I just now found your e-mail response to my inquiry of 2002 for the name Kapusta/Kapuscinski. My granfather, Adam Kapuscinski, came to the U.S. through Ellis Island in 1906 as far as I can determine and my relatives told me that he changed his name from Kapusta to Kapuscinski, but when I don't know. It was before he came here to the U.S. for sure. His father was Martin ? Kapusta or maybe he changed his name to Martin Kapuscinski. I never knew if my grandfather had any brothers or sisters. He was a carpenter by trade and very good one and built some kind of monument in Poland. He served in the Russian army..........as Poland was once part of Russia and after the war, the borders were changed. He came to the U.S. when he was 21 or 23 yrs. old. Ellis Island records show his age as 23, but according to the year he came here and his birth date of 1885, he would have 21 yrs. old. He came here to the U.S. because my grandmother, Josepha Widomska, sent for him. She came here first at the age of 16 or 17 to Chicago and worked for a doctor's family doing housekeeping and cooking. She sent for grandpa and when he got to Chicago, he wouldn't marry her! So, the police put him in jail! While in jail, his cellmate told him to marry my grandma and get out and so he did. It was not a good marriage and they divorced, but had 3 children.
Well, maybe we are related. I am going to contact my cousin in Detroit to get more information on grandpa as my Aunt shared much with her about her family.
Nostrovia! Happy New Year.
P.S. My father dropped the "C" in our name to shorten it so that is why I spell it without the "C".