Translated by Julia Sienkiewicz
We are still looking for closer and further descendants of Teodor Piotr Sienkiewicz of the arm Wenda. Some time ago I was writing about the family of Michał Józefat Sienkiewicz of the arm Wenda. Michał is Bonifacy’s brother. Bonifacy was my great-great-grandfather, so it’s close family. Kind of.
Michał Józefat and his wife Karolina Małgorzata had a few children, including Kazimierz Sienkiewicz of the arm Wenda, born in 1852. Kazimierz and his wife, Zuzanna, had 10 children. Franciszek Sienkiewicz of the arm Wenda, born on 10th October 1889 is who concerns us today. He was born in the Pocze grange. That’s Lithuania novadays. Pocze are near the Powiewiórka village, where his relatives have lived. Anyway, the important thing is, that it was Franciszek who has emigrated to the USA. There are many of his descendants who live there now. Let’s start from the beginning.
In 1912, 23-year old Franciszek leaves his homeland and sets off west for work. In 1918 he marries Dorothy Wierzbicki. Two years later Dorothy gives birth first of their children – Henry Sienkiewicz (1920-1986). In the next years, the rest of their children were born – Clemence Sienkiewicz (born around 1921), Charles Sienkiewicz (born in 1924), William Sienkiewicz (1925-1991), Edward Sienkiewicz (1926-2012), Irene Sienkiewicz (1929 – 2014), Stanley Sienkiewicz (born in 1930), Theodore Sienkiewicz and Walter Sienkiewicz (both born in 1933).
All of the children were probably born in New York, that’s why they have English names.
We managed to affix, that their children still live in the USA: Jane Williams, Daniel Gassert, Dorothy Gassert, Michael Gassert, Craig Sienkiewicz, Lawrence Edward Sienkiewicz and Lori Ann Holland.
Franciszek Sienkiewicz died in Queens, NY, USA on 27th October 1957, and his wife Dorothy died in Copiague, NY, USA on 31st January 1984.
How do I know all of this? From MyHeritage, where I get information about similarities with other family trees all the time. I can’t guarantee, that all the data are 100% correct, but searches like this are a constant verification of information.
So now we can’t exclude meeting a relative during our journey to USA!