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The Great Kashubian Migration

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In the mid-1800s Kashubians migrated for economic reasons. After the Franco-Prussian War and the unification of Germany under Bismarck, Kashubians were met with institutionalized hostility. Life was very harsh for the Kashubs. It was illegal to use Polish or Kashubian in public, especially in church. Many priests were imprisoned or exiled. Churches were left with no parish priests. As a result, many more Kashubs left their homeland and migrated to the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and other destinations. (source: Wikipedia)

The purpose of this project is to aid genealogists with their research by linking families (profiles) to areas of settlement.

Due to the sheer volume, this project will focus only on the original settlers (husband and wife) and not their children or descendants. In the event that a spouse is not listed, it should be assumed that the spouse (if any) was not born in Kashubia and/or not descended from Kashubians.


A. Ontario


The Kashubs formed the largest and most distinct element of Polish emigration to Renfrew County and are recognized as the first large group of Polish immigrants to arrive in Canada with their Canadian history starting in 1858. Today, the Kashubs constitute one of the most distinct regional and ethnocultural groups in Poland. (source:

Burant, Joseph & his 1st wife Burant, Mary (nee Peplinski) & his 2nd wife Burant, Agnieszka (nee Peplińska) NB Agnieszka's 1st husband was Paul Lipinski

Burchardt, Joseph & his wife Burchat, Catherine (nee Dobeck)

Cybulski, Andrzej & his wife Cybulska, Marianna (nee Knopik)

Cybulski, Joseph & his wife, Cybulski, Pauline (nee Yeretch)

Czapiewski, Michał 'Michael' & his wife Czapiewska, Magdalena (nee Chermeska or Popka)

Dobek (Dobeck or Dobec), Susanna 'Zuzanna' (nee Dolna), widow

Dombroskie, Adam Józef (Dąbrowski) & his 2nd wife Dombroskie, Marianna (nee Kurszewska)

Etmanski, Walenty (Etmański) & his wife Etmanski, Weronika "Veronica" (nee Turzynska)

Fleece (Flis), Jan (John) & his wife Fleece (Flis), Marianna (Mary) (nee Żywicka)

Flis, Wojciech 'Albert'

Glofcheskie (Kłopotek Główczewski) Jan 'John' & his wife Glofcheskie (Kłopotek Główczewski), Julianna (nee Gemba)

Jakubowski, Paweł 'Paul' & his wife Jakubowski, Anna (nee Kunda)

Jezierski, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Jezierski, Agnieszka "Agnes" (nee Romlewska)

Konopacki, Józef 'Joseph' & his wife, Konopacki, Elżbieta "Elizabeth" (nee Cybulska)

Kosobudski (Kosobucki), Andrzej 'Andrew' & his wife Kosobudski, Franciszka 'Frances' (nee Jędrzejewska)

Kujach, Kazimierz 'Casimir' & his wife Kujach, Katarzyna 'Catherine' (nee Dziemińska)

Kulas, Antoni & his wife Kulas, Berta (nee Breza)

Kulas, Jakub "Jacob" & his wife Kulas, Elżbieta (nee Bryszka)

Lipinski, Paul "Lipiński" & his wife Lipinski, Agnieszka "Lipińska" (nee Peplińska) NB After the death of Paul, Agnieszka married Joseph Burant

Lorbiecki, Józef "Joseph" (Rolbeski) & his wife Lorbiecki, Marianna (nee Czapiewska)

Mask (Myszka), Paul

Murach, Jan 'John' & his wife, Murach, Paulina Marcjanna (nee Janta)

Narloch, Jakub & his wife Narloch, Mary (nee Dobek)

Narloch, formerly Data, Brygida 'Bridget' (nee Drążek)

Narloch, Maciej 'Mathew' & his wife Narloch, Katarzyna 'Catherine' (nee Gierszewski)

Narloch, Simon 'Szymon' & his wife, Narloch, Josephine 'Józefina' (nee Dobek or Dobeck or Dobec)

Ostrowski (Ostroskie), Leon & his wife Ostrowski (Ostroskie), Marianna 'Mary' (nee Pastwa or Pastway)

Palubicki, Jan "John" (Pałubicki) & his wife Palubicki, Martyna "Martina" (nee Cybulska)

Peplinski, Anton (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Ann (nee Modozejewska)

Peplinski, Jakub 'Jacob' & his wife, Peplinski, Mary Anne 'Marianna' (nee Krifta or Kreft)

Peplinski, Jan 'John' & his wife, Peplinski, Marianna (nee Kłopotek Główczewska)

Peplinski, Marcin (Mathieu) (Pepliński), widower, husband of Marianna Niemczyk

Peplinski, Michał "Michael"

Piechowski, Anton & his wife Piechowska, Veronica (nee Kiedrowska)

Piekarski, Maciej "Mathias" & his wife Piekarski, Katarzyna (nee Libera)

Półczyński, Kazimierz & his wife, Polczynski, Martianna (nee Konopatska)

Prinz (Prince), Adam & his wife, Prinz (Prince), Franciszka (Frances) (nee Burant)

Prince, Anthony (Prynz) & his wife Prince, Magdalena (nee Kinowska)

Recoskie (Rekowski), Jacob 'Jakub'

Recoskie (Rekowski), Stanisław (Stanislas) Nicolaus & his wife Recoskie, Katarzyna (nee Flis)

Recoskie (Rekowski), Tomasz (Thomas) & his 1st wife Recoskie, Marianna (Mary) (nee Fleece or Flis) & his 2nd wife Recoskie, Mary (nee Stopa)

Ritza, Kazmierz "Casimir" (Reca) & his wife Retza, Regina (nee Styp Rekowska)

Shulist, August & his wife Shulist, Helen (Ellen) (nee Adamskie or Etmanskie) NB August's brother Andrew Szulist and August's sister Mary Wolski (nee Szulist) imigrated to Milwaukee, WI

Schulist, Tomasz 'Thomas' & his wife, Schulist, Rozalia (nee Peplinska Voldock Wałdoch)

Skiba, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Skiba, Albina "Victoria" Wiktoria (nee Perszyk)

Suszek, Jan "John" & his wife Suszek, Wiktoria "Victoria" (nee Piferka)

Szala, Józef "Joseph" & his 2nd wife Szala, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Libera)

Szczypior, Michael & his wife, Szczypior, Marianna (nee Gosz)

Szulfer (Schulfer), Albert 'Wojciech' & his wife, Szulfer, (Schulfer), Rozalia (nee Lorbiecka or Rolbiecka)

Trzebiński, Paweł 'Paul' & his wife Trzebiński, Marianna 'Mary' (nee Kostka)

Turzynski, August & his wife Turzynski, Josephine 'Józefina' (nee Rekowska)

Walk, Martin & his 2nd wife Walk, Catharina (nee Rekowska)

Yeretch, Krystian "Christian" (Jereczek) & his wife Yeretch, Marianna (nee Janeszewska)

Zywicki, Albert & his wife Żywicka, Marianna (Mary) (nee Kolińska) Mary died in Renfrew, Ontario and Albert is later found in Ramsey Co., Mn.

Zblewski, Józef & his wife Zblewska, Magdalena (nee Jakubowska)

B. Saskatchewan


Knapik, Father Joseph


Chippior (aka Szczypior), Joseph & his 2nd wife Apolonia Szczypior (nee Pleben)

C. Alberta


Jezewski, Jakub 'Jacob'


A. Minnesota


Winona, Minnesota proudly claims the distinction of being the Kashubian Capital of America. The first documentable Kashubian immigrants reached Winona in 1859. Winona has never been a purely Kashubian settlement, as were the settlements in Wilno, Renfrew County, Ontario and the various hamlets of Portage County, Wisconsin. But Winona’s Kashubian community quickly grew larger than these other two communities. The 1900 US Census placed Winona’s population at 19,714 people. At about the same time, Hieronim Derdowski – editor of Winona’s Polish-language newspaper Wiarus – estimated Winona’s Polish population at 5000 people, with 4,000 being of Kashubian descent. Granted, Chicago’s Kashubian parish of Saint Josaphat claimed a membership of 5,000 parishioners in 1902. But Chicago’s Kashubians were but a fraction of its Polish community. The historian Albert Hart Stanford estimated Portage County, Wisconsin's Polish community at about 11,000 people around 1910, but again, these were largely scattered among a number of small farming communities. By contrast, Winona’s Kashubian Poles made up 20% of Winona’s population, and 80% of its Polish community; from their stronghold in Winona's Fourth Ward (also known as the East End) they took a prominent role in public life from 1875 onward. (JH)

Apka, Jan (Hapka) & his wife Apka, Augustyna (nee Remus)

Apka, Jan & his wife Apka, Marianna (nee Kulas)

Bambenek, Józef & his wife Bambenek, Marianna (nee Pelowska)

Bambenek, Karol "Charles" & his wife Bambenek, Julianna Franciszka (nee Nygowska)

Bambenek, Martin Szymon & his wife Bambenek, Magdalena (nee Stoltman)

Biernacki, Jan Jakub & his wife Biernacka, Marianna (nee Jakubek)

Bińczyk, Marcin & his wife Bińczyk, Apolonia (nee Helta)

Blamk (Blank), Franciszek Teofil & his wife Blamk, Weronika (nee Melle)

Blamk (Blank), Michał & his 2nd wife Blamk, Teresa (nee Lorbiecka vel Rolbiecka)

Blamk (Blank), Tadeusz Antoni "Anton" & his wife Blamk, Rozalia (nee Sobczak)

Blamk (Blank), Teofil Marcin & his wife Blamk, Augusta (nee Mielewczyk)

Bloczynski, James John (Błoczyński) & his wife Bloczynska, Victoria (nee Czapiewska vel Literska)

Bonik, Andrew Michael & his wife Bonik, Mary Magdalena (nee Ginter)

Borzyszkowski, Jan & his wife Borzyszkowska, Apolonia (Pauline) Wiktoria Borzyszkowska (nee Zmuda Trzebiatowska)

Breza, Jan Marian & his wife Anastazja Katarzyna "Stella" (nee Jereczek)

Breza, Józef Ignacy

Bronk, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Bronk, Franciszka (nee Grabska)

Bruski, Franciszek & his wife Bruska, Barbara (nee Napiątek)

Bruski, Tomasz ' Thomas' & his wife Bruska,Teresa (nee Warsińska)

Buchan, Antoni & his wife Buchan, Józefina (nee Wilczewska)

Burant, Antoni & his wife Burant, Franciszka Weronika (nee Prondzinska)

Burant, Jan & his wife Burant, Anna (nee Prondzinska)

Byzewski, Fr. Jan Romuald

Chelmowski, Modest August "August"

Cichosz, Dominik & his wife Cichosz, Antonina "Antonina' (nee Bembenek)

Cichosz, Jan "John" Wilhelm (Czychosz) & his wife Cichosz, Marianna (nee Burant)

Ciemiński, Franciszek Paweł & his wife Ciemińska, Marianna (nee Helta)

Ciemiński, Paweł & his wife Ciemińska, Magdalena (nee Ginther)

Cierzan, August Ludwik & his wife Cierzan, Marianna (nee Wirkus)

Cieślik, Jan & his wife Cieślik, Rozalia (nee Knunik)

Cierzan, Anton (Cyrzan Studziński) & his wife Cierzan, Marianna (nee Winczewska)

Cierzan, Jan Paweł & his wife Cierzan, Józefina (nee Szlagowska)

Cierzan, Józef Fryderyk (Cyrzan Studziński) & his wife Cierzan, Marianna "Mary" A. (nee Małek Podjaska)

Cisewski, Franciszek "Frank" (Cysewski) & his wife Cisewska, Mary (nee ?)

