I am continuing my efforts to retrieve/extract the Jewish records from the Catholic parish of Biechow during the years when the Catholic Church was ordered to act the civil registration authority. My previous postings were for the years 1810-1817. inclusive.
These are the Jewish Births from 1818 in Biechow parish. Ergo, this posting brings us upto: 1810-1818 inclusive. The prior post is here .
Year: 1818 Priest: Jozef Parzelski Gmina: Biechow Powiat: Stopnica Departement: Krakow 85 Total Births
Record #3 Date: 1/1/1818
Father: Mosiek Merzdal, Handlarz, Age 28, Wojcza House #50
Mother: Sorli z Lewkow, age 24
Baby: boy Herczyk
Witnesses: Jaska Jaskowicz, pakiarz, age 42 Wojcza & Moska Szymolewicz, kaczmarz, <no age>, Biechow
Record #12 Date: 2/1/1818
Father: Jasek Jaskowicz, Pakiarz, Age 42, Wojcza House #2
Mother: Estera z Nutow, age 36
Baby: girl Ruskla
Witnesses: Moska Golbarka, Arendarz, age 34 Wojcza & Moska Szymolewicz, szynkarz, <no age>, Biechow
Record #15 Date: 2/14/1818
Father: Mosiek Szymolewicz, Szynkasz, Age 36, Biechow Biechow Inn #77
Mother: Setla z Slorkow, age 36
Baby: girl Esterka
Witnesses: Moska Golbarka, arendarz, age 34 Wojcza & Simela Komnan, kaczmarzek, 56, Jastrzebica (parish Stopnica)
So we have 3 births in 1818 out of 84 total births, which is 3.6% of birth population. Also note that Mosiek Szymolewicz was in all three records with no age given in the first two records where he was a witness, finally we get his age as the father in the third birth record. Also note the visiting witness from Jastrzebica village which is identified as being in the Stopnica parish.
As usual, I give the JRI permission to use these Jewish records in their databases [if they ever get around to visiting my blog].
I can quickly pick out the Jewish records out as they hand-write their names in Hebrew script. It is possible that my using this method may cause me to miss a Jewish record if the record was not signed with Hebrew [although let me hasten to add that very few records are signed, maybe another 4-5 beyond the Hebrew signatures and most of those other signatures I recognize as Catholic families that I have in my family tree.]