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Mom and Dad Wedding  Mom and Dad 50th Anniversary
Edmund Stanley GALUS 11 Nov 1917 - 24 Feb 2009
Dorothy Margaret THOMAS 2 Jul 1921 - 3 Jan 2005

Direct Lines Clicking the name below will take you my earliest ancestor for that Direct Line at Rootsweb's World Connect.  The BOLD links take you to more information here on this site.
Paternal  lines GALUS
KOTLARZ
   Joannes 
KUDRON
PAPROCKI
PODRAZA
SZTORC
CISZEK
DUDEK
FAFAROWNA \ FAFARA
KOTLARZ Magdalena
KRUPA
KULA
KUTT \ KUT
LADOWNA or
  OLSZOWCYONKA

MASGAY
MICEK
  Franciscus | Hedwig

MODELSKI
NOSAL\ NOSOL
OSZKANDY
PLACEK
PODRAZA
  Jacobus | Stanislaus
PYRCHLA
RECZKOWSKI
STRZALA / STRZAŁA *
TOMASIEWICZ
TRAGARZ
TWOREK
  Barbara | Simon

* Not documented yet
Maternal Lines BRAUN
PFEIFER
SCHNECK
THOMAS
ZACH
HASE/HAASE
HOFBAUER
DRUCKER
GÜNTHER

KALSNER
KAYL
KÖHLER
MARX
MULLENMEISTER
NEUMANN
RADER
RAIDL
REINHOLZ
RÖSSLER\ ROSSLER

SENFT
SCHREIBER
SCHRENK
SCHRODER

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 Poland to Nebraska   Connections between Poland and Nebraska
 Polish Records Transcription of records from LDS microfilms
 My Tombstone Photos   Links to Marge's tombstone photographs

 Photographs of Podlesie / Łęki Górne, Podkarpackie, Poland by Roman Witek
 Photographs of Borzysławiec, Poland (formerly Luisenthal, Prussia) by Roman Witek
 Marge's Family Files at Rootsweb's World Connect



Braun My GG Grandfather, Johannas Peter BRAUN came to the United States around 1848 from Simmerath, Germany (Prussia). Johannas and his wife, Anna Marie SCHROEDER first settled in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. They later moved to Dane County, Wisconsin. In October 1871 Johannas and his family came to the St. Mary's community southeast of Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska where they spent the rest of their lives. They are both buried in the St. Mary of the Angels Cemetery.

 More About My BRAUN Family
Other surnames referenced: KOHLER, PFEIFER, SCHEIDEMANTEL, WIESER....

 BRAUN Family Reports    Charts
See Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest BRAUN ancestor

 Photographs

 MAPS
 Map showing location of Simmerath, Germany

 Newspaper Clippings/Biographies
 The Home in the Cedars 1939 article -- story of the BRAUN family in Nebraska
 Joseph BRAUN Past and Present of Platte County
Joseph BRAUN was my GG Uncle - brother of my Great Grandmother Anna Mary BRAUN.
 Hubert BRAUN Who's Who in Platte County - Part 2
Hubert BRAUN was my GG Uncle - brother of my Great Grandmother Anna Mary BRAUN.
 Bernard LOHAUS Past and Present of Platte County
Bernard LOHAUS married Cunnigunda BRAUN, a daughter of Joseph BRAUN. Cunnigunda was my 1st cousin twice removed.
 Henry BRAUN Past and Present of Platte County
Henry BRAUN was a son of Joseph BRAUN and a brother of Cunnigunda BRAUN LOHAUS. Henry was my 1st cousin twice removed.
 William Peter BRAUN Past and Present of Platte County
William Peter BRAUN was a son of John BRAUN. John BRAUN and Joseph BRAUN were brothers. William was my 1st cousin twice removed.
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Galus My Grandfather, Stanislaus GALUS, was a son of Andrew and Agnes SZTORC GALUS. He was born 27 Feb 1880 in the village of Łęki Górne / Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland. Stanislaus immigrated to the United States from Łęki Górne, in the former Tarnov Province, Poland (now in Podkarpackie Province). Stanislaus and his brother Joseph sailed from Antwerp, Belgium on August 20, 1898 and arrived at the Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 6, 1898 on the SS Switzerland. They came immediately to the Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska area to live with their Aunt and Uncle, Andrew and Maryanna GALUS PAPROCKI.

 My Direct GALUS Line

5th Gr Wojciech \ Adalbertus GALUS m.  
4th Gr Wojciech \ Adalbertus GALUS*
* About 1749
+
m. 2 Nov 1778
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
(1) Cunegunda PODRAZA
* About 1764
+ 21 Aug 1814,
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
3rd Gr Wojciech \ Adalbertus GALUS
Bapt 1 Apr 1787, Łęki, Poland
+
m. 13 Oct 1806
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Marianna KOTLARZ
Bapt 2 Feb 1788, Łęki, Poland
+
2nd Gr Jan \ Joannes Cantius GALUS
Bapt 25 Oct 1818, Łęki, Poland
+
m. 28 May 1841
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Maria Anna PAPROCKI
* About 1819
+
Great
Grand
Andrzej \ Andreas GALUS
* 3 Oct 1848,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 31 Oct 1931, Łęki Dolne, Poland
m. 16 Feb 1876
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Agnieszka \ Agnes SZTORC
* 26 Dec 1858, Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 25 Feb 1939, Łęki Dolne, Poland
Grand Stanislaus GALUS
* 27 Feb 1880,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 18 May 1965, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
m. 31 Jan 1912
Krakow, Nance County, Nebraska
Martha KUDRON
* 24 Mar 1891,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 16 Jan 1973, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Father Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce
Second marriage of my 4th Great Grandfather (not my direct line)
  Wojciech \ Adalbertus GALUS*
* About 1749
+
m. 24 Oct 1814
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
(2) Agatha TWOREK \ TWORKOWA
* About 1769
+

 More About My GALUS Family

Other surnames referenced: KUDRON, LACHNIT, MARCZYNSKI, PAPROCKI, ROSNO, SZTORC...

My Dad's Military Service

My Dad, Edmund GALUS, served in the U. S. Army from 23 Jan 1941 through 2 Sep 1944.  I found a composite photo in Dad's album of Troop G, 14th Cavalry taken in 1941 at Camp Funston, Kansas.  From what I have gleaned from the internet Camp Funston is now Fort Riley, Kansas.

