[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Questions on baptism
sarahsolen at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 29 15:29:24 PST 2015
Thanks to Rose Ingram for linking to the Poland Evangelical Records. I started looking around in the Kobylki book and found pages full of documents with my family's names on them. I just have some questions about what a baptism likely involved. Here is a link to one page:
Rather than having two godparents listed, they instead have (based on my best understanding from google translate) two male witnesses. Then under the listing for Pathen (google translate says that means godfather) there are the names of two women. In some of the records one of the women's names has the word jungfrau in parenthesis. Jungfrau apparently means maiden/virgin so I am assuming it means unmarried. So were the men just witnesses or would one of them acted as a godfather? Why were there two women listed? Any other information that anyone knows would be welcome.
I am just wondering because I see so many familiar names all over records throughout this record and I wondered how closely they were tied to these people with names I don't recognize.
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