Re: John Zakrzewski / Mich/ Chicago
I applied and received my Great-grandfathers social security application. On it it states his parents names and location of their birth. Joseph Zakrzewski was the son of John Zakrzewski & Mary Polanz. Born in Germany.
My Great-grandparents came to America from Poland.
Great grandpa Joseph was a tailor and owned his own shop in Detroit. He married Helen Rutkowski.
I have heard immigrants usually settle in where family has already settled. At this point I don't know if they settled in Chicago first, then relocated to Detroit.
Joseph could have a huge slew of siblings, I just haven't found them yet!
I know Stanley is a common Polish first name, but Joseph and Helen named there youngest son Stanley.
Lets keep in touch to see if we are working on the same family.