I am most interested in finding out about my grandfather Jan Grzech.
? Who was his father, mother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. ?
Jan Grzech was born October 13, 1884 and came to the US in 1905.
His older sister, Mary Grzech, was born June 20, 1882, married Jan Konior on August 25, 1902, and came to the US in 1906.
They had Louis (born August 9, 1903) and Alicia (born and died in 1906) before they left in 1906.
From what I heard, Jan and Mary’s parents were Matthaei Grzech and Catharinae (Golec) (unsure of the spelling of their first names).
Jan’s father died when Jan was very young from being gored by a bull.
Jan’s mother died when he was 9 (maybe around 1893).
He may have been born in Dulcza Wielka. I heard he lived near Mielec.
I believe we are somehow related to Makuch’s, maybe cousins.
I found records for Stanislaus Makuch and Bronislava (Kilian) in the Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books (1612-1900).
In there, it lists they had 8 children (baptism dates);
Jacobus Joannes (May 1, 1887)
another son (September 1890)
Josephus (August 26, 1891)
Adalbertus (February 25, 1894)
Catharina (May 30, 1896)
Antonius (July 20, 1901)
Julia (October 15,1903)
Ladislaus (October 29,1908)
(At least I believe this is all the same family)
It shows this was all in Zdziarzec, Rzeszow, Poland.
Since Jan and Mary’s parents died when they were young, maybe they ended up living with the Makuch’s (just a guess).
Jacobus Joannes, Josephus, and Catharina all came to the US and Jan kept in touch with them there.
Anything you can find out about the Grzech’s, Golec’s, and how they may be related to the Makuch’s would be great.
Once in the US, Jan married Antonina Cholewa.
Her parents were Adalbert Cholewa and Katherine (Wendziarz) and they had 8 kids (born);
Antonina (November 14, 1889)
Mary (February 3, 1892)
Regina (June 18, 1893 or June 6, 1894)
Anna (December 27, 1896)
John (April 10, 1898)
Joseph (September 15, 1900)
Stella (January 28, 1906)
I believe they all came from the Raba Wyzna area.
Adalbert’s parents were Joannes Cholewa and Anna (Lasniak).
This is pretty much all I have.
Anything else you can find would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance!!!
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