Jan Pirog Born: October 21st, 1919 - Rohatyn Poland
Robert Pirog: Born: October 23rd, 1880. Somewhere in the region of Chicago, IL, USA
Died: May 1st, 1920
Cause of death: Wounded in leg and chest defending Poland from Russian invasion. Never recovered.
Robert's Father (Johan) was born and grew up "somewhere in New Jersey," served in the 9th U.S Cavalry, and moved to the Chicago area where Robert was born. When he was 5 years old, the family moved to Poland flush with dollars, where they invested the money in real estate.
At 18, Robert left for America again - to avoid the Polish draft. At that time, Poland was under the rule of Austria. Several years later he returned, only to be forced into the Austrian army for WW I. He survived that war, came home, sired Jan, and then was needed to defend Poland from the Russians - who had decided it was THEIR turn to rule Poland. A 350,000 strong Polish army repelled the one million strong Russian army, but Robert was fatally wounded. Jan never knew his birth father.
Maria Parypa - Born: July 5th, 1891.
Robert's and Maria's Children
Katarzyna Pirog - Born: May 3rd, 1912
Anna Pirog - Born: January 1st, 1914
Jan Pirog - Born: October 21st, 1919
Stefan Mahorowski - Born: March 3rd, 1896
Stefan and Maria's Children
Antoni Mahorowski - Born: December 7th, 1922
Michal Mahorowski - Born: July 5th, 1929.
Maria Dominik - Born: March 22nd, 1928 - Stanislawow, Poland
Deceased: September 15th, 2013 - RIP.
Jan's and Maria's Children and Grandchildren
Richard - Born: March 17th, 1947 - Germany
Deceased: August 20th, 2012 - RIP.
Shelley Ann - Born: August 31st, 1968 - Bristol, England
Husband: Martin Smith
Son #1: Ethan Smith - Born: August 21st, 2002
Son #2: Joel Smith - Born: August 8th, 2004
Robert Jordan - Born: February 18th, 1970 - Bristol, England
Partner: Lisa Jane Grey
Daughter: Chelsea Louise - Born: January 14th, 1992
Son: Liam Sydney - Born: August 28th, 2000
Henryk (Henry) Boguslaw - Born: October 16th, 1949 - England
Deceased: March 8th, 2002 - May he rest in peace.
Mark Henryk - Born: December 15th, 1967 - Bristol, England
Antony (Tony) Edward - Born: July 5th, 1955 - Bristol, England
Wife: Zofia Anna (Nee Silezin) - Born: March 15th, 1958 - Lukowa, Poland
Son #1: David (Dave) Alexander - Born: February 2nd, 1983 - La Grange, Illinois - Married March 31st, 2007 to Maria Patricia (Patty) Chuy: Birthday September 27th, 1986
Logan Jacob - Born: February 16th, 2010 - Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Son #2: Steven (Steve) Jonathan - Born: June 22nd, 1985 - La Grange, Illinois - Married May 12th, 2009 to Jennifer (Jen) Esling: Birthday March 28th, 1986.
Nathan Alexander - Born: June 5th, 2013 - Winfield, Illinois
Son #3: Jonathan (Jon) Matthew - Born: October 17th - 1987, Downers Grove, Illinois
Julian Stefan - Born: October 23rd, 1963 - Bristol, England