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 John Najduk

John Najduk

Death 17 Jun 1952 (aged 62)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 10192667 · View Source
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John was in the USA, Detroit, MI, by 1913.
In 1913 he was living @ 1125 Chene (5405 Chene in 1920). This was on the corner of Kirby and Chene, a block away from Chene and Ferry where Frances Romanowski (his future wife) lived. I don't know what port of entry Jan/John came into. My dad thought he was always told Ellis Island. But there is no record of it.

He left Poland because of persecution. He also brought his sister, Czeslawa Najduk, (born August 20, 1893, died Oct. 11, 1968) to Detroit from Poland, at a later date. Czeslawa was living with John and his wife Frances in 1915, according to the Detroit directory. This information is available at "The Burton Collection" in the Mian Library on Woodward in Detroit, MI.

For more info on John, see his wife's "find a grave."

John came home from work on June 17, 1952, sat on the couch and died. This is the house on Dane St. (Now the GM Plant where Poletown used to be.) My Uncle Frank said that John was able to get last rights because when the priest got there the body was still warm.

The youngest daughter, Joanne, was his favorite. It has been said that after the first daughter died at birth, John and Frances kept having children until they got another daughter. That took seven more tries.

I'm still looking for his family in Poland. Any help would be a blessing!

May he rest in peace.

Update. (12-18-2011) I do believe that I have found the family in Poland. If I could only get them to believe it. I think we ere in the US care more about these things than they do.

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  • Created by: Lynn Mills
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10192667
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Najduk (23 Nov 1889–17 Jun 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10192667, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Mills (contributor 46600523) .