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Michael Francis Lipinski

Also Known As: "Franz", "Frank"
Birthplace: Kokoszkowy, Starogard County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Death: Died in Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand
Cause of death: Influenza, bronchitis & cardiac failure
Place of Burial: Clareville Cemetery, RC Plot 43
Immediate Family:

Son of Franciscus (Francis) Lipinski and Catharina Lipinski
Husband of Cacilie Lipinski
Father of Augusta Alice Chapman; Bernhardt Lipinski; <private> Mitchell (Lipinski); Rozalia Lipinska; Annie Johanna Darling Wright and 7 others
Brother of Robert Albert Lipinski; August Theodore Lipinski; Christine Rosetta Shutkowski and Ambrose Lipinski

Occupation: Farmer, Prussian/Polish army soldier/officer and labourer.
Managed by: Karen Yukich
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About Michael Francis Lipinski

He was born in Kokoschken (German for Kokoszki) which is now Kokoszkowy, south of Gdańsk. He married Cacilie Brzoska on 20 Jan 1866 in Riewalde (now Rywałd), Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland and lived there. He was employed as a Polish Army Officer and farmer. He received 3 years leave from the Prussian/German Army and did not go back and forfeited all his rights to his property. He spoke several languages and could read & write fluently. He immigrated on 18 Mar 1876 to Wellington, NZ, on the ship Terpsichore which left Hamburg on 15 Nov 1875. He was naturalized on 1 July 1887 in New Zealand and swore an Oath of Allegiance to Queen Victoria. He became the leader of the Poles in the Wairarapa. The first Catholic masses were said in his home before the church was built. This home was torn down in 1987. He resided in 11 Philip Street, Carterton, New Zealand.


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Michael Francis Lipinski's Timeline

Kokoszkowy, Starogard County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
November 7, 1841
Age 1
Chojnice, Chojnice County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
September 17, 1866
Age 26
Rywałd, Starogard County, Pomorskie, Poland
Age 26
July 1, 1869
Age 29
Subkowy, Tczew County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Age 34
Subkowy, Tczew County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
February 24, 1876
Age 36
Wellington, New Zealand
July 19, 1878
Age 38
Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand
September 29, 1880
Age 40
Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand