Sunday, March 27, 2016

Joseph Edward Switkowski Funeral Book

Quite a while ago I mentioned getting some old papers that belonged to my great grandmother Joanne Gulczewski Switkowski.  Here is another set of scanned images from the find.  The last was the pew fee book from Corpus Christi.  This time it is the Funeral Book from her husband's, Joseph Switkowski, funeral.  

It's interesting to note that under the list of friends attending were two different people from the Alajko family.  This is just a month after his daughter Ann (my grandmother) married Joseph Alajko.  That was a month of highs and lows.  It would be interesting to know if the marriage was hurried because he had cancer.  The doctors may have sad he had little time left.  None of them are around to answer that one.

There are a lot of names listed in this book.  Many of them may have been grand and great grand parents of the people I grew up with in that neighborhood yet never knew about the connections from the past.