Cisewski, Jan & his wife Cisewska, Wiktoria "Victoria" (nee Wiczek)

Cybula, Jan & his wife Cybula, Magdalena (nee Fischer)

Cyert, Franciszek & his wife Cyert, Marianna Teresa (nee Błaszkowska)

Cysewski, Józef & his wife Cysewska, Marcianna Brygida (nee Mądra Dąbrowska)

Cysewski, Michał Tadeusz & his wife Cysewska, Magdalena (nee Bronk)

Cysewski, Pawel Piotr & his wife Cysewska, Magdalena (nee Felts)

Cyrson, Maksymilian "Max" & his wife Cyrson, Teresa Marianna (nee Wika Czarnowska)

Cyrzan, Maksymilian & his wife Cyrzan, Teresa Marianna (nee Wika Czarnowska)

Czapiewski, Michał "Michael" & his wife Czapiewska, Józefina (nee Thrun)

Czapiewski, Mikołaj "Nicholas" (Żuroch Czapiewski) & his wife Czapiewska, Katarzyna (nee Kuklińska)

Czapiewski, Wawrzyniec & his wife Czapiewska, Antonia (nee Weiss)

Czaplewski, Jan & his wife Czaplewska, Marianna (nee Grzymska)

Czapiewski, Jan & his wife Czapiewska, Józefina (nee Rompa)

Czarnowski, Robert & his wife Czarnowska, Weronika (nee Ostrowska)

Daszkowski, Jan "John" Andrzej & his 2nd wife Daszkowski, Marianna (nee Jadwinska)

Datta, Józef & his wife Datta, Katarzyna (nee Łangowska)

Derdowski, Jan Hieronim & his wife Derdowska, Joanna (nee Lubowiecka)

Dorszyński, (Dorsch) Antoni

Dorszyński, (Dorsch) Jan & his wife Dorszyńska, Jozefina "Josephine" (nee Kuklińska)

Drwall, Piotr & his wife Drwall, Katarzyna (nee Kleinschmidt)

Dywan, Wawrzyniec & his wife Dywan, Malgorzata (nee Bembenek)

Dzwonkowski, August & his wife Dzwonkowska, Klara (nee Felckowska)

Ebel, Józef Jakub & his wife Ebel, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Tempska)

Edel, Józef Franciszek & his wife Edel, Józefina (nee Daszkowska)

Eichman, Franciszek Sebastjan & his wife Eichman, Paulina Antonina (nee Cierzan)

Eichmann, Antoni & his 1st wife Eichmann, Marianna (nee Malek)

Fischer (Fiszer), Józef Antoni & his wife Fischer, Magdalena (nee Kinka)

Gawin, Antoni & his wife Gawin, Wiktoria (nee Breza)

Ginter. Jan Teofil & his wife Ginter, Barbara (nee Kontek)

Gliszczyński, Wincenty (Chamier Gliszczyński) & his wife Gliszczyńska, Weronika (nee Bunik)

Glomski, Paweł Jan and his wife Glomska, Rozalia (nee Bruska).

Glubka, Walenty & his wife Glubka, Marcjanna (nee Bystram)

Gostomczyk, Franciszek & his wife Gostomczyk, Magdalena (nee Kupiecka)

Gostomczyk, Jan Józef & his wife Gostomczyk, Katarzyna (nee Hamerska)

Gostomski (Babka Gostomski), Franciszek & his wife Gostomska, Anna Józefina "Josephine" (nee Jereczek)

Grabowski, Antoni & his wife Grabowska, Brygida Barbara "Bridget" (nee Żywicka)

Gromowski, Wawrzyniec 'Lawrence' & his wife Gromowska, Marianna 'Mary' (nee Narloch)

Gromowski, Wojciech "Albert" & his wife Gromowska, Marianna Magdalena (nee Laska)

Grulkowski, Franciszek & his wife Grulkowska, Anna (nee Etmanska)

Grzegorzewski, August & his wife Grzegorzowska, Marianna (nee Hilderbrand)

Grzona, Ignacy & his wife Grzona, Marianna Agnieszka (nee Biernacka)

Guziński, Franciszek August & his wife Guzińska, Ludwika "Louise" (nee ?)

Hamerski, Dominik & his wife Hamerska, Julianna (nee Galewska)

Herek, Mateusz & his wife Herek, Barbara Anna (nee Rostanka)

Herek, Marcin "Martin" & his wife Herek, Marianna (nee Rosycka)

Herek, Pawel & his wife Herek, Elżbieta Apolonia (nee Myszka)

Hering, Wilhelm & his wife Hering, Elzbieta (nee Lilla)

Jakubek, Kazimierz & his wife Jakubek, Antonina (nee Milling)

Jakusz, Jan Jakub & his wife Jakusz, Antonia Rozalia (nee Małek Podjaska)

Janikowski, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Janikowska, Katarzyna "Katherine" (nee Rogalska)

Janikowski, Jan & his wife Janikowska, Franciszka (nee Kropidlowska)

Januszewski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his wife Januszewska, Marianna (nee Bruska)

Jaskola, Michał

Jaszewski, Michał & his wife Jaszewska, Weronika (nee Kowalik)

Jażdżewski, Józef J."Joseph" & his wife Jażdżewska, Konstancja "Constance" (nee Jędzejdzik)

Jereczek, Jan Stanislaw & his wife Jereczek, Apolonia (nee Wika)

Jereczek, Marcin & his wife Jereczek, Paulina (nee Szlagowska)

Jereczek, Mathias & his wife Jereczek, Augustyna "Augusta" (nee ?)

Jeżewski, Andrzej & his wife Jeżewska, Apolonia Agata (nee Jażdżewska)

Jeżewski, Szymon & his wife Jeżewska, Katarzyna (nee Szala)

Kaczorowski, Augustyn & his 2nd wife Kiedrowska, Augustyna (nee Zielke)

Kaczorowski, Maciej & his wife Kaczorowska, Anna Jozefina (nee Wirkus)

Kiedrowski, Józef Mateusz & his wife Kiedrowska, Augustyna Katarzyna (nee Hefta)

Kila, Martin & his wife Kila, Josephina (nee Jakusz)

Kila, Teodor & his wife Kila, Marianna Klementyna (nee Gruchała Węsierska)

Kina (Keen), Antoni & his wife Kina, Rozalia (nee Kiedrowicz)

Kleinschmidt, Michał Marcin (Klesmit) & his wife Kleinschmidt, Marianna (nee Sadowska)

Klonowski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his wife Klonowska, Julia (nee Kukowska)

Klonowski, Wojciech & his wife Klonowska, Weronika (nee ?)

Knopik, Wincenty "Vincent" & his wife Knopik, Katarzyna (nee Kuklinska)

Knopik, Piotr "Peter" & his wife Knopik, Elżbieta (nee Szczepańska)

Kobus, Franciszek & his wife Kobus, Marianna (nee Szczepanska)

Kolter, Franciszek Ksawery "Frank" & his wife Kolter, Marianna (nee Kobus)

Kościelski, Marcin & his 1st wife Kościelska, Maryjanna (nee ?) & his 2nd wife Kościelska, Augusta (nee Kunda)

Kreft, Jan

Kropidlowski, Franciszek & his wife Kropidlowska, Marianna (nee Grulkowska)

Kropidlowski, Wincenty & his wife Kropidlowska, Marianna (nee Ryszka)

Kruza, Jan

Krzoska, Piotr & his wife Krzoska, Franciszka (nee Lubińska)

Kuczkowski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his wife Kuczkowska, Magdalena (nee Worzała)

Kuczkowski, Józef & his wife Kuczkowska, Julianna (nee Janikowska)

Kuczkowski, Thomas & his wife Kuczkowska, Marianna (nee Dywan)

Kukliński, Jakub & his wife Kuklińska, Maryanna Katarzyna (nee Majkowska)

Kukliński, Piotr Paweł & his wife Kuklińska, Justyna (nee Hyrkowska)

Kukowski, Adam Józef "Joseph" & his wife Kukowska, Józefina Marianna (nee Napiętek)

Kukowski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his 1st wife Kukowska, Rosalia (nee Wirkus) & his 2nd wife Kukowska, Magdalena (nee Cieminska)

Kukowski, Jakub (Jacob) Józef & his wife Kukowska, Anastazja (Stella) (nee Cichosz)

Kukowski, Jan & his wife Kupferschmidt, Franciszka (nee Kierska)

Kukowski, Marcin "Martin"

Kukowski, Wincenty "Vincent" & his wife Kukowska. Paulina "Lena" (nee Literska)

Kulas, Antoni & his wife Kulas, Marianna (nee Byk Ciemińska)

Kulas, Franciszek & his wife Kulas, Katarzyna (nee Linca)

Kulas, Jan & his wife Kulas, Weronika (nee Gostomczyk)

Kulas, Maciej "Matthew"

Kulas, Marcin & his wife Kulas, Marianna (nee Ginter)

Kulas, Piotr Augustyn & his wife Kulas, Katarzyna "Katherine" (nee Dorawa)

Kunda, Józef & his wife Kunda, Leokadia "Laura" (nee Mojsgaj)

Kupferschmidt, Jan & his wife Kupferschmidt, Julianna (nee Łosińska)

Łangowski, Jan & his wife Łangowska, Marianna (nee Grabowicz)

Łangowski, Józef & his wife Łangowska, Anna (nee Raca)

Lasinski, Franciszek (Leszczyński) & his wife Lasinska, Justyna (nee Wirkus)

Laska, Jan & his wife Laska, Marianna (nee Lilla)

Laska, Józef & his wife Laska, Katarzyna (nee Napiętek)

Lica, Jan & his wife Lica, Julianna (nee Rudnik)

Lenc (Linca), Michał & his wife Lenc, Józefina (nee Kiedrowicz)

Lewiński, Franciszek

Lewiński, Jakub & his wife Lewińska, Ewa (nee Pelowska)

Libera, Paweł & his wife Libera, Antonina (nee Dolna)

Lilla, Jan Piotr & his wife Lilla, Michałina "Millie" (nee Majkowska)

Lilla, Józef & his wife Lilla, Augusta (nee Eggert)

Lilla, Wilhelm Juliusz "Julius' & his wife Lilla, Marianna (nee Stuba)

Linca, Józef & his wife Linca, Augustyna (nee ?)

Lipinski, Franciszek "Frank" (Lipiński) & his wife Binczyk, Weronika "Veronica" (nee Lilla)

Lorbiecki, Jan "John" (Rolbiecki) & his wife Lorbiecki, Rozalia (nee Pellowska)

Lubiński, Jan & his wife Lubińska, Marianna (nee Rogala)

Lukowicz, Szymon "Simon" (Łukowicz) & his wife Lukowicz, Marcianna "Margaret" (nee Gromowska)

Machut, Augustyn Tomasz & his wife Machut, Katarzyna Barbara (nee Lewnau)

Machut, Józef & his wife Machut, Klara Barbara (nee Zaborowska)

Majkowski, Józef & his wife Majkowska, Tekla (nee Orlikowska)

Majkowski, Paweł "Paul" & his 1st wife Majkowska, Brigitta (nee Schutza) & his 2nd wife Majkowska, Paulina (nee Blaskowska)

Malewicki, Maksymilian "Mike" & his wife Malewicka, Marianna Ewa (nee Jereczek)

Maliszewski, Franciszek

Malotke, Jan & his wife Malotke, Marianna (nee Wyrdych)

Masyga, Franciszek & his wife Masyga, Anna (nee Malotke)

Masyga, Józef & his wife Masyga, Anna Marianna (nee Bembenek)

Masyga, Robert & his wife Masyga, Marianna (nee Gabrych)

Mauszewski, Józef & his wife Mauszewska, Katarzyna (nee Buclaw)

Mauszycki, Jan & his wife Mauszycka, Jozefina (nee Ginther)

Michalowski, Marcin & his wife Michalowska, Maryanna (nee Koleczinska)

Milkowski, Piotr & his wife Milkowska, Anna Ewa (nee Wyck)

Miloch, August

Modrzejewski, August & his wife Modrzejewska, Wiktoria (nee Gostomczyk)

Myszka, Franciszek & his 1st wife Myszka, Anna (nee Łangowska) & his 2nd wife Myszka, Katarzyna (nee Stanisławska)

Negler, Valentine (ne Walenty Nygowski)

Neuman, Jan & his wife Neuman, Katarzyna (nee Żywicka)

Niemczyk, Paweł & his wife Niemczyk, Barbara (nee ?)

Nigbor, Piotr & his wife Nigbor, Franciszka Cecylia (nee Ważyńska)

Nosiński, Jakub & his wife Nosińska, Józefina (nee Lewinska)

Orlikowski, Piotr & his wife Orlikowska, Karolina (nee Krzoska)

Osowski, Hipolit "Leopold" & his wife Osowska, Albertina (nee ?)

