[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Chodecz village question

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Thu Dec 29 18:24:50 PST 2005

There is no question that the pastor wrote Sowiczewo in the margin as 
usual, as well as throughout the document.

I agree with Jan that it must be Sobiczewo but cannot explain why it 
might have been miswritten.  That village is only a few km NE of 
Chodecz so one would think the pastor would have got it correct.  The 
b and w are sometimes confused in transliteration from Cyrillic but 
that would not be a factor in this time frame.

I don't know if you have already found other family members but 
perhaps investigation of earlier or later records will provide a 
correction to this place name.  Even browsing through for other 
people born in this village might reveal the correction.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

At 03:24 PM 29/12/2005, Sue Eipert wrote:
>Jan Textor suggested that Sobiczewo is the best bet, and that does 
>seem to make sense - with a 'b' instead of a 'w'.
>I will send you the scan
>srlists at eipertinfo.com
>Jerry Frank wrote:
>>At 12:14 PM 29/12/2005, Sue Eipert wrote:
>>>  From the Chodecz parish films, I have an 1829 birth record that appears
>>>to be from the village of Sowiczewo, or Sowiezewo, or Sowiszewo.
>>>I can't find this town. Does anyone know what it could be?
>>>Sue Eipert
>>>srlists at eipertinfo.com
>>The letter combination doesn't seem correct.  Can you send me a 
>>scan of the record?  Please include as much of the page as possible 
>>so that I can compare the writing to other known words.

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