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Szczepkowski (View posts)
Posted: 922954070000
Are there any other Szczepkowski's around?


Sandy (View posts)
Posted: 929113807000
The only reason I'm replying is that this is such an unusual name, and a variation of it is in my family:
My uncle Leo(nard) married Pearl Schultz in PA. They had one son, Ronny (not sure if it was Ronald or just Ronny). They lived around the Swissvale area. Sound familiar?

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Szczepkowski (View posts)
Posted: 931639908000
Looking for relatives of my paternal grandmother from the old country whose maiden name was von Zelewski. She was born approx. 1860 and died ca. 1945 in Warsaw.


Matt Szczepkowski (View posts)
Posted: 934050472000
My family came to this country sometime around the turn of the century from Warsaw, Poland. My grandfather was Damazy and my grandmother was Jozefina. They settled around the East Chicago (Indiana Harbor) area of Indiana.


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My grandfather Walter Szczepkowski was born in 1886 in Mlawa,Poland. His parents were Joseph Szczepkowski and Franciszka Macholowska.


William P. Szczepkowski (View posts)
Posted: 966111831000
Hi, my name is William(Bill) Szczepkowski. I live in Milwaukee. My grandfather was Frank Szczepkowski, married to Rose, where they came from, when they were born, or any other information about their lives is unknown to me because my family never talked about the past. They had three sons Paul, Henry, and William. Paul was my dad and died February 5, 1995. William died November 7, 1989 in New Jersey where lived.

trying to find out my family history too.

margaret schultz (View posts)
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To those who might be interested:

The name Szczepkowski derieves from a township in Poland called Szczepkowo, and a family of nobility that settled this area. The following exerpt is from a Polish gazeteer published in the late 1800s in about 19 volumes. (Keep in mind that borders have shifted considerably since that time!) The entry contains much more info, but briefly:

"[Szczepkowo] A neighborhood of nobility in Mlawa district, Szczepkowo township, Janowiec parish, it lies 21-26 km from Mlawa, about 4.2 km from the Prussian border, on a rise overlooking the grassy valley of the river Orzyc. The original settlement encompassed a large territory along the banks of the river Orzyc, and was about 6.4 km wide by about 4.2 km long. With time, several village sprang up within this area, and in addition to their individual names, they often retained the name of the region as a prefix."

For those wanting to do further research, one of the largest parishes in the Szczepkowo area is Janowiec Koscielny. The LDS church does have micro film tapes of a good portion of the church vital records from this parish, dating between the late 1600s to the late 1800s, with a gap in the mid 1800s.

There are a huge, huge number of Szczepkowskis in these records. You will need pretty accurate data (first and last names, village of birth and approximate year of birth or marriage, etc.) to find "your" people. It is quite common to find several individuals within the parish boundaries, but from different villages, who have the same first and last names. Apparently, there was a fad for Franciszek and Maryanna in the 1800s, just as there's a fad for Brittney and Dakota in 2000!

By the way, I've visited Janowiec twice in the last 3 years. The church is quite beautiful, in the gothic style, with three spires (two large and a smaller one over the altar area. It's built of red brick, with some white washed stucco on the interior, and was constructed on the site of the former church (which burned) in about 1911. The church is named St. John the Baptist (Sw. Jana Chrzciciela) and, as mentioned, locted in the town of Janowiec Koscielny. The parish has existed from the 1400s. The church stands at the center of three crossing roads. The cemetary is a short walk away, and faces the church. There are a HUGE number of Szczepkowski's buried there.

My link to the family starts at the level of my great-great-grandmother Anna Szczepkowska, born in the village of Szczepkowo Borowe. Back from her, I have many, many Szczepkowski ancestors.

I have more details/photos if you are interested. Please e-mail me directly, since I do not check this message board often (
I hope this is of some help to you!

Frank Szczepkowski

Caren (View posts)
Posted: 988627236000
My grandmother's maiden name was Sxczepkowski. As far as I know she has 2 brothers and 1 sister. Her sister's name is Jean, her brothers were Edward and Frank. Her name is Sophie. When their mother died, the baby (Frank) was sold for a bottle of booze and the rest went into an orphanage. The three of the remaining Szczepkowski's changed (forced?) their last name to Karst. Frank would have been around 80 years old or so.

Re: Szczepkowski

Posted: 1016942943000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1106857559000
Dear Anna: Szczepkowski is such an unusal name - My grandmother Mary Ana Szczepkowski married Joseph Pokropski, my father Edward Joseph Pokropski I believe was the 2nd or 3rd oldest - they had Albert, Zigmund, Stanley, Edward and Stella (she ran away from home when she was about 16) unfortunately, I never knew my real grandmother because she died around 1925 and my sister Helen McCollum has done a great amount of research but we cannot find records on Grandmother Mary Ana or Stella, but we are still looking - any other information you have would be wonderful - my e-mail is: if you care to respond to this
God Bless someone who has the patience to do this research, I work and I try to keep working on it, but so far I am way behind - thank you again for your wonderful research
I do believe my Grandmother came from Poland and not long after had married Joseph Pokropski
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