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A Tribute To Texas Musicians of Polish Descent

Technology advances are great, but sometimes it’s nice to look back on a simpler time before television and the internet ruled the day. Many of the early Polish settlers in Texas were simple farmers or laborers who worked hard to survive and raise their families. One of the things they brought from Poland that gave them great joy was a love for music. Pope John Paul II summed it up when he said "I have a sweet tooth for song and music".

According to well known Texas fiddler Brian Marshall; "The music has been passed down orally from generation to generation and this tradition continues today. The music of these peasant Poles typically consisted of a fiddle, a bowed bass, and an occasional clarinet: Later, guitars, drums, and accordions were introduced, though I’m sure the accordion was a Czech influence as it was not accepted as a Polish instrument at the time of this Texas migration. Music was played at all weddings and family gatherings, and this tradition continues today."

Music was a big influence in the early Polish settlers life and it is important to preserve the legacy of the early musicians who entertained their family and friends. The Polish Texans website in conjunction with Brian Marshall is actively searching for photos and information on these early Texas musicians of Polish descent. This musician tribute is a long term project that will continue to honor these men and women for years to come. If you have any photos or other information about early Polish Texan musicians, please contact us.

The musician tribute section contains lots of old photos labeled with the known musicians. When you click on the small thumbnail photos, a larger photo pops up along with the names of the musicians. Click on the small icon next to the musicians name to explore his family history in our genealogy database. Click on the small icon to read more biography information about the musician. We also have some unlabeled photos that we could use some help with. If you know the musicians in any of the unlabeled photos, please contact us with the names.

Polish Musician Photos

Polish Musician Biography

Polish Village Music In New Waverly TexasSome many years ago Todd Buckner (Bochnia) informed me that he had a video from the 50’s of a 50th wedding anniversary in New Waverly, TX. It took some time but eventually we hooked up and he let me borrow the tape in question and I discovered that what he actually had was an audio recording duplicating exactly what had been played at a wedding reception in the early 1900’s. Read the full article →

Great sidemen rarely get the attention they deserve. It’s long overdue that we pay tribute to Faustyn Langowski, whose career on clarinet and sax establishes him as one of the premier sidemen of Texas music.

Texas polka fans know Faustyn as the entertaining man on clarinet and sax with Harry Czarnek & the Texas Dutchmen since 1999. Or perhaps they remember him performing with Brian Marshall & the Texas Slavic Playboys, wearing a black hat and making wisecracks that kept the band in stitches. Friends may recall him as the heavy smoking “conversationalist,” who has many stories and the ability to tell them well.
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Sigmund JozwiakSigmund Jozwiak
August 25, 1925 – November 4, 2009

There is no doubt that Sigmund was an Icon in Texas Polish history! He was loved and will be missed, but it is up to us to remember the legacy that he has made for Polish Texans and celebrate the impact he has made on each of us. I personally know that he loved seeing all of us get together and celebrate our Polish culture and heritage. He knew that our music and customs, of which he help preserve, would be safe and passed down to another generation for others to enjoy. Read the full article →

John was born in Chappell Hill Texas, Washington County June 11, 1897. He moved to Houston, Texas in 1921 at the age of 24, with his young Chappell Hill bride, Nora Meleski. They eventually had two children Victoria and Florian, and settled on Aurora Street, in the then suburbs of Houston. John worked and retired from Humble Oil Company in downtown Houston.
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Steve Okonski, born August 29, 1916 in Bremond, Texas was a lifelong resident of Bremond and was a farmer and musician. Steve was a fiddler for over 70 years and played in many towns for many weddings, family reunions, and community events throughout Texas (Houston, Dallas, Bremond, Brenham, Chapel Hill, New Waverly, Westphalia, and many others). His band usually included the instruments that were readily available in the small country town — violin, base, guitar, and accordion. They played the old time Polish favorite traditional fiddle based music. Many of the Polish family immigrants listened and enjoyed the music that connected them to their villages in Poland. Some of Steve’s favorites were: Steve’s Special, Steve’s Celia, Flat Lake Special, Village OBerek, Westphalia Waltz and others. Steve received a plaque for playing a fiddle for 70 years in Texas at the Ft Bend County Fair.

