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Family History Search: Anton Kulchinski, b. 5 Apr 1845 (E. Prussia, Germany or Poland) to America 1878.


nansfamily1 1 | 1
10 Aug 2014 #1
Anton Frank Kulchinski b. 5 Apr 1845 in either E Prussia, Germany or Poland. To America around 1878, He had a boat business on the Vistula, perhaps.
Wife Alvina Wiesnewski (sp?) b. 1 Mar 1851 either E Prussia, Germany or Poland. To America around 1876, she had 7 brothers.
They lived near Chelm and Torun, but have no other information other than that.
4 children born before move to America: Albert, Matilde, Melia, and a baby boy who died.
Where would be a good place to start (Am on Ancestry.com and Family Search. Have checked US records, can't find naturalization papers. Passenger lists just say "Prussia")?

I do not speak Polish.
Thank you for your ideas.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
16 Aug 2014 #2
KULCZYŃSKI: Kulchinski is an English pseudo-phonetic respelling; probably originated as a topo nick from Kulczyn or Kulczyna; humorously from the verb kuleć (to limp), hence 'limpy'.

Coat of arms: Kulczyński herbu Rogala
OP nansfamily1 1 | 1
18 Aug 2014 #3
Polonius 3, thank you for your information! I supposed that the Kulchinski was the Americanized version of their original name. So is the Kulczyn or Kulczyna a topographical name originally then? (to limp, that's good!). I will be looking up the coat of arms. Do you know if it is published somewhere?

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Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
18 Aug 2014 #4
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