A hint for you...I found a Michael Kaniecki and wife, Johanna Wesolowski ,also living in Alpena. If you have access to Ancestry.com, someone is also researching that family. She has posted some great photos. I believe that Michael was a brother to your Philip (father of Anastasia Kaniecki Gwizdala). Another relative may be Anthony Kaniecki (married to Mary Talaska,born in BC in 1877 and the daughter of Joseph Talaski and Mary Bukowski)
I have not found Kanieckis on any of the Polish websites....so far. I will keep you posted.
Info is from Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, and SeekingMichigan.org