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Re: Edward Stanley Kandul(ski) 1875-1918
Posted by: STEPHEN KANDUL (ID *****9635) Date: March 15, 2008 at 12:55:50
In Reply to: Re: Edward Stanley Kandul(ski) 1875-1918 by Robert Kandulski of 4

Hi, my Dad was Thomas Stanley Kandul, son of Stanley Kandul of Chicago, ILL, USA. I will have to pull the family box out and check papers but I seem to recall that great grand dad was an Edward Kandulski. Grand dad Stanley changed the name to Kandul during WWI to anglcise it is what my dad told me. The Edward in my family was sixty years old when he died in Chicago. He was originally from what is now Posen, Poland. At the time he lived there it was controled by Germans and he fought with the infantry regiment from Posen in the Franco-Prussian war at the battle of Worth, in Alsace. I accidently visited the battlefield during a volksmarch in 1993 and was surprised to find out that Edward's regiment played a key role in killing all the "Algierians" of the then French Foriegn Legion and turned the French left flank. Family lore has it that Edward was wounded and let out of the army. Shortly afterward he turned up in Wenimucha, Nevada, USA trying to work the silver mines. He didn't do well in mining and fell back on skills as a tailor to make a living and moved to Chicago. He imported a good Polish wife from Posen and helped form the Street Car Union in Chicago. His son, my grandfather Stanley lived in Chicago and was a campion billards player according to an article in the paper in January 1913. He later made a living publishing the street directories to Chicago every year and investing different ventures, such as with Louis Chevrolet. Strange how similar but different your Edward Kandul seems to mine?? Regards, Stephen Kandul


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