3. Leonore’s Tour. Gniezno and Broniszewice. The last day.

In the last day of our tour we left agritourism house where we stayed for two days for the first Polish capital Gniezno. This is the place where traces of the earliest Slavonic settlements were found and a very important town for the beginnings of Polish nation identity and Christianity in this part of Europe. You can read more about Gniezno in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gniezno .

Gniezno old town

Gniezno old town

Cathedral and the first Polish king Bolesław I the Brave

Cathedral and statue of the first Polish king Bolesław I the Brave

Gniezno Cathedral 2

Gniezno Cathedral 2

Gniezno Cathedral 3

Gniezno Cathedral 3

From Gniezno we headed for Broniszewice, the last place where Leonore’s ancestors lived more than 100 years ago. To our surprise we found there two churches and cemeteries in this, not so big, village. This is very unusual.

Broniszewice. The first cemetery where Leonore found a few familiar for her surnames.

Broniszewice. The first cemetery where Leonore found a few familiar for her surnames.


Map of the last days.


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Our Tour ended quickly in Poznan from where Leonore with her family left for Berlin. We said goodbye with initial plans in mind for the next tour in a few years, after Leonore digest what we have found and continue her search having more clues from our common findings. Maybe there is a match between living families we found in two of the places and her ancestors..? It requires more research now…

Zenon

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5 Responses to “3. Leonore’s Tour. Gniezno and Broniszewice. The last day.”

  1. Hi,
    You were in Poznań and didn’t stop in to say hello? Shame on you 😉

    David

  2. Leonore says:

    Hi, David,

    Ohhh — Had I known, I would have been glad to say hello! 🙂
    My time in Poznan was much too short – in fact, my time in Poland was
    much too short. Can’t wait to return.

    Leonore

  3. Zenon says:

    David,

    Next time when I am in Poznan I will book my time to meet you personally at last 🙂 ❗ This time, as Leonore wrote, we spent there only about two hours on the main train station.

  4. Andrzej says:

    Hi I’m from Broniszewice what ‘s your surname?

  5. Leonore Bannes says:

    Hi, Andrzej

    My ancestor from Broniszewice was Kazimierz Wachowiak – my maternal grandmother was Catherine Wachowiak , born in Smogulec, Wagrowiec.
    It’s great to hear from someone who knows the area.

    Leonore

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