Person:John Orlowski (1)

  1. Annie OrlowskiAbt 1837 - 1910
  2. Augustus Joseph Orlowski1840 - 1930
  3. John OrlowskiAbt 1843 - 1927
  4. Vincent Valentin Orlowski1847 -
  5. Maria Rosalia Orlowski1849 -
  6. Joseph Orlowski1852 -
  1. Mary Orlowski1871 -
  2. Lucy Orlowski1873 -
  3. Frank Orlowski1875 -
  4. Julia Orlowski1878 -
  5. Minnie Orlowski1881 -
  6. Lewin Orlowski1883 -
Facts and Events
Name John Orlowski
Alt Name Johann _____
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] Abt 1843 Mühlbanz, Westpreußen, Preußen, Germany
Marriage to Anna Maslewski
Occupation? Labourer
Death[2] 1927 New Zealand

On 30th July, 1872, the S.S. Palmerston left Hamburg for NZ with 265 passengers consisting of Germans, Scandanavians and Poles.

Three of the Poles (and families) were my ancestors. Arrived at Port Chalmers (Otago) on 6th Dec, 1872.

All passengers and crew were held on board and then put on Quarantine Island, then transferred to Sandspit Island (crown lands at the Spit were proclaimed a quarantine station) until all signs of scarlet-fever and typhoid were eliminated. There were 42 cases of sickness, with 13 deaths during the voyage.

They were finally allowed to land on shore on 26th Dec 1872, then they travelled to Waihola where they settled and brought up their families.

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    Orlowski Reunion Book 1978, Lorraine McDonald, Shi

  2. 2.0 2.1 New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records.