|On October 2, 1879, Pauline Rosalie Schlija was born in Lagschau, West Prussia. The village is now Łaguszewo, located about 40 km south of Gdansk, Poland. Pauline was a daughter of August and Francisca (née Schwertfeger / Schwert) Schlia / Schlee. Ledger records indicate that Paulina was baptized on October 5, 1879. Franz and Julianna (née Schlija/Schlia) Schwertfeger are listed as witnesses. Franz was the brother of Francisca, and Julianna was sister to August.
Pauline apparently died shortly after her birth. In 1881, August, Francisca, and their infant daughter Anna (born in 1880) emigrated to the United States. Pauline is not listed.