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Descendants of Joseph BIELECKI of Gietrzwald, Northern Poland to BIELSKI of Manawatu, New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

Joseph Bielecki was born in Dietrichswalds - now Gietrzwald, Olsztyn County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Northern Poland
- he married Anna Stenkievicz (pronounced Stenkie-vich)

One of their sons, Martin Bielski, emigrated to New Zealand on the FRITZ REUTER whixh left Hamburg, Germany on 12th April 1876, arriving in Wellington on 4th August
There were 425 passengers on board, 259 of them Polish

The original surname was Bielecki but English officials recorded the name as it sounded on Martins`s immigration and the name became Bielski.
Bielski is also a Polish name and both names have the same meaning. `Biel` means `white`, `Ski` and`cki` are uffixes that change a Polish word into a surname
Both names were also used ocasionally as a nickname for a fair-haired person

Martin was born in 1845
- he married Barbara "Mary" Brodkowski (in Poland)
- Mary was born in 1846 in Subkou (now Subkowy) Tczew County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Northern Poland
- she died in 1913 in Feilding, Manawatu

The Bielski`s were one of the forfounding families to settle Rangiwahia, the northern most town of the Manawatu
Martin had the Rangiwahia Boarding House in 1893 (at least) with "first-class accommodation for travellers and others"

They had 9 children:
1875 - 1938 Martin Bielski
- he was born in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Northern Poland about a year prior to emigrating
- he married Helen Holmes in 1899
- he was an ardent football player

1876 - 1939 Francis "Fanny" Bielski
- she was born on board the Fritz Reuter
- she married James Reid Temperley in 1893

1878 - 1942 Agnes Martha Bielski
- she was born in Halcombe - 32km NW of Palmrston North
- she married George Edward Bell in 1897

1879 - ? Anna "Annie" Bielski
- she was born in Halcombe, Manawatu

1881 - 1954 Frank Bielski
- he was born in Halcombe, Manawatu
- he married Minnie Rough in 1924

1882 - 1932 Clara Rose "Lily" Bielski
- she was born in Halcombe, Manawatu
- she married Sidney Stent in Ruahine in 1906
- he was a son of Charles Stent & Emma Lynds (nee Jackson)
- his sister Isobella married Thomas Bielski
- Clara and Sidney are buried in Rangiwahia

1884 - 1939 John James "Jack" Bielski
- he was born in Halcombe, Manawatu
- he and his brother Thomas were at Rangiwahia School in 1898
- he married Ellen Agnes Smith
- they are buried together in Rangiwahia

1887 - 1958 Thomas Albert "Tom" Bielski
- he was born in Pemberton 68km N of Palmerston North
- he married Isobella Stent
- her brother Sidney married Clara Bielski
- they had 11 (known) children

1891 - 1916 Frederick Andrew "Fred" Bielski
- he was born in Pemberton 68km N of Palmerston North
- in 1899 he was at the Rangiwahia Scool
- he died in a car accident aged 25
- he is buried in Rangiwahia

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on 2010-03-29 18:39:38


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