Landsberg an der Warthe was a busy center for military and commerce situated on the Warthe River in Neumark. Today, it is known as Gorzów Wielkopolski. Numerous churches line the street corners. It was also a very populous city, meaning that there were hundreds of births registered to the Hauptkirche annually. I loved visiting the […]

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Carl Friedrich Ludwig Rohr, my great-great-grandfather, was born April 5, 1807 and was baptized in  Podanin, Posen, Germany (which is now Poznan in Poland).  [see attachment “N1”, FHL Film 1194741].  Notice the word “Oberförster” being once again attributed to Carl Ludewig Rohr and Sophia Krieger (spelled “Rhor” by mistake in this record). The Standesamt of […]

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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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