Birth Name: Martha Helen Kostyra
Place of Birth: Jersey City, New Jersey
Date of Birth: August 3, 1941
Martha Stewart is an American businessperson, writer, and television personality. Martha is the daughter of Jadwiga/Martha (Ruszkowski) and Edward Kostyra. All of her grandparents were Polish. She sometimes used her grandmother’s Polish recipes on her cooking shows, and has said she learned them from her mother.
Martha’s paternal grandparents were Franciszek “Frank” Kostyra (the son of Wojciech Kostyra and Franciska Lach) and Helena/Helen Krukar (the daughter of Walenty Valentinns Krukar and Tecla/Tichla Grysiewicz). Franciszek was born in Kopki. Helena was born in Zagorze.
Martha’s maternal grandparents were Josef Ruszkowski (the son of Tomasz Ruszkowski and Julia Kiszalyska) and Franciszka Albiniak (the daughter of Michael Albiniak and Franciszka Orzel). Josef was born in Kotun. Martha’s grandmother Franciszka was born in Janow.
Family history of Martha Stewart – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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