Example of a Marriage Record in Polish

1865 Marriage Record of Jan (Johann) Spurgat and Anna Ber

Example of a Napoleonic Marriage Record in Polish

Translation of Marriage Record of Johann Spurgat and Anna Ber

 It took place in the city of Wylkowiszki, on May 26, 1865, [recorded] in the new way at 2 o’clock P. M. In the presence of witnesses: Mateusz Spurgat, 22 years old, home-worker, and August Keller, peasant living from his garden, 28 years old, both residing in Garszwinia; a religious marriage took place between Jan Spurgat, bachelor, farm-hand, son of Andrzej and Roza nee Kuczynska, married couple Spurgat, residing in Garzwiny, and single woman Anna Bersz (aka Ber), 22 years old, daughter of Frydryk and Karolina nee Gudat, married couple Bersz (aka Ber), homeworkers, residing by her parents in Dydwiże. This marriage was preceded by three banns, which took place at our church on May 7; 14; and 21 of the current year [recorded] in the new way, nobody opposed the marriage. The newly-married couple said that they did not make any agreement before their marriage. This document was read to those having presented themselves, who did not know how to read or write, and then it was signed only by us.                                                                                         O. Brueggeman                                                          Pastor

 Notes: From other sources the author knows that his first name was David and the O. most likely should have been translated as a D. (2) A reference to a parent who is deceased is usually found  in a marriage record of this type.[i]

 [1] Consultation, Jonathan Shea, 1 August 2008.


About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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