The Bronicz's family
The surname of Bronicz is a family name. My ancestors came in the 19th century from the former lands of Great Poland placed on the territory of contemporary Latvia to Vilani spot. Hence, on the 13th of October 1883 y. was born my grandfather Edward Bronicz, the eighth child in the family. My grandgrandfather Józef Bronicz was the chief forest officer in Count Potocki's forests, his mother Zuzanna Grejszl was a native Latvian. Edward Bronicz in the years 1908-1912 served in Czar's Army in the representative company. I was always under impression about how many of crowned heads must have he seen in those times, how many kings and princes must he have given an honour! After completing his soldier duty he worked in Putilovski's Works in St. Petersburg.
Fot.1 Group photography from Putilovski's Works. Edward Bronicz is fifth in second line from left side.
After outbreak of Bolshevik's Revolution in 1917, fearing of his life, he decided to go to Poland. Being a high expert in turbine matters, he worked in the 20tiesand 30ties years of the last century in many factories and electric power stations all over Poland. Finally, he settled himself in Chodakow, where he was employed in Chodakow Factory Of Yarn And Synthetic Materials S.A My father Alfred Bronicz followed his father's traces . After completing Warsaw Politechnic School he worked more than 40 years in Chodakow Plant Of Chemical Fibre's Chemitex's in Sochaczew.
My mother graduated from Medical Academy in Warsaw / The Dentist Faculty/. After completing her studies she worked in Health Centre in Chodakow.
The Ostaszewski's family
The name Ostaszewski like name Bronicz is my family name. My grandgranddad Jan Ostaszewski, bearing at those times prefix Ostoja married his wife Zofia Zyro /native French woman, whose grandparents and parents settled near Warsaw after Napoleon campaign./ Jan and Zofia Ostaszewski had five sons: Jozef,Ignacy , Marceli, Antoni and Wladyslaw as well as a daughter Michalina.
Fot.2 Photography made by Karoli & Push in Warsaw.
My grandfather Jozef Ostaszewski took for his wife Antonina Grudzinska, coming from a typical townsman's family, possessing several shops in Warsaw. From my family tales I know that Antonina Grudzinska's father, Jozef Grudzinski had a shoe workshop and her mother Maria Grudzinska/ from Bernatowicz family/ ran a flower shop. My grandmother Antonina ran a grocer's shop in the district of Warsaw Ochota, in Hungarian street. I remember her tales like she got to work some candidates. She used to invite them to dinner and she watched them eating. If they had their dinner with pleasure, helping to different meals , she took them to work without hesitation. If not, she refused them employing, saying an old Polish proverb: one is eager to eat, one is eager to work. Antonina and Jozef Osatszewski had two children: Aleksy and Maria. Maria got married Alfred Bronicz and Aleksy took Krystyna Czlapa for his wife.