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FAUSAK, Emil

Male 1901 - 1984  (83 years)


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  • Name FAUSAK, Emil  
    Born 19 Feb 1901  Pomocnia, Pomiechowek, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Masovia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 116 
    Residence Pomocnia, Pomiechowek, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Masovia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 870FDA1133C8408FA3180BFF5A0E8FE8EF32 
    Died 20 Nov 1984 
    Notes 
    • According to Emil's children, his birthday was always celebrated on 24 January - no explanation.

      On a delayed copy of Emil and Emma's marriage certificate, prepared 19 May 1941 for their 15 Sep 1929 marriage, Emil's father is shown as Johann Fausak and his mother as Ewa Fausak geborn Fausak. This differs from the oral history that Emil was an illigitimate son of Ewa. It is possible that the delayed marriage record is incorrect.

      After World War I, Emil joined the newly re-constituted Polish Army, and served as a cavalryman for about one and one-half years. He rejoined the Polish Army in 1939 prior to the German invasion, but was soon captured by the Germans (and released soon afterward).

      The family owned 14 morgens of land (~4 hectares) in Pomocna, Poland, which was not enough to support a family so Germans tended to have outside jobs as well. Emil's family was reportedly the only Fausaks left in the area in the 1930s.

      The Emil Fausak family was Baptist (or Mennonite?) and attended a church in Wola Blendowska. They were believed to have left the Ev. Lutheran church somewhere around 1918 when "Erweckung" missionaries came to the area and began converting Lutherans. Emil and his family are reported to have grown apart from other Fausaks who were in the area at the time because of religious differences.

      During World War II, Emil worked for the (German) Post Office In Cieksyn and delivered mail in the area. He and his family fled westward to Strassburg, West Prussia (now Brodnica, Poland) in front of the Russian advance; lacking work there, Emil returned alone to Cieksyn. Shortly afterward (in the winter of 1944), he joined the Germany army. He was taken as prisoner of war in May 1945; he reportedly made a choice to be taken prisoner by the Russians rather than the Americans because he believed his family was in an area controlled by the Russians - that later proved to be a wrong choice. He remained a prisoner of war until 1949.

      Emil's family, living in Strassburg, decided to move westward (possibly to Graudenz, now Grudziadz) and on 20 Jan 1945 in -20 C weather. They had a team and wagon, but Emma and the five youngest children traveled by train. Karl, the oldest child, drove the wagon alone (at the age of 14) in the company of many other fleeing refugees, crossing the Weichsel (Wilsa) River on the ice because the bridges had been bombed out. Karl was cut off by the Russian advance and was separated from the family for the remainder of the war.

      Emil and his family were reunited in Germany after his release as a POW; in 1953, they were resettled in Plettenburg, Germany along with many other war refugees.
    Person ID I116  Fausack
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2010 

    Mother FAUSAK, Ewa,   b. 17 May 1866, Pomocnia, Pomiechowek, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Masovia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After c 1915  (Age 48 years) 
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 _____, _____,   b. c 19091,   d. c 1927 
    Married c 1927 
    • Emil's first wife died about 6 months after marriage; believed to have contracted tuberculosis.
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F3178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 RISTAU, Emma,   b. 07 Mar 1904, Grodzicno, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1994  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1929  Bledowo, Plonsk, Warsaw, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. FAUSAK, Adolf,   b. 14 Feb 1937,   d. Abt 1997, Plettenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. Living
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2002 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Feb 1901 - Pomocnia, Pomiechowek, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Masovia, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Pomocnia, Pomiechowek, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Masovia, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1929 - Bledowo, Plonsk, Warsaw, Poland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Fausak, Emil; 1929; marriage to Emma Ristau
    Fausak, Emil; 1929; marriage to Emma Ristau
    Delayed record of marriage.
    Fausak, Emil; 1901; registration of birth in Pomocnia from the Nasielsk churchbooks.
    Fausak, Emil; 1901; registration of birth in Pomocnia from the Nasielsk churchbooks.
    "This happened in Nasielsk on the 7th/20th of February 1901 at 1:00 in the afternoon. Marianna Nowitska(?),48 years old,a midwife from Brzezinki appeared and in the presence of Ludwig Hinkelmann, 27 years old, and Christian Golnik, 47 years old, both farmers from Nowowola(?) and presented to us a child of the male sex, stating that this child was born yesterday at 10:00 in the evening in Pomocnia from unmarried Ewa Fausak, 38 years old, laborer from Pomocnia, and unknown father. To this child at holy baptism performed on this day was given the name Emil. The godparents were Ludwig Hinkelmann and Julianna Hinkelmann. This document was read aloud to the declarant and illiterate witnesses and signed by us alone. Pastor A. Domowski(?)."
    Ristau, Emma; 1904; birth registration from the Pultusk, Poland churchbooks.
    Ristau, Emma; 1904; birth registration from the Pultusk, Poland churchbooks.