Hello, I am Marcia Kalchik Lewandowski
My father is Howard Kalchik of Omena and he and my Aunt Alice are the only two living children of the original eight (You missed of of his sisters Mary). Your grandparents were my great Uncle Earl and Aunt Ethel. My grandparents were Lydia and Frank Kalchik. As a young girl, I remember going to their house in Traverse City, many times. I even have a great picture with each of the brothers and their wives. I am 56 so remember them well. I spent alot of time with Grandma Lydia after my grandpa died. They all came to visit her when as she did not drive.
I am aware of the Jenny line to our shared past and think it was one of the great joys of my childhood to hear stories of my Grandma's youth. She would have grown up only a half mile where she raised her own family and I grew up on the same farm as my father near Bass Lake. My Aunt Alice(My dad's youngest sister) has shared information with me about cousins who have the whole family history. I have several pages that someone typed long ago. I have often told my mom I am going to re=type it some day. Feel free to ask questions, as we are cousins and will try to help you if I can. Also you can find my on Facebook! Look for Marcia Kalchik Lewandowski. Nice to hear from you. Marcia