Family History of Walter A. ‘Rip’ Smock

Dad’s roots can be traced back to two uniquely different American families. His father was an 8th generation American whose ancestors were among the earliest Dutch settlers in New York, long before the American Revolution and his mother was a 1st generation American whose Polish family settled in Texas around 1870.

8 Generations of Rip’s Ancestors

Here’s an article that I wrote for the Polish Footprints publication a few years back. It tells how I came to find Dad’s ancestors.

Genealogy The Easy Way

Interior of the Catholic Church in Pilzno, Poland where Dad’s grandmother Anna Mary Maduzia was baptized in 1867. Her mother and her grandparents and great grandparents were also baptized in this same church.

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