Death Certificate for Szymon LIPA Tuesday, Sep 26 2006 

 The death certificate for Szymon LIPA was issued by the State of Michigan. From it we have the following information:

  1. Place of death: City of Detroit, County of Wayne; Address: 57 Superior Street (renumbered to 559 Superior after 1920); Ward: 3; Registered number: 10460
  2. Full name: Szymon Lipa
  3. Sex: Male
  4. Color or Race: White
  5. Martial Status: Widowed
  6. Date of Birth: unknown
  7. Age: about 50
  8. Occupation: Laborer
  9. Birthplace: Austria
  10. Name of Father: unknown
  11. Birthplace of Father: unknown
  12. Name of Mother: unknown
  13. Birthplace of Mother: unknown
  14. Interment: Martin J. Schemanske, 167 E. Canfield
  15. Dated November 10, 1916 and signed by registrar
  16. Date of Death: November 7, 1916
  17. “I HEREBY CERTIFY That I attended deceased from Nov. 2, 1916, to (blank), that I last saw him on Nov. 2, 1916, and that death occured on the date stated above, at 9:20 pm. The cause of death was as follows: Cerebral Apoplexy (Embolus), duration 6 months.” No contributory conditions were listed. Signed by William P. Mowry M.D., dated Nov. 10, 1916, address was 136 E. Canfield.
  18. Length of Residence: (blank)
  19. Place of Burial: Greenwood, Date of Burial: November 11, 1916
  20. Signed: M. J. Schemanske, Address: Detroit

Some additional notes (mine):

  • Greenwood Cemetery is AKA Sacred Heart of St. Mary Cemetery (parish cemetery for Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, Detroit).
  • It’s not clear to me if Szymon had a stroke 6 moths prior to his death or if he was diagnosed with hypertension 6 month previous to his death. Since no contributory causes were listed, I will assume that Szymon had a stroke 6 months prior to his death and then died as a direct result of that stroke.
  • Szymon was born in Poland as were his parents.
  • Apoplexy is a term used to mean “stroke”.
  • Even though his formal name is listed as Szymon, The American spelling of “Simon” was used on some documents for him.

Death Certificate for Ludwika (Knot) Lipa Thursday, Sep 21 2006 

The death certificate for Ludwika (KNOT) LIPA was issued by the State of Michigan. From it we have the following information:

  1. Place of death: City of Detroit, County of Wayne; Address: 57 Superior Street (renumbered to 559 Superior after 1920); Ward: 3; Registered number: 3752
  2. Full Name: Ludwicka Lipa
  3. Sex: Female
  4. Color or Race: white
  5. Marital Status: Married
  6. Date of Birth: July 13, 1861
  7. Age: 50 yrs, 10 mos, 12 days
  8. Occupation: Housewife
  9. Birthplace: Germany
  10. Name of Father: Simon Knot
  11. Birthplace of Father: Germany
  12. Maiden Name of Mother: unknown
  13. Birthplace of Mother: unknown
  14. The Above is True to the Best of my Knowledge: (signed) Martin J. Schmanski of 167 E. Canfield (Interment)
  15. (Seal of the Registrar)
  16. Date of Death: May 30, 1912
  17. Cause of Death: Apoplexy (there was no indication that Ludwika was treated for this condition by a doctor prior to her death, and there were no contributory causes listed either)
  18. (signed) J.W. Rothacher M.D. and dated 6/2/1912, address: Coroner
  19. Place of Burial: Greenwood, Date of Burial: June 3, 1912
  20. Undertaker: M.J. Schmanski, Detroit

Some additional notes (mine):

  • Greenwood Cemetery is AKA Sacred Heart of St. Mary Cemetery (parish cemetery for Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, Detroit).
  • The birthdate was in error. It is actually July 6, 1857 so Ludwika was actually 54 years old when she died.
  • Ludwika was born in Poland as was her mother whose maiden name was KITRYS.
  • Apoplexy is a term used to mean “stroke”.
  • Even though her formal name is listed as Ludwicka, I believe she went by the name Louise.