I received a request from a reader named Louise for information about the Polish village of Bobin where she thinks her Bobiński ancestors originated. I looked up information about the village in the gazetteer Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) and found two entries.
Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Bobin
Source: 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 1880, Volume I, page 256.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny entry for Bobin. Translated from the Polish, the entry reads:
Bobin, 1.) a village on the Szreniawa [River], Pińczowski Powiat, Kościelec Gmina, Bobin Parish. An extensive village halfway on the road from Proszowice to Koszyce. It includes a stone parish church; there is a beautiful park of the estate on the Dzreniawa River, a shelter for brood hens and the lame (?), and an elementary school. In the year 1827 there were 57 homes and 273 residents here. The parish of Bobin belongs to the Pińczowski deanery and has a total of 1227 souls. 2.) Bobin- Mierzejewo, a village in the Ostrołęcki Powiat, Czwerwin Gmina, and Gaworowo Parish; the population of the manor is 58 and the extent is 120 morgs [in the Russian partition 1 morg = 1.388 acres].
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