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Last Updated February 3, 2012

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I am currently researching my Polish ancestors: Bromberek, Bumber, Kozlowski, and Wesolowski. They emigrated from Poland and settled in Lemont, Cook, Illinois.

My grandparents were John Paul Bumber (1888-1946) and Stella Elizabeth Wesolowski (1892-1985).
They had the following children: Alexander Stanley (1910-2005), Albert Harry (1912-1982), Walter Lawrence (1914-1983), Lillian Viola (1916-1991), Florance (1918-1918), Grace Yvonne (1920-2006), Robert Kenneth (1925-1945), Rosella Stella (1927-?), Darlene Charlotte (1921-?).

John's parents were Joseph L. Bumber (1856-1924) and Stanislawa Bromberek (1871-1941).
Jospeh's parents were Peter Bumber (1800-1897) and Anntonette Lapcynski.
Stanislawa's parents were Martin Bromberek (1843-1924) and Rosalia Kosmicki (1848-1937).

Stella's parents were Stanley Wesolowski (1857-1936) and Mary Ann Kozlowski (1866-1929).
Stanley's parents were John Wesolowski and Mary Nowaskiski.
Mary's parents were Lawrence Kozlowski (1834-1921) and Antoinette Matuszewski (1836-1920).

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In addition, I'm also researching my Irish ancestors: Howe, Madden, Riordan, and Tracey.
This list is not as extensive for I have just started researching them.
What I know right now is that my grandfather Martin Robert Madden (1886-1972) came from Drumellihy (Cunningham), which is NW the town of Cooraclare located in the county of Clare, Ireland. He married Elizabeth Ester Marie Riordan January 15, 1925 at St. Bridget's, Chicago, Illinois. They had the following children: Robert, Bernadette, and Thomas.

Martin's parents were Robert Madden and Ellen Howe. They had the following children: Bridgette (1874), Mary (1876), Catherine (1877), Patrick (1880), Nora (1881), Stephen, (1883), Martin (1886), and Susan (1889).

Robert's parents were: Patrick Madden (1796-1865) and Margaret Downes.
They had at least the following children: Robert (1850-1918), Patrick (1855), and Ellen (1855).

Ellen Howe's parents were: Michael Howe and Honor McMahon (1796-1881).
They had at least the following children: Ellen (1844-1923), Mary (1847), and Thomas (1841-1925).

Elizabeth's parents were John Riordan (1862-1914) and Catherine Tracey (1863-1925).
John's parents were John Riordan and Ellen Brey.
Catherine's parents were John Tracey and Mary Conway (1834-1919).



Photo Album- Here's an assortment of photos of my ancestors and relatives.

Biblio- View my Bibliography of sources used for surname origins and meanings.

Madden Castles- Castles built or owned by Maddens in Ireland.

Coat of Arms- View a list of surnames with their Coat of Arms, Origins, Locations, and Meanings.

Links- Here are some links to other websites

Maps- Click here to view various maps of Ireland and Poland.

Family Mottoes- Find out what your family motto is.

Surnames - Click here to view a list of surnames at my WorldConnect-GED page.
The most common surnames are(In order of descent): Wesolowski(205), Bromberek(192), Bumber(128), Kozlowski(103), Slaboszewski(93), Slachetka(48), Sniegowski(42), & Madden(23).

Webrings- Here are some of the webrings I belong to.

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