Previously published in PGS-CA Bulletin (January 2013)

Radomyśl Wielki Translated from the Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1902)
by Helen Bienick

Radomyśl, now known as Radomyśl Wielki (large), was once a small town in the county of Mielec, situated on a flat plain 205 meters above sea level between the Wisła River and the river Wisłoka. It lies at 38º53’ longitude and 50º10’ latitude on the Fero line. A stream flows in the vicinity of the town and joins another stream called Partynia, which eventually empties into the river Bren. The road leading out of town heads south to Czarna. A road runs to the station along the Archduke Karl Ludwig Railroad Line 16 kilometers distant. Other roads lead to Mielec 15 kilometers northeast, and to Dąbrowa, 21 kilometers in a straight line west.

The soil is a mix of clay and sand. There were forests of conifer trees to the north, west and southeast. The buildings in town were mostly in the style of small wooden manor houses. In the late 1800s there were 484 houses and 3,141 inhabitants, of whom 1,468 were Roman Catholics and 1,670 were Jews.

The large folwark (farmstead) was the property of M. and R. Gulwirth and consisted of two buildings and 27 inhabitants. The second farmstead at Wólka Plebańska had 18 houses and 78 inhabitants. Both farmsteads covered 633 morgen [1] of farmland and 42 meadows; an additional 140 morgen were pastureland. The town covered an expanse of 5,000 morgen of land. Of this, 152 morgen was pastureland valued at 2,000 złoty, and 19 morgen of forests which netted an income of 1,800 złoty per year.

Radomyśl had a Roman Catholic church and parish, a county court house, a post office, a four-classroom school, and a water mill. The court served 43 districts and 33 estates, which numbered 6,416 houses, 33,220 inhabitants representing 29,358 Roman Catholics, 19 Greek Catholics, 519 Protestants. Of these, 3,324 were Jews, 32,495 Poles, 650 Germans, 9 Russians and two “foreigners”. The inhabitants were engaged in farming and the making of pottery. The town had two doctors, a pharmacy and several Jewish stores. Market days and trade fairs were held twice a year and featured the sale of cattle, swine, linen and cloth, and corn and grains.

The town was founded in 1581 by Mikołaj Firlej, the castellan of Biecz, on land that was called Ruda and Dolczy, which was the property of his wife from the noble family Ligięza, given to them by King Stefan Batory who reigned from 1575-1586. The inhabitants were granted freedom from paying taxes for four years. The parish was formed in 1599. At the request of Mikołaj Firlej in 1631, permission was granted to hold market and fair days on designated Mondays, the feast day of St. Lawrence (Wawrzyniec), and on All Saints Day. In 1646 Mikołaj Firlej financed the construction of a wooden church named in honor of St. Nicholas (Mikołaj), and the Visitation of the Blessed Lady. It was dedicated in 1740 by Bishop Michal Kunicki. At this time, Radomyśl was the property of the noble house of Wodzicki from Granowa.

After the church was destroyed by fire, Eliasz Wodzicki built a new brick edifice, which was blessed by Bishop Florian Janowski and was named in honor of the Transfiguration. Besides this church, there was a small wooden church (St. Stanislaus) that was replaced with a brick chapel in 1851. There were two more brick chapels built in the 1800s. A wooden church, also named for the Transfiguration, was erected in 1783 in Wólka Plebańska. In 1873, it was replaced by another to commemorate the cholera epidemic which devastated Poland.

The parish belongs to the diocese of Tarnów, deanery of Radomyśl, and includes the villages of Bresów, Wólka Dulecka, Dulcza Mała (small) and Małec. Radomyśl borders on the south of Wólka Dulecka, on the west with Podlesie, Dulcza Wielka and Mała, Partynia on the north, and Ruda in the east.

[1] One morgen/mg. = ~2.116 acres.


