I found Judy Knudson through James Peterson
(whom I have lost touch with) a few years ago.
She has provided me with info on Martin's side,
but there is still (to my mind) much confusion
regarding the common ancestor of your Martin and
I have a copy of the church record for the birth of your
Martin Jakubowski on October 8, 1857 in the village
of Runowo, Rogasen Parish in Oberniki. He was born
to Andreas Jakubowski and Ewa Nowak. Witnesses were
Stanislaus Nowak and Felicyana___________?
I have a copy of the church record for the marriage of
Andreas (age 33) of Runowo and Ewa (age 36) of Dabrowska
in February of 1853 in the village of Dabrowska.
It shows that Andreas is the son of Thomas and Felicianna
Jakubowski and Ewa is the daughter of Bartholomeus and
Agneti (Agnes) Nowak of Dabrowska.
My great-grandfather was born in Tarnowo on November 12, 1857. The church records shows his father as Marcin (Martin) Jakubowski and mother as Ludwica Srocka.
Joseph's death in Wausau in 1936 shows his father
as Martin and mother unknown.
I have been trying for over a year to find the
birth record for Joseph's father Martin to learn
who HIS father is. I still have not found that
record but am going to continue to research. I
want to find evidence of a common ancestor.
Because there is conflicting information on
records, I need some time before I accept that
Joseph and Martin are brothers. There is
certainly some connection because they repeatedly
stood up for the baptisms of their children.
It is hard to deny what is written in a family
bible. Would you be willing to photo copy that
info for me? I would, of course, reimburse you
for copy and mailing expense.