my Polzin ancestor Joseph A Polzin born marc 6 , 1846, died mar 7, 1922 st john's catholic cemetery
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan; death certiificate no 281145. trying to find details on Joseph's parents Peter Polzin & Anna Schultz
below is a reply from a posting on genforum
It appears that a Joseph A. Polzin family member has already done some genealogy research (see Ancestry.com, One World Tree results for Joseph Polzin search).
According to One World Tree, Joseph A. Polzin was born in Strife Germany on March 6, 1846. He was the son of Peter Polzin and Anna Schultz. He died on March 7, 1922 in Ypsilanti, MI.
Joseph was married to Michaelina (Salina) Malaski. Michaelina was born in Germany on September 15, 1855, place unknown. She was the daughter of George Malakia. She died on November 11, 1930 in Ypsilanti, MI.
They had seven children, all born in Michigan: Paul, date of birth unknown, died before 1880, Frank born in 1878, died in 1882, John Joseph born on April 21, 1879, died May 13, 1933, Frank A born on April 23, 1887, died July 27, 1968, Joseph J. born in December 1888, died in 1966, Rose V. born on April 26, 1891, died October 21, 1985 in Flint, MI, and George James born on May 15, 1894, died in September 1971in Whitaker MI.
Re: Joseph Polzin Sr. Family, Washtenaw County, MI
Posted by: Norbert Stevens (ID *****7365) Date: November 05, 2005 at 21:43:59
In Reply to: John Joseph POLZIN ancestors in Poland by mary anderson of 41853
John Joseph Polzin was a direct descendant of Joseph and Salina Polzin Sr.
There are 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 U.S. census records for the Joseph Polzin Sr. family.
The 1880 U.S. census record is indexed on Ancestry.com as Joseph “Polson” living in Trenton, Wayne County, MI.
The 1900 U.S. census record is indexed on Ancestry.com as Joseph Polzin living in rural Augusta Township, Washtenaw County, MI.
The 1910 U.S. census record is indexed on Ancestry.com as Joseph “Polzen” living in rural Augusta Township, Washtenaw County, MI.
The 1920 U.S. census record is indexed on Ancestry.com as Joseph Polzin living in rural Augusta Township, Washtenaw County, MI.
Joseph Sr. was born in Germany/Prussia in March 1848. He married Salina in 1877, presumably in Trenton, Wayne County, MI. Salina was born in Germany/Poland in September 1855. She gave birth to seven children of whom five survived. All of the children were born in Michigan: Frank was born in 1877; John Joseph was born on February 13, 1879, another son named Frank was born in April 1887 (it is assumed that the first son named Frank died), Joseph Jr. was born in December 1888, Rose was born in April 1891 and George was born in May 1894. In 1880, Joseph Sr. was employed as a laborer. From 1900 until 1920, Joseph Sr. was farmer.
According to the census records, Joseph Sr. immigrated to the U.S. in 1872. Salina immigrated in 1876. There is a conflict in the census records as to when Joseph Sr. was naturalized a U.S. citizen. He was naturalized either before 1900 or between 1910 and 1920.
Joseph Sr. died between 1920 and 1930. In 1930, Salina was living with her son John Joseph and his family in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, MI.
There is a New York Passenger List, 1851-1891 Record for a Joseph Polzin. He arrived in New York on August 5, 1872 on board the vessel Columbus. He was 26 years old and his place of origin was listed as Germany. His port of departure was Bremen, Germany.
sincerely, mary rosaire anderson