Wednesday, February 20, 2013
UPDATE ON ANTONINA
Yesterday I posted some information on Antonina Zuchowska Gruszka. I thought about it last night and realized that I had made a mistake -- she is my 2nd great grandmother not my 3rd. I double checked the dates today because Antonina had given birth to my great grandmother Josephine when Antonina was 45 years old. I also posed the question whether or not Antonina had any other children besides Josephine and Marianna. Well, clarity must have come to me today because I remembered that on the 1900 US Census they asked the questions of "how many children did you give birth to" and "how many are still living". I love these questions and wished that they had asked these questions on every census but especially on the older censuses when childhood and infant mortality was so high. So, I looked on the 1900 Census and found that Antonina had given birth to 11 children (all I am assuming in Poland) and that 4 were currently living. I see I have my work cut out for me!