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Jan Kyć from Adamówka, Poland - Military Document Information


singingfalls 3 | 50
24 Feb 2015 #1
This is a record of my honorable great grandfather Jan Kyć who is from Adamówka, Poland. It is a military record of some kind. What do you all suggest by way of deriving information about him through this document if I may ask? Any help is appreciated.

Polish document
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
24 Feb 2015 #2
It is a military record of some kind

It's a train boarding pass for disabled war veterans.

What do you all suggest by way of deriving information about him through this document if I may ask?

none whatsoever.
Looker - | 1,102
24 Feb 2015 #3
He probably was wounded during World War I - on the picture I see a disability identity card entitling to discounts on train rides issued for disabled war veterans.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
24 Feb 2015 #4
KYĆ: Ruthenianised version of the Old Polish word kicz* which once meant a club, stick or bludgeon, suggesting that the first person to acquire this nickname must have been quite a thug or brawler.

*In modern Polish kicz means kitsch..
OP singingfalls 3 | 50
25 Feb 2015 #5
Thank you all for your time. Yep, I get the Kyć innuendo. Heard it elsewhere on the net regarding the surname. That said, my grandmother, his progeny, was a wise strong woman with a very gentle spirit that raised a large family. I have nothing but respect for my Polish ancestors from what I have learned so far.

I know Jan Kyć had the dubious task of sending his 16 year old daughter to the USA in 1913 with 25$ US. That was a considerable amount of money at the time. He had insight into what was coming I believe. She lived a good comfortable life relatively speaking. Good decision from my perspective but a tough one nonetheless. My grandmother married my grandfather three years later in 1916. He was a factory worker here in the States. Babush returned to Poland often to bring clothes, food and money. There surely must be an army record somewhere describing Jan Kyć army service. I just am not sure where to start.

Polonius3, Thank you for the entomological information regarding the name. It is informative and appreciated.

Polonius3: And thank you for the Kyć derivative.

For the record in this thread:

KYĆ: Ruthenianised verison of the Old Polish word kicz* which once meant a club, stick or bludgeon, suggesting that the first person to acquire this nickname must have been quite a thug or brawler.

(I, as one of the offspring of Jan Kyć take full ownership of the name though the nickname concept is purely speculative on your part. He could have been a protector and even if not, I like it. Again, thanks for the enlightenment.)

*In modern Polish kicz means kitsch..
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
27 Feb 2015 #6
The etymology does not refer to your grandfather's traits nor to many generations before him. This has to do with the first person to acquire a given nickname maybe in the 14th to 18th centuries.. There was some reason for that, but to his kids and grandkids it was only just another name.

In English too we have such surnames as Stick, Bat, Baton, Club, Whip and others.
OP singingfalls 3 | 50
28 Feb 2015 #7
Thank you Polonius3 for your thoughtful response. It would be an interesting find to chase down the origin.
ewa12345 - | 2
14 Jul 2015 #8
Merged: Jan Kyć from Adamówka, Poland - Military Document Information

I'm Polish and I live in Adamówka. My grandmother's maiden name was Kyć. I'll try to help you to find information about your great grandfather in Polish archives. I'm not sure if Jan Kyć came from my village because there are three villages named Adamówka in Poland. There is also a village in Ukraine named Adamówka, which belonged to Poland before the Second World War. So if it is possible I need a place and date of birth.

All the best,
Ewa
OP singingfalls 3 | 50
14 Jul 2015 #9
Ewa, Thank you so much for contacting me. This is very exciting.
The Adamówka of my grandparents is located in Podkarpackie in SE Poland. I have a relative there named £ukasz Kominko. Do you know him?

Also, what is your grandmother's first name? I can look her up in my GED file to see if she is there.

