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Sto Lat: One Hundred Years of the Wisniewski Family in America By Chris Wisniewski
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In the first decade of the twentieth century, two young people each left their small farming villages in northwestern Poland and traveled, alone, to America in search of a better life.... More > Władysław Wisniewski and Dominica Rutkowska met in Norwich, Connecticut and married. They raised ten children on a hundred and fifty acre farm they bought in the rural town of Preston. Władysław peddled wood, chickens, and produce in town. This is their story—a story of self reliance, resourcefulness, family, and pride. As one of Władysław’s sons once said of their family, “They didn’t have nothing, but they kept it nice.” This book is an oral history which documents the way Polish immigrants lived in Southeastern Connecticut in the first half of the 1900s.< Less