Ostrowski, Jan & his wife Ostrowska, Mary (nee Bielawa)

Pałubicki, Jakub & his wife Pałubicka, Anna Wiktoria (nee Meger)

Pałubicki, Michał Sr. & his wife Pałubicka, Józefina (nee Meling)

Paszelka, Józef Franciszek & his wife Paszelka, Marcianna (nee Rogalska)

Pela, Piotr "Peter" Wojciech (Pelowski) & his wife Pelowska, Josephine (nee Brezinka or Brezez)

Pelowski, Jan & his wife Pelowska, Katarzyna (nee Bińczyk)

Pelowski, Józef Grzegorz

Pelowski, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Pelowska, Józefina (nee Etmańska)

Pelowski, Wincenty & his wife Pelowska, Augustyna (nee Mostowska)

Pepliński, Marcin & his wife Peplińska, Cecylia (nee Wolska)

Piechowski, Ignacy & his wife Piechowska, Marianna (nee Megier)

Piechowski, Jakub & his wife Piechowska, Ewa Katarzyna (nee Jakubek)

Prondzinski (Depka Prądziński) Franciszek & his wife Prondzinska, Julianna Paulina (nee Pelowska)

Prondzinski, Jakub (Prądziński) & his wife Prondzinska, Katarzyna (nee Kropidłowska)

Prondzinski, Paweł "Paul" (Prądzyński) & his wife Prondzinska, Helena "Elen" (nee Cyra or Ziera)

Pehler, Antoni & his wife Pehler, Marianna Magdalena (nee Niemczyk)

Pehler, Jan Józef & his wife Pehler, Weronika Cecylia (nee Bojan)

Radomski, Kazimierz & his wife Radomska, Julianna (nee Hyrkowska)

Radomski, Walenty "Valentine" & his wife Radomska, Antonina (nee Kowalewska)

Radomski, Wawrzyniec "Lawrence" & his wife Radomska, Antonina (nee Nitz)

Ramczykowski, Nikodem (Ramczyk) & his wife Ramczykowska, Weronika (nee Bambenek)

Repiński, Jan & his wife Repińska, Rozalia (nee Orlikowska)

Reszka, Marcin Sr. and his wife Reszka, Ewa Frydryka (nee Nosińska)

Riska, Franciszek & his 2nd wife Riska, Lucja (nee Bruska)

Ritter, Mrs. Waleria "Valeria" (nee Żywicka)

Rogalla, Jakub & his wife Rogala, Justyna (nee Losinska)

Rogalski, Jan Alojzy & his wife Rogalska, Anna (nee Hamerska)

Rolbiecki, Jakub & his wife Rolbiecka, Marianna (nee Knitter)

Rolbiecki, Wojciech "Albert" & his wife Rolbiecka, Katarzyna "Kate" (nee Peplinska)

Rombalski, Jan Anton

Rostanka, Jan & his wife Rostanka, Magdalena (nee Skiba)

Różek, Bartłomiej & his wife Różek, Marianna (nee Bruska)

Rudnik, Franciszek

Rybarczyk, Jan & his wife Rybarczyk, Salomea "Sallie" (nee Noga)

Ryska, Jozef & his wife Reszka, Zuzanna (nee Burandt)

Rzenszewicz (Runsavage, Renswick), Franciszek & his wife Rzenszewicz, Marianna (nee Walinska)

Sadowski, Tomasz "Thomas" & his wife Sadowska, Marianna (nee Etmanska)

Schreiber, August & his wife Schreiber, Agnieszka (nee Zienska)

Sieracki, Józef & his wife Sieracka, Marianna (nee Kuklińska)

Sikorski, Antoni & his 1st wife Sikorska, Wiktoria (nee Orlikowska) & his 2nd wife Sikorska, Marianna (nee Pelowska)

Sikorski, Ignacy Jakub & his wife Sikorska, Cecilia (nee Gogolińska)

Sikorski, Ludwik "Louis" & his wife Sikorska, Józefina (nee Rzenszewicz)

Sikorski, Maciej "Mathias" & his wife Sikorska, Tekla (nee Malek)

Sikorski, Maksymilian "Max" & his wife Sikorska, Augustyna "Augusta" (nee Rompa)

Sikorski, Teofil Jakub "Theodore" & his wife Sikorska, Józefina G. (nee Rogalla)

Singer, Robert Szymon & his wife Singer, Marianna (nee Wantoch Rekowska)

Stalka, Jan (Stahlke) & his wife Stalka, Marianna (nee Jadwinska)

Stanislawski, Jakub "Jacob" Jan Piotr (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawska, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Thrun)

Stanisławski, Jan Bartłomiej & his wife Stanisławska, Magdalena Helena "Maggie" (nee Styp Rekowska)

Stanisławski, Marcin Piotr & his wife Stanisławska, Apolonia "Paulina" (nee Lizakowska)

Stolpa, Michał & his wife Stolpa, Apolonia Ewa (nee Lukaszewska)

Stoltman, Józef

Stoltman, Rudolf & his wife Stolltman, Karolina (nee Noginska)

Stuba, August Józef (Styba) & his wife Stuba, Anna (nee Plińska)

Styba, Teofil (Stuba) & his wife Styba, Augustyna (nee Wnuk Lipińska)

Szlagowski, Ferdynand

Szlagowski, Ludwik & his wife Sziagowska, Józefina (nee Dywan)

Szmaglik, Michał & his wife Szmaglik, Paulina (nee Kulesza)

Tandeczka, Kazimierz & his wife Tandeczka, Julianna (nee Szczepanska)

Thrun, Jozef & his wife Thrun, Marianna (nee Jereczek)

Thrun, Wojciech "Albert" & his wife Thrun, Albertina (nee Michalowska vel Witkowska)

Troka (Troke), Franciszek & his wife Troka, Augusta (nee Schultz)

Trzebiatowski, Jakub & his wife Trzebiatowska, Julianna (nee Skuczynska)

Trzebiatowski, Marcin (Zmuda Trzebiatowski) & his wife Trzebiatowska, Weronika (nee Szypryt)

Turzenski, Michał & his wife Turzenska, Franciszka (nee Zywicka)

Tybora, Franciszek 'Francis' & his wife Tybora, Marianna (nee Bunick)

Verdick, August (Wyrdych) & his wife Verdick, Anastazja "Stella" (nee Mrozek)

Waliński, Jan & his wife Walińska, Julianna (nee Galewska)

Watembach, Ignacy & his wife Watembach, Katarzyna (nee Januszewska)

Watkowski, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Watkowski, Angela "Anna" (Rożycka)

Wazinski, August & his wife Wazinska, Rozalia (nee Kuka)

Weaver, Jan Bartłomiej & his wife Weaver, Paulina Petronella (nee Kurs)

Wera, Jan & his wife Wera, Anna (nee Dziemińska)

Wera, Leon & his wife Wera, Anna (nee ?)

Wera, Stanisław & his wife Wera, Ludwika Marianna (nee Palubicka)

Werra, Ignacy (Wera) & his wife Werra, Klementyna "Clementina" (nee Sikorska)

Wiczek, Jan & his wife Wiczek, Marianna (nee Edel)

Wiczk, Michał & his wife Wiczk, Paulina (nee ?)

Wilma, Ignacy & his wife Wilma, Agata (nee Potratz)

Winczewski, Leon Franciszek & his wife Winczewska, Marianna (nee Kreft)

Winczewski, Robert Walenty & his 1st wife Wincewska, Anna (nee Gostomczyk)

Wnuk Lipiński, Michał & his wife Wnuk Lipińska, Marianna (nee Ossowska)

Wnuk Lipiński, Mikołaj Marcin "Nicholas" & his wife Wnuk Lipińska, Franciszka (nee Kulas)

Wolski, Szymon & his wife Wolska, Agnieszka (nee Czapiewska)

Worzalla, Jan "John" (Worzała) & his wife Worzalla, Anna (nee Herkowska)

Wyrdych, August Sr. & his wife Wyrdych, Anna Wilhelmina (nee ?)

Wyrdych, August Jr. & his wife Wyrdych, Marianna (nee Bilicka)

Wyrdych, Jan & his wife Wyrdych, Paulina (nee Apka)

Wyrdych, Józef & his wife Wyrdych, Elzbieta (nee Prega)

Wricza, Jan "John" Jakub (Wrycz Rekowski) & his wife Wricza, Józefina (nee Cieszyńska)

Wróblewski, Jakub & his wife Wróblewska, Józefina (nee Orlikowska)

Wysocki, Ignacy & his wife Wysocka, Elżbieta (nee Zabińska)

Żabiński, Franciszek Leon & his 2nd wife Żabińska, Augustyna Ludwika (nee Cieszyńska)

Zaborowski, Benedykt & his wife Zaborowska, Weronika (nee Lukowicz)

Zaborowski, Jan Aleksander & his wife Zaborowska, Marianna (nee Prądzyńska)

Zaborowski, Józef Kazimierz & his wife Zaborowska, Marianna (nee Knopik)

Zaborowski, Robert Bernard & his wife Zaborowska, Anna (nee Turzyńska)

Zabrocki, Andrzej & his wife Zabrocka, Marianna (nee Kuklińska)

Zabrocki, Michał & his wife Zabrocka, Marianna (nee Góra)

Zabrocki, Tomasz & his wife Zabrocka, Barbara (nee Narloch)

Zakrzewska, Victoria

Zakrzewski, Wincenty & his wife Zakrzewska, Franciszka (nee Bonik)

Zbylicki, Jan Antoni

Zmuda Trzebiatowski, Franciszek Ksawery & his wife Zmuda Trzebiatowska, Marta (nee Zakrzewska)

Żołądek (Zolondek), Jan Grzegorz & his wife Żołądek, Paulina (nee Piankowska)

Zywicki, Andrzej "Andrew" (Żywicki) & his wife Zywicka, Józefina (nee Czapiewska)

Żywicki, Franciszek & his wife Żywicka, Ewa (nee Izbanar)

Zywicki, Piotr "Peter" Paweł (Żywicki) & his wife Żywicka, Ludwika Marianna (nee Cysewska)


Niedzielski, Anton & his wife Niedzielski, Gertrude (nee Fierek)

Sadowski, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Sadowski, Sophia (nee Ostrowska)

Sadowski, Wawrzyniec "Lawrence" & his wife Sadowski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Wojciechowska)

Skiba, Jan "John" & his wife Skiba, Paulina (nee Pawelska)

Stanslowski, Jan "John" Joseph (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanslowski, Marianna "Mary" A. (nee Peplińska)


Pestka, Regina (nee Gabriel) widow; NB Regina moved from Waseca County to Blue Earth County after the death of her husband Maciej (Mathew)


Cieszynski, Rev. Jan "John" Hieronim (Cieszyński)


Brzezinski, Leon A. (Brzeziński) & his wife Brzezinski, Dominika "Minnie" (nee Wirkus)

Jazdzewski, Andrzej "Andrew / Henry" (Jażdżewski) & his wife Jazdzewski, Katarzyna Marianna (nee Winczewska)

Pelowski, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Pelowski, Michelina "Paulina" (nee Milanowska)

Prodzinski, Paul & his wife, Prodzinski, Katarzyna (nee Piekarska)


Tibatowski (Trzebiatowski), Frank


Benzick, Wojciech "Albert" (Bińczyk) & his 2nd wife Bińczyk, Anna (nee Ziegenhagen)

Cemensky, Franciszek "Frank" (Ciemiński) & his wife Cemensky, Katarzyna "Katherina" (nee Kozłowska)

Cysewski, Michael & his wife Barbara nee Rekowska

Ginter, Tomasz Z. & his wife Ginter, Anna (nee Wirkus)

Glisczinski, Michał "Michael" (Mrozek Gliszczyński) & his wife Glisczinski, Wiktoria "Victoria" Marianna (nee Wantoch Rekowska)

Pelowski, Jan & his wife Pelowska, Katarzyna (nee Bińczyk)

Wirkus, Wojciech "Albert" & his wife Wirkus, Katarzyna "Catharine" (nee Trzebiatowska)


