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Phillip Lojek (#47191342)
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The surnames I am researching are Lojek, Zacharias, Baranski, Narewski, Solowski, Spernal, Tomaszewski and Kukula among others in the Detroit, Michigan area. I am also researching Zacharyasz, Rozek, Majchrzak, Grzegorczyk and Reder among others in the Bay City, Michigan area. If these names sound familiar to you, please feel free to contact me. We might be related.


Jacob Zacharyasz was born in Sroczewo, Poland. He had at least 4 children of which 3 came to America in the 1880ís and settled in the Bay City area:
Weronika Zacharyasz married Andrzej Grzegorczyk
Zofia Zacharyasz married Tomasz Majchrzak
Apolonia Zacharyasz stayed in Poland
Stanislaus Zacharyasz married Victoria Baranowski

Jacob had a brother Ignatius. Ignatius had at least 3 children: Michael, John and Hedwig. Michaelís son Valentine came to America in 1903 and settled in the Detroit area. Valentine is my great grandfather.

For 20+ years now I have been in the process of putting together a comprehensive Zacharias Family History and Pictorial documenting and linking all of the groups. I am looking for any and all descendants of Weronika/Andrzej, Zofia/Tomasz and Stanislaus/Victoria to contact me so their families can be included in the Pictorial. Currently, the Pictorial is 175 pages long with over 1400 names, 300 pictures, death certificates and other assorted documents. I know there are hundreds and hundreds of more names that I am missing. Other surnames within the 3 main lines are Reder, Rozek, Dominowski, Wazbinski, Kielpinski, Karbowski, Grocholski and Bielinski (Bliss).

I see many family trees online with incorrect and incomplete info. I have tried to contact the authors, but only one or two responded. I am hoping there are people among you that would be interested in helping me out and learning more about your ancestral line. I am even willing to bet that many of you didnít know you have Detroit relatives. If you have any questions or would just like to talk to me first, please contact me.
Thank you in advance and I hope to hear from many of you soon.

Phillip £ojek
4200 South US 23
Greenbush, Michigan 48738
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RE: Erwin G.
Glad I was able to help.
Added by RAP on Sep 17, 2014 2:03 PM
RE: Joan and Sherman Bender
Your welcome, sorry there is so much grass grown over, but I was running into a lot of red ants.
Added by TRICIA on Sep 09, 2014 9:51 PM
Janet Knepper
RE: Betzhold
Thank YOU for providing the plot info. That makes it so much easier! Glad I could help!
Added by Janet Knepper on Jul 31, 2014 7:57 PM
RE: Baranski
You are most welcome
Added by Renee on Jul 27, 2014 3:47 PM
RE: Richard Bender
Your very welcome, I enjoy taking them. trish
Added by TRICIA on Jun 24, 2014 1:48 PM
Raymond Kuch 122930012
Hello, I added a different photo for Raymond Kuch at Zion (Bay County). The previous one someone posted had a grave blanket in front on the stone.
Added by RAP on Jun 19, 2014 4:29 PM
Robin Zube
Reders at St. Stans/Bay City
Hi ~ Am in the process of adding pictures for some of your requests, and noticed that you are researching the Reder name. I just added memorials for Charles and Clara Reder, at St. Stanislaus Cem in Bay City; I transferred them to my cousin, Duff Zube, because they are, tangentially, in our family line. I'm sure he would transfer them to you if you requested them.
Added by Robin Zube on Jun 18, 2014 5:02 PM
Eldred Pickett
RE: Zacharias
Glad to help, Phillip!
Added by Eldred Pickett on Jun 06, 2014 7:31 AM
sheryl cavanaugh
Majka child
I volunteered today at St Marys Sacred Heart and have a picture of a child I believe is Joseph & Josephines. I want to send it to you to create a page for her since I can only find the parents as Majkas that are recorded there.
Added by sheryl cavanaugh on May 31, 2014 3:30 PM
Dawn Mulcare
I added Sophie for you, sorry about the date across the stone I forgot to turn it off. I see you have a bunch more request under the same last name and will try and find them for you next time I am there if they haven't been filled yet. They are scattered in a bunch of different sections and I ran out of time that day. Even thou the paper gives sec, lots, and grave spaces they are not as easy as it seems to find. The office was closed so I couldn't get a detailed lot map, and the lot stones are hard to find. I will retake Sophie's too and replace it without a date for you. I will also go ahead and add the other names I found with no memorials and if they are family, I can transfer them to you if you like.
Added by Dawn Mulcare on May 06, 2014 7:55 AM
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