Anton Byzewski was born on August 8, 1853. At age 18, he came to America, on the ship Nemesis. It landed at the port of New York on May 20, 1872. Anton filed his intention to become a U.S. citizen on March of 1879. His citizenship was finalized on Dec. 18,1886.
Antons first place of residence was Elgin, Ill.
Anton married Anna Marianna Bollman in Illinois. She was born in Sobienczyce on November 10, 1856.
Anton filed for a homestead near St. Cloud, Minn., on June 23, 1880. He operated a dairy farm and raised nine children, Joseph, Bertha, Robert, Felix, Tillie, Mary, Martha, Antony and John.
Mary died in 1908 of apoplexy (stroke) at the age of 39. Anton died of a heart attack at the age of 76. Both are buried in the Gilman Cemetery, Gilman, Minn.