Re: Rutkowski Ancestors Poland
My great-grandfather came to America from Poland about 1900.The story is that he changed his name to Rutkowski when he came because he was related to the ruling family that was being ousted.His original name may have been something like Wisnewski.
His first name was Stanislas/Stanley.
He settled in Schenectady, NY and married Josefa Kopela (spelling?).She is believed to have come from Seroki, Poland.