Thomas was the son of farmers in Minsk, Belarus – Vincent & Emilia (Daszkewicz) Szydlowski. I am the son of Thomas. Thomas came to the US in approximately 1914. I cannot find him on the Ellis Island website. He settled in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Thomas had siblings Xavier, Olympia, Rosalie, Hedwig & Josephine all who stayed in Minsk, Belarus. I recently came across a Naturalization Paper for Thomas and he says he was born in Plotz, Poland. I have tried to find relatives of my father’s siblings on Ancestry and I have not been successful. He was born in Plotz, Poland – why did they go to Minsk? Did he come to the USA through Ellis Island or through another port?
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