Hi, I created this board to find out more about my family history. Our last name was changed to Quick sometime after 1930. My grandfather, Norbert Quick, was born Norbert Kwiesielewicz and is listed with his mother, Helen Kwiesielewicz, sister Lillian Kwiesielewicz and father Casmir Kwiesielewicz. We knew Casmir as Charlie Quick. He had three brothers, Frank, Maylin (sp.), and Chester. Chester did not change his name, lived in Lublin, WI where the Kwiesielewicz family still resides. The other brothers all lived in Chicago, where our family is still based.
Charlie spent most of his later years in Ogle county Illinios, with his lovely wife Louise. But, his early years are unknown to the family.
The questions that our family would like to find answers to is whether or not Charlie (Casmir) was born in the US, or whether he emigrated from Prussia, Poland, or Lithuania. We also do not have any information on his parents, where they were from, etc. We do know that Charlie was born in 1904, according to the 1930 census. He passed in the early 1980's, and his death certificate is incorrect. It reads 1912 as his date of birth.
Any information on any Kwiesielewicz family members, or Quick family members who believe to their ancestors to be Polish rather than Dutch or English would be welcome.
Bryan Quick, son of Thomas Quick, son of Charlie Quick (Casmir Kwiesielewicz) son of ?