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Kaleta from Katowice, Poland

Kaleta from Katowice, Poland

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kaleta, Rudka, Schewiola, Martzik
Hi,
My grandfather was from Katowice, Poland, Peter William Kaleta b.1873. He emigrated to Australia & we know very little about his family in Poland. We recently found a letter written to him in German from his nephew, this led me to find that at the time of his birth that part of Poland was actually in Germany. I believe he had several siblings & only one I know the name of for sure, his sister Pertoneli who's married name was Martzik, she lived in Konczyce, Katowice in 1939 & at the time she was in her 80s.
Peter's parents were Yan or Jan Kaleta & Rosalin Rudka & at some time Yan re-married & has a few step-children. One part of this family were named Schewiola & lived in Hindenburg, Germany. It is from Florian Schewiola that the letter to my grandfather is written & he had a brother named Johann.
As I know very little about my Kaleta family, it is quite possible that some may have emigrated to the USA.
I hope this may ring a bell with someone out there.
Meredith

Re: Kaleta from Katowice, Poland

Posted: 14 Aug 2011 2:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: enoch redner spritzer marmor schneider
i am also trying to find information about my ancestry from Katowice. I actually visited once briefly in 1998. Let me know if you find an interesting source with information. Possible surnames were enoch or redner on my end i think. we're not quite sure, the names were altered when they arrived in the u.s. post wwii. i just rec'd some info on my polish side from a cousin who has amazing records. in my cousins chart, he has a johann but he was born in rawa ruska, poland. he was married in Chrzanow Poland (Krenau, Austria) but past away in 1942. doubt its the same one because kaleta and the other surnames you mentioned don't match any in my chart that i know of.

we have info about the following surnames from krakow, chrzanow, and katowice : marmor schneider mehler but not much about redner or enoch

if anyone out there reads this and a name rings a bell, please let me know...thanks in advance, Robyn

Re: Kaleta from Katowice, Poland

Posted: 14 Aug 2011 9:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have had a lot of help from the records office in Katowice the only problem is that you have to write to them in Polish. I've also had heaps of help from Zenon at http://polishorigins.com/document/home_page but I haven't been able to go back any further, I'd have to go there or hope that a family member sees my post.
Good luck with your search.
Meredith
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