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I am researching the family name Belniak in Harklowa. I know there are two villages with the same name, but I am not sure which one my relatives came from.
My great grandfather is Wojczek (George) Belniak. He was born 8 MAR 1881. His wife is Sophia Ferrus (Ferusz, Feruz).
George immigrated to the US, out of Hamburg, in May 1903 on the Patricia. On this record his last name is spelled Balnyak. A brother or cousin, named Francis (Frank), also immigrated to the US in 1903. They came to Middletown, CT and lived on the same street for a while. Then I lose Frank.
These are the connections I am trying to make in Poland. There is another family, Wojczek (wife Aniela), born in April 1881 in Harklowa, who immigrated to Chicago. They are probably related also, but I can make no connection. This family is well-documented and typically comes up in my searches, and has made my searching difficult because they share the same name and were born within weeks of each other.
Any asisstance is appreciated.