The Marriage of Ezechiel Chodkowski and Rozalia Pelagia Ropelewska – 1884

Ezechiel Chodkowski, the son of Piotr Marek Chodkowski and Jadwiga Suwińska, was married to Rozalia Pelagia Ropelewska, daughter of Paweł Ropelewski and Marianna Bagieńska, on 24 February 1884 in Przasnysz, Przasnysz Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland. Ezechiel Chodkowski was my 5th cousin, 3x removed.

Marriage Record for Ezechiel Chodkowski and Rozalia Pelagia Ropelewska – 1884

Marriage Record for Ezechiel Chodkowski and Rozalia Pelagia Ropelewska – 1884

SOURCE: SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish in Przasnysz (Przasnysz, Przasnysz Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Przasnysz for the Year 1884,” folio 92 recto, entry 54, marriage record of Ezechiel Chodkowsk and Rozalia Pelagia Ropelewska, recorded 24 February 1884; State Archives in Pułtusk, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 25 June 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record for Ezechiel Chodkowski and Rozalia Pelagia Ropelewska – 1884. The record, translated from the Russian, states:

52.
Kobylaki Czarzaste and Suwin. This happened in the city of Przasnysz on the twelvth / twenty-fourth of February in the year one-thousand eight-hundred eighty-four at six o’clock in the evening. We delare that, in the presence of the witnesses Piotr Selski, residing in Nalęcze, thirty years old, and Dominik Borkowski, residing in Mchowo, twenty-five years old, on this day a religious marital union was contracted between Ezechiel Chodkowski, widower of the late Rozalia née Borowska (who died in Suwin, Węgra parish), residing in Suwin, born in Załogi, Płoniawy parish, son of the married couple Piotr Chodkowski and Jadwiga née Suwińska, thirty-six years old, and Rozalia Pelagia (two first names) née Ropelewska, daughter of the married couple Paweł Ropelewski a farmer in Kobylaki Czarzaste and his wife Marianna née Bagieńska, residing in Kobylaki Czarzaste, eighteen years old and residing with her parents. This marriage was preceded by three readings of the banns on the tenth, seventeenth, and twenty-fourth of February of the current year in the parishes in Przasnysz and Węgra, and also, verbal permission was given by the bride’s father who was present for the drawing up of the marriage record. No impediments to the marriage arose. The newlyweds stated that a marriage contract was concluded by Teofil Selski, notary of the Przasnysz Uyezd. This religious ceremony of marriage was performed by us, the pastor, who has signed below. This document was read aloud to the newlyweds, the witnesses, and the father of the bride, and was signed by us and the father of the bride. The newlyweds and the witnesses are illiterate.
Pastor of the Przasnysz Parish
[signed] Paweł Ropelewski
[signed] The Reverend Stanisław Czapliński

This was the third marriage for Ezechiel Chodkowski. His first wife, Józefa Grabowska, died in 1881. His second wife, Rozalia Borwoa, died in 1883.

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The Birth and Baptism of Helena Chodkowska – 1885

Helena Chodkowska was born on 27 March 1885 in Kobylaki Czarzaste, Przasnysz Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland and was baptized on 29 March 1885 in Przasnysz, Przasnysz Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland. She was the daughter of Ezechiel Chodkowski and Pelagia Rozalia Ropelewska.

Birth and Baptismal Record for Helena Chodkowska - 1885

Birth and Baptismal Record for Helena Chodkowska – 1885

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish in Przasnysz (Przasnysz, Przasnysz Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Przasnysz for the Year 1885,” folio 19 recto, entry 111, birth and baptismal record for Helena Chodkowska, recorded 29 March 1885; State Archives in Pułtusk, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 24 Jun 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Helena Chodkowska – 1885. Translated from the Russian, the record states:

111. Kobylaki Czarzaste.
This happened in the city of Przasnysz on the seventeenth / twenty-ninth of March in the year one-thousand eight-hundred eighty-five at three o’clock in the afternoon. Ezechiel Chodkowski appeared, a farmer in Kobylaki Czarzaste, thirty-six years old, in the presence of Paweł Ropelewski, a farmer from Kobylaki Czarzaste, fifty-six years old, and Tomasz Dziadowicz, a church servant from Przasnysz, fifty years old, and he presented to us a female child born in Kobylaki Czarzaste on the fifteenth / twenty-seventh of this same month, at seven o’clock in the evening of his lawful wife Pelagia née Ropelewska, nineteen years old. At Holy Baptism performed on this date, this child was given the name Helena, and her Godparents were Paweł Ropelewski and Julianna Nestempska. This document was read to the declarant and illiterate witnesses and was signed by us, the Pastor of the Przasnysz Parish
[signed] The Reverend Stanisław Czapliński

Helena Chodkowska was my 6th cousin,2x removed. She would later marry Stanisław Morawski.

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The Birth and Baptism of Stanisław Morawski – 1876

Stanisław Morawski was born on 25 September 1876 in Bartołdy, Ciechanów Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland and was baptized on 01 October 1876 in Zielona, Ciechanów Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland. He was the son of  Jan Morawski and Domicela Golanowska.

Birth and Baptismal Record for Stanisław Morawski – 1876

Birth and Baptismal Record for Stanisław Morawski – 1876

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish in Zielona (Zielona, Ciechanów Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Zielona for the Year 1876,” folio 16 verso, entry 64, birth and baptismal record for Stanisław Morawski, recorded 01 October 1876; State Archives in Mława, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 19 Jun 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Stanisław Morawski – 1876. Translated from the Russian, the record states:

N 64. Bartołdy
This happened in the village of Zielona on the nineteenth day of September / first day of October / in the year one-thousand eight-hundred seventy-six at twelve o’clock in the afternoon. Jan Morawski appeared in person, a landowner, thirty-six years old, in the presence of Michał Bartołd, forty-two years old, and Frants Rączkowski, forty-six years old, landowners residing in Bartołdy, and he presented to us a male child stating that it was born on the thirteenth / twenty-fifth / of September of this same year, at four o’clock in the afternoon of his lawful wife Domicela née Golanowska, twenty-five years old. At Holy Baptism performed on this date by the Reverend Andrzej Drewnowski, this child was given the name Stanisław, and his Godparents were Michał Bartołd and Anna Golanowska. This document was read to the declarant and illiterate witnesses and was signed by us.
[signed] The Reverend Andrzej Drewnowski, Pastor of the
Zielona Parish, keeper of the documents of the civil state

Stanisław Morawski’s death certificate originally stated that he was born on 15 September 1882 and was corrected to read 15 September 1877. His birth and baptismal record, however, states that he was born on 25 September 1876. Stanisław married my 6th cousin, 2x removed, Helena Chodkowska.

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First Sunset of Summer 2016

Today was the first day of Summer and, in San Francisco, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset.

First Sunset of Summer 2016

First Sunset of Summer 2016

SOURCE: First Sunset of Summer 2016 (San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, USA); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 20 June 2016.

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The Marriage of Stanisław Morawski and Helena Chodkowska – 1903

Stanisław Morawski, son of Jan Morawski and Domicela Golanowska, was married to Helena Chodkowska, daughter of Ezechiel Chodkowski and Pelagia Rozalia Ropelewska, on 13 September 1903 in Węgra, Przasnysz Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland. Helena Chodkowska was my 6th cousin, 2x removed.