Zalewski, Rev. Aleksander "Alexander" Xaveri


Borash, Stanislaus & his 3rd wife Borash, Martina (nee Zmuda Trzebiatowska NB Martina's 1st husband was Yanta, Vincenty

Ciminski, Jakub "Jack" (Ciemiński) & his wife Ciminski, Victoria (nee Stendek Modrzejewski)

Ekman, Jan & his wife Ekman, Anna (nee Breza)

Ekman, Józef & his wife Ekman, Weronika (nee Ginter)

Ginter, Kazimierz "Charles" & his wife Ginter, Wiktoria "Victoria" (nee Szyca)

Ginter, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Ginter, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Wantoch Rekowska)

Ginter, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Ginter, Weronika "Veronica" (nee Wiczk)

Jazdzewski, Piotr "Peter" (Jażdżewski) & his wife Jazdzewski, Josie (nee Klepin)

Knopik, Antoni "Anton" & his wife Knopik, Marianna "Mary" (nee Herkowska)

Krause, Albert & his wife, Krause, Veronica Floriana (nee Ringwelska)

Ostrowski, Ignacy (Kop Ostrowski) & his wife Ostrowski, Weronika "Veronica" Wiktoria (nee Pażątka Lipińska)

Pażątka Pazatka Lipinski, Michael & his wife Pazatka Lipinski, Marianna (nee Byk Ciemińska)

Prodzinski, Paul & his wife Prodzinski, Katarzyna (nee Piekarska)

Prozinski, John (Depka Prądziński) & his wife Prozinski, Paulina "Polly" (nee Kuchinska)

Prozinski, Tomasz "Thomas" (Depka Prądziński) & his wife Prozinski, Weronika "Vernie" (nee Myszka)

Ringwelski, Bartholomew John & his wife, Ringwelski, Mary (nee Dorawa)

Ringwelski, Mathias & his wife Ringwelski, Pauline (nee Zmuda Trzebiatowska)

Ringwelski, Michael & his 2nd wife, Ringwelski, Anna (nee Prozinski)

Schreiber, Jan & his wife Schreiber, Julianna (nee Zblewska)

Smuda, Joseph (Zmuda Trzebiatowski) & his 1st wife Smuda, Marianna (nee Ciemińska) & his 2nd wife Smuda, Veronika (nee ?)

Stoltman, Marcin "August" Augustyn & his wife Stoltman, Anna (nee Kop Ostrowska)

Trebiatowski, Marcin "Martin" Andrzej (Zmuda Trzebiatowski) & his wife Zmuda Trzebiatowski, Weronika (nee Szypryt)

Trezbiatowska, Anna (nee Janta Lipińska), widow, former wife of Bukowski, Jan and Trzebiatowski, Kazimierz

Wrobleski, Jan "John" (Wróbleski) & his wife Wrobleski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Schitz)

Yanta, Franciszek "Frank" Lipiński or Janta & his wife Yanta, Frances (nee Ekman)

Yanta, Vincent & his wife Borash, Martina (nee Zmuda Trzebiatowska) NB After the death of Vincent, Martina remarried Stanislaus Borash

Zmuda Trzebiatowski, August Franciszek & his wife Zmuda Trzebiatowska, Marianna (nee Ringwelska)

Zylka, Michał "Michael" (Żyłka) & his wife Zylka, Justyna "Justina" (nee Szyca)


The 1875 Minnesota State Census shows Kashubian families living in Otter Tail County, near where the town of Perham was incorporated in 1877. Among these were Kashubian families which had originally settled in Winona or in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. In 1881, the Polish parish of Saint Stanislaus Kostka was established there. Perham was not a “Kashubian” or even a “Polish” town, since the Kashubians were well outnumbered by Scandinavians and Western Europeans. But the parish of Saint Stanislaus Kostka served an established Polish community until it was closed in 2009. (JH)

Brzezinski, Jan (Brzeziński) & his wife Brzezinski, Josephine (nee Bronikowska)

Czapiewski, Paweł "Paul" (Żuroch Czapiewski) & his wife Victoria, Czapiewski (Żuroch Czapiewski) (nee Gierszewska)

Gornowicz, Marcin "Martin" (Górnowicz) & his wife Gornowicz, Agata "Agatha" (nee Pokrzywińska)

Januszewski, Andrzej Franciszek & his wife Januszewski, Augustyna (nee Stenzel)

Jezewski, Nicholas (Jeżewski) & his wife Jezewski, Katarzyna "Kathryn" (nee Wardyn)

Lizakowski, Jan "John" & his wife Lizakowski, Justina (nee Czapiewski)

Palubicki, Andrzej "Andrew" (Pałubicki) & his wife Palubicki, Zuzanna "Susanna" (nee Gandera or Grunda)

Pokezwinski, Adam (Pokrzywiński) & his wife Pokezwinski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Zblewska)

Rogalla, Paweł "Paul" (Rogala) & his wife Rogalla, Marianna (nee Czapiewska)

Zblewski, Tomasz "Thomas" & his wife Zblewski, Weronika "Veronica" (nee Rafińska)


Drobinski, Paweł "Paul" (Drobiński) & his wife Drobinski, Faustina (nee Literska)

Jajeski, Rev. Henry (Jażdżewski)

Januschefski, Tomasz "Thomas" (Januszewski) & his wife Januschefski, Anna (nee Gółgowska)

Jasinski, Jan "John" (Jasiński) & his wife Jasinski, Marianna "Marie" (nee Witkowska)

Jereczek, Paweł "Paul" Jakub

Kuchinski, Jakub "Jacob" (Kuczynski) & his wife Kuchinski, Salomea (nee Ceshowiez)

Kurkowski, Jan "John"

Laska, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Laska, Marianna "Mary" (nee Polaszek)

Lepak, August

Moga, Benedict & his wife Moga, Victoria (nee Polaszek)

Olszewski, Jan "John" & his wife Olszewski, Franciska "Frances" (nee Skiba)

Polaszek, Antoni "Anton" & his wife Polaszek, Magdalina (nee Jutrzenka)

Skiba, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Skiba, Marianna (nee Kukla)

Tima, Jan "John" (Tyma) & his wife Tima, Józefina "Josepha" (nee Polaszek)

Waldoch, John & his wife Waldoch, Mary (nee Dalton)

Waldoch, Paweł "Paul" Peter & his wife Waldoch, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Tima)

Waldoch, Thomas & his wife Waldoch, Magdalena H. (nee Literska)

Windorpski, Joseph & his wife Windorpska, Elisabeth (nee Rolbiecka)

Zywicki, Albert & his wife Żywicka, Marianna (Mary) (nee Kolińska) Mary died in Renfrew, Ontario and Albert is later found in Ramsey Co., Mn.


The destination of the late 19th century Kashubian migration to the Roseau County area, centers around the townships of Barto & Polonia. Many of these settlers were second generation immigrant, born and raised in the Winona/Trempealeau County area. Saint Aloysius Catholic Church was organized in 1898, in the area known as Leo, located in western Barto Township. The first Mass was celebrated in the home of Anton Kukowski in 1897. In 1898, the church was built on ten acres of land donated by John Kaszubowski and the cemetery adjoins the church. The church closed in 1998 although special services are held throughout the year. Due to the transportation difficulties of the day, Leo (non-incorporated municipality) became the heart of the community, where postal service, a store and St. Aloysius Catholic Church were located. With today’s transportation capability, the center has moved to the town of Greenbush, where Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church & Cemetery are located.

Blawat, Frank (Bławat) & his wife Blawat, Elisabeth (nee Gierszewska)

Cybulski, Andrew & his wife Cybulski, Mary (nee Ossowska)

Dolney, Bonifacy "Ben" (Dolny) & his wife Dolney, Margaret (nee ?)

Duray, Józef "Joseph" (Duraj) & his wife Duray, Marianna "Mary" (nee Wysocka)

Dziekonski, Stephen "Stefan" & his wife Dziekonski, Helen (nee Czakla)

Efta, John Albert (Hefta) & his wife Efta, Kathryn Agusta (nee Trzebiatowska)

Gonshorowski, Paul (Gonsiorowski) & his wife Gonshorowska, Marianna (nee Pilanz)

Kalinowski, Jan "John" & his wife Kalinowski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Ruczinska)

Kukowski, Anton & his wife Kukowski, Elzbieta (nee Schreiber)

Landowski, Simon & his wife Landowski, Julia (nee Ossowska)

Lasniewski, Gotlieb (Leśniewski) & his wife Lasniewski, Anna (nee Gonshorowska)

Lorbiecki, John & his wife Lorbiecki, Mary (nee Wika)

Lubinski, Franciszek "Frank" (Lubiński) & his wife Lubinsk, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Kowzitsa)

Maikowski, Jan "John" Adam (Majkowski) & his wife Maikowski, Bibianna (nee Kukowska)

Mlodzik, Franciszek "Frank" Xavier (Młodzik) & his wife Mlodzik, Józefina (Josephine) (nee Thomas)

Mooney, Andrzej "Andrew" (Pieniążek) & his wife Mooney, Marianna "Mary" (nee Wróbleska)

Narloch, Jan "John" & his wife Narloch, Weronika "Veronica" (nee Jazewska)

Pelowski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his wife Pelowski, Anna (nee Kukowska)

Piotrowski, Stanislaw & his wife Piotrowski, Agnes (nee Kosmatka)

Pulczinski, Mikołaj "Nicholas" (Półczyński) & his wife Pulczinski, Marianna (Mary) (nee Kiedrowicz)

Riske, Theodore (Reszka) & his wife Riske, Marianna "Mary" (nee Nakielska)

Sikorski, Adam Jozef & his wife Sikorski, Wanda (nee Wykowska)

Stanislawski, Józef "Joseph" Maciej (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawski, Augustyna (nee Mężyk)

Teske, Albert & his 2nd wife Teske, Julia (nee Janikowska)

Wirkus, Franciszek "Frank" & his 1st wife Wirkus, Anna (nee Wisinska) & his 2nd wife Wirkus, Mary A. (nee Briska)

Wojciechowski, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Wojciechowski, Mary A. (nee Briska)

Wojciechowski, Theodore & his wife Wojciechowski, Dominica (nee ?)

Zabrocki, Gration "Gracian" Harry & his wife Zabrocki, Pelagia "Tillie" (nee Stanislawska)


Blavet, Tomasz "Thomas" (Bławat) & his wife Blavet, Elżbieta "Elizabeth" (nee Jezierska)

Czarnowski, Izydor "Isidor" Wojciech & his wife Czarnowski, Marianna (nee Cichosz)

Lepak, Marcin "Martin" & his wife Lepak, Józefina "Josefina" (nee Knitter)

Lepak, Paweł "Paul" P. & his wife Lepak, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Kolczyk)

Lepak, Symeon "Simon" P. Samuel & his wife Lepak, Agatha Anne (nee Labuda)

Literski, Wojciech "George" & his wife Literski, Mary (nee Wozniak)

Olszewski, Bartholomew & his wife Olszewski, Mary (nee Koslakowicz)

Prodzinski, Szymon "Simon" Teofil (Pluto Prądziński) & his wife Prodzinski, Anna Tekla (nee Stanisławska)

Sadowski, Kazimierz & his wife Sadowski, Anna (nee Kołczyk)

Stanislawski, Jan "John" Franciszek (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawski, Franciszka "Frances" Marie (nee Franckowiak)

Trader, Jan "John" (Treder) & his wife Trader, Barbara (nee Literska)


Binczik, Ignacy (Bińczyk) & his 2nd wife Binczik, Josephine (nee Wiśniewska)

Mollins, Veronica (nee Prądzińska) widow

Trzebiatowski, Piotr "Peter" (Jutrzenka Trzebiatowski) & his wife Trzebiatowski, Mary A. (nee Barendt)


Bruski, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Bruski, Katarzyna "Kate" (nee Wrycza)

Cieszynski, Ignacy Mikołaj (Ignatz Nicholas) & his wife Cieszynski, Augustyna (Augusta) (nee Sobisz)

Cieszinski, Jan "John" Stanisław (Cieszyński) & his wife Cieszinski, Katherine (nee Strizel)

Cieszinski, Michał "Michael" Wojciech (Cieszyński) & his wife Cieszinski, Anna (nee Stark)

Ginter, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Ginter, Alvina Karolina (nee Gaul)

Orlowski, Józef "Joseph" (Orłowski) & his wife Orlowski, Julianna (nee Wrycza)


In 1879 a group of Polish people, mostly from St Paul and Hastings, settled in New Posen (now Edison Township, Swift County, Minnesota). By 1887 the little colony had grown to nineteen families and they decided to build a church. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blahosky, Sr. donated five acres of land to be used for the site of Saint Joseph Church and Cemetery. In 1944 the church was moved into Holloway, which is in Moyer Township, leaving just the cemetery. Around 1990 the church closed in Holloway and consolidated with Saint John Catholic Church in Appleton, MN, who is now the custodian and maintains the cemetery grounds.

