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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Up until this point, the focus of this study has been predominantly fixed around the central axis of the Dworsky surname. However, in this case, it makes more sense to examine the lineage based upon one woman who married into the family: Sophia Nowcen. Curiously, she was registered as having married two men named Hans […]

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While doing research, I noticed a DNA match on a side that is not in my tree. I traced the immigrating generation back to Pommern from the U.S. and noticed a pattern with some of the names and locations in the tree. I am of the opinion that the connection along this tree is to […]

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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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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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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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Every year, the Pommerscher Verein Freistadt in Mequon, Wisconsin puts on its annual Pommerntag. Last year was no different. The 42nd Pommerntag was held on June 25, 2017, at Rotary Park in its usual fashion. The North Reuter Pavilion housed a plethora of genealogy resources, everything from photographic displays to family name indexes. Several booths […]

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