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The migration of citizens from Kreis Dramburg to Poland in the year 1745[edit | edit source]

During the Thirty Years War many citizens of the Neumark (cultural area) fled to neighboring Poland for protection from the ravages of war. Most of them returned after the conflicts subsided, but many remained in their new settlements. In the years 1657 and 1674/75, again of wars, the process was repeated and again in 1714. Especially, the people of Kreis Dramburg with the villages Zamzow, Prochnow, Pammin, Klebow, Denzig, Mellen and Karwitz as well as people from the Ämter Sabin and Balster migrated because of high taxes and failed harvests.

      The author Erich Utke made a list of all those who escaped in the year 1745 and settled in Poland. The list was published in Archiv für Sippenforschung, Jahrgang 20, Heft 11 (1943), starting with page 225. Mr. Utke provides Names, family members, place of origin and if known, their present place of residence. The periodical is available through FamilySearch, FamilySearch Catalog, call number 943 B2as.

Germans from Pommern and Mecklenburg in the German Parish of Stockholm ( 17th century)[edit | edit source]

     The author, M. Bruhn, by looking through an address book of Stockholm noticed that a lot of family names had German origins. Further research into the church books of the German St. Gertrud parish in Stockholm made him realize that during the latter half of the 17th century Germans from the Baltic Sea regions migrated to Sweden because of political or economic reasons. He discovered that of 187 persons listed in the marriage records of the above mentioned church 46% came from Pommern, 28% from Mecklenburg and the rest from other areas. The emigrants came from Rostock, Stralsund, Stettin, Greifswald, Kolberg, Treptow/Toll., Demmin and Stargard. By profession these people were craftsmen, especially tailors, shoemakers and carpenters. Others were merchants, skippers and sailors, brewers, innkeepers and cooks.
     The list was published in Archiv fúr Sippenforschung, Jahrgang 34, Heft 30 (1968), page 439. The periodical can be accessed through FamilySearch, FamilySearch Catalog, call number 943 B2as.

Germany Nationwide Records Websites[edit | edit source]

  • German Emigrant Data Base,covers 1820-1939, main source: New York passenger lists beginning in 1820, supplemented by material found in Germany, ($)

U.S. and German Passenger Lists and Indexes[edit | edit source]