The Birth and Baptism of Józef Suwiński – 1816

Józef Suwiński, son of Maciej Suwiński and Anna Długołęcka, was born on 18 January 1816 in Osyski, 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 20 January 1816.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Józef Suwiński – 1816

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Józef Suwiński – 1816

SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Gotarda (Pałuki, Przasnysz Obwód, Płock Voivodeship, Congress Kingdom of Poland), “Akta urodzeń, małżeństw, zgonów 1808-1825 [Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1808-1825],” folio 7 recto, entry 73, Józef Suwiński, 20 Jan 1816; filmed as Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1808-1904; FHL INTL microfilm 0,702,609.

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 Józef Suwiński. Translated from the Polish, the record reads:

No 73  Osyski

In the year one-thousand eight-hundred sixteen on the twentieth day of the month of January at the hour of ten before noon, before Us, the Pastor of Pałuki, Registrar of the Civil State in the Pałuki Gmina, Przasnysz Powiat, in the Płock Department, there appeared the well-born Maciej Suwiński, twenty-seven years of age, owner of a part [of the village] in Osyski, and he showed Us a child of the male sex which was born in his home on the eighteenth day of January in this same year, declaring that the child was begotten of him and his wife Anna née Długołęcka, twenty years of age, and that it is his wish to give him the name Józef. After making the above statement and showing Us the child, in the presence of Franciszek Suwiński, twenty-five years of age, together with Florian Sobolewski, thirty-six of age, residing in Osyski. We signed this birth record after it had been read aloud to the declarant, the people name in the document do not know how to write.
[signed] The Reverend Józef Freszkowski, Pastor of Pałuki, Registrar of the Civil State

Józef Suwiński was the brother of Józef Andrzej Suwiński, the future husband of Marianna Chodkowska, my 3rd cousin 3X removed.

This record states that the priest was the “Registrar of the Civil State in the Pałuki Gmina, Przasnysz Powiat, in the Płock Department”, the priest apparently not yet received word that the administrative structure had changed on 16 January 1816.  On that day, Powiats became Obwóds and Departments became Voivodeships.  In some parish registers, the priests continued to write “Powiat” and “Department” for many years after the change in administrative structure.

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