Monthly Archives: February 2015

Descriptions of Important Family Locations

The following information about various smaller “settlements” in the administrative district of Wylkowiszki describes the villages (written with their Polish spelling) listed in the civil records (See Chapter 4.) associated with my families. The reader will notice the relatively small … Continue reading

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The Lutheran Church in Wylkowiszki

“A Little about the Community of Wilkowischen”: The Lutheran Church in Wylkowiszki The evangelical Lutheran church in Wylkowiszki was founded in 1843 as a “daughter” church of the congregation of Mariampol. Although the planning for a wooden church building and … Continue reading

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Personal Recollections of Wylkowiszki

One family member and her two young sons, the eldest born in 1900 and the younger, born in 1906, remained in Wylkowiszki until 1908. Their father had left for the United States in May 1907. The oldest son born in … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Wylkowiszki

The following links provide the reader with various views of Wylkowiszki. They give an impression of the daily lives of the people, and where and how they lived. In some instances the German “ch” has replaced the Polish “z” in … Continue reading

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20th Century Wylkowiszki

When the Kazlova Ruda-Mariampol-Kalvarian railroad was built, Wylkowiszki started to decline as Mariampol became the center of trade for the Suwalki Region. (1)  In 1904 the repeal of the press ban led to the formation of cultural societies. (2) The … Continue reading

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