Surnames from Radomyśl 1850-1879 Film #2,004,900, Compiled by John Dudek
Adamszek
Artfinski
Augustyn
Babulowna
Bajorek
Balaryn
Bardik
Barnasz
Bartnik
Bartog
Bednarz
Bielat
Bierzmowicz
Bierzniski
Bies
Bleck
Bloch
Bobez
Bobrowski
Boczkowa
Bohm
Bolarin
Borent
Borucki
Brioslek
Brzesko
Budzinski
Bydronka
Bzudry
Cerwiec
Chalupski
Chmura
Chodorowska
Chrzan
Chumaj
Chutnik
Cielak
Cieskawice
Cieslak
Cieslo
Cuchanski
Cucharski
Curek
Cwiek
Cwik
Cywa
Czerwiec
Czeslewiec
Czutkowski
Czyzanaka
Dabrowski
Dawia
Debrowski
Dobrowolski
Dobrowski
Drabikowski
Drag
Dragoner
Drasiakna
Dudek
Dudkow
Dybrowski
Dyda
Filipecki
Filipowicz
Fonarow
Forsetek
Gabiowska
Gadek
Gagan
Gancarski
Ganiarski
Garczyca
Gardulski
Garnaszowski
Gawdulski
Gedrusiak
Gilniewski
Golbionka
Golec
Gonkiewicz
Gorczyla
Gorczyna
Grabkowski
Grosz
Gruda
Grzaczonka
Grziek
Gutoroska
Gutowski
Gyska
Harast
Heller
Humaj
Jakubowska
Januszek
Jardz
Jaremszewicz
Jarosz
Jarwicz
Jasacz
Jasiewski
Jaszcz
Jaszowski
Jaszoz
Jecek
Jedrusiak
Jerz
Kalicionka
Kalita
Kalitowicz
Kaminski
Karos
Kawelerska
Kelan
Kendler
Kichan
Kielinski
Kies
Kijowski
Kippa
Kiras
Klabusch
Klaus
Kofs
Kokoszka
Kokowczonka
Kolankowski
Kolek
Komorowski
Konice
Konicz
Koniec
Konnel
Konopka
Kopecki
Kopka
Kos
Kostakiewicz
Kosturkiewicz
Kostur
Kosturski
Kotkow
Kowalski
Kozabski
Kozicka
Krol
Krupszronka
Krychow
Krysakowski
Kubas
Kubek
Kucharski
Kuciarska
Kujawski
Kula
Kumorowski
Kuras
Kurdzal
Kus
Kuzarka
Kuzdrat
Kuzdzal
Kwas
Kwiecien
Labuka
Lanuszak
Leger
Lesniow
Lesniowski
Lochaski
Lomczak
Mach
Machnik
Maczewski
Madej
Madura
Maj
Majka
Malinowski
Marczyk
Martowski
Martwinska
Maskalewicz
Mazur
Mazurkiewicz
Michalecki
Mierzwowiec
Migdas
Mika
Moskal
Moskalewicz
Moslowski
Mozdzierz
Muloscz
Mulowski
Murweist
Muszoka
Niedbata
Niemiec
Nisiotkowski
Niziemiecki
Niziol
Nowak
Obach
Olchewska
Olinski
Osora
Ostrowski
Paczek
Pantera
Pebrzinski
Pekala
Piczynsko
Pieczonka
Pieczynski
Pierzynski
Pietczyka
Pietczynski
Pietrzycki
Pilczynski
Pilznieska
Pilzninski
Pitrowski
Piwonski
Pocharska
Poczak
Podgorski
Polanin
Poltze
Polzer
Popka
Pryga
Puchowiecz
Pyska
Radler
Reib
Rogal
Rogala
Rogowski
Romanski
Rosalska
Rozanska
Rudski
Rugal
Rus
Rusin
Rusinowski
Rybionka
Rydzonka
Rys
Rzeszusinska
Sabaj
Schab
Schabski
Scharek
Schat
Schleiber
Schmidt
Schott
Schwod
Sczador
Sczepankiewicz
Setlakowna
Sewula
Skaza
Skomicki
Skopionka
Skora
Skotniecki
Skowron
Slawinski
Sleiber
Slowinski
Sluz
Slyber
Smiatacz
Smilacz
Smoczynski
Sochacki
Sochanski
Sokolnicka
Sokotowski
Solarski
Spakiewski
Stadulski
Stanikowski
Staniszewski
Stankiewicz
Starsinska
Stawinski
Stodulski
Stolarska
Stowierski
Stowinski
Strycharz
Stryczynski
Stzyczek
Suchy
Sutcosz
Sutkowski
Swiatkowska
Sybowski
Szabski
Szacik
Szapski
Szarek
Szczepankiewicz
Szkorniski
Szkosnicki
Szlaiber
Szleiber
Szot
Sztark
Szubel
Szwek
Tarnowski
Tedrusiak
Toporek
Trawa
Trybulec
Tryga
Trzeniecka
Tylowna
Tyzlinski
Waclawski
Wadowice
Wajda
Walas
Wasitowski
Wasowicz
Wastawski
Waterzonka
Watroba
Watycha
Wdorski
Werenski
Wesotowski
Wicjak
Wiejakowna
Wilk
Witkowski
Wojcik
Wolak
Wolakowski
Wolanin
Wolankowski
Wolaski
Wolinski
Woltal
Worenska
Wotroba
Woyda
Woydowicz
Woyla
Wrobel
Wroniewski
Wyckowna
Wytacek
Zarysta
Zgorski
Zielinski
Ziemon
Zubrzycka
Zwalek
Zyga
Zylniok

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