Steve supplemented his small farming income with many various jobs such as bus driver, painter, his band and others. He also served in the infantry with the US Army during World War II.

 -Bio from Okonski Family Website

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Daniel Cendalski and his band Daniel and the Country Boys

Daniel Cendalski has been playing fiddle for 60 years, starting Dec. 17, 1947 when he was seven years old. He learned from his father Mitchell Cendalski, also a fiddle player, who in turn learned from his father, Stanley, who was an immigrant from Poland. Stanley Cendalski formed a band in Texas, bringing the music of Poland to Texas, and playing for the Polish and German immigrants around the Brenham and Washington County area. The music evolved into “Texas Polish” and was handed down through four sons (including Mitchell) to Daniel. Daniel now represents the 3rd generation Cendalski family band in Texas. Daniel played his first performance with his father at age seven, and has been fiddlin’ Texas ever since.

 -Bio from Texas Polka News

A Tribute To Texas Musicians of Polish Descent

Technology advances are great, but sometimes it’s nice to look back on a simpler time before television and the internet ruled the day. Many of the early Polish settlers in Texas were simple farmers or laborers who worked hard to survive and raise their families. One of the things they brought from Poland that gave them great joy was a love for music. Pope John Paul II summed it up when he said "I have a sweet tooth for song and music".

According to well known Texas fiddler Brian Marshall; "The music has been passed down orally from generation to generation and this tradition continues today. The music of these peasant Poles typically consisted of a fiddle, a bowed bass, and an occasional clarinet: Later, guitars, drums, and accordions were introduced, though I’m sure the accordion was a Czech influence as it was not accepted as a Polish instrument at the time of this Texas migration. Music was played at all weddings and family gatherings, and this tradition continues today."

Music was a big influence in the early Polish settlers life and it is important to preserve the legacy of the early musicians who entertained their family and friends. The Polish Texans website in conjunction with Brian Marshall is actively searching for photos and information on these early Texas musicians of Polish descent. This musician tribute is a long term project that will continue to honor these men and women for years to come. If you have any photos or other information about early Polish Texan musicians, please contact us.

The musician tribute section contains lots of old photos labeled with the known musicians. When you click on the small thumbnail photos, a larger photo pops up along with the names of the musicians. Click on the small icon next to the musicians name to explore his family history in our genealogy database. Click on the small icon to read more biography information about the musician. We also have some unlabeled photos that we could use some help with. If you know the musicians in any of the unlabeled photos, please contact us with the names.

Polish Musician Photos

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Photo Tribute To Texas Musicians of Polish Descent
Click on thumbnail photos below to enlarge. Click on the Family Tree Info icon in the photo caption to see the musicians family history in our genealogy database or click on the More Info icon to see more infomation on the musician.


Tony Berger, Ed Marshall, Johnny Berger

From left to right;

Tony BergerFamily Tree Info, Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info, Johnny BergerFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

From left to right;
Tony BergerFamily Tree Info, Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info, Johnny BergerFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Frank Koscielniak, Clem Kujawa

Frank Koscielniak on fiddle, Clem KujawaFamily Tree Info on bass

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Frank Koscielniak on fiddle, Clem KujawaFamily Tree Info on bass

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Polish Texan Musicians - George Piotrowski, Alec Piotrowski, John Muszynski,Fred Kempinski, Leonard Muszynski, Frumon Muszynski

From left to right;

Top row; George Piotrowski, Alec Piotrowski, John MuszynskiFamily Tree Info

Bottom row; Fred Kempinski, Leonard MuszynskiFamily Tree Info, Frumon MuszynskiFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

From left to right;

