Poland / USA:
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Witamy do Rodzina Eliasz / Leszczyński !
Poland - Eliasz/Leszczynski most direct
ancestors came from Biechów or Wojcza or Piersiec(Piestrzec)[all Gminy: Stopnica,
Parish: Biechow, Guberny: Kielce] or Pacanów. Other cities in Poland mentioned
Zabiec, Zborowek, Stopnica, Ksiaznice, Krakow. Gawlikowski seem to come from Opatowiec
and/or Opatow. Jozef Eliasz came from his wife Valeria in Żabiec in 1910. Valeria
Leszczyńska owned a mill in Łodz (which was illicitly given to Eliasz's by
Mary Eliasz Gronek-- before being ultimately stolen by the communists).
New York, USA- Most Eliasz and Leszczynski
seem to have come through Ellis Island. This is by no means complete though,
as Valeria and Alice (Waleria and Alexandra) Elias[sic] came through Philadelphia,
PA. In any case, they all settled in Depew, NY. Those Eliasz or Leszczynski
that settled in Buffalo/Niagra/Syracuse areas seems to more distant relatives
who are as yet unlinked to the family tree (though I wish I could meet a genealogically
minded family member from that group and swap family histories). Members of St. Augustine Church on Penora St. in Depew, NY.
Depew area Streets: Penora and
Neoga Street seems to have played a huge part. Also Olmstead Ave, Broadway,
Como, Lawnside, Laverack, Ellicott, etc.
Toledo, OH, USA -Some Eliasz, Mylek,
and Sobieszczanski's move on to Toledo,Ohio. Sobieszczanskis become Sobbs. Members of St. Anthony's Church on Nebraska Ave.
Toledo Streets: Campbell, Buckingham,
Detroit/Hamtramck, MI, USA -Some Eliasz, Gronek, Gawlikowski's
move on to Detroit area.
Detroit Streets: Dean St., Craig St.,
Harper Ave, McClellan, Burger Ave, Dublin Ave.[pre 1936]
Detroit Suburbs Streets: Fairchild
Road, North Town Line Road,[these are 1930]; many ELIASZ's move on to St.
Clair Shores, MI (post 1945)
Poland • Depew,
NY • Toledo,