Jan Makovsky

Male 1826 - 1896  (70 years)


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  • Name Jan Makovsky 
    Born 6 Jan 1826  Borova #100, Policka, Svitavy, Pardubicky, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 15 Sep 1855  PORT, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ancestry.com
      Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934
      NAME: Joh Makowski
      DEPARTURE DATE: 15 Sep 1855
      BIRTH DATE: abt 1826
      AGE: 29
      GENDER: männlich (Male)
      RESIDENCE: Borowa, Böhmen
      OCCUPATION: Landmann
      SHIP NAME: Nordamerica
      CAPTAIN: Peters
      SHIPPING LINE: Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft
      SHIPPING CLERK: Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller`s Nachfolger
      SHIP TYPE: Segelschiff
      ACCOMMODATION: Zwischendeck
      SHIP FLAG: Deutschland
      PORT OF DEPARTURE: Hamburg
      PORT OF ARRIVAL: New York
      VOLUME: 373-7 I, VIII A 1 Band 008
      Source Citation: Staatsarchiv Hamburg; Hamburg, Deutschland; Hamburger Passagierlisten; Volume: 373-7 I, VIII A 1 Band 008; Page: 505; Microfilm No.: K_1704
    Immigration 23 Oct 1855  PORT, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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      New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957
      NAME: Joh Makowski
      ARRIVAL DATE: 23 Oct 1855
      BIRTH DATE: abt 1826
      AGE: 29
      GENDER: Male
      ETHNICITY/ NATIONALITY: German
      PLACE OF ORIGIN: Germany
      PORT OF DEPARTURE: Hamburg, Germany
      DESTINATION: United States of America
      PORT OF ARRIVAL: New York, New York
      SHIP NAME: North America
      Source Citation: Year: 1855; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 157; Line: 37; List Number: 1044
      note: 12 Makowski on ship
    1870 US Census 1870  Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Caledonia, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1733; Page: 264B; Image: 146; Family History Library Film: 553232
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      John Macluske
      note: Joseph Macluske age 17 born Bohemia, lives with family
    1880 US Census 1880  Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Caledonia, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: 1443; Family History Film: 1255443; Page: 258D; Enumeration District: 155
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      John Makousky
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      from Journey to a Village, Caledonia 1835-2003

      Jan and Terezie Makovsky sold their land and personal property near Prague and journey to America. On 2 Feb 1856, Jan bought twenty acres of land in Tabor for $1025 and built a rough log cabin. A larger cabin was built in the 1880's. They had the following children: Annie, Emillie, Cornelia, Celestine, Edward Joseph, a son who died in infancy, and Louisa.

      Jan cleared the original twenty acres, selling the cords of cleared wood to the railroads and to the quarry, to be used in limestone furnaces. Strawberries and other crops were planted. Much of the produce was used by the family, but extra was sold in Racine. Jan purchased more parcels of land over the years, until he owned nearly 100 acres.

      Jan Makovsky died in December of 1896 and his son, Edward Joseph, inherited the farm. Edward built a larger barn in 1897 and began a small dairy herd of Holstein cows. He married Agnes Mikulecky in 1901. Two daughters, Lydia and Mildred, were born in the cabin. In 1911, a spacious 12-room house was built, using mainly wood from their land. Here Edward Joseph, Jr and Marjorie were born.

      The Makovskys owned one of the first tractors in the area (a Titan bought in 1919), using it to plant and cultivate wheat and corn. They raised strawberries and potatoes as cash crops and a large orchard was planted.

      The Makovsky home was the first in the area to have carbide lights and the family had a gas motor pumping water, before electricity was available in the area. In 1923 a large garage was built, with a two room basement for chickens.

      Edward Jr married Pearl Ahrndt in 1940 and took over management of the farm that year. He remodeled the second story of the farmhouse as living quarters for his parents and a furnace was installed.
    Died Dec 1896 
    Person ID I20436  Czech
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2015 

    Father Jan Makovsky,   b. 25 Nov 1804, Borova, Policka, Svitavy, Pardubicky, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Katerina Mylnar,   b. 27 Mar 1802, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Terezie Zahradnik,   b. 24 Jan 1837, Teleci #95, Svitavy, Pardubicky, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1854  CHURCH Protestant Church, Teleci, Svitavy, Pardubicky, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Annie Makovsky,   b. 1862, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emillie Makovsky,   b. 1866, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cornelia Makovsky,   b. 1868, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Edward Joseph Makovsky,   b. 28 Aug 1873, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1950  (Age 76 years)
     5. Unknown Makovsky
     6. Louisa Makovsky,   b. 1876, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893  (Age 17 years)
     7. Celestine Makovsky,   b. 12 Jun 1878, Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F7504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 15 Sep 1855 - PORT, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 23 Oct 1855 - PORT, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 US Census - 1870 - Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Census - 1880 - Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S172] PORT EMIGRATION Hamburg, Germany.

    2. [S177] PORT IMMIGRATION Castle Garden, New York, USA.

    3. [S352] CENSUS USA 1870.

    4. [S354] CENSUS USA 1880.

    5. [S1117] CHURCH Protestant Church, Teleci, Svitavy, Pardubicky, Czech Republic.