The Hechlinski Family Photo'

The Hechlinski Family Photo's

  Al Hechlinski and Sophia Piechorowska

1930 to 1935 (Added 12/31/2005)

Al Hechlinski and Sophia Piechorowska Family  1906 to 1997


Al Hechlinski was born in 1906 in South Bend Indiana the son of John Hechlinski and Anna Piechoka of Terre Coupee, Indiana. In 1929 he will marry Sophia Piechorowska at St Adalberts Church. While a teenager Sophia had considered becoming a Nun in the order of Holy Cross. Al worked at Studebaker for 30 plus years and when they collapsed in 1963 he received a retirement check of $80. The Studebaker Bankruptcy brought about the government program ERISA for support of pensions. Al will spend his remaining days in the maintenance department at Notre Dame where Sophia his wife sewed vestments for the priests at Sacred Heart Basilica. He will pass in 1981 of cancer and she will follow in 1997 of natural causes.

The Frank Hechlinski and Hattie Janowiak Family  

Frank Hechlinski was born  December 01, 1894 the first son of Michal Hechlinski and Bertha Niespodziany of Terre Coupee, IN. He will marry Hattie Janowiak the sister of my Grandmother, August 23, 1916 in St. Stanislaus B & M , South Bend, IN. The marriage will bear three children, Marie, Henrietta, and Lorraine all of whom will survive to adulthood. Frank will pass in 1961 and Hattie will follow in 1982.      


Thanksgiving 1953   Left to right Paul Hominuik, Connie Hominuik, Henrietta Hechlinski Hominuik, Marie Hechlinski Kopinski, Frank Hechlinski, Kenny Kopinski, Hattie Janowiak Hechlinski, Ted Kopinski, Florian Tyl, Norbet Tyl, LorraineHechlinski Tyl, Terry Tyl 

Photo's sent by Jim Piechorowski

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Project Started: September 21, 2005

Project Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2005 10:24:06 AM