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Stanislaus Aloisius Iciek papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC3278


Photocopied autobiographical manuscript "Their Grandson" describing the life story of the Iciek family. It covers the first generation's arrival in the United States, their beginnings in Chicago, homesteading in Michigan and the life of S.A. Iciek who grew up with his parents and grandparents in the Hilliards, Michigan area. The autobiography provides information on Polish American communities in Minnesota, New England and elsewhere in the United States. Included are also S.A. Iciek's experiences during his service in the Polish Army in Europe in 1918-1919.


  • 1871-1943


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Stanislaus Aloisius Iciek was born on October 30, 1882 near Dorr, Michigan. He studied at the "Polish Seminary" (a prep school and college) in Detroit and in 1901 entered the seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota where he was ordained Roman Catholic priest in 1905. He served as pastor of parishes in and near Dultuh, MN. At the end of WWI, S.A. Iciek enlisted in the Polish Army and went to France. While on the trans-Atlantic voyage, the armistice was signed and the Polish American volunteers arrived in France after the war had been ended. He continued to serve as chaplain in the Polish Amry until his return to the United States in 1919 when assigned to be pastor in Virginia, Minnesota. In 1921, S.A. Iciek was transferred to the diocese of Hartford, CT. He served three years as editor of the Polish American newspaper "Przewodnik Katolicki".


2 linear inches


Collection acquired from Ray Marshall of Saint Paul, Minnesota in January, 2001. Original held by Central Connecticut State University, Polish American Archives.

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