Friday, January 27, 2012

Krasnybor, Poland



This church is where
 Grandpa and Grandma Zdanowicz
 were married in 1891.  



Chandeliers made of antlers
 with modern lights added.   

Typical of the area
with all kinds of wild life, 
I love how they kept the
antlers.


After their wedding celebration,
 they snuck out of Poland,
bribed a German guard
 and left Europe on one 
of those cattle boats
 heading for America but
at least it was a steamship.

7 comments:

Anne said...

How wonderful Ruth. You must have a vast archive of photos!
We went to Krakow a few years ago and it was wonderful.Most of the town survived the war and the churches were beautiful.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful church- and such an interesting story they had to tell. How hard it must have been to leave a homeland, however, even if there was promise of a safer and better life in America.

Jo said...

What a wonderful church. You're certainly going to get to see some beautiful sights when you take your trip.

June Dooley said...

I think my family is also from Krasnybor! It is a beautiful church. Love your pictures. Would you email me so we can talk more? I am at: june.dooley30@yahoo.com

June Dooley

John S said...

Hello. My name is John. I am writing because I also am interested in genealogy. My great grandmother was born in Krasnybor. Interestingly enough, her mother's maiden name was Zdankiewicz, which is pretty close to your family's surname...maybe we are cousins! ???
I would like to ask you how you went about getting the records from the church??
The best email to reach me is LLy22g@yahoo.com
(the email address associated with this blog is never checked, so please dont write with that one, only lly22g thanks! John

LLY22g said...

Hello. I would love for you to get in contact with me. My family is also from Krasnybor and their name was Zdankiewicz!! Maybe we are cousins?
Please contact me LLy22g@yahoo.com
John Strynkowski

LLY22g said...

Hello. I would love for you to get in contact with me. My family is also from Krasnybor and their name was Zdankiewicz!! Maybe we are cousins?
Please contact me LLy22g@yahoo.com
John Strynkowski

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