Josef Cedzich  [Josef Cedzich / Josefa Kuklensk]5
b. abt 1865, Poland1
d. January 31, 1915, Brooklyn, Kings, New York4,5
bu Jamaica, Queens, New York, Saint John's Cemetery
m. abt 1893, Austria, Amelia Jurisky2a,3,1
immigrated to New York 1902;3 two of the sons took the name "Sedgewick"

Amelia Jurisky6a or Druzinski5b  [parents unknown]
b. abt 1872 Austria1
m1 abt 1893, Austria, Josef Cedzich2a,3,1
m2 bet 1915-1920, [Brooklyn, Kings], New York John Montinsky2a,1

Census records:

1910 New York, Kings, Brooklyn
Amelia "Nellie" with second husband John Montinsky:
1920 New York, Kings, Brooklyn
In 1930 they no longer live at this Wythe Avenue address; another family does.

Josef Cedzich arrived in New York aboard the ship SS Augusta Victoria on June 14, 1902.3 His wife Amelia had come the year before, but documentation of her arrival has not yet been found. Josef brought daughter "Marie" with him,3 the other children came later1

At Saint John's Cemetery, Josef is buried with his mother Josefa Cedzich who died 8 Nov 1912, age 77. She arrived at Ellis Island September 7, 1903 aboard the ship SS Finland. Her grandchildren Josefa and John (Jan) arrived with her. Also traveling with her was her daughter Helena Czopek, wife of Kazimir or Cassimir Czopek, who was already here. Josef and Kazimir lived at the same address, College Point 15, Street 135, New York City.


Frances Cedzich
  b. abt 1894, Austria1
Josephine Cedzich nee Josefa
  b. abt 1896, Austria1
John Arthur Sedgewick nee Jan Cedzich
  b. January 28, 1898, Austria1,6
  d. June 19, 1996, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire6
  m. March 6, 1922, Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, Grayce Edith Olson2a
Mary Cedzich nee Maria
  b. 16 Jan 1900, Poland1,5b
  d. 12 Mar 1999, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts5b
  m. William Pekarski2b
Stella Cedzich
  b. abt 1903, New York1
Helen Cedzich
  b. abt 1905, New York1
Amelia Cedzich
  b. abt 1907, New York1
William J Cedzich
  b. 23 May 1909, New York1,6
  d. 19 Oct 1990, [Nashville, Davidson, TN]6
  m1 Rose Unknown2a
  m1 Alva Unknown2a
Eugene Sedgewick nee Cedzich
  b. abt 1912, New York1

Frances and Stella married, spouses unknown, and settled near Glen Rock or Radburn, New Jersey.


1. Census records, any of those indicated.

2. Records of descendants/researchers of this family
a. Janice Sedgewick Connolly, granddaughter of John Arthur Cedzich
b. Barbara Landry, granddaughter of Maria "Mary" Cedziich

3. New York Immigration Passenger Lists, Vol 476-477, Microfilm T715-284, page 40
Manifest of ship SS Augusta Victoria upon arrival New York, June 14, 1902 image
At Josef is listed as Sedsich and Marie as Cedsich,
but the first letter is clearly a "C", and the fourth, though not as clearly, a "z".

4. Index to deaths, New York City, 1888-1965, New York Department of Health
LDS FHL US/CAN Films 1324912 - 1324931, here at
These records:
FilmYearBoroughNameAgeDeath DateCertificate #
13249161912BrooklynCedzich, Josefa77YMay 89636
13249171915BrooklynCedzich, Joseph48YJan 312260
Note: years 1910 - 1920 inclusive searched, all boroughs, Ced* and Sed*,
no other members of this family found

5. Death Certificate
a. Josef Cedzich d. January 31, 1915, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
b. Mary (Cedzich) Pekarski d. 12 Mar 1999, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts

6. Social Security Death Index
available online at
6a. Social Security application for John Arthur Sedgwick

7. California Deaths, 1940-97
an database
This record:
NameBirth DateDeath DateBirth PlaceDeath PlaceMother's Maiden
Sedgwick Gerald E1 Mar 19239 Jan 1981NebraskaContra CostaOlson

Descendants / Researchers:

Janice Sedgewick Connolly <>
great-granddaughter of Joseph Cedzich
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