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

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Mon Jan 21 18:41:12 PST 2008

According to my maps, Kepa Popielarka was on an 
island in the Wisla River.  We know that a 
variety of conditions caused some of these 
islands to disappear over time or to be joined by 
sand bars to one bank or the other.  I cannot say 
for sure if this was the case in your time frame.

The true reason for the double registration may 
be lost to time.  I have a similar situation with 
an ancestor, once at Augustopol and then again at 
Dabrowice.  In both the case of your baptism and 
the later switch to Plock from Gabin, perhaps 
access to the north side of the river was easier 
or became easier than the south side.  Or maybe 
they didn't like the pastor a Gabin so started 
registering at Plock not all that much further away.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

At 07:09 AM 20/01/2008, Worth Anderson wrote:
>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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