Glisky, Michał "Mike" (Chamier Gliszczyński) & his 2nd wife Glisky, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Kurkowska)

Jezewski, Szymon "Simon" (Jeżewski) & his wife Jezewski, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Szala)

Rudnick, Jan "John" (Rudnik) & his wife Rudnick, Marianna (nee Łukowicz)

Zinda, Józef "Joseph" (Żynda) & his wife Zinda, Augustina (Justina) (nee Steep)


Peplinski, Casimir & his wife Peplinski, Anna (nee Stanka)


Pestka, Franciszek 'Frank'

Pestka, Maciej 'Mathew' & his wife Pestka, Regina Cecylia (nee Gabriel)

B. Wisconsin


Ceman, Augustyn "August" (Ziemann) & his wife Ceman, Apolonia Paulina (nee Quandt)

Derra, Valentine (Dera) & his wife Derra, Rozalia (nee Plichta)

Dorawa, Jan & his wife Dorawa, Anna (nee Styp Rekowska)

Jezewski, Michał "Michael" (Jeżewski) & his wife Jezewski, Katherine Anastasia (nee Domagalska)

Piechowski, Antoni

Piechowski, Marcin "Martin" & his wife Piechowski, Marianna "Mary" (nee ???)

Styp, Augustyn "August" Wojciech (Styp Rekowski) & his wife Styp, Julianna "Julia" (nee Czaja)


Schulist, Piotr "Peter" Paweł (Szulist) & his wife Schulist, Anna (Nee Dąbrowska)


Chapiewsky, Joseph & his wife Chapiewsky, Josephine (nee Mądra Dąbrowska)


Szukalski, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Szukalski, Konstancja (nee Budzbanowska)


Bloczynski, Jan "John" James (Błoczyński) & his 2nd wife Bloczynski, Wiktorya "Victoria" (nee Czapiewska vel Literska)

Hamerski, Paweł (Paul) & his wife Hamerski, Mary (nee Mrochinska)

Literski, Jan "John" & his wife Literski, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Kulas)

Myszka, Jacob Frank & his wife Myszka, Anna (nee Bloczynski)

Prodzinski, Paul & his wife Bobber, Marianna "Mary" (nee Stanisławska)

Rzepinski, Antoni 'Anton' & his wife Rzepinski, Józefina 'Josephine' (nee Lemańczyk)

Sikorski, Piotr "Peter" & his wife Sikorski, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee ?)

Trzebiatowski, Tomasz "Thomas" (Zmuda Trzebiatowski) & his wife Trzebiatowski, Józefina (nee Kiedrowska)

Wrycza, Ignacy Walenty (Wrycz Rekowski) & his wife Wrycza, Jozefina Magdalena (nee Cyrzan)


Jeżewski, Jakub (Jacob) & his wife Jeżewski, Wiktoria 'Victoria' (nee Korynta)

Zinda (Zynda), Jan 'John' & his wife Zinda (Zynda) Marianna 'Mary' (nee Jeżewska)


Jones Island a peninsula located underneath the Hoan Bridge, began as a fishing village populated by Polish settlers from the Kaszubes region in 1870. The Kaszubes created a commercial fishing village, working Lake Michigan for decades. They were squatters, but nobody wanted the land at the time. The Kaszubes were evicted from the island by the city of Milwaukee in the 1940s and many moved to nearby South Side Milwaukee neighborhoods. In 1974, a tiny "Kaszube's Park" on the northwest side of Jones Island was dedicated in recognition of the unique multi-ethnic fishing village that flourished on this peninsula during the late 19th and 20th centuries and played a significant role in the city's history.

Bielinski, Jan 'John' & his wife Bielinski, Marianna 'Mary' (nee Westfal)

Blawat, Rosalia (nee Piankowska)

Bruski, Wojciech (Albert) & his wife Bruski, Rose (nee Mesik ?)

Cierzan (Czyrzan) Walenty 'Valentine' & his wife Cierzan, Wiktoria 'Victoria' (nee Sławna)

Domach, Tomasz 'Thomas' & his wife Domach, Anastazja 'Anastasia' (nee Wojdaman) (see Anastasia's profile for variations in the spelling of birth name)

Erdmann, Józef "Joseph" (Erdman) & his wife Erdman, Lucia (nee Wyrowinska)

Fliss, Marcin "Martin" (Flis) & his wife Fliss, Antonina (nee Schudtek)

Frymark, Jan "John" & his wife Frymark, Justyna Marianna (nee Kosidowska)

Frymark Kazimierz 'Charles' & his wife Frymark, Anna 'Annie' (nee Pestka)

Frymark, Michał 'Michael' & his wife Frymark, Marianna 'Mary' (nee Żywicka)

Frymark, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Frymark, Ksaweria "Xaveria" (nee Kolińska)

Frymark, Tekla Teresa (nee Chamier Ciemińska)

Gadzikowski, Antoni 'Anton' & his wife Gadizkowski, Józefina 'Josephine' (nee Westfal)

Gawin, Barbara (nee Drzewicka)

Gawin, Jakub "Jacob" & his wife Gawin, Magdalena (nee Sikorska)

Gawin, Paweł & his wife Gawin, Wiktoria (nee Górecka)

Gawin, Stanislaw & his wife Gawin, Marianna (nee Libecki)

Gora, Jan "John" (Góra) & his wife Gora, Barbara (nee Osowska)

Hyrkowski, Antoni & his wife Hyrkowski, Marianna 'Mary' (nee Peplińska)

Janikowski, Jan

Januszewski, August & his wife Januszewski, Rozalia 'Rose' (nee Januszewska

Jazdzewski, Anna (nee Breska)

Jażdżewski, Józef 'Joseph' & his wife Jażdżewski, Marianna (nee Wróblewska)

Jazdzewski, Paweł (Jażdżewski) & his wife Jazdzewski, Rozalia Wiktoria (nee Wysocka)

Kiedrowski, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Kiedrowski, Marianna (nee Machut)

Kiedrowski, Piotr "Peter" & his wife Kiedrowski, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Turzyńska)

Klopotek, Bonifacy "Bonifacius" (Kłopotek Główczewski) & his wife Klopotek, Rosalia (nee Szmaglik)

Klopotek, Tomasz "Thomas" (Kłopotek Główczewski) & his 2nd wife Klopotek, Magdalena (nee Skiba)

Knitter, August & his wife Ann S. Knitter (nee?)

Knitter, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Knitter, Augustyna (nee Olszewska)

Kobus, Stanisław "Stanislaus" & his wife Kobus, Marianna "Mary" (nee Rzepinska)

Kolińska, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Kinowska)

Kosidowski, Augustyn "August"

Kosidowski, Jan "John" & his wife Kosidowski, Karolina Józefina (nee Lenz)

Kosiedowski, Teodor (Kosidowski)

Kosidowski, Wincenty "Vincent" (Kosieda) & his wife Kosidowska, Wiktorya "Victoria" (nee Kujawska)

Kosobucki, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Kosobucki, Anna (nee Janikowska)

Kroplewski, Pauline

Kuczkowski, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Kuczkowski, Julianna (nee Fojut)

Kulas, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Kulas, Katarzyna "Catharina" (nee Stachlewicz)

Kulas, Marcin "Martin" & his wife Kulas, Julianna (nee Wierzba)

Kunda, Jakub "Jacob" & his wife Kunda, Paulina (nee Żalkowska)

Kunda, Józef "Joseph" & his wife Kunda, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Żywicka)

Lemanczyk, Jakub "Jacob" (Lemańczyk) & his 1st wife Lemanczyk, Józefina (nee Żywicka) & his 2nd wife Lemanczyk, Teofila (nee Kiedrowska)

Lemanczyk, Michał "Michael" (Lemańczyk) & his wife Lemanczyk, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Wojciechowska)

Lepak, Jakub (Jacob) & his wife Lepak, Frances (nee Ebertowski)

Lepak, Jan "John" & his wife Lepak, Magdalena (nee Janikowska)

Lewinski, John & his wife Lewinski, Anna (nee Przytarski)

Lorbiecki, Jan "John" (Rolbiecki) & his wife Lorbiecki, Faustyna Justyna (nee Bławat)

Lukaszewicz (Łukowicz), Szymon (Simon) & his wife Lukaszewicz, Apolonia (nee Wałdoch)

Maszk, Michał "Michael" & his wife Maszk, Julianna (nee Żywicka)

Milkowski, Jan 'John' & his wife Milkowski, Paulina 'Pauline' (nee Cherkowska or Herkowski)

Miszewski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his 1st wife Miszewski, Rozalia (nee Popielarska) & his 2nd wife Miszewski, Anna (nee Libecka)

Mrozek, Jan "John" Tomasz & his 2nd wife Mrozek, Floriana Clara (nee Żywicka)

Mrozek, Józef "Joseph" Kazimierz & his wife Mrozek, Paulina (nee Wyrowinska)

Narloch, Jakub "Jacob" & his wife Narloch, Katarina (nee Popielarska)

Norlock, Wojciech "Albert" (Narloch) & his wife Norlock, Anastasia (nee Wachowiak)

Niklas, Matylda (nee Niemczyk) widow (Matylda remarried August Kaminski in Milwaukee, WI)

Olszewski, Wawrzyniec "Lorenz" (Olszewski Walk) & his wife Olszewski, Elżbieta "Elizabeth" (nee Śliwicka)

Ostrowski, Andrzej "Andrew" (Kop Ostrowski) & his wife Ostrowska, Magdalena (nee Markowicz)

Ostrowski, Michał "Michael" (Kop Ostrowski) & his wife Ostrowski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Kaszubowska)

Papka, Walenty "Valentine" & his wife Papka, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Piekarska)

Peplinski, Jozef "Joseph" (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Katarzyna (Catharina) (nee Zbrowska)

Pestka, Walenty 'Valentine' & his wife Pestka, Franciszka 'Frances' (nee Słomińska)

Plata, Józef 'Joseph' & his wife Plata, Marianna (nee Schmidt)

Plichta, Valentine & his wife Plichta, Anna (nee Jasińska)

Pokrzywinski, Anton & his wife Pokrzywinski, Augusta (nee Kubiszewska)

Pokrzywiński Jan 'John' & his 1st wife Pokrzywińska, Paulina (nee Warszyńska) & his 2nd wife Pokrzywinski, Hedwig (nee Lukaszewicz)

Polczynski, Andrzej (Andreas) (Połczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Elizabeth (nee Lentz)

Polczynski, Anton (Janta Połczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Anastasia (Anna) Marianna (nee Ruchniewicz)

Polczynski, Jan "John" (Połczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Józefina (nee Literska vel Czapiewska)

Polczynski, Józef "Joseph" (Janta Połczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Agnes (nee Nenz)

Polczynski, Marcin "Martin" (Janta Połczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Mary (nee Jelneck)

Polczynski, Michał (Janta Połczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Marianna (Mary) (nee Rychlewicz)

Polczynski, Tomasz "Thomas" (Janta Połczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Rosalia (Rose) (nee Machajewska)

Pradzinski, Piotr "Peter" (Prądziński)

Rzepinski, Józef "Joseph" (Rzepiński) & his wife Rzepinski, Albertine (nee Gotlange)

Schutta, Peter & his wife Schutta, Lucy (nee Lewinska)

Sikorski, Ludwik "Louis" & his wife Sikorski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Paszka)

