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My Graczyk came into MN around 1874. Thomas Graczyk and his wife Frances Mallak had one son that I know of named Joseph (my great grandfather). Joseph married Sophia Swendra and they had several children: Thomas, Frank, Stephen (my grandfather), Maryanna (who is now 100 years old), Edward, Sophia (died at age of 3), Anna, Agnes. They settled first in McLeod County, around Hale and Winstead. My grandfather eventually lived in Gilman, Benton County. When did your family arrive in US? Also, they changed the spelling to GRACHEK.