Although I was clearly able to identify Tylice in their children’s baptism records at St. Stanislaus Church in Buffalo as the birthplace of Jan or Weronika, Nieżywięć was a little harder to decipher. Looking at Google maps, I was able to find a location in which the two villages are in close proximity.
Wikipedia identifies Tylice as
a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bobrowo, within Brodnica County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south-west of Bobrowo, 11 km (7 mi) west of Brodnica, and 50 km (31 mi) north-east of Toruń.
Nieżywięć is described as
a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bobrowo, within Brodnica County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Bobrowo, 16 km (10 mi) west of Brodnica, and 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Toruń.
Previously the area was in the region of Toruń . (I toured Toruń during my trip to Poland in 2004, without knowing the proximity to our ancestors’ place of origin.)
I suspect that the reason both place names were listed in the St. Stanislaus baptism records is that the question “Where were the parents from?” was interpreted as either “Where were you born?” or “Where were you baptized?”
While the place of birth may have been the village of Tylice, the local Roman Catholic church is in Nieżywięć. Named after St. John the Baptist, it was built in the first half of the fourteenth century in a brick Gothic layout on a stone foundation. The main altar, made after 1730, is in the shape of the canopy with a late Gothic sculpture from 1480 of the Virgin Mary with Child. (source: Polish Wikipedia)
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