Skiba, August "Thomas" Tomasz & his wife Skiba, Rozalia (nee Kruth / Kunda)

Skiba, Jan "John" Piotr & his wife Skiba, Marianna "Mary" (nee Szczepańska)

Skiba, Michał & his 1st wife Skiba, Marianna (nee Peplińska) & his 2nd wife Skiba, Julianna (nee Janta)

Skiba, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Skiba, Wiktoria "Victoria" (nee Jażdżewska)

Slawney, Michał 'Michael' & his wife Slawny, Agnieszka 'Agnes' (nee Prinz)

Slawny, Wawrzyniec "Laurence" (Sławny) & his wife Slawny, Maryanna (nee Heron)

Stanislawski, Maciej "Mathias" (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Antkowrak)

Stanislawski, Robert Maciej (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawski, Matilda "Tilly" (nee Jezerska)

Szukalski, Rev. John

Szulist, Andrew & his 1st wife Szulist, Helena (nee Jazdzewski) NB Brother August Shulist immigrated to Renfrew County, ON

Treder, Marcin August & his wife Treder, Regina (nee Lipska)

Wasikowski, Valentine & his wife Wasikowski, Josephine (nee Kroplewska)

Werra, Mathias (Wera) & his wife Werra, Marianna (nee Eichmann)

Westfal, Franciszek 'Frank' & his wife Westfal, Anna (nee Banach)

Westfal, Jakub 'Jacob' & his wife Westfal, Józefina 'Josephine' (nee Przytarska)

Westfal, Jan 'John'

Wierzba, Jan "John" & his wife Wierzba, Julianna (nee Wolska)

Wierzba, Józef "Joseph" Andrzej & his wife Wierzba, Marianna "Mary" Konstancja (nee Strojk)

Wirkus, Jan "John" & his wife Wirkus, Regina (nee Kujawska)

Wojciechowski, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Wojciechowski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Żynda)

Wolski, Albert & his wife Wolski, Mary (nee Szulist) NB Brother August Shulist immigrated to Renfrew County , ON

Worzala, Antoni (Worzała)

Worzala, Mathew (Worzała) & his wife Worzala, Julianna (nee Kulas)

Worzala, Peter & his wife Worzala, Josephina (nee Flis)

Worzala, Stephan & his wife Worzala, Katharina (nee Kanrzyerska)

Wroblewski, Pawel "Paul" (Wróblewski) & his wife Wróblewski, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Kosobucka)

Zywicki, Wojciech "Albert" (Żywicki) & his wife Żywicka, Katarzyna (nee Walk vel Olszewska)


The Kashubian settlement in Portage County, Wisconsin (not to be confused with the city of Portage, Wisconsin) is the United States’s oldest. The first Kashubian to settle there was Michael Koziczkowski, formerly of Gdansk, who arrived in Stevens Point late in 1857. A son, Michael Junior, was born to Koziczkowski and his wife Franciszka on September 6, 1858 in Portage County. Within five years, more than two dozen Kashubian families joined the Koziczkowskis. Since the Portage County Kashubian community was largely agricultural, it was spread out over Sharon, Stockton, and Hull townships. After the end of the Civil War, many more immigrants from throughout occupied Poland settled in Portage County, this time including the city of Stevens Point. A detailed history of the Polish community of Portage County, published in 1959 by the late Malcolm Rosholt, is available online at .(JH)

Bruski, Marcin "Martin" & his wife Bruski, Marcjanna "Paulina" Paulina (nee Zynger)

Cysewski, Paweł & his 1st wife Cysewski, Elżbieta (nee Cherek) & his 2nd wife Cysewski, Marianna (nee Stroik)

Domach, Constance (nee Gliszczynska)

Glodowski, John (Głodowski), II & his wife Glodowska, Antonina (nee Krefta)

Janikowski, Wojciech "Albert" & his 2nd wife Janikowski, Konstancja (nee Knyba)

Jazdrewski, Franciszek "Frank" (Jażdżewski) & his wife Jażdżewski, Katarzyna (nee Knyba)

Kleinsmith, Adam (Klęsmyt) & his wife Kleinsmith, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Dera)

Klopotek, Marcin "Martin" (Kłopotek Główczewski) & his wife Klopotek, Viktoria (nee Cysewska)

Kluczykowski, Augustyn "August" Karol (Kluck) & his wife Kluczykowski (Kluck), Marianna (Mary) (nee Lskier or Esker)

Knitter, Jan "John" August (Knyter) & his wife Knitter, Marcianna Łucja (nee Kłopotek)

Koziczkowski, Michał Bogumil & his wife Koziczkowska, Franciszka Marianna (nee Żelewska)

Kuffel, Bartholomew "John" & his wife Kuffel, Paulina "Apolonia" Josephina (nee Lorbiecka)

Lilla, Franciszek & his wife Lilla, Marcianna (nee Wielińska)

Lorbiecki, Anton & his wife Lorbiecki, Marianna Zuzanna (nee Lubińska)

Lorbiecki, Peter & his wife Lorbiecki, Rozalia (nee Głodowska)

Lorbiecki, Piotr "Peter" Paul (Rolbiecki) & his wife Lorbiecki, Wiktorya "Victoria" (nee Kolińska)

Lukowicz, Józef Szymon (Łukowicz) & his 2nd wife Lukowicz, Marianna (nee Osowska)

Ostrowski, Casimir & his wife Ostrowski, Rosalia (nee Żuroch Czapiewska)

Peplinski, August Wilhelm (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Henryka (Henrietta) (nee Kostka)

Pulchinski, Franciszek "Frank" Mikołaj (Półczyński) & his wife Pulchinski, Anna (nee Bojanowska)

Schulist, Wawerzyniec "Lawrence" (Szulist) & his wife Schulist, Anna (nee Ratkowska)

Shulfer, Joseph & his wife Shulfer, Marianna (nee Dera)

Sikorski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his wife Sikorski, Marianna (nee Szarafinska)

Sikorski, John & his wife Sikorski, Rosalie (nee Kursicki)

Stanislawski, Katarzyna "Katarina" Apolonia (nee Chwarzczyńska) widow

Stroik, Albrecht (Strojk) & his wife Stroik, Barbara (nee Machut)

Stroik, Andrzej (Strojk) & his wife Strojk, Marianna (nee Pellowska)

Trzebiatowski, Jan "John" (Zmuda Trzebiatowski) & his 1st wife Zmuda Trzebiatowska, Marianna (nee Hamerska) & his 2nd wife Trzebiatowski, Wiktoria "Victoria" (nee Bielawaska)

Wróblewski, Marcin & his wife Wroblewski, Józefina (nee Zmuda Trzebiatowska)

Zinda, Joseph & his wife Zinda, Rosalia, (nee Jazdzewski)

Zynda, Jan "John" (Żynda) & his wife Zynda, Clara (nee Szyszka)


Lepak, Franciszek "Frank" W. & his wife Lepak, Joszefina "Josephine" (nee Janikowska)

Lepak, Michał "Michael" & his wife Lepak, Wiktoria (nee Podjaska)

Mecikalski, Józef "Joseph" (Męcikalski) & his wife Mecikalski, Anna (nee Przytarska)

Polczynski, Anton Wawrzyniec (Półczyński) & his wife Polczynski, Julia (nee Klopotek)


Trempealeau County's Kashubian community is best understood as an extension of the Winona, Minnesota Kashubian community just across the Mississippi River. Settled in the early 1860s by Kashubian immigrants who had arrived in Winona first, the township of Dodge became the center of a small but thriving community centered around its own Roman Catholic church in Pine Creek. Although Dodge itself possessed several thriving businesses, Winona remained the effective center of the regional Kashubian community. It was common for Kashubians, individuals and families alike, to move from Winona to Dodge (or vice versa) multiple times within a generation. (JH)

Bambenek. August (Bembenek) & his wife Bambenek, Józefina (Josefina) (nee Lukowicz)

Brezinski, Franciszek "Frank" (Brzeziński) & his wife Brezinski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Szyca)

Briska, Andrzej & his wife Briska, Teresa Katarzyna (nee Eichman)

Cierzan, Józef "Joseph" Jakub (Cyrzan Studziński) & his wife Cierzan, Andrina (Antonia) (nee Jereczek)

Cybula, Pawel (Cybulski) & his wife Cybula, Apollonia "Paulina" (nee Gruchala)

Cyrzan, Michal (Cyrzan Studziński) & his wife Cyrzan, Konstancja (nee Kolodziej)

Cysewski, Anton & his 1st wife Cysewska, Anna (nee Pałubicka) & his 2nd wife Cysewska, Agata (nee Kaczmarek)

Dolny, Jozef

Dorawa, Joseph & his wife Dorawa, Marianna (nee Wnuk)

Dzik, Franciszek (Jick) & his wife Dzik, Katarzyna (nee Wolska)

Eichman, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Eichman, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Maszk)

Eichman, Wawrzyniec "Lawrence" & his wife Eichman, Marianna (nee Lipinska)

Eichman, Walenty "Valentine" & his 2nd wife Eichman, Marianna (nee Wantoch)

Fischer, Ludwik Jan "Louis" & his wife Fischer, Marianna (nee Borzyszkowska)

Gabrych, Bartlomiej "Bentley" & his wife Gabrych, Petronella (nee Borzyszkowska)

Galewski, Marcin "Martin" & his wife Galewska, Rozalia Magdalena (nee Mądra Dąbrowska)

Gliszczyński, Andrzej & his wife Gliszczyńska, Katarzyna Brygida "Bridget" (nee Pelowska)

Glodowski, Ludwik "Louis" & his wife Glodowska, Antonina (nee Kostuch)

Gora, Marcin "Martin" Andrzej (Góra) & his wife Gora, Augustyna (nee Stanisławska)

Herrmann, George & his wife Hermann. Marianna (nee Striegel)

Jaskola, Melchior

Jasnoch, Walenty & his wife Jasnoch, Józefina (nee Pestka)

Jaszewski, Andrzej & his wife Jaszewska, Katarzyna (nee Leszczyńska)

Jaszewski, Tomasz & his wife Jaszewski, Anna (nee Ossowska)

Jereczek, Jakub & his wife Jereczek, Marianna (nee Rekowska)

Jumbeck, Kazimierz & his wife Jumbeck, Marianna (nee Ramczykowska)

Kałduński, Piotr & his wife Kałduńska, Julianna Konstancja (nee Turzynska)

Kąkol, Michał (Konkel) & his wife Kąkol, Barbara Marianna (nee Kurkowska)

Kamrowski, Mikołaj "Nicholas" & his wife Kamrowska, Rozalia (nee Jaszewska)

Kiedrowski, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Kiedrowski, Katarzyna "Katherine" Barbara (nee Konkel)

Kiedrowski, Valentine & his wife Kiedrowski, Rose (nee Dombska)

Kistowski, Jakub & his wife Kistowska, Anna Katarzyna (nee Eichman)

Kobierzyński, Piotr & his 1st wife Kobierzyńska, Józefina (nee Radomska)

Kołodziej (Collins), Michał & his wife Kołodziej (Collins), Marianna (nee Eichman)

Kowalewski, Szymon & his wife Kowalewska, Józefina (nee Stencel)

Kujak, Jan & his wife Kujak, Julianna (nee Breska)

Kukowski, Józef "Thomas" Tomasz & his wife Kukowski, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Radomska)

Kukowski, Wilhelm Frederick & his wife Kukowski, Rosalia Barbara (nee Rogalewski or Rogalla)

Kulas, Jakub "Jacob" & his wife Kulas, Augusta (nee Mądra or Mondry)

Kulas, Jan "John" & his wife Kulas, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Krefft)

Kulas, Maciej & his wife Kulas, Franciszka "Frances" Katarzyna (nee Zaborowska)

Kurs, Tomasz "Thomas"

Lesman, Anton (Lessman) & his wife Lesman, Josephina (nee Kistowska)

Lesman, Michael & his wife Lesman, Zuzanna (nee Bronka)

Lesman, Pawel & his wife Lesman, Katarzyna (nee Sztyncel)

Lilla, Jan Robert & his wife Lilla, Maryanna (nee Cebula)

Literski, Józef & his wife Literska, Józefina (nee Mądra Dąbrowska)

