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.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Status Update - June, 2015

New Family Names Added Since Last Update:

Beomke
During
Groszczyk
Guzowski
Kondrakiewicz
Konwinski
Kwarcinski
Kwasigroch
Lach
Lessnow
Maszka
Mutza
Obercich
Renusch
Sekuluwski
Soskowitz
Trempala
Wojki
Wydbrodt
Zaniewski

Profiles Added Since Last Update:  217

New Intra-Connections  (Lucht to Fons):

325)  ….Anna (Mudlaff) [Knapinski] Litza > second husband, Jacob J. Litza > son, Alex F. Litza > wife, Margaret (Hallmann) Litza > father, John Andreas Hallmann > sister, Julianna Marianna (Hallmann) Pliszka > daughter, Johanna (Pliszka) Mazurkiewicz....

326)  …. Franziska (Pliszka) Brykczynski > sister, Mary Julia (Pliszka) Jasinski > daughter, Emily (Jasinski) Burzynski > husband, Leonard R. Burzynski > sister, Lorraine (Burzynski) Glembin > husband, Jerome Glembin > half-brother, Bernard Glembin > wife, Rose (Budzisz) Glembin > brother, Ralph Budzisz....

327)  ….Rose (Oleniczak) Paradowski > brother, Michael Paradowski > wife, Appolonia (Wojciechowski) [Oleniczak] Datka > brother, John Wojciechowski (1) > son, Joseph Wociechowski (1) > son, Raymond Wojciechowski > wife, Theresa (Jagodzinski) Wojciechowski > father, John Jacob Jagodzinski (5) > sister, Frances (Jagodzinski) Walczykowski....

PCN:  7.00
(For an explanation of the PCN - "Project Completeness Number") see Status Update - February, 2012 and Status Update - March, 2012)
 
Historical PCN Data:
June, 2015:  7.00
April, 2015:  3.80
February, 2015:  8.33
December, 2014: 1.08
November, 2014:  2.58
October, 2014:  2.58
September, 2014: 3.00
August. 2014:  2.29
July, 2014:  3.00
June, 2014:  2.44
May, 2014: 4.5
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:

Brzuszkiewicz to Bruskiewicz
Burzynski to Burke
Kalamaja to Kalmadge
Turna to Turner

New Alternate Spellings:
 
Adrian, Adryan, Adrean
Beomka Bemka
Czvorak Chioreck Cioroch
Glembin Glebin
Guzowski Kosnowsky
Heinecke Hejnicki
Jagodzinski Jagodnoski
Kuich Kujech Kuick
Lessnow Lisnan
Niemczynski Niemczenski Niemezenski Lernizynski
Oleniczak Obeniczak
Turna Turma
Wojciechowski Wojcuchowsky Wojciechonski


Monday, May 25, 2015

Honoring Our Heroes - Memorial Day 2015

As is our custom, we set aside Memorial Day to remember some of those individuals from our community who lost their lives while in service.


Raymond Bush, Jr. (@1923 - 1945) – The only child of Raymond Bush, Sr. and Elizabeth (Rosinski) Bush. He was a Technician Fifth Class in the 70th Infantry Division, 276th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, I Company. He and several of the men in his same company were killed in action on February 18, 1945. From this information, it appears that he died in the attack on Saarbrucken.
 
John Talkowski  photo courtesy of  Grace Janusz
 

 John Talkowski  (1914 1945) -  The son of Stanley Talkowski and Rose (Zygarlicki) Talkowski.  He grew up in Walworth County.  He entered service in Milwaukee on April 16, 1941, before America had joined the War.  He rose to the rank of Technician Fourth Class, in the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. (The same division as Gerard Paradowski, Featured Profile #42.)  He was wounded while fighting in New Guinea and eventually died of his wounds on April 14, 1945.  He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

John Talkowski in New Guinea. Photo
courtesy of Grace Janusz.

Frank Wojciechowski (1893 -1918) - The son of John Wojciechowski and Antonina (Kuich) Wojciechowski.  He entered the service on November 22, 1917 at Camp Custer at the relatively old age (for soldiering) of 24.  Prior to that time, he had been a bartender for Frank Konwinski. [The records state the name of his employer to be "Kononinwinski", but it is assumed that the reference is to his brother-in-law, Frank Konwinski, or a relative of his brother-in-law.] He was originally a member of the 340th Machine Gun Battalion, 85th Infantry Division.  Although this unit was in France, it never saw action.  It appears that, at some point, Frank Wojciechowski transferred to the 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division where he was a Private, First Class.  He was wounded in the Argonne Offensive and died of his wounds on October 18, 1918.

Elmer Wojciechowski
originally published in Milwaukee
Journal, March 30, 1946
 
Elmer A. Wojciechowski (1922 - 1945) - The son of Joseph Wojciechowski and Lottie (Trempala) Wojciechowski, he was a nephew of the Frank Wojciechowski listed above.  He enlisted in the army on December 1, 1942. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 302nd Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division.  Originally listed as missing in action, it was latter confirmed that he had been killed in action on February 19, 1945 in the assault of the Siegfried Line at Munzingen Ridge.  He is buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium.

Rest in peace.




