Mateusz Nowak Family Research Summary – Version 1
I would like to update my summary of the records that I’ve found so far, for Mateusz Nowak and Maryanna Pankowska (my 3x great grandparents). All the records are from the Kujawy area of Poland. The present day location is in Gmina Zakrzewo, which is within Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province. The information is derived from the listed records below.
- Baptism of Mateusz Nowak (1841)
- Baptism of Maryanna Pankowska (1845)
- Marriage of Mateusz Nowak and Maryanna Pankowska (1862)
- Baptism of Rozalia Nowak (1863)
- Baptism of Jan Nowak (1865)
- Baptism of Walenty Nowak (1868)
- Baptism of Jakób Nowak (1870)
- Baptism of Adam Nowak (1876)
- Death of Adam Nowak (1877)
- Baptism of Jozef Nowak (1879)
- Death of Mateusz Nowak (1880)
- Death of Jozef Nowak (1881)
- Marriage of Tomasz Swiercz and Rozalia Nowak (1881)
- Marriage of Michal Tobiasz and Rozalia Nowak (1885)
- Marriage of Walenty Nowak and Antonina Krolikowska (1889)
- Marriage of Jakob Nowak and Jadwiga Paczkowska (1895)
- Marriage of Wojciech Nowak and Katarzyna Wisniewska (1895)
- Wojciech Nowak – Sedzin Population Registers
- Walenty Nowak – Sedzin Inhabitant Registers
- Jakub Nowak – Sedzin Inhabitant Registers
- Rozalia Tobiasz – Sedzin Inhabitant Registers
All of the records above came from the Straszewo Parish, Siniarzewo Parish, or the Sędzin Inhabitant Registers. The records are taken from the LDS films, Meldunkowe section of the Genealodzy.pl website, Szukajwarchiwach.pl website, and/or the Genealogy in Archives website.
Mateusz Nowak was born to his parents Jan and Justyna Nowak nee Robaszewska (Note: her last name is misspelled on multiple records) on August 17th, 1841, in the village of Gosławice (1) – Siniarzewo Parish. Mateusz would grow up in multiple villages in the parishes of Siniarzewo, Straszewo, Byczyna, and Sędzin. His father was a shepherd in this region. Justyna would pass away sometime after Mateusz’s birth and Jan would remarry.
Marianna Pankowska was born in the village of Zakrzewo (2), on January 10th, 1845, to her parents Wojciech and Lucja Pankowski nee Kochanowska. (Note: Wojciech’s name is incorrectly listed on Lucja’s marriage record as Jan). Wojciech was a farm owner residing in the village of Zakrzewo. Marianna and her siblings would grow up in the village of Zakrzewo.
Mateusz and Marianna would marry in the village of Zakrzewo, on the 21st of September, 1862. The couple would reside in the village of Zakrzewo and raise their family. The couple would have their first child, named Rozalia, on August 8th, 1863. The couple would have their second child, named Jan, on October 13th, 1865. The couple would have a third child, named Walenty, on January 28th, 1868, in the village of Zakrzewo.
Jakób Nowak was born on June 29th, 1870, in the village of Zakrzewo. On April 9th, 1973, the couple gave birth to Wojciech, in the village of Zakrzewo (Note: I cannot find the birth record, but have found the Permanent Residence record). Mateusz was working at the time as a laborer. By 1876, Mateusz was working as a farmer in the village of Zakrzewo. On December 22nd, 1876, Adam Nowak was born. Just under a year later, on December 20th, 1877, Adam would pass away. The couple would give birth to their last child, Józef, on February 14th, 1879.
Mateusz Nowak would pass away in the village of Zakrzewo, on the 9th of May, 1880. He would leave behind a wife and the following children: Rozalia (aged 17), Jan (aged 15), Walenty (aged 12), Jakób (aged 10), Wojciech (aged 7) and Józef (aged 1). Less than a year later, Jóżef, aged 2, would pass away on January 21st, 1881.
In 1881, Rozalia Nowak, aged 18, was the first of the Nowak children to marry. She would marry a farmer named Tomasz Świercz, aged 22, from the village of Wola Bachorna. On August 7th, 1881, Tomasz and Rozalia would marry in the village of Zakrzewo. Rozalia would have two children with Tomasz, but in 1883 he would pass away. Rozalia would remarry in 1885, to Michał Tobiasz, in the village of Zakrzewo. The couple would have their permanent residence in the village of Zakrzewo, house #15. The family would travel throughout the area for work and would have children in many different parishes.
On June 4th, 1889, Walenty Nowak would marry Antonina Królikowska, in the village of Zakrzewo. The couple would have their permanent residence in the village of Zakrzewo, house #14. The couple would have children and raise their family in the village of Zakrzewo, where Walenty would farm.
The next Nowak child to marry was Jakób. On October 22nd, 1895, Jakób would marry Jadwiga Paczkowska, in the village of Zakrzewo. The couple would have their permanent residence in the village of Zakrzewo, house #14. The couple would have children and raise their family in the village of Zakrzewo, where Jakób was a laborer.
On November 11th, 1895, Wojciech Nowak would marry the widow Katarzyna Wiśniewska nee Katkowska, in the village of Zakrzewo. The couple would have their permanent residence in the village of Zakrzewo, house #14. The couple would have children and raise their family in the village of Zakrzewo, where Wojciech was a laborer. Around 1910, Wojciech would travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, where he would look for work. He would meet his sister Rozalia’s sons: Michał Tobiasz and Józef Świercz in Milwaukee. Wojciech would return to Zakrzewo, where he would reside with his family.
Children of Mateusz and Marianna Nowak nee Pankowska:
- Rozalia Nowak, b. August 8, 1863, d. unknown
- Jan Nowak, b. October 13, 1865, d. unknown
- Walenty Nowak, b. January 28, 1868, d. unknown
- Jakób Nowak, b. June 29, 1870, d. unknown
- Wojciech Nowak, b. April 9, 1873, d. unknown
- Adam Nowak, b. December 22, 1876, d. December 20, 1877
- Józef Nowak, b. February 14, 1879, d. January 21, 1881
- Gosławice, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
- Zakrzewo, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
The map below is a combination of maps 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 areas: Ciechocinek and Radziejów. I used Photoshop to merge the maps into a panorama of the area where my ancestors were located. The map is not 100% aligned, but it does give a general idea of where villages were located.
The villages with “stars” are the Polish villages that are listed above under “Locations”. Only the locations of Mateusz and Marianna’s residences are marked with “stars”. The locations of their children are not marked on this map. 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/