This book contains two main pieces of history for Gülzow: first the Protokoll und Rechnungs Buch der Schneider Amt and the Schneider Lehrlings Buch. The first contains bills and other matters associated with the administrative acts of the guild from May 1752 until the end of 1785. The latter is the guild’s book of apprentices. […]

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I stumbled upon Ost and Berg Dievenow while driving back from Cammin Stadt. We had just finished visiting both the Centrum Słowian i Wikingów (Slavs and Vikings Center) in Wollin and the larger city of Cammin all in one day. We had taken a detour to see Soltin just before the sun had set. I […]

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The small village of Klein Stepenitz is just north of Groß Stepenitz along the same road as the church. Today, it is known as Stepniczka. In recent years, several buildings have been repainted, yet quite a few appear to still have their original doors. The road forks from the street named Władysław Sikorskiego to Barnima […]

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Immanuel Lutheran was one of the first churches established in the region by German pioneers in the area surrounding Mayville, Wisconsin. It’s church books provide a valuable insight into these early settlers and their lineages. The earliest services were conducted in Friedrich Jagow’s house. The pastor has graciously provided us with permission to upload them […]

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The Graf side of my family that ended up in Mayville, Wisconsin came from Kreis Cammin. Groß Stepenitz is a village on the western coast of the county, separating Cammin from Ueckermünde, Anklam, Stettin, and the island of Wollin by a channel. Groß Stepenitz is nearly impossible to miss since a large sign with a […]

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