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I am not sure of the place where my Sowa ancestors are from...believe it is a SE or SW part of Poland in the 1830's to 1850's. Kalina is one placename, but the other looks like it all could be in Czestochowa [??].
Kalina seems to be in other places, too. My Polish research is so amateurish.
My g g grandfather Frank [American spelling] Sowa was born abt. 1829 and immigrated to USA [Milwaukie, WI] along with his wife, Carolina, and 1 or 2 brothers and 2 of one brothers' sons.
So far, I have been unable to find these families on any ship passenger list. I know it was a sailing vessel and that it took them many months to finally get to the USA.
I feel ashamed that I can't offer more specific info. about place names.
Frank was in the Civil War and I do have his records. He was naturalized by the 1900 Federal census. By then, he lived in Leavenworth Co., KS USA.