The Polish Village of Zakrzewo

The village of Zakrzewo is significant in my family history because it was the location where some of my Chodkowski cousins were born.

Austrian Military Map of the Zakrzewo Area - 1910

Austrian Military Map of the Zakrzewo Area – 1910

SOURCE: Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary, Sheet 39-53, Ostrolecka. Online; downloaded 21 May 2010.

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Zakrzewo

Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Zakrzewo

Source:  Chlebowski, Bronisław, Józef Krzywicki, Filip Sulimierski, and Władysław Walewski, eds., Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) – Warsaw 1895, Volume XIV, page 319.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny entry for Zakrzewo. Translated from the Polish, the entry reads:

11.) Zakrzewo, a village and grange [large manorial farmstead] in the Maków Powiat, Karniewo Gmina, and Maków Parish (4 versts distant) versts [0.66 miles per verst]. In the year 1885, the Zakrzewo grange extended 206 morgs [in the Russian partition 1 morg = 1.388 acres]: 167 morgs of [arable] land and gardens, 20 morgs of meadows, 12 morgs of pastures, 8 morgs of wastelands. There are 7 wooden buildings. The village of Zakrzewo includes 4 settlements and 5 morgs.

The place described in this entry is only one of at least 37 places in Poland called Zakrzewo.

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.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to The Polish Village of Zakrzewo

  1. Tom says:

    Nice content…. My Grandfathers birth (1887) village is Zakrzewo. I came across this page via web search. Any idea where to get birth/death/marrige records from the town?

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