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Re: Zdankiewicz

Posted: 1229694569000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1229800674000
Surnames: Zdankiewicz, Adnowik, Jarmolowisz
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I cannot say we are related, but there is a good possibility as our great grandparents lived a mile apart in Pennsylvania.

My greatgrandfather Jan Z immigrated in 1902 to Philadelphis and was sponsored by a nephew named Antoni Andowik. When his wife and oldest son came over in 1903, Antoni Z was living in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa, just southwest of Luzerne town.

Jan was born in 1871, and the family immigrated from Lithuanian Poland from a town called Skieblewo, then in Powiat Augustowski,Suwalki,Bialostockie,of the Russian Partition, currently in Podlaskie, Poland.

I suspect, but have no proof, that he had at least one sister named Franciszka, who also immigrated later in 1903 from Zawady,Szipliszk to Edwardsville, PA, which is right next to Luzurne town. She is going to her brother's house, also named Jan Zdankiewicz. Francis was born in 1881. The street address is just Box 85. There are 4 Zawady's in Podlaskie, however, one is just southwest of Bialystock, where Skieblewo is just northeast of it.

Currently the closest church is in Lipsk. However, as best as I know, the local priest will not release any records. However, back then, there may not have been a church there, or the priest traveled there from a cathedral west of there.

I also speculate that Jan had an Aunt Teofilia Z (born 1848), who married a Jan Jarmolowisz. (If Francis is a sister, then Teofilia is an aunt.) Her children immigrated and lived near Luzerne for a short while, then moved 50 miles away to New Boston.

As you can appreciate, I've come up with many spellings of the name. With this and the lack of LDS films, makes research tough. What else can you add?

Lee Warzala

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