Rymut, Kazimierz, GNATOWSKI nazwisko w Polsce:
(GNATOWSKI surname in Poland)

Entries in:

Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich,

(Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavic Countries)

F. Sulimierskiego, B. Chlebowskiego, J. Krzywickiego and W. Walewskiego,

Warszawa 1880-1902, volumes 1-15

Slownik Geograficzny

1st Polish Light Cavalry Regiment of the Imperial Guard

Property: Madame Wanda Gnatowska, Warsaw

Jan Gnatowski

Born 17 June 1780 in Minsk, son of Ignacy and Angelica (Kosow) Gnatowski. 11 October 1807 horseman of the 7th company; 25 December 1807 brigadier of the 8th company; 01 January 1808 cavalry sergeant; 01 September 1809 cavalry master sergeant; 05 April 1809 second lieutenant; 15 March 1810 he received 500 francs; 17 February 1811 ordered to be lieutenant of the 1st regiment of the Visula Ulans, he refused this service; 06 April 1811 ordered as captain of the 8th regiment of the Lancers of the Vistula, and took the service on 04 May 1811; 1812-1813 captain of uniform manufacture in Sedan, he was a member of the second Saxon company; 15 November 1813 transferred to the Main Headquarters of the Great Army; 01 April 1814 appointed chief of the squadron.

He was given the Knight's Cross of the Legion of Honor (no. 45120) on 17 January 1814.


On the basis of:

Jadwiga Gnatowska


She was born on January 17th, 1917 in Skajboty (district Barczewo) in a farmer's family. She was a scout activist in Warmia. Daughter of Jan. She graduated from a Polish school in Skajboty. Later she attended a six-month kindergarten teacher education in Warsaw and another one like it at the Peoples University in Dalki, district Gniezno. In the following years she attended scout training and librarian terms in Warmia and Silesia. Since fall 1935 she worked as a teacher at a Polish kindergarten in Nowe Butryny, district Olsztyn and until 1939 she was a kindergarten teacher and librarian in Chabarkow (district Purda). She took care of the day-room and a falk library there and also of a scout group. She was a member of the East Prusian Scout Kommand in Germany. She went through all the scout degrees. On October 27th, 1935 she became member of the Headquarters of the East Prusian Scout Group. Since 1937 she has been scout instructor. On May, 13th, 1939 she has joined the cause of Polish Union in Germany. After the outbreak of WW II she has lived in Konigsberg in 1940, in Berlin in 1942. Later she's been sent to do involuntary labor.