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Posted: 6 Jul 1999 7:49PM GMT
Edited: 28 Jun 2001 1:09AM GMT
Looking for Borowiak family settlling in Cook Co., Ill.

Borowiak Surname

Posted: 6 Sep 1999 6:42PM GMT
Edited: 16 Jun 2003 4:24PM GMT
My Borowiak's came from Posen, Prussia and settled pretty much in northwestern Indiana but is very possible some went to Illinois - I don't know. Perhaps we can share info and see if we intersect. Shelley Broviak Dennis


patti (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 1999 4:10PM GMT
my grandmother was a borowiak my marriage.
mary and her husband was thoedore they lived
in radom IL.


Posted: 16 Oct 1999 12:16PM GMT
Edited: 16 Jun 2003 4:24PM GMT
Thank you! No match so far - am still searching and searching.

Name change

Chris Smith (View posts)
Posted: 26 Oct 1999 10:00AM GMT
Many Borowiak's changed their names to Broviak

Borowiak of IL

Vickie Sokol (View posts)
Posted: 14 Nov 1999 5:19PM GMT
If you're related to the Borowiak's then we're related. My Great-Grandmother is Ursula Borowiak Sokol.

I went to and entered my grandmother's name, Ursula Borowiak and I found Marsha Wilcox of Chicago who is my 3rd cousin once removed. Turns out she has done quite a bit of research on the Borowiak's and she's probably you're BEST resource. I added her information to my website:

but you should probably go straight to her website:

Have fun!!
Vickie Sokol

ps. so by the are you related to the borowiaks?
Posted: 27 Dec 1999 2:34PM GMT
Edited: 16 Jun 2003 4:24PM GMT
Chris, do you have any info on Broviak's - that is my maiden name and I know we anglicized it from Borowiak. Our crew settled in northwestern Indiana, near Chicago, but I feel sure we're going to connect to either the group in Nebraska, Ohio or Minnesota before it's all over.


Posted: 30 Mar 2000 2:33PM GMT
Edited: 16 Aug 2001 8:06PM GMT
Hello Vicky. Nice to see another relative.
My husband is the grandson of Felix
Kozakiewicz. Would love to correspond.


Vickie Sokol (View posts)
Posted: 1 Apr 2000 5:18AM GMT
Hi Peggy, thanks for replying. I didn't recognize that name at first. I had to go to my website and check it out. As it turns out I'm not a blood relative of Kozakiewicz. Marsha Wilcox is. That surname comes from her mother's side of the family I believe. Have you been in contact with Marsha? Her site is:

Let me know if that helps. And if I'm way off, also let me know that too!!

Thanks for writing.
-vickie sokol


Posted: 1 Apr 2000 7:04AM GMT
Edited: 16 Aug 2001 8:06PM GMT
Thanks for replying. Yes, I am in touch
with Marsha Wilcox and we are related.

Keep in touch anyway.
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