Top row; George Piotrowski, Alec Piotrowski, John MuszynskiFamily Tree Info

Bottom row; Fred Kempinski, Leonard MuszynskiFamily Tree Info, Frumon MuszynskiFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Ed Marshall

Ed Marshall Family Tree Info, fiddler on right

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Ed Marshall Family Tree Info, fiddler on right

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Cendalski Family Band

First Generation Cendalski Family Band in 1920

From left to right;

William Reisner, Stanley Cendalski Family Tree Info , John CendalskiFamily Tree Info, Mitchell Cendalski Family Tree Info , Pete Cendalski Family Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

First Generation Cendalski Family Band in 1920
From left to right;
William Reisner, Stanley Cendalski Family Tree Info , John CendalskiFamily Tree Info, Mitchell Cendalski Family Tree Info , Pete Cendalski Family Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Polish Texan Musicians - Albert and Adam Polka

From left to right;

Adam Edward Polka Family Tree Info, Albert Polka Family Tree Info, unknown musician on bass

Photo taken circa 1920

Photo courtesy of James Smock

From left to right;

Adam Edward Polka Family Tree Info, Albert Polka Family Tree Info, unknown musician on bass

Photo taken circa 1920

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Polish Texan Musicians - Cendalski Family

From left to right;

Mitchell CendalskiFamily Tree Info, Bruno Cendalski, Daniel CendalskiFamily Tree Info

Photo taken in 1953

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

From left to right;
Mitchell CendalskiFamily Tree Info, Bruno Cendalski, Daniel CendalskiFamily Tree Info
Photo taken in 1953

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Lige Bucker, Stash Skoba, Joe Maduzia Sr, Joe Maduzia Jr, Pete Maduzia

From left to right;

Lige Buckner Family Tree Info, Stash Skoba Family Tree Info, Joseph Frank Maduzia Sr. Family Tree Info, Joseph Frank Maduzia Jr.
Family Tree Info
, Pete Maduzia Family Tree Info

New Waverly – 1915

Photo courtesy of Johnny Maduzia

From left to right;

Lige Buckner Family Tree Info, Stash Skoba Family Tree Info, Joseph Frank Maduzia Sr. Family Tree Info, Joseph Frank Maduzia Jr.
Family Tree Info
, Pete Maduzia Family Tree Info New Waverly – 1915

Photo courtesy of Johnny Maduzia

Joe Bartula, Steve Okonski

Joe Bartula
Family Tree Info
on guitar and Steve Okonski
Family Tree Info
on fiddle

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Joe Bartula
Family Tree Info
on guitar and Steve Okonski
Family Tree Info
on fiddle

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Joe Bartula, Steve Okonsik, Carol or Willie Bashinski

From left to right;

Joe Bartula Family Tree Info, Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info, CarolFamily Tree Info or Willie BashinskiFamily Tree Info

Witzaski Wedding in Bremond.

Photo taken in late 1930’s or early 1940’s.

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

From left to right;
Joe Bartula Family Tree Info, Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info, CarolFamily Tree Info or Willie BashinskiFamily Tree Info

Witzaski Wedding in Bremond.
Photo taken in late 1930’s or early 1940’s.

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Albert and Adam Edward Polka

From left to right;

Albert Polka Family Tree Info, Adam Edward Polka Family Tree Info

Photo taken circa 1920

Photo courtesy of James Smock

From left to right;
Albert Polka Family Tree Info, Adam Edward Polka Family Tree Info
Photo taken circa 1920

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Robert E. Wick

Robert E. Wick Family Tree Info

Photo taken circa 1940

Photo courtesy of Frieda Wick

Robert E. Wick Family Tree Info
Photo taken circa 1940

Photo courtesy of Frieda Wick

Sechelski Family Band

Sechelski Family Band

Stoneham, Texas

From left to right;

Rufus Sechelski, Manual Sechelski, Bill Zarski, Tom Kitkoski

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Sechelski Family Band

Stoneham, Texas

From left to right;

