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FAUSAK, Adolf

Male 1888 - 1979  (91 years)


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  • Name FAUSAK, Adolf 
    Born 30 Jan 1888  Mogowo, Nasielsk, Mazowiecki, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 29 Mar 1905  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SS Ryndam ex Rotterdam 18 Mar 1905 
    Emigration 29 Sep 1906  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SS Celtic ex Liverpool 
    Emigration 02 Mar 1909  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SS Chemnitz ex Bremen 2 Mar 1909 
    • Name = Fansak in Ellis Island records.
    Emigration 06 Jun 1911  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SS Grosser Kurfust ex Bremen 27 May 1911 
    Emigration 04 Dec 1912  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie ex Bremen 
    Occupation 1912- circa 1914  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    baker 
    Occupation 5 Jun 1917  Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Car repairman for the Rock Island Railroad in Blue Island IL; he resided at 5927 La Salle with his wife an children. 
    Occupation Abt 1914-1920  Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    building superintendent 
    Naturalization 23 Jun 1925  Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Declaration of Intention  
    Occupation 1920-circa 1970  Bridgman, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Reference Number
    _UID 12079D6B199B4B1A8DD557CE0F8DE5FB3D2E 
    Died 20 May 1979  Stevensville, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lincoln Township Cemetery, Stevensville MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Adolf Fausak's birthplace is shown as Ciechanow, Poland on his son Ernest Fausak's delayed Record of Birth certificate. Adolf's actual birthplace of Mogowo is a small village in the former province of Ciechanow, and is located about 45km northwest of Warsaw and 4km SW of Nasielsk.

      It appears that Adolf Fausak traveled between Europe and the US on at least five occasions. The earliest arrival is recorded on 29 March 1905 (manifested under the name Adolf Tauscik at www.ellisisland.com), when his age was shown as 18. He apparently was traveling alone, and he was going to visit his brother J. (Julian?) Fauscik (sic) at 100 Essex Street, Jersey City NJ. His birthplace was listed as Jonofko, Poland.

      His second arrival was on 29 September 1906, when he and his brother Edward arrived from Liverpool aboard the SS Celtic. Edward was 20 years old at the time and Adolf was 17; both were single and both could read and write. Adolf did not indicate that he had been to the US before, whereas Edward indicated that he had visited in 1906 and had gone to Brooklyn. The ship's manifest (available at www.ellisisland.org) shows both as residents of Posen, Germany.

      He arrived again (indexed as Adolf Fansak) in the United States on 2 March 1909 at Ellis Island NY; he sailed from Bremen on 17 Feb 1909 aboard the SS Chemnitz. He was 20 years old at the time and was accompanied by his sister Olga Fausak, age 18. His occupation was listed as "baker", his birthplace as Janowko, and his father as Ludwig Fausak, also of Janowko. His destination was his brother Edward Fausak at 180 Warren Street, Jersey City NJ. He is shown as having entered the US on one prior occasion in 1907. He appeared to be traveling with several others: in addition to Olga, there were Ferdinand Schinke of Wola Wodzynska (shown as a cousin to Karl Fausak of Jersey City), Peter Sonnenberg, Ludwig Krieger and his sister Ewa Krieger of Mogowo, Emil Fandrei of Biele (also shown a cousin of Karl Fausak, but refused entry and deported), and Edward Sommerfeld.

      The Ellis Island records show another arrival on 6 June 1911, aboard the SS Grosser Kurfust sailing from Bremen on May 27 1911. Adolf's name is mispelled Faosak on the ship's manifest; he is shown as a baker, born in Janowko, Russia (Russian Poland). His destination on this trip was the home of his brother Edward on Henderson Street, Jersey City NJ. Adolf is listed as a "Non-Immigrant Alien", suggesting that he had not expressed an intention to remain in the US. He lists his nearest relative in Europe as father Ludwik Fausak in "Bialibord, Russia"; that name is also written as his last residence and again as the residence of fellow-traveler Karl Fichow.

      Lastly, according to his naturalization application, Adolf returned to Germany in 1912 to bring his bride-to-be to America aboard the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, which sailed from Bremen Germany. The vessel arrived at the Port of New York on 4 Dec 1912; Amalie's name is shown, but not Adolf's

      Adolf and Amalie were married on 11 January 1913 in Jersey City NJ by Rev. A. B. Bavendam, St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church. A wedding photograph exists; in addition to the bride and groom, it shows Amanda Fausak, Peter Ludwig Fausak, Lydia Kretschmann, Hermann Fehlauer (?) and several other unnamed attendents.

