The Camellias of Filoli – Part 3

Most people have heard of the flowering plants of the species Camellia japonicaCamellia reticulata, and the hybrid Camellia x williamsii, but even more people are familiar with another species: Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze. The leaves of Camellia sinsensis are used to make tea. I would not, however, recommend that one try to make tea from the leaves of the camillias shown here.

Camellia japonica 'Margaret McCown'

Camellia japonica ‘Margaret McCown’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Margaret McCown’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Monjisu Red'

Camellia japonica ‘Monjisu Red’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Monjisu Red’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Pink Perfection'

Camellia japonica ‘Pink Perfection’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Pink Perfecion’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Prince Eugene Napoleon'

Camellia japonica ‘Prince Eugene Napoleon’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Prince Eugene Napoleon’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Professor Charles S. Sargent'

Camellia japonica ‘Professor Charles S. Sargent’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Professor Charles S. Sargent’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Purity'

Camellia japonica ‘Purity’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Purity’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

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The Camellias of Filoli – Part 2

I’m not sure how many cultivars of camellias there are at Filoli, but I took photos of 30 different cultivars myself (including a few I only saw in the garden shop). Most of the camellias I saw were either around the front entrance to the mansion or in the woodland garden.

Camellia japonica 'Drama Girl'

Camellia japonica ‘Drama Girl’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Drama Girl’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Ecclefield'

Camellia japonica ‘Ecclefield’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Ecclefield’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Gigantea'

Camellia japonica ‘Gigantea’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Gigantea’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Herme'

Camellia japonica ‘Herme’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Herme’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Lady Clare'

Camellia japonica ‘Lady Clare’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Lady Clare’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Lotus'

Camellia japonica ‘Lotus’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Lotus’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

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The Camellias of Filoli – Part 1

The gardens at Filoli include many different varieties of camellias, including cultivars of Camellia japonica L., Camellia reticulata Lindl., and Camellia x williamsii W. W. Sm (a cross of Camellia saluenensis Staph. ex Bean with Camellia japonica L. first crossed by John Charles Williams).

Camellia japonica "Are-Jishi"

Camellia japonica ‘Are-Jishi’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Are-Jishi’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica "Captain Rawes"

Camellia japonica ‘Captain Rawes’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Captain Rawes’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica "Cara Mia"

Camellia japonica ‘Cara Mia’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Cara Mia’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'C.M. Hovey'

Camellia japonica ‘C.M. Hovey’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘C.M. Hovey’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'C.M. Wilson'

Camellia japonica ‘C.M. Wilson’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘C.M. Wilson’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Camellia japonica 'Debutante'

Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’

SOURCE:  Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

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The Magnolias of Filoli in 2017

I’ve visited Filoli in Woodside, California many times. The magnolias flower in early spring, but the timing of a visit must be just right in order to see the magnolias at their finest. This year, I seemed to have timed my visit just right to see Magnolia cambellii, M. cylindrica, M. denudata, and M. kobus in bloom. The final photo in this set is of Michelia doltsopa. The michelias are closely related to the magnolias.

Magnolia campbellii "Strybing White"

Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ (Campbell’s Magnolia)

SOURCE:  Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ (Campbell’s Magnolia) (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Magnolia cylindrica (Huangshan magnolia)

Magnolia cylindrica (Huangshan Magnolia)

SOURCE:  Magnolia cylindrica (Huangshan magnolia) (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Magnolia denudata (Yulan magnolia)

Magnolia denudata (Yulan Magnolia)

SOURCE:  Magnolia denudata (Yulan magnolia) (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Magnolia kobus "Borealis" (Kobushi Magnolia)

Magnolia kobus ‘Borealis’ (Kobushi Magnolia)

SOURCE:  Magnolia kobus ‘Borealis’ (Kobushi Magnolia) (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia)

SOURCE:  Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia) (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

Michelia doltsopa (Sweet Michelia)

Michelia doltsopa (Sweet Michelia)

SOURCE:  Michelia doltsopa (Sweet Michelia) (Woodside, San Mateo County, California); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 19 February 2017.