Rufus Sechelski, Manual Sechelski, Bill Zarski, Tom Kitkoski

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Tony Berger, Teofil (Tops) Klodzinski

Left to right;

Tony BergerFamily Tree Info, Teofil (Tops) KlodzinskiFamily Tree Info

Stoneham, Texas

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Left to right;

Tony BergerFamily Tree Info, Teofil (Tops) KlodzinskiFamily Tree Info

Stoneham, Texas

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Unknown Musicians

Unknown musicians – Photo from Agnes Polka Smock collection

Photo courtesy of James Smock

Unknown musicians – Photo from Agnes Polka Smock collection

Photo courtesy of James Smock

 Antonina Szymanski and Ladislaus Stempuhowski wedding

Unknown musicians at the wedding of Antonina SzymanskiFamily Tree Info and Ladislaus StempuhowskiFamily Tree Infoon November 13, 1911

Chappell Hill, Texas

Photo courtesy of Polish Genealogical Society of Texas

Unknown musicians at the wedding of Antonina SzymanskiFamily Tree Info and Ladislaus StempuhowskiFamily Tree Infoon November 13, 1911
Chappell Hill, Texas

Photo courtesy of Polish Genealogical Society of Texas

Jake Noski

Jake Noski fron Stoneham, Texas

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Burzynski

Jake Noski fron Stoneham, Texas

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Burzynski

Joe Szymanski on left, unknown musician on right

Joe Szymanski on left, unknown musician on right

Photo courtesy of Frances Szymanski Robertson

Joe Szymanski on left, unknown musician on right

Photo courtesy of Frances Szymanski Robertson

Carroll Bashinski, Theodore Yanowski, and Steve Okonski

From left to right;

Carroll BashinskiFamily Tree Info, Theodore Yanowski, and Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info,

Photo courtesy of Frances Szymanski Robertson

From left to right;
Carroll BashinskiFamily Tree Info, Theodore Yanowski, and Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Frances Szymanski Robertson

Hortense, Albert Heintz, Mike Heintz, Louis Shibest

From left to right;

Hortense, Albert Heintz, Mike Heintz, Louis ShibestFamily Tree Info

1940’s

Photo courtesy of Gertrude Kologinczak

From left to right; Hortense, Albert Heintz, Mike Heintz, Louis ShibestFamily Tree Info 1940’s

Photo courtesy of Gertrude Kologinczak

Henry Reinhart, Sylvester Pavlock and Bodie Horton

Henry Reinhart, Sylvester Pavlock and Bodie Horton

Photo courtesy of Louise Borski

Henry Reinhart, Sylvester Pavlock and Bodie Horton

Photo courtesy of Louise Borski

Albert Ubnoski - 1948

Albert Ubnoski – 1948

Photo courtesy of Louise Borski

Albert Ubnoski – 1948

Photo courtesy of Louise Borski

John P. Derkowski, nickname Skace, Willie Kmiec, Max Ognoski, Johnnie Derkowsk, Frank Bronikowski and John Wisnoski

Left to right:

Back row; John P. Derkowski, nickname Skace, Willie Kmiec, Max Ognoski, Johnnie Derkowski

Front row; Frank Bronikowski and John Wisnoski

Photo courtesy of Dolores Newman

Left to right:
Back row; John P. Derkowski, nickname Skace, Willie Kmiec, Max Ognoski, Johnnie Derkowski
Front row; Frank Bronikowski and John Wisnoski

Photo courtesy of Dolores Newman

Mike Tomczak and Sigmund Jozwiak at Cigielski wedding. Circa 1964

Mike Tomczak and Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info at Cigielski wedding.

Circa 1964

Photo courtesy of Sigmund Jozwiak

Mike Tomczak and Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info at Cigielski wedding.

