Zelikowsky, Alfred and Hedwig Jadvyga, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1929-1986
Abstract: Personal, documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings
Quantity: 5 ln in
Language: Estonian, German, English, Russian
Collection ID: IHRC3653


Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, NJ), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2009. Gristel Ramler and Birgit Nurme of the National Archives in Tallin, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.


Zelikowsky, Alfred 22.12.1907 - 05.03.1966 Nyack, NY, USA Born in Moscow, Russia. Wife: Hedwig Jadvyga Zelikowsky. Bicycle racer in Estonia (Estonian record holder). Also cook, merchant, owner of an advertising agency "RETE" in Tallinn. Emigrated to Germany in 1941. Chairman of Estonian National Group and Committe in Augsburg. 1941-1943 served in German Army. Emigrated to the U.S. in 1956. Zelikowsky, Hedwig Jadvyga (nee Schuneiko) 28.10.1911 - 17.01.2000 Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA Born in Tallinn, Estonia. Bicycle racer, seafahrer


Collection is organized into seven folders: 1. A. and H. Zelikowsky's personal documents, biographical data: Identity certificates, several other certificates, accounting and bank documents, building ground plans, announcements, subsidy documents, medical documents, correspondence, flight tickets to USA, educational documents, funeral arrangement documents, etc. 2. Notebook with notes about sailing 3. Documents related to A. and H. Zelikowsky's family (official announcements, authorizations, gravamens) 4. Newspaper clippings about A. Zelikowsky 1932-1966 5. Decals (picture of Christ, map of zones in Germany after WWII) 6. Documents of Estonian National Group and Committee in Augsburg 1953-1956 (correspondence, lists of members, accounting documents, etc.) 7. Magzine "Augsburgi Eesti Rahvusgrupi Päevauudised" 1952: 14.04; 25.05 (12); 28.08 (16); 31.10 (18); 20.12 (19). 1953: 01.09 (20). 1954: 09.11 (21); 27.11 (22). 1955: 22.06 (23). 1956: 20.03 (26).


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The Zelikowsky, Alfred and Hedwig Jadvyga Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota