Unknown Polish ancestors Enlarged picture of head piece
Copy of scanned photo
from M. Steadman
A few years ago, a cousin of mine and I reconnected via the internet. Her husband has been working on our family history and had several pictures of my ancestors that he scanned and sent to me. This is the one picture that has really fascinated me. No one in the family that I have been in contact with so far knows for sure if the people in the picture are from my Sawicki ancestors, Wozniak ancestors, Wieczorek ancestors, or possibly the Ziolkowski ancestors. We do however, believe they are family members and not strangers! I do know they are not my Hoosier ancestors!
The picture was taken here in Chicago, Illinois. The photographer was Kersting. I do not own the original, I believe my cousin or possibly my aunt own the original, however, they too, do not know which side of our family tree these relatives come from. I know that Henry Kersting, the photographer lived here in Chicago from at least 1880, per the census records. By 1910 he and his family lived in Baldwin, Alabama.
I also do not know if this picture is a wedding picture or another special event. It is a neat picture though. I love her head piece! I just have to keep searching and digging to find out who they are!