Circa 1964

Photo courtesy of Sigmund Jozwiak

Louis Knast, Carroll Yezak, John Mushinski, Floyd Mushinski, John Yezak

Wedding of Katherine KnastFamily Tree Info and Tony SechelskiFamily Tree Info

JohnFamily Tree Info and Agnes (Knapik) KnastFamily Tree Info farm in Bremond, Texas 20 November 1928

From left to right: Louis KnastFamily Tree Info, Carroll YezakFamily Tree Info, John MushinskiFamily Tree Info, Floyd MushinskiFamily Tree Info, John YezakFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Teana Sechelski

Wedding of Katherine KnastFamily Tree Info and Tony SechelskiFamily Tree Info
JohnFamily Tree Info and Agnes (Knapik) KnastFamily Tree Info farm in Bremond, Texas 20 November 1928
From left to right: Louis KnastFamily Tree Info, Carroll YezakFamily Tree Info, John MushinskiFamily Tree Info, Floyd MushinskiFamily Tree Info, John YezakFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Teana Sechelski

White Eagles Band

The White Eagles Band

From left to right; unknown musician, unknown musician, unknown musician, John MeleskiFamily Tree Info Family Tree Info, Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info and Florian Meleski, Sr.Family Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Linda Meleski Harris

The White Eagles Band
From left to right; unknown musician, unknown musician, unknown musician, John MeleskiFamily Tree Info Family Tree Info, Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info and Florian Meleski, Sr.Family Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Linda Meleski Harris

G. W. (Sonny) Janczak Circa 1972

G. W. (Sonny) Janczak

Photo courtesy of Sonny Janczak

G. W. (Sonny) Janczak

Photo courtesy of Sonny Janczak

G. W. (Sonny) Janczak Circa 1972

The Polish Eagles Band

From left to right: Louis Snider (Suchowiak)Family Tree Info, Leonard Kasowski, Mike Derkowski, Florian MeleskiFamily Tree Info,
Johnny Kubeczka, Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info
Circa 1980’s

Photo courtesy of Frank Motley

The Polish Eagles Band
From left to right: Louis Snider (Suchowiak)Family Tree Info, Leonard Kasowski, Mike Derkowski, Florian MeleskiFamily Tree Info,
Johnny Kubeczka, Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info
Circa 1980’s

Photo courtesy of Frank Motley

Jerry and the Country Gems

Jerry and the Country Gems

From left to right: Mike Slominski, Jerry Lastovica, Junior Skweres, Ally Koteras, Odell Hopkins
Circa early 1970’s

Photo courtesy of Frank Motley

Jerry and the Country Gems
From left to right: Mike Slominski, Jerry Lastovica, Junior Skweres, Ally Koteras, Odell Hopkins
Circa early 1970’s

Photo courtesy of Frank Motley

Unknown Musicians

Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Pietrowski Brothers

Pietrowski Brothers

Raymond PietrowskiFamily Tree Info, Ed PietrowskiFamily Tree Info , Alec PietrowskiFamily Tree Info.

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Pietrowski Brothers

Raymond PietrowskiFamily Tree Info, Ed PietrowskiFamily Tree Info , Alec PietrowskiFamily Tree Info.

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians

Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info on left with fiddle

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info on left with fiddle.

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians

Unknown Musicians
1937

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians
1937

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians

Unknown Musicians at wedding

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians at wedding

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians

Unknown Musicians at wedding

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians at wedding

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians

Unknown Musicians

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

Unknown Musicians

Photo courtesy of Ron Wendt

John Felchak

John Felchak Family Tree Info (second from left)

Photo courtesy of Virginia Felchak Hill

John Felchak Family Tree Info (second from left)

Photo courtesy of Virginia Felchak Hill

Ed Marshall with fiddle and other unknown musicians

Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info with fiddle, Phillip KasowskiFamily Tree Info on bass and other unknown musicians.

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Ed MarshallFamily Tree Info with fiddle, Phillip KasowskiFamily Tree Info on bass and other unknown musicians.