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Marcin Matkowski and Łukasz Kubat Win First Round at Rio Olympics!

This morning, Marcin Matkowski and Łukasz Kubat (representing Poland) won their first round men’s doubles tennis match at the 2016 Olympic Games! This is Marcin Matkowski’s 4th Olympics and Łukasz Kubat’s 1st Olympics.

Marcin Matkowski is my 6th cousin. We are both descended from Andrzej Chodkowski and Marianna Mossakowska who were married 13 February 1741 in Krasne, Ciechanów Ziemia, Masovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

My descent from Andrzej Chodkowski and Marianna Mossakowska is as follows:

  1. Andrzej Chodkowski married Marianna Mossakowska
  2. Cecylia Chodkowska married Tomasz Niedziałkowski
  3. Antoni Niedziakowski married Karolina Milewska
  4. Wojciech Niedzialkowski married Julianna Gutowska
  5. Teofil Niedziałkowski married Ksawera Zygmuntowicz
  6. Konstanty Niedziałkowski married Helena Chmielewska
  7. My parents
  8. Me

Marcin’s descent from Andrzej Chodkowski and Marianna Mossakowska is as follows:

  1. Andrzej Chodkowski married Marianna Mossakowska
  2. Jan Chodkowski married Józefata Grzybowska
  3. Mateusz Chodkowski and Teresa Bartołd
  4. Wojciech Chodkowski and Teresa Chrzanowska
  5. Władysław Chodkowski married Marianna Trętowska
  6. Teresa Chodkowska married Jan Matkowski
  7. Marcin’s parents
  8. Marcin

On Monday, 08 August 2016, Marcin and Łukasz will face Roberto Bautista Agut and David Ferrer from Spain. Congratulations on your first round victory, Marcin and Łukasz, and best of luck on Monday!

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The Polish Villages of Smoleń

Ezechiel Chodowski, my 5th cousin, 3x removed, was born in Suwino. Helena Chodkowska, my 6th cousin, 2x removed, was living in Brzęczki when she was married. Finding the locations of these two villages gave me fits because neither is listed by those names in the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries). Neither are those two villages located under those names on the current map of Poland.

But, perseverance pays off. From the death record of Ezechiel Chodowski and the marriage record of Helena Chodkowska, I knew that these villages both belonged to the parish of Węgra. I looked for these villages in the vicinity of Węgra on the map of Poland at mapa.szukacz.pl and found them about 4 km to the northeast of Węgra. The names of the villages on the map? Smoleń-Suwino and Smoleń-Brzęczki. Interestingly, these two villages are not named on Google Maps at all.

The Słownik Geograficzny includes three main entries for Smoleń. The second entry includes descriptions of five smaller villages: Smolen-Brzęczki, Smoleń-Daćbogi, Smoleń-Poluby, Smoleń-Suwino, and Smoleń-Trzcianka. These five small villages appear on the Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary on Sheet 39-53, Ostrołęcka, although they are collectively named Smoleń. Both Smoleń and its parish Węgra are highlighted on the map below by boxes surrounding the names of the villages.

Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary for Milewo

Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary for Smoleń

SOURCE: Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary, 39-53, Ostrołęcka. Onlinehttp://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/39-53.jpg; downloaded 26 July 2016.

The places called Smoleń where my ancestors lived are described in subentry 2 and includes the descriptions of 5 different small villages.

