Villages Where MN Kashubians Emigrated From

  • Chojnice
  • Lesno
  • Brusy
  • Wiele
  • Swarnegacie
  • Koscierzyna
  • Bytow
  • Tuszkowy
  • Lipusz
  • Borzyszkowy
  • Czersk
  • Male Chelmy
  • Lipnica
  • Dunajki
  • Ugoszcz
  • Trzebun
  • Zapcen
  • Klaczno
  • Konarzyny
  • Zblewo
  • Dombrowa
  • Borsk
  • Karsin
  • Kiedrowice
  • Prztarnia
  • Zakowo

Most of the Kashubians who settled in Winona, Minnesota came from the villages of Ugoszcz, Borzyszkowy, Brusy, Lesno, Lipusz, and Wiele. In 1855, parts of two families from the village of Wiele arrived in Winona. A larger group of about 25 settled in Winona in 1857, and by 1864 there were about 50 Kashubian families in Winona. This increased to 700 families by 1888. 

Map Developed by Joseph Hughes

Photos taken by Paula Colwell in the village of Wiele (first two in 1988 and last three in 2018).