      Adolf and Amalie lived in NJ for a few months, where Adolf worked in a bakery, then moved to Chicago where they spent six years (and where Ottilie, Adeline, Ernest, and Elsie were born). Adolf worked in Chicago as a superintendent in an apartment complex.

      The 1920 Federal Census shows the family living at 3036 Leland Avenue on the census date of 10 January; Adeline, Ernest, and Elsie are shown in the home. Adolf is shown as born in Poland, but Amalie is shown as born in Germany.

      They moved to a farm east of Bridgman MI in April 1920 and lived there for 37 years before retiring and moving to Stevensville MI in about 1957. Farmland (apprixmately 20 acres) was purchased on 13 Apr 1920 from Fred and Tina Unruh for "one dollar and other considerations".

      There is a photograph of Adolf Fausak, his brother Emil Fausak, his half-brother Peter Ludwig Fausak, and his step-brother Adolf Rennspies (later Renn) taken about 1913-1914. Adolf would have been about 25 year of age at that time and would have recently emigrated to America.

      Adolf's SS number was 378-38-0979 (issued in MI). He was naturalized in Berrien County MI on 10 May 1928 at the age of 40 (petition no. 1364 and certificate no. 2735478).
    Person ID I3  Fausack
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2018 

    Father FAUSAK, Ludwig,   b. 23 Jan 1848, Bledowo, Plonsk, Warsaw, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Oct 1924, Muschaken, East Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother HEIN, Anna LOUISE,   b. 5 Dec 1860,   d. Feb 1942, Muschaken, East Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1885  Konary, Pultusk, Warszawa, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FEHLAUER, Amalie,   b. 21 Aug 1889, Stanislawow (Kol. Stanislawowka), Volhynia, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1978, Stevensville, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1913  St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Jersey City NJ USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. FAUSAK, Ottilie,   b. 23 Oct 1913, Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1916, Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +2. FAUSAK, Adeline,   b. 25 Apr 1915, Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1991, Lansing, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     3. FAUSAK, Ernest,   b. 24 Nov 1916, Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1979, Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. FAUSAK, Elsie,   b. 23 Sep 1918, Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1998, St. Joseph, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. FAUSAK, Ewald,   b. 27 Jan 1920, Bridgman, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1991, St. Joseph, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. FAUSAK, Emma,   b. 13 Dec 1922, Michigan USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1995, Stevensville, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. FAUSAK, Richard,   b. 12 Feb 1926, Baroda, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 2015, Bridgman, Berrien, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. FAUSAK, Lillian,   b. 04 Jan 1933, Michigan USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1941, Michigan USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1888 - Mogowo, Nasielsk, Mazowiecki, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - SS Ryndam ex Rotterdam 18 Mar 1905 - 29 Mar 1905 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - SS Celtic ex Liverpool - 29 Sep 1906 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - SS Chemnitz ex Bremen 2 Mar 1909 - 02 Mar 1909 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - SS Grosser Kurfust ex Bremen 27 May 1911 - 06 Jun 1911 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - on the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie ex Bremen - 04 Dec 1912 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - baker - 1912- circa 1914 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Car repairman for the Rock Island Railroad in Blue Island IL; he resided at 5927 La Salle with his wife an children. - 5 Jun 1917 - Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - building superintendent - Abt 1914-1920 - Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Declaration of Intention - 23 Jun 1925 - Berrien Co. MI USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1920-circa 1970 - Bridgman, Berrien Co. MI USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 May 1979 - Stevensville, Berrien Co. MI USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lincoln Township Cemetery, Stevensville MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Fausak, Adolf; 1908 ca; with Lydia Caroline Fausak and (possibly) Wanda Fausak.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1908 ca; with Lydia Caroline Fausak and (possibly) Wanda Fausak.
    Adolf is believed to be about 20 years old in this photo taken in Jersey City NJ. The girl on his right side is believed to be his cousin Lydia Caroline Fausak (age about 10), and the girl on his left may be his sister Wanda Fausak (age about 16).
