Ancestors of Andrzej Gbur

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Andrzej Gbur1, born November 16, 1837 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1; died December 06, 1924 in Leaf Mountain Township Minnesota1.  He was the son of 2. Jan Ignatz Gbur and 3. Eva Weyland.  He married (1) Anna Markiewicz1 February 02, 1864 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia.  She was born December 19, 1841 in Glumen, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia.1, and died September 17, 1922 in Millerville Minnesota1.  She was the daughter of Wawrezyniec Markiewicz and Agnes Mir.

 

Notes for Andrzej Gbur:

     Andrzej was baptized at Zakrzewo on 19 November 1837.  Birth records for his children give his name as Andreas Gbur.  Anrzej and family arrived in

America on 7 June 1873 aboard the ship "Norma",

having sailed from Bremen, Germany to Baltimore.  He is erroneously listed in "Germans to America" as Adalbert Bur, but the names and ages of his

wife and four children who accompanied him verify the record.  He is shown in the Milwaukee city directories as Andrew Gebur from 1878 to 1880,

residing at 679 Windlake Avenue.

     Sometime between 1880 and 1884 he left Milwaukee for Douglas county, Minnesota, where he became an American citizen on 4 May 1885.  Court

records show that his declaration of intent was previously filed in Milwaukee.  Several months later 160 acres of land for a  homestead was granted  to

Andreas Gbur in Leaf Mountain Township, in the neighboring Otter Tail county, Minnesota.  This is most probably the same person.

 

More About Andrzej Gbur:

Baptism: November 19, 1837,  Zakrzewo1

Burial: Millerville Minnesota.1

 

More About Anna Markiewicz:

Burial: Millerville Minnesota1

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Jan Ignatz Gbur1, born January 27, 1802 in Potulice, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia.1; died July 01, 1866 in New Potulice, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia.1.  He was the son of 4. Szymon Gbur and 5. Anna Mir.  He married 3. Eva Weyland.

        3.  Eva Weyland1, died Bef. September 18591.

 

Notes for Jan Ignatz Gbur:

The date of birth was given by Lauri Kramer Serafin.

 

Church records for Flatow use the "Latin" spelling of Jannes, Joannes, Johannesand Johann for Jan.

On vital records for his children the name is usually shown as John.

 

Jan Gbur and Eva Weylandt are listed in the parish register of Buczek Wielki (Gross Butzig).  They married there on 12 February 1833, Jan was 25 and Eva was 24.   Their parents names were not mentioned.   Witnesses at the wedding were Adalbert Lupa and Carola Olzewski.

 

Apparently, Eva died between 1852  - 1859 and Janmarried a woman named Marianna (Gospodarz?),

the spelling of the last name is unclear.

 

The entries below are for people of similar names, listed only for the purpose of showing that the Gbur name was not uncommon at the time. 

 

Many of the Gbur's found in Chicago descend from the family of John Gbur (born May 1882 in Austria/Poland) and his wife Mary Basnik (born April 1879 in Galicia, Austria).

 

The Gbur's from LaSalle, IL descend from Franz and Katherine Gbur, also from Flatow.  Franz is  the son of Stanislaus and Magdalena Gbur.  Stanislaus was also from Pottlitz and is either a brother or cousin to Jan.  Stanislaus and his family moved from Pottlitz to Prochy about 1862.

 

The 1900 census for Chicago shows John Gaber, born in Poland/Austria, arrived in America in February

of that year.

 

The 1900 census for La Salle, IL lists John Gbur (born September 1860 in Poland/Germany) with

his wife Sophie and children Mary, Frank, John, Stanley, Annie, Michael and Teofil.  John Gbur arrived

in America in 1884. 

 

The 1920 Chicago census also lists a John and Mary Gbur from Austria with children Edward, Michael,

Alice, John and Joseph. 

 

 

Notes for Eva Weyland:

Name also appears as Weiland, Weylandt, Walenty and Valenta.  Eva is from Czyszkowo and is possibly the daughter of Jakub Weiland.  This is supported by the fact that her first son had the middle name Jakub.

       

Children of Jan Gbur and Eva Weyland are:

                           i.    Filip Jakub Gbur1, born April 25, 1834 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia.1; died August 20, 1857 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1

 

Notes for Filip Jakub Gbur:

Baptized 4 May 1834, godparents were Jan Weyland and Magdalena Gbur.  On his death record

(verified by age and names of parents) he is called Jacob Gbur.

 

 

                          ii.    Johanna Gbur1, born October 26, 1835 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1; married Peter Rennspiess February 10, 1857 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia.

 

Marriage Notes for Johanna Gbur and Peter Rennspiess:

[Gaber1.FTW]

 

Witnesses at marriage were Johann Weiland of Szyezkowk, Peter Boszyth and Valentin Tomasowski

 

        1               iii.    Andrzej Gbur, born November 16, 1837 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia; died December 06, 1924 in Leaf Mountain Township Minnesota; married Anna Markiewicz February 02, 1864 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia.

