This is for Carinne Gee: I'm Jenn Mattern's mom - I seem to recall that our family of Gasiors came from an area in southern Poland with the names of Rzeszow, Kolaczyce, and Katowice - I think Katowice sits in the provine of Rzeszow - wow - hard to spell this stuff but this is pretty close to the Polish spellings . . . my grandfather was a Stanley/Stanislaw and his father was married twice - producing two other childred named Hannah and Leopold Gasior. All would have been born in the late 1800s. Grandfather Gasior was literate - so had gone to school in Poland as a child and also was a bit of an artist - a potter. He worked on the railroads and in the steel mills once he came to America. Handsome and congenial man - he had a cleft/dimple in his chin like the actor, Kirk Douglas. Do any of your old family photos show this kind of physical trait? That may be a way to make a connection. I never had any family members speak of the "Szonszor" name though. There are many funny stories about Ellis Island and our Polish relatives - you're right in knowing that many of the immigration officers just wrote out phonetically whatever these people were trying to say. See if you can determine if Poznan is near the Rzeszow-Katowice region - maybe we're related!! Good luck!