The Family Portrait

June 1907

According to a recently found civil marriage record, Frank Zalewski was born 4 October 1858 in Krotoschin, Löbau, Westpreussen, Germany (today’s Krotoszyny, Biskupiec, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland).

Frank is pictured at the left with his family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in about June 1907. This is the first photo of Frank I had ever seen and one of the first photos in my genealogy research. The photo looks to be taken during, what is assumed to be, the confirmation of my great-grandfather, Joseph (far right) as he is holding a candle and is close to the right age at the time.

Here are the people in the photo.

Back Row:
Francis (Zalewski) Cybela15 Apr 1895 – 18 Jul 1965
Mary (Zalewski) Gierzsewski/Giersch22 Mar 1891 – 27 Feb 1945
Martha (Zalewski) Strelka10 Sep 1885 – 23 Nov 1930
Angeline (Zalewski) Pierzchalski Jul 1887 – 17 Mar 1960
Joseph F Zalewski21 May 1893 – 15 Aug 1981

Front Row:
Helen (Zalewski) Stroinski24 Sep 1897 – 1 Mar 1974
Anna (Lindner) Zalewski27 Nov 1865 – 11 Apr 1939
Agnes (Zalewski) Walczak17 Jan 1902 – 29 Jan 1989
Frank Zalewski, Sr – 4 Sep 1858 – 8 Aug 1941
Frank Zalewski, Jr6 Nov 1899 – 2 Nov 1976

 

The Family Portrait
Source: Family Photo