Hello from Poland,
My PILCH family roots in the Cieszynski region are from XVI century and we are still one of three biggest family here.
As I know lots of family members emigrated to USA in the end of XIX and begining of XX century. Mostly from Hamburg or Bremen o, vie Ellis Ireland.
I just started to look for some relatives which kept connected with Polish family.
Do you thing that it is possible your mother was from Poland - the name of town is usuelly known as Weischel as we were a part of austrian empire. From 1918 we are back to Poland.