Welcome to the

Chmiel Family Home Page!

This page is maintained by Ed Chmiel and his lovely wife Peggy Conley-Chmiel.

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Taken at Catalina Island, California August 2010.

We love our daughter Jacqueline, our son Max, boating (for info on our CHB named Knot Kidding, click here), scuba diving, travel, great food, family, friends, the Lakers, Deezel our black Labrador, our kitty, and good times! Browse our newsletters and photos to find out about these activities.

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These newsletters are what we send out every year at Christmas and are a pretty good history of our family.




Family History (Chmiel's of my tree)

Great Grandfather: Jozef Chmiel of Detroit, Michigan.

GrandFather: Maximilian (Jozef's other children: Josephine, Mary, Nicholas, Steve, and Bernard)

Father: Edward L. Chmiel

Aunt Eleanor Chmiel-Kane, and Uncle Eugene Chmiel

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Here's a photo of Ed and Aunt Eleanor in front of the coolest grocery store in Dayton, Ohio where Ed's Aunt lives. Unfortunately, the owners of this store are not related, but they sure have a great name!

We used this photo on our 1999 Christmas card.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hops (with small changes):

The hop plant (= chmiel) is a vigorous climbing herbaceous perennial, usually trained to grow up strings in a field called a hopfield, hop garden or hop yard when grown commercially. Many different varieties of hops are grown by farmers around the world, with different types being used for particular styles of beer.

Hops are the female flower clusters, commonly called cones or strobiles, of the humulus plant (Humulus lupulus). They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, though hops are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine. The first documented use of hops in beer as a bittering agent is from the eleventh century. Prior to this period, brewers used a wide variety of bitter herbs and flowers. Dandelion, burdock root, marigold and heather were often used prior to the discovery of hops.[2] Hops are used extensively in brewing today for their many purported benefits, including balancing the sweetness of the malt with bitterness, contributing a variety of desirable flavors and aromas, and having an antibiotic effect that favors the activity of brewer's yeast over less desirable microorganisms.

 Thanks to

Aleksander from Poland for the Chmiels visiting this site


What is a chmiel?

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Thanks to Aleksander Chmiel of Poland for the photo.

Here's an interesting link to the town of Chmiel, Poland

Google Maps

Are you a Chmiel? 
Send an email to this address:
c h m i e l s i t e @ s p a m e x . com
You MUST hand type in the address and when you do, do not include spaces

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Visitors since April 30, 2007

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