Johann Stephen "John" SURAWSKI

Male Abt 1853 - 1948  (~ 95 years)


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  • Name Johann Stephen "John" SURAWSKI 
    Nickname John 
    Born Abt 1853  Danzig, Kreis Danzig, West Prussia (Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1948  Boonah Hospital, 11-17 Leonard Street, Boonah, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Obituary 3 Aug 1948  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Queensland Times 

    • Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954), Tuesday 3 August 1948, page 4

      Fassifern Pioneer Passes
      ARATULA, Aug. 2. - The death, at the age of 95 years, of Mr. John Surawski, of Aratula, last Friday morning, was the passing of one of the oldest, if not the oldest pioneer in the Fassifern district.

      Mr. Surawski was born in Danzig, Poland, and when 19 years old, came to Australia with his parents who settled at Kalbar, and later, in 1877 moved to Templin, near Boonah.

      He married Miss Mary Schekoski, of Lowood, and in 1913 took up the property at Aratula. where he lived until his death. Mr. and Mrs. Surawski raised a family of 17 children, Messrs. Frank, Jack, Nicholas, Peter, Harry, Robert, Andrew, Patrick, and Timothy Surawski, Mesdames Batley, Cronin, Jensen, and five deceased, Messrs. Joseph, Albert, Paul, Mrs. Turner, and Miss Annie Surawskl. Mrs. Surawski survives her husband. She is 87 years of age.

      The late Mr. Surawski led a most active life, and until very recently, worked on the farm chipping, scuffling, &c. A few weeks ago he contracted pneumonia, and was an inmate of the Boonah Hospital, where he recovered and returned home. However, he again became ill and entered hospital, where he passed away.
    Buried Kalbar, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Catholic Cemetery
    Person ID I5247  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2018 

    Family Nathalie Amalia SCHAFFERIUS,   b. 15 May 1856, Pinschin, Danzig, West Prussia (Pinczyn, Poland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1935, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1877  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Married in St Paul's Church (of England).This couple parted after about 4 months. No divorce or annulment has so far been located.

      Both took up new relationships: Nathalie had her first child to her new common law spouse in Jan 1879 and John had his first child with his new spouse in Sept 1879. Nathalie officially married her spouse, Ludwig FRITZ, on 9 May 1881, and John officially married his wife, Maria ZIECHOWSKI, in 1894 after having several children

      [Note: She apparently left John after 10 days
      Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), Thursday 15 November 1877, page 2

      TO STOREKEEPERS AND OTHERS.
      My Wife, NATHALIE SURAWSKI, having left me without any cause whatever, I hereby give notice that I will NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for any DEBTS that she may contract in my name.
      418        JOHN SURAWSKI.

      1877 'Advertising', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 15 November, p. 2. , viewed 28 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122573082] [4]
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F1352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1853 - Danzig, Kreis Danzig, West Prussia (Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1877 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1948 - Boonah Hospital, 11-17 Leonard Street, Boonah, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Queensland Times - 3 Aug 1948 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kalbar, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Dern Index Queensland, Monumental Inscriptions, DERN, David & Julie, (David & Julie DERN 1999), MI, Kalbar R.C.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Johann Surawski, Death date: 30/07/1948, Mother's name: Mary Hinz, Father/parent's name: Joseph, Registration details: 1948/C/2957.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1948 'Fassifern Pioneer Passes', Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 3 August, p. 4. (DAILY), viewed 25 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117104630.

    4. [S229] Fay Mumme, "Divorce - John Surawski & Nathalie (nee Schafferius)" e-mail message to SEQ Germans list 17 Feb 2003, ().

    5. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1877/ 000475.

    6. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: John Surawski, Marriage date: 05/11/1877, Spouse's name: Nathalie Shafferins, Registration details: 1877/C/475.