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I never knew my mother’s father Jan Skrok. He died in Buffalo, Erie, New York, on 15 May 1936, decades before I was born, soon after my mother’s fifth birthday. Jan Skrok was the son of Wincenty Skrok and Maryanna Kasprzyk. He was born 22 Jun 1892 in Kaliszany and baptized in Wojciechowice, Opatów, in the Russian occupied Radom Province.

1892 birth/baptism, Jan Skrok, Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

56. Kaliszany Jan Skrok

Took place in Wojciechowice on June 10th/22nd, 1892 at six o’clock in the evening. The peasant Wincenty Skrok, age 32, resident of Kaliszany, appeared in person in the presence of Ignacy Rzepka, age 32, and Wojciech Wiśniowski, age 35, peasants living in Kaliszany, and presented to us an infant of the male sex, declaring that he was born in Kaliszany on the same date at four o’clock in the morning from his legal wife, Maryanna née Kasprzyk, age 22. The infant was baptized on this date by the Roman Catholic priest W. Fudalewski, abbot, and was given the name Jan. Godparents were Leon Gorazd and Anelja Wozignoj. This record was read to the illiterate declarant and witnesses and was then signed by us [the registrar].

1892 birth/baptism, Jan Skrok, Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

Witness Ignacy Rzepka was likely Wincenty Skrok‘s brother-in-law, who had married Wincenty‘s sister Małgorzata Skrok on 9 Oct 1883 in Wojciechowice.

Godfather Leon Gorazd, the son of Jan Gorazd and Agnieszka Piłat, married Klara Bartkiewicz, the daughter of Jan Bartkiewicz and Julianna Dębska, in Wojciechowice in 1886. Maryanna Kasprzyk Skrok‘s mother was born Małgorzata Bartkiewicz.

Godmother Aniela Wozignój was Maryanna Kasprzyk Skrok‘s younger half-sister. After the death of Maryanna‘s father Jan Kasprzyk, Maryanna‘s widowed mother Małgorzata Bartkiewicz Kasprzyk married Jan Wozignój. Małgorzata and Jan‘s daughter Aniela Wozignój married Michał Podgórski on 9 Nov 1895. The couple had two sons, Stanisław, born 30 Dec 1899, and Feliks, born 17 Oct 1902. Sadly, Aniela Wozignój Podgórska died 14 Jan 1905 at the age of twenty-five.

Jan Skrok was baptized by Abbot Władysław Fudalewski, a Polish Roman Catholic priest, pastor of Kościół św. Wojciecha w Wojciechowicach, Church of St. Wojciech in Wojciechowice, and other appointments, as well as a journalist and regionalist, author of several books.

Jan Skrok‘s parents Wincenty Skrok and Maryanna Kasprzyk were married 19 January 1887 in Wojciechowice (Mikułowice), Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia.

1887 marriage, Wincenty Skrok and Maryanna Kasprzyk, Wojciechowice (Mikułowice), Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

2. Kaliszany. Skrok Wincenty and Maryanna Kasprzyk

This happened in Wojciechowice (Mikułowice) on the seventh / nineteenth of January in the year one thousand eight hundred eighty seven at ten o’clock after midnight. We announce that, in the presence of witnesses Józef Kęsa, forty four years old, and Jan Woźniak, sixty years old, peasants, residents of the village of Kaliszany, on this day a religious marriage was contracted between Wincenty Skrok, a bachelor, son of the late Łukasz and of Katarzyna nèe Kołek married couple Skrok, he is a peasant and is twenty six years old, resides in the village of Kaliszany; and between Maryanna Kasprzyk, a maiden, seventeen years old, a daughter of the late Jan and of Małgorzata nèe Bartkiewicz  married couple Kasprzak, peasants, residents of the village of Kaliszany. This marriage was preceded by three readings of the banns issued in this parish church on Sundays, to wit on the twenty first of December / second of January, the twenty eighth of December / ninth of January, and the fourth / sixteenth of January of the current year. This marriage ceremony was performed today by Fr. Karol Tarczawski, a vicar. The newlyweds announced that they have made no prenuptial agreement. This record was read to the declarants who are all illiterate, and then it was signed by us. [signature illegible]

1887 marriage, Wincenty Skrok and Maryanna Kasprzyk, Wojciechowice (Mikułowice), Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

Wincenty Skrok, son of Łukasz Skrok and Katarzyna Kołek

Jan‘s father Wincenty Skrok, the son of Łukasz Skrok and Katarzyna Kołek, was born about 1861 in Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia.

As reported in Maryanna Kasprzyk Skrok‘s subsequent marriage record in 1902, Wincenty Skrok died 28 Aug 1898 in Gierczyce, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia.

