Michal Krzymianowski Family – Research Summary Part 1
I would like to summarize the records that I’ve found so far, for my 3x great grandparents Michał and Jadwiga Krzymianowski nee Kicińska. All the records are from the Kujawy area of Poland. The present day locations are in Gmina Złotniki Kujawskie, Gmina Piotrków Kujawski, Gmina Radziejów, and Gmina Bytoń, all within Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province. The information is derived from the listed records below.
- Baptism of Michał Krzymianowski (1835)
- Marriage of Michał Krzymianowski and Jadwiga Kicińska (1858)
- Baptism of Józefa Krzymianowska (1860)
- Death of Józefa Krzymianowska (1860)
- Baptism of Józef Krzymianowski (1861)
- Baptism of Jan Krzymianowski (1863)
- Baptism of Wojciech Krzymianowski (1866)
- Baptism of Tomasz Krzymianowski (1868)
- Baptism of Wincenty Krzymianowski (1871)
- Baptism of Franciszek Krzymianowski (1873)
- Baptism of Stanisław Krzymianowski (1876)
- Michal Krzymianowski – Piotrkow Kujawski Inhabitant Registers
- Marriage of Wojciech Krzymianowski and Michalina Iwanowska (1889)
- Marriage of Tomasz Krzymianowski and Marianna Rusin (1890)
- Marriage of Jan Krzymianowski and Bronislawa Nawrocka (1893)
- Marriage of Wincenty Krzymianowski and Zofia Ostrowska (1898)
- Marriage of Jan Krzymianowski and Franciszka Szczepankiewicz (1900)
- Marriage of Franciszek Krzymianowski and Jozefa Deręgowska (1904)
- Marriage of Jozef Krzymianowski and Katarzyna Wykretowicz (1904)
- Marriage of Jan Krzymianowski and Anna Kurczodyńska (1906)
- Krzymianowski Family Residences – 1907/08 Milwaukee
- Baptism of Stefan Krzymianowski (1916)
Preface: Almost all of the events above occur in the Piotrków Kujawski Parish or the Połajewo Parish. The church records are taken from the LDS films, Genealogy in Archives website, and the Search in Archives website. The Piotrków Kujawski Parish records listed on the Genealogy in Archives website are mostly complete for years between 1858-1910, with the exception of a few missing years here and there. Same with the Połajewo Parish records, which are missing complete church books for a few years and have only baptismal abstracts available. Two records are missing, specifically Michał Krzymianowski’s death record from the Byczyna Parish in 1878, and Jadwiga Kicińska’s birth record from the Piotrków Kujawski Parish in 1840. Also, many of Michał and Jadwiga’s sons would move to America. The immigration’s will be covered in detail in the future, when I provide a summary for each sibling.
Michał Krzymianowski was born in the village of Mierzwin (1), Tuczno parish, on July 30th, 1835, to his parents Walenty and Anastasia Krzymianowski nee Jasińska. Walenty worked as a miller and would pass the trade to his son Michał. Around 1840, Jadwiga Kicińska was born to her parents Jan and Wiktoria Kiciński in the village of Sompolno (2) (I am still searching for this birth record…I haven’t found any other records of Jan and Wiktoria as of yet). Michał would move with his family to Piotrków (3) sometime before 1858. Michał would find work as a miller in the village. At the same time, Jadwiga was working as a domestic worker in the village. On November 23rd, 1858, Michał and Jadwiga would marry in the village of Piotrków. The couple would have their permanent residence in the village of Wąsewo, house 8.
The couple would give birth to their first child in the village of Piotrków. On February 26th, 1860, Józefa was born. Just a few days over a month old, on March 29th, 1860, Józefa passed away. She would be the only child that the couple would lose. Within a year, Michał and Jadwiga would have another in the village of Piotrków. On February 18th, 1861, their first son was born and was named Józef.
By 1863, Michał moved his family to the village of Trojaczek (4) where he worked as a laborer. Trojaczek is about 5-6 km southeast from Piotrków. On October 9th, 1863, their son Jan was born. The family would move again sometime before 1866. This time the family would move to the village of Rogalin (5), which is about 3 km northeast of Piotrków. Michał was once again working as a laborer. On April 10th, 1866, the couples third son was born. He was given the of Wojciech. At the baptism, Michał’s sister Marianna Mikołajczak was the godmother.
Sometime in 1868, Michał and Jadwiga moved their family to the village of Wąsewo (6). On November 17th, 1868, Tomasz was born. The godparents listed on the baptismal record were Józef and Marianna Kiciński. Józef is most likely Jadwiga’s brother. By 1871, Michał was listed in documents as working as a miller in the village of Wąsewo. On January 6th, 1871, the couple gave birth to their son named Wincenty. Just over two years later, on February 23rd, 1873, the couple gave birth to another son. Their sixth son was named Franciszek.
