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Casimir Pulaski

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Casimir Pulaski

Posted: 14 Sep 2004 6:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Nov 2006 1:42AM GMT
Surnames: Pulaski
Has anyone done any research on the family of Casimir Pulaski, the Polish General who fought in the American Revolution and died in Savannah, Georgia in 1779.

Here is all that I have been able to find so far.

His parents were Josef Pulaski and Marianne Zielinska. He had 3 brothers and 5 sisters. One brother was named Francis Pulaski and the other was named Antoni Pulaski. Josef Puaski and his son Francis Pulaski were killed during the Polish wars in 1769. His brother Antoni Pulaski was taken prisoner and was the sole survivor left to carry the family name.

Baptismal records found in Poland indicate that Casimir and his brother Francis Pulaski were baptised together, even though they were born almost 1 year apart.

The godparents of Casimir Michael Wladislaus Victor Pulaski were Stanislaus Poniatowski, voivode of Masovia; Princess Maria Zofia Czartoryska, wife of Prince August Alexander Czartoryski (a voivode in Russia); Casimir Rudzinski, castellan of Czersk; and Princess Eleanora Czartoryska, wife of Prince Michael Czartoryski, deputy chancellor of Lithuania. Their spouses were the godparents for his brother Francis Peter August Stanislaus Pulaski.

"It is clear from the Latin text that the two sons of Josef and Marianne were not baptized in Warsaw's Holy Cross Church as many historians have written, but the place where baptisms are legitimately held in the parish church at Grabow, approximately 3.5 miles from Warka. Furthermore, the document shows that Christopher Foltz, S.C.M., (Congregation of Missions) rode from Warsaw alone or in one of the gilded carriages of a Polish nobleman, and performed the baptismal ceremonies on Sunday, March 14, 1745."

Also, the article disputes the age old conception that Casimir Pulaski was buried at sea on October 11, 1779.

"Just recently, in another major discovery, Pinkowski revealed that Pulaski died on the Wasp, a privately owned square rigger, while standing still in the river at Thunderbolt, Georgia, on the 15th instead of the 11th of October in 1779, and was buried in the ground at nearby Greenwich plantation. Pinkowski has followed a paper trail that indicates Pulaski's body was exhumed in 1853 and placed in a metal container next to the cornerstone under the Pulaski Monument in Savannah, Georgia."

There is a website with more detailed information if you want to read it.
http://www.polamjournal.com/Library/APHistory/buried/buried....

A news article found in the New York Times dated August 9, 1925 indicates that Farncis Pulaski and Kazimir Burzynski were direct descendants Casimir Pulaski's brother Antoni.
I will post this in a separate message.

If anyone has any information on the connection between Pulaski and Burzynski it would be greatly appreciated.

My genealogy records indicate that Boleslaw Burzynski was married to a Pulaski. Could this be the daughter of Antoni Pulaski?




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burzvana 15 Sep 2004 12:32AM GMT 
a_ruscetta 12 Mar 2005 9:20PM GMT 
stnslwb 3 Jun 2012 9:19PM GMT 
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