The Death and Burial of Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski – 1835

Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski, son of Stefan Chodkowski and Anna Roman, died on 06 December 1835 in Chodkowo kuchny, Maków Okręg, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland. He was buried in Płoniawy, Maków Okręg, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland on 07 December 1835.

The Death and Burial of Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski - 1835

The Death and Burial of Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski - 1835

SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Stanisława BM (Płoniawy, Maków Okręg, Płock Gubernia, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Akta metrykalne par. Płoniawy; Akta zmarłych 1826-1841. [Metrical records of the parish of Płoniawy; Death records 1826-1841],” page 229, entry 56, Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski, 07 Dec 1835; The Archives of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Płock, Płock, Poland.

Click on the image above to view a higher resolution image. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski. Translated from the Polish, the record reads:

№ 56 Chodkowo kuchny

This happened in the village o Płoniawy on the twenty-fifth day of November / the seventh day of December in the year one-thousand eight-hundred thirty-five at the hour of two in the afternoon. There appeared Melchior Chodkowski, the grandfather of the deceased, seventy years of age, and Leon Chodkowski, seventy-one years of age, owners of parts [of the village] and residing in Chodkowo kuchny, and he stated that on the twenty-fourth day of November / sixth day of December of the same year at the hour of seven in the evening, Józef died, one month old, son of Stefan Chodkowski and Anna née Roman his wife, owners of a part [of the village] and residing in Chodkowo kuchny. After visual confirmation of the death of Chodkowski, this document was read aloud to the declarants who do not know how to write, and signed by Us.
          The Reverend Tyburcy Morawski, Pastor of Płoniawy

Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski was my 5th cousin 3X removed.

There appears to be an error in the age of Leon Chodkowski in this record. In the birth and baptismal records of Stefan Chodkowski’s children, he is listed as 60 years old in 1835, 62 years old in 1836, and 66 years old in 1839. With three records supporting the assumption that Leon was born in about 1773-1775, it is likely that his actual age at the time of this child’s death was 61, not 71. It is not clear to me who this Leon Chodkowski was, other than the fact that he was an owner of a part of Chodkowo kuchny. In any case, he was important enough to Stefan Chodkowski to be the Godfather for all three of Stefan’s children and to be a declarant at the death of Stefan’s first-born child.

In addition, this record states that Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski was one month old at the time of his death. According to this birth and baptismal record, Józef Jan Adam Chodkowski was actually only 12 days old at the time of death.

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