The Birth and Baptism of Teodor Niedziałkowski – 1839

Between the births of my Great-Great Grandfather, Wojciech Niedziałkokwski, and his sister Małgorzata was the birth of their brother Teodor (Theodore) on 19 January 1839 in Mosaki-Godacze.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Teodor Niedziałkowski - 1839

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Teodor Niedziałkowski - 1839

Click on the image for a higher resolution view of the document. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Teodor Niedziałkowski.  Translated from the Polish, the record states that:

5. Mosaki Godacze

This happened in the church-owned village of Krasne on the 8th / 20th day of January 1839 at three o’clock in the afternoon.  Antoni Niedziałkowski presented himself, owner of a part, living in the village of Mosaki Godacze, age 30, in the presence of Andrzej Niedziałkowski, owner of a part, living in the village of Rukle, age 22, likewise Paweł Milkowski, owner of a part, living in the village of Godacze, age 32, and he showed us a male child born in the village of Godacze yesterday at seven o’clock in the morning, born to his wife Karolina Milewska, age 28; At Holy Baptism performed this day, the child was given the name Teodor, and his Godparents were the above mentioned Andrzej Niedziałkowski and Domicela Milewska – This document was read aloud to the declarants and witnesses who cannot write –

Reverend Józef Bonikowski
Pastor of the Krasne Parish

The Godparents, Andrzej Niedziałkowski and Domicela Milewska, may be relatives.  As of yet, I don’t know how they might fit into the family tree.

The name of Teodor’s mother is Karolina Milewska, which is the same as the mother of Małgorzata.  Wojciech’s mother was reported as Katarzyna Milewska, but this may be an error on the part of the priest.  I’ll have to check the records of Wojciech’s siblings who were born before Wojciech and see what those records say.

I was actually surprised to find this record among the digital images I brought back from one of my trips to Salt Lake City.  I knew Wojciech had a brother Teodor who died young, but I didn’t realize I had made a copy of the record of Teodor’s birth!

This record extended over two pages in the parish register.  For convenience, I spliced the two pieces together.  You can tell where I spliced the images because there is a white space extending across the record where the splice was made.

Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko

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