Source: an e mail sent to Josephine Long on 4-8-07It had good information in it so am posting for the benefit of family members.
Dear Josephine Long,
First,...wow!! What a surprise for our family to find someone else looking for information on another John Gorzkowski when we began researching our grandmother's history.
Her name is Angela Marie Suchomski. She was born on Dec. 9, 1919 in Chicago to Casimir & Anotoinette (nee-Gorzkowski) Suchomski. They lived at 945 Chicago Avenue.
Her mother died on Dec. 4, 1928, and is buried in St. Adelbert Cemetery in Niles, IL.
Her mother had a twin brother: John Gorzkowski, who was married, but childless.
Upon the loss of both parents, John Gorzkowski offered to raise my grandmother, but her father (Casimir Suchomski) refused. Unfortunately, he would die a few years later.
My grandmother ended up in an orphanage and has no memory or knowledge of other relatives. She is now 88, and still in good health. We are trying to piece together her childhood and lineage, and would appreciate any help you can offer.
Details, such as DOB for parents are unknown at the moment. We do know that her mother was born in Krakow and her father, oddly enough, was possibly born in Austria.
It is likely a stretch here, but if any of these names or details strike a bell for you, we would certainly appreciate any direction or information that you could offer.