A year before the birth of Wawrzyniec Markiewicz, another son was born to Tomasz Markiewicz and Franciszka Piątkowa – Michał (Michael).
Birth and Baptismal Record for Michał Markiewicz
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Michał Markiewicz – 1890. The record states:
117. Braciejowice – Markiewicz Michał
This happened in the village of Piotrawin on the 22nd day of July / 3rd day of August 1890 at one in the afternoon. Tomasz Markiewicz appeared in person, age 31, a house owner in the village of Braciejowice, in the presence of Piotr Fatz, age 29, and Franciszek Turski, age 52, house owners in the village of Braciejowice – and he presented to us a child of the male sex, stating that it was born in the village of Braciejowice on this date, the 22nd of July / 3rd of August of this year, at six o’clock after midnight – of his lawful wife Franciszka nee Piontkowa, age 25. To this child at Holy Baptism performed on this date was given the name of Michał, and his godparents were the above-mentioned Piotr Fata and Agnieszka Makosiowa. This document was read to the declarant father and to the witnesses, all of whom are illiterate, and signed by us.
Rev. C. Trembiński, pastor of the Piotrawin Parish – Keeper of the documents of the civil state
The Birth and Baptismal Record shows that Michał (Michael) was born at 6 AM on August 3, 1890 in Braciejowice, baptized at 1 PM on the same day in Piotrawin, his father was Tomasz (Thomas) Markiewicz, his mother was Franciszka (Frances) Piontkowa, his godparents were Piotr (Peter) Fatz and Agnieszka (Agnes) Makosiowa, and he was baptized by the Rev. C. Trembiński.
The surnames of the two women are feminized. The masculine form of the surname Makosiowa is probably Makosz, and that of the surname Piontkowa (or Piątkowa) is probably Piątek. One of the named witnesses was Franciszek Turski, who was also a witness for the baptism of Stanisław Markiewicz.
At the very top of the document, the page number in the record book is noted – page 355. Also, there is a stamp. I’m not sure what the first word is, but the second line says “Nowo Aleksandryski”. The villages of Braciejowice and Piotrawin were in the Nowo Aleksandryja Powiat, Lublin Gubernia, Kingdom of Poland, Russia.
According to this document, Tomasz was born in 1858-1859 and Franciszka was born in 1865-1866. When considering their ages in the three previous baptismal records, Tomasz was born between 1857 and 1859, and Franciszka was born between 1862 and 1868.
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