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skozewski



Joined: 12 Oct 2017
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:22 am      Post subject: Education, Class Society
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Is it out of the question to find out the kind of upbringing (education, class society, etc.) someone had? I know know for sure one ancestor was a farmer in Poland, and clearly that's what he did in the states, but two others from villages worked their way up (laborer to small business owner) in the Polish community. Can you find a record of education in the 1870-1890's? Or was it just that they weren't farmers in Poland, were raised in the village and had parents that with occupations and education.

I have everything in the way of documents and plan to visit next year...what can I expect to find?

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rsowa



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Location: Dundee, Michigan, USA

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:21 pm      Post subject:
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That is an excellent question, and I have been curious about the same thing. Nearly all of my immigrant ancestors were common laborers in Pittsburgh and Chicago. Several exceptions were butchers in Poland, and eventually (after several years in the Chicago packing houses, opened their own butcher shops. My grandfather, however, was much better educated and had beautiful penmanship. After immigrating in 1909 he immediately became a draftsman and later, a master carpenter. He was born in Sietesz and prior to his immigration lived in Zagorze nearby. Some family stories lead me to believe that he worked in one of the manor houses there. I regret never talking to him about life in Poland and learning more about his childhood.
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