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Name: Carla Whitney <cwhitney1995@yahoo.com>
Date: 2015-06-07
Thank you for some interesting and helpful information on genealogy. I too, am researching my polish ancestry. I found your website while looking for my great-grandmother's grave location. Your information on lost graves was helpful.

Name: Linda Marzano <doggielover220@yahoo.com>
Date: 2015-05-09
My grandmothers maiden name is Sophie--Zofia Czajkowski b 1897. She was born in Shawano WI. I don't know if my line is related to yours. She had a brother named Walter--Wladyslaus born in 1885. There is 6 or 7 other siblings and their parents names are John Czajkowski and 1st wife Agnes Pisarek. His 2nd wife was Barbara & they had 2 girls. Later John, Barbara & the living kids moved to Milw. My grandmother later moved to Chicago & married. I don't know if your family and mine are related. I have a photo that shows a house similar to the one in Kenosha. The poles in the front went down to the porch. The white portion in your photo is halfway. Also the Walter in your photo, looks like the Walter in mine. So I don't know if there is a family match. The other people in my photos don't resemble the people in yours. I could scan my photo if you'd like.

Name: Richard <rc.eb@aol.com>
Date: 2015-03-28
Hello and Good day
it is NileS IL
Thank You


Name: Victoria S. <Polishgirl@wowway.com>
Date: 2014-09-21
21 Sept 14
Hello. I visited St. Adalbert this past week, searching for an infant ancestor. I, too, learned that the 2 month old was buried in a term grave. It made me quite sad, but I did take photos similar to those you took.


Name: Jack Diamond <Diamond.UEL@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-25
My mother was a RYTLEWSKI from Albion, Orleans Co., NY, USA. Do you have any connhection to that family???

Name: Susan <file13@bennoah.net>
Date: 2013-09-12

While not my direct line, I am researching a specific family,
who I believe are interred in Saint Adalbert's in Niles
(6800 Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714 - right?).
I live out of the state of Illinois.

Do you live close enough, that you would be willing to look
them up on the cemetery's computer?

Either way, thank you for the tips on your web pages,
the information about "pauper/rented" graves, and
for your reply.



I'm looking at Saint Adalbert in Niles because I know ONE daughter of the family,
Estelle (Cerkan/Cerkanowicz) Niemiec is buried there, as is son William Edward
Cerkan/Cerkanowicz's wife LeVerne (d 2011)...

The ones, for whom I'd like to find a place of burial and/or obits:
Boleslaw Cerkanowicz (aka William Cerkan)
d 05 May 1961; Chicago, Cook, IL

Michalina "Minnie" (Renkiewicz) Cerkan/Cerkanowicz
d 16 Jun 1983; Chicago, Cook, IL

Bronislaw Cerkan/Cerkanowicz
d 1911; USA

Anne Cerkan/Cerkanowicz (never married)
d May 1987; Chicago, IL

William Edward Cerkan/Cerkanowicz
d 31 Oct 1980; Chicago, IL

Frelikra Cerkan/Cerkanowicz
d 18 Oct 1919; Chicago, IL

Leon Niemiec (Husband of Estelle Cerkan/Cerkanowicz)
d circa 1967
Son Gerald "Jerry" Niemiec (died 2003)
Dau Patricia A. (Niemiec) Rahn

*** Many thanks for your time!


Name: Lynn Cichon Ferris <drferris@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2012-10-27
In researching my Cichon/Benna Family, I came across a death certificate for an infant buried in St. Stanislaus. Thanks to the information you have provided in Lost Graves, I was able to determine that the actual burial place is in the St. Stanislaus section of St. Adalbert Cemetery. Thank you so much for this information!

Name: Renae Linn <mominator59@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-09-24
i wanted to thank you for explaining about the lost graves. I had never heard of the idea of renting a grave before. My documentation says these ancestors are buried at St Adalbert but i have not found them. this may explain why. thank you for teaching me about this.


