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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.

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 225 pages long with over 1400 names, 400 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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Melissa Chambers
Hi Phillip,

I am related to the Sobiesienski's....on their plot pages its says to contact you. Daniel Sobiesienski was my grandfather. Do you have any relation to our family?
Added by Melissa Chambers on Oct 06, 2017 8:17 PM
Photo requests for St. Stans
Your relative doesn't appear on the partial index of St. Stans. If you could contact the cemetery office at (989) 893-2697 and find out the location I would be glad to get your pic!!
Added by MaryK on Jun 12, 2016 7:01 AM
Photo requests for St. Pats, Bay City
I was unable to fill these requests because the office lady is very unhelpful about locating graves. She hates a list so I have found it easiest for the individual who is requesting the photo to find out the location. I have an index of existing tombstones that some nice ladies did for the Bay County GENWEB but that's for the old St. Pats where most burials are from the early 1900s. Sorry!
I will be able to do the Rozeks. The Zacharyasz are not found in the tombstone index so I suspect the stones are gone.
Added by MaryK on Nov 01, 2015 10:50 AM
steve byron
RE: Leona Nalecz
You're very welcome Leona. Happy to help. steve
Added by steve byron on Apr 29, 2015 11:55 AM
Found more Rozek at St Patrick's
Here are a couple more Rozek's that I found at St Patricks (Bay County, MI).

Helen R Rozek 1908-1983
Shared stone with:
Thomas S Rozek 1908-1980
Added by RAP on Mar 22, 2015 5:54 PM
RE: Szafranski Graves
Located in St Patrick's Cemetery (Bay County, MI) in Section OOO

Thomas F Rozek
Nov 10, 1931 - Dec 02, 1990

Romaine P Rozek
Dec 17, 1932 - Oct 16, 1992
Added by RAP on Mar 12, 2015 4:45 PM
RE: Szafranski Graves
Not a problem. I'm glad spring is nearing.

Are you still looking for Rozek's? I was in St Patrick's and photographed a husband and wife. They do not have a memorial. Do you want their info?
Added by RAP on Mar 12, 2015 3:46 PM
RE: Edward Grzegorczyk
You are very welcome. Glad I could do it.
Added by Brenda on Oct 10, 2014 7:16 PM
s schmidt
Baranski photo
Will try to retake Wed. Oct. permitting. Otherwise will be done asap.
Added by s schmidt on Oct 06, 2014 2:04 AM
Ann Franko Baranski
Mr. Lojek,

I am "Tweety" from the Michigan area. I live near Riverside Cemetary. I went to take a photo of this stone. When I went to load the picture, I found there are actually two memorials set up. The other Memorial was created by BJW. The number is 13288450. This has a great deal of background on both Raymond & Ann. I don't want to post my photo at this point, because I can't decide which one or
both to use. Could you contact BJW with a public message? All of the personal information seems to be the same. The birth & death date. The E-Mail
is If you just run the last name of Franko & check the subjects, you will see the other memorial listed. Thank you.
Added by tweety on Oct 03, 2014 5:08 PM
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