Nov 18 2014

End Notes

1. Albert Blaha, “Gessner From Bremen,” PGST News, Vol. XI, Fall 1994, 18.

2. San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. County Clerk’s Office. Bexar County Deed Records, N2: 46, 94, 95, 96, 97, 125, & 166.

3. Stefan Nesterowicz, Travel Notes, translation of Notatki z podrózy: 1909, trans. by Marion Moore Coleman (Cheshire, CT: Cherry Hill Books, 1970), 89.

4. Adolph Bakanowski, O.R. Polish Circuit Rider: The Texas Memoirs of Adolph Bakanowski, O.R. 1866-70, trans. Marion Moore Coleman (Cheshire, CT: Cherry Hill Books, 1971), 89.

5. John O. Leal, San Fernando Church Baptismals 1851-58 (San Antonio, TX, Oct. 1977), 261, 265, 279, 287, & 302. San Antonio, Bexar, TX. Baptismal Register of St. Mary Catholic Church 1859-1918, (LDS microfilm #25467).

6. “The Passenger List of F. H. Schuler, 1855,”published in PGST Polish Footprints, March 1999, 43. shows Mary Zuber Kosub (the first wife of Anton Kosub, an early settler) traveling to Texas in 1855. Bexar County, Texas: 1860 Federal Census, 465. shows her living with her family in Martinez. John O. Leal, San Fernando Church Baptisms 1858-1863: A Continuation (San Antonio, TX, Dec 26, 1992), 33 #356 Kozub, Agatha. shows the baptism of Mary Zuber Kosub’s last child. John O. Leal. Marriage Records of the Cathedral of San Fernando 1856-64. (San Antonio, TX, June 27, 1992) February 16, 1863, #40. records the marriage of the widowed Anton Kosub to Francicska Kiolbassa. The recorded baptism of Mary Zuber Kosub’s last child and the subsequently recorded marriage of her widowed husband allow for an approximation of her date of death. Her burial at the cemetery located at the mission Church is a part of the verbal family history. Many families possess similar oral traditions for loved ones buried without record.

7. “Passenger List from the New Braunfels Zeitung: Jan. 4, 1856,” PGST News, Vo. XI, #3, Fall 1994. reports Jacob Lubinsky departing for Texas with other Polish immigrants. He traveled on the ship Gessner and arrived at Galveston on December 20, 1855. San Antonio, Bexar, TX. County Clerk’s Office. Bexar County Brands, B:1156. show that on December 19, 1856, Jacob Lubinsky registered his cattle brand and recorded that he lived (on the Martinez). John Ogden Leal, Camposanto: An Ancient Burial Ground of San Antonio, Texas 1808-1869 (San Antonio, TX. Oct. 1975), 125:1304. records the burial of Jacob Lubinsky at the Camposanto in 1857. 

John Ogden Leal, Camposanto: An Ancient Burial Ground of San Antonio, Texas 1808-1869 (San Antonio, TX. Oct. 1975), 125:1306. records the burial of Anna Pierdolla, the daughter of Adam Pierdolla, a Polish settler living on the Martinez, at the Camposanto in 1857. 

8. St. Hedwig, Bexar, TX. Burial Records of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church 1863-1957 (LDS microfilm #25495), 1 & 2.

9. Adolph Bakanowski, O.R., Polish Circuit Rider, trans. Marion Moore Coleman (Cheshire, CT: Cherry Hill Books, 1971), Introduction.

10. Anton Kozub, Journal. Unpublished personal journal documenting events of daily life in the community of St. Hedwig, Bexar, TX. 1868-1890. Original in possession of Allen and Regina Kosub.

11. San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. County Clerk’s Office. Bexar County Deed Records, W1: 65.

12. Allen and Regina Kosub, “1872 List of Charter Members of the St. Hedwig Cemetery, “ PGST Polish Footprints, Vol. XIX, #1, Summer 2002, 7-9. A copy of the original membership list of the Cemetery of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church as it appears in the cemetery records kept by Anton Kozub 1872-1890, a translation of the original is also included.

13. San Antonio, TX. The Daily Herald, July 13, 1871, p. 3, col. 1 “Local-District Court”. San Antonio Daily Express, July 12, 1871, p. 3, col. 1, “Local Intelligence.” Ibid, July 13, 1871, p. 3, col. 1, “Local Intelligence.” report the murder of Lawrence Anton Ploch, a member of the Martinez community. Attacked on 1 April 1871, he succumbed to his wounds in May 1871. His widow is listed among the original subscribers to the cemetery established in 1872. Although Lawrence Anton Ploch’s grave is prominently marked in the cemetery his burial is not documented in church records.