This book references the tailors in Stettin and covers a wide span of years, going very far back to 1732. Of of the great things about this guild book is that it gives each person’s place of origin, potentially helping people trace back their lineages to where their ancestors lived prior to joining the Schneider […]

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The Rezess for Klein Panknin is an important text. The book references many of the families with wives and children who lived in Klein Panknin around 1838. It is a short and quite legible document for those who are interested in family from Klein Panknin. Klein Panknin Rezess (1838-1839) This Rezess should be a written […]

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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 Grundsteuer for Klötzin assesses taxable values for the village in Belgard. Names of then current and previous owners are listed with parcel numbers, references to the Flurbuch and Mutterrolle, and how large the property was. Klötzin Gemeinde Grundsteuer (1866-1896) My personal interest in this village is my Gutknecht family. Related? Send me an email!

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Now, I will pick up with our next generation here with Benno Karl Siegfried Rohr. We know he became a Royal Tax and Customs Inspector for the Prussian Army. I am just not sure when he was stationed and sent to the Alsace region of Germany at the time. Just given the magnitude of what […]

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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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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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