-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ Mrs Mary CIESIELSKI article printed in the Stevens Point Daily Journal Sept 29, 1920
ATTACK BY BULL FATAL TO WOMAN
Aged Resident of Buena Vista Dies Following Injuries Inflicted By Animal
HEAD WOUND IS FATAL
Was Able To Walk To House After being Hurt, But Lived Only Hour
An attack by a bull at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday evening caused a wound that resulted in the death of Mrs Mary CIESIELSKI, 70 years old, of Buena Vista an hour later.
Mrs CIESIELSKI went to the barnyard to milk some cows about six o'clock. She milked one cow and while taking the milk to the house a bull broke through the fence and came into the lot where the cows were kept. When Mrs CIESIELSKI returned to milk another cow, the bull attacked her and knocked her down. Her head struck the corner of the barn and a gash several inches long was cut.
Boy Drives Off Bull
A boy about 14 years old, who is employed on the farm, witnessed the attack and drove the bull away with a pitch fork. With the assistance of the boy, Mrs CIESIELSKI was able to walk into the house. A physician was immediately called, but before he arrived Mrs CIESIELSKI had died. It is thought that death was the result of an injury to the brain, as the gash was niether deep enough nor the loss of blood great enough to cause death under ordinary circumstances.
Mrs CIESIELSKI was born in German Poland. She came to this country with her husband *4 years ago and for 19 years had lived in Dunkirk, NY, after which they moved to the farm in Buena Vista, where they have resided for 26 years.
Leaves A Family
The deceased is survived by her husband, *John CIESELSKI, and four children, Mrs Felix TETZLOFF of the Town of Hull, Mrs. Alex SHULFER of the Town of Grant and Edward and Lawrence CIESIELSKI, both of Buena Vista.
Contributors Notes: *4 years should be 24 years. *John should be listed as Jakob/Jacob CIESIELSKI. Mary (nee GRACZYKOWSKI) CIESIELSKI was an aunt of my G-grandfather, Joseph L. Graczykowski. The CIESIELSKI farm was the first place Joseph L called home in WI. He lived with his aunt & uncle for a few years upon arriving (from Dunkirk, NY), in 1896+/-. NOTE: *4 might be 44 years, 19 years in New York and 26 in Wisconsin equal 45 yrs. Immigration date might be 1875. The CIESIELSKI's/GRACZYKOWSKI's came from Wegrowiec, Poznan, Prussia, in 1876. The CIESIELSKI family still retains the farmstead in Buena Vista. ========================== New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891
Name: Marianne Ciesielski Arrival Date: 5 Aug 1872 Estimated Birth Year: 1848 Age: 24 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany Destination: United States of America Place of Origin: Germany Ship Name: Columbus Port of Arrival: New York Line: 36 Microfilm Roll: 363 List Number: 826
----------------------------- Ciesielski, Maryanna d. 28 Sept 1920 age 70 yrs Bronislava Catholic (W Sec)
More About Mary Graczykowski: Arrival: 1884260 Date born 2: 1850, Germany.260 Burial: Sep 1920, Wisconsin. Obituary 1: 29 Sep 1920, SPDJ. Obituary 2: 01 Oct 1920, SPWJ. Obituary 3: 02 Oct 1920, SPDJ. Obituary 4: 05 Oct 1920, SPG. Residence: 1920, Buena Vista, Portage, Wisconsin.260
More About Mary Graczykowski and Jacob Ciesielski: Marriage: Abt. 1872, Polond.
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