Michał and Jadwiga would move their family to the village of Faliszewo (7), which was part of the Witowo parish. Michał was employed as a miller. The couple would have one more child. On April 20th, 1876, their youngest child Stanisław was born. On October 12th, 1878, Michał Krzymianowski died in Gmina Radziejów. Jadwiga would raise her sons as a single mother. By the end of the 1880’s the family was residing in the village of Piotrków.
The first of Michał and Jadwiga’s children would marry in 1889. Wojciech was a miller residing in Piotrków and would marry Michalina Iwanowska on January 15th, 1889. The couple would reside in Piotrków and raise their family. Wojciech would leave for America twice, once in 1899 and then again in 1906. He would send for his wife and possibly children after his second stint in America. One of Wojciech’s stops in America included living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (10).
Later in 1889, Tomasz Krzymianowski would marry Marianna Rusin on December 31st, 1889, in Piotrków. Tomasz worked as a shoemaker. He would move his family to Stare Połajewo, where he would continue working as a shoemaker and raising his family.
On February 1st, 1893, Jan Krzymianowski would marry his first wife named Bronisława Nawrocka in the village of Przewóz (8). Jan would marry two more times after each previous wife passed away. He would raise his family in the villages of the Połajewo and Piotrków parishes.
The next of Michał and Jadwiga’s sons that married was Wincenty. He was working as a shoemaker and residing in the village of Stare Połajewo (9). On January 11th, 1898, Wincenty would marry Zofia Ostrowska. The couple would reside in Stare Połajewo and raise their family. Wincenty would travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA to find work in America. His family would later join him. The family would remain in Milwaukee until their death.
Franciszek Krzymianowski married Józefa Deręgowska on January 20th, 1904 in the village of Piotrków. Franciszek was working as a miller. The couple would reside in Piotrków until they left for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Franciszek and Józefa would live in Milwaukee until their death.
Józef, the oldest son of Michał and Jadwiga, would marry late in his life. On June 30th, 1904, Józef would marry Katarzyna Wykrętowicz, in the village of Piotrków. Both newlyweds were over 40 years old. Józef worked as a miller and would raise his family in Piotrków.
Stanisław, the youngest child of Michał and Jadwiga, would leave for America with his older brothers. He would reside in Milwaukee, Wisconisn, USA, where he would marry his wife Marianna Rolerat sometime around 1910. The couple would raise their family in Milwaukee, where they would reside until their death.
Children of Michał Krzymianowski and Jadwiga Kicińska:
- Józefa Krzymianowska, b. February 26, 1860, d. March 29, 1860
- Józef Krzymianowski, b. February 18, 1861, d. unknown
- Jan Krzymianowski, b. October 9, 1863, d. unknown
- Wojciech Krzymianowski, b. April 10, 1866, d. unknown
- Tomasz Krzymianowski, b. November 17, 1868, d. unknown
- Wincenty Krzymianowski, b. January 6, 1871, d. March 1, 1939
- Franciszek Krzymainowski, b. February 23, 1873, d. March 13, 1944
- Stanisław Krzymianowski, b. April 20, 1876, d. May 16, 1859
- Mierzwin, Kreis Inowrocław, Grand Duchy of Posen, United Prussian States.
- Sompolno, Powiat Koło, Kalisz Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
- Piotrków, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
- Trojaczek, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
- Rogalin, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
- Wąsewo, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Faliszewo, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Przewóz, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Stare Połajewo, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
The map below was taken from Targeo.pl. The map shows the parish location of Mierzwin, where Michał Krzymianowski was born, and its distance from the Piotrków Parish. The link for the map can be found here: https://mapa.targeo.pl/Mierzwin
The map below was taken from Targeo.pl. The map shows the parish location of Sompolno, where Jadwiga Kicińska was born, and its distance from the Piotrków Parish. The link for the map can be found here: http://mapa.targeo.pl/Sompolno,25,18.5017726,52.3882800?l=19d02df3db1be146
The map below can be found on the website for Map Archive of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny: http://english.mapywig.org/news.php. The map below is derived from the following area: Radziejów.
The villages with “stars” are the Polish villages that are listed above under “Locations”. The village of Przewóz is not listed on the map, but would be located south of Stare Połajewo. More information for the villages within this article can be found on the Slownik Geograficzny Translations page on this website: http://www.apagr.com/slownik-geograficzny-translations/