Patricia, I am a decendant of Frances Barbara Libudzewski Silakowski's sister. I have been trying to trace my ancestors. I was able to track you down because of the following obituary in the Joliet (Illinois) Herald News:
Katherine Libudziewski died Nov 24, 1919 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Jesionowski, 1225 Cora St. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank Jesionowski and Mrs. Joseph Silakowski of Michigan City, 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services Friday, Nov 28 from the house at 8:45 to Holy Cross Church at 9 a.m.
Since my great grandmother, Mary Anna Libudziewski Jesionowski had only 3 children, I knew that Mrs. Joseph Silakowski had to have the other 14 and that's how I found you. I know that Mary Anna was born in Scranton, PA, so Frances must have been born there, also. Their parents were Joseph and Katherine Libudzewski. Joseph and Katherine are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois along with Frank and Mary Jesionowski and Frank and Mary's oldest son, Edward Jesionowski and his wife Barbara (my grandparents). Katherine Libudziewski 1852 - 1919. Joseph Libudziewski 1847 - 1914. I do not know anything else about Joseph and Katherine or their prior ancestors. Have you been able to trace anything prior to this? I hope this helps.