Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Wolnowskis in:
 • Woodmere Cemetery
 • Detroit
 • Wayne County
 • Michigan
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
John "Johann" Wolnowski, Jr
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 2, 1877
Death: Jun. 25, 1956
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Johann Wolnowsky, Jr. was born in the Raudnitz (Protestant) Parish of Klein Languth, Rosenburg, West Prussia. This geographic area is currently a part of Poland, although John and his family spoke German.

He arrived with his mother and siblings at Castle Garden November 30th, 1887. They went straight to Springwells Township, Detroit, to join his father, Johann Sr., who had made the trip a few months earlier.

John Jr. first lived with parents on Morton Street, then moved to a short distance away to 561, later 3817 Livernois.
He and his family were devoted members of the Zion Lutheran Church.

John worked as a core maker in the auto industry from the time he was a young man, an employee of Flower Stevens Manufacturing Company and Ford Motor Company.

He married Augusta Wilkewitz in 1901 at Zion Lutheran Church; they had six children, three boys and three girls. Sadly, only two of these children (Walter and Edmund)lived well into their adulthoods. After Augusta's death in 1913, John was remarried to Ida Louise Jaffke, 1915 in Detroit; they had three children, two boys and a girl.

Child not linked below:
Lilian E. Wolnowski (Pulk) (1917-2009)

From his granddaughter, Judy (Wolnosky) Packard, e-mailed 3/13/11: "I was 10 when my Grandpa died. Years before, many family wakes were held in the family home. Harry J. Wills was the funeral parlor later used for many other relatives. I can remember my father, Ervin giving money to the older cousins so all the young kids walked from the funeral parlor to a local ice cream parlor to have a "cousin party" to bring joy to serious situation."
Family links: 
  Johann Wolnowski (1845 - 1905)
  Anna Kwiatkowski Wolnowski (1845 - 1909)
  Ida Guste Jaffke Wolnowski (1880 - 1935)
  Helen O Jaffke Wolnowski (1883 - 1940)*
  Augusta Wilkewitz Wolnowski (1880 - 1913)*
  Bertha Wolnowski (1902 - 1920)*
  Arthur Wolnowski (1904 - 1930)*
  Edmund Wolnowski (1906 - 1960)*
  Eleanor A. Wolnowski (1908 - 1934)*
  Walter Wolnowsky (1910 - 1987)*
  Mae Viola Wolnowski (1912 - 1913)*
  George H Wolnowsky (1919 - 1975)*
  Ervin Elmer Wolnosky (1921 - 1989)*
  Augusta Wolnowski Felske (1873 - 1944)*
  Friedrich Wolnowski Wolin (1874 - 1935)*
  John Wolnowski (1877 - 1956)
  Caroline Wolnowski Troeder (1879 - 1956)*
  Wilhelmina Wolnowski Macigewske (1882 - 1928)*
  Paul Wolnowski (1890 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodmere Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lawndale Lot 438
Maintained by: M.E. Packard
Originally Created by: Laura
Record added: Oct 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12079326
John Johann Wolnowski, Jr
Added by: M.E. Packard
John Johann Wolnowski, Jr
Added by: M.E. Packard
John Johann Wolnowski, Jr
Added by: M.E. Packard
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Mar. 10, 2017

 Added: Mar. 10, 2017

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Oct. 24, 2016
There are 17 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service