For over 150 years, Milwaukee has been home to a large community of people of Polish descent. The Milwaukee Polonia Project hopes to show the interweaving, intertwining family trees that resulted in this community. It is hoped that, eventually, all the families can be connected to one another. The Milwaukee Polonia Project is also a means to explore our common history and celebrate our shared heritage.

THE ACTUAL DATABASE OF THE TREE IS NOW LOCATED AT THE MILWAUKEE POLONIA PROJECT TREE at Tribal Pages. (We still have much work to do, so don't assume that families are shown completely.) YOU DO NOT NEED A PASSWORD TO ACCESS INFORMATION ON DECEASED INDIVIDUALS.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Featured Profile #39 - Roman Paradowski

Roman J. Paradowski (1882 - 1961)

From Memoirs of Milwaukee County, edited by Jerome Anthony Watrous and published in 1909,  at page 130:


Relation to Nearest Featured Profile: John Polcyn (Featured Profile #26):  First Cousin, once removed, of daughter-in-law.

Path From Nearest Featured Profile:   John Polcyn > son Richard Polczyn > wife, Private [Stachowiak] Polcyn > mother, Stella [Stanczyk] Stachowiak > mother, Agnes [Brzezinski] Stanczyk >  sister [Eva Brzezinski] Paradowski > son, Roman Paradowski

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Status Update - April, 2014

Family Search Announcement:

Mary Jo Bisgaard (msmjbisgaard@gmail.com) is looking for information on the ancestors of Clement Wojciechowski (1885-1979) who immigrated from Austria in 1905.  He had a cousin Joseph L? who was also in Milwaukee.  She is also researching the names of Blasek (possibly Blazek), Wiedneski and Zbieracz.  The Zbieracz family also lived in Cheboygan, MI.

New Family Names Added Since Last Update:

Biegaj
Caprowitz
Cieslewicz
Czolnowski
Gaszak
Glowczewski
Gomolski
Hoga
Jakusz
Janusik
Klajda
Kosmatka
Kraszewski
Krawczak
Kujawski
Litkowski
Lyjen
Mastek
Niewolak
Rosochacki
Sawitzky
Szefler
Szewc
Tinke
Wisialowski
Wyski
Zawodny

Profiles Added Since Last Update: 197

New Intra-Connections  (Lucht to Fons):

236)  ….Sally (Stachowiak) Ruszkiewicz > sister, Mary (Stachowiak) Kaczmarek > husband Stanislaus Kaczmarek > brother, Casper Kaczmarek > wife, Sophia (Drozniakiewicz) Kaczmarek > father, Frank Drozniakiewicz (I)....

237)  ….Casper Drozniakiewicz > mother, Pauline (Szymanski) Drozniakiewicz > sister, Julia (Szymanski) Michalski > husband, Joseph Michalski (2) > brother, Stephen Michalski (1)....

238)  … Agnes (Brzezinski) Stanczyk > sister, Eva (Brzezinski) Paradowski > husband, Joannes Paradowski > brother, Alexander Paradowski > daughter, Michalina (Paradowski) Fennig > daughter, Clara (Fennig) Tutaj > husband, Joseph C. Tutaj > mother, Maryanna (Michalski) Tutaj....

239)  ….Joannes Paradowski > brother, Albert Paradowski > son, Emil Paradowski > son, Bernard Paradowski > son, PRIVATE Paradowski > wife, PRIVATE (Lemanski) Paradowski > mother, Sophie (Czajkowski) Lemanski > brother, Joseph Walter Czajkowski ….


 240)  ….Edward Biedrzycki > sister, Dorothy (Biedrzycki) Berry > husband, Wallace [Jagodzinski] Berry > sister, Frances (Jagodzinski) Walczykowski > husband, Walter Walczykowski > brother, Harry Walczykowski > wife, Josephine (Ryczek) Walczykowski > mother, Anna (Andraszczyk) Ryczek....

241)  ….Martin Roger Petroviak > sister, Evelyn Mary (Petroviak) Phillip > husband, Norbert Lawrence Phillip > father, Frank Philipp...

PCN:  4.67
(For an explanation of the PCN - "Project Completeness Number") see Status Update - February, 2012 and Status Update - March, 2012)


Historical PCN Data:
April, 2014:  4.67
March, 2014:  3.0
February, 2014:  10.5
January, 2014:  2.9
December, 2013:  4.11
November, 2013:  3.89
October, 2013:  2.14
September 2013:  2.9
August, 2013: 2.71           
July, 2013: 4.28
June, 2013:  3.01
May, 2013: 6.33
April, 2013: 3.33
March, 2013:  8.2
February, 2013: 2.1
January, 2013:  8.0
December, 2012: 3.29
November, 2012: 6.0
October, 2012:  12.25
September, 2012:  6.4
August, 2012: 3.89
July, 2012:  4.57
June, 2012:  7.75
May, 2012:  9.33
April, 2012:  16.67
March, 2012:  16
February, 2012:  12.8
January, 2012:  19
 
Newly-Discovered Changed Names:
 
Jagodzinski to Jaski
Walczykowski to Walsh
 
New Alternate Spellings:
 
Ciepluch Ciepuch Cieplo
Dominiak Dominik
Fennig Fenig
Gomolski Gomulski
Grymczynski Gremczynski
Kroll Krol
Kujawski Kuyawski
Mastek Nowak
Nowakowski Wowakowski
Paradowski Poradowski Parsdowski
Szefler Szepler
Zakrzewski Lakrzewski
Corrected Names:
 
Lakrzewski to Zakrzewski
Zeknewske to Kierzek

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Featured Profile #38 - Frank. L. E. Drozniakiewicz

Frank L. E. Drozniakiewicz (1880 - 1930)

From Memoirs of Milwaukee County, edited by Jerome Anthony Watrous,  at page 537:
 A photograph of what may be Frank L.E. Drozniakiewicz in his drug store is part of the UWM digital collection.  The photograph was Roman B. J. Kwasniewski, Featured Profile #21.

Note:  the extensive memoirs of Maciej Wojda (or Woida), the father-in-law of  Frank L. E. Drozniakiewicz, can be found in Poles in Wisconsin by Susan Gibson MikoĊ›.


Relation to Nearest Featured Profile: Anton Komorowski (Featured Profile #37):  Son of Son-in-law

Path From Nearest Featured Profile:  Anton Komorowski  > daughter Cecilia (Komorowski) Drozniakiewicz > husband, Frank Drozniakiewicz > son (by first marriage) Frank L.E. Drozniakiewicz  

Path from Alternate Featured Profile:  Roman B. J. Kwasniewski: (Featured Profile #21):  Roman B. J. Kwasniewski > wife, Mary (Drozniakiewicz) Kwasniewski > brother, Casper Drozniakiewicz > wife, Angeline (Jankowski) Drozniakiewicz > sister, Mary (Jankowski) Ruszkiewicz > husband, Albert Ruszkiewicz > brother, Lawrence Ruszkiewicz  > Anna (Komorowski) Ruszkiewicz > sister, Cecilia (Komorowski) Ruszkiewicz > husband, Frank Drozniakiewicz > son (by first marriage) Frank L.E. Drozniakiewicz  
(There may be a more direct route from Mary (Drozniakiewicz) Kwasniewski to Frank L. E. Drozniakiewicz, but I have yet to discover it.)