Looking for ancestors of our clients in the parishes of Cracow, we often accidentally come across the records of people of merit for the city and having a permanent place in the history of Poland.
While looking through the marriage register of St. Stephen’s Parish recently, we came across the marriage certificate of Karol Roman Kremer and Stanislava Kopff, which took place on February 21, 1858. Karol Kremer was an architect and conservationist. His father Joseph Krämer came to Cracow from Opava in Bohemia after the third partition of Poland. Among the most important conservation achievements of Karol Kremer, the neo-Gothic reconstruction of Collegium Maius and the reconstruction of the Franciscan Church in Cracow after the great fire of 1850 should be mentioned. Unfortunately, Karol Kremer died two years after the wedding – on 28 January 1860. Stanisława Kopff was Karol’s second wife. The architect’s first wife was Julia Grabowska, daughter of Ambroży Grabowski, a famous Krakow historian and antiquarian.
Discovering our clients’ ancestors gives us pleasure, even more so if we also find records of famous people who co-created Polish culture