Michal Tobiasz Family Research Summary – Part 3
I would like to update and correct my summary of the records that I’ve found so far, for Michał Tobiasz (my 2x great grandfather). All the records are from the Kujawy area of Poland. The present day locations are in Gmina Dobre, Gmina Zakrzewo, Gmina Aleksandrów Kujawski, and Gmina Koneck, all within Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province. The information is derived from the listed records below.
- Świercz Research Summary
- Marriage of Michał Tobiasz and Rozalia Nowak (1885)
- Baptism of Maryanna Tobiasz (1886)
- Baptism of Wojciech Tobiasz (1888) – UPDATED INFO
- Death of Wojciech Tobiasz (1888) – UPDATED INFO
- Death of Władysław Swiercz (1888) – UPDATED INFO
- Death of Maryanna Tobiasz (1888) – UPDATED INFO
- Baptism of Jan Tobiasz (1889)
- Baptism of Adam Tobiasz (1891)
- Death of Adam Tobiasz (1893)
- Baptism of Antonina Tobiasz (1894)
- Death of Antonina Tobiasz (1896)
- Baptism of Franciszek Tobiasz (1896) – UPDATED INFO
- Death of Franciszek Tobiasz (1897)
- Baptism of Bronisław Tobiasz (1898) – UPDATED INFO
- Baptism of Stanisław Tobiasz (1900) – UPDATED INFO
- Baptism of Franciszka Tobiasz (1902) – UPDATED INFO
- Baptism of Stefan Tobiasz (1903) – UPDATED INFO
- Death of Bronisław Tobiasz (1904)
- Death of Michał Tobiasz (1905)
- Rozalia Tobiasz – Sedzin Inhabitant Registers
Michał Tobiasz was born in the village of Biesiekierz (1), about 1862, to his parents Ignacy Tobiasz and Zofia Karpik. By 1868, the Ignacy Tobiasz family were once again residents of the Adolfin Folwark (2). Ignacy continued working as a farmhand until his death on November 28th, 1868. Zofia would continue to live in the Adolfin Folwark, while raising her children.
Sometime before October 1885, Michał moved to the village of Zakrzewo (3) where he met his future wife Rozalia Świercz nee Nowak. Rozalia was born on August 8th, 1863, in the village of Zakrzewo, to her parents Mateusz and Marianna Nowak nee Pankowska. Rozalia was widowed on May 13th, 1883 in the village of Zakrzewo. Rozalia had two sons (Józef and Władysław) with Tomasz Świercz before he died. Michał and Rozalia would marry on October 18th, 1885, in the village of Zakrzewo. Both of the couples fathers were deceased at the time of the marriage.
Michał and Rozalia would have permanent residency in the village of Zakrzewo, Gmina Sędzin, in house #15. Throughout the years Michał and Rozalia would move to numerous villages for work. The couple would be employed as domestic workers or laborers and would travel as needed. The family would move to Przybranowo (4) from 1887-1889. Then, based on the available records, the couple made a journey from the village of Zakrzewo to the village of Plebanka and then back down to Zakrzewo. Along the way back from Plebanka, they stopped shortly in the villages of Zapustek, Aleksandrów Kujawski, and then the village of Gęsin, before returning to Zakrzewo.
On November 17, 1886, Michał and Rozalia had their first child, Maryanna, in the village of Zakrzewo. Michał’s brother Mateusz Tobiasz was a godparent for this baptism. From 1887 to 1889, the couple and their children (Józef Swiercz, Władysław Swiercz, and Maryanna Tobiasz) would live in the village of Przybranowo, which belonged to the Służewo Parish.
On March 11th, 1888, the couple gave birth to their second child. Their son would be named Wojciech. The godmother during the baptism was listed as Józefa Juszczyńska, who was Michał’s cousin (the daughter of his Aunt, Marianna Woźniak nee Tobiasz). Unfortunately, Wojciech would only live for 4 weeks. He died on April 6th, 1888. On September 5th, 1888, Rozalia’s son Władysław Swiercz passed away at age 6. Just a couple of weeks later, Michał and Rozalia would lose another child. On September 15th, 1888, their first child Marianna, passed away at age 2. While still residing in Przybranowo, in October 1888, Michał Tobiasz would act as godfather for his cousin’s, Józefa Juszczyńska, child named Jan.
