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Bigalke & Gilmeister
Theodore and Susan (Gilmeister) Bigalke Family (1940's)
Bigalke, Gilmeister and related families
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SECTION IS BEING MERGED WITH THE MYRON FELCKOWSKI SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE. THE MYRON FELCKOWSKI SECTION WILL THEN BE UPDATED.
Research of Bigalke and Gilmeister / Gillmeister families, that settled primarily in Portage County, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois.
Surnames researched include: Bigalke, Gilmeister, Gillmeister, Ostrowski, Somers, Sobiesczyk, Malek; and related families.
Webmaster, Susan Chapman's paternal great-grandfather is Anton Bigalke, who immigrated from Fanianowo, Poland to Portage County, Wisconsin.
In 1998, I visited many ancestral villages in Poland: Fanianowo, Dzwierszno Wielke, Tuszkowy, Lipusz and Lesno.
I have been working on the family history for many years, collecting family history memorabilia since my childhood. I have shared my research that related family members can learn more about their family histories. Additional genealogy information is always appreciated!
Thank you to Kevin Kazmierczak, for scanning and sharing the photographs from the estate of his grandmother, Bertha Bigalke Tetzlaff.
Thank you to David Benbennick, for granting the public right to use the Portage County, Wisconsin photo that is featured in the upper right had corner of this page.
Any and all contributions to this website are welcome and will be greatly appreciated. This is the story about our families, our legacy. Thank you to all the relatives that have contributed photographs, documents, and stories.
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Please note that not all data in the family file has been verified and some requires additional research. This website is updated as additional data becomes available.
The original website opened in December 2005.
Family tree updated on September 28, 2008.
Home page revised on January 31, 2016.
Behind The Scenes...
Bigalke - Gilmeister Genealogy Pages at www.Bigalke.biz/susanchapman maintained by Susan Chapman. Copyright © 2007-2016.
Desktop genealogy software used is Family Historian Copyright © 2007, published by Calico Pie Limited.
Anton Bigalke Immigrated to New York, 26 Apr 1872, from Fanianowo, Dzwierszno Wielke, Kr Wirsitz, Poland (Germany)
Michalina SOBIESZCZYK (SOMERS) MALEK BIGALKE Immigrated to New York, 26 Apr 1872, from Fanianowo, Dzwierszno Wielke, Kr Wirsitz, Poland (Germany)
John GILLMEISTER (GILMEISTER) Immigrated to Quebec, from Poland (Germany). With mother: Elizabeth OSTROWSKI GILLMEISTER (GILMEISTER)
Anna FELCKOWSKI (FELTZ) Immigrated to Quebec, 16 Jul 1868, from Tuszkowy, Lipusz, Koscierzyna, Pomerskie, Poland (Germany). With parents: Simon FELCKOWSKI (FELTZ) and Marianna TRAWICKI FELCKOWSKI (FELTZ)
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