I am researching the SCZEPANSKI family from Perry County, Illinois.
My grandfather, Walter Claude Sczepanski was born in Perry County, Illinois on June 06, 1881. He married Mary A Czajkowski on March 20, 1884 in Radom Illinois and had eight children: Edmond, Raymond Martin, Amelia, Edel Trudy,Otto, Ruth, Carl and Lorriane.
Walter's father was Martin Sczepanski, born November 11, 1855, somewhere in Poland. Martin married Mary Gajewski, bornApril 07, 1861,in Poland Germany and they had seven children: Walter,Anna,Frances, Lambert, Leo, Lillian and Martha. I am trying to learn more about the Polish connection of the family and other decendants of Martin's children.
(The spelling of the name, Sczepanski was changed, sometime in the recent past. It previously was spelled, SZCZEPANSKI)
Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.