BC: Definitely NOT... The End
FC: Tyska-Cichon Family Tree
1: Our Family
3: Cichon Family Tree | Michael Cichon was born on Sept. 29, 1887. Apollonia Chmiel was born on July 8, 1892. Her parents were Joseph and Mary Chmiel. Michael and Apollonia were married on June 9, 1908. Apollonia became a citizen of the United States ion April 19, 1964.
6: John and Alexandra Jakacki.
7: Edward Tyska, Bernice Tyska, Natalie Sadlowski, Al Sadlowski, Katherine jakacki(married Stanley), Alexandria Jakacki, John Jakacki, Stanley Jakacki, Len and Edwin Jakacki(sons of Stanley and Katherine). Picture is of Frank Jakacki.
8: Left: Natalie Jakacki(Tyska). Married Al Sadlowski. Below: Edward Tyska and Natalie Tyska. Right: Ed and Natalie with mother, Alexandria.
10: Ed Tyska, Stanley Jakacki, Frank Jakacki, Bernice Jakacki, Bernice Tyska, Katherine Jakacki.
11: Rich Cichon, Walter Cichon, Stanley Cichon, Michael Cichon...and kids.
12: Left: Bernice Jakacki, Frank Jakacki, Stacia Dove, Bernice Tyska and Phil Dove. Below: Ed Tyska, Stanley Jakacki, Natalie Sadlowski, and Frank Jakacki.
13: Above: Apollonia (Busia) Cichon, Michael (Dzia Dzia) Cichon, and Emily Cichon. Right: Bernice Cichon,Apollonia Cichon, Michael Cichon and Frank Cichon.
14: Apollonia met Michael when she was 16 years old at a dance. She felt like a princess that night. They married soon after that evening and she said they never danced together again. They owned a farm in Poland when Michael first came to the United States. They returned to Poland to come back separately a second time. Apollonia traveled with her children Walter, Stanley, Bernice and Emily. Frank was born in the United States. Michael was a tool maker in Chicago and they lived in an apartment on Frye Street.
15: Bernice's memory of coming to America in 1923 are of a difficult ride from which they were all sick. Uncle Stanley ate his first banana on this journey and didn't know that he was supposed to peel it, so he started to eat it with the peel. Bernice was disappointed at first, after living on a farm. She thought the city was ugly. She went to school through 7th grade. That summer she started working at Montgomery Ward and never went back to school. She was eventually a supervisor there. When asked if life was better here, Busia always said it was and would remind them that there was a lot of food for everyone here and they had indoor plumbing, which they did not have in Poland.
16: Top: Emily and Busia. Left: Emily, Dzia Dzia and Busia. Right: Frank Cichon
17: Top: Natalie Sadlowski, Lottie Cichon, Dorothy Cichon, Marlene Tyska, Sandy Sadlowski, Katherine Jakacki, and Bernice Tyska. Left: Stanley Cichon, Dorothy Cichon, Lottie Cichon.
18: As the story has been told, Bernice was very much in love with Ed, but they had broken up. They were both in attendance at a dance at Holy Trinity Church. She left the dance to go downstairs to pray about her feelings for Ed. She asked Blessed Mother Mary to help guide her to make the right decision and let her know if Ed is "the one" for her. She then saw the statue of Mary (right) and Ed came down to find her and tell her how he felt about her. She told him what she had been doing and showed him the statue of Mary that she saw. It was all the "sign" they needed and so they took the little statue with them on their journey together.
23: Edward and Bernice had three children. Marlene was born April 18, 1942. William was born May 26, 1947. Paulette was born Dec. 28, 1951.
24: Left: Ed and Bernice with Marlene. Below:Dzia Dzia Cichon, Wally Cichon, Ed Tyska, Bill Tyska, Busia Cichon and Paulette Tyska.
25: Above: Paulette, Bill, Marlene and Ed Tyska. Right: Ed and Bernice with Marlene.
26: Sandy Sadlowski, Alexandria Jakacki, Bill Tyska, Robert Sadlowski and Paulette Tyska.
33: Marlene married James Rassin (Sept. 5, 1941) on Aug.10, 1963.
35: Bill married Patricia Weichel (July 15,1950) on Nov. 27, 1971.
37: Paulette married Theodore Moulos (Sept. 1,1951) on Nov. 11, 1973.
38: The Rassin Family | Marlene and Jim's first daughter, Eileen, was born on July 19, 1965. Their second daughter, Jamie, was born on May 14, 1971.
45: The Tyska Family | Bill and Pat's first daughter, Stacey, was born on November 25, 1972. Their second daughter, Laura, was born on February 19, 1976.
48: The Moulos Family
49: Paulette and Ted's first daughter, Corrine, was born on April 14, 1982. Their second daughter, Kimberly, was born on May 16, 1987.
54: The Kanute Family | Eileen married Michael Kanute (April 1, 1965) on Dec. 30, 1989. Their first son, Benjamin, was born on Dec. 14, 1992. Their second son, Joshua, was born on Aug. 22, 1994. Their third son, Nicholas, was born on April 7, 1997.
60: The Yuraszeck Family | Jamie married Carlos Yuraszeck (July 19, 1970) on July 15, 1994. Their first son, Tyler, was born on Nov. 25, 1997. Their sons Jacob and Alec (twins) were born on Aug. 30, 2000.
66: The Walker Family
67: Stacey married Doug Walker (March 28, 1967) on May 10, 2003. Their son, Matthew, was born on June 28, 2005. Doug's daughter Amanda (Jan. 13, 1990) was 13 on their wedding day.
73: The Barron Family | Laura married Timothy Barron (Jan. 20, 1970) on June 22, 1996. Their son, Austin, was born on Sept. 9, 1997.
78: Corri married Brett Natarelli (March 16, 1983) on Dec. 30, 2006. Their first son, Noah, was born on Sept. 21, 2010. Their second son, Jason, was born on April 5, 2012. | The Natarelli Family
84: The Moulos-Sweeney Family
85: Kim married Timothy Sweeney (Nov. 28, 1987) on Aug. 4, 2012.
88: Time Together
95: Marlene married Michael Franek (Sept. 12, 1929) on May 21, 1995.