LaSalle County

Sarwinski Family

Joseph & Mariana (Mary) (Rex or Reinke) Sarwinski
May have had additional children

Children: Sylvester, Helen, Teresa or Theresa – sisters never married

Frank Sarwinski
Married Anna Kasperski
Had a boy & girl
Frank was a butcher

Joseph Sarwinski
Married Agnes Urban*
3 daughters & 1 son
worked over 60 yrs at
M & H Zinc, Anges passes
At age 46, Joseph remarries to
Eleanor ‘Lena’ Affelt, widow of
Peter Afflet**

Anna Sarwinski
Married twice, first to Mr.
Jankowski; after passing
married Mr. Hausch
no children

Josephine Sarwinski
Married Mr. Zens; Children:
Theadore, Marie, Albert, Norman, George, and 2 other boys

Mr. & Mrs. Sylvester Sarwinski

Mrs. Lena (Affelt) Sarwinski
with Floyd Sarwinski


Helen Urban

Frank Pierski

Frances Stachowiak

Frank & Eddie Sarwinski

Mrs. Carter

Amelia Sarwinski, First cousin to Floyd Sarwinski

Sophie Jankowski

*Agnes Urban’s Mother’s maiden name was Chrabot from Pozan, Poland and settled in Peru, IL.
Mrs. & Mrs. (Chrabot) Urban had four children

Sadie Urban
Married Tomaszewski and had 3 children:
Eleanor, Adell, and ‘Jr.’

Helen Urban
Never married, had Urban dress shop in
Peru that Stanley Urban and her Father built
Retired to Arizona

Stanley Urban
Had several children, one named

Joseph & Anges (Urban) Sarwinski

Loretta Sarwinski**
Marries Wilton Stone of Streator,
IL had one son, William Stone,
Owns hardware store in Streator

Clarian Sarwinski**
Lived in Europe, married
more than once, no
Children, moved to NYC
married to Mr. Weissmyer

Eleanor Sarwinski**
Works for US govt in
Fairbanks, AK; marries
John Contento and had 2
sons: John and ?

Florian Anthony Sarwinski
“Floyd” marries Sophie (Sue) Regula;
had 3 daughters: Susan, Nancy, and

**Denotes a name change to ‘Sarwin’ upon high school graduation.

Other notes:

A few decades ago, Marge Gapinski wrote to me to share that she saw in the “Death Book Two” in the Ottawa Courthouse (Etna Road) and discovered two deaths with the same date:
January 18, 1892 Bernard Sarwinski 3 years 6 months
January 18, 1892 August Sarwinski 76 years

Joseph and Agnes Sarwinski lived at 1117 Hennepin Street, LaSalle, IL. They were one of the first families to have a telephone installed. As soon as I find an early phone book, I will post it. Floyd Sarwinski, who served in WWII in Chief Intelligence with two tours of duty, lived there with Sophie and raised three girls.

Albert Sarwinski who eventually settled on Hennepin Street near Joseph were very close. Either they were brothers or cousins and would visit daily. Albert had a boy named Joseph Sarwinski** who became my Godfather. According to him, Albert married knew five languages, played several instruments and was a diver for the Panama Canal. He married twice. His second marriage was to Mary Wesolwski or Wesotwski from Detroit, MI. I have paperwork of naturalization showing where Albert came from that I will post later with several pictures. They lived on a farm before moving to LaSalle. Joseph served in WWII as an airplane mechanic stationed in Europe and Africa. He learned to fly there and upon discharge, married and moved to AZ, no children.

Cousin or distant cousin to Floyd Sarwinski: Raymond Sarwinski

Eleanor Rerych Sarwinski (1880-1944) - Find A Grave Memorial

Born 16 Apr 1880, Poland
Died in La Salle, LaSalle County, Illinois
Buried in Saint Hyacinth Cemetery, La Salle
Mrs. Eleanor Sarwinski, 64, wife of Joseph Sarwinski, 117 Hennepin st., La Salle, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's hospital, La Salle.
Mrs. Sarwinski became ill three weeks ago at home and had been hospitalized for the past two and a half weeks.
Born in Poland, April 16, 1880, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rerych, she came to America at the age of two with her parents.
She was married to Peter Affelt who passed away 20 years ago, and was married 12 years ago to Joseph Sarwinski, La Salle.
Surviving are her husband, four children, Mrs. Clara Perra, La Salle; T/Sgt. Frank, at an embarkation port on the west coast; Mrs. Helen Gielow and Mrs. Adele Hockings, La Salle; and a stepson, Cpl. Florian Sarwinski, Camp Crowder, Mo.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild, three brothers, Ladislaus, John and Joseph Bydalek, La Salle, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Tadych and Mrs. Paul Wrona, La Salle. A brother Michael, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sarwinski was a member of the Rosary Society and the Sacred Heart society of St. Hyacinth's Catholic church, La Salle, and the Polish Woman's Alliance.

Contributed 2021 Mar 24 by Peggy Calhoun

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