TWO WELL DOCUMENTED BOOKS AVAILABLE IN LIBRARIES Sponsored by the Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation and the Panna Maria Historical Society.
Silesian Profiles Polish Immigration to Texas in the 1850s By Chairperson, Janet Dawson Ebrom, John Warren Beard, Katherine Korus Beard, Cheryl Lynn Highley, and Mary Ann Moczygemba Watson Silesian Profiles is a beautiful red hardback book designed to preserve the history of our ancestors. It profiles 68 immigrant couples, including an index with over 900 names. 225 pages. 31 photographs. Originally published in 1999 and sold out. Reprinted in 2005. ISBN: 0-9673934-4-2
Surnames of couples profiled in the first volume are: Adamietz, Anderwald, Anioł, Bomba, Bronder, Czerner, Długi/Dugi, Długosz, Dupnik, Feluks/Felux, Gabryś/Gabrysch, Halamuda, Kaczmarek, Kałka, Kiełbassa, Kieryś/Kyrish, Kocur/Kotzur, Kolodziej, Korus, Kowalik, Kozub, Krawietz, Kuczka/Kutchka, Labus, Michalski, Moczygemba, Mroz, Mutz, Oleinik, Panek, Pierdoła, Ploch, Przybysz, Pyka, Rabstein, Richter, Rzeppa, Sekula, Sklorz, Skworcz, Sowa, Stanuś/ Stanush, Waczławczyk, Zając/Zaiontz.
Silesian Profiles II Polish Immigration to Texas 1850s – 1870s By Chairperson, Mary Ann Moczygemba Watson, John Warren Beard, Katherine Korus Beard, Janet Dawson Ebrom, Cheryl Lynn Highley, Doris Jaeschke Kosub, Michael Kurtin, and Msgr. Franciszek Kurzaj Silesian Profiles II is a splendid blue hardback book published in 2004 containing profiles of 79 immigrant couples including an index with over 1200 names. 285 pages, 41 photographs. ISBN: 0-9673934-3-4
Surnames of couples in the second volume are: Adamik, Banduch, Bednorz, Biela, Burda, Cebulla, Cotulla, Dlugosz, Dryś/Dresch, Dylla, Dziuk, Gawel/Garvel, Gawlik, Jarzumbek, Jureczko, Kalka, Kasprzik, Keller, Kindla, Knappik, Kolenda, Kolodziej, Kolonko, Korzekwa, Kotara, Kotulla, Kowalik, Kozielski, Kozub, Kus, Labis, Labus, Lipok, Manka, Mikosz, Morawietz, Mzyk, Niestroj, Nocoń/Notzon, Oczko, Palica, Paschke, Piecuch, Polok, Pruski, Pyka, Roswadowski, Sczodrok, Skrobarczyk, Snoga, Swiercz, Szczpanik, Szyguda, Tudyk, Warzecha, Weiss, Wiatrek, Winkler, Wyglendacz, Yanta, Zienc, and Zyzik.
Access Information Silesian Profiles Books have SOLD OUT, but you may find them in your local library. Click here to access a list of Texas libraries with Silesian Profiles books in their collections. Click here to access a list of United States libraries with Silesian Profiles books in their collections.
Silesian Profiles Authors
POLISH TRANSLATIONS OF SILESIAN PROFILES BOOKS Both Silesian Profiles books have been translated into Polish by Rev. Wojciech Reisch and are being sold in Europe. Copies have also been placed in Polish university libraries.
Books Referenced on this website
Bakanowski, Adolf. Polish Circuit Rider. Translated and edited by Marion Moore Coleman. Cheshire, Conn.: Cherry Hill Books, 1971.
Baker, T. Lindsay. The First Polish Americans: Silesian Settlements in Texas. College Station, Texas: Texas University Press, 1979
Callaghan, Sister Mary Generosa, C.D.P. The History of the Sisters of Divine Providence, San Antonio, Texas. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Catholic Life Publications, Bruce Press, 1955.
Dworaczyk, Rev. Edward J. The First Polish Colonies of America in Texas. San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Company, 1936.
Ebrom, Janet Dawson and Richard Allan Sowa. The Sowa Family History: Six Generations of Polish-Texans. Chicago, Illinois: Adams Press, 1981.
Gilbert, Rev. M.J., compiler and editor. Archdiocese of San Antonio, 1874-1949: An illustrated record of the foundation and growth of parishes, missions, and religious institutions in that part of Texas under the spiritual jurisdiction of the See of San Antonio. San Antonio, Texas: Schneider Printing Company, 1949.
Joyce, John A. Our Polish Pioneers. San Antonio, Texas: St. Michael’s School, 1936. St. Michael’s Catholic Church 1866-1966 Centennial. San Antonio, Texas: Privately printed, 1966.
St. Stanislaus Historical Committee Members. St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Bandera, Texas 150 Year Commemorative History 1855-2005. Privately printed, 2005.
Silesian Profiles Committee. Silesian Profiles: Polish Immigration to Texas in the 1850s. Panna Maria, Texas: Panna Maria Historical Society, 1999. Silesian Profiles II: Polish Immigration to Texas 1850s-1870s. Panna Maria, Texas: Panna Maria Historical Society, 2004.
Wangler, Rev. Msgr. Alexander C., editor. Archdiocese of San Antonio 1874-1974. San Antonio, Texas, 1974