I scanned the composite photo and have listed all the individuals on it.  Composite photo Troop G

 Connected Families

 GALUS Family Reports    Charts

See Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest GALUS ancestor

 Leki Gorne - Łęki Górne / Galicia

 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. Work in progress....
 Galicia, translation from Slownik Geograficzny
 Brief History of Poland. Includes maps of Poland showing boundary changes over the last 200 years and additional information on the area called Galicia.
 Maps of Łęki Górne / Łęki Dolne Area and Pilzno Area
 Current maps showing location of Łęki Górne, near Pilzno, Poland
 Google Map of Pilzno, Poland area. Includes Leki Gorne, Leki Dolne, Lipiny, Kozia Wola.
 Article from PGSA bulletin about Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne

 Photographs

 Newspaper Clippings/Biographies

 Obituary
 Stanislaus GALUS Grandfather
 Martha KUDRON GALUS Grandmother
 Thomas GALUS Granduncle
 Frank GALUS Granduncle
 Catherine GALUS LACHNIT, Great Grandaunt, and her husband Frank J. (Franz) LACHNIT
Maryanna GALUS PAPROCKI Great Grandaunt, wife of Andrew PAPROCKI
Andrew PAPROCKI Husband of Maryanna GALUS

 Polish resource: Microfilms of baptism/birth and marriage records for Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne, Poland, from the LDS Family History Center. Reel numbers 1898738 and 1898739. Death records -- reel number 1898740.

 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. This is an ongoing project...check back from time to time.

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KotlarzKOTLARZ, noun: brazier, coppersmith, tinker

I connect to the KOTLARZ name through my GALUS family.  My grandfather Stanislaus GALUS immigrated from Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland, with his brother Joseph in August 1898, arriving in Platte County, Nebraska, around September 1898.  Stanislaus' grandfather Jan GALUS was a son of Adalbertus / Wojciech GALUS and Marianna nee KOTLARZ.

 My Direct KOTLARZ Line

4th Gr Joannes KOTLARZ
* About 1764
+
m. 6 Nov 1786
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Lucia ŁADOWNA / OLSZOSZCZONKA
* About 1766
+
3rd Gr Marianna KOTLARZ
Bapt 2 Feb 1788, Łęki, Poland
+
m. 13 Oct 1806
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Wojciech \ Adalbertus GALUS
* About 1 Apr 1787
+
2nd Gr Jan \ Joannes Cantius GALUS
Bapt 25 Oct 1818, Łęki, Poland
+
m. 28 May 1841
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Maria Anna PAPROCKI
* About 1819
+
Great
Grand
Andrzej \ Andreas GALUS
* 3 Oct 1848,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 31 Oct 1931, Łęki Dolne, Poland
m. 16 Feb 1876
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Agnieszka \ Agnes SZTORC
* 26 Dec 1858, Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 25 Feb 1939, Łęki Dolne, Poland
Grand Stanislaus GALUS
* 27 Feb 1880,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 18 May 1965, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
m. 31 Jan 1912
Krakow, Nance County, Nebraska USA
Martha KUDRON
* 24 Mar 1891,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 16 Jan 1973, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Father Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.

m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce

In March 2006 I received an e-mail from Paweł Bandur who had found my webpage through an internet search.  Paweł, who lives in northwest Poland, wrote to say that his grandfather Józef  BAŃDUR was born in Łęki Dolne on 03 March 1895.  Paweł had ordered the LDS microfilms for the Parish of Łęki Górne that I had referenced on my webpages, and he wrote to ask for tips on how to use these films.  At the time, the only LDS Family History Center (FHC) in Poland was in Warsaw, which is a several hour train ride from Paweł's residence.  I have the microfilms for this parish on extended loan from my local FHC.  I offered to help Paweł find more about his family in Łęki, until he could make the trip to Warsaw to view the films himself.  I found the birth/baptism record of Paweł's grandfather on the date given by Paweł.  As I continued tracking Józef's ancestoral lines, one of his female lines connected with my KOTLARZ family!  Paweł and I are 5th cousins; we share 4th great grandparents.

 Paweł's Direct KOTLARZ Line

4th Gr Joannes KOTLARZ
* About 1764
+
m. 6 Nov 1786
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Lucia ŁADOWNA / OLSZOSZCZONKA
* About 1766
+
3rd Gr Salomea KOTLARZ
Bapt 12 Nov 1802, Łęki, Poland
+ 6 May 1850
m. Feb 1822
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Mathias PODRAZA
* About 1799
+
2nd Gr Thecla PODRAZA
Bapt 9 Aug 1830, Łęki, Poland
+
m. 20 Nov 1848
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Stanislaus AUGUSTYN
* About 1826
+
Great
Grand
Marianna AUGUSTYN
* 5 Dec 1851,
Łęki Dolne, Poland
+  29 Aug 1915, Łęki Dolne, Poland
m. 6 Oct 1869
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Josephus BAŃDUR
* 2 Feb 1845, Łęki Dolne, Poland
+  7 Mar 1929,
Łęki Dolne, Poland
Grand Josephus BANDUR
* 3 Mar 1895,
Łęki Dolne, Poland
+  6 May 1944, Kasakhstan
m.
Helena ZBARAZA
* 16 Jan 1893, Zwiernik
, Poland

Father Jan BANDUR
m. Donata
 
Paweł BANDUR
m. Monika

My 3rd great grandmother Marianna KOTLARZ, who married Adalbertus GALUS and Paweł's 3rd great grandmother Salomea KOTLARZ, who married Mathias PODRAZA were sisters.

 More About My KOTLARZ Family

 Polish resource: Microfilms of baptism/birth and marriage records for Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne, Poland, from the LDS Family History Center. Reel numbers 1898738 and 1898739. Death records -- reel number 1898740.

 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. This is an ongoing project...check back from time to time.

