Peter, John, Anna Grand Rapids & PA
I am researching the Kuligowski surname - My great grandfather, Peter Kuligowski (abt. 8/1871 - 4/1911) came from the Russian section of Poland to the US in 1890, to the Wilkes-Barre area of PA - he married an Anna Kayzcik from the Austrian section of Poland in abt 1899 and moved to Grand Rapids Michigan where he and Anna had three sons (Joseph, Anthony and Charles).Sometime before 1910 they returned to the Wilkes-Barre area where Peter perished in a coal mine accident in 1911. Of the three boys, only Joseph had any children.He changed his last name to Kuley when the father of the German woman he wanted to marry wouldn't stand for her to marry a "Pollock."Joseph had three sons and one daughter who inturn have had numerous children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren.Most are living in the Cincinnati Ohio area.
This branch of my family tree ends with Peter and Anna and I would very much like to find additional information on them to trace the line further back into Poland.I was hoping you might have some links.I have a few clues leading me to a John and Bernice Kuligowski in Grand Rapids Michigan who was Joseph's sponsor/godfather at his baptism and have sent an email to one of their descendents - a Helen Kuligowski who married a Phillip Francis Paskiewicz.
I have found white pages listings for 215 Kuligowski's in the US - so I feel certain that there are some relations somewhere - it is just a matter of finding all the loose ends.It is my understanding that some changed their name to Kulik.Peter's manifest has him as Peter Kulikowsky - as I am sure you know, the spellings abound.
Please contact me at your convenience.