Back in Wisconsin

Well, we’re back in Wisconsin after a 2800 mile, 10 state trip for Christmas. We spent the run-up to Christmas with Jodie’s parents in Georgia, then we drove up to North Carolina to spend Christmas at her sister Kris’ house. Here’s a picture of Eoin enjoying one of the toys that Santa brought him in [...]

A Brief Biography of Maciej (Matt) Szudy

I came across this brief biography of my great-grandfather, Maciej Szudy (1892-1986), in a letter written to me by my grandfather, Leonard Albin Szudy (1920-2002). The letter is dated February 15, 2001 and gives a heavy dose of property history:

“At 15 years of age my father went to Hungary to work in a coal [...]

Happy Birthday (a few days late), Eoin Szudy!

Eoin’s third birthday was a few days ago. Here’s a picture of him with his Gustafer Yellowgold cake:

Mystery Wedding Photo

This photo confuses me:

The photo is dated 1912, and the groom (assuming that the man in the photo is the groom and not the best man or some such attendant) looks a lot like my great-grandfather Maciej (Matt) Szudy, who was married in 1913 to Helen Michalak (see earlier post). This photo raises [...]

Szudy-Michalak Wedding Photo

Here is a wedding photo of Maciej (Matt) Szudy and Helena (Helen) Michalak. They were married April 19, 1913 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chicago. Jan Wiskiewicz and Agnieszka Michalak (Helen’s sister) were the witnesses.