I have hundreds of photos from Calvary Cemetery. I don’t always manage to photo graves I specifically set out for–the cemetery is huge and I stop to snap photos of graves with familiar names that I stumble upon, even if they aren’t on my to do list. Naturally, that slows me down. Sometimes the photos prove helpful.

However, I had photos for graves for a John, Salomea, Helen, and Alice Mierzejewski I could not place anywhere in my family tree. Not to say they may not be relatives, I just can’t find enough information to verify if they are related and how they fit in. So I did some research. Hopefully someone may have additional input.

Here are the grave photos:

John L. and Salomea Mierzejewski grave Calvary Cemetery

John L. and Salomea Mierzejewski grave Calvary Cemetery

Helen and Alice Mierzejewski grave Calvary Cemetery

Helen and Alice Mierzejewski grave Calvary Cemetery

Helen and Alice are children of John and Salomea. All are buried in the same plot, and another smaller headstone exists for Alice.

Alice Mierzejewski smaller gravestone Calvary Cemetery

Alice Mierzejewski smaller gravestone Calvary Cemetery

John L. Mierzejewski and his wife and family resided in Rossford. Upon some investigation, I’ve located a few Mierzejewskis in the Rossford area and extending into Wood County. As time goes on, I will post further about those I’ve found in Wood County.

John L. Mierzejewski passed away on December 7, 1948. His obituary was published in the Toledo Blade on December 8, 1948 and is transcribed below:

John L. Mierzejewski

John L. Mierzejewski, 60, died yesterday in his home, 107 Riverview Place, Rossford, after an illness of one year. He was 60.

Born in Poland, Mr. Mierzejewski had lived in Rossford 25 years and was employed in the grinding and polishing department of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie; sons, Constantine and Adolf; daughters, Miss Hattie Mierzejewski and Miss Irene Gray, both of Rossford, and Mrs. Virginia Herdter, Toledo and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the residence at at 9 a.m. in St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Rossford. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Salomea, known as Sophie or Sadie, died on February 7, 1976. Her death notice was published in the Toledo Blade on February 9, 1976 and is transcribed below.


Sophie (Sadie), age 81, of 107 Riverview Pl. Feb. 7. Loving mother of Adolphe, Rossford; Mrs. Hattie Buehrle, Rossford; Mrs. Irene Gray, Perrysburg; Mrs. Virginia Herdter, Toledo. 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday 9 a.m. from ROSSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 1001 Dixie Hwy. 9:30 a.m. St. Mary Magdalene Church. Recitation of the Rosary Monday 8 p.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

If anyone have further information about this family, please contact me. Leave a comment here or drop me an email. I’ll follow up. I’m curious to learn whether this family is related to my grandparents. Both of my paternal grandparents were unrelated Mierzejewskis. See entry for Wladyslaw Mierzejewski and an entry regarding several Mierzejewski-Mierzejewska marriages for more detail.