Josepha Francisca Ciupka

1 July 1877–7 February 1955 (Age 77)
Richtersdorf, Tost-Gleiwitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Josepha Francisca

When Josepha Francisca Ciupka was born on 1 July 1877, in Richtersdorf, Tost-Gleiwitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Valentin August Ciupka, was 40 and her mother, Francisca Hedwig Czyrt, was 36. She married Joseph Alexander Zając on 23 October 1898, in Gleiwitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 February 1955, in Katowice, Silesia, Poland, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alexander Zając
1874–1944
Josepha Francisca Ciupka
1877–1955
Marriage: 23 October 1898
Bolesław Zając
1899–
Hanna Zając
1903–
Magdalena Zając
1905–
Josef Zając
1907–
Martha Zając
1910–
Johann Zając
1914–
Konrad Ludwig Zając
1915–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 October 1898
Gleiwitz, Silesia, Prussia, Germany
children

(7)

    Bolesław Zając

    Male1899–Male

    Hanna Zając

    Female1903–Female

    Magdalena Zając

    Female1905–Female

    Josef Zając

    Male1907–Male

    Martha Zając

    Female1910–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Valentin August Ciupka

    Male1837–Male

    Francisca Hedwig Czyrt

    Female1840–Female

siblings

(4)

    Catharina Agnes Ciupka

    Female1869–Female

    Female1877–1955Female

    Magdalena Franciska Ciupka

    Female1879–Female

    Hedwig Florentine Ciupka

    Female1881–Female

World Events (8)

1881 · Great Synagogue

Age 4

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.
1890

Age 13

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1901 · Września Children Strike

Age 24

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

Probably a respelling of eastern German Schupke, which is in part from a short form of the Slavic personal name Czepan (a vernacular form of Latin Stephanus ( see Steven ), and in part a nickname from Middle Low German schupe ‘fish scale’, or potentially a nickname for a tardy or indecisive person, from Middle High German schup ‘delay’, ‘procrastination’).

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

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