    Fausak, Adolf; 1909 ca; portrait with brother Peter Ludwig and (probably) sister Olga.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1909 ca; portrait with brother Peter Ludwig and (probably) sister Olga.
    Adolf Fausak is standing on the right, and his half-brother Peter Ludwig Fausak is standing on the left. The girl has not been positively identified, but may be Adolf's younger sister Olga Fausak, who entered the US at age 18 with Adolf in March 1909.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1913; marriage to Amalie Fehlauer
    Fausak, Adolf; 1913; marriage to Amalie Fehlauer
    The man seated next to Amalie is believed to be her brother Hermann Fehlauer (1881<1950), and the man standing behind Adolf Fausak is Amalie's brother Karl Fehlauer (1885-1950). The woman seated at the right front is Amanda Fausak (later Look), and the man standing at far right is Adolf's half-brother Peter Ludwig Fausak (1883-1964). The young woman on the far left is Lydia Kretschmann, daughter of Adolf's older sister Louise Fausak Kretschmann; the man with her may be her father Robert Kretschmann. The two other women standing in the back may be Ottilie Rinau and Auguste Krause, both of whom were in the wedding party. The man in the rear center is unidentified. The boy in front is not identified but may be Reinhold Kretschmann, son of Robert and sister of Lydia.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1913 ca
    Fausak, Adolf; 1913 ca
    Adolf seated with (l to r) step-brother Adolf Rennspies, brother Emil Fausak, and half-brother Peter Ludwig Fausak.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1914 ca.; with Amalie and their first child Ottilie
    Fausak, Adolf; 1914 ca.; with Amalie and their first child Ottilie
    Fausak, Adolf; 1920; with wife Amalie
    Fausak, Adolf; 1920; with wife Amalie
    Adolf driving wagon with the first farm horse, named "Dan", after moving to Berrien County, Michigan; the horse was bought in 1920 from Leo Stelter for $80. Also in the wagon are Amalie Fausak with children Adeline, Ernest, and Elsie, and (apparently) another unknown woman.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1928; with farm horses
    Fausak, Adolf; 1928; with farm horses
    Adolf Fausak is pictured on the family farm on Hinchman Road in Bridgman MI with two workhorses, Knobby and Flora, in 1928.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1935 ca;
    Fausak, Adolf; 1935 ca;
    Men, l to r: Carl Fehlauer, Rhine Schmaltz, Charles Sharnowske, Sam Schmaltz, Ed Rhode, Adolf Fausak, Mike Pechtel. Women, l to r: Amalie nee Fehlauer Fausak, Mrs. Ed Schmaltz, Rhine Schmaltz, Matilde nee Stelter Schmatltz (Mrs. Rhine Schmaltz), Hattie B. Nee Schmaltz Sharnowske, Mrs. Mike Pechtel.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1937 ca.: family portrait
    Fausak, Adolf; 1937 ca.: family portrait
    Fausak, Adolf; 1940 ca.; with (l to r) Albert Jesswein, Richard Fausak, and Ernest Fausak
    Fausak, Adolf; 1940 ca.; with (l to r) Albert Jesswein, Richard Fausak, and Ernest Fausak
    Fausak, Adolf; 1941 ca.; with Amalie and family members
    Fausak, Adolf; 1941 ca.; with Amalie and family members
    Photo taken at Adolf's farmhouse. The occasion may have been the baptism of Lenard.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1943 ca.; with wife Amalie and other family members
    Fausak, Adolf; 1943 ca.; with wife Amalie and other family members
    Fausak, Adolf; 1943 ca.; with family members
    Fausak, Adolf; 1943 ca.; with family members
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    Fausak, Adolf; 1944 ca.; with wife Amalie nee Fehlauer
    Fausak, Adolf; 1944 ca.; with wife Amalie nee Fehlauer
    Fausak, Emma, May 1944
    Fausak, Emma, May 1944
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Fausak, Edward; 1946
    Fausak, Edward; 1946
    1946 Chrysler sedan owned by Edward Fausak, photgraphed in the barnyard of the Adolf Fausak farm on Hinchman Road in Bridgman MI. Adolf and Amalie Fausak, with Edward Fausak and his daughter Emma Rosa Fausak, traveled to Canada in 1946 to visit the family near Edmonton Robert and Albert Fausak and their families).
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1960; with wife Amalie and grandchildren
    Fausak, Adolf; 1960; with wife Amalie and grandchildren
    Fausak, Adolf; 1960 ca.;
    Fausak, Adolf; 1960 ca.;
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1963; with wife Amalie and with Karl and Christine Jesswein
    Fausak, Adolf; 1963; with wife Amalie and with Karl and Christine Jesswein
    Fausak, Adolf; 1963; with Amalie on their 50th wedding anniversary
    Fausak, Adolf; 1963; with Amalie on their 50th wedding anniversary
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Fausak, Adolf; c1927; family photograph
    Fausak, Adolf; c1927; family photograph
    Adolf Fausak and Amalie nee Fehlauer with six of their children, circa 1927, probably in Stevensville MI. Ernest Fausak is in left rear. Ewald, Elsie, and Emma Fausak are in the front row; Adeline is right center, and Richard Fausak is held by his father Adolf.

