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Kochan and Mokowo, Poland

Bryon 9 | 17  
24 Mar 2008 /  #1

Has anyone every heard of Kochan, Poland.
I'm trying to locate the origins of my family, and found this location listed on U.S. immigration papers for a relative in the 1920's.

I can't find anything on google.
Does anyone have any ideas?


przemek79 - | 12  
24 Mar 2008 /  #2 look here...

Czerwony Lis 1 | 33  
26 Mar 2008 /  #3
Kohan does not show up on a mapping search engine.

Please double check the name of place and origin of the relative it may be a germanize version. Just a guess.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
15 Apr 2008 /  #4
Try Kochany (as a place-name) and Kochan as a surnmame. Kohan is a phonetic respelling designed to retain the proper procnunciaton. Otherwise English speakers would Anglo-mangle it into something like Cutchen.
isthatu2 4 | 2,704  
15 Apr 2008 /  #5
Has anyone every heard of Kohan, Poland

Could it be an old shtetl? being as Kohan is a distinctly Yiddish sounding name? If so,well,maybe it just isnt there anymore.
OP Bryon 9 | 17  
23 May 2008 /  #6
Thread attached on merging:
Kohan, Russia, Poland???

I've posted on here before in regards to my family history, and everyone has been very helpful. I've found some info which I think is leading me in the right direction, and am hoping someone can clarify this for me.

I now have some citizenship papers for my grandfathers brother. The paper states that he was born in Kohan, Russia, Poland. It states that he must not remain loyal to the Republic of Poland. These papers are from around 1920.

Does anyone known where this area may be?
I have been trying for a long time to determine where in Poland my family is from, and think this may be the only solid lead I will find.

Thanks for any help.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
24 May 2008 /  #7
There are at least two localities called Kochany (Darlingville, Loveton, Belovedville?) in Poladn. One is in Masovia (Mazowsze) near the town of Stocuzek £ukowski the other in Sub-Carpathia (Podkarpackie) north of the industrial city of Stalowa Wola.

There are also at least two localtieis in Russia called Коханы (Kochany) and in today's Ukraine one Кохан (Kochan) and one Коханoе (Kochanoye).
OP Bryon 9 | 17  
24 May 2008 /  #8
Thanks for the info. I did a little reading on the towns you mentioned. I just need to find a way to find out if one of these places is where my family is from.

Btw, is the name Fabiszewski fairly common? I came across it a few times while looking into this.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
29 May 2008 /  #9
There are more than 1,800 Fabiszewskis in Poland, the principal concentrations being in the Mazowsze and Kujawy regions. Apologies for the typo in the previous post which should have read: Stoczek £ukowski
OP Bryon 9 | 17  
29 May 2008 /  #10
Thanks for all your help Polonius.

Dorothy Pace - | 2  
6 Jun 2008 /  #11
Do you mean Konin? Dorothy pace
Does anyone know where Rosch (possible spelling Rusch) is?
It is in Konin County I believe somewhere in the triangle between Poznan and Konin to the east and Katowice to the south. Had family there in 19th century. Dorothy pace
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
6 Jun 2008 /  #12
Rusch and Rosch are German spellingns. The Polish woudl be Rusz or Rosz, but none such localities exist in today's Poland. There are some that start with those syllables such as Roszki and Ruszków.
Dorothy Pace - | 2  
6 Jun 2008 /  #13
Thank you Polonius3. The family statements go back and forth stating they are German, then Polish, then Russian. Dorothy Pace

Family records speak of baptism in Wladyslawoski Church in Rusch, Poland 1894. I think it might be in current day Roszki Poland, Konin County. It was probably German Lutheran. Records had church seal of the Protestant-Augsb. Community at Konin 1826. Also looking for Eastern Cemetry in Rosch (Roszki?) Poland. Any thoughts? Dorothy pace
OP Bryon 9 | 17  
24 Jun 2009 /  #14
Jun 24, 09, 18:10 - Thread attached on merging:
Mokowo or Kochon village info

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I visited the forum here, and I think I've made significant progress on finding my family origins. I still need some help though.

I know nothing about my great-grandparents, who immigrated to the U.S. about 100 years ago, but recently I was able to find where they are buried, as well as a ship passenger list that contains my great-grandmothers and some of her childrens names.

Her name was Pelagia Fabiszewska and the list states she came from Mokowo Poland.
I have also found a document from one of her children stating he (his name was Stanislaw) was from Kochon.
According to a 1920 census, as well as the church where he is buried, my great-grandfather's name was Alexander Fabiszewski, though he may have also been known as Marien.

I've learned this so far: Mokowo and Kochon are both small villages located in the municipality of Gmina Dobrzyn nad Wisla, which is located in Lipno County, in the voivodeship (state) of Kuyavian-Pomeranian, in north-central Poland.

I am thrilled I've been able to find the names of these villages, as I've been trying to find this information for several years. My question is, where do I go from here???

I really want to find some info within these towns to solidify that the info I have is correct. Can anyone help me contact the local government of church to try to find some record of my family? I checked out some local websites but they are in Polish, so I couldn't read them.

Any help would be great! I'm visiting Krakow in a week, and if I can be sure my family came from Mokowo of Kochon I would like to visit these towns while I'm there.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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