Marriage Record for Stanisław Morawski and Helena Chodkowska - 1903

Marriage Record for Stanisław Morawski and Helena Chodkowska – 1903

SOURCE: SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist (Węgra, Przasnysz Powiat, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Węgra for the Year 1903,” folio 51 recto, entry 19, marriage record of Stanisław Morawski and Helena Chodkowska, recorded 13 September 1903; State Archives in Mława, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 18 June 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record for Stanisław Morawski and Helena Chodkowska – 1903. The record, translated from the Russian, states:

Suwin and Brzęczki 19.
This happened in the village of Węgra on the thirty-first day of August (thirteenth day of Steptember) in the year one-thousand nine-hundred three at six o’clock in the afternoon. We delare that in the presence of the witnesses, farmers Jan Balcerczyk, residing the village of Brzęczki, forty-one years old, and Jan Kraśnicki, residing in the village of Kijewice, forty years old, on this day a religious marital union was contracted between Stanisław Morawski, a bachelor, born in the village of Bartołdy, Ciechanów Uyezd, son of Jan Morawski, a laborer, and his wife Domicela née Golanowska, residing with his parents in Suwin, twenty-four years old, and Helena Chodkowska, a maiden, born in the village of Kobylaki Czarzaste, Przasnysz parish, daughter of Ezechiel Chodkowski, a landowner, and his wife Pelagia née Ropelewska, residing with her parents in the village of Brzęczki in the local parish, eighteen years old. This marriage was preceded by three readings of the banns in the local parish church on the twenty-third and thirtieth of August, and on the sixth of September of the current year. Permission was given verbally by the bride’s parents who were present in person for the drawing up of the marriage record. The newlyweds stated that they had made no prenuptial agreement between them. The religious marriage ceremony was performed by us, who has signed below, Administrator of the Węgra parish, the Reverend Ludwik Saliński. This document was read aloud to those present who are illiterate, and was signed only by us. Administrator of the Węgra parish, keeper of the documents of the civil state. [signed] The Reverend Ludwik Saliński

It took me a while to figure out where the bride and her parents were living at the time of this marriage. The record states that they were living in Brzęczki in the parish of Węgra, but I couldn’t find a place with that name on any map or in any gazetteer. Then, I found a place called Smoleń-Brzęczki on http://mapa.szukacz.pl/ and it was clear that this was the correct village. This village also appears in the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego, but, curiously enough, it does not appear on Google maps.

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The Marriage of Józef Nowakowski and Bronisława Władysława Gadomska – 1930

Józef Nowakowski, son of Wincent Nowakowski and Wincentyna Milewska, was married to Bronisława Władysława Gadomska, daughter of Władysław Gadomski and Waleria Rudzińska, on 08 November 1930 in Dzierzgowo, Przasnysz Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic.

Marriage Record for Józef Nowakowski and Bronisława Władysława Gadomska – 1930

Marriage Record for Józef Nowakowski and Bronisława Władysława Gadomska – 1930

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dzierzgowo, Przasnysz Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Dzierzgowo for the Year 1930,” folio 114 recto, entry 70, marriage record of Józef Nowakowski and Bronisława Władysława Gadomska,
recorded 08 November 1930; State Archives in Mława, digital images, Genbaza
(http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 12 June 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record for Józef Nowakowski and Bronisława Władysława Gadomska – 1930. The record, translated from the Polish, states:

Warsaw and Kitki № 70.
This happened in Dzierzgowo on the eighth day of November in the year one-thousand nine-hundred thirty at the hour of six in the evening. We make it known that in the presence of witnesses Józef Rojewski, twenty-eight years old, a mechanic in Warsaw, and Władysław Gadomski, sixty-two years old, a farmer from Kitki, on this day a religious marriage was contracted between: Józef Nowakowski, a bachelor, twenty-eight years old, born in Chrzanowo, Maków Mazowiecki parish, of the married couple Wincenty and Wincentyna née Milewska Nowakowski, blacksmiths residing in Warsaw, and Bronisława Władysława ∫Nowakowska Gadomska, an unmarried woman, twenty-four years old, born in Kitki of the married couple Władysław and Waleria née Rudzińska Gadomski, farmers residing there. This wedding was preceeded by three announcements of the banns in the local parish church on the days, the nineteenth, the twenty-sixth of October, and the second of November, and in the parish of Saint John the Baptist in Warsaw on the days: the twenty-sixth of October, and the second of November of the current year. Two were announced and the third was granted a dispensation by the Archdiocesan Curia of Warsaw on October 29 of the current year, under № 6014. The newlyweds stated that they had made no prenuptial agreement between them. This marriage was performed by the Reverend Stanisław Makowski, the local vicar here in the parish church. The newlyweds are permanent residents of the following gminas: the groom in the Szelków Gmina, Maków Powiat, and the bride in the Dzierzgowo Gmina. This document was read aloud to the newlyweds and witnesses, and was signed by us and by them.- ∫Do not read the crossed out word “Nowakowska”.
Maintaining the Civil Registers
[signed] The Reverend St[anisław] Makowski
[signed] J[ózef] Nowakowski
[signed] Br. Władysława G Gadomska
[signed] Józef Rojewski
[signed] W.[ładysław] Gadomski