Before mid-summer of 1889, Michał and his family were temporarily residing in the village of Straszewo (5). The couple would give birth to their son Jan Tobiasz (my great-grandfather), who was born on July 2nd, 1889. On November 18th, 1891, the couple had another son, Adam in the village of Zakrzewo. Wojciech and Antonina Nowak were the godparents. Wojciech was a sibling to Rozalia and Antonina was married to Rozalia’s brother Walenty Nowak. Almost two years later, Adam would die in the village of Zakrzewo, on June 4, 1893. On May 19, 1894, in the village of Zakrzewo, Michał and Rozalia had a daughter named Antonina. Wojciech Nowak was the godfather.
In 1896, Michał and Rozalia were residing in the village of Plebanka (6). The village of Plebanka is located north of Straszewo and belongs to the Ostrowąs Parish. On March 17th, 1896, their daughter Antonina died in the village of Pleblanka. She was almost 2 years old. At the end of the year, on December 21st, 1896, Franciszek Tobiasz was born in the village of Plebanka. Rozalia’s brother Jakób Nowak was the godfather. On October 13th, 1897, their son Franciszek, would die in the village of Plebanka. He was almost 1 years old. On July 19th, 1898, Michał and Rozalia would have another son, Bronisław, in the village of Plebanka.
By the end of 1900, Michał and Rozalia would reside in the village of Zapustek (7). The village is located about a mile west of the village of Koneck. On October 8th, 1900, the couple gave birth to a son named Stanisław.
In 1902, the couple and their family were residing and working in the town of Aleksandrów Kujawski (8), which belonged to the Służewo Parish. On July 31st, 1902, the couple would give birth to a daughter named Franciszka.
In 1903, the family was located in the village of Gęsin (9). The village of Gęsin is located about 1.5 miles southwest of the village of Zapustek and about 1.5 miles northeast of the village of Zakrzewo. On November 1st, 1903, the couple gave birth to a son named Stefan. The godmother was Rozalia’s sister-in-law, Katarzyna Nowak (Wojciech Nowak’s wife).
By 1904, couple moved their family back home to the village of Zakrzewo. On September 18th, 1904, their son Bronisław died in the village of Zakrzewo. He was 3 years old. The family resided in Zakzrewo until Michał’s death on February 15th, 1905. I assume that the remaining family continued to reside in Zakrzewo until Rozalia died or the children grew older and moved away. My great-grandfather, Jan, left for America in 1909, where he went to meet his half-brother Józef and his uncle Wojciech Nowak (Wojciech would return to Zakrzewo) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (10). On my great-grandfathers, Jan/John Tobiasz, obituary, it lists a brother who resided in Poland named Stephan. So, Stefan Tobiasz was still living after September 8th, 1959 and the brothers must have remained in contact throughout the years.
Here are the children (that I’ve found) of Michał and Rozalia Tobiasz nee Nowak:
- Marianna Tobiasz, b. November 17, 1886, d. September 15, 1888
- Wojciech Tobiasz, b. March 11, 1888, d. April 6, 1888
- Jan Tobiasz, b. July 2, 1889, d. September 8, 1959
- Adam Tobiasz, b. November 18, 1891, d. June 4, 1893
- Antonina Tobiasz, b. May 19, 1894, d. March 17, 1896
- Franciszek Tobiasz, b. March 17, 1896, d. October 13, 1897
- Bronisław Tobiasz, b. July 19, 1898, d. September 18, 1904
- Stanisław Tobiasz, b. October 8, 1900, d. unknown (sometime before 1959)
- Franciszka Tobiasz, b. July 31, 1902, d. unknown
- Szczepan Tobiasz, b. November 1, 1903, d. unknown (sometime after 1959)
- Biesiekierz, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
- Adolfin Folwark, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Congress Kingdom of Poland
- Zakzrewo, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Przybranowo, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Straszewo, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Plebanka, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Zapustek, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Aleksandrów, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Gęsin, Powiat Nieszawa, Warszawa Guberinia, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
- Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States of America
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”. This is purely based off the available records and my assumptions. 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/