                         iv.    Cecylia Gbur1, born November 05, 1839 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1; married Franciszek Ksawery Xavier Nowicki May 08, 1864 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1; born September 05, 1833 in Neo Wisniewka, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1.

 

Notes for Cecylia Gbur:

Baptized 21 November 1839 in Pottlitz.  Godparents were Woytek Mir and Johanny Hanyzewska.

Witnesses at marriage to Franz Xavier Nowicki were Peter Rennspiess and Andreas Gbur.

 

 

Notes for Franciszek Ksawery Xavier Nowicki:

Also called Franz Xavier, he was baptized 15 September 1833 at Zakrzewo.  After his marriage he went by the name Xavier

 

                          v.    Kataryzna Gbur1, born October 27, 1841 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdomof Prussia1; married Martin Sikora October 30, 1860 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1.

 

Notes for Kataryzna Gbur:

Baptized at Pottlitz 7 November 1841.  Godparents were Martin Weiland and Catharina Ziemiewski.

 

                         vi.    Anton Gbur1, born December 06, 1843 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1; died August 31, 1918 in Sigel, Wood Co., WI1; married (1) Marianna Jagodzinski November 20, 1870 in St. Stanislaus  Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI1; born November 04, 1852 in Hungerwerder, Kreis Wirsitz, Posen, Kingdom of Prussia1; died 1885 in Sigel, Wood Co., WI1; married (2) Martha Budzinski February 22, 1886 in Sigel, Wood Co., WI1; born 1866 in Europe1; died Unknown in America1.

 

Notes for Anton Gbur:

    "Anton Gbur, 25 yrs. old, a bricklayer from Prussia", left Europe from Bremen, Germany on the "America",  arriving in New York on 18 June 1869 (Filby's "Germans to America" Vol. 23).  This time frame is verified by 1900 census information.  The age of 25 yrs. also matches the birth date of 1843 given on his death record.  He was the only passenger named Gbur (var. spellings were also checked) aboard the ship, or in this time frame.  The original ship's manifest lists him as passenger 250 and as

not having a cabin.   

     Anton arrived in Milwaukee, WI prior to November 1870, where he married Marianna Jagodzinski.

Witnesses at the wedding were Antonius Olszowni and Josephs Müdlew.  In 1879 Anton and family were living at 639 Grove Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The family continued to reside at this address until at least June of 1882 when their son John was born*.  By May 1884 Anton was living at Sigel, Wood Co., Wisconsin.  On his marriage record from 1886, Anton names his parents as John Gbur and Eva Valenta.  The church record for Anton's marriage to Martha Budzinski (misspelled as Dudzinska) notes that Anton is the widower of Marianna Jagodzinski.  This record also records Anton's place of birth as "Potulice Borusia".  Potulice is the Polish spelling of "Pottlitz", a city located in Kreis (County) Flatow in the Province of West Prussia.  Kreis Flatow was later part of Pomerania, and is presently "Zlotow" in Poland. 

      At some point in time (after 1885) Anton changed the spelling of the family name from "Gbur" to Gabur".

 

*The 1881 Holy Rosary parish map shows that A. Gbur owned land southeast of Vesper at that time.  

 

Notes from Henry Zaeger, an 84 year old former farmer from Sigel Township who owned land near the

Gabur place and knew Anton (Sr) and his children.  Lives at 620 17th Avenue South in Wisconsin Rapids.

He was mainly a friend of Frank Gabur, son of Anton, and knew the other kids as well (Sophie, Alex, Theodore and Rosy).  Recalled the dances and parties at the Gabur place.  Old "Grandpa Gabur" with his beard and long johns.  Believes the old farmhouse is intact, but remodeled.  Was a pallbearer at Anton's funeral, held at Holy Rosary church, Sigel, with burial in the church cemetery.  Possibly no headstone.

His wife believes the death was within two years of their (the Zaeger's) marriage .

(contributed by Larry Gaber, ca. 1979)

 

 

Obituary for Anton Gabur

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Grand Rapids (Wisconsin) Daily Leader, Tuesday 3 September 1918

 

Anton Gadur (sic) died at his home in Sigel on Saturday afternoon at 3:00.  Funeral to be held at 8:30 Wednesday from the home and at 9:00 from the Polish Catholic Church in Sigel with Rev. Ciszewski officiating.  Interment in Sigel Cemetery.  He was born December 6, 1843 and was 74 years, 8 months and 25 days old.  A resident of Sigel for a number of years, he leaves a wife and a number of grown children.  (Obituary provided by Larry Gaber)

 

1880 Federal Census for Wisconsin, Milwaukee Co., City of Milwaukee

12th Ward, Vol. 9, sheet 9, line 9, Enumeration District 138

   Anton Gebur, age 36, laborer, born in Poland, both parents born in Poland     

   Marianna Gebur, age 25, housewife, born in Poland, both parents born in Poland*

   Anton Gebur, age 1, born in Wisconsin, both parents born in Poland

   (*  Marianna is 1st wife, Marianna Jagodzinska)

 

1895 Federal Census for Wisconsin, Wood Co., Town of Sigel

   Anton Gebou, 3 male children, 3 female children; 2 born in Poland, 4 born in United States

   (Anton's second wife Martha Budzinski brought several children into this marriage to Anton)

 

1900 Federal Census for Wisconsin, Wood Co., Town of Sigel

   Antone Gebore, age 56, born December 1843 in Poland/Germany, married 13 years.

