Hello, I’ll continue walking through the Kościeryna Parish records for the remainder of the 1600’s. The parish records that I’ll utilize are births (1670-1693) and marriages (1668-1697). The Stężyca Parish records cover births (1691-1700), but I didn’t find a Wierzba baptism. So, I will focus on the Kościerzyna Parish records. In 1672, the next Wierzba […]
Hello, From the available parish records, the villages of Korne and Owśnice that belong to the Kościerzyna Parish are the furthest back that Wierzba’s can be found in the area of my research. In my previous post titled “The Beginnings….Koscierzyna – Project: My Kashubian Roots Part 1“, I listed out the records for oldest Wierzba […]
Hello, In 1656, Korne was 32 years removed from being granted a representative (or leman) in the county of Kościerzyna. The settlement was on its way to being named a village. Korne belonged to the Kościerzyna Parish. The parish records indicate that the earliest detectable Wierzba family was that of Michał Wierzba and his wife […]
Hello, I’d like to list out the parishes that I am researching and the available records for each parish. I am going to call my Kashubian Wierzba project: My Kashubian Roots Part 1. By no means will this project get completed in the near future. This is an on-going project that should evolve as more […]
Hello, I am back for the moment, due to my maddening quest to connect all the Wierzbas in the lower Kashubian area of Poland (mainly centered around the city of Kościerzyna). This quest is more of an obsession or addiction. Every time I come back to genealogy, this project rears its head with something similar […]
Hello, I’d like to share an article that was posted on OnMilwaukee.com’s website (onmilwaukee.com). The article is about Milwaukee’s Kashubian population that lived on Jones Island. The article gives some history about Jones Island and the Kashubian region of Poland. Check it out: Kaszube’s Park marks an interesting past Here are some points to keep […]
Hello, I had a bit of free time the other night and I tried to make the best use of it. I started to search the Sulęczyno, Stęzyca, and Parchowo Parish records to trace back my Eckendorf ancestry. By using all of the parish records, I was able to connect the family back another generation. […]
Hello, In between writing my capstone (thesis) paper, work, family, and everyday life, I have been searching through multiple Kaszubian Parish records for my Eckendorf ancestors. If you like puzzles, these records are definitely for you! The records that I am searching through are the Sulęczyno, Stężyca, Parchowo, and minimally through Lipusz Parishes. First, what […]
Hello, This past week, I have been in contact with a fellow Portage County researcher named Marvin Rozner. Marvin has been kind enough to share a discovery that he has made about a link between the Polish and Kaszubian families of Dunkirk, NY and Portage County, WI. The Parish and Cemetery of St. Hyacinth’s in […]
Hello, A couple weeks ago, I borrowed the DVD called The people nobody knew: The Kashubes of Jones Island from my local library. The DVD was created and produced by Urban Anthropology, INC. The DVD cover is below: The DVD chronicles the history of the Kashubes who settled on Jones Island, which is along the […]
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