funny enough I stumble over this board exactly on a day when I have prepared an invitation letter for our IWAN-branch family reunion.
Our Iwan people as far as I know came from Karwin in Moravia, near Ostrava, today Czech Republic, pretty close to the Polish border.
The first Iwan that I know of was a
- Paul Iwan who married a
+ Anna KRZISTEK in 1784. Their only son
- Johann was born in 1786, he married
+ Marianne KRZISTEK probably around 1806. Their son
- Ignaz Iwan was born est. 1807, and married
+ Barbara CHLEBIK in 1811. Their son
- Augustin Iwan, b. 27 Aug 1849 in Karwin, was my g-grandfather.
Unfortunately I don't have a lot more.
I would of course be interested in any information on possible connections or other hints.