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Marvin Kusmierz

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I'm from Bay City, Michigan. The only grandparent that I have a recollection of is my grandfather Paul Len. My Kusmierz grandparents died before I was born and my grandmother Anna passed on when I was about five years old. Their pictures are very special to me because they represent the only memory that I will have of them.


  • Anthony John KUSMIERZ (1907 Bay City, MI - 1965 Bay City, MI) [Obit]
  • Helen LEN (1911 Braddock, PA - 1994 Bay City, MI) [obit]

    Siblings: Virginia, Robert


    • LEN / MULARZ
      • Paul LEN (1887 Krosno, Poland(Austria) - 1964 Bay City, MI): Paul is believed to have come to the USA with his brother around 1900 to find work and bring their families to the US. Believe he was a miner.
      • Anna MULARZ (1891 Krosno, Poland(Austria) - 1948 Bay City, MI): Anna married Paul in Braddock, PA. She and Paul lived in there for about fours having several children. They then moved to Bay City, MI where Anna's had relatives. [obit]
        • George MULARZ
        • Mary GASDA
        • Siblings: Rosie, Paulette, Katherine, Mary, Karol, Joseph
      • Their children: Helen, Casimer, Matthew[obit], Walter[obit], Bernice, Leonard Bernard[obit], Julius, Stanley[obit], Daniel, Lenoard Francis

    • KUSMIERZ/RYTLEWSKI family [bio] -
      • Jozef P. KUSMIERZ (1842 Danzig(?), Poland - 1929 Bay City, MI): Jozef is believed to have come to the US in the late 1800s.[Obit]
        • Tomasz KUSMIERZ
        • Zophia GLOWIECKA
        • Siblings: John (1841-1874) married Agata Habowski
      • Katarzyna RYTLEWSKI (1871 Poland - 1926 Bay City, MI): Katarzyna came to the US in 1880s with her parents and siblings. Her family settled in Fisherville, MI (near Bay City). [Death]
        • John RYTLEWSKI (1833 Poland/Germany - 1905 Fisherville, MI)
        • Johanna DRYWCZINSKI/DREYSKA (1839 Poland/Germany - 1914 Fisherville, MI)
        • Siblings: Marianna, Isidore, John, Frank, Marcine
      • Their children: Anastasia, Alexander, Thomas, Agnes[obit], Titus, Stephen [obit], Catherine, Aloysius[obit], Johanna, Anthony, Louis[obit], Marie, Joseph


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  • Burials: St. Anthony's Cemetery - Fisherville, MI (PDF, 8k)
  • Burials: St. Stanislaus Cemetery - Bay City, MI (PDF, 15k)
  • Also see My Family Surname Page
  • Family Photos of Marvin Kusmierz




    Hometown Information


    Bay City, MI - Center Ave.
    Early 1900s Center Avenue looking East. (note trolly car rails)*

    Bay City, MI - Frank & Joe Bar
    Early 1900s outside West Side saloon owned by Frank & Joe Drouin.
    As of 2002, the saloon is still in operation under the name of Steamers.
    (pictured: patron, Joe & Frank Drouin)*

    Bay City, MI - 1900s Fire truck & crew
    Early 1900s Fire Department rig and crew.
    In 1915, this truck was destroyed in train accident at the Wenonah Street crossing.*

    Bay City, MI - 1925 Corbin School 4th Grade
    1925 Fourth Grade Class of Corbin School.*

    * Pictures courtesy of Cindy Heganauer.

    Bay City is located about 100 miles north of Detroit and sits at the foot of the Saginaw Bay. The city has a population of a little over 45,000 and is part of a larger Tri-City community that includes the cities of Saginaw and Midland. The Saginaw River flows through the heart of Bay City providing a natural resource for large ocean freighters to traverse, boating enthusiast, and for fishing. The down town consists of two business districts, an east side and west side that are connected by several draw bridges.

    Bay City retains many aspects of its early history associated with the lumbering industry that grew rapidly and raised the population of the community. Center Avenue on the east side of the city runs east and west from the edge of the city to the east side downtown district. This historical district is lined with the mansions of those who made their wealth as a result of the early lumbering and shipping building industries.

    Web sites providing a good range of information on Bay City and Bay County:

  • The History of Bay City
  • Bay County, MIGenWeb
  • MLive, Bay City
  • Bay County Historic Museum
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