I started Genealogy a couple of years ago when my Grammy Beverly Grzywa started telling me stories and showing me pictures of her parents Clara and Leon Lukaszewski who was a pharmacist and owned L.S. Lukaszewski Drugs in Detroit MI, my papa Daniel Grzywa who was also a pharmacist and owned Trancick's pharmacy in Detroit MI, and other family members who were very close to her heart. My Grandma Betty Jane Pletcher also sparked my interest for genealogy by telling me how her father John Gonsey came to the US from Hungary, and got a job with twin pines Dairy as a milk man for the entire down river Detroit area. She also showed me pictures and told me stories of her husband Forrest Pletcher who was born in Pennsylvania, and was a child of a broken home. Knowing he had to support his mother and siblings, he dropped out of school in the eighth grade and moved to Detroit and got a job as a carpenter and how their son Charles now offers a scholarship every year to carpenter students every year in my grandpa's name.
I started with researching my main family lines, but my research kept growing and growing. The main families I am researching are... Pletcher- Somerset Co. Pa, Grzywa, Detroit MI and Poland. Gonczy/ Gonsey Detroit MI and Hungary,and Lukaszewski Chicago IL., and Poland. If you need info. on any of these names I will be glad to share that with you.
Also I have made a virtual cemetery for memorials I have either created or visited that I thought could use an extra flower, I named it Angels in Need of Flowers If you know of a person's memorial that should be added to this list please let me know.
I will gladly transfer management of any of my memorials to you only if you are a direct descendant of that person, and that person is not a direct descendant of me.
Feel free to use any of the info, and pics. I upload to find a grave for your own genealogy reasons. I Do NOT MIND!
CORRECTIONS: Please use the correction tab for any and all corrections this sends me an email with a link to the person you are needing a correction for. I will try to correct the problem within 24 hours.
If you need any other information on any of the names I am researching please visit my family Tree. The link to it is listed below under Website.
ANCESTORS OF YESTERDAY
Ancestors of so long ago, I'll search until I find.
Till I can prove and clearly show, that you are truly mine.
I'll follow behind your trail of tears, the hidden footprints of time.
Covered and buried throughout the years, and continue each mountain to climb.
I'll search every faraway seaside shore, and every valley below.
I'll unlock each and every door, as my own teardrops flow.
I'll unearth the buried History of you, and your own Ancestral kin,
I'll search for that all important clue, and open my heart to let you in. AUTHOR UNKNOWN pletchergrzywa 799 1369 TribalPages:family tree websites
Note of thanks Dear Daniel, Thank you for adding to your "flowers" virtual cemetery several people I had in my own remembrance list. I especially appreciate it that you included my cousin, Charlie Louzon, who passed away last winter very shortly after I had visited him. His death shocked and saddend me. That you included him brought me considerable comfort.
Grace D (Reynolds) Berry, Belk, Mace Hi, I just wanted to let you know that Grace was my Uncle Rev. Samuel "Sam" Berry's wife. Married 23 June 1935. His dad was Samuel Rueben Berry or Rueben Samuel Berry (I've seen it written both way.): 3 Aug 1866 - 1961. Sam's mother was Sadie (Sills) Berry: 1 Apr 1876 - 27 Apr 1943. After Sam died, Grace married James Belk, and then Rev. Emden C. Mace: 8 Mar 1986 - 9 Oct 2002 (Garden City, Michigan.) He wrote the book "The Lord of Glory." Grace is at Woodrow Cemetery, S. Pekin, Illinois: 27 Sept 1920 - 28 Feb 1990. I hope this helps you!
Holiday Greetings! Daniel, Sending warm wishes for the holiday season from my house to yours. May you have a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year. Thank you for remembering my family members with such delightful tokens and kind words. Blessings, Mary Richards
Felix Lukaszewski Daniel, My sister in Chicago just sent me a link to Find a Grave and Felix Lukaszewski's page. Felix was our great grandfather. My dad, George, was Ben's son and a pharmacist as well. I vaguely remember your grandmother but actually have a photo that stands amongst a table of old black and whites of your Aunt Darlene and I when I was a toddler. Would love to correspond with you. I haven't lived in Chicago in decades but travel back (now in the US Virgin Islands) to see the family at least twice a year. I remember Uncle Leo, and recognize the photo with Aunt Hattie. I believe it was taken at Shirley Lukaszewski's wedding in 1947. My Mother is still alive and often talks about Uncle Leo in Detroit.
I did not forget to retake the photo for Mrs. Tyrna - we just have not had great picture taking weather (I can only get out to Our Lady of Hope on weekends and we've really had some rainy weekends).
Anyways, while the new photo isn't perfect (the engraving is VERY shallow) it's MUCH better than my first attempt. It's a VERY nice stone and the Immaculate Heart of Mary AND Mrs. Tyrna deserved a second attempt.