The first marriage of the year registered, in 1850, at the Roman Catholic Church in Walkow, Krotoszyn, Poznan, Poland was that of Marcin Szymura, age 26, and 19 year old Maryanna Kowalski/Galewska. Both were from the nearby Galewo. Children born there were: Jozef, 1850; Marcin, 1851 and Katarzyna, 1852. Jozef and Marcin died as infants.
When Marcin moved to Strzyzew, Pleszew, Poznan, Poland, they used the name Zacharyasz. Registers of the Roman Catholic Church in Dobryzca recorded births of 9 more children: Franciszek, 1856; Lukasz, 1858; Jan, 1861; Magdalena, 1864; Tekla, 1866; Andrzej, 1868; Maryanna, 1869; Piotr, 1872; and Franciska, 1873. Tekla, Andrzej, Piotr and Franciska did not survive childhood.
Katarzyna married Kasper Kaczmarek in 1872 and they arrived in New York in 1880 with three daughters, ages 5, 3 and 9 months.
They settled in Berea, Ohio and later moved to Iowa, in 1883.
Four more children were born in the United States,
Franciszek married Maryanna Banaszynska on September 4, 1881 and they arrived at Baltimore, Maryland on October 14, 1881. They settled in Berea, Ohio, but later moved to Pulaski, Wisconsin. They had 13 children
Jan's arrival in the United States was October, 1881. In 1888 he married Helen Niedzielska in Pulaski, Wisconsin. They also lived in Iowa, but finally settled in Vancouver, Washington. They raised 6 children.
Marcin, Maryanna, Lukasz, Magdalena and Maryanna arrived at Boston, Massachusetts May 3, 1882. They purchased a farm in Penn township, Jefferson county, Iowa, where Lukasz raised 10 children with his wife, Sophia Gluch. Magdalena married Joseph Bandura and had 8 chilren. They lived in Elba, Nebraska. Maryanna married Stanley Stager and had 9 children. Their final home was in Berea, Ohio.