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Kudron My Great-grandfather, Thomas KUDRON, immigrated from Łęki Górne, in the former Tarnov Province, (Galicia) Poland (now in Podkarpackie Province). Thomas was born 27 Sep 1869 in Łęki Górne, Galicia (Austria), Poland, house #6. He was the son of Andrew KUDRON and Marianna TOMASIEWICZ. Thomas married Ursula MODELSKI, daughter of Maryanna MODELSKI, on 13 May 1890 in Łęki, Galicia (Austria), Poland. Ursula was born 11 Jun 1869 in Łęki, Poland, house #1.

 My Direct KUDRON (KUDROŃ) Line

4th Gr Simon KUDRON
* About 1771
+
m. 16 Nov 1795
Lipiny, Galicia, Poland
Regina OSZKANDY
*About 1777
+
3rd Gr Jan \ Joannis KUDRON
*13 Oct 1809,
Lipiny, Poland
+Abt 15 Aug 1831,  Kozia Wola, Poland
m. 4 Feb 1829
Kozia Wola, Galicia, Poland
Apolonia PODRAZA
Bapt. 4 Feb 1805,
Łęki, Poland
+6 Feb 1859,  Łęki Dolne, Poland
2nd Gr Andrzej \ Andrew KUDRON
*22 Nov 1830,
Kozia Wola, Poland
+9 May 1899,  Łęki Górne, Poland
m. 1 Sept 1858
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Marianna TOMASIEWICZ
*About 1833
+7 Jan 1902, Łęki Górne, Poland
Great
Grand
Thomas KUDRON
*24 Sep 1869,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+9 Mar 1938, Columbus, Nebraska, USA
m. 13 May 1890
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Ursula MODELSKI
*11 Jun 1865,
Łęki, Poland
+29 Jun 1940, Columbus, Nebraska, USA
Grand Martha KUDRON
*24 Mar 1891,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+16 Jan 1973, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
m. 31 Jan 1912
Krakow, Nebraska, USA
Stanislaus GALUS
*27 Feb 1880,
Łęki Górne, Poland
+18 May 1965, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Father Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce

 More About My KUDRON Family

Other surnames referenced: CZARNIK, KIELISZEK, MODELSKI, SAMSON, SOKOL, SPES, SWIDERSKI, TRAGRAZ...

 KUDRON Cousins from my TWOREK Family

 KUDRON Family Reports     Charts

See Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest KUDRON ancestor

 Łęki Górne / Galicia

 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. Work in progress....
 Galicia, translation from Slownik Geograficzny
 Brief History of Poland. Includes maps of Poland showing boundary changes over the last 200 years and additional information on the area called Galicia.
 Maps of Łęki Górne / Łęki Dolne Area and Pilzno Area
 Current maps showing location of Łęki Górne, near Pilzno, Poland
 Article from PGSA bulletin about Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne

 Photographs

 Newspaper Clippings/Biographies

 Obituary
 Thomas KUDRON Great Grandfather - husband of Ursula
 Ursula MODELSKI KUDRON Great Grandmother - wife of Thomas
 Martha KUDRON GALUS Grandmother
 Andrew (aka Henry) KUDRON Granduncle
 Frank KUDRON Granduncle
 Memorial card for Frank KUDRON Granduncle
 Anna KUDRON TRAGARZ Grandaunt
 Katherine KUDRON SPES Grandaunt
 John William KUDRON Granduncle
 Zelpha Fern SAMSON KUDRON  married John William KUDRON
 Anna KUDRON SOKOL Great Grandaunt - sister of Thomas KUDRON
 John L. SOKOL and 2nd wife Minnie CZARNIK SOKOL
      John, son of Louis and Anna KUDRON SOKOL
 Mary SOKOL OPELLA and her daughter Valerie SZEWCZYK, sons Michael and Louis
      Mary, daughter of Louis and Anna KUDRON SOKOL
 John KIELYSZEK  married Thecla KUDRON
 Julian KIELISEK  son of John and Thecla KUDRON KIELISEK

 Other:

 Julian KIELISZEK's Application for Polish Army in France

 Polish resource: Microfilms of baptism/birth and marriage records for Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne, Poland, from the LDS Family History Center. Reel numbers 1898738 and 1898739. Death records - reel number 1898740.

 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. This is an ongoing project...check back from time to time.



 Unrelated KUDRON Families

 Joseph and Victoria KUDRON SOKOL
My Grandparents Stanislaus and Martha KUDRON GALUS were from the neighboring villages of Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne in the former Tarnov Province of Poland. In the process of going through the LDS microfilms for Łęki parish I've found information on the Nance/Platte County Nebraska family of Joseph and Victoria KUDRON SOKOL. So far I've found no connection between Victoria's and my KUDRON families. Joseph SOKOL's half sister Anna SOKOL was the mother of Louis SOKOL, who married my Great Grandaunt Anna KUDRON (see above).
 Joseph and Victoria KUDRON SOKOL This will take you to my WorldConnect file.

 Michael and Josephine MICEK KUDRON
This family has ties to Platte and Nance Counties in Nebraska, as well as to the Łęki Górne parish in Poland.
 John D. and Antonia TORCZON KUDRON
Another KUDRON family with ties to Platte County in Nebraska, and to the Łęki Górne parish in Poland.
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PaprockiPAPROĆ, noun: fern

My Grandfather Stanislaus GALUS' parents were Andrew and Agnes SZTORC GALUS, neither of whom emmigrated from Poland. Andrew's parents (Stanislaus' grandparents) were Joannes (John) and Maryanna PAPROCKI GALUS.

Stanislaus and his brother Joseph first came to live with their Aunt and Uncle Andrew and Maryanna GALUS PAPROCKI near Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska. Maryanna was a sister of Stanislaus' father, Andrew.

So far I have not found a connection between Stanislaus' Grandmother, Maryanna PAPROCKI, and Andrew PAPROCKI who married Stanislaus' Aunt Maryanna GALUS. (Gets confusing, doesn't it?) Here is a chart showing the current relationships relationship charts.

