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FORYS Tidbits

Michelle (View posts)
Posted: 31 May 2002 7:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: FORYS/ORTYL
For all FORYS Family that started in Dupont area. I just found out today thatmy great grandmother Veronica Forys' mother or grandmother ( need to clarify that one again) was a "princess/ or Lady" in the Royal house of Drummond. She then lost her title when she chose to marry a commoner.
I am avidly bugging relatives and hope to be able to share more soon. I welcome any info that anyone would like to share with me. Happy FORYS hunting!
Posted: 5 Jun 2002 1:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jun 2003 12:29AM GMT
Hi Michelle,
We are of the DuPont line, Jan is Tim's ggrandfather who was killed in a mining strike about 1899. Jan's wife was Agnieszaka. Their son Frank later moved to Detroit, MI. He had a sister Veronica. Would like to compare notes. Thank you.

Re: FORYS Tidbits

Michelle (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jun 2002 4:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'd love to compare notes!
Here is what I have so far. My great grandparents were Franciszek Ortyl and Veronica Forys. They were married June 16, 1912.
Veronica was born Jan 31, 1896 in Dupont, PA.
She had 9 children with Franciszek, one of which was my grandmother Veronica ( Weronika) Ortyl who was born in Detroit, while visiting family or a temporary move there in 1920. Looking at the full names of my great aunts and uncles, and applying what little I know about naming customs back then, many of the first and middle names I believe are close family names. Great Uncle #5 was named Alexander JAN Ortyl. A possible closer tie is seen with great aunt #3, Marianna Ortyl, her godparents are listed as Frank Forys and Maria Wolowiec.
Veronica and Franciszek moved from Dupont, Pa to Dickson City, Pa. by 1922. By 1936, they had divorced, and Veronica moved to Greenpoint, (NY?). She remarried in 1956 to Czeslaw Pryzwarski , and later that year she died, on the 25th of Oct., in 1956 in Queens, New York.
According to the family tree that I have so far, FORYS is a name derived from an occupation meaning a fore-rider, from the german Vor-Reiter. Stagecoaches and wagons often had a team of 6 or more horses to pulle the conveyance, and this required a horseman to guide and contril the horses from the front. This surname is found in many places in Poland, and also in Czechoslovakian-Hungarian areas as well.
I am anxious to see where are notes connect some spaces... feel free to email me at Ken_chelle@juno.com

Re: FORYS Tidbits

Michelle (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jun 2002 4:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'd love to compare notes!
Here is what I have so far. My great grandparents were Franciszek Ortyl and Veronica Forys. They were married June 16, 1912.
Veronica was born Jan 31, 1896 in Dupont, PA.
She had 9 children with Franciszek, one of which was my grandmother Veronica ( Weronika) Ortyl who was born in Detroit, while visiting family or a temporary move there in 1920. Looking at the full names of my great aunts and uncles, and applying what little I know about naming customs back then, many of the first and middle names I believe are close family names. Great Uncle #5 was named Alexander JAN Ortyl. A possible closer tie is seen with great aunt #3, Marianna Ortyl, her godparents are listed as Frank Forys and Maria Wolowiec.
Veronica and Franciszek moved from Dupont, Pa to Dickson City, Pa. by 1922. By 1936, they had divorced, and Veronica moved to Greenpoint, (NY?). She remarried in 1956 to Czeslaw Pryzwarski , and later that year she died, on the 25th of Oct., in 1956 in Queens, New York.
According to the family tree that I have so far, FORYS is a name derived from an occupation meaning a fore-rider, from the german Vor-Reiter. Stagecoaches and wagons often had a team of 6 or more horses to pulle the conveyance, and this required a horseman to guide and contril the horses from the front. This surname is found in many places in Poland, and also in Czechoslovakian-Hungarian areas as well.
I am anxious to see where are notes connect some spaces... feel free to email me at Ken_chelle@juno.com

Re: FORYS Tidbits

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 9:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Michelle,
Just came across this old posting. Would like to hear more about the Royal Drummund connection. I am a great-grandson of Jan Forys of Dupont, PA.
hforys@reginahs.com
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