Thank you for responding to my message!! It has been really hard to find many people with the Gurtowski, or Gurtowsky name here too. Our Stanislaw Gurtowski was born in Warszawa, Warszawaskiego, Poland in 1860. I will have to look on a map and see where the Lipno-Bydgoszcz region is. Stanislaw's wife, Uzefa Zebroska (or Zembrowski) (she went by Josephine here) was also born in Warszawa in 1864. They were married in New York in 1885. I don't have any info on Stanislaw's parents, but I do know that Uzefa's mother's maiden name was Streborg. Since this name is so rare, I would assume that we are related somewhere down the line. It would be interesting to find out how, if we are!! I really enjoy researching the history and trying to put together the pieces!
I can't wait to hear back from you!