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Smoleń

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Smoleń

SOURCE: Sulimierski, Filip, Bronisław Chlebowski, and Władysław Walewski, eds., Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) – Warsaw 1889, Volume X, page 897, digital images, University of Warsaw ICM (http://dir.icm.edu.pl/pl/Slownik_geograficzny/Tom_X/897) : accessed 04 July 2016). Text in Polish, translated by Stephen J. Danko, 04 July 2016.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Smoleń. The record, translated from the Polish, states:

Smoleń 1) village, folwark [a large manorial farmstead], and castle ruins, Olkusz powiat [district], Pilica gmina [community], Strzegowa parish, it lies on the road from Pilica to Wolbromia, in a high position; the nearby mountain is 1540 feet high. There are castle ruins, a beautiful garden, and a scenic location, 40 settlements, 293 residents. In 1827, there were 32 homes, 194 residents. In 1876, the area of the folwark was 691 mórgs [in the Russian partition, 1 mórg = 1.388 acres], 248 mórgs of arable land and gardens, 2 mórgs of pastures, 396 mórgs of forests, 45 mórgs unused; 1 brick building, 6 wooden buildings, unimproved forest, deposits of limestone. The village of Smoleń has 40 settlements, 409 mórgs. In 1877, leon Epstein purchased the folwark here (from Hubicki) and he contributed to the goods of Pilica. Smoleń reportedly entered the goods into Ogrodzieniec (see that entry) where the owner Seweryn Bonar had erected (or perhaps had only rebuilt) the local castle. It consisted of three parts: the lower two parts stopping at a rocky mountain wall were built on a slope, and the third was located above, at the very top. According to the registers of nearby Krków powiat, in 1490, the village of Smoleń had 4 fields. In 1581, the village of Smoleń in Pilica parish, the property of the Padniowskiegos, had 9 peasant fields, ½ agricultural, 1 enclosure with animals. (Pawiński, Małop., 81, 434). In the second half of the eighteenth century, there was a gravel factory here. There is a cave called The Clock. Therefore, the people say that, therein, “at Christmas midnight the clock hour tolls”. A description and image are provided in Tyg. Illustr. (1877 r., t. IV, 263).

2) Smoleń, an area of nobles, Przasnysz powiat, Chojnowo gmina, Węgra parish, 7 versts [1 verst = 0.663 miles] from Pułtusk. Within this are:
a) Smolen-Brzęczki, a village with 3 homes, 22 residents, and 68 mórgs. In 1827, there were 5 homes and 31 residents;
b) Smoleń-Daćbogi, a village with 3 homes, 26 residents, and 44 mórgs.
In 1827, there were 3 homes and 18 residents;
c) Smoleń-Poluby, a village with 13 homes, 127 residents, and 450 mórgs (120 mórgs unused). In 1827, there were 13 homes and 79 residents;
d) Smoleń-Suwino, a village with 12 homes, 25 residents, and 70 mórgs.
e) Smoleń-Trzcianka, a village with 12 homes, 188 residents, and 123 mórgs cultivated and 290 mórgs uncultivated.
Br[onisław] Ch[lebowski]

Smoleń, a folwark in the Przewrotne area, Rzesów powiat, not far from the Młynówka River, a tributary of the Zyzogi.
Br[onisław] G[ustawicz]

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The Polish Village of Milewo

There are seven main entries for Milewo in the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries). The first main entry includes several villages located in the Ciechanów Powiat and includes villages where my ancestors lived. These villages appear on the Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary on Sheet 39-53, Ostrołęcka. The village of Milewo is highlighted in the image below by a box surrounding the name of the village. The village of Krasne, the parish for most of these small villages called Milewo is also highlighted. Note that one village, Milewo-Rączki, belongs to the parish in Zielona, not Krasne.

Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary for Milewo

Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary for Milewo

SOURCE: Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary, 39-53, Ostrołęcka. Online http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/39-53.jpg; downloaded 04 July 2016.

The places called Milewo where my ancestors lived are described in subentry 3 and includes the descriptions of 11 different small villages.

