[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Flight From Volhynia to Gerwischkehmen

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Sat Dec 21 03:59:33 PST 2002

Erv Schieman schrieb:

>As a new subscriber, I am most impressed with
>the knowledge and the level of detail that many
>posts include. I have begun searching for
>information regarding the flight of my
>grandparents ( Heinrich Schmidt, Maria
>Beiberdorf) from Dermanka region to
>Gerwischkehmen. Does anyone have map information
>regarding these two places and how they might
>fled given that the year was 1911?
Hello Ervin,
at first you should identify your Dermanka as there seem to be two in 
Volhynia, one in Lutsk and one other in the Kostopol district.

The village of Gerwischkehmen is in the northeastern part of East 
Prussia (east of the provincial capital of Koenigsberg). Its present 
Russian name is Priozernoye and its exact location 8.4 km northwest of 
the district capital of Gumbinnen (Gusev), alongside the Pissa river 
(the records of the Gerwischkehmen evangelic parish are microfilmed in 
the FHLC).

So the voyage should have started by horse and cart, loading into train 
at the Rowno (Rivne) or Lutsk station and transport by train via Kovel, 
Brest-Litovsk and Byelostok (customs station at Grayevo), Lyck, 
Insterburg and Gumbinnen.

Merry Christmas,
Guenther from Hilden, Germany

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