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Agnieszka Pawlus
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:56 am      Post subject: Borusheski and Waszyk (Washeck) families
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We have some question from our new Forum member Katrina. I hope that someone would be able to help:

"Hello my name is Katrina my maiden last name was Borusheski. I was once told we came from nobility. but as a stubborn Pollack I am very skeptic. im 40 and one day would like my kids to know where they came from. my family names of both grandparent are the Borusheski and the Washeck. if you could assist please."


And here are some more details from Katrina:
"Leo Anthony Borusheski, born Jan. 8, 1912 and died Mar. 8, 1971. He was a son of Stoney / Stanley Bourshoski and Josephine Stipp. Stanislaus Bourshoski, born abt 1886 Poland, parents born Poland Frank and Catherine Borushaski, immigrated from Boguszyn Poland to US in 1905 . After coming to America they changed the spelling of the last name Borushaski, Borushoski and than again to Borusheski. Josephine Stipp was a daughter of Martin Stipp and Antonia Markevitz, both born in Germany.
The Washeck side of the family also changed their name when they immigrated. Waszyk was how they originally spelled it. My Great grandfather was Domino Waszyk his parents both of Poland Joseph Waszyk and Anna Kuklenska Waszyk. Domino wife was also from Poland. Cecelia Friday Washeck. Her parents were Bernard Friday of Warsaw, and mother Rose Ancevicz Friday.
Ok, well that's all I know. I hope you are able to shed more light for me."

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Elzbieta Porteneuve
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:41 am      Post subject:
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Hi Katrina,

I am trying to imagine Polish orthography

Borusheski -> Boruszewski
443 persons in today's Poland
Bourshoski -> Burszowski and variants
14 Burszowski
26 Burszewski
46 Borszowski
31 Borszewski

In this database, http://gajl.wielcy.pl/, where they show a list of "noble" names, I found with B
2 starting with Bores
2 starting with Borsze
2 starting with Borszo
and a number starting with Borsz
then 6 starting with Burs

Whan you click on one listed name, it shows you herby related to that "noble" name.

An aside outcome: I found synonimes for the word Burszowski:

So far for "noble" names,
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am      Post subject:
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Aga and Katrina,

A Franz Borusziewski arrived at Ellis Island on January 5, 1905. He was 40, married, traveling alone, and his destination was Peirce (?) City, going to meet his brother Johann Borusziewski (Johann suggests part of Poland under Prussian rule). The best part is that he declared he was from Glusk, which is located just 12 miles Southeast of Boguszyn (the one in gmina Czerwinsk nad Wisla, powiat plonski).

Glusk records I believe are located in Czewinsk and you can take a look at the online collection in http://metryki.genealodzy.pl/ar2-zs0488d (some years missing).

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Mike Washeck

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:08 am      Post subject:
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Hi; my name is Mike Washeck and Domino was my great uncle. His brother John was my grandpa. The family consisted of Joe, Rosie, John, Domino, and Andy. They, along with Josef and Anna, are buried in the St. Peter and Paul cemetary in Pulaskifield Missouri about 7 miles from where all but Joe lived. Are you related to Darwin? He was my dad’s cousin. I’d love to be able to communicate with you more and share the Washeck family history. I have a photo of Josef and Anna along with John, Domino, and Andy when they were young men. You can find me on Facebook under the name Mike Washeck.
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