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Milewo

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Milewo

SOURCE: Sulimierski, Filip, Bronisław Chlebowski, and Władysław Walewski, eds., Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) – Warsaw 1885, Volume VI, page 424, digital images, University of Warsaw ICM (http://dir.icm.edu.pl/pl/Slownik_geograficzny/Tom_VI/424 : accessed 04 July 2016). Text in Polish, translated by Stephen J. Danko, 04 July 2016.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Milewo. The record, translated from the Polish, states:

Milewo 1.) a peasant village in Sierpc powiat [district], gmina [community] and parish of Koziebrody, about 22 versts [1 verst = 0.663 miles] from Sierpc. There are 11 homes, 116 residents, 161 mórgs [in the Russian partition, 1 mórg = 1.388 acres] of good land, 5 mórgs of wastelands. In 1827 there were 8 homes and 130 residents.
2.) Milewo, a village in Płońsk powiat, Sochocin gmina, and parish of Wiezbowiec, 5 versts from Płońsk, it has a windmill, 22 homes, 279 residents, and 785 mórgs of good land. In 1827 there were 6 homes and 77 residents.
3.) Milewo, an area of nobles on the Sona river in Ciechanów powiat and bordering a wide stretch of Maków. Within its area are found the villages in Ciechanów powiat, Zalesie gmina, and Krase parish:
a) Milewo-Brzegędy, a village on the Sona River, about 23 versts from Ciechanów. There are 13 homes, 116 residents, 371 mórgs of good land, 14 mórgs of wastelands. In 1827 there were 18 homes and 108 residents. Lesser nobility live here.
b) Milewo-Bylice, a settlement on the Sona River, about 22 versts from Ciechanów. There is 1 home, 10 residents, 54 mórgs of good land, and 3 mórgs of wastelands.
c) Milewo-Gawory, a village on the Sona River, about 22 versts from Ciechanów. There is an elementary school, 4 homes, 17 residents, 54 mórgs of good land, 3 mórgs of wastelands, and lesser nobles.
d) Milewo-Kułko, a village with 2 homes, 22 residents, 70 mórgs of good land, and 3 mórgs of wastelands. In 1827, it had 4 homes and 24 residents.
e) Milewo-Rączki, a village on the Sona River with 16 homes, 156 residents, 360 mórgs of good land, and 7 mórgs of wastelands. It belongs to the parish Zielona. In 1827 there were 19 homes and 116 residents here. Lesser nobles.
f) Milewo-Ruszczyny, a village with 3 homes, 25 residents, 200 mórgs of good land, and 4 mórgs of wastelands. In 1827, there were 4 homes and 38 residents. Lesser nobles live here.
g) Milewo-Szwejki, a village and grange [a large manorial farmstead] on the Sona River with 10 homes, 187 residents, 560 mórgs of good land, and 7 mórgs of wastelands. In 1827 there were 9 homes and 76 residents. In the entire area 7 mórgs belong to the peasants (57 souls). The rest of the estate belongs to the property of Augustów Count Ludwik Krasiński.
h) Milewo-Byki, a grange and expanse of 130 mórgs with 2 mórgs of arable land and gardens and 7 wooden buildings in Mazowieck powiat, Piszczoty gmina, and Kobylin parish, lying on the Ślina River.
i) Milewo-Zebielne, where in 1827 there were 28 homes and 84 residents,
k) Milewo-Żółtki, where in 1827 there were 6 homes and 19 residents,
l) and Milewo-Leśne. Milewo-Zabielne is mentioned in documents from 1442, Milewo-Leśne and Milewo-Żółtki are mentioned in 1516 (Gloger, Ziem. bielska).
4.) Milewo is a village of nobles, Szczuczyn powiat, Grabowo gmina, Niedżwiadno parish. In 1827 there were 8 homes and 47 residents.
5.) MilewoSokola łąka is a village of nobles and peasants on the Gać River in Łomża powiat, in the gmina and parish of Puchały. In 1827 there were 20 homes and 153 residents. Mentioned in documents from 1454, it constituted one whole out of Milewo Białodwory (from 1444) and Milewo-Wielkie. It was the Milewski family nest. The grange and village Milewo-Dokola łąka. In the year 1866 its expanse amounted to 300 mórgs: 150 mórgs of arable land and gardens, 29 mórgsof meadows, 41 mórgs of forests, 52 mórgs of pastures and bushes, and 20 mórgs of wastelands and squares. The village of Milewo-Sokola łąka settlement with 90 mórgs of land.
6.) MilewoWielkie is a village of nobles in Ostrołęka powiat, gmina and parish of Piski. In 1827 there were 14 homes and 89 residents.
7.) MilewoWierzchonie, Milewo-Wypychy and Milewo-Malonki are villages of nobles in Maków powiat, gmina and parish of Karniewo. In 1827, Milewo-Wierzchonie had 5 homes and 23 residents; in 1827, Milewo-Wypychy had 3 homes and 21 residents, and Milewo-Malonki had 23 homes and 86 residents.
Br[onisław] Ch[lebowski]

