Seeking $20,000 for Injuries Received in Auto Collision

Leon Horey, the son of Edward and Fannie (Barrow) Horey, and Amy Merrill, the daughter of William and Frances (Nelson) Merrill, were married on April 3, 1907 in Fredonia, New York; friends and family arranged a surprise party for the couple’s 26th wedding anniversary in 1933, complete with card games and prizes (Amy’s favorite game … More Seeking $20,000 for Injuries Received in Auto Collision

Golden Anniversary

Wuerstle’s Tavern is often at the center of my grandfather’s story. Gramps was having a drink at the bar when John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960; when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963; when Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed in 1968; and when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in … More Golden Anniversary

Tommy “Bug” Kuznicki: Nothing Short of Sensational

Before my great-grandfather enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II; before he took up professional boxing to pass the time; before he married the Swedish girl from the barn dance outside of town; and before he raised a son of his own, he was a high school student who devoted all of … More Tommy “Bug” Kuznicki: Nothing Short of Sensational

The Marczynski Ten

Thomas Walter Marczynski was born on December 26, 1878 in Poland to Jozef Ludwig and Theresa Katherine (Bonczak) Marczynski. He and his older siblings–Gertrude (b. 1858), Mary (b. 1865), Franciszka (b. 1868) and Casimir (b. 1871)–left for the United States at the turn-of-the-century, and they all worked for the railroad in Dunkirk, New York. Three … More The Marczynski Ten