Tag Archives: Lower East Side

Betting on a better life back home

In earlier posts, I pieced together the story of the chain migration of Bosakowski family members from Założce, Austria to New York City between the years 1905-1921. About 20 Bosakowski family members emigrated during that period – all descendants of … Continue reading

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The final chapter in the Bosakowski immigration story

In a series of earlier posts, I described how my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska was one of over a dozen family members who came to America in the early years of the 20th century in a classic chain migration. Katarzyna’s older … Continue reading

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The Lower East Side or the Eastern Front: the Bosakowski family during World War I

In earlier posts, I told the story of how my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska came to America. She was one of at least sixteen Bosakowski family members from the town of Zalozce, in the far northeastern corner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, … Continue reading

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The phonograph swindler

Not long after my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska arrived in New York in April 1912, she landed a job as a live-in servant with the family of Joseph H. Mayers. Mayers, an immigrant from Russia, lived at 101 Essex Street with … Continue reading

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The Bosakowskis take Manhattan: 1910-1915

In an earlier post, I provided an overview of the sixteen Bosakowski cousins – including my grandmother Katarzyna – who immigrated from Zalozce, Austria to the United States in the first two decades of the 20th century. Then, in a … Continue reading

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The first group of Bosakowskis come to New York: 1905-1910

On May 26, 1905 Ignacy Bosakowski sailed into New York harbor on the S.S. Carpathia – a ship that would become famous seven years later when it rescued the survivors of the Titanic. Ignacy boarded the ship in Trieste two … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Bosakowskis

My grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska came to this country in 1912 – one of at least sixteen Bosakowski family members who left the town of Zalozce, Austria for the United States in a chain migration that began in 1905 and continued … Continue reading

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