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The Death of Edward Nowakowski – 1976

Edward Nowakowski, son of Wincenty Nowakowski and Wincentyna Milewska, died on 02 December 1976 in Chrzanowo, Ostrołęka Voivodeship, Polish People’s Republic. He was also the husband of my grand aunt, Sabina Niedziałkowska. The record of his death appears as a marginal note in the Marriage Record of Edward Nowakowski and Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1924.

Marginal Note of Death for Edward Nowakowski – 1976

Marginal Note of Death for Edward Nowakowski – 1976

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist (Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Szwelice for the Year 1924,” folio 46 recto, entry 25, marriage record of Edward Nowakowski and Sabina Niedziałkowska, recorded 14 September 1924; State Archives in Pułtusk, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 12 June 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marginal Note of Death for Edward Nowakowski – 1976. The record, translated from the Polish, states:

The marriage is ended due to the death of Edward Nowakowski who died on 02 December 1976 in Chrzanów. Death Certificate No. 28/1976; Civil Registry Office Szelków.
Karniewo 29 December 1976 [signature illegible]

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The Marriage of Edward Nowakowski and Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1924

Edward Nowakowski, son of Wincent Nowakowski and Wincentyna Milewska, was married to Sabina Niedziałkowska, daughter of Teofil Niedziałkowski and Ksawera Zygmuntowicz, on 14 September 1924 in Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic.

Marriage Record for Edward Nowakowski and Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1924

Marriage Record for Edward Nowakowski and Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1924

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist (Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Szwelice for the Year 1924,” folio 46 recto, entry 25, marriage record of Edward Nowakowski and Sabina Niedziałkowska, recorded 14 September 1924; State Archives in Pułtusk, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 12 June 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record for Edward Nowakowski and Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1924. The record, translated from the Polish, states:

Pomaski. № 25.
This happened in the village of Szwelice on the fourteenth day of September in the year one-thousand nine-hundred twenty-four at the hour of one in the afternoon. We make it known that in the presence of witnesses Józef Chrzanowski from Chrzanowo and Jan Mosakowski residing in Pomaski, both adult sons of farmers, on this day a religious marriage was contracted between: Edward Nowakowski, a bachelor, twenty-three years old, son of the married couple Wincent and Wincentyna née Milewska Nowakowski, born in Chrzanowo, Maków parish, and residing there with his parents on an agricultural farm; and Sabina Niedziałkowska, an unmarried woman, twenty-four years old, daughter of the married couple Teofil and Ksawera née Zygmuntowicz Niedziałkowski, born in Pomaski and residing there with her parents on an agricultural farm. This wedding was preceeded by three announcements of the banns together in the Szwelice and Maków parish churches on the thirty-first of August, the seventh and fourteenth of September of the current year. The newlyweds stated that they had made no prenuptial agreement between them. This marriage was performed by the Reverend Franciszek Flaczyński, local pastor. This document was read aloud to the newlyweds and witnesses, and was signed by us and by them.
[signed] The Reverend F. Flaczyński
[signed] Edward Nowakowski
[signed] Sabina Niedziałkowska
[signed] Jozef Chrzanowski
[signed] Jan Mosakowski

Sabina Niedziałkowska was my grand aunt. This marriage was also noted on the church copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Sabina Niedziłkowska – 1899. Not only did Sabina’s birth and baptismal record have a note in the margin, so does her marriage record. The information in the marginal notation in the marriage record will be discussed tomorrow.