 My Direct PAPROCKI Line

5th Gr Andrzej \ Andreas PAPROCKI m.  
4th Gr Wojciech \ Adalbertus PAPROCKI*
* About 1760
+
m. 14 Jul 1769
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
(1) Christina KUTOWNA \ KUTT
*
+
3rd Gr Wojciech \ Adalbert PAPROCKI
Bapt 21 Apr 1789, Łęki, Poland
+ Before 14 Oct 1847
m. 25 Nov 1812
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Hedwig MICEK
Bapt 20 Sep 1794, Łęki, Galicia, Poland
+ 14 Oct 1847, Łęki Górne, Poland
1st marr. not my direct line
Maria Anna PAPROCKI*
* About 1819
+
m. 17 May 1836
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
(1) Casimiris KEPA
* 1801
+ 2 Jan 1841, Łęki, Galicia, Poland
2nd Gr Maria Anna PAPROCKI*
*About 1819
+
m. 28 May 1841
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
(2) Jan \ Joannes Cantius GALUS
Bapt 25 Oct 1818, Łęki, Galicia, Poland
+
Great
Grand
Andrzej \ Andreas GALUS
* 3 Oct 1848,
Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland
+ 31 Oct 1931, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland
m. 16 Feb 1876
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Agnieszka \ Agnes SZTORC
*26 Dec 1858 , Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland
+  25 Feb 1939, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland
Grand Stanislaus GALUS
* 27 Feb 1880, Łęki Górne, Poland
+ 18 May 1965, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
m. 31 Jan 1912
Krakow, Nebraska, USA
Martha KUDRON
* 4 Mar 1891,
Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland
+ 16 Jan 1973, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Father Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce

In June 2003 I received an e-mail from Roman Witek, who lives in Poland. Roman found my webpage through a Google search, and he wrote to say that we had the SZTORC surname in common - both from the Łęki Parish. I was unable to connect our two SZTORC families, but in the process of tracing his lineage, I found that Roman and I are fourth cousins through our PAPROCKI families. Serendipty! Roman and I share the same 3rd, 4th and 5th Great Grandparents. Roman's 2nd Great Grandfather, Martin PAPROCKI, was a brother of my 2nd Great Grandmother, Maria Anna PAPROCKI.

 Roman's Direct PAPROCKI Line - starting with his 2nd Great Grandparents

2nd Gr Martin PAPROCKI
* 6 Jan 1820,
Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland
+
m. 24 May 1847
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Agatha ZAGORSKI
* 22 Jan 1830, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland
+
Great
Grand
Marianna PAPROCKI
* 21 Feb 1860,
Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Poland
+ 22 Feb 1933,  Łęki, Poland
m. 17 Nov 1875
Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Wojciech MICZEK
* 14 Apr 1849,
Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland
+ 27 Oct 1907, Łęki, Galicia, Poland
Grand Eleonora MICZEK
* 10 Feb 1899,
Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland
+ 26 Dec 1946, Łęki, Poland
m. 15 Oct 1919
Łęki, Poland
Jozef SZTORC
* 18 Nov 1890,
Łęki Górne, Galicia, Poland
+ 9 Jan 1975, Łęki Górne-Podlesie, Poland
Mother Maria SZTORC
*13 Feb 1917, Łęki Górne-Podlesie, Poland
+ 2 Jul 2001, Tarnów, Poland
m. 21 Jul 1940
Tarnów, Poland
Wladyslaw WITEK
* 14 Mar 1907, Żukowice Nowe, Poland
+ 15 Apr 1979, Tarnów, Poland

Roman WITEK m. Urszula

 More About My PAPROCKI Family

 Łęki Górne

 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. Work in progress....
 Brief History of Poland. Includes maps of Poland showing boundary changes over the last 200 years and additional information on the area called Galicia.
 Maps of Łęki Górne / Łęki Dolne Area and Pilzno Area
 Current maps showing location of Łęki Górne, near Pilzno, Poland
 Article from PGSA bulletin about Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne

 PAPROCKI Family Reports    Charts

See Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest PAPROCKI ancestor

 Photographs

 Polish resource: Microfilms of baptism/birth and marriage records for Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne, Poland, from the LDS Family History Center. Reel numbers 1898738 and 1898739. Death records - reel number 1898740.

 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. This is an ongoing project...check back from time to time.

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Pfeifer My Great Great Grandmother was Anna Maria PFEIFFER \ PFEIFER, born 7 Dec 1821 in Kurzschwarza, Austria, house 17. She was a daughter of Michael PFEIFFER \ PFEIFER and Eva nee RÖSSLER \ ROSSLER. Anna Maria married Ignatz ZACH on 24 Nov 1846 in Kurzschwarza. Anna Maria and Ignatz arrived at the port of New York on 27 June 1874 on the ship America with five of their six children: Franz, Johann (John), Juliana, Walburga and Vincenz. Their oldest son, Ignatz ZACH (my great grandfather), came to the United States two years earlier on the S.S. Hanover. He arrived at the Port of New York on 28 May 1872. He first went to Wisconsin for a short time and then to the St. Mary's community in Platte County, Nebraska, where his parents and siblings later joined him.

It is through my PFEIFFER \ PFEIFER line that I am related to the WIESERs and HOFFMANNs. Anna Maria PFEIFFER\ PFEIFER's father, Michael, had a sister Johanna. Johanna married Mathias WIESER.

Three generation PFEIFER tree

 My Direct PFEIFER Line

4th Gr Paul PFEIFFER \ PFEIFER
* Abt 1752
+
m. Before 1779

Anna Maria RAIDL
* Abt 1752
+
3rd Gr Michael PFEIFFER \ PFEIFER
* Abt 1786, Kurzschwarza, Austria, # 17
+
m. 27 Nov 1810
Langschwarza, Austria

Eva RÖSSLER \ ROSSLER
* Abt 1788, Gebharts, Austria, # 8
+
2nd Gr Anna Maria PFEIFFER \ PFEIFER
* 7 Dec 1821,
Kurzschwarza, Austria
+ 30 Aug 1885, St. Mary's, Nebraska
m. 24 Nov 1846
Langschwarza, Austria
Ignatz ZACH
* 20 July 1819,
Kurzschwarza, Austria
+ 24 Apr 1903, St. Mary's, Nebraska
Great
Grand
Ignatz ZACH
* 30 Jan 1848,
Kurzschwarza, Austria
+ 25 Jan 1941, St. Mary's, Nebraska
m. 26 Nov 1878
St. Mary's, Nebraska
Anna Mary BRAUN
* 18 Aug 1855,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
+ 28 Jul 1922, St. Mary's, Nebraska
Grand Julia Mary ZACH
* 19 Apr 1891,
St. Mary's, Nebraska
+ 17 Nov 1967, Albion, Nebraska
m. 15 Feb 1916
St. Mary's, Nebraska
Adolph George THOMAS
* 21 Jul 1892,
Louisenthal, Prussia
+ 16 Feb 1980, York, Nebraska
Mother Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS
m. Bruce

 More About My PFEIFER Family

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 Map of the Langschwarza / Kurzschwarza area:
Europe > Austria > Lower Austria > Langschwarza http://www.worldplaces.net/aut/03/langschwarza/





Podraza I have two direct PODRAZA lines.  From my GALUS side my 4th great grandparents were Adalbertus \ Wojciech GALUS and Cunegunda nee PODRAZA.  For details about Wojciech and Cunegunda see GALUS.

