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FAUSAK, Ludwig Peter

Male 1883 - 1964  (80 years)


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  • Name FAUSAK, Ludwig Peter 
    Born 9 Apr 1883  Mogowo, Pultusk, Warszawa, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Apr 1883  Nasielsk parish, Mazowiecki, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 16 Apr 1908  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    5'7", blonde hair, grey eye, fair complexion 
    Immigration 16 Apr 1908  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SS Seydlitz from Bremen 
    Occupation 1910 
    Laborer 
    Occupation 1930  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carpenter, Lehigh Valley RR 
    Residence 1930  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    114 Neptune Avenue 
    Employment Abt 1942  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bakers Castor Oil Co. 
    Residence Abt 1942  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    32 Atlantic Street 
    Cemetery 1964  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New York Bay Cemetery 
    Nickname Louie 
    Social Security Number 140-07-5492 NJ  
    Reference Number 307 
    _UID 427265756AC948C980EBC31442300B6BFC3D 
    Died Feb 1964 
    Buried Feb 1964  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Peter Ludwig was always "Uncle Louie" to children. It is reported that his gravestone in New York Bay Cemetery shows first name as "Petrof", but a letter from Edna Platz in 1987 reports that the gravestone shows his name as Peter Ludwig.

      He immigrated to America at the age of 24 in 1908, arriving in New York 16 April 1908 aboard the SS Seydlitz from Bremen; he appeared to be traveling alone. His name is misspelled as Ludwid Gansak in the website index. He listed his father as Ludwig Fausak, of Janowka, Poland as his closest relative in Europe. He paid for his own fare, and came with $32; his destination was his brother Edward Fausak in Jersey City NJ. He was able to read and write.

      He was a witness at the marriage of half-brother Emil Fausak to Ottilie Kunkel at St. Matthews Church in 1910.

      Listed in 1910 census records as boarder with Edward and Pauline Ratke, 133 Morris Street, Jersey City NJ. His name was spelled Fausek in census records. It is shown that he spoke Polish and could read and write. He was listed in the records as a laborer at a sugar house (?).

      He lived at 142 Morris Street, Jersey City at the time of his marriage to Helene Radtke in 1913. Witnesses at the marriage were Leonard Look, Amanda Fausak, Julius Hirsch, and Lydia Radtke.

      There is some question about whether he and Helen ever had children. The daughter shown here is speculative; she is not shown on the 1930 census with Peter and Helene.

      The 1920 federal census records show Ludwig Fansak (sic), age 37, and Helen, age 31, at 110 Morris Street, Jersey City; there are no children shown. Both entered the US in 1908, and had been naturalized in 1915. Ludwig was shown as a foreman in a factory, and Helen had no stated occupation.

      The 1930 federal census shows Ludwig and Helen (only) residing at 114 Neptune Avenue, Jersey City NJ. His occupation was Carpenter, Lehigh Valley RR, and Helen was shown as a housewife.

      SS# 140-07-5492 (NJ). When he applied for a SS account on 27 November 1936, he resided at 32 Atlantic St., Jersey City NJ, and was employed by Baker Castor Oil Co. in Jersey City. He spelled his mother's surname on the application as Schinke.
    Person ID I307  Fausack
    Last Modified 23 Jun 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 SCHINKE, Rosalie,   b. 1858, Mogowo, Pultusk, Warszawa, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1885, Mogowo, Pultusk, Warszawa, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1874  Konary, Pultusk, Warszawa, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

    Family RADTKE, Helene,   b. 1889, Russian Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 24 May 1913  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2004 
    Family ID F230  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1883 - Mogowo, Pultusk, Warszawa, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Apr 1883 - Nasielsk parish, Mazowiecki, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhysical Description - 5'7", blonde hair, grey eye, fair complexion - 16 Apr 1908 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - SS Seydlitz from Bremen - 16 Apr 1908 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 May 1913 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter, Lehigh Valley RR - 1930 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 114 Neptune Avenue - 1930 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Bakers Castor Oil Co. - Abt 1942 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 32 Atlantic Street - Abt 1942 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - New York Bay Cemetery - 1964 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1964 - Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Fausak, Ludwig Peter (Louis); 1947 ca
    Fausak, Ludwig Peter (Louis); 1947 ca
    Left to right: Helen nee Radtke Fausak, Peter Ludwig (Louis) Fausak, Martha Fausak, Marian Patricia Russ, Emma Rosa Fausak, Edward Fausak.
    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, Ludwig; 1936 ca; with wife Helene
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1936 ca; with wife Helene
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    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; 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, Adele; c1950; probably in Lansing MI.
    Fausak, Adele; c1950; probably in Lansing MI.
    Adele is on the left, with her husband Edmund Lentz on the right. In the center are Louise (Peter Ludwig) Fausak and his wife Helene nee Radtke. Adele and Louis were first cousins.

    Documents
    Fausak, Ludwig Peter; 1883; record of birth from the Nasielsk, Poland Ev churchbooks.
    Fausak, Ludwig Peter; 1883; record of birth from the Nasielsk, Poland Ev churchbooks.
    "This happened in Nasielsk on the 29th of March/19th of April 1883 at 1:00 in the afternoon. Ludwig Fausak, 36 years old, farmer from Mogowo appeared and in the presence of witnesses Johann Ulrich, farmer, 53 years old and Leopold Kruger, day laborer, 31 years old, both living in Mogowo, and presented to us a child of the male sex stating that he was born yesterday in Mogowo at 12:00 in the evening from his lawful wife Rosalie born Schinke, 27 years old. To this child at holy baptism performed on this day was given the name Ludwig Peter. The godparents were Peter Ulrich and Mathilde Greilich(?). This document was read aloud to all illiterate witnesses and signed by us alone. Pastor Wernitz."
    Fausak, Peter Ludwig; 1908; Ellis Island entry record
    Fausak, Peter Ludwig; 1908; Ellis Island entry record
    This record on the Ellis Island and Ancestry.com databases under the misspelled surname Gansak.
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1910; US federal census
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1910; US federal census
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1918; WWI draft registration
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1918; WWI draft registration
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1920; US federal census
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1920; US federal census
    with wife Helen nee Radtke
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1930; US federal census
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1930; US federal census
    with wife Helen nee Radtke
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1936; Social Security account application
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1936; Social Security account application
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1942; WWII draft registration
    Fausak, Ludwig; 1942; WWII draft registration
    name shown as Peter Ludwig Fausak (first time he is known to have used his first name on records)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

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    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] US Federal Census 1930.