The Birth and Baptism of Leon Chodkowski – 1830

Leon Chodkowski, son of Mikołaj Chodkowski and Antonina Pajewska, was born on 12 April 1830 in Klonowo, Przasnysz Obwód, Płock Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland. He was baptized in the parish church in Pałuki, Przasnysz Obwód, Płock Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland on 13 April 1830.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Leon Chodkowski – 1830

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Leon Chodkowski – 1830

SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Gotarda (Pałuki, Przasnysz Obwód, Płock Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “ Akta urodzeń, małżeństw, zgonów 1826-1840  [Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1826-1840 ],” folio 4 verso, entry 44, Leon Chodkowski, 13 Apr 1830; filmed as Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1808-1904; FHL INTL microfilm 0,702,610.

Click on the image above to view a higher resolution image. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Leon Chodkowski. Translated from the Polish, the record reads:

 No 44 Klonowo

This happened in Pałuki on the thirteenth day of April in the year one-thousand eight-hundred thirty at the hour of four in the afternoon.  There appeared the well-born Mikołaj Chodkowski, owner of a part [of the village] and residing in Klonowo, fifty-two years of age, in the presence of Wincenty Bartołd, owner of a part [of the village] and residing in Klonowo, thirty years of age, and Michał Milewski, owner of a part [of the village] and residing in Klonowo, forty years of age, and he showed Us a child of the male sex born here in Klonowo on the twelfth of this same month and year at the hour of ten in the evening of his wife Antonina née Pajewska, thirty-five years of age. To this child at Holy Baptism performed on this day was given the name Leon and his Godparents were the previously listed Wincenty Bartołd and Teofila Milewska. This document was read aloud to the declarant and witnesses and was signed by Us. The people listed in the document do not know how to write.
     [signed] The Reverend Józef Freszkowski, Pastor of Pałuki

Leon Chodkowski was my 2nd cousin 4X removed.

The ages reported in this record seems to be somewhat incorrect. The age of Mikołaj Chodkowski, in particular is incorrect. The record states that he is fifty-two years old, but he was only thirty-two at the time of this event.

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