Another one of my DNA matches led me back to Pommern with the name Kaske. Hopefully this historic family tree can help others as well. It seems that the Kaskes were a farming family in Lülfitz. Aside from the grandfather of the subject of this study, Christian Kaske, many others were known to farm in Lülfitz. […]

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There exist a number of Dawurske connections which have yet to be placed on the tree. Some of these are a result of numerous people with the same name. Others are the product of missing links due to record loss. A few are Taufpate without further information. Some of these entries may be challenging because […]

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The family of Wilhelm Dawurske immigrated to New York in 1881. Because the Dammen church records for earlier years have been lost, this family’s lineage was painstakingly reconstructed from the few scraps of history left to tell the tale. The connection to Groß Gluschen was confirmed by information found on a now-defunct German website (Gienke.net), […]

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Albert G. Dawurske was born on 10 Sep 1848 in Neu Damerow. (Possibly, his middle initial stood for Georg.) He died on 16 Feb 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, He married Bertha Wodtke (also referred to as Wutke) on 24 Mar 1873. She was born on 03 Dec 1854 in Germany and died on 18 Oct […]

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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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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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Neugersdorf from then until today… (Heimat group) Interesting things from and about Neugersdorf, Sachsen. Pictures of then and today and their stories are welcome here. Political and religious as well as personal discussions do not belong here and are deleted. We are a home group and are always nice to each other… Excerpt from my […]

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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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The Pommerscher Verein Freistadt annual celebration Pommerntag took place on June 24th this year, a beautiful warm and breezy day in Mequon, WI.  Visitors were treated to the best of North German cuisine, from red cabbage to herring.  And the singing and dancing by local club members of every age were phenomenal.  The decorations on […]

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