Kisiel Family in Baranovichi

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Tony Kissel
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Kisiel Family in Baranovichi

Post by Tony Kissel » 25 Mar 2012, 16:58

My grandparents were Piotr Kisiel and Michalina Terachowich Kisiel and they left Moling in 1913 for America. Piotr's father was Michael Kiesiel from Crestuda. Michalina's mother's name was Isabella Terachowich.

In 1921, Piotr returned to get his daughter Anna and he lived in Baranoviche briefly. He gave Anna's village name as Batruska on the 1913 ship manifest and it appears that he or Michalina hand wrote it for the authorities.

I need help locating these villages.

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Re: Kisiel Family in Baranovichi

Post by Tony Kissel » 22 Apr 2012, 21:35

A followup to my post - I think the village was actually Volna. Some sources indicate the village of Wolny eventually was called Volny, and now it is Volna. This village is 20 to 25 km northeast of Baranovichy on the way to Minsk.

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Re: Kisiel Family in Baranovichi

Post by Tony Kissel » 29 Nov 2018, 23:01

Peter's Naturalization Records show that Batruska turns out to be Babruysk, or Bobruisk today. Peter and Lena were married in Chromcy near Minsk in 1903 or 1905. The Baranowicze that Peter and Anna emigrated is a small village near Bobruisk. I still have no idea where Crestuda is.

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