 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Status Update - April, 2015

Announcements:

1)  Family Search:  Janusz Tomaszewski is looking for descendants of the following Dolata brothers that immigrated to Milwaukee:

Ignatz Dolata married Martha Mielke
Stanley Dolata married Marry Zielinski
Joseph Dolata married Marrica Katherine Novak
Andrew J. Dolata married Agnes Nowak
Leon Dolata married Hedwig Frankowski
Constantin Dolata

Janusz Tomaszewski is a descendant of a sister Catherine of these brothers. If you would like to contact him, you can reach him at janusztg@gmail.com

2)  We've finally put some substance to our "Points of Origin" tab on this blog.  Check it out, if you haven't already.   From now on, the Status Updates will have a new category, that will look like this:

New Points of Origin:

Brzyskorzystew, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Birkenfelde, Bryskoristew, Brzyskorzyszew
Co-Ordinates: 52.9° N, 17.65° E
Family Names: Luczak, Suchala

So far, I've only gotten through the "F's".  I will continue adding the localities that I have, alphabetically.  I will not announce those on the Status Updates.  However, if I come across a new locality in a part of the alphabet that I have already added to the Points of Origin, then I will announce it in the Status Updates.

New Family Names Added Since Last Update:

Andradzka
Anisko
Bednarczyk
Bernatowicz
Checkla
Chilicki
Ciechanowski
Czetwertynski
Dyktalowa
Golawski
Gotakowski
Gulczynski
Hejnicki
Jonloaski
Kaczmierski
Korda
Mackiewicz
Maliszewski
Malmarowski
Mizgalski
Mrotek
Nadolski
Omiel
Ratajczak
Rossa
Skwara
Staimoch
Stasky
Suchwalko
Swodzinski
Szpkiocowna
Szudrowicz
Szwanin
Talkowski
Wichatek
Zamoyski
Zygarlicki

Profiles Added Since Last Update: 361

New Intra-Connections  (Lucht to Fons):

315)  ….Phil (Theophil) Rozga > wife, Julia (Karnowski) Rozga > brother, Anthony [Karnowski] Karn > wife, Lula (Stasky) [Worzala] Karn > first husband, Valentine Worzala > brother, Joseph J. Worzalla > wife, Agnes (Czajkowski)Worzalla > mother, Elizabeth (Prill) Czajkowski > sister, Catherine (Prill) Lukaszewski....

316)  ….Phil (Theophil) Rozga > father, Michael Rozga > brother, Stephen Rozga > daughter, Frances (Rozga) Karnowski > husband, Paul Karnowski > brother, Anthony [Karnowski] Karn....

317)  ....Jan Brzezinski > daughter, Cecelia (Brzezinski) Michalski > son, John L Michalski (1)....

318)  ....Agnes (Brezinski) Stanczyk > brother, Martin Brzezinski > son, Joseph Brzezinski > wife, Helen (Michalski) Brzezinski > sister, Alice (Michalski) Ureda....

319)  ….Antionette (Jagodzinski) Kobza > mother, Rosalia (Waloch) Jagodzinski > brother, Valentine Waloch > wife, Marianna (Kaczmarowski) Waloch > brother, Joseph Kaczmarowski > daughter, Angeline (Kaczmarowski) Piszczek....

320)  ….Leo Stocki > sister, Stella (Stocki) [Adamczyk] Brykczynski > second husband > Frank Alvin Brykczynski > mother, Franziska (Pliszka) Brykczynski > sister, Johanna (Pliszka) Mazurkiewicz > husband, Michael Mazurkiewicz...

321)  ….Rosalie (Tatera) Jendrzejek > brother, Frank Tatera > wife, Rosalie (Koniec) Tatera > father, Adalbertus Koniec > brother, Michael Koniec > wife, Francizska (Ziarnik) Koniec > sister, Marianna (Ziarnik) Wisniewski > son, John Wisniewski > wife, Catherine (Brzezinski) Wisniewski > sister, Anastazja (Brzezinski) Michalski ….

322)  ….Adalbertus Koniec > wife, Eva (Ozga) Koniec > sister, Jadwiga (Ozga) Meller > son, Joseph Meller, > wife, Rosalia (Brzezinski) Meller > sister, Anastazja (Brzezinski) Michalski....

323)  ….Anna (Kobza) Kwiatkowski > son, Eugene Kwiatkowski > wife, Mary (Frontczak) Kwiatkowski > brother, Walter Frontczak > wife, Stella (Hapka) Kwiatkowski > half-sister, Rose (Hapka) Moczynski > daughter, Private (Moczynski) Rosploch ….

324)  ….Mary (Frontczak) Kwiatkowski > brother, Walter Frontczak > wife, PRIVATE (Talkowski) Frontczak > father, Stanley Talkowski > first wife, Constance (Michalski) Talkowski > brother John L. Michalski (1)....

PCN:  3.80
(For an explanation of the PCN - "Project Completeness Number") see Status Update - February, 2012 and Status Update - March, 2012)
 
Historical PCN Data:
April, 2015:  3.80
February, 2015:  8.33
December, 2014: 1.08
November, 2014:  2.58
October, 2014:  2.58
September, 2014: 3.00
August. 2014:  2.29
July, 2014:  3.00
June, 2014:  2.44
May, 2014: 4.5
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:

Karnowski to Karn (Karns)
Luczak to Ryterski, Ryddner
Ryterski to Rydner, Ryddner, Ryder

Corrected Names:

Burcianna to Bureta
Ziamek to Ziarnik

New Alternate Spellings:

Brzezinski Brzizinski
Brykczynski Brykezynski
Chart Hast
Danielski Danelski
Drycht Drychta Dricht
Grochowski, Grochow, Groczonka, Grozanka, and Grozowa.
Jach Jachowski
Jazdzewski Jazdziewski Jazkzewski
Ozga Ośga
Peksa Pecksa
Ratajczyk Ralojoyzak
Stamioch Stazairoch
Suchala Sachala
Wielgosz Wielgosch
Wojtas, Woitas
Ziarnik Zianik Ziarmek Ziornek Ziarnek