The village of Bobino is the location in Poland in which some of my Chodkowski ancestors lived. In particular, my 5ht cousin 3X removed Ignacy Chodkowski married Katarzyna Bartold from Bobino, and my 4th cousin 4X removed Ignacy Chodkowski resided in Bobino wielkie with his wife Salomea née Bobińska. Incidentally, Ignacy Chodkowski, husband of Salomea née Bobińska was the nephew of Ignacy Chodkowski, husband of Katarzyna Bartold.
Austrian Military Map of Bobino wielkie and Bobino grzybki Area – 1910
SOURCE: Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary, Sheet 39-53, Ostrolecka. Online http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/39-53.jpg; downloaded 05 May 2010.
Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Bobino wielkie and Bobino grzybki
Source: Sulimierski, Filip, Bronisław Chlebowski, and Władysław Walewski, eds., Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) – Warsaw 1881, Volume II, page 256.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny entry for Bobino wielkie and Bobino grzybki. Translated from the Polish, the entry reads:
Bobino wielkie and B[obino] grzybki, two adjacent villages in the Mazovian Powiat, Gmina and Parish of Płoniawy,about 11 versts [0.66 miles per verst] to the east of Przasnysz and about 6 versts from Krasnosielc, in the middle of muddy forests. In the year 1827, Bobino wielkie had 39 homes and 177 residents.
The maps of the Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary and the entries in the Słownik Geograficzny were prepared at about the same time and make a good pair for studying places in and around the Congress Kingdom of Poland at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, a time period when the Eastern European ancestors of present-day Americans left their homelands for the United States.
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