Wars of the 20th Century
Poland was a major battlefield in both
World Wars. A complete list of Mierzejewski soldiers and civilians
who perished in battle, as refugees, POWs, or exiles, will never be
possible. For example, in July of 1915 the Russian Army retreated
eastward burning/destroying everything in its path so the Germans
wouldn't be able to make use of it. On 19 July Ostrołęka
was evacuated and the bridge over the Narew river was blown up.
During the evening of 23/24 July the Różan/Narew bridge was
destroyed. Area inhabitants also went or were forced eastward. The
extent to which the inhabitants of the Mierzejewo villages fled and
suffered is hard to obtain. With no bridges over the Narew,
east-west traffic west of the Mierzejewo villages ceased....In WWII
19% of the Polish population was killed, the highest percentage of
Joseph Antoni Baker-Mierzejewski of Syracuse, NY, son of Franciszek M. and Anna Milewska, was KIA in France on 15 July 1918.....Michal Mierzejewski of Pittsfield, MA, born in Kunin to Tomasz and Maria M., was KIA in France in 12 April 1918.....Tomasz Mierzejewski of Ostrołęka (1858-1914) was killed by a Russian soldier 18 July 1914. He was shot under water, or as a result of being under water (the information is not clear), probably in the Narew River.
The following Mierzejewskis served in Haller's Army:
Felicya Miżejewska of Long Island, NY and/or Trenton, NJ.
Bolesław Mierzejewski (1895-?) of Janki and New Haven, CT.....Czesław Mierzejewski of Springfield, MA.....Czesław Mizejewski (1897-?) of Dobki Stare and Reading, PA.....Czesław Mierzejewski (1895-1981) of Komorowo and Springfield, MA.....Eustachy Mierzejewski (1884-1974) of Duchny Stare and St. Louis, MO.....Ignacy [Feliks?] Mierzejewski (1892-1964) of Zapieczne and Worcester, MA.....Jan Mierzejewski of Syracuse, NY.....Jan Miezejewski of Bridgeport, CT.....Jan Mierzejewski of Cleveland, OH.
Jan Mierzejewski (1894-1955) of Ławsk and Wyandotte, MI.....Jan Mirzejewski of Cleveland, OH.....Jan Benedykt Mierzejewski (1895-?) of Mierzejewo Nogawki and New Haven, CT....Marcel Miezejewski (1886-?) of Troszyn(?) and Newark, NJ.....Michał Mierzejewski of Leznica and So. Chicago, IL.....Rajmund Mierzejewski (1872-1950) of Wielgouchy, Jarnuty, and Meriden, CT.....Szymon Mierzejewski (1896-?) of Kaczyny Stara Wieś and Union City, CT.....Tomasz Mierzejewski (1896-1970) of Janko Młodzianowo and Bajonne, NJ.....Wacław Mierzejewski (1894-1974) of Głażewo Wity and New Britain, CT.....Wincenty Mierzejewski (1892-?) of Miastkowo and Glen Cove, LI, NY,
For the list of 21 Mierzejewskis in Haller's Army of WWI, visit
Polish Genealogical Society of America's website, www.pgsa.org/haller.htm.
Be sure to type in the various spellings of the name (Miez., Mirz.,
Private Bronislaw Mierzejewski of the Polish Army, b.1924 in
Szczepanek to father Piotr, died of wounds 22 Feb.1945 in Nowe Laski.....
Harry Mierzejewski of Pittsfield, Mass., b.1922 to parents
Franciszek M. and Antonia Grucelska, a Sergeant of the U.S. Marines,
was KIA in Guam, 26 July 1944.....Jan Mierzejewski, born 19 Sep.
1919, a soldier of the Polish Army, was KIA at Monte Cassino, Italy,
on 4 May 1944. He and his family are from Miastkowo.....Joseph John Mierzejewski, b.1922 in Worcester, Mass. to Franciszek M. and
Josephine Serwecka, a Seaman 2nd Class of the US Navy, was KIA 11
Sep. 1943 in Salerno, Italy.
Roman Mierzejewski, b.1923 in New Bedford, Mass. to Jozef M. and
Anna Nelec, a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps, was killed
when his plane was shot down 28 June 1943 in Sardinia, Italy.....Rozalia
Mierzejewska, b.4 Sep.1899, was brought to KL Auschwitz on 16 Aug.
1943. her camp identity number-54865. Was moved to KL Ravensbruck on
24 July 1944.....Stefan Mierzejewski of Ostroleka, b.1918, died in a
prison camp on 11 Nov. 1944.
Corporal Wincenty Mierzejewski of the Polish Army, b.1925 in
Debowica, region of Baranowicz, USSR, to father Wladyslaw, was KIA
15 Apr.1945 in Rothenburg, Germany.....Witold Mierzejewski, b.1923
to Benedykt M. and Zofia Choromanska, is believed to have perished
at KL Auschwitz-Birkenau.....Witold Mierzejewski of Jarnuty, b.1925
to Leon M. and Leokadia Laskowska, perished at KL Auschwitz-Birkenau