Peter Gutowski (1877-1940) and Mary Kendzierski (1880-1962)


Peter Gutowski was born in Smolary, near Gołańcz, Poland, and died in Michigan.  Marianna "Mary" Kendzierski was born in Dębłowo, near Gniezno, Poland, and died in Detroit, Michigan.  They married in Manistee, Michigan, in 1899.


Peter's parents: John Gutowski (1851-1928) and Katherine Rozewicz (1855-1922)

Mary's parents: John Kendzierski (1848-1935) and Mary Szajdzik (1856-1927)


Children of Peter and Mary:


US Census records:

  • 1900, 42 Arthur St., Manistee, Michigan; Peter, Mary, and daughter Helen in the household; Peter's occupation is day laborer.
  • 1910, 958 Palmer St., Detroit, Michigan; Peter, Mary, and five children in the household; Peter's occupation is laborer at an auto factory.
  • 1920, 96 Holborn Ave., Detroit, Michigan; Mary, three children, and two lodgers in the household; Mary's occupation is housekeeper at a hospital.  (Detroit city directories indicate the family had lived at this address since 1911.)
  • 1930, 6100 Mt. Elliott Ave., Detroit, Michigan; Peter is listed; his occupation is machine operator at an auto products company.
  • 1930, 3750 Holborn Ave., Detroit, Michigan; Mary is listed with two children (Pearl and Virginia) in the household.
  • 1940, 3750 Holborn Ave., Detroit, Michigan; Mary is listed with one child (Pearl) in the household.
  • 1940, 298 Third Ave., Manistee, Michigan; Peter is boarding with brother Joseph.  (Peter also lived at this address in 1936, according to the Manistee city directory.)
The Gutowski and Kendzierski families lived about 30 miles apart in Poland.  As young children, Peter and Mary traveled with their parents to America and settled in Manistee, Michigan.
The Gutowski Family, circa 1908
top: Joseph, Helen, John
bottom: Mary, Harry, Pearl, Peter
Peter and Mary separated twice, once before 1910 and again about 1915.
Peter is buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery (Block K, Lot 10) in Manistee.  Mary is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Section 19, Lot 194), 17100 Van Dyke St. (at McNichols Rd.) in Detroit.