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SHUTKOWSKI from Gdansk, Poland to Carterton, New Zealand 1884

Journal by ngairedith

Peter Joseph Shutkowski was born 1851 in Gdansk
(on the southern edge of Gdansk Bay (of the Baltic Sea) Poland). His parents were Peter and Kathleen SHUTKOWSKI
He married Rosalia Christina LIPINSKI
- Rosalia was born 1846 also in Gdansk. Her parents were Francis and Catherine (nee REDMAN) Lipziski

Peter died in Carterton, Wairarapa 10 April 1918 aged 67
Rosalia died in Carterton 5 Feb 1938 aged 91
. they are buried at Clareville

Peter & Rosalie married about 1875 and had 3 children. They then emigrated to New Zealand on board the * Victory which left Plymouth on the 29 March 1884 and arrived in Wellington on the 30 May 1884. They were nominated by her brother Franz Lipinski who was already settled in Carterton. It brought out 470 passengers including 370 Government assisted immigrants.
I would like the passenger list for this voyage if you have one

6 months after arrival in New Zealand Peter and Rosalia had another 4 children
their children
. . 1 . .
1875 - 1957 Francis "Frank' Shutkowski
born in Gdansk
Frank married Annie HARGREAVES in St Mary`s Catholic Church, Carterton, New Zealand on 27 June 1905
.they had 10 children (see 2nd comment below)
He died 16 June 1957 aged 82
Annie died 19 August 1953 aged 73
- They are buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton
26 April 1910 - An oat stack belonging to Frank Shutkowski, South Carterton, was damaged by fire this morning. It contained about seven tons and had been sold to a Wellington firm at a fair was no insurance. The cause of the fire is unknown

13 Feb 1929 WEDDING, A wedding was solemnised at Carterton when Florence Catherine Gibson, of Armagh, Irelan, was married to John Shutkowski, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Frank Shutkowski of Carterton.
The bride was escorted by the bridegroom's father, and wore a lovely gown of beaded silk marocaon, with uneven hem. Her veil was held in place by a coronation crown of orange blossom. She carried a handsome bouquet of white roses, carnations, and asparagus fern.
Miss Anastasia Rosalia Shutkowski (Carterton) and Miss Elsie Burcher (of Masterton) were bridesmaids, the former wearing a frock of bois de rose silk marocain and black crinoline hat, and carrying a bouquet of roses, carnations, and asparagus fern to tone. The latter wore a frock of peach silk marocain with black crinoline hat, and carried a lovely bouquet of dahlias to tone.
Little Mary Burcher (Masterton) was flower girl, wearing a blue frock of mariette and a head bandeau of forget-me-nots. She carried a dainty basket of flowers to tone.
Mr Clifford McPhee was best man, and Mr Francis Shutkowski groomsman.
The bridegroom's mother was in a beige frock of marocain with hat to match, and carried a posy of dahlias. The reception was held at the residence of the bridegrooms parents. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a toilet set, bride's present to the bridegroom being a set of gold sleeve-links. Each bridesmaid received a gold cross.
The future home of Mr and Mrs Shutkowski will be in Wellington. The Rev Father Keavey performed the ceremony

SHUTOWSKI, On Jan 15, 1944, at Waipoi, Otago, Francis William Carroll, beloved husband of Mary Russell Shutkowski, and second son of Francis and Annie Shutkowski, 3 Grey St., Masterton, and late of Carterton; aged 30 years. R.I.P. The friends of the late Francis William Carroll Shutkowski are invited to attend his Funeral which will leave St Mary's Church, Carterton, Tomorrow (Saturday 22 Jan 1944) after Requiem Mass at 9am for the Clareville Cemetery, King's Funeral Service, Broaway, Carterton

. . 2 . .
1876 - 1930 Constance Anastasia Shutkowski
born in Gdansk
Constance married Herbert GREATHEAD 16 June 1903
. Herbert was a brother of George Greathead who married her sister Francisca
(sons of John GREATHEAD & Mary BRIGHT married 1872)
Constance died 11 August 1930 aged 54 & is buried in Clareville cemetery Carterton
. Herbert died 4 June 1938 in Greytown, Wairarapa aged 63
CARTERTON. Yesterday, (16 June 1904)) Mr Herbert Greathead, of Gladstone, was married to Miss Shutkowski, of Carterton and the ceremony was the first of the kind to take place in the Catholic Church in its new position

. . 3 . .
1883 - 1937 Francisca Magdalena Shutkowski
born in Gdansk
Francisca married George GREATHEAD 28 Jan 1904 St Marys Catholic Church, Carterton, brother of Herbert Greathead who married her sister Constance
She died 10 Sept 1908 of tuberculosis aged 25
George died 29 years later on 16 Oct 1937 of tuberculosis aged 58
- They are buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton.

