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List of Families Who Moved to Wieliczka for Temporary Work in the Mine 1867-1926

Wieliczka, the site of the oldest salt mine in Poland, dating from the 14thcentury, became one of the main mining centers in Poland. It has always attracted newcomers looking for means of earning a living. Most often these were peasants or peasant-laborers from the surrounding ares and counties. But echoes of the mining work there were heard in more and more distant corners of the country, and abroad. Men were employed there beginning at age 16. Quite a few of them worked as long as 45 years under the earth. The
miners were divided into seasonal, full time, and "renowned" [renomowany] workers. The brotherhood of miners made contacts with other mines, mainly due to the network of railroads in that district. Mines in Czech and Galician fields made temporary agreements for the exchange of miners. This was a rather marginal phenomenon; nonetheless, there did exist a transfer of mine workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

While I was at the Diocesan Archive in Krakow, I came across birth registers of so called "temporary" inhabitants in Wieliczka. I decided to write down only the surnames of the fathers of families and the names of the localities they came from.

The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Clement in Wieliczka, established in the 11th century, included the following localities as of 1880: Bogucice, Bugaj, Choragwica, Czarnochowice, Gorzkow, Grabowki, Grajow, Janowice, Kokotow, Kozmice Dolne, Kozmice Wielkie, Krzyszkowice, Lednica Dolna, Lednica Gorna, Mala Wies, Mietniow, Pawlikowice, Raciborsko, Roznowa, Siercza, Sledziejowice, Stromiany, Sulkow, Sygneczow, Taszyce, and Zabawa.

In practice I have often had projects in which all trace of ancestors suddenly broke off. If this list allows just one of Rodziny's readers to identify a family which he or she could not find until now, that will be a
source of great satisfaction for me.

Note: names of localities and parishes are copied as they appear in the original records. Not all provided full data. I have deleted names that appeared repeatedly.

List of Temporary Inhabitants

head of family's full name - year of child's birth - place of origin (with parish, if given)

Tomasz Bednarczyk - 1879 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Tomasz Bednarczyk - 1883 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Marcin Biegon - 1885 - Dziekanowice
Wojciech Bosak - 1872 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Karol Buchala - 1872 - Biezanow
Piotr Chwajo - 1880 - Biezanow
Wojciech Chwaza - 1902 - Biezanow
Kacper Ciaston - 1868 - Przebieczany, parish Biskupice
Jakub Czaplak - 1867 - Zakrzew, parish Bodzanow
Wincenty Czyzewski - 1877 - Pedzichow, district of Krakow
Tomasz Czyszczon - 1885 - Pyzowka, parish Klikuszowice
Jan Debowski - 1875 - Jankowka, parish Dziekanowice
Wladyslaw Dziedzic - 1926 - Golkowice
Stanislaw Dziewinski - 1911 - Szczucin
Ilko Fedus - 1894 - Biskupice
Jakub Fornal - 1867 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Andrzej Gasiorowski - 1903 - Biskupice
Blazej Gastol - 1871 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Alexander Gerstman - 1914 - Myslenice
Jakub Gibala - 1873 - Rybitwy, parish Biezanow
Jozef Halota - 1918 - Gierczyce, parish Chelm
Jozef Harlabus - 1875 - Raciborsko, parish Dziekanowice
Gustaw Hoffman - 1903 - Frysztak
Marcin Janus - 1881 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Franciszek Jastrzebski - 1880 - Prokocim
Mikolaj Juszczyk - 1876 - Zablocie, parish Biskupice
Stanislaw Kaminski - 1904 - Kalusz, Eastern Galicia
Jan Kawa - 1916 - Niegowice, h. no. 4
Jan Konik - 1878 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Jan Kordula - 1896 - Sieraków
Wawrzyniec Kosak - 1881 - Biezanow
Franciszek Kostecki - 1883 - Biskupice
Antoni Kot - 1871 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Marcin Krawczynski - 1878 - Tymbark
Maximilian Krudowski - 1904 - Krakow, parish St. Nicholas
Joachim Krzemyk - 1882 - Przywoz, parish Biezanow
Jozef Kubacki - 1879 - Kobylec, parish Biezanow
Michal Kuczaj - 1880 - Bodzanow
Stanislaw Kupiec - 1914 - Kossociec, parish Barycz
Boleslaw Kyczynski - 1888 - Brzezie
Jozef Lachwau - 1903 - Opawa, parish. Holy Spirit
Konstanty Lenda - 1870 - Przywoz, parish Biezanow
Jozef Malarczyk - 1881 -Przywoz, parish Biezanow
Jan Manik - 1871 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Wojciech Mikurda - 1867 - Przewoz, parish Biezanow
Jozef Nowak - 1920 - Nadworna/Lanczyn
Wojciech Obidowicz - 1902 - Biezanów
Jan Ochonski - 1883 - Biskupice
Jozef Okon - 1883 - Przywoz, parish Biezanow
Jan Pajdak - 1874 - Przebieczany, parish Biskupin
Karol Paszkiewicz - 1886 - Krakow, parish St. Peter's
Jozef Piatkowski - 1911 - Jordanow
Sebastian Pieprzyca - 1877 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Wojciech Pietras - 1882 - Prokocim
Mateusz Pietrowicz - 1869 - Przebieczany, parish Biskupice
Józef Piskorz - 1916 - Soboniowice
Mikolaj Plachcinski - 1904 - Swiatniki Gorne
Sebastian Polec - 1911 - Krakow, parish St. Lazarus
Boleslaw Prorok - 1909 - Leopolis, parish St. Martin's
Jan Raczka - 1868 - Rzaka, parish Biezanow
Jan Razowski - 1904 - Matyrynek, parish Podgorze
Jan Rybka - 1902 - Przewoz, parish Biezanów
Antoni Rzeszut - 1885 - Tomaszkiewice, parish Biskupice
Wawrzyniec Salawa - 1889 - Czarnociny
Franciszek Samulski - 1902 - Myslenice
Walenty Sikora - 1882 - Rzaka, parish Biezanow
Tomasz Slusarek - 1877 - Bodzanow
Sebastian Sroka - 1895 - Szczurow, parish Grabie
Mateusz Swiader - 1874 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Jan Szabelski - 1877 - Prokocim
Stanislaw Szelag - 1874 - Wegrzyce , parish Bodzanow
Jozef Szewczyk - 1874 - Pasternik, parish Grabie
Jozef Szklarz - 1903 - Badkow
Szymon Szwed - 1890 - Przebieczany, parish Biskupice
Wojciech Szydlak - 1880 - Wegrzyce, parish Bodzanow
Jacek Tapcula - 1894 - Tomaszkowice, parish Biskupice
Marcin Tracz - 1884 - Tomaszkowice, parish Biskupice
Stanislaw Turek - 1909 - Limanowa
Wojciech Urban - 1897 - Jodlowa
Tomasz Wejslik - 1903 - Biezanow
Wienczyslaw Wilczkiewicz - 1909 - Oderberg, Prussia
Kazimierz Wilk - 1879 - Przywoz, parish Biezanow
Jozef Wlodarczyk - 1881 - Rybitwy, parish Biezanow
Jan Wozniak - 1889 - Janowka, parish Dziekanowice
Wincenty Wysocki - 1916 - Stanislawow
Mieczyslaw Wyszynski - 1918 - Krakow, parish St. Stephen's
Andrzej Zak - 1905 - Czechowka, parish Zakliczyn

Iwona Dakiniewicz, Łódź, Poland genealogy@pro.onet.pl

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