Lorbiecki, Jozef "Joseph" (Rolbiecki) & his wife Lorbiecki, Katarzyna "Catharina" (nee Turzyńska)

Losinski, Andrew (Łosiński) & his wife Losinski, Anna Marianna (nee Rudnik)

Losinski, Józef "Joseph" Anton (Łosiński) & his wife Losinski, Paulina (nee Pastwa)

Losinski, Mikołaj (Nicholas) J. (Łosiński) & his 1st wife Losinska, Anna (nee Mondry) & his 2nd wife Losinski, Wiktoria "Victoria" (nee Cyrzan Studzińska)

Maliszewski, Antoni & his wife Maliszewski, Weronika "Veronika" (nee Stoltman)

Mądra Dąbrowska (Mandra), Mrs. Marianna (nee Wierzba)

Moga, Antoni & his wife Moga, Weronika (nee Rudnik)

Napientek (Napiętek), Józef & his wife Napientek, Agnieszka (nee Janikowska)

Niemczyk, Mateusz "Matthew" & his wife Niemczyk, Brygida (nee Lamczyk)

Olszewski, Jan & his second wife Katarzyna Brygida "Bridget" (nee Pelowska)

Ostrowski, Leon Wincenty & his wife Ostrowska, Anna "Annie" (nee Kulas)

Palubicki, Michael Leo (Pałubicki) & his wife Palubicki, Magdalena Elzbieta (nee Blaszkowska)

Pehler, Jan Szczepan & his wife Pehler, Wiktoria (nee Kałduńska)

Pelowski, Franciszek (Frank / Francis) & his wife Pelowska, Anna (nee Kajzer)

Pelowski, Joseph Anton & his wife Pelowski, Jozefina (nee Malek)

Pepliński, Marcin & his wife Peplińska, Cecylia (nee Walska)

Przytarski, Ignacy & his 1st wife Przytarski, Marianna Barbara (nee Zabrocka) & his 2nd wife Przytarski, Marianna (nee Stanisławska)

Rekowski, Szymon & his wife Rekowska, Anna (nee Andrzejewska)

Reszka, Marcin & his 2nd wife Nosinska, Ewa Frydryka

Rudnik, Marcin & his 1st wife Rudnik, Elzbieta (nee Orlikowska)

Rudnik, Paul (Paweł) Maciej & his wife Rudnik, Karolina (nee Borzyszkowska)

Rzepiński, Piotr & his wife Rzepińska, Julianna (nee Sieracka)

Schultz (Szyca), Bernard "Ben"

Schultz (Szyca), Jan

Sobisz, Teofil

Stanislawski, Andrew Martin (Stanisławski) & his 1st wife Stanisławska, Anna Marianna (nee Winczewska) & his 2nd wife Stanislawski, Marta Anastazja (nee Kłopotek)

Stencel, Stanislaw & his wife Stencel, Józefina Magdalena (nee Studzińska)

Stoltman, Jan & his wife Stoltman, Marianna Magdalena (nee Cyrzan Studzińska)

Szlagowski, Maciej & his wife Szlagowska, Paulina (nee Sikorska)

Trzebiatowski, Antoni (Zmuda Trzebiatowski) & his wife, Trzebiatowski, Katarzyna B. (nee Głomska)

Wantoch (Wantoch Rekowski), Jan Wincenty & his wife Wantoch (Wantoch Rekowska), Marianna (nee Stanislawska)

Ważyński, Krystian August "Christian" & his wife Ważyńska, Anna (nee Maszk)

Wener (Wehner), August & his 1st wife Wener, Weronika (nee Binczyk) & his 2nd wife Wener, Rozalia (nee Kuczkowska)

Wejer, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Wejer, Anna (nee Krefta)

Wejska, Jozef & his wife Wejska, Marianna (nee Kukowska)

Wojciechowski, Piotr "Peter" Ignacy & his 1st wife Wojciechowski, Augustyna (nee Stanisławska) & his 2nd wife Wojciechowski, Julia (nee Jandenal)

Żabiński, Anton & his wife Żabińska, Maryanna (nee Sojkowska)

Żabiński, Józef & his wife Żabińska, Elżbieta (nee Sabiniarz)

C. Illinois


Becker, John W. and his wife Becker, Albertina Frances (nee Pestka)

Bonczkowski, Ignacy & his wife Bonczkowski, Maria 'Mary' (nee Lubinska)

Coski, Jan "John" Adlebert (Kukowski) & his wife Coski, Antonia Weronika (nee Knitter)

Cirzan, Józef "Joseph" (Cyrzan) & his wife Cyrzan, Augustyna (nee Troka)

Cyman, Martin & his wife Cyman, Barbara (nee Kotlowska)

Cyrzan, Marianna "Mary" (nee Knitter) (widow of Jakub Knitter)

Dargas, Ludwik & his wife Dargas, Franciszka 'Frances' (nee Wojaczek)

Flizikowski, John

Gawroński, Józef (Joseph) & his wife, Gawronski, Frances (nee Januszewska)

Goncz (Gonsch), August & his wife Goncz, Teresa (nee?)

Janikowski, Martin & his wife Janikowski, Eva (nee Januszewska)

Januszewski, Antoni & his wife Januszewski, Joanna (neeJanowska)

Januszewski, Jan "John" & his wife Januszewska, Wilhelmina (nee Miszewska)

Januszewski, Michał "Michael" & his wife Januszewski, Franciszka "Frances" Katarzyna (nee Lica) NB Michael's children changed the family name from Januszewski to James

Kaminski, Jan "John" & his wife Kaminski, Rozalia (nee Szczepańska)

Knitter, Jan "John" & his wife Knitter, Paulina (nee Jażdżewska)

Kostuch, Jan "John" & his wife Kostuch, Marianna "Mary" Michaela (nee Januszewska)

Kroplewski, John & his wife Kroplewski, Dorothy (nee Kruczkowska)

Laska, Jan 'John' & his wife Laska, Katarzyna 'Catherine' (nee Szopińska)

Lilla, Franciszek "Frank" Andrzej & his wife Lilla, Pauline (nee Kowalewska)

Mischke, Ignacy "Ignatz" (Miszke) & his wife Mischke, Rozalia (nee Krefft)

Mishke, Marcin "Martin" (Miszke) & his wife Mishke, Valentina (nee Renachowska)

Myk, Jan "John" & his wife Myk, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Szczepańska)

Narloch, Jan "John" & his 1st wife Narloch, Franciszka (nee Podjaska) & his 2nd wife Narloch, Marianne (nee Przepiorka or Pieporka

Peplinski, Piotr (Pepliński) "Peter" & his wife Peplinska, Ewa "Eve" (nee Januszewska)

Pestka, Mathias Albert & his wife, Pestka, Bertha (nee Landmeaser)

Rostowski, Frank Paul & his wife Rostowski, Elizabeth Theresa (nee Pestka)

Schulist, Andrzej "Andrew" Józef (Szulist) & his wife Schulist, Marianna "Mary" (nee Literska)

Schulist, Jakub "Jacob" (Szulist) & his wife Schulist, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Kiedrowska)

Stanislawski, Jakub Wawrzyniec (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Jażdżewska)

Szczepanska, Jozefina "Josephine" (nee Januszewska), widow

Szczepanski, Julian & his wife Szczpanski, Elżbieta "Elizabeth" (nee Wardzinska)

Wardyn, Michał "Michael" & his wife Wardyn, Anna (nee Miloch)

Wendt, Ksawery "Karl" (Wenta) & his wife Wendt, Julianna "Julia" (nee Bronk)

Zblewski, Joseph & his wife Paulina nee Polczynska

Żuroch Czapiewski, Jakub Ignacy & his wife Żuroch Czpiewska, Józefina (nee Żuroch Piechowska)


Jorski, John & his wife Jorski, Josephine (nee Olijneczak ?) NB Family name was originally Jeżewski

D. Montana


Bruski, Józef & his wife Bruski, Lucy (nee Gerszewski)

Czapiewski, Frank & his wife Czapiewski, Frances (nee Rybakowski)

Peplinski, Paul (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Bertha Barbara (nee Bojan)

Zabrocki, Jan "John" & his wife Zabrocki, Francisca (Frances) (nee Cisewska)

E. North Dakota



Babinski, Wojciech "Albert" (Babiński) & his wife Babinski, Franciszka (nee Osowska)

Bozikowski, Bazzyl & his wife Bozikowski, Helina (nee Philipllk)

Czapiewski, Andrzej "Andrew" & his 1st wife Czapiewski, Klara (Clara) (nee Derdowska) & his 2nd wife Czapiewski, Marianna (Mary) (nee Grambowski)

Czapiewski, Antoni (Żuroch Czapiewski) & his wife Żuroch Czapiewska, Marianna Apolonia (nee Plata)

Ebertowski, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Ebertowska, Apolonia (nee Gradowska)

Ebertowski, Józef "Joseph" E. & his wife Ebertowski, Katarzyna "Katherine" (nee Duraj)

Gierszewski, Anton & his wife Gerszewski, Michalina (nee Kukowski)

Gerszewski, Jan "John" (Gierszewski) & his 1st wife Gerszewski, Josephina (nee Czelik) & his 2nd wife Gerszewski, Paulina Elizabeth (nee Kiedrowski)

Gierszewski, Walenty & his wife Gierszewski, Marianna (nee Kukowski)

Giinter, Michał "Michael" & his wife Giinter, Marianna "Mary" (nee Tysarczyk)

Gornowicz, Marcin "Martin" (Górnowicz) & his wife Gornowicz, Agata "Agatha" (nee Pokrzywińska)

Grabanski, Walenty "Valentine" (Grabański) & his wife Grabanski, Marcianna "Marci" (nee Lorbiecka)

Kiedrowski, Piotr "Peter" & his wife Kiedrowski, Katarzyna "Catherine" Barbara (nee Mądra or Mondry or Mądry)

Kulas, Jan "John" & his wife Kulas, Marianna Mariam (nee Derdowska)

Lizakowski, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Lizakowski, Maryanna "Marion" (nee Hirkowska or Chyrek)

Maszk, Andrew & his wife Lydia, nee Palubicki

Miszewski, John & his 2nd wife Mishefske, Weronika (nee Zmuda Trzebiatowska)

Narloch, Adam & his 2nd wife Narloch, Faustina (nee Joswiak)

Narloch, Franciszek (Frank) & his1st wife Narloch, Marianna (Mary) Anna (nee Vaska or Waska) & his 2nd wife Narloch, Józefina (nee Kurkowski)

Pokrzywinski, Wincenty (Vincent) & his 2nd wife Pokrzywinski, Józefina (Josephine) (nee Szuca)

Rudnik, Wojciech "Albert" & his wife Rudnik, Marianna (nee Kukolsky)

Stoltman, Józef "Joseph" Casmir & his wife Stoltman, Anna (nee Dulek)

Stoltman, Michael & his wife Stoltman, Katherine (nee Frymark)

Wirkus, Thomas & his wife Wirkus, Franciszka (Frances) Mary (nee Bruska)

Wisniewski, Michał "Michal" (Wiśniewski) & his wife Wisniewski, Anna (nee Barczynska)

Wysocki, Joseph & his wife Wysocki, Augusta (nee Maszk)

F. South Dakota


Dolney, Wojciech "Albert" (Dolny) & his wife Dolney, Konstancja "Constance" Augusta (nee Rebelska)

Dolny, Jan "John" H. Rev.

