I became interested in the Wendt family when I noticed a large number of people in my Ancestry DNA matches who also had this surname in their trees. I am of the opinion that my family tree must join up to them through my fourth great-grandma Geske, though evidence of this is speculation at this […]

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Martin Dwurske was born about 1728 and lived in house #6. He died on 09 Oct 1803 in Rambow being 75 years old. He married Sophia Charlotte Rzechen and had several children before her death. It is assumed that she died before 1789. (It’s possible she died in childbirth, though no concrete answer has been discovered in the […]

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The earliest mention of the Dworsky name in available records comes from the Blankenseesche Hufenklassifikation from 1717-1719. Here, the family is observed as farmers in Wendisch Karstnitz (also known in earlier texts as Wendisch Carstnitz or simply just Carstenitz). Martin, Michel, and Tomtz Dwuske, as it was transcribed, were Bauern in this village in Stolp […]

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The Dawurske surname is a unique variation of the Slavic name Dworsky, originating in Wendisch Karstnitz in Kreis Stolp. I have spent many years researching this surname in an effort to find a connection to my own family; all have come up empty. However, in researching this specific family, I began to notice specific trends […]

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My Father: Erich Otto Albert Bonneß Oldest son of seven siblings (four sons and three daughters) Born on February 17, 19– In Sternin, Kreis Kolberg-Körlin As a child, he moved with his parents to Damgard, Neu Quetzin, and Zernin. Profession: farmer in Zernin My Mother: Hedwig Helene Elwine Ramm Oldest daughter of three siblings (one son […]

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Neugersdorf from then until today Fate of many families after 1945. (This too belongs to the history of Neugersdorf.) Excerpt from my life’s story: childhood from 1941 to 1956 Outbreak of World War II, September 1, 1939. German troops cross the Polish border. March 1940: German troops occupy Denmark and Norway. Two brothers from my […]

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The following is the true story of a man who was born during World War II in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. While it has been difficult to find many personal accounts of the flight and expulsion from Pomerania, especially in Hinterpommern, Martin Bonneß was willing to share his life’s story. During the war, a large number of his […]

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A Herding Family from Belgard – A Connection to My Family The Neitzel family shares a concrete connection with my fourth great-grandfather. His daughter married into the family of Friedrich Neitzel and Christine Louise Becker of Lülfitz, Belgard (before it became Alt and Neu Lülfitz). Friedrich was born sometime around 1768, taking the profession of Hirt and Arbeiter, […]

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I was recently given permission by Martin Bonneß to publish his family tree on My Pomerania. He was very excited to help other researchers with his work and for the possibility to connect with other family members. The earliest parts of his family tree come from Gandelin in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin around 1794. They would be […]

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The Family of Gustav Sturm Research on my surname has been marred by devastating record loss. Those that survived leave few clues as to where my surname came from before Belgard. There exists one curious link to my family which has yet to be concretely proven: Johanne Dewuske who married Gustav Sturm. Her name also […]

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