|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1869, Poland|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1955|
Casimir (Polish spelling: Kazimierz) was born in Prussia (province of Posen/Poznan), German occupied Poland to Joseph Osinski and Margaret Nowacka.
He served in the German and Russian Armies as a Corporal seeing battle in Korea. He was in the military from the age of 18 for 6 years until he immigrated to the United States in 1893.
Arriving in Philadelphia at 24, he had $3.75 and a ticket to St. Louis, Missouri to go see his brother Antonio.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the end of 1898 and participated in the Spanish-American War serving in the Philippine Islands. He was wounded both in the nose and leg May 5, 1899 and discharged Sept. 23, 1899 in Washington D.C. after recuperating in a military hospital. An honorable discharge granted him automatic U.S. citizenship.
He settled in Milwaukee and married in 1902. In 1905 after fathering 2 children (Vic & Tek), he set off for Aberdeen, WA to work in the lumber industry until he could save enough money to send for his pregnant wife Julianna and the children. Julianna arrived in Tacoma by train shortly after the birth of their 3rd child, Ted. The family expanded with the birth of Kate in 1908.
In 1910 he moved his wife and family of 4 children to Fox Island in Puget Sound where 2 more children were born (Stan & Ann). It was a happy time for the children but Casimir had a hard time making a living, especially in the winter as the only access to the island was by boat. By 1917 they were back living in Tacoma where Helen was born.
Early in 1919, they purchased and moved into their home at 111 E. 64th street. September brought the birth of Agnes.
By 1920, the Osinski's had 8 children. They owned their home free and clear. Casimir was a painter in the shipyards, working for wages. 1921 saw the birth of their 9th and last child, Wanda.
By 1930, Casimir owned his own interior decorating company and made his living decorating hotel lobbies, painting murals in local businesses and decorating homes. He decorated, the lobby of the Winthrop Hotel.
He was a member of the Painters Union Local 64 and the Major A.M. Brown, Camp #22 Spanish-American War Veterans.
His military career was responsible for his neat and polished ways. His mustache was always kept neat and trim. He smoked a curved meerschaum pipe. He knew Polish, German, Russian, French, and English.
Casimir and Julianna celebrated their 50th webbing anniversary on Jan. 13, 1952. At that time, there were 17 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. The photograph of them with their grown children was published in the Tacoma News Tribune.
Julianna died in 1953 and daughters Tekla and Agnes took care of him until his death at 85 in 1955.
Julianna Majewska Osinski (1879 - 1953)*
Victoria Phylis Osinski Beardemphl (1902 - 1974)*
Tekla J Osinski (1904 - 1984)*
Theodore Thomas b. "Tadeus" Osinski (1906 - 1982)*
Kathryn Osinski Hartman (1908 - 1993)*
Cecelia Annatte Osinski Harrington (1914 - 2005)*
Agnes Marie Osinski Dean (1919 - 2005)*
Wanda Marie Osinski Clark (1921 - 2004)*
PVT CO I 3 REG Infantry SP AM WAR
GPS (lat/lon): 47.19279, -122.50401
Created by: Michael
Record added: May 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90856272
Grandpa Osinski, You passed the same year I was born but we never met. I thank you for your courage in founding the family here in Tacoma. Your long journey from Poland will never be forgotten as we now have a completed family history. Rest in Peace Grand...(Read more)|
Added: May. 28, 2012