Memory from the USA – a double grave of Majewski’s great-grandparents in Poland, found years later + a photo of the family in Poland
Chciałabym zgłosić do Galerii także zdjęcia przedstawiające podwójna mogile moich Pradziadków ze strony mojego Ojca. Odnalazłam te groby w tym roku. Nikt nie wiedział gdzie zostali pochowani Pradziadkowie Majewscy.
They died during the Second World War. The only information I had was that in Poznań, where they had lived since 1903. With the great help of some wonderful people from Poznań, I established that my great-grandparents Franciszek Majewski and his wife Marianna née Lorenczewska rested in the Parish Cemetery of the Church of the Resurrection.
The cemetery is located on Samotna Street, in the Dębiec district of Poznań.
I am sad to say that the cemetery has been deprived of its guardian for almost 50 years. It was devastated, not so much by the war as by the lack of care. It wasn’t until a few years ago that he returned to the Church. Nevertheless, I am very happy that I now know where my Ancestors are. My great-grandfather Franciszek was born in 1856, my great-grandmother in 1854, both of them in Nakło nad Notecią, in Kujawy. They lived to a dignified age because he was 86, she was 85. I didn’t know them.
I am enclosing a photo – Great-grandparents with three daughters: from the left my Grandmother Franciszka, in the middle my Aunt Maria “Mytka”, and my eldest daughter Marta. In the foreground my father Edziu / grandson / 5-6 years old. The great-grandparents also had 5 sons. The photo was taken around 1925 in the Grandparents’ apartment at 6 Strumykowa Street in Poznań, in the Wilda district.