2016 Silesian-Polish Texans Essay Contest – Scholarship
Sponsored by the Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation
Four $1000 Scholarships for Texas high school seniors
Any ethnicity; any faith
Deadline April 17, 2016
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Welcome to SilesianTexans.com which presents the storied history and current events of a significant ethnic group in Texas originally from Upper Silesia. As a region in present-day southwestern Poland, Upper Silesia is dotted with picturesque villages centered around each parish church.
This website features those who elected to leave their ancestral homeland to bring their families and faith to Texas in the 1800s. As a unique ethnicity, Silesian Texans descend from those immigrants whose surnames are listed. You will learn how generations of Silesian Texans have influenced and enriched their towns and parishes. Use the search bar above to begin your discovery.