Felix J. Cizewski
From Felix's wedding photo about 1911

Felix J. Cizewski was born December 13, 1888 probably in the nearby town of Zalesie, in the voivodeship (province) of Plock (Płockie) o in the Polish province of the Tsarist Russian empire.

Felix's parents were Józef Czyżewski and Elżbieta Budzi. They were married in December, 1879 in Krasne. Krasne was probably in what was then the voivodeship (province) of Plock (Płockie) in Tsarist Russian occupied Poland. Today it is in the Mazowieckie voivodeship.

Felix emigrated to the United States in 1907.

His brother-in-law Vincent said that Felix was about to be drafted into the Tsarist Russian army. A friend of Felix's who was not eligible for the draft had a visa to the United States. The friend gave Felix his visa so Felix could escape the draft. Felix entered the United States using this friend's identity.

"In more brutal conscript societies like imperial Russia, soldiering was an extension of servitude; the delivery of the unfree into a sacrificial bondage of unlimited term"
Simon Schama, The American future: a history, p. 30.

April 27, 1942: Felix's WWII draft registration card.
Ration Coupon
May 4, 1942: Felix's World War II ration book.

Milwaukee Road

From Felix's Brake Testing Manual


PIN: Twenty five years of employment, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Veteran Employees Association

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Inc.

Retirement Certificate
Felix J. Cizewski died on June 30, 1965
Husband of Mary (Mroz) Cizewski
Father of Felix A. Cizewski

Sources: Date of arrival in the U.S. from 1930 census.

Possible origins of the Cizewski name:

Ciżewski - Czyżewski - Pionek 

INDEX Cizewski, Lovetere, Musbach, & Robinson Family History

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