[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Franzdorf village in Volhynia, families Krentz and Kelm

Robert Radke rradke at telus.net
Fri Oct 19 15:10:29 PDT 2001

To all who have been helping solve the Franzdorf mystery, thanks.

I'm not sure whether the plot just thickened or thinned with Dick's new 
information!  On the strictly circumstantial evidence of where my other 
relatives lived, the "north of Wolodarsk" hypothesis is credible:  my Radke 
and Drefs folk were from Josephine north of Wolodarsk, and the Krentz folk, 
who were Moravian Brethren, might plausibly have located near the Moravian 
communities in Schaduri and Raditsch.  On the other hand, there is a quite 
considerable concentration of Krentz folk to whom I have no documented 
connection around Berezowo Hat not far from Adamowka...

Might there have been 2 Franzdorfs?

--Bob Radke

On Friday 19 October 2001 12:28, you wrote:
> Sorry to be a bit slow in getting around to checking on this, but there is
> a Franzdorf listed on Karl Stumpp's Verzeichnis der deutschen Siedlungen in
> Ukrainisch-Wolhynien (in a 1962 Heimatbuch).  It gives another name for the
> village as Freinwald, and says "see Adamowka".  Under Adamowka, the
> alternative name is given as Freienwald, rayon Pulin, Kirchspiel Heimthal.
> The location is D-5.  Sure enough, on the Stumpp map, in D-5, there is an
> Adamowka about 5km southwest of Pulin.
> Dick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Radke <rradke at telus.net>
> To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
> Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 4:36 AM
> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Franzdorf village in Volhynia, families
> Krentz and Kelm
> >Welcome all to our new mail list!
> >
> >Does anyone out there know the location of the village of Franzdorf in
> >Volhynia, or anything about it?  This village is given as the birthplace
> > of my great aunt Pauline KRENTZ (b. 1879, daughter of Georg KRENTZ and
> Karoline
> >KELM or KOLM) in the record of her marriage to Edward LENTZ in the church
> >books of the Moravian Church at South Edmonton.  Jerry Frank's best guess
> is
> >that the village was located somewhere north or north-west of Wolodarsk in
> >eastern Volhynia, but cannot pinpoint the village more accurately than
> this.
> >(This location is consistent with other family events, which are recorded
> at
> >Heimthal and Zhitomir.)
> >
> >--Robert Radke <rradke at telus.net>
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