Gockowski, Jacob (Goczkowski) & his wife Gockowski, Marianna (nee Snaza)

Gronke, Jan "John" (Grzonka) & his 2nd wife Gronke, Dorotha (nee Sadowska)

Koslowski, Vincent (Kozłowski) & his wife Koslowski, Lucia "Lucy" (nee Pischke)

Kurkowski, Paweł "Paul" & his wife Kurkowski, Rozalia (nee Żynda)

Mondry, Maciej "Mathias" (Mądry) & his wife Mądra, Justyna (nee Klepin)

Osowski, Franciszek "Frank" (Ossowski) & his wife Osowski, Katarzyna "Katherine" (nee Snaza)

Snaza, Jan "John" J. (Schnaza) & his wife Snaza, Josephine "Josie" (nee Koslowska)

Snaza, Tomasz "Thomas" (Schnaza) & his wife Snaza, Marianna "Mary" (nee Goczkowska)

Wirkus, Jan "John" & his wife Wirkus, Bertha "Alberta" (nee Kurkowska)

Wirkus, Wawrzyniec "Lawrence" & his wife Wirkus, Elżbieta (nee Kurkowska)

G. Missouri


H. Nebraska

By late 1877 Jan Barzynski, a member of the Chicago based Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA), brokered railroad lands to Polish settlers. His plan was to settle 400 Polish Families on railroad land in Howard, Greeley, Valley and Sherman Counties. The Polish communities established in Nebraska included: New Poznan (later named Farwell), Elba, Elyria (Boleszyn), Paplin (Choynice), Loup City and Ashton. (Source: The Polish Heritage Center, Ashton, Nebraska)


Dorszinski, Franciszek "Frank" (Dorszyński) & his wife Dorszinski, Marcyanna (nee Kuklińska)

Dorszynski, Franciszek "Frank" (Dorszyński) & his wife Dorszynski, Apolonia (nee ?)

Dzieminski, Augustyn "August" Paweł (Dziemiński) & his wife Deminski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Jakubowska)

Jasnoch, Bernard "Ben" Józef

Wasielewski, Wawrzyniec "Laurent" & his wife Wasielewski, Elżbieta "Elizabeth" (nee Kilichowska)


Jezewski, Leon (Jeżewski) & his wife Jezewski, Marcyanna (Napiatekowska)

Kalkowski, August & his 2nd wife Kalkowski, Elżbieta "Elizabeth" (nee Grenz)

Majewski, Walenty "Valentin" & his wife Maiefski, Justyna "Augustina" (nee Kulkowska)

Wardyn, Anastazy "Anton" & his wife Wardyn, Suzanna "Susie" (nee Liska)

Wardyn, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Wardyn, Paulina "Polly" (nee Miloch)

Wesierski, Walenty "Valentin" Andrzej (Węsierski) & his wife Wesierski, Elżbieta "Elizabeth" (Filbrandt)

I. Michigan


Rzepinski, Marcin 'Martin' widower NB Martin originally settled in Marathon County, WI with his parents. He later moved to Gogebic County, MI. After his wife died, Martin moved to Genesee County


Rzepinski, Marcin 'Martin' & his wife Rzepinski, Franciszka 'Frances' (nee?) NB Martin originally settled in Marathon County, WI with his parents. He later moved to Gogebic County, MI. After his wife died, Martin moved to Genesee County


Stanislawski, Franciszek "Frank" Marcin (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawski, Mary (nee Waldoch)


Chinoski, Ambrozy "Ambrose" (Ciechanowski) & his wife Chinoski, Franciszka "Frances" (nee Polk)

Gornowicz, Józef "Joseph" (Górnowicz) & his wife Gornowicz, Marianna "Mary" (nee Wróbel)

Gwizdala, Tomasz "Thomas" (Gwizdalla) & his wife Gwizdala, Katarzyna "Catharina" (nee Niemczewska)

Konkel, Marcin 'Martin' & his wife Konkel, Augustyna Justyna (nee Gruba)

Leppek, Mathias (Łepek) & his wife Leppek, Susan (nee Trepkowska)

Leppek, Stanislaus (Łepek) & his wife Leppek, Marianna "Mary" (nee Ritlewska)

Peplinski, Mateusz (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Katarzyna "Catharine" (nee Glaza)

Wasierski, Michał "Michael" (Węsierski) & his wife Wasierski, Marianna "Mary" (nee Wilkowska)

Wilkowski, Anton "Anthony"

Wrobel, Symeon "Simon" (Wróbel) & his 1st wife Wrobel, Zofia (nee Górecka) & his 2nd wife Wrobel, Eva (nee Wilkoska)

Wrobel, Wojciech "George" (Wróbel) & his wife Wrobel, Franciszka "Frances" (nee Warczak)


Kontek, Piotr "Peter" (Kontak) & his wife Kontek, Anna Rozalia (Kontak) (nee Cyra)


Brzezinski, Marcin (Brzeziński) & his wife Brzezinski, Marianna "Maryanna" (nee Flees)

Flees, Frank & his wife Flees, Agnes (nee Gierszewska)

Flees, Jan "John" (Flis) & his wife Flees, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Daleka or Dalehl)

Knitter, Franciszek "Frank" & his wife Knitter, Marianna "Mary" (nee Stanisławska)

Mikowski, Piotr "Peter" (Mykowski) & his wife Mikowski, Katarzyna "Katarine" (nee Gobash)

Narlock, Marcin "Martin" (Narloch) & his wife Narlock, Julianna (nee Worzała)

Peplinski, Leon (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Weronika "Veronika" (nee Grozeska)

Peplinski, Paweł "Paul" (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Jażdżewska)

Peplinski, Paweł "Paul" Peter (Pepliński) & his wife Peplinski, Lucy (nee Stanisławska)

Stanislawski, Jan "John" J. (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanislawski, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Tyborczyk)


Kaszubowski, Franciszek 'Frank' & his wife Kaszubowski, Joanna (nee Jażdżejewska or Jadzewski)

Kaszubowski, Tomasz 'Thomas' & his wife Kaszubowski, Teresa (nee Gierszewska or Gerszewska)


Bork, Michał "Michael" & his wife Bork formerly Glowczewski, Agnieszka 'Agnes' (nee Szafranska)

Cybulski, Cyprian & his wife, Cybulski, Victoria (nee ?) moved from New York

Dronzkowski, Michael & his wife Dronzkowski, Rose (nee Lipinski)

Dzieminski, Szczepan "Stefan" (Dziemiński) & his wife Dzieminski, Katarzyna "Catherine" (nee Kropidłowska)

Glowczewski, Ignacy & his wife Glowczewski, Frances (nee ?) moved to Lucas County, OH

Glowczewski, Jacob & his 1st wife Glowczewski, Mary Anna (nee Kamrowska) & his 2nd wife Glowczewski, Helen Elizabeth (nee Ladowski) & his 3rd wife Glowczewski, Rose (nee Lemka)

Glowczewski, Piotr 'Peter' & his wife Agnes (nee Szafranska)

Nitkowski, Józef 'Joseph' & his wife Nitkowski, Karolina 'Lottie' (nee Kreiger)

Osinski, Wojciech 'Albert' & his wife Osinski, Mary (nee Nitkowski)

Pluczynski, Michael & his wife Pluczynski, Paulina (nee Dybel)

Podzikowski (Płodzikowski), Jan 'John' & his wife Podzikowski, Paulina (nee Neumann)

Schornack, John & his wife Schornack, Pauline (nee Dzieminska)

Winiarski, Antoni 'Anthony' & his wife Winiarski, Marianna 'Mary' (nee ?)

J. Indiana


Wroblewski, Jan 'John' & his wife Wroblewski, Marianna 'Mary' (nee Korpal

K. Arkansas


Jorski, Marcin 'Martin' & his wife Jorski, Emma (nee Belinge) NB The family name was changed from Jezewski to Jorski

L. Oklahoma


Jorski, Ignacy (Ike) & his 2nd wife Jorski, Catherine (nee Rominski) NB Original family name was Jeżewski

M. Pennsylvania



Knitter, Julius & his wife, Knitter, Agnieszka 'Agnes' (nee ?)

N. Maryland


O. Ohio



Glowczewski, Ignacy & his wife Glowczewski, Frances (nee?) (moved from Wayne County, MI)

Glowczewski, Paul & his wife Glowczewski, Mary Josephine (nee Dlabal ?)

Goncz, (William) Valentine & his wife, Goncz, Julianna (nee Kamińska)

P. New York State

Cybulski, Cyprian & his wife, Cybulski, Victoria (nee ?) moved to Wayne County, MI




Zinda, Jan 'John' & his wife Zinda, Marianna 'Mary' (nee Jeżewska)

Q. Massachusetts


Gogoliński, Jan & his wife Gogolińska, Jozefina (nee Brzeska vel Węsierska)

Kreft, Jan "John" & his wife Kreft, Karoline (nee Brzeska)

Lilla, Jan "John" Antoni & his wife Lilla, Józefina "Josephine" (nee Heinrich)

Rekowski, Jan Paweł & his wife Rekowska, Jozefina Augustyna (nee Kreczmer)

Stanislaski, August Wilhelm (Stanisławski) & his wife Stanisławska, Anna Marianna (nee Rekowska)

Wojciechowski, Marcin "Martin" & his wife Wojciechowski, Paulina Helena (nee Kreft)

R. Connecticut


Mischke, Stanislaus Kostka (Myszka) & his wife Mischke, Rosa G. (nee Virgin vel Vergene)


The Poles arrived in the Brazilian state of Paraná from the end of the 1860s up to the start of the First World War. They came from all three parts of partitioned Poland. Some of the earliest settlers were from Opole in Śląsk and from Gdańsk in the Prussian sector of the Partition. Later many came from Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and from such provinces as Lublin and Siedlce in Russian Poland. The Brazilian census of 1920 apparently counted 32,299 individuals of Polish birth.

A. Paraná State

Brzezinski, Izydor "Isidoro" (Brzeziński) & his wife Brzezinski, Anastasia (nee Groszewicz)

Brzezinski, Jan (Brzeziński) & his wife Brzezinski, Rozalia "Rosalia" (nee Wierzbicka)

Brzezinski, Piotr "Pedro" (Brzeziński) & his wife Brzezinski, Paulina (nee Ponesek)

Brzezinski, Roch "Roque" (Brzeziński) & his wife Brzezinski, Regina (nee Grona)

Gerszewski, Antoni "Antonio" (Gierszewski) & his wife Gerszewski, Franciszka "Francisca" (nee Kozikowska)

Gorski, Jan "Joao" (Górski) & his wife Gorski, Waleria "Valeria" (nee Byczkowska)

Kaminski, Franciszek "Francisco" (Kamiński) & his wife Kamiński, Veronica (nee Sledz)

Kaminski, Józef "Jose" (Kamiński) & his wife Kaminski, Barbara (nee Szwarz)

Krainski, Antoni "Antonio" (Krajeński) & his wife Krainski, Paulina (nee Flizikowska)

Legowski, Andrzej "Andre" (Łangowski) & his wife Legowski, Matylda (nee Sobieńska)

Legowski, Izydor "Isidoro" (Łangowski) & his wife Legowski, Konstancja "Constancia" (nee Krajeńska)

Piekarski, Franciszek "Francisco" & his wife Piekarski, Franciszka "Francisca" (nee Zgoda)

Piekarski, Józef "Jose" Teodor & his wife Piekarski, Julianna (nee Zgoda)

Piotrowski, Jan "Joao" (Piotrzkowski) & his wife Piotrowski, Pelagia (nee Gołuńska)

Szczepanski, Franciszek "Francisco" (Szczepański) & his wife Szczepanski, Rozalia "Rosalia" (nee Jeżewska)

Urbanski, Jan "Joao" (Urbański) & his wife Urbanski, Paulina (nee Falkowska)


A. Victoria

1. Melbourne

Francisco, António & his wife, Francisco, Anna Katarzyna (nee Baumgardt)

B. South Australia

1. Adelaide

Vardy, George & his wife, Vardy, Rosa (nee Baumgardt)


A. North Island

1. Taranaki Region

Hintz, Anton Jacob & his wife Hintz, Maria Anna Teresa (nee ?)

Hintz, Joseph Gabriel & his wife Hintz, Maria Florence (nee Piatowska)

2. Waikato Region

Morrison, Alexander & his wife, Morrison, Mary Maud (nee Baumgardt)

B. South Island

1. Otago Region

Baumgardt, Paul & his wife Baumgardt, Eva (nee Flis) NB Paul's sons changed the family name from Baumgardt to Bungard

2. Southland Region

Klukowski, John Thomas & his wife, Klukowski, Eva Augustyna 'Christina' (nee Baumgardt)


A. Berlin

Linda, August & his wife Linda, Weronika (nee Glaser) (NB family returned to Poland in 1921)

B. North Rhine-Westphalia

Wilms, Paul (Wróblewski) & his wife Wilms, Ann (nee Zwolińska)