Thursday, November 12, 2015

Carolina Petroll Syska (1834-1895)

Carolina (Petroll) Syska 
about 1890 in NYC
Back of photo says
 "S.W. Felt- 147 and 149 Chicago Ave"
Province of Posznan was part of 
 Poland until 1793 when it was annexed
 in the Kingdom of Prussia.
In 1871 Poznan was made 
part of  Germany 
and  in 1918 it was  finally returned to Poland .

Anna Carolina Petroll was born on March 29, 1834, the third child of  Christian & Dorothea (Gumpert) Petroll in Poznan, Prussia (also known as Posen, Germany or Adelnau, Poland.) 

Carolina's siblings included Johann Carl Petroll born in 1831, Anna Susana Petroll born in 1837, Johann Christian Petroll born in 1839, who died in infancy, and Johann August Petroll born in 1846.  

On June 9, 1851, Carolina Petroll married Johann Adolph Szyszka in Radlow, Oder-Spree, Germany.  The marriage record indicates that Carolina was 17 years old and Adolph was 27 years old.  

Adolph & Caroline had 11 children between 1852 and 1875.  

I have birth records from Adelnau for 4 of their children.  Their oldest daughter, Augusta was born in 1852. Second daughter, Amalie Emile, was born in January of 1854 only to pass away 2 months later (see record right). 

 Third child Anna Wilhemina is believed to have died in childbirth although date of her death is unknown.  Their first son, Julius was born in 1857 but passed away three months later. Next they had Mary Wanda, Adolph and Ottillie.  In December of 1866, their 8th child, Fredrich Wilhelm Szyska was born (see record below).  

Pauline Bertha Szyszka, the 9th child, was born in 1869, followed by August in 1871 and Juliane Bertha in 1875 (see records of Pauline & Juliane's birth's left) 
In all five girls and three boys survived: Augusta, Mary Wanda, Adolph, Ottillie,  William, Pauline, August and Bertha.    

In 1885 Carolina & Adolph emigrated to the USA with three of their children:  Pauline, August & Bertha.  They sailed from Bremen Germany aboard the Donau Ship,arriving in NY on June 5, 1885.  Adolph & Caroline's other children had previously emigrated to the United States between 1876 and 1883.

Adolph & Caroline settled in New York City.  They owned a meat market on 88th & Amsterdam.

Carolina passed away on Nov. 9, 1895 at 61 years old and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Johann Adolph Syska passed away in 1916 at 92 years old.   He was also buried at Woodlawn. 

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