Name: Diane Poston <dpostys@mindspring.com>
Date: 2012-03-30
Descendant of Edna Tomczyk (married to John Jack Minash) and had 5 children I also have info on other children of Alexander, Frances, Wanda, and Stella. Names only, not dob or dod's


Name: Debra Lackowski <deblape@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-21
Dear Rutkowski/Woytalewicz Cousin,

I am thrilled to have found your beautiful website!

My husband is a descendant of John & Catherina [O'Chando] Rutkowski whose daughter Kate married John Woytalewicz of Parisville, Huron County, MI. John W. had land grant in 1845 in Michigan. Parisville was one of the earliest Polish settlements in the U.S.

Thank you for sharing your family history!

Best wishes, Deb


Name: Diane Tuzinkiewicz (Williams-Kuczenski) <dtuzinkiewicz@co.bay.fl.us OR dtuzinkiewicz@att.net>
Date: 2010-11-08

I am Diane Tuzinkiewicz (Williams). I was born January 21, 1965 to Marlene Claire Kuczenski-Williams and LeRoy E Williams, in Marion, Indiana. My grandfather is Leo Kuczenski, Great grandfather/mother Alexander & Martha; I was talking with our cousin Marta and told her that I was going through grandpa's old pictures to put together a family history. She told me you had already done a lot of this! This is great! I have a lot of old photos at my house - including the one of my great great grandfather Frank's wedding picture that you have on this website. I can't believe I have the same picture!!!! This is so amazing. I was little the last time I visited my Wisconsin family. Jean sent me pictures of me and my sisters. It looks like I could have not been more that 4 years old. I would love to see what all you have and hopefully I can scan some of the old pictures I have and you may know who they may be. I am so stunned to see my family history. It would be amazing if we could have a family reunion!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Your Cousin,

DeeDee (Diane)
1704 W. 24th Street
Panama City, FL 32405
850-819-8638 (work cell)


Name: Marion Lassa <mjloakgrove@onlinenw.com>
Date: 2010-10-01
What a great web site. I am researching the Kaszubian area and immigratiobn to Portage County Wisconsin. Just enjoyed all the work you have done. Too bad it's not the same families. Thanks for the pictures and insight into Poland and the area.

Name: Bruno Juskow Jakubowski <bjacoh@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-04
Good morning,
I have a root in your family but very far:
I talk to Jan Kontek of page PTG pomeranian and my great grandmother is:
Katarzyna Ryckowna. Word Ryckowna Means a daughter of Rydzek (also Rydzkowski = Ryckowski)
Born in Cekcyn.
Could you send me the cds of genealogy?
I live in Spain.


Name: Bill Loane <Loanew@excite.com>
Date: 2010-07-10
I am looking for information about Carl and Bertha Swartz. I have the 1910 and 1930 census information but have not found anything else about they and their family.

Name: Nancy Domoracki <ndomoracki@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-11
I discovered your site about 6 months ago. My great-grandmother is Rosalia Sipowski from Filipow; my grandmother Apolonia Morzejewski was born there. Both arrived in Milwaukee in 1898. Unfortunately, my time for research has been very limited recently, although I have transliterated names to Russian so I can eventually check the LDS files.

Name: Ann Tice <dermgood@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-20
I am searching for info on the Woyciechowski family (and its zillions of other spellings!: Woiciechowsky, etc, etc & even shortened to Woskie or Waskie in my family line)- do you have any info on this? I am especially interested in figuring out where my gr gr grandfather was born- his brothers declaration papersto become a US citizen say he was born in ?? "Sauternell in Prussia"- or Gauternell or Gauternill- can anyone help with this location; I assume both brothers came from the same place.. thanks!!

Name: Tina Ruse <dustbunny8@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-16
Wonderful site!Any cousin lucky enough to find you is blessed!I hope someday I can do such a good job with my family history.

Name: Liana Escott <escottl@cityoflacrosse.org>
Date: 2009-05-31
Thank you for all of the research you have done. I am the Great Granddaughter of Alexander Kuczenski and the granddaughter of Charles Kuczenski. Niece of Jean Nevoroski and daughter of Marta Bredek! I know we have plenty of Kuczenski pictures if you need them!



