Photo of First Pilewski in America
Dear Cousin Slawek,
You are indeed, the Leader of the modern-day, world-wide Pilewski Family.
Now, your research on the Pilewski Linia Kazimierz-Jakub-Jakub-Wladyslaw,
Klan Jakuba - Generacja 24 will be more complete.
Attached you will find a long-lost photo of my Grandpa,
Wladyslaw Pilewski and his family.
He was the FIRST PILEWSKI TO COME TO AMERICA in 1887.
In the Pilewski family photo from 1906 [from left to right];
1. My Uncle, Michael Frank Pilewski [age 11] 1895-1985.
2. Grandpa Wladyslaw Pilewski [age 40] 1866-1923.
3. My Uncle, Leo Pilewski [age 5] 1901-1988.
4. My Father, John Walter Pilewski [almost 1 year old] 1906-1956.
5. Grandma Katarzyna Buriak Pilewska [age 32] 1874-1960.
6. My Uncle, Joseph Kazimierz Pilewski [age 8] 1898-1986.
Photography circa 1896. From left Kazimiera Politowska-Pilewska with Zygmunt Pilewski, Genowefa Pilewska
Józen Pilewski organizer of military groups, murdered by Germans in 1914,
standing are from left Zygmunt Pilewski and Edmund Pilewski.
Photography circa 1913. Standing from left Helena Piewska, Genowefa Pilewska.
Sitting on chair Maria Pilewska, standing Wacław Pilewski.
Zygmunt Pilewski, finished Military Academy at Erewan, hero of Knights Legion in elite
Horseman Intelligence unit
of the I-st Polish Eastern Corp at Mobrujsk 1918.
After resident of military counter espionage till 12 september 1939 in Dubno, Ukraine.
Witold Pilewski, finished Military Academy at Erewan.
In I-st Polish Eastern Corp, member of elite unit Knights Legion with Horseman Intelligence.
During II-nd World War prisoner of war in Germany.
Summer 1939. In first raw seats, heroines of Clan Kazimiera Politowska-Pilewska. Next Alicja Drabinska,
seats Maryla Drabinska, next Halina Malkiewicz-Karbowska and near her seats
Krystyna Malkiewicz-Stremler with young Danek Pawłowski. Standing from left, Genowefa Pilewska-Malkiewicz,
Zofia Pilewska-Drabinska, Antoni Drabinski murdered in German concentration camp,
Maria Pilewska-Pawlowska, Witold Malkiewicz pilot, killed over Scotland.
Year 1942. Waclaw Pilewski, military counter espionage. II-nd World War resident
in Esztergom Hungary.
Since 1946 his fate unknown.
Circa 1960. From left Henryk Pilewski, in place of his brother became a resident in Dubno. Zofia Drabinska, Genowefa Malkiewicz,
Maria Pawlowska and Edmund Pilewski.
LINE KAZIMIERZ -
JOZEF - WALENTY - LUDWIKA - FILIP
Filip Pilewski, Jozef Clan died in 1935 buried at Warsaw Powazki, the same as his wife and son Romuald.
Filip's wife Wladyslawa Oranzewska daughter of Mikolaj and Gertrude maiden name Hanrich (daughter
of German colonist from deep inside Prussia)
Mikolaj Oranzewski, participant of 1863 uprising. Russians confiscated his land and sent him to Siberia.
Filip Pilewski five years in service of Russian Car's Black Sea fleet at Herson and Odessa.
Marian Pilewski, by ending of II-nd WW in service of Polish Air Forces as a mechanic of plane engines.
Romuald Pilewski, soldier of 1939 war, escaped from soviets prison, rest of the war hiding in Prussia
Ryszard Pilewski in Navy service. At collapse of Warsaw Uprising in 1944, taken as POW to Germany
never returned. His fate remains unknown.
Emigrants in USA
Bronislava Pilewska with her sister Marianne.
Sitting are Pilewski Joseph with a brother of his father Julian
Frank Zielinski son of Bronislava Pilewski - soldier of Korean War.
Bronislava Pilewski wedding with Anthony Zielinski in a year 1911.
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