Welcome!

Welcome to my Polish blog! My Polish great grandpa was orphaned during the Chicago flu epidemic of 1918 & spent his life looking for all of his siblings. Some family stayed in Chicago & some returned to Poland. Some family was Catholic, & some are believed to be Jewish. I post the things I learn in efforts it may help someone else in their research. I also hope this blog helps me connect with others that know about the people I'm learning about. Digital images of records or links are put inside most postings so you can view records full screen. I encourage comments. Feel free to sign the guestbook, stating who you're looking for. Maybe we can all help each other out this way, because there are many challenges with Polish research. I hope you enjoy learning with me. And I hope to be taught more about my Polish heritage.
I have added a few languages to this blog through Google translate. I hope that it may be accurate enough with the communication of ideas.
Thanks! -Julie

Witam! (Polish translation of Welcome)

Witam w moim polskim blogu! Mój pradziadek został osierocony w czasie epidemii grypy w 1918 roku i spędził wiele lat poszukując swojego rodzeństwa. Część rodziny pozostała w Chicago a część wróciła do Polski. Część rodziny była katolikami a część, jak przypuszczam, wyznania mojżeszowego. Piszę w moim blogu o rzeczach które odkrywam i o których dowiaduję się mając nadzieję, że pomogą one wszystkim zainteresowanym w ich własnych poszukiwaniach. Wierzę, że ten blog pomoże mi w skontaktowaniu się z ludźmi którzy wiedzą coś na temat osób ktorych poszukuję. Zdjęcia cyfrowe lub linki umieszczone są w większości moich komentarzy i artykułów, można więc otworzyć je na cały ekran. Gorąco zachęcam do komentarzy. Proszę wpisać się do księgi gości i podać kogo Państwo szukacie. Może będziemy mogli pomóc sobie nawzajem, ponieważ nie jest łatwo znaleźć dane których szukamy. Mam nadzieję, że zainteresuje Państwa odkrywanie ze mną tajemnic przeszłości. Mam rówież nadzieję poznać lepiej moje polskie dziedzictwo.

Dodałam do mojego blogu automatyczne tłumaczenia poprzez Google. Ufam, że będą wystarczające w zrozumieniu o czym jest mowa w artykułach i komentarzach.

Dziękuję! - Julie

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25 August 2012

Paul Sanetra and John Dailey in St. Charles, 1930

Paul Sanetra lived with the Derring family when he was farmed out from the orphanage. Paul was living with them on the 1920 census. He said they were a good family and they all worked hard together. I found a newspaper article, later (about the late 1920's) showing that the family decided to give up farming and move to town. They auctioned off the farm.  I could not find Paul on the 1930 Census but figured he should be in or near St. Charles because his brother Ervin was there. I was given a few pictures to scan from the 1928-1940. I saw a post card and picture of John Dailey. I asked my grandpa, (Paul's son) "Who was John Dailey?" He said, "Sorry, that was before my time. I guess that was his good friend." Imagine my surprise when I found the 1930 Census and Paul was living with John Dailey (and his brother and mother), who was also a builder. Paul also included in this photo book a few job sites in St. Charles in the early 1930's, that he worked on. I was thinking, even though I know people alive then, technically, pictures from 1930 can be considered old. I often think of old as pre-1900, but forget that anything 1900 is now 112 years old. And something in 1930, that is 82 years, a lot can happen to  place in 82 years. I am posting these pictures, hoping maybe someone from the Dailey family might want to see them too. My grandpa Paul Sanetra preserved them well. I have pictures of two other families for future posts, plus a few unlabeled pictures, that will be my next few posts. (Click on images to view full screen) Enjoy!
Paul Sanetra post card to Mrs. Mary Dailey 1930

Paul Sanetra post card to Mrs. Mary Dailey Dec 1930

Paul Sanetra and John Dailey-1932

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