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janedufault
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:56 pm      Post subject: Dziedzic family from Skurowa, Przeczyca, Krakow. Poland
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I am researching my Polish ancestors from Poland. My grandmother, Wiktoria (Victoria) Dziedzic was born in 1881 in Skurowa and baptized at Przeczyca, Krakow. She was one of nine children: Mariana b. 1879, Victoria b. 1881, Anna b. 1884, Marianna b. 1887, Sophie b. 1890, Adalbertus b. 1901, Jacobus b. 1902, Michael b. 1905, and Franciscus b. 1908.

My grandmother Victoria immigrated to USA in 1900 and married Joseph Ziemba. They had 12 children. The name was eventually "Americanized" and became Zembo. I know for a fact Victoria's sisters, Anna and Sophie immigrated to the USA in the early 1900's too.

My aunt Josephine ( one of Victoria's daughters) traveled to visit the relatives who remained in Poland. I have a picture of Victoria's mother (Magdalena Ksiazek) and father ( Stanisalus Dziedzic ) and four of her siblings that was taken in Poland. I have attached it to this message. I know Josephine visited them in Poland and corresponded with them. Unfortunately, the only thing I have is this picture. I am desperately searching for any relatives who are still in Poland and would love to reconnect with them.

The people in the picture are as follows:
left to right standing: Frank Dziedzic (killed in the war), John Dziedzic (also killed in the war), Michael Dziedzic, and Veronica Dziedzic (not sure if this was her middle name or not)
left to right sitting: Stanislaus Dziedzic (Victoria's father) and Magdalena Ksiazek Dziedzic (Victoria's mother)

My hope is that someone will recognize this family and can shed some light on my research. All Victoria's 12 children including my dad, Louis are now deceased so researching my ancestors has become a challenge. My husband and I traveled to Poland in Sept. 2014. I am hoping to find enough information about my four grandparents and their birthplaces so we can return with our daughters and retrace my heritage in Poland.

Thank you,
Jane Zembo Dufault
Westport, Massachusetts, USA



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Sophia
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:42 am      Post subject:
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Hi Jane,
Ideally, someone who knows this family would contact you. However, I wonder whether you would just take a shot at finding them this way . . . here is a link to a school in Przeczyca http://przeczyca.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=9
and it includes lovely pictures of children, several of whom have the Dziedzic surname. It seems a small enough village that if you contacted the school, someone there might be able to put you in touch with the current Dziedzic residents there, and they may know your family. Even if you do not read Polish, you can still find, on the right-hand side of the web page, an area called "kontakty" which gives an email address. Go ahead and write in English, a very short request, and see what comes of it!
Best of luck in your search,
Sophia
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