Here are the roots of family Grzegorzewski  (Grzegorzewska).

Obory [ɔˈbɔrɨ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Zbójno, within Golub-Dobrzyń County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland.

Obory – Monastery [Wikipedia]

The village has a population of 211. It is well known as the sanctuary of the Patroness of Dobrzyń Land with the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Sorrows crowned officially in 1976.

Martyrology of the Polish clergy in Obory
 During the January Uprising (1863-1864) the Obory monastery was a place of anti-Russian manifestation and a refuge place for the insurgent party of Artur Sumiński from Zbójno. Famous Polish writer Maria Konopnicka attests the monastery insistence on the insurrection in her novel “In Obory”.
On November 8, 1864, the Russian invaders turned the monastery into a prison for the priests of the Kingdom of Poland, who were associated with the uprising, another liberation of the Polish nation.
 The life of the priests and monks interceded here was not easy. Above all, they suffered from the terrible narrowness. There was also food and fuel shortages. Although the convent was originally home to only 14 people, at its peak nearly 70 clerics were kept here.
 In 1865 less threatened priests for the government could travel abroad, but they did not take advantage of the proposals of the invaders, stating: Despite the lack of food, we will remain in the monastery. All these priests remained faithful and unmoved, united in a common love for God, the Church and the Fatherland. In the church a commemorative plaque reminds about them.
 Another great testimony submitted here by Polish priests is connected with the Second World War (1939-1945). On the territory of Dobrzyń land the German troops entered September 7 and 8, 1939.
 According to Adolf Hitler’s directives in the occupied territories, the Polish leadership would be exterminated, which included Roman Catholic clergy, among others.


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