The Birth and Baptism of Leon Niedziałkowski – 1888

On 21 Aug 1888, Leon Niedziałkowski, son of Teodor Niedziałkowski and Wiktoria Długołęcka, was born in Golany, Ciechanów District, Płock Governorate, Vistulan Country, Russian Empire. He was baptized in the parish church in Przasnysz, Ciechanów District, Płock Governorate, Vistulan Country, Russian Empire on 26 Aug 1888.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Leon Niedzialkowski - 1888

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Leon Niedzialkowski – 1888

SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Wojciecha (Przasnysz, Ciechanów District, Płock Governorate, Vistulan Country, Russian Empire, “Акта родившiйся Праснышiскаго прихода съ 1885го по 1889го года. [Records of Birth in the Przasnysz Parish from 1885 to 1889.],” folio 295 verso, entry 301, Leon Niedziałkowski, 26 August 1888; filmed as Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1808-1902; FHL INTL microfilm 1,809,612, item 3.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Leon Niedziałkowski. Translated from the Russian, the record reads:

301. Golany

It happened in the city of Przasnysz on the thirteenth / twenty-sixth day of August, one-thousand eight-hundred eighty-eight, at one o’clock in the afternoon. There appeared Teodor Niedziałkowski, a farmer in Golany, forty-four years of age, in the presence of Wiktor Obiedziński, a farmer in Golany, thirty-one years of age, and Franciszek Pałkowski, a peasant from Przasnysz, forty-four years of age and he showed us a child of the male sex, having been born in Golany on the ninth / twenty-first day of the present month at seven o’clock in the evening, of his lawful wife Wiktoria née Długołęcka, thirty-five years of age. – To this child at Holy Baptism performed on this date was given the name Leon, and the Godparents were Wiktor Obiedziński and Katarzyna his wife. This document was read to the declarants and to the illiterate witnesses and signed by us. -
          The Parish Church in Przasnysz -
          Rev[erend] Stanisław Czapliński

This document is double dated: one date represents the Julian Calendar and the second date represents the same date in the Gregorian Calendar. At the time this record was written, the difference between the two calendars was 12 days. The date of birth shows this 12 day difference (9/21 August 1888) but the date of baptism shows a 13 day difference (13/26 Aug 1888). Which of the two dates of baptism is correct is impossible to tell.

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