On September 9, 10 and 11 Alina and Ela , originally from Czarna Woda, Poland came and visited with their Canadian cousins. Alina KG with her husband Mariusz Kaszuba, their sons Dawid and Marcin, and Ela KG with her boyfriend Phil Evans spent three beautiful sunny days touring the area. Kaszuby (Halfway), St. Hedwig’s Parish, the Homestead Farm with Pot Luke Supper for 67 family members, Mass at St. Mary’s, Wilno Tavern for lunch and Wilno’s Heritage Park were highlights of their trip.
Photos from Bev A. Glofcheskie and Shirley Mask-Connolly
Visit of descendants of Franz KG of Poland to the Madawaska Valley, 2011.
On Saturday, September 17th, 2011, Martha Burchat was buried at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in Barry’s Bay. This photo shows Martha with her mother Antonina on the left. On the right is Anna (Rumleskie) , John KG’s wife holding their son Bronas. The photo was taken in the summer of 1923. Martha was born in March and Bronas in February.
Photo from Greta Bloskie
As part of the reunion ”History 104” presentation we talked about some of our Polish cousins, particularly the descendants of Franz Klopotek Glowczewski, our Jan Pawel’s oldest brother.
We are very pleased to announce that two of Franz’s great-great grand-daughters are going to visit the Barry’s Bay area the weekend of September 9,10 and 11, 2011. They are Ela and Alina Klopotek Glowczewska. They are originally from Czarna Woda, Poland, only about 30 kms from Glowczewice. Ela lives in England and is coming with her boyfriend. Alina is married to Mariusz Kaszuba, and lives in Brampton with their two young boys who will all be visiting us. Ela and Alina both speak Polish and English.
When Bev and Jerome Glofcheskie heard of the visit they immediately suggested that we have a pot luck supper at the homestead farm at Paugh Lake. Plans are well underway. They invite all Glofcheskie family members to attend.
Date: Saturday September 10th, 2011
Time: Come anytime after 3pm. Dinner will be around 6pm.
Bring: A dish for dinner. Enough for your group and we will all share our bounty. BYOB.
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KLOPOTEK GLOWCZEWSKI COUSINS
Michael ( great-grandson of Jan Pawel ) met Ela (great-great grand-daughter of Franz) for the first time in mid July 2011 in England. Jan Pawel (b. 1860) and Franz (b. 1847) were brothers separated when Jan Pawel left Prussia with his family in 1907. Ela was born in Poland and Michael in Canada.
In September 2011, Ela will be in Canada to visit her sister, Alina. They are planning to come to Barry’s Bay and we will all have an opportunity to meet and share family history with them. A pot-luck supper at the Paugh Lake Homestead is planned for Saturday , Sept.10th. Watch for details.
Ela first made contact with her Canadian cousins more than a year ago. She and Kimberly, Jerome’s daughter, have been in touch back and forth. It was through this contact with Kimberly that we have learned much about Franz and his decendants, our very close Polish family.
The July 1st afternoon/evening Homestead Picnic was a great success. Over 150 people attended, strolled the farm, told stories and made new friends. Many, many thanks to Jerome, Beverly and their family for their hospitality. For generations of Klopotek Glowczewscy this was the first opportunity to visit the place where our original family settled in July of 1907. It is very satisfying that the farm remains in family hands.
THE SEVEN FAMILIES OF JAN PAWEL AND JULIANNA
Photos from Gilbert Glofcheskie
Friday, July 1st. Memorial Service at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, Barry’s Bay.
A representative of each of the seven families has just received the blessed pots of Kashubian/Canadian soil to sprinkle on their First Family graves. The soil from the Lesno Parish and the Paugh Lake Homestead was blessed by Father Raphael. Left to right are Lorne G. (Alex), Marie Landon (Leo), Philomena LeBleu (Aloysius), Father Raphael, John A. G. (Frank), Shirley Knox (Antonina), Terry Lehovich (Tony), Greta Bloskie (John) and Peter G..
photo from Gilbert Glofcheskie
Hello all ! The Reunion Committee deserves a “Celestial Star of Approval” for their professional program…..met interesting persons and I hope, new friends…….At the farm I wonder what people thought seeing me running behind Jerome, with holy water and book, blessing buildings, chickens and cows. …..wonderful picture….the surprised and puzzled faces of the little gift bearers, as I told them how to use the tools and stones that they were offering to God (at mass)…..All was good fun and the Glofcheski clan lives on to build a better world. May God Bless us all to meet another day…..Father Raphael (Aloysius)
Our family would like to express our appreciation for the wonderful family reunion…….a very happy time for all……realize what a lot of time and effort was spent….Everything was so well done. The History was so interesting. The Mass was so wonderful. The food was out of this world….a “Million times Thanks”………….ML&L (Alex)
We had a great time…….Cheers!……………DG (Frank)
…thank …all who worked so hard to make the weekend such a success……events were well planned. The venues were great. The food was tasty and plentiful……..especially loved the kronsonkas….t-shirts and other souvenirs will be wonderful reminders of time well spent with a fantastic extended family…..our most heartfelt appreciation……….R,D&S (Alex)"