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Sznajder, Libudziewski, Rojewski, Smukala, Zwolinski, Zolkowska, Rydzinska, Slesinska
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Research notes
Anthony Sznajder b. Jun 13, 1862, Poland - through DNA testing it has been revealed that Anthony traces back to the Giedraitis family, a very old royal Lithuanian family/dynasty from the 13th century.  How he connects to this family is unknown, information on him is scarce. I have a hunch that he might have arrived in the US from the Suwalki region but it is just a hunch.  Any help regarding this man is greatly appreciated!

My Kreft family might possibly be Kashubians.  Baptism records for several children place the family in Neider Prangenau, Westpreuben in the 1860s before coming to the US.  Jozef Kreft (1830-1888) married a Catharine Smukalla (1831-1911) but not known where or when or if that is even the correct spelling of Catharine's surname.  Catharine's father is reported as Jan Smukalla on her death certificate.

Jozef Rojewski/Rajewski (1855-1931) was the son of Wadorzyn/Lorenz Rajewski (1820-1899) who is reported to have been the father of 14 children. Lorenz was married to Mariana Rydzinska.  Jozef married Katharine Zwolinska, daughter of Fabian Zwolinski and Mary Anna Zolkowska.