The Birth of Walenty Niedziałkowski-1796

While in Salt Lake City, I searched for the records of children of my great-great-great-great grandparents, Tomasz Niedziałkowski and Cecilia Chotkowska who were married 15 November 1785 in the Krasne Parish.

One Baptismal Record I found was for Walenty Niedziałkowski, born in 1796 in Mosaki Godacze.  The record of his baptism is the fourth record on page 149 of the Book of Baptisms of the Krasne Church 1781-1807.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Walenty Niedziałkowski - 1796

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Walenty Niedziałkowski - 1796

Click on the image to enlarge it Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Baptismal Record for Walenty Niedziałkowski.  Translated from the Latin, the record states:

Year 1796, Page 149

12. Mosaki Godacze, the 17th day of the month of February

I, Stanisław Opolski, CSL, pastor of Krasne, baptized an infant by the name of Walenty, the son of Thomas and Cecilia née Chodkowska Niedziałkowski, a legally married couple.  The Godparents in the font were the Nobleman Jan Puszczyński and the Noblewoman Marianna Kierkowska of the Krasne Parish.

I had previously found the baptismal records for five children born to this couple, but the earliest of those occurred in 1801.  This birth in 1796 is much closer to the wedding date for the couple.  Still, I would have expected a birth within the first two or three years of the marriage.

Notice that no date of birth is provided.  The date mentioned in this record is the date of baptism, but since most Polish infants were baptized within a day or two of their birth, the date of baptism is a good substitute for the date of birth.

Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko

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