Need help! James W. Bryan b. 1955, son of Zamoytuk, Brown, RT Surowka/Butnik
Hi, I'm trying desperately to find my father and my Polish
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ancestors but I'm lost. I did not even know of my Polish/Russian?
roots until just recently and I'm stuck in every sense of the word
as far as tracing my family back, so let me just tell you what I
have on my family.
My father is James Walter Bryan b. 01/09/1955 in Baltimore,
Helen Alice Zamoytuk, b. April 21, 1916 supposedly in Binghamton,
New York. Lived in Baltimore, MD from 1943- abt 1987, then was
moved to a nursing home in Perry County, Arkansas when she died in
1996. She supposedly was not married to my father's dad but married
Buster Brown of Point, TX in Baltimore, MD on 11 Nov 1957 according
to Buster's obit. Helen had a daughter on 01 Apr 1957 to an unknown
father and Buster Brown supposedly signed as her father, although
he had not yet married Helen. The daughter's name was Betty
Elizabeth Brown (m. Bronson and Lynch) and she died in Perry
County, Arkansas in 1995 to suicide. And that is all I know of my
close relatives on that side, other than knowing Betty's daughters
and son, who unfortunately do not have any more info than I.
Helen's parents and sister are:
Mother- Ksenia Butynec- b. abt 1885 in Galicja, possibly Lubella?
I have also seen on immigration papers her name listed as
Salvera. I find marriage records for her, possibly, to an
Kostenyk and Porfeji Budnik as well, so kinda lost there.
Believed to have died in Baltimore, Maryland on 19 Jan
Father- Jan or John Zamoytuk (Zemaytuk, Zemaituk, Zamotuk, Zamajduk
are a few of the other spellings I've seen. b. 07 May 1889
Grodno?, Russia. He lived in Binghamton, New York and
as a shoemaker for the Endicot-Johnson Company. Died 01 Oct
1933.John's sisters were listed in his obit as Rose
Salmonea Bartosiewicz, and MaryAnne Linowski.
Sis-Helen's sister is Genevieve Zamoytuk Surowka, b. abt 1923
and died in
car accident in Deposit, New York in 1956. Married to
Surowka and still has many living children and
am in touch with.
ANY info you might have would be wonderful, I'm at a dead end in my
search and desperately need help. And if possible, please respond
directly to my email addresses below, I can't ever find the sites
or links to get back on the genealogy sites to check for updates.
Casandra Anne Bryan