The Marczynski Ten

The Marczynski Ten

Thomas Walter Marczynski was born on December 26, 1878 in Poland to Jozef Ludwig and Theresa Katherine (Bonczak) Marczynski. He and his older siblings--Gertrude (b. 1858), Mary (b. 1865), Franciszka (b. 1868) and Casimir (b. 1871)--left for the United States at the turn-of-the-century, and they all worked for the railroad in Dunkirk, New York. Three [...]

Catholic School Days

Catholic School Days

Robert Zielinski & Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki As a kid, my grandmother adored her older brother, and she always wanted to be included in everything he did. Bob started school at the age of six, and two-year-old Janice would toddle after him on his walk to class each morning, sitting outside of the classroom until school [...]

Luttrellstown Castle

Luttrellstown Castle

A year ago, my aunt and I traveled to Ireland to learn more about our Irish roots (and to attend a friend's wedding). We ate fish and chips at Reel Dingle Fish Co., took a detour along the scenic Conor Pass, saw the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow at Trinity College and went on a literary [...]

A Shower Bouquet of Roses

A Shower Bouquet of Roses

St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church The patron saint of Poland is Saint Hedwig of Silesia. The Marczynski family lived at 17 St. Hedwig's Avenue in Dunkirk, New York, attended St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church and studied at St. Hedwig's Catholic School; naturally, Casimir and Mary named their third daughter Hedwig. Hedwig Adrianna Marczynski was born [...]