K Thatte Genealogy |John Dobbeck Family History

20. Simon Peter1 Dobbeck (Martin WilhelmA Dobek, MichaelB) was born in Kokotzko, Kreis Kulm, West Prussia November 27, 1863. (Kokotzko is now Kokocko in Poland.) He was christened December 20, 1863 in Kokotzko Evangelische, Kokotzko, Kreis Kulm, West Prussia.

Peter immigrated to Baltimore, MD February 8, 1885. Peter declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States 16 March 1887 in Elyria, Lorain Co., OH and he petitioned the court to become a citizen 18 September 1890 in Elyria, Lorain Co., OH. Witness: Chas. Schultz

He worked in the stone quarry in Amherst, Ohio shortly after entering the United States. He was a cable splicer there. Later, he moved to Lorain, Ohio and became an employee of the B&O railroad, working on the docks in Lorain. His job was to grease the fittings. September 8, 1939 was his last day of work on the docks, according to his obituary. The obituary also says he was nearing his 50th year as an employee, giving approximate employment dates as 1889 - 1939.

Peter died October 10, 1939 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, at 75 years of age. He was buried in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, Ridge Hill Cemetery.

He married Wilhelmine Caroline Szelinska October 24, 1885 in Amherst, Lorain Co., OH.(1) Married by W. A. Walter, Ev. Pastor. Marriage License Application is the same day as the marriage, and appears on the same page.

Wilhelmine was born April 2, 1862 in Borowno, Culm, West Prussia, Germany. Wilhelmine was the daughter of Peter Szelinski and Justine Schwiegert. She was christened April 21, 1862 in Kokotzko Evangl., Kokotzko, West Prussia. Wilhelmine immigrated to Baltimore, MD 15 October 1885. She is listed in Germans to America as Wilhelmine Dobbek (age 24), traveling with her daughter Bertha (age 6 months). Wilhelmine died June 18, 1940 in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, at 78 years of age. She was buried in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain, Ohio.

Simon Peter Dobbeck and Wilhelmine Caroline Szelinska had the following children:

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