Henrietta Wizotzki

Birth Name Henrietta Wizotzki
Gender female
Age at Death about 51 years, 10 months, 28 days


There is a baptismal record for an Auguste Orzechowski on 12 Aug 1866 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strasburg, then part of West Prussia, now Germany. Her parents are named Wilhelm Orzechowski and Heinriette Wysocki.

In addition, Henrietta's sister Christina married a man named August Marquardt, whom a website at ancestry.com said was born in Strasburg, West Prussia. (see his notes.)

Also, Henrietta and Willam once said they were born in Poland, or were Polish, although most of the records said Gemany.

Finally, their son Charles (who changed his name to Clark) married Mathilda Johanna Biastoch. In 1920, her census information said she was born in Germany, as well as both of Charles' parents, , but "Pom" had been crossed out next to all of them. Her Social Security Application says she was born in Stettin Pome, Federal Republic of Germany.

So I think that Wilhelm Orzechowski and Heinriette Wysocki are at least from that area of Germany and if Auguste, baptized 12 Aug 1866, is their daughter, then they are from Strasburg, West Prussia.


When her son Edward was born Dec 5, 1881, Henrietta's maiden name was recorded as Wizotzki.
When Edward married (1) on June 14, 1906, he said it was Henrietta Sarkoski
When Edward married (2) on May 14, 1918, he said it was Yetta Phillips.
When her son Fred was married on 3 March 1909, he said his mother's maiden name was Vesocki.
When her son Fred applied for Social Security in 1937, he said it was Veslickey.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1841 Prussia, Germany   1a
Event Note

Their 1880 census said that William and Henrietta were born in Prussia.
When their son Edward was born on December 5, 1881, Henrietta and William's place of birth was recorded as Poland.
When a son was born May 4, 1884, the record said Germany.
When their daughter Bertha was born on February 2, 1886, the record said Germany.
Later records, after their death, say it was Germany.

HIs death record said he died at the age of 51 years, 6 months, 7 days.

Census (Wife) June 9, 1880 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 34 Berg 2a
Event Note

1880 Census, Cleveland, Supervisors District 6, ED 3B, page 46, ancestry.com image 46
June 9, 1880
34 Bergh, dwelling 371, family 540

[The census taker wrote down "Kaufski" and the record is indexed as Kaufski at familysearch.org. I found it by browsing.]

William Kaufski, 39, laborer, born in Prussia, parents also
Henrietta Kaufski, 39, housekeeper, born in Prussia, parents also
Hermann Kaufski, 12, born in Prussia, parents also
Catherine Kaufski, 9, born in Prussia, parents also
Frederic Kaufski, 6, born in Ohio, parents in Prussia
Charles Kaufski, 3, born in Ohio, parents in Prussia
William Kaufski, 10 months, born in July, born in Ohio, parents in Prussia
Christina Waski, 40, relationship: servant, single, said: born in Ohio, parents in Prussia

Note: I am going to assume that "Catherine" is their daughter Henrietta, or "Minnie". If the census taker can hear "Orshakovski" and write down "Kaufski", then maybe he heard "Minnie" or "Minna" and wrote down "Catherine". Minnie was younger than Herman and older than Frederick, and should be in this household, being born in 1872.

Residence (Mother) December 5, 1881 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 34 Berg Street 1a
Event Note

When their son Edward was born Dec 5, 1881, William and Henrietta were living at 34 Berg Street, Cleveland. This became became 803 Berg Avenue SE after the 1906 Cleveland street reorganization. It is no longer there. It sounds like it was near the Central Market at 4th and Bolivar, now where the Quicken Arena is (2015). There son Fred was working at the Sheriff Street Market at 4th and Bolivar in 1918.

Conclusions based on the article "JEWS & JUDAISM" in The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, at http://ech.case.edu/cgi/article.pl?id=JJ, which mentions Berg Street.

Residence (Wife) May 4, 1884 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 34 Berg Street 1b
Event Note

They were living at 34 Berg Street when they had a stillborn son.

Residence (Mother) February 2, 1886 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 34 Berg Street 1c
Event Note

William and Henrietta were livng at 34 Berg on February 2, 1886, when their daughter Bertha was born.

Death November 29, 1892 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   3a
Event Note

Cuyahoga County Death Records, #14284
Henrietta Orgekowski
died 29 November 1892, Cleveland
white, female, married, age 50, born in Germany
last residence: 3
cause: cancer

"Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6VD-MZR : accessed 4 December 2015), Henrietta Orgekowski, 29 Nov 1892; citing Death, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, source ID v 7 cn 14284, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 879,245.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Wizotzki
         Henrietta Wizotzki about 1841 November 29, 1892
    Sister     Christina Wizotzki 1840 March 5, 1921


Family of Wilhelm Orschakovski and Henrietta Wizotzki

Married Husband Wilhelm Orschakovski ( b. about December 19, 1841 d. June 26, 1893 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Auguste Orschakovski
Herman Orschakabout 1865November 1, 1951
Henrietta “Minnie” OrschakovskiJanuary 9, 1872July 23, 1928
Fred William OrschakOctober 18, 1873April 21, 1941
Charles Orschak/ClarkJanuary 5, 1877May 29, 1948
Wilhelm OreschowskiJuly 19, 1879April 10, 1881
Edward OrschakDecember 5, 1881September 21, 1947
Male OreschechowskiMay 4, 1884May 4, 1884
Bertha OrschakFebruary 2, 1886August 20, 1948

Source References

  1. Ohio County Births
      • Page: male Oreschechowski, Dec 5 1881, 34 Berg Street
      • Page: Male Orschekowsky, May 4, 1884, Cleveland
      • Page: February 2, 1886, female Orshekofski, at 34 Berg, Cleveland
  2. National Archives and Records Administration: 1880 United States Census
      • Page: William "Kaufski" Cleveland, Supervisors District 6, ED 3B, page 46, ancestry.com image 46
  3. Ohio County Death Records, 1840-2001
      • Page: #14284, Henrietta Orgekowski, 29 November 1892, Cleveland