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 Family Stones

A special feature of Wilno Heritage Park is the Path of the Polish Kashub Pioneers where visitors are introduced to the first Polish settlers through commemorative family stones. These fieldstones from local homesteads are engraved with pertinent genealogical and land settlement details.  It is hoped that eventually every pioneer Polish Kashub family will be represented with a "stone".

Stones should not exceed one meter square and ideally should come from the original homestead. The stone should be engraved with the name/s of  the original immigrants - whether it be a single male or female who immigrated alone, or a husband and wife and children.  The woman's maiden name should be included. Also the date of immigration and /or location on original allotment. For more information on how to add your family stone to the Wilno Heritage Park site and before you do any engraving, please contact us at maskconn@magma.ca or heritage@wilno.org

The families who are already represented with a  stone are listed below. To view a particular family stone, CLICK ON the Family Name below [note that these surnames are shown with various anglicized Canadian spellings first and Polish Kashub spellings after- there may also be German spellings as many of these immigrant families came from Prussian-occupied territories]:

For more information on the Wilno Heritage Society e-mail:
heritage@wilno.org