I had a great grandfather named Michael Nowicki, but I know very little about him. I do know that his wife was Tillie (Tekla) Prociak. I heard that Michael went back to the "old country" and Tillie stayed in Chicago. She died abt. December 11, 1948, in Maywood, IL.
One of their children, Anastasia Nowicki, was my father's mother. She was married to Peter Leszko. They lived in the Chicago area until their deaths.
I wrote to a cousin (Roseann Nowicki Lubowitz) a couple of months ago, whom I had never met, to ask what she knew of family history. Today, I received a note from her husband today. Sadly, Roseann died July 30, 2004. I hope we have learned something and that maybe there was a connection.