My paternal grandmother, Lillian Philo (maiden name Wilcox), b. March 20, 1890, was adopted as an infant in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA. Our oral family history suggests her biological father’s name was Franciszek Mazurkiewicz, that he had recently emigrated from Poland, and that multiple children were given up for adoption. Orphanage records were destroyed in a flood. In later life, my grandmother connected with one biological sister, Catherine Regan (maiden name unknown), a resident of New Jersey, USA.
My Great Grandfather was Benjamin Julius Geesa (Geise or Giese) who wrote that he lived near the family of Johan...Quest Details