My second PODRAZA line connects through my grandmother's KUDRON side. 

In January 2013 I decided to have my DNA tested through Ancestry.com.  I had my doubts about their 64% British Isles portion of my Genetic Ethnicity Summary, so I decided to test with two other companies.  One was with the National Geographic Genographic Project; the other with 23andMe.  23andMe compares the DNA of all participants and provides a list of people who share your DNA and your possible cousin relationship with them.  People who match can send a request asking if they would be willing to share genomes.  Sharing genomes gives a more detailed comparison between participants.

In September 2013 I shared genomes with a participant whom 23andMe identified as a possible 3rd - 6th cousin; we shared 0.38% DNA across 1 genome segment.  Through further communication, we figured the link would be through the Leki Gorne records.  Using the LDS (Mormon) microfilmed records for that parish, I was able to establish we are 5th cousins.  Our common ancestors were our 4th great grandparents Stanislaus PODRAZA and Margaretha nee PYRCHLA.

My connection to this PODRAZA line is through my grandmother, Martha KUDRON GALUS.  One set of Martha's great grandparents were Jan \ Joannes KUDRON and Apolonia nee PODRAZA.  Apolonia's parents were Stanisluas PODRAZA and Margaretha nee PYRCHLA.

Stanislaus PODRAZA is one of my earliest documented ancestors.  Based on the age noted on his two marriage records, he was born about 1773/1775.  The microfilmed Leki Gorne baptism records begin in 1778, too late to find a birth record for Stanislaus.  He first married Regina ZIMA on 23 Sep 1797 in Leki Gorne; Regina died 23 Jan 1803.  They had 2 children.  Stanislaus then married Margaretha PYRCHLA on 22 Feb 1803 in Leki Gorne.  Margaretha was a daughter of Josephus PRYCHLA and Hedwig MICEK.  I have found 8 children born to Stanislaus and Margaretha.

My Direct PODRAZA Line

4th Gr Stanislaus PODRAZA
* Abt 1773/1775
+ 18 Sep 1847, Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
m. 22 Feb 1803
Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland

Margaretha PYRCHLA
Bapt 10 Jul 1780, Galicia, Austria Poland
+ 20 Apr 1852, Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
3rd Gr Apolonia PODRAZA
Bapt 4 Feb 1805, Leki (Gorne or Dolne), Galicia, Austria Poland
+ 6 Feb 1859, Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
m. 4 Feb 1829
Kozia Wola, Pilzno Parish, Galicia, Austria Poland
Jan \ Joannes KUDRON
Bapt 13 Oct 19, Lipiny, Galicia, Austria Poland
+ Abt 15 Aug 1831, Kozia Wola, Galicia, Austria Poland
2nd Gr Andrzej \ Andreas KUDRON
* 22 Nov 1830, Kozia Wola, Galicia
, Austria Poland
+ 9 May 1899, Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland
m. 1 Sep 1858
Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland
Marianna TOMASIEWICZ
* Abt 1833

+ 7 Jan 1902, Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland
Great
Grand
Thomas KUDRON
* 24 Sep 1869, Łęki Górne, Galicia, Austria Poland

+ 9 Mar 1938, Columbus, Nebraska, USA
m. 13 May 1890
Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland
Ursula MODELSKI
* 11 Jun 1865, Łęki (Gorne or Dolne), Galicia, Austria Poland

+ 29 Jun 1940, Columbus, Nebraska, USA
Grand Martha KUDRON
* 24 Mar 1891, Łęki Górne, Galicia, Austria Poland

+ 16 Jan 1973, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
m. 31 Jan 1912
Krakow, Nance, Nebraska, USA
Stanislaus GALUS
* 27 Feb 1880, Łęki Górne, Galicia, Austria Poland

+ 18 May 1965, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Mother Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS
m. Bruce

My 23andMe cousin's direct PODRAZA Line

4th Gr Stanislaus PODRAZA
* Abt 1773/1775
+ 18 Sep 1847, Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
m. 22 Feb 1803
Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland

Margaretha PYRCHLA
Bapt 10 Jul 1780, Galicia, Austria Poland
+ 20 Apr 1852, Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
3rd Gr Valentinus PODRAZA
Bapt 27 Jan 1812, Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
+ bef 24 Aug 1881
m. 17 Nov 1830
Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland
Sophia TRAGARZ
Bapt 26 Feb 1811, Galicia, Austria Poland
+
2nd Gr Margaretha PODRAZA
* 23 Jun 1839, Leki Gorne, Galicia
, Austria Poland
+
unmarried

Great
Grand
Michael PODRAZA
* 2 Sep 1866, Łęki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland

+
m. 3 Feb 1891
Leki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland
Marianna Agnes GALUS
* 6 Mar 1870, Łęki Gorne, Galicia, Austria Poland

+
Grand Catherine PODRAZA
* 24 Feb 1892, Łęki Górne, Galicia, Austria Poland

+ Omaha, Nebraska, USA
m. 17 Feb 1913
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska USA
Joseph KURTZUBA \ KUTSZUBA
* 19 Jul 1886, Chotowa, Galicia, Austria Poland

+ Abt 1925-26, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Father Son of Catherine PODRAZA
and
Joseph KURTZUBA \ KUTSZUBA

m.
(Private)
*
+
Me 23andMe 5th cousin
m.