1902 marriage, Andrzej Kwiatek Marianna Skrok, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

No. 22 Stodoly, Andrzej Kwiatek and Marianna Skrok

This happened in Wojciechowice on the second / fifteenth of September in the year one thousand nine hundred two. We announce that, in the presence of witnesses Jakub Szczykutowicz, 50, and Andrzej Kat, 39, on this day a religious marriage was contracted between Andrzej Kwiatek, a bachelor, twenty-two years old, son of Wojciech Kwiatek and Anna Szczepaniak, married couple Kwiatek, born and living in Lechów, parish Łagów, and Maryanna Skrok nee Kasprzyk, widow of Wincenty Skrok who died in the village of Gierczyce on sixteenth / twenty-eighth of August 1898, she is thirty-one years old, a daughter of the late Jan and of Małgorzata nèe Bartkiewicz  married couple Kasprzyk, peasants, residents of the village of Stodoly.

Excerpt, 1902 marriage, Andrzej Kwiatek Marianna Skrok, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

Jan‘s grandmother Katarzyna Kołek Skrok, the widow of Łukasz Skrok and daughter of Kazimierz Kołek and Franciszka Rzepka, died in Kaliszany in October 1902.

1902 Death, Katarzyna Skrok, Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

#59 Kaliszany, Katarzyna Skrok, 22 Sept/5 Oct (should be 7 Oct)

Death registered in Wojciechowice on 24 September/5 October 1902
Declarants: Józef Kęsy, 63 yo, and Jan Durba, 45 yo, farmers from Kaliszany
Deceased: “in this village died on 22 September/5 October of the current year Katarzyna Skrok, a peasant, 76 years old, daughter of Kazimierz Kołek and Franciszka née Rzepka, widow of Łukasz Skrok”
Signed by priest M. Łyczewski

1902 Death abstract, Katarzyna Skrok, Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

Maryanna Kasprzyk, daughter of Jan Kasprzyk and Małgorzata Bartkiewicz

Jan‘s mother Maryanna Kasprzyk was the daughter of the late Jan Kasprzyk and Małgorzata Bartkiewicz. Sadly, Maryanna‘s birth record says that her father died in September 1869, before her birth in February 1870.

1870 Birth. Maryanna Kasprzyk, Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

19 Kaliszany

Took place in Mikułowice on 21 Jan/2 February/ 1870 at 3 am. Presented herself Franciszka Markoska, midwife, peasant resident of Kaliszany, 50 years old, in the presence of Ignacy Bartkiewicz, 30 years old, and Jan Bartkiewicz, 30 years old, peasants living in Kaliszany, and presented to us an infant of the female sex, declaring that she was born in Kaliszany yesterday at 5 am from Jan Kasprzyk, who died in Opatów, in September of the previous year, and his legitimate wife Małgorzata nee Bartkiewicz, age 26. The infant was baptized on this date by the Roman Catholic priest and was given the name Maryanna. Godparents were Ignacy Bartkiewicz and Katarzyna Sierakowa (suffix -owa, wife of Sierak). This record was read to the illiterate declarant and witnesses and was then signed by us [Ks. K M B]

1870 Birth. Maryanna Kasprzyk, Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

Małgorzata Bartkiewicz Kasprzyk then married Jan Wozignój. They had two daughters, Aniela (1880) and Wiktorya (1882).

When Małgorzata Wozignój died in Stodoły 20 February 1915, the death record said she was seventy years old and her father was Maciej Bartkiewicz. Unfortunately, Małgorzata‘s mother’s name had been forgotten. I found information that Maciej Bartkiewicz had been married to Jadwiga Frańczak, so that may have been her mother’s name.

1915 Death, Małgorzata Wozignój, Stodoły, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

24. Stodoły Małgorzata Wozignój

Wojciech Krakowiak, age 54, and Michal Podgurski, age 43, peasant farmers from the village of Stodoły, appeared and declared the death of Małgorzata Wozignój, which took place on 7/20 February at 8 am. She was a peasant & widow and was 70 years old. It mentions her father was Maciej Bartkiewicz and says that her mother’s name has been forgotten.

Abstract, 1915 Death, Małgorzata Wozignój, Stodoły, Wojciechowice, Opatów, Radom, Congress Poland, Russia

Witness Michał Podgórski was Małgorzata‘s son-in-law, the husband of her late daughter Aniela Wozignój Podgórska.

Ancestors of Jan Skrok

Ancestors of Jan Skrok

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Comments on: "Jan Skrok was born 22 Jun 1892 in Kaliszany, Wojciechowice, Radom, Russia" (2)

  1. Dolores (Szalasny) Konopa said:

    Just wanted to thank you for sharing your research. I have found it helpful in my research as well, especially when I hit a wall, to take a break and look at another family line.

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