Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - The Domagalski's

This is the headstone for my 3rd-great-grandparents, Martin Domagalski and Agnes Gotowa. I'm not sure about most of Martin's origins, but I do know where his parents were married in Poland. I'm not sure when he came to America.

Agnes came to America in 1883 with her mother Josephine (Lesniewski) Gotowy from Gluschin, Posen. Agnes was one of eleven children! The Gotowy's settled in Medina, Orleans County, New York, where a lot of descendants can still be found today.

Martin and Agnes were married in Medina and had their first child, Josephine (my 2nd-great-grandmother) there in 1886. Sometime before March of 1888, they moved to Chicago with relatives and remained there until they both passed away in 1917. They're buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Cook County, Illinois. They had a total of 12 children.


  1. What a beautiful stone! It certainly stands out among the rest. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nick, Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to many many more!

  3. Thanks, Gini! I didn't even realize it was my blog's 2 year anniversary until I saw Thomas's mention about it in his blog. What an amazing man! haha