BNIN entry: Slownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego –1881

Bnin (1) a town, district of Srem, located between Lake Bnin and Kornik near the highway from Kostrzyn to Srem, 23 km Southeast of Poznan; 126 homes; 1303 inhabitants, 263 Evangelicals, 1040 Catholics, 283 illiterates; the only town in the principality of Poznan without a Jewish population. The inhabitants are mainly occupied with agriculture. The […]

Articles for Incorporation for the Polish Hussars (1905)

Articles of AssociationOf the Polish Benevolent Society of Hussars of John Sobieski the Third, of Calumet We, the undersigned, being of full age, and desiring to become incorporated under the provisions of Act No. 171, of the Public Acts of Michigan for 1903, entitled “An act for the incorporation of associations not for pecuniary profit,” […]

Polish Catholic Stanislaus Kostki Benevolent Society of Calumet

Articles of Association of the Polish Catholic Stanislaus Kostki Benevolent Society of Calumet Document research by Ceil Wendt JensenRepository: MTU Mining ArchivesTranscribed by Joseph Martin The following articles of association have been agreed to and accepted at Calumet Houghton County Michigan on the tenth day of February A.D. 1875. Article 1 The following persons residing […]

Swedetown Log Cabins / Layout

My husband and I visited Calumet this summer. I bought the Swedetown book from Tony’s Copper World shop. I was VERY surprised to see the photo of the log cabin at 3025 Bridge St. It said the photo was from Mary Bratetich. Later in the book it mentions that the cabin was owned by the […]

Copper Country Evening News : Polish Residents Celebrated Last Saturday

Copper Country Evening News30 November 1896 Polish Residents Celebrated Last Saturday The Sixty-Sixth Anniversary Yesterday was the 66th anniversary of the uprising of the Poles and although the uprising was unsuccessful the Poles look upon the day with reverence and respect. Saturday the Poles of this city, under the direction of the Polish Hussars, had […]

The other Baranowski family (Atwood)

There was another Baranowski family who came to settle in the Calumet area during the late 1800s. It is not known whether or not there was a family connection, although their names often appear in each other’s records. For example, Stephan and Apolonia were listed as sponsors on the christening records of two different children […]

Kathy Atwood’s Szatkowski Family

The Szatkowski Family Another line of our Polish family came to America about ten years before Stephan Baranowski. Tomasz Szatkowski and his family lived in Radzewo, Poznan, Poland. It is a small village near Srem on the map. He came to the US first on 23 October 1872, sailing from Hamburg to New York aboard […]

Kathy Atwood’s Baranowski Families

The Baranowski FamiliesKathy is looking for the Baranowski ancestral village Stephan Baranowski was born in Poznan, Poland on 2 September 1855. His father’s name may have been ‘Andrzy’ or ‘Andrej’, or in German as ‘Andreas’ Baranowski. Among the marriage records of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Calumet, Michigan is one for Stephan and on it, […]

Born in Mieczewo, Srem, Posen

Joseph Martin first posted this message online Aug, 2004. In my family research I have traced 30 people who were born in Mieczewo, Srem, Posen, and who immigrated and lived in Michigan. [Date of birth in brackets](1) Nicholas KAPTUR [1 Sep 1861] married (2) Marcyanna SKIBINSKA [22 Jan 1862] on 20 Feb 1887 in Bnin, […]

Parafia św. Wojciecha, Bnin, Schrimm, Posen

Photo from the collection of Ania Błaszkowiak in Kórnik, Poland. Ancestral parish for many miners Many of the early Polish miners in Calumet were baptised and wed at the Roman Catholic parish of Parafia św. Wojciecha in Bnin, Schrimm, Posen. The following villages were part of the parish: Dolskiem, Czmon, Konarskie, Mieczewo, Prusinowo, Radzewo. German […]