More About My PODRAZA Family -- Work in Progress

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PODRAZA Family Reports   Charts

See Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest PODRAZA ancestor






Schneck My Great Grandmother Agnes Anna Magdalena SCHNECK immigrated from Louisenthal, Prussia, (now Borzysławiec, Poland) to Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska in the United States about 15 June 1893 with her husband Ferdinand THOMAS, her two sons Herman Charles August, and Adolph George. Her widowed mother, Maria Magdalena THOMAS SCHNECK, accompanied them. Agnes was born on 8 Nov 1872. Her birthplace was probably in Louisenthal, but I have not yet found a source for birth / baptism information for this time period.

 My Direct SCHNECK Line

3rd Gr Johann Christian August SCHNECK
*  About Jun 1817

+  10 Oct 1842, Gross-Sophienthal, Prussia (Warcisławiec, Poland)
m. 27 Feb 1840
Gross-Sophienthal, Prussia
(Warcisławiec, Poland)
Christine Friederkika REINHOLZ
*  About 1816

(Married Christian Ludwig MÜLLER , 11 May 1843 in Gross-Sopheinthal, after 1st husband's death)
2nd Gr Carl Friedrich Wilhelm SCHNECK
* 27 Sep 1840, Gross-Sophienthal, Prussia (Warcisławiec, Poland)
+ 29 Dec 1884, Louisenthal, Prussia (Borzysławiec, Poland)

m. before 1864
Maria Magdalena THOMAS
*  15 Aug 1841,
Louisenthal, Prussia
+  20 Nov 1901, Norfolk, Nebraska USA
Great
Grand
Agnes Anna Magdalena SCHNECK
*  8 Nov 1872,
Prussia
+  9 Dec 1932,  Lindsay, Nebraska, USA
m. 21 Nov 1891
Louisenthal, Prussia
(Borzysławiec, Poland)
Ferdinand Johann THOMAS
*  19 Mar 1867, 
Prussia
+  25 Sep 1954,  Columbus, Nebraska, USA
Grand Adolph George THOMAS
*  21 Jul 1892,
Luisenthal, Prussia
+  16 Feb 1980, York, Nebraska, USA
m. 15 Feb 1916
St. Mary's, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Julia Mary ZACH
*  19 Apr 1891,
St. Mary's, Nebraska, USA
+  17 Nov 1967,  Albion, Nebraska, USA
Mother Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce

 More About My SCHNECK Family, also includes REINHOLZ and NEUMANN

 SCHNECK Family Reports     Charts

See my family file at Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest SCHNECK ancestor 

 Pommern, Prussia
 Brief History of Poland. Includes maps of Poland showing boundary changes over the last 200 years and additional information on the area called Pomerania
 Maps of Louisenthal / Borzysławiec, Gross-Sophienthal / Warcisławiec and Diedrichsdorf / Bolechowo Area

Newspaper Clippings/Biographies

Obituary
Marie Magdalena THOMAS SCHNECK Great Great Grandmother

 Photographs

 Photographs of Borzysławiec, Poland (formerly Louisenthal, Prussia) by Roman Witek

After WWII this part of Prussia became part of Poland and the towns were renamed. Louisenthal is now named Borzysławiec.
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SztorcSZTORC, noun: upright

My Great Grandmother Agnieszka SZTORC was born 26 December 1858 in Łęki Górne, Poland, house #162, currently in woj. Podkarpackie. At the time of her birth Łęki Górne was part of an area called Galicia, which was under Austrian rule until after WW I. Agnieszka was a daughter of Jan (John) SZTORC and his second wife Marianna nee TWOREK. Agnieszka married Andrzej (Andrew) GALUS on 16 February 1876 in the Parish of Łęki Górne, Poland. Neither of my Great Grandparents immigrated to the United States. Their son, Stanislaus GALUS, my grandfather, immigrated with his brother Joseph, to Platte County, Nebraska in September 1898. In February 2005 I found two SZTORC first cousins of my grandfather, who immigrated to Chicago.  In April 2011, through a Facebook post, I found Agnieszka's brother, John immigrated to the United States after the death of his wife in Poland.  John married in Chicago and raised a family there.

On June 5, 2003, I received an email from Roman Witek, who lives in Poland. He had entered the name of the Polish village "Łęki Górne" into Google's image search. One of the results was the photograph of the Church in Łęki Górne that I have on one of my pages. From there he began browsing other pages and noticed that we have the SZTORC family surname in common. Roman's grandfather Jozef SZTORC had two brothers who immigrated to the United States. Photographs of these brothers and their families had the name of a Chicago photographer stamped on the back. Roman wondered how one would go about confirming if these brothers, Frank and John, had actually settled in Chicago. He also wondered if by chance we might be related through our SZTORC families. Within a month of my initial search, I found that Roman and I are fourth cousins through our PAPROCKI families. I have not been able to connect our SZTORC families as yet. In February 2005, Joseph ZMUDA, a grandson of Frank SZTORC, one of the immigrant brothers, found our SZTORC page and contacted me.

Roman and I have continued our correspondence. Over the course of several months, Roman sent me a number of beautiful photographs of the Podlesie / Łęki Górne area. He has graciously given me permission to include these glimpses of Poland here on my webpage. Following is a link to the first photograph in the gallery. If you have already viewed the initial set of photos check out the thumbnails page, which will allow you to start anywhere in the gallery.

 Photographs of Podlesie / Łęki Górne, Podkarpackie, Poland by Roman Witek

 More About Our SZTORC Families -- Details about Marge's and Roman's respective SZTORC relatives.

 Connected Families

 SZTORC Family Reports     Charts

See my family file at Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of  Marge's earliest SZTORC ancestor    Roman's earliest SZTORC ancestor


 Łęki Górne
 Transcribed Records from the LDS microfilms. Work in progress....
 Brief History of Poland. Includes maps of Poland showing boundary changes over the last 200 years and additional information on the area called Galicia.
 Maps of Łęki Górne / Łęki Dolne Area and Pilzno Area
 Current maps showing location of Łęki Górne, near Pilzno, Poland
 Article from PGSA bulletin about Łęki Górne and Łęki Dolne

 Photographs

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ThomasI am descended from two separate THOMAS lines, both from the same church parish of Sankt Johannes parish Stettin, Germany, now Szczecin, Poland. This parish includes the Prussian villages of Augustwalde (now Wielgowo, Poland), Blumenthal (Germany), Hoppenwalde (Germany), Louisenthal (now Borzysławiec, Poland) and Viereck (Germany).

