The Marriage of Piotr Dańko and Katarzyna Chruścicka

My grandfather’s half-brother, Piotr Dańko, son of Jakub Dańko and Zofia Głowacz, was married to Katarzyna Chruścicka,  daughter of Marcin Chruścicki and Anna Klimak, in 1933.

Piotr Danko      Katarzyna Chruscicka

        Piotr Dańko                                 Katarzyna Chruścicka

Thanks to my cousin, Piotr Dańko, for the photographs of his grandparents.  The Marriage Record for Piotr and Katarzyna is Number 7, the second from the top of this page in the Duciecko Parish records.

The Marriage Record of Piotr Dańko and Katarzyna Chruścicka

The Marriage Record of Piotr Dańko and Katarzyna Chruścicka

SOURCE:  Roman Catholic Parish of the Immaculate Heart of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Dubiecko, Poland. Liber Copulatorum (Book of Marriages). 1933, Entry Number 7. Text in Latin, translated by Stephen J. Danko. 

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record for Piotr Dańko and Katarzyna Chruścicka.  The record, translated from the Latin, states:

Number: 7
Date: June 1, 1933
House Number: Not provided
Groom: Piotr Dańko, son of Jakub Dańko and Zofia Głowacz, born June 28, 1898
Religion: Catholic
Age: 35
Marital Status: Unmarried
Name of Bride: Katarzyna Chruścicka, daughter of Marcin Chruścicki and Anna Klimak, born March 20, 1905
Religion: Catholic
Age: 28
Marital Status: Unmarried
Witnesses: Antoni Chruścicki and Tomasz Gerek
Banns Read: May 14, May 21, and May 25, 1933
Priest: [Ceued Młynarski]

After examining the Birth and Baptismal Record and the Marriage Record for Piotr Dańko, some interesting facts are apparent

1.  Piotr was born one year before his father died
2.  My grandfather, Michał, married my grandmother just a few months after Piotr was born
3.  Piotr was only about seven years old when my grandfather left for America
4.  World War I was waged all around Poland in the years when Piotr was growing up
5.  Piotr and Katarzyna were married in the Second Polish Republic, a country formed after over a hundred years of the Polish Partitions
6.  Six years after Piotr married Katarzyna, Poland was invaded by both Nazi Germany and Russia

My cousin told me that Piotr and Katarzyna died in England.  The emigration to England is a story about which I’ll have to ask more questions.

Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko

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