Name: Liana Escott <escottl@cityoflacrosse.org>
Date: 2009-05-31
Thank you for all of the research you have done. I am the Great Granddaughter of Alexander Kuczenski and the granddaughter of Charles Kuczenski. Niece of Jean Nevoroski and daughter of Marta Bredek! I know we have plenty of Kuczenski pictures if you need them!



Name: mark golden <intrigues02@aol.com>
Date: 2009-03-30

we have cmmunicated for a numbe of yers. But I havent heard from you from my last 3 e mails. I hope all is well with you. I have an question on tadeusz Zlotorzynski. I belive he is the missing link to connect our 2 families.

hope to hear from you soon



Name: Martin <Nowak>
Date: 2009-01-06

I am thinking we may be distant cousins. My great great grandmother was Agnieszka (Agnes) Nowacka of Swarzedz. If she was the sister of Vincent Nowacki then we are related. I am not sure if that is the case. I have not been able to make the connection. But Mathias's (Matthew's) death listing in the parish register says "per filium et Walenty Myszkowiak." Walenty was my great great grandpa, Agnes's wife.

Martin Nowak
Lancaster, N.Y.


Name: Marie Ippolito <marieippolito@marieippolito.com>
Date: 2008-02-09
Jayme, unbelievable! Just a wonderful site and so well organized. I have zero technical ability and could never duplicate anything like this in a million years. What a wonderful tribute to your family and our shared heritage on the Molach/Mollach/Malloch side. I'm really looking forward to working with you.


Name: B. Keller <kellerbarb@redshift.com>
Date: 2007-08-03
Any Engelhardts or Kreimans in the family? Nice site.

Name: James Krysiak <jakrysiak@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-27
Hello, I just happened upon your website, as I recently learned of two relatives who died early in the last century and were buried in St. Adalbert's cemetary. Your information on 'lost graves' will be very useful as I follow up.

What a beautiful job you've done with your family history on the webpages etc. Really, really enjoyed it. I have a Nowacki in my lineage, though unlikely related from what I see of your family's locale.

For many years I have done periodic attempts into the Krysiak side of my family, and earlier this year, I finally visited Poland for the first time and had a couple of truly wonderful experiences tracking down info on my grandfher's brother, who was a priest in a small town north of Warsaw. Later, back home, I was able to further research and dig up info that our family never knew/ when and where he perished in a concentration camp in 1941.
The fact that i dont speak much Polish made all this a challenge, but its paid off and is so fulfilling of a "hobby." In my heart I know the effort honors those who came before us, and whose lives were so challenging compared to what we live our lives today. I was born and raised in the near west side area of Chicago (18th and damen back inte '50s'.
ANyways, again my compliments on your website and infomation you have shared on your family history!
Sto lat!
Jim Krysiak


Name: Andrea Sehmel <asehmel@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-06-17
Hi, have a pencil drawing by a Joseph P. Jankowski, and am searching for family of his. Please advise if you have contact information.

Congratulations on a phenomenal amount of work & great website!


Name: David Lajeunesse <davelajeu1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-05
My great grand-fathers name was Joseph Golinski...I am now 27

Name: jenny cutter <ellaweesa85ster@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-07
looking for wisconsin Rice family that came from Vermont.Family linked to Rodney and Ransom Rice.

Name: Kelly <KKKKCarevic@juno.com>
Date: 2006-12-12
I would like to talk to you regarding your lost graves at Saint Adalbert. I ran into the same problem today when I though I had finally found some closure after an exhausting one-year search for my relative, thirteen-year-old anna Koranda. I was told she was in a "Term Grave". After 25yrs, if the family did not pay for the grave then someone was buried on top of her, grave was left unmarked and records were "wiped". I was just wondering if you had done any researching in regards to what the cemetery map looked like before it grew into Saint Adalberts.

Name: Richard Thomas Czajkowski Jr. <czajkowskirichard@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-24
My grandparents were named Frank and Irene Czajkowski, they had four sons and a daughter, Frank Jr., Richard (my dad), David, Thomas, and Carol. My father and his siblings all grew up in Shelton Connecticut. I am still looking up our family roots so when I find out more i'll pass them along to you, as you can see i've only just started. Thank you and hope to be e-mailing you soon.

