Using Google Tour Builder to Tell An Ancestor’s Story

Using Google Tour Builder to Tell An Ancestor’s Story

I've shared the Marczynski family's story here before: Casimir Marczynski's wife, Mary Fabich, died of typhoid fever in 1907, leaving him a widower with six children. His mother arranged for Mary Witkowski--a young woman from Julianowo, Poland--to travel to Dunkirk that summer, and the couple were wed on August 26, 1907 in St. Hedwig's Church. [...]

The Mystery Brother

The Mystery Brother

Mary (Witkowski) Marczynski // Restoration by Robin Clark In July of 1907, Maryanna Louisa Witkowski, the daughter of Nicholas and Marcella (Mintkiewicz) Witkowski, left Poland for the small town of Dunkirk, New York to marry a man she had never met. She and Casimir Marczynski, a widower with six young children, were wed on August [...]

Family Businesses: Cakes, Candy &…Moonshine?

Family Businesses: Cakes, Candy &…Moonshine?

Casimir Marczynski owned a penny-candy store in Dunkirk, New York; the Kuznicki family operated a copper still in their basement; and Joyce Bielecki had a knack for decorating wedding cakes. Here's an overview of the family businesses: The Cakery "Cakes by Joyce" started in 1965: as the story goes, Joyce Bielecki designed and decorated her [...]