“Knochenhauer” literally means “bone hacker.” These books cover the butcher’s guild in Schivelbein. Other names for the profession were Fleischer (referring to flesh or meats), Metzger (butcher), and Schlachter (the term denoting slaughtering). The earliest pages mention the Dehnel family, who were still butchers a hundred years later in Körlin. Lehr Buch wie auch Meister […]

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The Grundbücher for Rützow detail the ownership of the pension farmers from what was known as a Rentengüter. Earlier entries detail the the owners before more people settled in from elsewhere. This was, in-part, a product of inner colonization. Special thanks to a librarian in Koszalin, who helped by photographing the first three books several […]

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These two volumes contain information about the school and school teachers of Peterfitz in the parish of Klaptow of the Körlin synod. While these documents typically also hold information about some of the residents, this book appears to be more straight-forward to matters regarding school affairs and curriculum covered. Schule und die Schullehrer zu Peterfitz […]

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This book documents the school and school teachers in Groß Rambin in Kreis Belgard. Occasionally, other townspeople or students might be referenced throughout the pages. These types of records document the lessons that were taught and the makeup of the community (ex. how many farmers, shepherds, gardeners, etc. belonged to the village). It appears to […]

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