Antonina Kołodziej

Brief Life History of Antonina

When Antonina Kołodziej was born in 1860, in Poland, her father, Ignacy Kołodziej, was 23 and her mother, Maryanna Skałecka, was 22. She married Michał Sieradzki on 26 January 1879, in Lublin, Lublin, Poland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 31 December 1915, in Lublin, Lublin, Poland, at the age of 55.

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Michał Sieradzki
Antonina Kołodziej
Marriage: 26 January 1879
Helena Sieradzka
Józefa Sieradzka
Feliksa Sieradzka
Maryanna Sieradzka
Jan Sieradzki

Sources (10)

  • Antonina Kołodziej in entry for Antoni Wójcik and Maryanna Sieradzka, "Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964"
  • Antonina Kołodziej in entry for Jan Sieradzki, "Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964"
  • Antonina Kołodziej in entry for Józef Krzywicki and Feliksa Sieradzka, "Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964"

World Events (5)

1863 · January Uprising

The Polish citizens of the Russian Partition launched an insurrection against the Russian Empire on January 22, 1863. The inciting event of the rebellion was the proposal of a draft to force young Polish activists to serve twenty years in the Imperial Russian Army. Although the protest began with primarily with the youth, they were eventually joined by high-ranking officers and political members. Unfortunately for the Poles, they were disorganized and quickly outnumbered. The Russian Empire carried out retaliation in the form of deportations and public executions. The Poles were soundly defeated, suffering between 10,000 to 20,000 casualties.


Russia attempts to eradicate Polish culture, making Russian the official language of the Russian partition. Prussia does the same in their portion of Poland, attempting to Germanicize Poles. Under the Austrian partition, Galician Poles are allowed to retain some autonomy.

1881 · Great Synagogue

Located in Łódź, Poland, the Great Synagogue of Łódź was built in 1881. Adolf Wolff designed the layout. Referred to as The Temple, it served the reformed congregation for many years. Unfortunately, the synagogue was burned and destroyed by Germans in 1939.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Polish Tadeusz, Irena, Ireneusz, Zosia, Andrzej, Boguslaw, Casimir, Czeslawa, Dariusz, Eugeniusz, Feliks, Genowefa.

Polish (Kołodziej): occupational name for a wheelwright, kołodziej.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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