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[52 weeks] My memorable genealogical moment

I am just beginning my journey into finding the family. My father and his cousin told me that their uncle Thomas Kleczynski was the father of Elisabeth Kleczynski who died in infancy. If they hadn't told me this, I wouldn't have known as there isn't any documentation that I have found about her.

Both my dad and his cousin told me that Thomas had been married twice. So I wasn't surprised when I found the names of the two women. What surprised me was finding that he had had 4 wives. None of them were married to Thomas when his daughter was born. The information that Thomas had 4 wives came as a big surprise to my family when I showed them the marriage certificates, census reports, and obituary of his last wife.

It was a great feeling to tell them something they had no idea about.

Looking for Kleczynski fromPoland, formerly Austria

My name is Diane Pusieski. I started work on researching the family on my dad's paternal side of the family. There have been several people who have researched the Zembal family, but I don't know anyone in my family who has researched the Kleczynski family.

My great-grandfather John Kleczynski came from Poland in 1887. He was born in 1872 to Peter Kleczynski and
Mary Waldwaski (taken from his death certificate).

He married a woman with the first name of Maryanna, Mary A; I have three different spellings of my great-grandmother's maiden name: Mary Grewakiewicz; Mary Graborkiewicz; Mary Glabakovich. John and Mary were married in 1897 in Wisconsin. She was born in Wisconsin, but her parents came over from Poland.

I would like to find out what her maiden name was.

I am also looking for their eldest son Frank S. Kleczynski who was born in 1898 in Wisconsin. I have been told that he lived in New York and had married and had children. But I haven't found anything about them.

Help with this would be greatly appreciated.