. . 4 . .
1884 - 1929 John Michael "Jack" Shutkowski
born 23 Nov in New Zealand
Jack married May PAASKE 21 April 1909 in St Mary`s Catholic Church, Carterton
2 children found to date:
* 1909 - Walter Douglas Shutkowski
* 1911 - Myrtle Annie Shutkowski
- May's birth and death dates are unknown
Jack next married Florence Catherine Gibson in 1929
Jack died 2nd June 1929 aged 44
22 April 1909 A quiet wedding was soleminised at the residence of the bride's parents, Carterton, yesterday afternoon, when May Paaske, daughter of Mr G. J. Paaske, was married to Mr John M. Shutkowski, second son of Mr Peter Shutkowski. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father Bowe, of St Mary's Church, and the young couple will reside in Carterton

. . 5 . .
1886 - 1904 Rosalia Shutkowski
born 22 August in Carterton, Wairarapa
She died on 18 June 1904 aged 17
. buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton

. . 6 . .
1894 - 1942 Joseph Shutkowski
born in Carterton
.Joseph's marriage (if at all) details are unknown
- - do you know who he was?

. . 7 . .
1891 - Barbara Shutkowski
born 9 January in Carterton
Barbara died 11 August 1897 aged 5
. buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton

24 May 1884 - WELLINGTON
The Shaw, Saville-Albion Company's chartered steamer Victory, Capt. Elcoate, arrived here from London via Plymouth at 9 o'clock this morning. She came direct from Plymouth and the passage, which was uneventful, occupied 56 days. The Victory brings 50 steerage passengers, and 370 Government immigrants (including 117 single girls) for all ports. Two deaths occurred among married immigrants, those being Wm. Harrison aged 40, from apoplexy on 11th May, and Bathilde Pearson, aged 38, from an abscess on 24th May. Dr Miley in his report speaks highly of the attention paid to the passengers by the officers of the ship, and he states the provisions and water were in abundance and of good quality. The health and behaviour of the immigrants is mentioned as having been exceptionally good. The Victory has 2000 tons of cargo for all ports. The single women were landed this afternoon, and sent to the immigration barracks

29 May 1884 - AUCKLAND NEWS
The Auckland portion pf the Victory's immigrants arrived at Onehunga to-day. The whole of the Victory's immigrants have been engaged. One hundred were sent to the country districts

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by dharry on 2009-07-24 04:44:44

Jack Shutkowski and May Paaske are my maternal grandparents so this journal is the start of my family in NZ
I will add a journal to continue that branch
Look forward to sharing with you Ngairedith
Diane H

by Carterton on 2012-01-15 06:23:24

Frank SHUTKOWSKI who married Annie HARGREAVES (June 27, 1905) had ten children. Only four survived. John, Anastasia Rosilia, Frank (who changed his name to White) and Vincent (they called him brownie).

John (known as Jack) Shutkowski married Florence Gibson. They had three children: Robert, Harold and June.

Anastasia (known as Connie) married James Gough October 10, 1942.

Anastasia (born December 31, 1907) died April 1, 1991; her husband James (born 1900) had died in 1978.
James and Anastasia Gough had five children: John Edmond, Liam Anthony, Kathleen Mary, Patricia Rose and Peter.

by ngairedith on 2012-01-15 19:59:13
by EFC on 2012-02-08 21:54:53

Hi there, interested in the Shutkowski family, I am the 2 x great granddaughter of Frances Magdalena SHUTKOWSKI and George GREATHEAD
Erina Cresswell

by ngairedith on 2015-02-01 20:59:41

thank you to merlynne for this message
if you can help him please leave comments below

Subject: Shutkowski Paaske
To: ngairedith
From: merlynne
Date: 2015-01-31 22:37:12
Hi there, I am researching May Mary (Mayzie) BUTLER, formerly SHUTKOWSKI, nee PAASKE on behalf of a descendant of Mayzie who lives in Foxton.
Mayzie's 1953 death certificate records tha fact that she had two marriages but the details of her first marriage to John Michael are a bit hazy. Fistly the informant didnt seem to know his name or when or where they were married. Secondly there are three living issue from that marriage: the two girls yes, but also a male aged 31 (and so born about 1924). Can you figure out who that son would be?
She and her 2nd husband had been living with a fellow Allen BUTLER who would be about that age, so I have gone from assuming he was born to their marriage, then to thinking that maybe he was a SHUTKOWSKI and adopted the name of his stepfather. I cant find refernce to his birth at all. In his death certificate it says he was born in Carteterton, which is Paaske and Shutkowski territory, but doent name his parents v!!! Maybe he was adopted. Certainly I cant find Allen Butler or Allen Shutkowski being born in NZ near 1924.
Just to make it more mysterious, Mayzie's death certificate says she and Thomas BUTLER got married in Sydney, and doesnt say when. Cant find anything of such a marriage. (She disappears sfrom the electoral rolls from 1928 until they are together in 1946, so maybe they were in Oz during that time and maybe they had Allen while they were there although he doesnt throw up in Oz birth record).

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