If this is the village your grandmother is from I would very much like to correspond with you. I do not have Jan Kyć birthday but he died in 1946. He was the son of Jakub and Maria Kyć. In my family there is a Kazimierz Kyć (son of Jan) who is the father of Josef Kyć, who is the father of Ewa Kyć. His sister's names where Helena, Katarzyna and Anna. Now their surnames are Kulka, Petrowska and Rutkowska respectively.

I also have an Ewa Kyć by marriage to Adam Kyć in the family also. Please let me know about you.
High regards to you,
Staś
ewa12345 - | 2
14 Jul 2015 #10
Dear Staś,

I am also very excited because now I am sure that we are relatives. My grandmother (my father's mother) was Helena Kulka (Kyć - maiden name). So Jan Kyć was also my great grandfather. I know £ukasz Kominko. He is the son of Maria Kominko (Kyć - maiden name). He and Maria didn't say about you. I found "PolishForums" by chance when I was looking for some information about Adamówka in the past. In my opinion nothing happens by chance... (one day I'll describe you another moving story about my relative who I found "by chance"). Give me please a few days to talk with my father's siblings (my father died 11 years ago) so I'll describe everything and send some fhotos.

All the best,
Ewa
OP singingfalls 3 | 50
15 Jul 2015 #11
This is fantastic! I do not believe in coincidence either. Here is a picture of the children of my great grandfather.

Kyc

Starting from the left there is Helena Kyć Kulka, Kazimierz Kyć, my Babush Kataryna Kyć Petrowska and then Anna Kyć Rutkowska.
This is a wonderful experience for me since for many many years I have been curious about my roots in Poland. I even found the name Kyć in a directory of Adamówka and sent an email without a response. The breakthrough came when £ukasz Kominko contacted me on facebook asking if I was a relative of Katarzyna Petrowski.

Thank you again for taking the initiative to contact me. I am very proud to have my ancestors come from that part of the world. I want to learn all that I can about my family.

Regards to you,
Staś
Guest
25 Jul 2015 #12
Dear Staś

I recognized the picture of my great grandfather Jan and another picture of my grandfather Kazimierz. Kazimierz had 4 sons and 3 daughters. Three of them moved to Gdansk in the north Poland. My dad Jozef too. I have brother and sister and we live in Gdańsk.

I'm glad that I found polishforums.pl. I come back from holiday home it will try to upload some pictures of our family.

Best wishes
Anna

Dear Stas

Kazimierz had 5 sohns:
Jan, Stanisław, Józef, Władysław i Edward
And 3 daughters:
Katarzyna, Agnieszka, Marianna.
Anna Rutkowka (Kyć) did not have children.
I really liked her and I remember her very well as I came on holiday to Adamowka to uncle Stanislaw . Grandpa I do not remember, I was a little as he died.

Anna

Dear Staś

I recognized the picture of my great grandfather Jan and another picture of my grandfather Kazimierz. Kazimierz had 4 sons and 3 daughters. Three of them moved to Gdansk in the north Poland. My dad Jozef too. I have brother and sister and we live in Gdańsk.

I'm glad that I found polishforums.pl. I come back from holiday home it will try to upload some pictures of our family.

Best wishes
Anna
OP singingfalls 3 | 50
9 Sep 2015 #13
Anna,
We have been through a very severe fire in our area and I have been distracted. If you google the Stouts Creek fire in Oregon you can see it.

I hope you have had a good holiday and that all is well. Please feel free to contact me via email stanley@surcp.org and I am very interested in all the information I can get on our family. This is a great forum and I am glad I found it also. My grandfather from my mother's side came from an area not far away from Adamówka also. He was born and raised in Luchów Górny, Bilgoraj, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland. His name was Wojciech Walż. Some day I hope to come to Adamówka and see the land of my ancestors. I am still seeking to find information as far back in time as I can about my family there.
Martinm77
23 Feb 2017 #14
Merged:

Has anybody heard of anyone in Adamowka with the surname Januszewska or Swirski in Adamowka?



These were the surnames of my grandparents who lived there until WW2 and I'd like to know more.


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