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The Death and Burial of Ezechiel Chodkowski – 1915

Ezechiel Chodkowski died on 16 December 1915 in Cichowo, Przasnysz Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic, and was buried on 16 December 1915 in Dzierzgowo, Przasnysz Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic.

Death and Burial Record for Ezechiel Chodkowski – 1915

Death and Burial Record for Ezechiel Chodkowski – 1915

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 1915,” folio 128 verso, entry 214, death and burial record for Ezechiel Chodkowski, recorded 16 December 1915; State Archives in Mława, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 03 July 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record for Ezechiel Chodkowski – 1915. Translated from the Polish, the record states:

Cichowo No 214.
This happened in the village of Dzierzgowo on the sixteenth day of December in the year one-thousand nine-hundred fifteen at the hour of eleven in the morning. Jan Rudziński, twenty-eight years old, and Stanisław Borowy, twenty-eight years old appeared, both farmers residing in Cichowo, and they stated that on the sixteenth day of the current month and year, at the hour of two in the morning, Ezechiel Chodkowski died, a farmer residing here in Cichowo, seventy years old, born in Suwino in the Węgra parish of the deceased Piotr and Jadwiga née Suwińska, leaving behind his widowed wife Pelagia née Ropelewska. After visual confirmation of the death of Ezechiel Chodkowski, this document was read aloud to the declarants who do not know how to write, and was signed only by the Pastor of the Parish of Dzierzgowo
Maintaining the records of the civil state.
[signed] The Rerverend Józef Smólczyński

Ezechiel Chodowski was my 5th cousin, 3x removed. He was married three times in his lifetime: first, to Józefa Grabowska in 1870, second to Rozalia Borowa in 1882, and third to Pelagia Rozalia Ropelewska in 1884.

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The Death and Burial of Andrzej Paweł Chodkowski – 1929

Andrzej Paweł Chodkowski died on 08 February 1919 in Olszewiec, Przasnysz Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic, and was buried on 08 February 1919 in Węgra, Przasnysz Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic.

Death and Burial Record for Andrzej Chodkowski – 1929

Death and Burial Record for Andrzej Chodkowski – 1929

SOURCE: Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist (Węgra, Przasnysz Powiat, Warsaw Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic), “Duplicate Civil Registrations of the Parish of Węgra for the Year 1929,” folio 40 recto, entry 7, death and burial record for Andrzej Chodkowski, recorded 08 February 1929; State Archives in Mława, digital images, Genbaza (http://metryki.genbaza.pl : accessed 03 July 2016).

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record for Andrzej Chodkowski – 1929. Translated from the Polish, the record states:

40.
No 7. This happened in the village of Węgra on the eighth day of February in the year one-thousand nine-hundred twenty-nine at the hour of ten in the morning, agricultural farmers from the village of Olszewiec appeared, the brothers Bolesław Chodkowski, 43 years old, and Ezechiel Chodkowski, 33 years old, and they stated that today at the hour of five in the morning, their father Andrzej Chodkowski died, 88 years old, son of the deceased married couple Piotr and Jadwiga née Suwińska, having been born in the village of Załogi in the parish of Płoniawy, leaving behind his widowed wife Ewa née Cichowska. This document was read aloud and signed by me, the pastor, maintaining the records of the civil state.
[signed] The Rerverend Stan[isław] Mystkowski

Andrzej Paweł Chodowski was my 5th cousin, 3x removed.

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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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