- Bernie, this is so exciting, look at the map, we are actually neighbours, perhaps Anna s father was my Great Grandfathers Robert ¦wiêcicki (note the markingsMessage 1 of 1 , May 16, 2013View Source
Bernie, this is so exciting, look at the map, we are actually neighbours, perhaps Anna’s father was my Great Grandfathers Robert Święcicki (note the markings for pronunciation) brother? http://maps.google.com.au/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&q=Khmelnytska+Oblast&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x472df92cc05fbab5:0x101068488f64090,Khmel%27nyts%27ka+oblast,+Ukraine&gl=au&sa=X&ei=plmVUdWiKY79lAWGwYCgBA&ved=0CHkQtgM
My Grandfather Mikolaj Chmielewski was supposedly born around the Lutz/Luck area, knew the area of Zhitomierz, because he discovered it while fighting Germans in Czars Cavalry 1914-1916/17 and was captured in that area, taken to German POW Camp WWI, escaped, swimming the river Volga, travelled through Finland, Denmark to get to Poland on foot with friend name Sarmarski, met my Grandmother Kamila Swiecicki (pronounced Swiencicki) in Plock, married 1918 and continued on to Zhitomirski Oblast 1919 with her entire family, because the Germans had taken had taken Swiecicki land in Plock, they had nothing to stay for, decided to go back to Zhitomirski Oblast and live there, because in his words, from my mother, IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL, HE WANTED TO GO BACK and perhaps his father-in-laws’, brother (name unknown) came also.
They settled on 17ha by the fork of the Niwna River, in Janinowka (never placed on map), went to church in Romanowka, built church in Niwna twice and soviets destroyed it twice, using the river ice as a fridge in summer, by digging a hole, filling it with ice and covering it with branches, also swim and bathe in the river during summer, catching fish for food, cleared the forest, built a log house, dug a well, planted crops, had sheep, cows which were taken care of by the family, 7 children, while Mikolaj worked as Geometrze, surveying land, writing documents, architect and builder, keeping him away from home for three (3) months at a time, until he was forced into the Marchlewsczyna Experiment under Marchlewski for Polish Autonomous District and in 1936 all his property was confiscated by Soviets. Little did he know that a year later, 1937 in the same area that he was originally captured by Germans back in 1916/17, while living in harmony amongst Czechs’, next door to German Kolonia of Henrykowka (which was wiped off the map by Soviets 1935 with Germans being deported to Kazakhstan)and being their translator, interpreter and scribe, knowing Latin, after 7 years Gymnasium (higher school) he would be taken by NKVD, at 2am, 17.12.1937 and never escape, with letter to family, given in secret from Police friend, that he had drowned in Swierdlowsk/Sverdlovsk na Urali, while cutting trees to float on river in 1938, which I do not believe after much research and assume that he was shot with the many prisoners in packed jails at that time, when they were overcrowded in the Zhitomirski/Ky’ievski Oblast.
There are Swiecicki recorded in the Zhitomirski Oblast, but I can only link Kamila Swiecicka, her fathers’ name Robert Swiecicki, who married Mikolaj Chmielewski and lived in Janinowka and then moved 10k north by Soviets to Niwna/Niwka/Nyvna, but cannot link her sister Adela Swiecicka, married (name unknown), living in Dolbysz/Dowbysz/ Marchlewsk until 1939/Szczorsk 1946/now Dovbysh (this is all one town renamed many times) deported to Kazakhstan 1936 and her other sister Jadwiga Swiecicka, married (name unknown) who was living in Jablonowka/Jablunivka, a short walk from Niwna, was allowed to stay. But, Because I Do not know what their married name was or whether they kept their maiden name of Swiecicki, I cannot link them and also, Mikolaj Chmielewski Brother (first name unknown, hidden from Soviets by his brother, my mothers’ family, for 3 months or more in Niwna) who lived in Bykowka/Bykivka on 30ha (this is why Soviets wanted him, he was a rich Kulak and also faught in Czars, Russian Imperial Navy), close by, also a missing link.
The hunt goes on, never give up.