This document is the last will and testament of Clara Sophia Hessen, who was the widow of the Schulmeister Franz Christian Neumann in Podewils, Belgard. The earliest date mentioned in this document is 1772. This will appears to be rather detailed, listing numerous items with great specificity. From the text, it looks like she died […]

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This is the last will and testament of the married couple, Martin Wilhelm Callies and Christine Elisabeth Buske, from 1829. He was a Büdner in Jakobsdorf, Dramburg. Both of them made their mark on the document, a sign that neither could write and were probably illiterate. In 1859, they were too old and infirm to […]

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