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Polish ancestors and their descendants

WISNIEWSKI-HERMINAU LINE

POLISH ancestors originated from the area just 10 miles east of Grudziadz (particularly the towns of Hansfelde/Gruta, Lniska, Nicwald, Szembruk) in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region.  They settled in Detroit, Michigan circa 1890. Surnames include: ADRYAN, BRYKALSKI, HERMINAU, FIGURSKI,  KAZMIERCZAK, KRUS, LANDUCHER, LEWANDOWSKI, LUDWICKI,  OPALEWSKI, PRZYLYSZ, RADTKE, WISNIEWSKI.

Generation No. 1

Johann Wisniewski was born abt. 1835 in Grudziadz district in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region.  He married Dorothea Herminau abt. 1851.  They had the following children:

Generation No. 2

Michael Wisniewski was born in November 1871 in Grudziadz district in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region and died in Detroit in 1945.  He married Rosalia Adryan (daughter of Wojciek Adryan) on October 27, 1890 in Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit.  They had the following children:

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Flora Veronika Wisniewska was born December 6, 1873 in Hansfelde (Gruta) in Grudziadz district in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region and died February 3, 1914 in Detroit.  She married Thomas Opalewski on May 13, 1890 in Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit . They had the following children:

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Anna Wisniewska was born February 14, 1881 in Grudziadz district in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region and died September 9, 1947 in Detroit.  She married Joseph Krus in Detroit in September 1897. 

Joseph Krus in his bar in Detroit circa 1910.

Joseph Krus and Anna Wisniewska had the following children:

Anna Wisniewska (center) with husband Joseph Krus and oldest daughter Helen. Mary Lillian (in front of father), Irene (next to Helen), and Theresa (the youngest). Detroit circa 1920.

Generation No. 3

Josephine Wisniewska (daughter of Michael Wisniewski and Rosalia Adryan) was born March 15, 1895 in Detroit and died September 23, 1977. She married Bruno Lewandowski circa 1914.  They had the following children:

Josephine Wisniewska Lewandowski with her children circa 1935. Standing left to right: Genevieve(Jean), Irene, Walter, Edward, Bruno. Seated left to right: Dorothy, Josephine, Harry. Photo courtesy of Joanne Altese.

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Anna Wisniewska (daughter of Michael Wisniewski and Rosalia Adryan) born July 3, 1902 in Detroit and died September 9, 1983. She married Victor Becker abt. 1918. They had the following children:

Generations Nos. 4, 5 & 6

Descendants of Johann Wisniewski & Dorothea Herminau can be found throughout the U.S. particularly in Colorado and Michigan, under the surnames  Adamski, Adrick, Altese, Becker, Bialczak, Brady, Csonka, Darling, Figurski, Galletti, Lamontang, Lewandowski, Lloyd, Maiden, Muraszewski, Nettath, Pickwick, Putin, Radtke, Ruiz, Skidmore, Weitzer, and Zoski.

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