My grandfather, Adolph George THOMAS, came to the United States at the age of two with his parents, Ferdinand and Agnes nee SCHNECK, and an older brother Herman. Adolph was born in Louisenthal, Prussia, which is now Borzysławiec, close to the present day Szczecin, Poland. They arrived in New York around 15 June 1893, and settled in Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska. They then came to the St. Mary's community, near Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska.  Ferdinand and Agnes had 14 more children after they immigrated to Nebraska.

 My First Direct THOMAS Line (updated 8 September 2006)

4th Gr Johann Jacob THOMAS
*  About 1781/1783
+  14 Apr 1823, Hoppenwalde, Prussia
m.  1811
Hoppenwalde, Prussia
(now in Germany)
Johanna Regina GÜNTHER
*  Abt 9 Feb 1784 (calculated date)
+  11 Nov 1841, Hoppenwalde, Prussia
(age 57y, 9m, 2d at death)
3rd Gr Johann Wilhelm \ William THOMAS
*  16 Feb 1816,
Hoppenwalde, Prussia
+  23 Mar 1882,  Louisenthal, Prussia
m. 9 Aug 1835
Louisenthal, Prussia
(Borzysławiec, Poland)
Maria Carolina SENFT
*  About 1813
+
2nd Gr Johann Franz Wilhelm (Frank) THOMAS
*  21 Nov 1839,
Louisenthal, Prussia
+  22 Dec 1915,  St. Mary's, Nebraska USA
m. 14 Oct 1858
Luisenthal, Prussia
(Borzysławiec, Poland)
Henriette Wilhelmine Caroline KÖHLER
*  About 1840

Great
Grand
Ferdinand Johann THOMAS
*  19 Mar 1867, 
Prussia
+  25 Sep 1954,  Columbus, Nebraska, USA
m. 21 Nov 1891
Louisenthal, Prussia
(Borzysławiec, Poland)
Agnes Anna Magdalena SCHNECK
*  8 Nov 1872,
Prussia
+  9 Dec 1932,  Lindsay, Nebraska, USA
Grand Adolph George THOMAS
*  21 Jul 1892,
Luisenthal, Prussia
+  16 Feb 1980, York, Nebraska, USA
m. 15 Feb 1916
St. Mary's, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Julia Mary ZACH
*  19 Apr 1891,
St. Mary's, Nebraska, USA
+  17 Nov 1967,  Albion, Nebraska, USA
Mother Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce

My second THOMAS line begins with my grandfather Adolph's maternal grandmother.  Maria Magdalena nee THOMAS married Carl Friedrich Wilhelm SCHNECK, probably in Louisenthal, but I have yet to find their marriage record.  They were the parents of Agnes Anna Magdalena SCHNECK.  Carl SCHNECK died in Louisenthal, Prussia on 29 December 1884.  Maria Magdalena THOMAS SCHNECK accompanied her daughter Agnes and son-in-law Ferdinand THOMAS, when they immigrated to the United States.  They arrived in New York around 15 June 1893 aboard the ship Meier, and settled in Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska.  Anna Maria Magdalena SCHNECK, an older daughter of Maria Magdalena and Carl SCHNECK, had already settled in Norfolk, Nebraska, with her husband Franz Friedrich Wilhelm DOLLERSCHELL.  They arrived at the Port of Baltimore, Maryland on 18 April 1890.

 My Second Direct THOMAS Line

3rd Gr Andreas THOMAS


m. before 1822
Anna Maria HASE / HAASE
*  About 1801
+  22 Sep 1853, Louisenthal, Prussia (Borzysławiec, Poland)
2nd Gr Maria Magdalena THOMAS
*  15 Aug 1841,
Louisenthal, Prussia
+  20 Nov 1901, Norfolk, Nebraska USA
m. before 1864
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm SCHNECK
* 27 Sep 1840, Gross-Sophienthal, Prussia (Warcisławiec, Poland)
+ 29 Dec 1884, Louisenthal, Prussia (Borzysławiec, Poland)
Great
Grand
Agnes Anna Magdalena SCHNECK
*  8 Nov 1872,
Prussia
+  9 Dec 1932,  Lindsay, Nebraska, USA
m. 21 Nov 1891
Louisenthal, Prussia
(Borzysławiec, Poland)
Ferdinand Johann THOMAS
*  19 Mar 1867, 
Prussia
+  25 Sep 1954,  Columbus, Nebraska, USA
Grand Adolph George THOMAS
*  21 Jul 1892,
Luisenthal, Prussia
+  16 Feb 1980, York, Nebraska, USA
m. 15 Feb 1916
St. Mary's, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Julia Mary ZACH
*  19 Apr 1891,
St. Mary's, Nebraska, USA
+  17 Nov 1967,  Albion, Nebraska, USA
Mother Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce

 More About My THOMAS Family

 The THOMAS Family History by Mary E. (STEINER) BIERMAN and Rev. Milton A. THOMAS

 Luisenthal / Louisenthal, Prussia | Borzysławiec, Poland

 Photographs of Borzysławiec, Poland (formerly Louisenthal, Prussia). My cousin, Roman Witek, was near Szczecin on a business trip in October 2004. Since he was in the area, Roman visited the village of Borzysławiec and took several photos for me.

After WWII this part of Prussia became part of Poland and the towns were renamed. Louisenthal is now named Borzysławiec.

 THOMAS Family Reports    Charts
See Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest THOMAS ancestor

 MAPS
 Here is a great Map of the Stettin Region which includes Luisenthal. This map has both the German and Polish names of the towns.
 Map showing location of Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia -- today's Szczecin, Poland
found at Federation of East European Family History Societies -- FEEFHS
 Map showing location of Szczecin, Poland

 Photographs

 Newspaper Clippings

 Wedding Announcements
 Obituaries
 Maria Magdalena THOMAS SCHNECK
 Agnes SCHNECK THOMAS
 Veronica THOMAS KUHLEN
 Ernesta THOMAS STEINER
 Margaret THOMAS STEINER
 Rose THOMAS HOFFMAN
 Joseph Henry THOMAS
 Ferdinand Johanna THOMAS
 Hellmuth Paul THOMAS
 Raymond Frank THOMAS
 Herman Charles THOMAS
 Adolph George THOMAS
 Fridolin John THOMAS

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ZachMy great grandfather Ignatz ZACH, came to the United States from Kurschwarza, Austria, arriving on 28 May 1872 on the ship S. S. Hanover, through the Port of New York. He spent a few months in Wisconsin before going to the St. Mary's community south of Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska. Two years later Ignatz's parents, my great great grandparents Ignatz and Maria PFEIFER ZACH arrived at the port of New York, New York, on the ship America on 27 June 1874, with their five other children: Franz, Johann (John), Juliana, Walburga and Vincenz.