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The Birth and Baptism of Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1899

Sabina Niedziałkowska was my grand aunt. She was born on 13 October 1899 in Pomaski, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland, the daughter of Teofil Niedziałkowski and Kszwera Zygmuntowicz. She was baptized on 15 October 1899 in the Roman Catholic Church in Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland.

Birth and Baptismal Record for Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1899

Birth and Baptismal Record for Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1899

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist (Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Szwelice for the Year 1899,” folio 22 recto, entry 85, birth and baptismal record for Sabina Niedziałkowska, recorded 15 October 1899; State Archives in Pułtusk, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 12 June 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Sabina Niedziałkowska – 1899. Translated from the Russian, the record states:

Pomaski. № 85.
This happened in the village of Szwelice on the third / fifteenth day of October in the year one-thousand eight-hundred ninety-nine at one o’clock in the afternoon. Teofil Niedziałkowski appeared in person, residing in Pomaski on the parts belonging to the nobility, thirty-eight years old, in the presence of Piotr Napierkowski, fifty years old, and Andrzej Pomaski, thirty-four years old, residing in Pomaski on the parts belonging to the nobility, and he presented to us a female child stating that it was born in Pomaski on the first / thirteenth of October of this same year, of his lawful wife Ksawera née Zygmuntowicz, twenty-eight years old. At Holy Baptism performed on this date by the Reverend Wladysław Senniсki, Assistant Pastor, this child was given the name Sabina and her Godparents were: Felix Pomaski and Marianna his wife. This document was read to the declarant and illiterate witnesses and wa signed by us alone.
U. d. Administrator of the Szwelice Parish, Assistant Pastor, and Keeper of Vital Records
[signed] Reverend Senniсki

I had previously published the church copy of this record microfilmed by the Family History Library. This digitized image of the state copy is much clearer than the microfilmed image, but it does not include the marginal notation of Sabina’s marriage that appears on the church copy.

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The Birth and Baptism of Józefa Pomaska – 1838

Józefa Pomaska was the wife of my third great uncle. She was born on 01 June 1838 in Pomaski, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland, the daughter of Dyonizy Pomaski and Wiktoria Nosarzewska. She was baptized on 02 June 1838 in the Roman Catholic Church in Szwelice, Maków Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland.

Birth and Baptismal Record for Józefa Pomaska - 1838

Birth and Baptismal Record for Józefa Pomaska – 1838

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist (Szwelice, Pułtusk Obwód, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Civil Registrations of the Parish of Szwelice for the Year 1838,” page 361, entry 39, birth and baptismal record for Józefa Pomaska, recorded 02 June 1838; filmed as Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1693-1904, Akta urodzeń 1826-1867; FHL INTL microfilm 1,958,805, item 5.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Józefa Pomaska – 1838. Translated from the Polish, the record states:

Pomaski 39.
This happened in the church-owned village of Szwelice on twenty-first day of May / second day of June in the year one thousand eight-hundred thirty-eight at the hour of ten in the morning. Dyonizy Pomaski appeared, twenty-four years old, residing in Pomaski, in the presence of Jan Mossakowski, thirty-six years old, and Józef Sliwowski, thirty-nine years old, residing in Pomaski, and he showed us a child of the male female sex born in Pomaski yesterday at the hour of one at night, born of his wife Wiktoria née Nosarzewska, twenty-two years old. At Holy Baptism performed on this day, the child was given the name Józefa and the Godparents were the afore-mentioned Jan Mossakowski and Anna Sliwowska. This document was read aloud to the declarants and witnesses and signed by us alone because the declarants and witnesses do not know how to write.
[signed] R[everend] I[gnacy] Kołakowski, Pastor of Szwelice

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