Searching for info on Grandma: Helen or Catherine Wysocki, possibly from Vilna?
Hi, my first post here. Hoping to find any info on the Wysocki sisters, Helen and Catherine.
My grandmother's maiden name was Helen Wysocki, b. 1888, d. 1984. Her sister was Catherine Wysocki, b.1887, d. ?Catherine emigrated to the USA first, in 1894, Helen arrived in 1908.
i don't know much else, their parents' names or if they had any other sibs.. Helen married Anthony Franckiewicz in 1912,and Catherine married Walter Sutcavage and they all lived in or around Plains, PA (Luzerne county)in the USA.
Franckiewicz, of course, has multiple spellings. I've seen it as Fronckiewicz and Franscavage, among others. At some point this family changed their name to Frantz...evidently when all the children were adults themselves, and in different parts of the country...they all made the switch to Frantz. i don't know when or why, and there's no one left to ask. of course all my cousins say it was changed at ellis island, but i'm discovering that that wasn't true, since the U.S. census and other docs still show them as various forms of franckiewicz up into at least the 1930 census.
Can anyone help me? Any ideas at all?
Thanks in advance