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Joe Kujawa on fiddle with unknown musicians at Raymond Ohendalski and Louise Kasowski wedding in 1949

Joe KujawaFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians at Raymond OhendalskiFamily Tree Info and Louise KasowskiFamily Tree Info wedding in 1949

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Joe KujawaFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians at Raymond OhendalskiFamily Tree Info and Louise KasowskiFamily Tree Info wedding in 1949

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Joe Kujawa on fiddle with other unknown musicians at Raymond Ohendalski and Louise Kasowski wedding in 1949

Joe KujawaFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians at Raymond OhendalskiFamily Tree Info and Louise KasowskiFamily Tree Info wedding in 1949.

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Joe KujawaFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians at Raymond OhendalskiFamily Tree Info and Louise KasowskiFamily Tree Info wedding in 1949.

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Steve Okonski on fiddle with other unknown musicians.

Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians.

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians.

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Bob Okonski on piano, Leonard Kasowski on guitar and Phillip Kasowski on fiddle.

Bob Okonski on piano, Leonard Kasowski on guitar and Phillip KasowskiFamily Tree Info on fiddle.

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Bob Okonski on piano, Leonard Kasowski on guitar and Phillip KasowskiFamily Tree Info on fiddle.

Photo courtesy of Ron Ohendalski

Clem Kujawa playing fiddle with Utah Carl and the Gulf Coast Playboys in Channel 13 Studios in Houston in 1958.

Clem KujawaFamily Tree Info playing fiddle with Utah Carl and the Gulf Coast Playboys in Channel 13 Studios in Houston in 1958.
From left to right; Herbie Treece, Utah Carl, Clem KujawaFamily Tree Info, Sam Reece, Wiley Barkdull, and George Champion

Photo courtesy of KTRK TV

Clem KujawaFamily Tree Info playing fiddle with Utah Carl and the Gulf Coast Playboys in Channel 13 Studios in Houston in 1958.
From left to right; Herbie Treece, Utah Carl, Clem KujawaFamily Tree Info, Sam Reece, Wiley Barkdull, and George Champion

Photo courtesy of KTRK TV

John Meleski

John MeleskiFamily Tree Info Family Tree Info, founder and bass/fiddle player for the White Eagles band

Photo courtesy of Barbara Meleski

John MeleskiFamily Tree Info Family Tree Info, founder and bass/fiddle player for the White Eagles band

Photo courtesy of Barbara Meleski

The Polish Eagles Band

The Polish Eagles Band

From left to right: Mike Tomczak, Johnny Kubeczka, Shorty Palmore, Florian MeleskiFamily Tree Info, Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Jozwiak Store

The Polish Eagles Band
From left to right: Mike Tomczak, Johnny Kubeczka, Shorty Palmore, Florian MeleskiFamily Tree Info,
Sigmund JozwiakFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Jozwiak Store

Tony Berger and Brian Marshall

Tony BergerFamily Tree Info and Brian Marshall

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Tony BergerFamily Tree Info and Brian Marshall

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Ricky Laskowski, Brian Marshall, Patrick Kronin

Ricky Laskowski, Brian Marshall, Patrick Kronin

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Ricky Laskowski, Brian Marshall, Patrick Kronin

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Anthony Porcarello, Brian Marshall, Dennis Bielamowicz

Anthony Porcarello, Brian Marshall, Dennis Bielamowicz

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Anthony Porcarello, Brian Marshall, Dennis Bielamowicz

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Steve Okonski Band

Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians.

Wedding of Julian Jadlowski and Francis Wasik in Bremond.

Photo courtesy of Jason and Denise Gouge

Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info on fiddle with other unknown musicians.

Wedding of Julian Jadlowski and Francis Wasik in Bremond.

Photo courtesy of Jason and Denise Gouge

Steve Okonski Band

Willie BashinskiFamily Tree Info, Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info and Carol BashinskiFamily Tree Info.

Wedding of Julian Jadlowski and Francis Wasik in Bremond.

Photo courtesy of Jason and Denise Gouge

Willie BashinskiFamily Tree Info, Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info and Carol BashinskiFamily Tree Info.

Wedding of Julian Jadlowski and Francis Wasik in Bremond.

