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Wojciechowski/ska

Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 4 Nov 2001 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wojciechoski, Wojciechowska
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?

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 3 Dec 2001 3:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
I received an answer to this question from another source. They said that if the person is male the last name is -ski and if the person is female it is -ska. This could be right because I noticed on the census that the female head of households had the last name Wojciechowska. If anybody knows differently, please say something!

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 4 Dec 2008 6:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
male is ski and female is ska

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 7 Feb 2011 6:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is Mary a relative of yours? I have a great-great grandmother who is from the illinois area around that same time. Her daughters would have been Emily(ia), Lottie Zapart and Jean Mindykowski(a)

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 4 Mar 2011 4:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for a Mary Wojciechowska/ski as well, she is from Warsaw Poland and would be my great-grandmother's sister. I believe the Mary I am looking for married a Josef Kowaleski (not sure if spelling is correct) and around 1906 lived in Waukegan, IL, as that is where my great grandfather Walter Gruczewicz immigration records show his destination. There were other sisters as well, there was a Florence and Hedwig "Hattie". Any information would be helpful.

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 11:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
ski is for a man ska is for a woman. that is the only difference. my family was from Ill. originated in poland than to pennsylvania and to Ill.

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 23 May 2011 1:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mary4nn,

the ancestors on the Wojciechowski/ska...would one of them be a Antoni(n) Piwowarski? He was originally from Poland came to the USA at a very young age to work in Pennsylvania in the coal mines. He then returned to the Poland for a short time before returning once again to the USA. I believe he would have had a daughter, Mary, who would have married into the Wojciechowski family. Mary would then have a Daughter Emily(ia) who married a Tomasz Pietruszka. Anything sound familiar?

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 23 May 2011 2:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
You have the wrong person sorry. My father was Stanley and Mother was Irene My father was a Wojciechowski

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 28 May 2011 9:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lori,
The general rule for Polish surnames is that male surnames end in i and female surnames end is a. Thus, Joseph Wojciechowski would be the correct form for a man and his sister would be Mary Wojciechowska. I have found that in the USA this distinction is not always observed and you should search under both spellings. The census birth dates are also frequently inaccurate so you may have the right person. I hope this helps. I have several Wojciechowski/a ancestors in the Chicago area.
Chet Stanley

Re: Wojciechowski/ska

Posted: 3 Jun 2011 10:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am Carolyn Wojciechowski Preschern from Chicago. I am interested in learning more of your family since my mother's sister married a Milton Grudewicz and lived in Fox Lake, IL.
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