Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

John Grabowske

THE GRABOWSKE FARM

 

JOHN AND THERESA "ROSA" WRUCK GRABOWSKE

 

John Grabowske was born December 27, 1849 in Germany to Fred Grabowske. He married Theresa “Rosa” Wruck in 1873 in Germany. Rosa was born on October 28, 1854 in Germany.

 

John and Rosa had the following children:

  1. August A. Grabowske was born February 28, 1875/1877 in Germany. He died on September 19, 1933 in Lakefield Township. He was killed by a bull. August is buried in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lakefield Township.

  2. Christian Grabowske was born and died in Germany

  3. Christina S. Grabowske was born on December 29, 1882 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. She registered to vote on November 4, 1924. Christina died on November 29, 1960. She is buried in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lakefield Township.

  4. Anthony Adam Grabowske was born December 24, 1883 in East Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. He married Marie Gefee on December 13, 1917. Anthony died on August 27, 1967.

  5. William F. Grabowske was born July 19, 1886 in East Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. He married Hulda Lange on March 15, 1915. He died on November 19, 1960.

  6. Anna Helena Grabowske was born on June 14, 1889. She married Henry O. Dotson on November 18, 1914 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. Anna died May 30, 1876.

  7. Theresa E. Grabowske was born February 27, 1891 in Sanford, Midland County, Michigan. Theresa registered to vote on February 8, 1919 in Lakefield Township, making her one of the youngest woman to vote after the suffrage movement was passed. Theresa died February 2, 1943 and is buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lakefield Township.

  8. Mary Leona Grabowske was born on February 1, 1893 in Sanford, Midland County, Michigan and died on February 6, 1967.

  9. Emma Frances Grabowske was born October 25, 1895 in Jerome Township, Sanford, Midland County, Michigan. She married George Geweniger on June 7, 1919. Emma died on March 8, 1982.

  10. Louis E. Grabowske was born on February 27, 1898 in Sanford, Midland County, Michigan. He registered to vote on February 8, 1919 in Lakefield Township. He died on July 25, 1980 and is buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lakefield Township.

  11. Leo J. Grabowske was born in 1901. He registered to vote on March 7, 1923. Leo died on September 9, 1981 and is buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lakefield Township.

 

John registered to vote in Lakefield Township on November 4, 1924.

 

In 1916, John and Rosa owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 27 on Grabowski Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads. Directly across the road from John and Rosa in Section 34, their son, Anthony Grabowske, owned and operated his 80 acre farm in 1916. The Grabowski Road in Lakefield Township is named after John Grabowske and his family.

 

John died on February 12, 1920 in Lakefield Township and Rosa died on September 11, 1945 in Lakefield Township. They are both buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lakefield Township.

 

 

 

SOURCES; 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Lakefield Township Records; Anthony Grabowske's birth record; Emma Grabowske's birth record; John Grabowske's birth record; Christina Grabowske's obituary, Leo J. Grabowske's obituary; Anthony Adam Grabowske's obituary; William F. Grabowske's obituary; Louis Grabowske's obituary; John Grabowske's obituary; Rosa Wruck Grabowske's obituary; Theresa Grabowske's obituary, Emma F. Grabowske Geweniger's obituary; August Grabowske's death record; Therese Grabowske's death record; Anna H. Grabowske's marriage record;

Anthony Grabowske's marriage record; and Della Miller McKay's obituary collection.. 

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