Photo courtesy of Jason and Denise Gouge

Joe Strugala

Joe StrugalaFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Joe StrugalaFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Barney Berger, Teofil (Tops) Klodzinski, Johnny Berger

From left to right: Barney BergerFamily Tree Info, Teofil (Tops) KlodzinskiFamily Tree Info, Johnny BergerFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

From left to right: Barney BergerFamily Tree Info, Teofil (Tops) KlodzinskiFamily Tree Info, Johnny BergerFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Bremond Wedding

Bremond Wedding

Photo courtesy of Joseph Klotz

Bremond Wedding

Photo courtesy of Joseph Klotz

Walter Klevenski and John Snow

Walter Klevenski and John Snow

Photo courtesy of Barbara Macejewski Lee

Walter Klevenski and John Snow

Photo courtesy of Barbara Macejewski Lee

Jerry and the Country Gems

Jerry and the Country Gems

From left to right: Mike Slominski, Jerry Lastovica, Unknown bride and groom, Junior Skweres, Ally Koteras

Photo courtesy of Billy Skweres

Jerry and the Country Gems
From left to right: Mike Slominski, Jerry Lastovica, Unknown bride and groom, Junior Skweres, Ally Koteras

Photo courtesy of Billy Skweres

Junior Skweres and Louis Snyder

Junior Skweres and Louis Snyder

From left to right: Junior Skweres and Louis SniderFamily Tree Info with unknown child

Photo courtesy of Billy Skweres

Junior Skweres and Louis SniderFamily Tree Info
From left to right: Junior Skweres and Louis Snyder with unknown child

Photo courtesy of Billy Skweres

Steve Okonski with other unknown musicians in Chicago.

Steve Okonski’sFamily Tree Info band in Chicago with other unknown musicians.

Early1940’s

Photo courtesy of Bremond Historical Society

Steve Okonski’sFamily Tree Info band in Chicago with other unknown musicians.

Early1940’s

Photo courtesy of Bremond Historical Society

Bremond Wedding

Unknown Musicians at Bremond Wedding

Photo courtesy of Bremond Historical Society

Unknown Musicians at Bremond Wedding

Photo courtesy of Bremond Historical Society

Bremond Wedding

Wedding of Willie Mae Pietrosky and Frank Herman Galik
From left to right; Josie OkonskiFamily Tree Info, Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info, Willie Mae PietroskyFamily Tree Info, Frank Herman GalikFamily Tree Info, Joe BartulaFamily Tree Info, Alex BartulaFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Hazel Dutka

Wedding of Willie Mae Pietrosky and Frank Herman Galik
From left to right; Josie OkonskiFamily Tree Info, Steve OkonskiFamily Tree Info, Willie Mae PietroskyFamily Tree Info, Frank Herman GalikFamily Tree Info, Joe BartulaFamily Tree Info, Alex BartulaFamily Tree Info

Photo courtesy of Hazel Dutka

Wedding of Clement and Frances Baranowski Bilski

Wedding of Clement and Frances Baranowski Bilski
From left to right; Florian Meleski, Sr.Family Tree Info, John MeleskiFamily Tree Info, Clement BilskiFamily Tree Info, Frances Baranowski BilskiFamily Tree Info

October 15, 1949

Photo courtesy of Linda Bilski October 15, 1949Johnson

Wedding of Clement and Frances Baranowski Bilski
From left to right; Florian Meleski, Sr.Family Tree Info, John MeleskiFamily Tree Info, Clement BilskiFamily Tree Info, Frances Baranowski BilskiFamily Tree Info

October 15, 1949

Photo courtesy of Linda Bilski Johnson


Floyd Patke playing harmonica.

Floyd Patke playing harmonicaFamily Tree Info, Harvey Galik sitting, unknown girl on right.

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

Floyd Patke playing harmonicaFamily Tree Info, Harvey Galik sitting, unknown girl on right.

Photo courtesy of Brian Marshall

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