August Adolf Nadolny was born on March 1861 and according to the 1900 and 1910 US Census he was born in Germany. August married Anna Fisher in Germany, actually Prussia and together they came to the US, he in 1880 and her in 1862 or 1861 the two census each give a different year. In June of 1884 they had their first child Clara A Nadolny, their second child Amelia was born in May of 1887 and their son Arthur Nadolny June of 1890. They resided in Norwich, Connecticut at 111 North Street. They were recorded on the US census in 1900 as living at the same address. August was working as a “file hardner” and oldest daughter Clara in a wire mill. Her siblings Amelia and Arthur were too young to work.
Ten years later the family had remained at 111 North Street. August was a gun maker in a pistol shop at age 50 and his daughter Clara was still at the wire mill, braiding. Amelia was no longer at home with her parents, perhaps married, and Arthur at age 20 was working as a carpenter in a shop. My living relatives don’t remember Amelia or Arthur, their great aunt and uncle. They also don’t remember their great grandparents August and Anna Nadolny. I thought maybe they would remember Arthur.
Arthur was born on 30 January 1890 in Connecticut. He lived and passed away in Norwich. He signed both World War I (1917) and World War II (1942) draft cards. The first when he lived with his parents and the second when he resided at 481 Bank Street with wife Eva. In 1917 he was exempted from service due to a weak heart. He was employed as a chauffeur. In 1942 at age 52 he was employed at the US Finishing Co in Greenville, Norwich, Connecticut.
Arthur and Eva remained in Norwich. Together they had son Arthur A Nadolny Jr. Arthur Sr died on 8 April 1969 at age 79. His son Arthur Jr was living at 180 Laurel Hill Ave., Norwich, Connecticut in 1982. His telephone number was 889-8271. Amazing right there on Laurel Hill. Arthur Jr was my mother’s cousin. She and her siblings do not remember him. I will return to Laurel Hill. Perhaps Arthur Jr had children of his own.
Maybe it isn’t odd that my living relatives don’t remember the Nadolny’s. They were young when they moved to Virginia with parents Howard Taber and wife Clarissa Fogg, Clara Nadolny’s daughter. But they were right there with the rest of the family and I assume buried somewhere in Connecticut where I will find their graves.