family group in front of a manor house in Dąbrowa-Bybytki Włodków, interwar years; Agricultural Museum Collection Fr. K. Kluk in Ciechanowec
Agricultural Museum fr. Krzysztof Kluk in Ciechanowiec published for the second time a work entitled: “Historical Notes” (Volume I) “History of the Extermination of the Polish Nobility in the Southwestern Białystok in 1939-1944” (Ciechanowiec 2021, scholarly preparation by Eryk Kotkowicz, Norbert Dariusz Tomaszewski) by Józef Włodek.
Józef Włodek (1918–1988), son of Stanisław Tomasz and Janina née Kozicki, m. Agronomist (SGGW), Associate Professor (PhD in 1965), long-term employee of the Pomology Institute in Skiernivtsi, came from Dąbrowa-Bybytki District (Wysokie Mazowieckie District).
The author devoted almost all his life after the war, apart from his professional scientific work, collecting data on the history of former landowners. area during World War II and both professions. He deposited dozens or more bound volumes of monographs and memoirs in Fr. Krzysztof Kluk in Ciechanowec, published in print respectively after a prior critical analysis. The first edition of “Dziejów zagłady …” was published in 2005. Since then, research on the history of the gentry has developed, also (perhaps mainly) in regional centres, so the current edition has been supplemented, corrected and equipped with a more detailed scientific apparatus. This book, from the moment of its initial printing, has enjoyed tireless interest. It is a resource for both professional researchers and readers looking for local/regional historical content from the Masovian-Podlasie frontier.
Włodekowie from the Podlasie line – Lesser Poland
Włodek family, coat of arms of Sulima, from Podlasie, probably from the village of Włodki (Repki Commune of the Sokołów poviat). Tadeusz and Dorota Włodków née Krasnodębski lived with a large family in the settlement of Podlasie, but not too far, ie in Wojewódki Górne (Bilani municipality). This is where their son, Walnut Faustin and Woodick (1776-1839) was born and departed for the world (he had many siblings, so he could not count on inheriting the land). He must have had the ability and potential, since he graduated in law at the University of Krakow, and took root in the famous Wieliczka near Krakow.
There, at first he married Elżbieta Tomkiewicz, née Witowska, the widow of the city’s mayor, and for the second time married Anastazja née Chościak-Popiel, who brought him the Znakecz family property. Walnty became mayor of Wieliczka (sometimes said: chief) and is remembered and honored there for the performance of local government duties.
The third useful fact in the development of the Włodek family from the Lesser Poland line was the marriage of Walnty’s son, Roman Włodek (1819-1879), an Austrian State Councilor and later a social activist, to Emilia Szuyska, who came from the Knyazi family. I brought him to Dąbrowica (Bochnia county) where the Włodek family from Małopolska stayed until the end. Roman and Amelia were followed by three sons: Ludwick (1851-1855), Zdzislaw Roman and Boleslaw Arnold.
Zdzisław Roman Włodek (1853-1928), member of the Galician Sejm in Lviv, conservative politician and member of many social, economic and political associations, married wealthy Albina née Goetz-Okocimski (1860-1937), daughter of Jan Ewangelsta, landlord and brewery in Ocosem. Among their many children, there was also their son Jan Zieslau (1885-1940), an agronomist, A. Jagiellonian University, Host in Dąbrowica, Legion and Diplomat. He married his cousin, Zofia née Goetz-Okocimska, with whom he had two children: Zofia (1925-2018), a historian of philosophy, and Jean Marianne (1924-2012), an aquarist and biologist. The two professorships did not start their family, but they were interested in the past and the future, and during their lives decided to create an institution, the purpose of which, among other things, was educational assistance to the younger generation and supporting activities related to historical research and the memory of the Polish nobility.
a. Jan Marian Włodek, who deals with family history, has collected material relating – as far as possible – to all members of the widely branched Włodek family. Hence, in his legacy there are studies devoted to the Podlasie family series and various branches of Mazovia and beyond.
