A while back, I published the Birth and Baptismal Records for my Uncle Jan Dańko, my Aunt Zofia Dańko, and my Grandfather Michał Dańko, all born in Nienadowa, and baptised in Dubiecko, Galicia (Austria-Poland). The information on the Birth and Baptismal Records for Uncle Jan and Aunt Zofia showed that they were the children of Grandfather Michał (no surprise there).
The next document in the family line is the Marriage Record for Michał’s parents, Jakub Dańko and Agnieszka Sowa, married in the church in Dubiecko, Galicia.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record for Jakub Dańko and Agnieszka Sowa – 1870. The record, like other records from this part of Poland, is written in columnar form and in Latin. The record is a bit more complex than others because it includes some writing in Polish.
The record states that:
The couple was married in Dubiecko on October (8ber) 18, 1870; their marriage was the 6th marriage for a couple from Nienadowa in 1870
Jakub Dańko was a farmer, the legitimate son of the legally married couple Pawel Dańko and Zofia Szymańska, farmers
Jakub was from house number 122, and was a 27 year old Catholic, never before married
Agnieszka Sowa was the daughter of the legally married couple Maciej Sowa and Katarzyna Jach, farmers
Agnieszka was from house number 105, and was a 16 year old Catholic, never before married
The witnesses were Antoni Sowa and Michał Zaleski, farmers
The officiant was Reverend Niedzialski
Because Agnieszka was only 16 years old at the time of her marriage, her father had to give his permission for the marriage and the witnesses attested to not only the marriage, but the fact that Agnieszka’s father gave his permission
The Latin headers mean:
- Sponsus = Groom
- Sponsa = Bride
- Testes = Witnesses
- Dies et Mensis = Day and Month
- Nrus Domus = House Number
- Nomen = Name
- Nomina = Names
- Religio = Religion
- Catholica = Catholic
- Aut alia = Anything else (any religion other than Catholic)
- Aetas = Age
- Coelebs = Unmarried
- Viduus = Widower
- Vidua = Widow
- Conditio = Occupation
With the information on this record, I have traced the family back one more generation to four of my great-great-grandparents, Pawel Dańko, Zofia Szymańska, Maciej Sowa, and Katarzyna Jach.
Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko