Joannes (Jan), Anna, and Stanislaw arrived in NY from the port of Bremen on 8 Oct 1883 on the SS Salier.
Mich. Bartkowski, age 59, a laborer left Hamburg headed to America via Liverpool on the SS Grimsby on 17 May 1881. This was an indirect passage, meaning that he arrived on the east coast of England, took a train across England to Liverpool, and boarded another ship to the US.
He arrived in Philadelphia from Liverpool on 1 Jun 1881 on the SS Lord Gough
Thank you Susannah, this is a lot more than I have ever been able to find. I was hoping to also discover the name of the village or town they were from in Poland but I don't see anything. Thank you again for helping me with this. Glen
There were several Bartkoski families in Barry Co MO in the 1800 census. Since family members and friends tended to follow one another to a destination in the US, I tried to find if any listed an actual place of residence. On the 1919 death certificate of Joseph Bartkoski it stated that his father John Bartkoski was born in Lautenburg, Ger-Poland
and his mother Mary Arkiewitz was born in Romthal Ger-Poland.
The Catholic church records for Lautenburg are on familysearch.org. I did not find the baptism of Stanislaw looking through 1872-1874. I believe that your ancestors came from a town near Lautenburg, West Prussia (modern name Litzbark, Olsztyn, Poland). Lautenburg is in the lower right corner of this map on the border with East Prussia and Russia at the time. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Westpreußen_und_DanzigerBucht.png
Dear Mr. Williams,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
As the previous poster answered your immigration question, we suggest that you may obtain birth place information from the naturalization records of John or Michael Bartkowski.
Beginning on September 27, 1906, the responsibility for naturalization proceedings was transferred to the Federal courts. If their naturalization took place in a Federal court in Missouri, the declaration of intention (with any accompanying certificates of arrival), and petition for naturalization may be in the custody of the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC). Please email RM-KC at email@example.com for a search by including the name of petitioner (including known variants); date of birth; approximate date of entry to the US; approximate date of naturalization; where the individual was residing at the time of naturalization (city/county/state); and country of origin.
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Thank you Cara, I was looking through a book tonight about the Polish immigrants in Capps Creek, Barry County, MO. and where it was talking about 3 Bartkowski families it mentioned Lidzbark. So if I can find where to write in Lidzbark I'm going to try that route as well as the INS you sent. Thank you again for your help.