I’m searching for information on my Great, Great Grandfather Nicholas Kaczmarski and his wife Johanna Von Manczelski. Apparently Johanna was one of seven daughters. I do not know if Nicholas had any siblings. The following is information that may be helpful in finding out more about my family origins.
Nicholas served as an officer in the military, but some or all of the officers revolted against the monarch. I don’t think he was old enough to have taken part in the 1830’s rebellion, but perhaps in the 1846 rebellion. The revolt was unsuccessful and Nicholas and Johanna fled the country (for their lives) and resettled in Rădăuți, in the Duchy of Bukovina. (Nicholas brought several army medals and tokens with him when he later emigrated to Canada and among these was an Iron Cross, which leads me to believe that he may have served with the Prussian Army as that’s where the Iron Cross was established as a military medal by King Frederick William of Prussia in 1813).
Nicholas and Johanna initially ran a boarding house for Austrian Army Officers and later purchased a mill for grinding grain. They had a son Paul born on June 21, 1850. In 1874 Paul married Anna Karst. They had either six children: Anton, Matilda, Eva, Wladislaus (Laudie) and Emanuel Paul (Emil), and Anna. The entire Kaczmarski family, including Nicholas and Johanna emigrated to Canada in 1890. They landed in Halifax and went from there to Winnipeg, Manitoba. I do have most of the history after the family arrived in Canada. Nicholas passed away on November 3, 1897 at age 78 in the hospital in Gretna, Manitoba. I’m not sure when his wife Johanna died. I have not tracked that down yet.