Jan M. Woodk, when publishing family biographies in the Dictionary of “Polish Landowners in the Twentieth Century” (IH PAN) or in post-conference publications of the Mazovian Nobility Museum in Ciechanów, indicated that there were at least several lines or branches of the family (19th centuries). twenty), whose seats and estates were located in different parts of the country.
In Nużewko (Ciechanów County), the landowner, and in Leków, the tenant was Józef Włodek (1848-1921), son of Hipolit Roch (1799-1872), Major WP, owner of Niestumie (Ciechanów County), and Franciszki née Goska. It seems that a similar activity was typical of almost all residents of Włodek, because his son, also Józef Włodek (1891-1944), became head of the Grudziądz and president of the Pomeranian Towns Association. It may be assumed that the roots are the same, but for the sake of order it should be noted that in the sources you can find Włodek from Niezumie and Nużewo, using the Prawdzice logo.
Stanislaw Adam Wodick (1873-1922) was a farmer in Przyskie (Jasilsky District), and was the son of Schosny, a rebel of 1863, of Ko (a) Buck and Trzesenica in Polissy.
Kułaki and Bybytki – Legacy of Podlasie Ludík
The author of the book on the extermination of the royal gentry relates to the history of Voivodeship Josef Lodke (1831-1900), owner of Przeździecko Jachy and Przeździecko Pierzchała in Corby (Ostrołęka region), then Bybytek, who was the son of Piotr (1784-1856), owner of these Voivods in Silesia Upper and the village of Rytele Olechny (Sokołów District), Antonina née Dibrovsky. Wojciech Józef is doc’s grandfather. Józef Włodek, who sold Jachy, bought Kułaki near Ciechanowec. Except that they were outside the kingdom of Congress, the purchase was illegal under the repressive law against the Poles at the time. Therefore, he had to forcibly sell these goods to the invader, and in 1898 he bought Bybytki, already within the borders of the kingdom.
The next number one in the generational relay race was Stanisław Tomasz Woodc (1873-1930), engineer. Farmer, member of the Legislative Chamber of Deputies (1919) of the Second Polish Republic, owner of the estates of Dąbrowa-Bybytki (Wysokie Mazowieckie district) and Kułaków (Belsko-Podlaski district). After several years of judicial proceedings, he was able to recover part of Kułak, which he had to reorganize after the Russian economy. He approached farming with knowledge and skills, raised cattle and grain, and apprentices eagerly arrived at the well-managed estates. Stanislav T. Włodek was involved in social activities, politically associated with the National Democratic Party, and welcomed Jan Harosevic, Jan Zazoska and Roman Dimowski into his home. From his marriage to Janina née Kozycki (1897-1983, 2° Stanisławowa Pac-Pomarnacka), daughter of Stefan and Teresa née Godliuska, he had three children: Maria (1925-2017), Warsaw rebel 1944 (Mokoto), prisoner of German camps, wife Jerzy Krzyżanowski, a member of the ZWZ-AK; Stanislaw (1919-1990) and Joseph (1918-1988) grew up in his hometown of Bepetky, agronomist, and author of the republished book.
Great intellectual legacy from the Włodek family: they were fortunate to own the Dąbrowica in Małopolska and with Bybytek in Podlasie. Both, though each in different scope and circumstances, constitute today the good of national culture and are of great importance for continuing research into the history of the nobility, specific individuals and entire families. The first – Lesser Poland, became the nucleus of Zofia and Jan Włodków, while the other – under the auspices of the Agricultural Museum in Ciechanowec, serves the community in the form of successive volumes, printed publication.
About the publication series under the joint title “Historical Notes”, including the second edition of the book “The Holocaust of the Polish Gentry in the Southwest of Bialystok in 1939-1944” by Joseph Ludick, as well as about Prof. Kazimierz Rogoyski (1870-1940) of Szepietowo Podleśne County (Wysokie Mazowieckie District), a prominent landowner and socio-economic activist, Program Notable: Marlena Brzozowska and Eryk Kotkowicz, historians from the Department of History Fr. Krzysztof Kluk in Ciechanowec.