Pławna is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ciężkowice, within Tarnów County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres south-west of Ciężkowice, 32 km south of Tarnów, and 80 km south-east of the regional capital Kraków. Source: Wikipedia
Zborowice [zbɔrɔˈvit͡sɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ciężkowice, within Tarnów County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of Ciężkowice, 32 km (20 mi) south of Tarnów, and 82 km (51 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.
The village has a population of 1,300.
The earliest born person we found for the Mirota family of House #4, Pławna was Jan Mirota, who died on 21 January 1795. His age was given as 70. We therefore estimate he was born circa 1725. The name of his wife is not known to us.
Jan Mirota and his wife had at least one child, Jozef Mirota, who continued to live at House #4. We estimate Jozef Mirota's birth as 1758 based on his death date of August 13, 1828 (age 70 on the death record).
Jozef Mirota married Catherine Skzbosc. Her birth date is not known, she died on 4 November 1828. They had at least six children whose church records we have found.
1. Margarita Mirota was born 20 May 1789.
2. Sebastian Mirota was born 11 January 1790.
3. Francisca Mirota was born 9 March 1791. She was not quite 3 years old when she died on 4 February 1794.
4. Marianna Mirota was born 14 March 1793. She died the same year.
5, Adalbert Mirota was born 14 April 1794.
On 7 February 1821 Adalbert married Salome Ksiazek (b. circa 1792), the daughter of Christophe Ksiazek and Marianne Ligęsa. Salome and Adalbert Mirota had at least two children. Agnes Mirota who was born in January 1823 and died the same month and Magdalena Mirota who was born on 4 July 1826
6. Martin Mirota was born 27 October 1796. Martin Mirota was married four times prior to his death at the age of 71 on 30 November 1867 in House #4.
Martin Mirota married Marianna Bochenek on 4 November 1823.
Marianna Bochenek was born in Pławna on 11 November 1802. Marianna was the daughter of Michael Bochenek (b. ca, 1771) and his wife Francisca Dziubanic (b. ca. 1773) who had been married on 7 January 1797 in the neighboring village of Zborowice. Marianna died prior to 1836 based on the date of Martin Mirota's second marriage.
Marianna Bochenek and Martin Mirota had five children. All born and baptized in Pławna.
After Marianna's death Martin Mirota married Lucia Urban of Plawna on 24 January 1836. Lucia was born circa 1802. Her parents were Joseph and Catherine (surname unknown) Urban. Lucia died prior to July 1854. Martin Mirota and Lucia Urban had two children.
Martin again married on 20 July 1854, this time to Apolonia "Pauline" Majcher, daughter of Joannis Majcher and Franciska Gasior. Apolonia died on 21 January 1867. Martin Mirota and Apolonia Majcher had two sons.
In August 1867 Martin married a fourth and final time. His last wife was Franciska Rudczonka. Parents names unknown. They did not have any children together.
Martin Mirota died a few months later, on 30 November 1867 in house #4. He was 71.