This spring, I went to visit the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Portage to research possible Gutknecht relatives. They were very kind and friendly, and they allowed me to photograph the books so I could continue research at home. I had also inquired whether it would be possible for me to share the photos for […]

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The Schultzes emigrated from Germany in 1885 (presently called, Hohenselchow-Groß Pinnow, Uckermark District, Brandenburg, Germany), and settled first in Lewiston, Minnesota, and less than a year later, they moved the short five mile distance into the Bethany community. With a few exceptions, these Bethany immigrants were rural folk, farming in this new country and raising […]

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Christian Schulz, born 1759, died 1809 Christian Schulz was born 1759 and was a farmer in Hohenselchow. He married Luise Witt. Christian died at age 50, on 28 Jun 1809 and was buried on 1 Jul 1809. They had four children: Christian Friedrich Schulz, born 20 Apr 1796 in Hohenselchow. Christian Friedrich Schulz, son of […]

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Michel (Michael) Schulz, born on 19 1801 in Hohenselchow, died Jul 1828 Michel Schulz, farmer in Hohenselchow was married to Anna Dorothea Suckow. Anna Dorothea (Suckow) Schulz, wife of farmer Michel, died on 28 Feb 1810, age 36, and was buried on 3 Mar 1810. They did have one son. Michael Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz, born […]

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Daniel Schulz, born on 7 Feb 1770 in Hohenselchow, died 1818 Daniel, the second son of Gottlieb Schulz and Sophie Stendel, a farmer in Hohen- Selchow, was born on 7 Feb 1770 in Hohenselchow. Daniel married Anna Dorothea Müller, born about 1773. Daniel at the age of 48 died, on 8 Mar 1818 and was […]

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Susanne Petersson sent us these photos of Otto Priebe’s farm in Eschenriege. Her father, Egon Petersson, was assigned to assist on Otto Priebe’s farm during World War II. Special thanks to Susanne Petersson for sending us these fantastic pictures!!

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My father (Erich Karl Fritz Lill) brought these postcards with him when he came to America. We would like to thank Arlene Cook for being willing to share these awesome family treasures with us and the online community. We would like to welcome others to email any scans or photographs of relics of the past […]

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If you’re looking to cover a lot of ground quickly, the best way to get around the Polish side of Pomerania is to rent a car. While Poland does have public transportation available, there are a number of reasons not to consider it as an option for your trip. The primary concern with Polish transportation, […]

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