[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Catholic baptism noted in Gabin Evangelical Parish Register

Worth Anderson worth_a at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 20 06:09:26 PST 2008

Below is my extract of an unusual entry in the Gabin
Evangelical Parish register.  It records the birth of
a child to Evangelical parents, and then notes that
the child was baptized in the Catholic church at
Zakrzewo a day after his birth.  Has anyone run across
similar occurrences?

I'm guessing that in this case it was feared that the
child would die, and the Catholic church in Zakrzewo
was easier to get to than the Evangelical church in
Gabin, on the other side of the Vistula River.

In this regard, I wonder if anyone knows whether the
Vistula shifted course during the mid-1830s, so that
Kepa Popielarska (apparently also known as Kepa
Swiniarski) became closer to the north bank?  The
Fisch family appears consistently in the Gabin
register through the mid-1830s, and is described as
living on Kepa Popielarski/Swiniarski.  From 1839 they
appear in the Plock parish registers, but still are
consistently described as living on Kepa

Worth Anderson

G¹bin Parish Register, 1838-1843, 1838 Baptism No.16;
FHL Microfilm No. 729293:  28 Oct 1838 Jan Fisz,
gospodarz residing on Kêpa Popielarkska, 29, with
Jakub Kühlmann, wyrobnik residing in Wi¹czemin
Polskie, 25, and Jan Szewc, gospodarz, residing in
Borki, 27, reports birth of male child on 13th of
current month in Kêpa Popielarska to his wife
Maryanna, born Rystof, 34.  The child was in the
Catholic church in Zakrzewo on the 14th of this month
given the name Boguslaw, and the godparents were Jakob
Krampitz, gospodarz on Wykowska Kêpa, and Elzbieta
Golnik from "Bobrzej Vigry."  Johan Fisch signs.

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