I have a very elementary question that I need answered. I am not yet familiar enough with Polish surnames. I looked for a Mary Wojciechowska in the 1900 census and only found two, both with birthyears far from 1882, the year I was looking for. Also, neither one was from Peru, La Salle, Illinois. However, I did find Mary Wojciechowski b April 1883 and living in Peru, Ill
Her birthplace also matched as being in Illinois. Do you think I'm headed in the right direction or off track? Are the two surnames considered roughly the same?