janowska

3 May 1879–1959 (Age 79)
Łapy, Podlaskie, Poland

The Life Summary of Zofia

When Zofia Janowska was born on 3 May 1879, her father, Franciszek Janowski, was 41 and her mother, Barbara Kręglewska, was 21. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Ignacy Iwanik. She died in 1959, in Łapy, Podlaskie, Poland, at the age of 80.

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Ignacy Iwanik
Zofia Janowska
Hipolit Iwanik
Helena Iwanik
Tadeusz Eustachiusz Iwanik

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World Events (8)

1881 · Great Synagogue
Age 2
Located in Łódź, Poland, the Great Synagogue of Łódź was built in 1881. Adolf Wolff designed the layout. Referred to as The Temple, it served the reformed congregation for many years. Unfortunately, the synagogue was burned and destroyed by Germans in 1939.
1897 · National-Democratic Party
Age 18
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 22
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 801;2007: 1700; 2010: 2047)Some characteristic forenames: Polish Piotr, Aleksander, Andrzej, Henryk, Zbigniew, Zigmunt, Bogdan, Casimir, Czeslaw, Ignacy, Janina, Kazimierz.Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Janów, Janowo, or Janowice, all places called with the personal name Jan . This surname is also found in Germany. Compare Janofsky , Janovsky , and Janowsky .

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

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Akuszerka w Warszawie i Łapach

Zofia Iwanik (z domu Janowska) źródło - wspomnienia rodzinne oraz wzmianki w gazecie warszawskiej i książce o Łapach 1) Warszawa 1915 Kuryer dla Wszystkich : wychodzi codziennie w dni powszednie wiec …

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