Olejniczak, Wolak, Szafranski, Bielat, Bawol, Belzer, Jankowski, Ceglowski, Zak, Rys, Szudermaska, Pedziwiatr, Gasinska
Mielec, Ruda, Krerowo Parish, Zeleshow, Calaudbormerly, Russia
My gggrandfather was Wojciech Olejniczak born around 1824. He was married to Julianna Szudermaska born around 1825. They stayed in Poland but three of their sons immigrated to Manistee, Michigan. The 4 girls, I believed stayed in Poland. I believe they were from the Catholic Parish of Krerowo. Another gggrandfather Jan Jankowski (b. abt 1835) immigrated to the same area as a widow with a daughter Stella Jankowska and son Jozef Jankowski. Jan's wife's name was Magdalena Wesolowska. I have no further clues. I have a ggrandfather Szepan Wolak who I recently found out was married to Katherine Rys. My only clue is that their son, my grandfather came from Ruda, Mielic. My other ggrandfather was Michael Bielat and he was married to Tecla Bawol somewhere near Poznan. Not much for me to go on. The only thing I have been able to found out is that out of 7 children that I know of, 2 stayed in Poland. One, Stefanie lived to be about 40 and Anna lived to be about 80. I know, not helpful. Everyone else ended up settling in Detroit, Michigan.
My husband's ggrandfather was Wojciech Zak (b 1871)who married Anna Pedziwiatr (b 1872) in Poland. They immigrated to New York then the Detroit, Michigan area. I have been told that Wojciech's parents were Anthony Zak and Teresa Jarnot. I have no proof of this and do not know if this is correct. His other ggrandfather was Michael Ceglowski, an organist in New York City or the island and was from Zeleshow, Calaudbormerly, Russia but was married to Paulina Gasinska from Poland. Michael's father was Mikolaj Ceglowski and was married to Francizka and stayed in the home country.
I am trying to work my way back further, so if anything is familiar or could possibly be a cousin, please contact me!