Friedrich Salewski

Fr. Salewski


Copyright: Sabine Grabowski

Friedrich Salewski was the husband of Katharina Salewski. Their gravestones are not directly next to each other, but not far away from each other, on the left part of the cemetery. Both gravestones are rather simple designed, rounded and show beside the initials of the first name only the last name and the year of death. They are the only ones in the cemetery in Klein Pasken that are designed this way.

Friedrich and Katharina Salewski signed a contract of sale with Samuel Salewski in 1852, but he kept owing them at least a part of the purchase price. The debt was recorded in the land register [1] and was not cancelled until 1886 along with the Ausgedinge [2] for Frederick and Katharina.[3] By that time, the two had been dead for eighteen and eight years, respectively. Katharina died on September 22, 1878,[4] ten years after Frederick’s death. Whether Samuel Salewski was a son of the two or belonged to another family cannot be reconstructed today. There were several families with this surname in the village.[5] A Salewski family was first recorded in Klein Pasken in 1787 [6], people with this name lived in the village continuously until 1945.[7]

[1] Cf. land records of the Johannisburg District Court, Archiwum Państwowe w Olsztynie (APO) 295/2778, sheets 9f.

[2] When a farm was passed on to the next generation, the Ausgedinge or Altenteil was the old-age provision of the previous owners, cf. Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch Online, entry Altenteil: <> (last accessed 20/07/2021).

[3] Cf. APO 295/2778, sheet 18.

[4] Cf. Sterbeverzeichniss [sic], Standesamt zu Gehsen, APO 42/1745/1, <>, (last accessed 27 Feb. 2021), sheets 22f.

[5] For example, Catharina Salewski, née Schuckna, with her children Wilhelmine and Adam, and the married couple Gottlieb and Caroline Salewski, née Dobinnus, also with a daughter named Wilhelmine, cf. APO 295/2778, sheets 1 – 3.

[6] Cf. APO 295/2776, Actum Klein Pasken d. 16ten April 1787, no page given.

[7] Cf. Lastenausgleichsakten Friedrich Salewski, Bundesarchiv Lastenausgleichsarchiv (BA LAA), ZLA 1/15658324.