Name: Cheryl Czajka Sullivan <csullivan@scs-k12.net>
Date: 2006-03-30
I am a Czajka. My dad's name was Melvin Joseph from Toledo, OH. His dad was Joseph Czajka. My 2 brothers are Timothy and Joseph Czajka. I live in Sandusky Ohio, my brothers in Toledo.

Name: Elaine <petroes2@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-11
I too have researched the Golinski family (my husband's mother's side)and coincidentally his great, great-grandfather was Thomas who married Agnietszka Matyszak. They had four children: Sylvester, Ignatius, Elizabeth and Salomea. All came to the U.S. from Posen. Another coincidence is that all but Sylvester belonged to St. Adalbert Catholic church in Berea, OH. I have found very little info on Sylvester or Ignatius so if you come across anything in your research, please let me know. Thanks

Name: Reinhard Czajkowski <rczajko@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-08
Hallo suche nach Czajkowski`s deren Vorfahren aus dem Dobriner Land oder Westpreußen stammen.

Reinhard Czajkowski


Name: Nancy <WBu1065322@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-05
i just visited the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC yesterday and noticed that two families with the surname Czajkowski are credited with having helped rescue Jews in Poland during the Holocaust. My mother's maiden name is Czajkowski. Anyone know anything about these two brave families (I wish I had written down their first names)??

Name: Theresa Webber <TheresaWebber49@myfamily.com>
Date: 2005-05-09

I am interested in your Czajkowski line. My grandmother's mother was a Czajkowska. My gram Julia came to the USA in 1914 to live with her aunt Kaida.Chaykowska same name anglisized spelling. They came from Vilno or that area.



Name: E. J. Buteau <ejb@cpqs.com>
Date: 2005-01-25
Just dropping by while looking up the name Zlotorzynski. That was my mother's surname.


Name: jim czajkowski <jcz4000@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-09
i am trying to explore czajkowski history
i have traces back to wisconsin, nw side chgo and sw side
chgo.also bangor mi

please e mail me if i can be of any help

thank you

jim czajkowski


Name: Susie Martin-Rott <rootboun@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2004-12-04
Pretty good for a guy who once told me "you'll never find my family because they changed their name"....

Oh ye of little faith...


Name: Norah Rice <norahrice@tds.net>
Date: 2004-10-23
Looking for connections to my George Rice, b.@1740, first known residence was Frederick, Md. Not sure of birth place.

Name: Nancy Leeg Jankowski <leeg@chiconet.com>
Date: 2004-09-06
I couldn't find a list of your Jankowski's. My husbands line was Matthew John Jankowski born May 15 1845 in Posen, Poland (Prussia). His son was born May 21 1878 also in Posen, came to USA and settled in Merrill, Wis and then on to Cloquet Mn. I was wondering if there might be a connection. Here are some other family names. Glawcheski, Schurcz, Szczygielski, Kolodziej, Kolodge, Odutzke, Lukowski. Thanks for any help. Nancy

Name: vandenborre gérard <gg.vdb@skynet.be>
Date: 2004-05-25
very happy to have the possibility to find perhaps members of my familly

Name: Ellen <walel@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-04-21
Loved your site as it gave me some very interesting info. I believe my husbands grandfather came over on the Kursk. Can you help me find the manifest on the Ellis site? I've looked for it but an a novice at this and didn't have any success. Also, where did you find the photo of the Kursk?

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance!


Name: Constance Trewin <lmadison25@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-18
I thought the project is a wonderful beginnig. Hope we get a lot more info acrross the sea.


Name: sandy Bollhorst <sandy@usafast.us>
Date: 2003-06-21
Jayme this is totally awesome. You must have put a lot of time into research on these families and the phoro's are awesome. have a couple like them (real old) but haven't a clue who they are. Yours are great. To bad they aren't in my line


Name: Jenny <lavenderblue@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-24
Everything looks great!