    Documents
    Fausak, Adolf; 1888; record of birth in Mogowo, Russian Poland.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1888; record of birth in Mogowo, Russian Poland.
    "This happened in the city of Nasielsk on the 19th/31st of January 1888 at 3:00 in the afternoon. Ludwig Fausak, 42 years old, a farmer from Mogowo appeared and, in the presence of witnesses Johann Ulrich, farmer, 52 years old, and Michael Kruger, laborer, 36 years old, both residing in Mogowo, presented to us a child of the male sex, stating that he was born in Mogowo on the 18th/30th of January at 5:00 in the afternoon from his lawful wife Louise, born Hein, 25 years old. To this child at holy baptism performed on this dar was given the name Adolf. The godparents were Gottlieb Kittlitz and Marianna Kurtz(?)."
    Fausak, Adolf; 1905; entry record.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1905; entry record.
    Surname misspelled Fauscik; he was apparently traveling alone. Birthplace shown as Janofko (Janowko), Russia. Destination is brother G Fauscik (sic) in Jersey City NJ.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1906; entry record
    Fausak, Adolf; 1906; entry record
    Surname misspelled Fausek. Traveling with brother Edward; both listed their origin as Posan, Germany, and their destination as brother Carl in Jersey City NJ. Both claim not to have entered the US before, even though they had both done so.
    Fausak, Alfred, 1908; record of birth in Bledowo, Poland.
    Fausak, Alfred, 1908; record of birth in Bledowo, Poland.
    "This happened in the town of Nasielsk on the 28th of June/5th of July 1908 at 2:00 in the afternoon. Gottlieb Fausak, 28 years old, a farmer in Bledowo appeared and in the presence of witnesses Ludwig Fausak, 60 years old, a farmer from Janowka and George Sommerfeld, 50 years old a farmer from the village of Bledowo, presented to us a child of the male sex, stating that he was born in Bledowo yesterday at 9:00 in the morning from his lawful wife Hulda, born Leichnitz, 27 years old. To the child at Holy Baptism performed on this day, ws given the name Alfred, The godparents were Adolf Fausak and Ewa Leichnitz. This document was read to the declarent and the illiterate witnesses, and signed by us alone. Pastor A. Glemow(?)"
    Fausak, Adolf; 1909; Ellis Island entry record
    Fausak, Adolf; 1909; Ellis Island entry record
    Adolf and his younger sister Olga entered along with several other relatives and friends from Poland, including Ferdinand Schinke, age 22, from Wola Wodzyinska; Peter Sonnenberg, age 27, from Shistowo; Ludwig Krieger, age 24, from Mogowo; Ewa Krieger, age 32, from Mogowo; Emil Fandrei, age 34, from Biele; and Edward Sommerfeld, age 20, from Wola.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1911; entry into US at age 24 at Ellis Island on 6 Jun 1911.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1911; entry into US at age 24 at Ellis Island on 6 Jun 1911.
    Adolf was apparently traveling with Karl Fichow, age 27; both indicated their nearest relative in Europe as living in Bialibord (not found) and their destination as Edward Fausak in Jersey City NJ. They sailed aboard the SS Grosse Kurfurst from Bremen on 27 May 1911. Adolf indicated that he had been in the US previously in 1902 and 1904. Both Adolf and Karl were detained for one day and then admitted; the cause of detention shown as C.L. (contract labor) for Karl, and LPC (likely public charge) for Adolf.
    Hein, Julius; 1912; US record of entry at Ellis Island.
    Hein, Julius; 1912; US record of entry at Ellis Island.
    His contact in the US is his cousin Adolph Fausak at 138 Morris Street, Jersey City NJ. Julius is the son of Adolph's mother Louise Hein's brother Efraim.
    Fausak, Adeline; 1915; birth registration
    Fausak, Adeline; 1915; birth registration
    The entry in the registry shows the given name Amelie; that is either in error, or there was a change of mind by Adolf and Amelie.
    Fausak, Adeline; 1915; birth registration
    Fausak, Adeline; 1915; birth registration
    This record, written on the day of birth, is presumably Adeline Fausak even though the name is clearly shown as Amelia. The parents may have changed the name to Adeline shortly after birth. This record does not suggest a twin; the child is shown as the 2nd child of the mother (the first being Ottilie, 1913-1916).
    Fausak, Ottilie; 1916; death registration
    Fausak, Ottilie; 1916; death registration
    Death certificate for Ottilie Fausak (1913-1916), Chicago IL USA.
    Fausak, Adolph; 1917; WW I draft registration card.
    Fausak, Adolph; 1917; WW I draft registration card.
    Adolph reported that he was born in Tchernigoff (Chernigov?), Russia, but was in 1917 a subject of Germany. He was in fact born in Mogowo, near Nasielsk, in central Poland. In June 1917 he lived at 5927 La Salle in Chicago with wife and children, and worked for the Rock Island Railroad in Blue Island IL.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1920; US federal census
    Fausak, Adolf; 1920; US federal census
    Fausak, Adolf; 1930; US federal census
    Fausak, Adolf; 1930; US federal census
    Fausak,Adolph; 1940; federal census record showing Adolph and family
    Fausak,Adolph; 1940; federal census record showing Adolph and family
    Fausak, Adolf; 1955; Social Security application
    Fausak, Adolf; 1955; Social Security application
    Fausak, Edward; 1965; death notice in newspaper from Trenton NJ USA.
    Fausak, Edward; 1965; death notice in newspaper from Trenton NJ USA.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1933; newspaper article entitled: 'Adolf Fausak, Who Made Good in the Country'.
    Fausak, Adolf; 1933; newspaper article entitled: "Adolf Fausak, Who Made Good in the Country".
    from The Herald-Press (Saint Joseph, Michigan), 25 May 1933, Thursday, Page 8

