Margarete Jakubzik

Copyright: Emilia Bajerowska







† 7.7.1926.


Margarete Jakubzik drowned at the age of 13, probably in the Pissek River.[1] It is not clear today who her parents were – in the death register she was listed as “owner’s daughter” [2]. Possibly it was the landlord Johann Jakubzik and his wife Auguste, née Karkoska. Johann Jakubzik lost not only his first wife who was also named Auguste, but was a née Pissowotzki [3], but also by 1911 seven children – all of infancy.[4]

There was, however, another Johann Jakubzik who was married to Wilhelmine, née Szesny.[5] The two had a son named Ewald born in 1915 [6] and thus may also have been Margaret’s parents. Conclusively, this cannot be reconstructed from today’s point of view.


[1] Cf. Sterbeverzeichniss [sic], Standesamt zu Gehsen, Archiwum Państwowe w Olsztynie (APO) 42/1745/1, <> (last accessed 27.02.2021), sheet 464f.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Cf. ibid., sheet 270f.

[4] Eight children in total, if he was Margarete’s father. Cf. ibid., sheet 182f. for daughter Wilhelmine, sheet 292 for son Gustav Otto, sheet 302f. for daughter Martha, sheet 310f. for son Johann, sheet 318f. for daughter Ida and possibly sheet 336f. for daughter Marie and p. 364f. for son Richard (the last two, however, without information about the parents).

[5] Unless the same Johann Jakubzik was married three times in his life and had nine children. Por. Wir gratulieren zum 82. Geburtstag, w: Das Ostpreußenblatt, Years issue 5, Nr. 43, 23.10.1954, <> (ostatni dostęp 11.07.2021), p. 14.

[6] Cf. Namensliste Pasken, Bundesarchiv Lastenausgleichsarchiv (BA LAA) OSTDOK 3, Nr. 150.