   Martha Gebore, age 33, born 1867 in Poland/Germany, married 13 years.*

   Lena Gebore, age 15, born May 1885 in Wisconsin.    (Helene)

   Rosy Gebore, age 9, born March 1891 in Wisconsin.   (Rosalie)

   Frank Gebore, age 4, born May 1896 in Wisconsin.     (Francis)

   Celia Gebore, age 2, born March 1898 in Wisconsin.   (Sophie)

   Alex Gebore, born March 1900 in Wisconsin.               (Alexander)

   (*  Martha is 2nd wife, Martha Budzinski)

 

1905 Federal Census for Wisconsin, Wood Co., Town of Sigel

   Anton Gebur, age 62

   Martha Gabur, age 40

   Rosa Gabur, age 14

   Frank Gabur, age 10

   Sophia Gabur, age 8

   Alex Gabur, age 5

   Theodore Gabur, age 2

 

1910 Federal Census for Wisconsin, Wood Co., Town of Sigel

   Anton Gabur, age 66, married 25 years

   Martha Gabur, age 44, married 25 years  (Budzinski)

   Frank Gabur, age 15

   Sophie Gabur, age 13

   Alex Gabur, age 10

   Theodore Gabur, age 7

   Edward Gabur, age 4

 

Note:  There is a marriage recorded in Portage County, Wisconsin on 23 April 1888 for Anthony Gabur and Frances Solarik.  This Anthony Gabur is probably not related to our line, he was born in Szosnarowa, Poland, the son of John Gabur and Anna Banas.  There were several Gbur, Gebur, Gäber and Gaber families in Chicago and Milwaukee in the late 1880's, they originated in Poland, Germany, Austria, Lithuania and Austria.

 

More About ANTON GBUR:

Immigration: 18 Juni 1869, Arrived in New York aboard the "America"

 

 

More About Anton Gbur:

Baptism: December 17, 1843, Zakrzewo1

 

Notes for Martha Budzinski:

     Arrived in America 1885.  She was the second wife of Anton Gabur (Sr.).  In the 1900 census she

says she was the mother of seven children, four of them living.  The other three children, apparently

no longer living, may have been from a previous marriage in Poland.  Martha definately brought several children from her prior marriage into her marriage with Anton Gabur.  These children may have been

Clara (died 1891 in Sigel) and Frank (died 1895 in Sigel). 

     In the 1910 census for Sigel, Wood Co., Wisconsin she is shown as being 44 years old, 22 years younger than Anton.  This would put her birth in 1865 of 1866.  This census shows Martha as the mother of 11 children, 6 living.  The 1900 census says she was born in Poland/Germany in 1867.

 

 

                        vii.    Karolina Elzbieta Gbur1, born May 10, 1846 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdomof Prussia1

                       viii.    Marianna Gertrudis Gbur1, born April 07, 1849 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1; died Aft. 1879 in America1; married Anton Dyx; born Abt. 1845 in Prussia1.

 

Notes for Marianna Gertrudis Gbur:

Notes for ANTON DYX:

Anton and Marianna arrived in Baltimore on 24 Mar 1873, having set sail from Bremen, Germany on the "Leipzig".  They settled in Milwaukee, WI and later relocated at Wauwatosa, WI.

 

Anton (36) and Marianna (27) Dicks (Dyx) lived in Wauwatosa, WI in 1880 (Census E.D. 145, p. 14)

      

 

 

 

More About Marianna Gertrudis Gbur:

Baptism: Godparents were Ignatius Anizerotis and Gertrud Weyland.1

 

                          ix.    Tomasz Stefan Gbur1, born December 18, 1851 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1; died December 24, 1851 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia1

                           x.    Julianna Gbur1, born November 30, 1852 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdon of Prussia1; died March 29, 1859 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdon of Prussia1

 

Notes for Julianna Gbur:

Baptized at Pottlitz 2 December 1852.  Godparents were Ignatz Janizowski and Rosalie Gbur.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  Szymon Gbur1, born Abt. 17821; died January 18, 18521.  He married 5. Anna Mir.

        5.  Anna Mir1, born Abt. 17761; died Abt. 18411.

       

Children of Szymon Gbur and Anna Mir are:

        2                 i.    Jan Ignatz Gbur, born January 27, 1802 in Potulice, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia.; died July 01, 1866 in New Potulice, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia; married (1) Eva Weyland; married (2) Marianna September 1859; married (3) Marianna September 1859.

                          ii.    Urzula Gbur1, born October 28, 18051

                         iii.    Barbra Joanna Gbur, born November 29, 18081

                         iv.    Marianna Gbur1, born October 21, 18111

                          v.    Joanna Gbur1, born May 02, 18141

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Gaber1.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 19, 2001.