This lovely photograph shows the wedding party of Maria Bogusz and Jan “John” Satkiewicz and was taken by the Stafa Studio, located at 149 East Main Street, Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Although the date is unknown, most likely it was around 1916. By 1920 the family was living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Two of the bridesmaids were his sisters – Sophie and Maria.
Maria looks so beautiful and serious. How handsome and dapper Jan looks. If eyes are the windows of the soul, all of these eight truly look like they were caring and thoughtful folks. We have a few other wedding portraits from Stafa Studios and they are still in very good shape, considering they were taken almost one hundred years ago.
Maria Bogusz was from Siedliska, Poland. Jan Satkiewicz’s (1892-1983) family was from Bruśnik, Poland. Both towns are in the section of Poland called Małopolskie. Here at Genealogy Sisters we’re not quite sure how the two met, but would really enjoy hearing from anyone in the family. My grandparents, Joseph and Zofia Sczcerba Mirota, saved many photographs from this family, and we think the two families were related back in Poland, through the Olszewski family.
Wedding Wednesday is a blogging prompt suggested by Geneabloggers.