The Birth and Baptism of Józefa Sielawa – 1858

Józefa Sielawa, daughter of Unknown Sielawa and Katarzyna Dymek, was born on 18 June 1858 in Mały Płock, Kolno Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland. She was baptized on 19 June 1858 in the parish church in Mały Płock, Kolno Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Józefa Sielawa – 1858SOURCE:  Parafia pw. Znalezienia Krzyża Św. (Mały Płock, Kolno Powiat, Łomża Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “ Akta urodzeń 1852-1862 [Records of Births 1852-1862],” page 57, entry 165, Józefa Sielawa, 19 June 1858; filmed as Księgi metrykalne, 1771-1863; FHL INTL microfilm 0,948,383.

Click on the image above to view a higher resolution image. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Józefa Sielawa. Translated from the Polish, the record reads:

165 [Mały] Płock

This happened in the village of Mały Płock on the seventh / nineteenth day of June in the year one-thousand eight-hundred fifty-eight at the hour of twelve noon.  There appeared Maryanna Purwin, a peasant day-laborer residing here in [Mały] Płock, fifty years of age, in the presence of Grzegorz Dymek, sixty years of age, together with Antoni Szumowski, thirty-six years of age, both peasants from [Mały] Płock, and he showed Us a child of the female sex, stating that this child was born here in [Mały] Płock yesterday at the hour of three in the morning of Katarzyna née Dymek Sielawa, a widowed day-laborer residing in Mały Płock, thirty years of age.  To this child at Holy Baptism ‡ performed by the Reverend Łuniewski, on this day was given the name Józefa and her Godparents were Wiktor Mierkowski and Maryanna Purwin.  This document was read aloud to the illiterate declarants and witnesses and was signed by Us.
[signed] The Reverend Franciszek Sakowicz, Head of the Parish of Mały Płock

There is a marginal notation that says:

‡ on this day provided R[everend] S[akowicz], meaning that the Reverend Sakowicz left out the words “on this day”.

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