Bridging with our culture in Upper Silesia, Poland, to enrich our Texas heritage.
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Silesian Texans

Photo from Panna Maria: An Image of Polish
by Joseph Jaworski, 1991.

Land meant prosperity for posterity.
In the 1850s, immigrants from the European region of Upper Silesia, now in Poland, came to Texas.  We are the descendants of those brave settlers, seeking to keep alive their traditions, culture, heritage and memories.






Newest additions to our website: 
-Reimanns from Radawie, Silesia

-Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation Gala 2013

Don't Miss:

-Kaczmarczyk Orphans Journey to America

-2014 Silesian-Polish Texans Scholarship Essay Contest WINNERS
-Historic St. Michael's in San Antonio featured

-In the News:  Preserving the History of St. Michael's Church

-Story & Photos - Fr. Leopold Moczygemba Foundation Gala

Business & Professional - just added to our Notables page!

-Weddings  - Vintage photos!                

-Illuminated Faith  - Stained glass windows!           

-Early Immigrant Articles:
   Bąk - Bonk; Dworaczyk; Janta - Jainta; Jedrús -
JendruschJoschko - Yosko; Kowalik; Król;  Kaczmarczyk; Lyssy;  Moy; Opiela; Piegsa; Reimann; Smialek - Schmialek; Zigmond

How to locate surnames
Simultaneously press the CRTL key and the F key (on Mac, use Command and F).  A box will open to type your surname; then click "Find." In some browsers, the box appears as a temporary toolbar across the top of your page.  The surname will be highlighted below in white.  Click "Find" again to locate even more occurrences of your surname. On a Mac, use the arrows.  (By the way, this tip also works on other websites!  You're welcome.)


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