The younger Ignatz married Anna Mary BRAUN, daughter of John Peter BRAUN and Anna Maria SCHROEDER.

My Grandmother, Julia Mary ZACH, daughter of Ignatz and Anna Mary BRAUN, was born in the St. Mary's community. Julia married Adolph THOMAS at St. Mary of the Angels Church in St. Mary's, Nebraska. They spent most of their married life in and around Albion, Boone County, Nebraska.

 My Direct ZACH Line

4th Gr Joseph ZACH
* About 1725
+ 25 Dec 1805, Kurzschwarza, Austria, # 8

m. Before 1778
Elizabeth DRUCKER
* About 1740
+ 13 Apr 1810, Kurzschwarza, Austria # 8
3rd Gr Johann ZACH
* 20 Nov 1782
+ 12 Apr 1867
m. 8 July 1807
Langschwarza, Austria
Julianna SCHREIBER
* 6 Apr 1786, Kurzschwarza, Austria # 13
+
2nd Gr Ignatz ZACH
* 20 July 1819,
Kurzschwarza, Austria # 8
+ 24 Apr 1903,  Platte County, Nebraska
m. 24 Nov 1846
Langschwarza, Austria
Maria PFEIFER
* 7 Dec 1821,
Kurzschwarza, Austria # 17
+ 30 Aug 1885,  Platte County, Nebraska
Great
Grand
Ignatz ZACH
* 30 Jan 1848,
Kurzschwarza, Austria # 8
+ 23 Jan 1941, St. Mary's, Nebraska
m. 26 Nov 1878
St. Mary's, Nebraska
(near Humphrey, Platte County)
Anna Mary BRAUN
* 18 Aug 1855,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
+ 28 Jul 1922, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska
Grand Julia Mary ZACH
* 19 Apr 1891,
St. Mary's, Platte County, Nebraska
+ 17 Nov 1967, Albion, Boone County, Nebraska
m. 15 Feb 1916
St. Mary's, Nebraska
(near Humphrey, Platte County

Adolph George THOMAS
* 21 Jul 1892,
Louisenthal, Prussia
+ 16 Feb 1980, York, Nebraska
Mother Dorothy Margaret THOMAS
* 2 July 1921, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 3 Jan 2005, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
m. 30 Jan 1943
Camp Beale
Modesto, California
Edmund Stanley GALUS
* 11 Nov 1917, Albion, Boone Co., Nebr.
+ 24 Feb 2009, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebr.
Me Marge GALUS m. Bruce

 More About My ZACH Family

 ZACH Family Reports     Charts

See Rootsweb's WorldConnect site.
Family report of my earliest ZACH ancestor

 Photographs

 Maps

 Newspaper Clippings/Biographies

 Frank BROCKHAUS Past and Present of Platte County
Bernard BROCKHAUS, son of Frank, married Catharina Theresia WEMHOFF, my 3rd cousin twice removed. Catharina is the daughter of Clemenz and Victoria WIESER WEMHOFF.
 Joseph BROCKHAUS Past and Present of Platte County
Joseph and Frank Brockhaus are brothers.
Several of Joseph's children married relatives of mine:
 Mary Caroline married Johann Joseph WEMHOFF, my 3rd cousin twice removed. Johann is the son of Clemenz and Victoria WIESER WEMHOFF.
 Anna Elizabeth married August WIESER, my 1st cousin twice removed. August is the son of Michael WIESER and Walburga ZACH.
 Johanna (Gertrude) married Edward Ignatius WIESER, my 1st cousin twice removed. Edward is the son of Michael WIESER and Walburga ZACH.
 Elizabeth Mary married Hellmuth Paul THOMAS, my Granduncle (brother of my Grandfather Adolph THOMAS)
 Josephine married John ZACH, my 1st cousin twice removed. John is the son of Vincent ZACH and Bertha Mary DITTRICK.
 Ferdinand married Catherine WIESER, my 1st cousin twice removed. Catherine is the daughter Michael WIESER and Walburga ZACH.

 Vincent WIESER Past and Present of Platte County
Vincent WIESER married Mary BROCKHAUS, a sister of Frank and Joseph - listed above. Vincent is my 2nd cousin three removed and is the son of August and Mary KOHLER WIESER.
 Clemens WEMHOFF Past and Present of Platte County
Clemens WEMHOFF married Victoria WIESER, my 2nd cousin three removed. Victoria is the daughter of August and Mary KOHLER WIESER.
 Richard OLMER Past and Present of Platte County
Richard OLMER married Mary PFEIFER, my 2nd cousin three removed. Mary is the daughter of George PFEIFER and Frances WIESER.

 Wedding Announcement
 Obituaries

 Other Researchers:

I've connected with a few other ZACH researchers. I thank them for sharing their family information with me.
 E-mail     Susan is also researching the MERFELD and HEMMER lines of her great grandparents. Susan has information on many Platte County, NE families.
 E-mail     Joan is married to August John (Gus) WIESER. Gus is my 3rd cousin from the ZACH line and 5th cousin from the PFEIFER line. Ignatz ZACH (the first) and Maria PFEIFER are our GG Grandparents. From the PFEIFER line my GGG Grandfather Michael PFEIFER was a brother of Gus' GGG Grandmother Johanna PFEIFER WIESER. We don't have information on the parents of Michael and Johanna as yet. Joan is also interested in the BROCKHAUS, SOMMER and FANGMAN lines.
 E-mail     Jean is also a 5th cousin related through the PFEIFER line. My GGG Grandfather Michael PFEIFER was a brother of Jean's GGG Grandmother Johanna PFEIFER WIESER.
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