The Birth and Baptism of Czesława Niedziałkowska – 1889

On 21 Dec 1889, Czesława Niedziałkowska, daughter of Jan Niedziałkowski and Ludwika Pomaska, was born. She was baptized in the parish of in Szwelice, Okręg makowski, Guberniya Lomzhinskaya, Vistulan Country, Russian Empire on 29 Dec 1889.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Czeslawa Niedzialkowska - 1889

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Czesława Niedziałkowska – 1889

SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Jana Chrzciciela (Szwelice, Okręg makowski, Guberniya Lomzhinskaya, Vistulan Country, Russian Empire, “Księga ochrzczonych parafii Szwelice od 1885 do 1889. [Book of baptisms of the Szwelice parish from 1885 to 1889.],” item 4, entry 107, Czesława Niedziałkowska, 29 Dec 1889; filmed as Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1693-1904; FHL INTL microfilm 1,958,807.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Czesława Niedziałkowska – 1889. Translated from the Russian the record reads:

Sikuty No. 107

It happened in the village of Szwelice on the seventeenth /: twenty-ninth :/ of December, in the year one-thousand eight-hundred eighty-nine, at one o’clock in the afternoon. There appeared: Jan Niedziałkowski /: Jan Niedziałkowski :/ [one word?] and residing in Sikuty with his relatives, twenty-three years of age: in the presence of: Wojciech Niedziałkowski forty-five years of age, and Ludwik Niedziałkowski fifty years of age, noble landowners residing in Pomaski; and he presented to us a child of the female sex stating that she was born in Sikuty on the ninth /: twenty-first :/ of the current month and year, at nine o’clock in the morning, of his lawful wife Ludwika née Pomaska /: Ludwika née Pomaska :/ twenty-six years of age. To this child at Holy Baptism performed on this date [Nalki?] was given the name Czesława /: Czesława / and the Godparents were Michał Zachariasz Chrzanowski and Helena Pomaska. This document was read to the declarants and illiterate witnesses and was signed by Us alone.
Administrator of the Szwelice parish and keeper of vital records. [signed] Rev[erend] J. Zgliczyński

There were two sections of this record that stumped me. I could not understand the occupation of the father and I could not understand one word after “performed on this date”. I was also a little uncertain about the correct names of the Godparents.

The child named in this record was my great grand aunt, the sister of my great grandfather, Teofil Niedziałkowski.

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