Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Bosakowskis of Milno (part 2 of 2)

I have traced the family of my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska back five generations to my third great-grandparents Jan Bosakowski and Anna Baran. Jan and Anna were probably born in the 1780s or 1790s and got married some time before 1815. … Continue reading

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The Bosakowskis of Milno (part 1 of 2)

After poring through church records going back to the early 1800s, I can trace my grandmother’s family back five generations to my third great-grandparents Jan Bosakowski and Anna Baran. They were farmers in the town of Milno, about five miles … Continue reading

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Maria Daniel and the next-to-the-last journey of the S.S. Elbe

I think I found the record of my great-grandmother’s passage to America. If I’m right, she sailed to New York on the S.S. Elbe in January 1895. It turned out to be the last group of immigrants to cross over … Continue reading

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The half-brother who emigrated to America

Months ago, when I was perusing U.S. census records for my great-grandparents Andrew and Mary Sabol, I came across a relative named John Hovan. In the 1920 census, he was living in the Sabol household in Raritan, New Jersey. He … Continue reading

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Old church records shed light on my Slovak great-great-grandparents

Each of us, as a matter of simple biology, descends from sixteen great-great-grandparents. When I started this research project. I didn’t know who any of them were. Ten months later, I can name eleven of them. My Polish great-great-grandparents, Bazyli … Continue reading

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