Koach 6 Dec 2006 / #1Hi,I would like to know a bit more about my father's family from SE Poland. My great-grandfather Basil Kocielko was born in Lubno village, Dynow commune, Rzeszow county, Subcarpathian voivodeship, Poland. His real name was either Wasyl or Bazyli - I've seen both listed on different records. Different birth dates were listed. His parents were listed as Matt Kocielko and Eva Bucek on his death certificate. Basil immigrated to the U.S. as Basil Kociolko in 1905. It became Kocielko at one point. I was always told he was a Ukrainian. It seems his family was Lemko, as his surname is listed on a list of Lemko surnames in Lubno. This list was made in 1787. Basil had a large, extended family in Joliet, IL. His cousin Bazil owned a tavern in town, and his son Eddy took it over. Another relative named Theodore lived down the street. He was married to a Martha. My great-grandpa had a sister on Rice St., near Bellmont Ave., in Chicago. She was married to a blind man and had a son named Nester. Nester was married to an Italian woman and had two children: a boy and a girl named Nadine. This is from my father's and uncle's memories, so more children may have existed. My great-grandpa Basil was married to Helen B. Pilip, daughter of Wojciecha and Katarzyny Urbaniak Pilip. Helen was born in Lubno on February 12, 1888. She had three siblings Marianna "Mary," Frank and another brother, who was killed by the Germans in WWII. The brother who died had a daughter named Leona Stoklosa. She lived in Poland. I'm new to Polish research and would appreciate any help. Dziekuje.