I am searching for my grandfather, Vladimir Chromie (b: 20 Dec 1888 Lowy or Skein Wolynska Russia d: 22 Feb 1947 Michigan) His fathers name was Frank Chromie (born Bohemia) and mother was Mary Layman (born Bohemia).
Family legend has it that my granfather (who was known to us as Walter) was escaping with his brother when he brother was captured at a border crossing. My grandfather could speak 6 languages fluently.
When my grandfather arrived he met and married my grandmother, Anna Marek (b: 13 AUG 1891 Salzburg Austria) (d: 18 AUG 1977 Michigan)on Nov 21, 1911.
I think he arrived in the State in 1911 but am unable to break this brick wall down.
Any help with the Chromie surname or trying to find his birthplace in Russia would be greatly appreciated.