    Headstones
    Fausak, Adolph (1888-1979) and Amalie nee Fehlauer (1889-1978)
    Fausak, Adolph (1888-1979) and Amalie nee Fehlauer (1889-1978)
    Graves of Lillian Fausak 1933-1941), foreground, and parents Adolph and Amalie nee Fehlauer Fausak in background.
    Graves of Lillian Fausak 1933-1941), foreground, and parents Adolph and Amalie nee Fehlauer Fausak in background.

    Random
    Fausak, Adolf; 1913; marriage to Amalie Fehlauer
    Fausak, Adolf; 1913; marriage to Amalie Fehlauer
    The man seated next to Amalie is believed to be her brother Hermann Fehlauer (1881<1950), and the man standing behind Adolf Fausak is Amalie's brother Karl Fehlauer (1885-1950). The woman seated at the right front is Amanda Fausak (later Look), and the man standing at far right is Adolf's half-brother Peter Ludwig Fausak (1883-1964). The young woman on the far left is Lydia Kretschmann, daughter of Adolf's older sister Louise Fausak Kretschmann; the man with her may be her father Robert Kretschmann. The two other women standing in the back may be Ottilie Rinau and Auguste Krause, both of whom were in the wedding party. The man in the rear center is unidentified. The boy in front is not identified but may be Reinhold Kretschmann, son of Robert and sister of Lydia.

    Ships
    SS Rijndam (Ryndam), 1901-1929
    SS Rijndam (Ryndam), 1901-1929
    Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1901 for the Holland America Line; 550.3 x beam 62.3 ft.
    SS Celtic, 1901-1928
    SS Celtic, 1901-1928
    Built 1901 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff for White Star Line; 700 x 75.4 x 44.1 ft.
    SS Grosser Kurfurst, 1899-1937
    SS Grosser Kurfurst, 1899-1937
    Built in Danzig, 1899 for Norddeutscher Lloyd; 560.6 x 62.3 ft
    SS Chemnitz, 1901-1923
    SS Chemnitz, 1901-1923
    Built by J.C. Tecklenborg, Geestemunde, Germany, 1901 for North German Lloyd; scrapped in 1923.

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Churchbook, St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church, Jersey City NJ.

    2. [S37] State of New Jersey, Bureau of Vital Statistics.
      Groom's name is shown as Otto Fausak. Both Adolf and Amalie showed their residence as 144 Morris Street, Jersey City NJ. Witnesses were Hermann Fehlauer (Amalie's brother), address 800 Wentworth Avenue, Chicage IL, and Amanda Fausak (Adolf's sister) address 312 River Street, Hoboken NJ. The Rev F. Arnold Bavandan, pastor of St Matthews Lutheran Church, officiated at the wedding ceremony.