Re: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Introducing new member Jennifer Hanlon from East Gresford, NSW. Australia
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Do you know what area your Rondomanski family were from?
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Steve Sobot <s.sobot@...> wrote:
> My grandfather on my father's side was Leon Sobotkiewicz and my
> grandmother on my father's side was Helena Pyka.
> I believe that my grandfather is a descendent of Rondomanski's as I have
> often heard the family name being referred
> to as Sobotkiewicz-Rondomanski.
> Steve Sobot(kiewicz)
> On 9-4-2013 14:04, Carol Hornby Clements wrote:
> > My grandfather was also from Wilno. Someone from this group
> > recommended a private researcher who found family records from the
> > church records. I now have all the certificates.
> > Carol UK
> >> Dear Group
> >> Please welcome new member Jennifer to the group. She is researching
> >> her husband's grandparents Jan Rondomanski from Wilno
> >> (B. 21-03- 1915) Jan was arrested by the Soviets in 1941 and sent to
> >> Rosyjska, a Labour Camp in the Soviet Union.
> >> In 1942 he joined the Polish Army under General Anders and ended up
> >> in Egypt. The remainder of his military service is unknown.
> >> Jan met his wife Weronika Wojcik (B. 25-05- 1917) from Barycz, near
> >> Krakow Poland, in the Trier camp, Germany where they married in June
> >> 1959 and then made their way to Naples, Italy and from there they
> >> came to Australia.
> >> Weronika had been sent to Germany to work on the farm of a German
> >> family and later in a porcelain factory in Germany.
> >> She apparently met an American soldier and gave birth to her first
> >> daughter, Krystyna in 1947 in Trier.
> >> She spent 2 years in Trier before she met her future husband in the
> >> camp from where they made their way to Italy.
> >> Jennifer says that other details are sketchy. Their family were the
> >> only Rondomanski's to come
> >> to Australia. The others that left Europe ended up in Canada and USA.
> >> I hope some of our members will be able to help you fill in the gaps
> >> of your family history Jennifer.
> >> I wish you much success in your researches
> >> Kind regards
> >> Helen Bitner
> >> Colchester UK