[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Roll call - Mueller,Manzei,Manthey,Mantei, Rook

Delores Stevens deloresstevens at sasktel.net
Tue Mar 23 07:57:18 PST 2004

With regards the Rukke/Rook name.  Is there a possibility that this name
could also be spelled Wruck.  I too have connections with this name and that
of Mantei.  The individuals that my connection is with came from Volhynia in
about 1896-1900, and may only have been in Volhynia for about 35 years.  Not
a long time.

Delores Stevens

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Frank" <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>
To: "Michael & Maureen McHenry" <maurmike at bellatlantic.net>; "'LMPauling'"
<lmpauling at utech.net>; <Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 9:41 AM
Subject: RE: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Roll call - Mueller,
Manzei,Manthey,Mantei, Rook

> Is there any reason to believe that they did not spend a generation (maybe
> even less) in Volhynia?  If they were originally from Lipno and were only
> in Volhynia for say, 10-15 years, they would still have the family
> connections that would bring them to Connecticut.
> The ROOK surname has stymied me.  It appears nowhere in any of the SGGEE
> databases for Russian Poland or Volhynia.  So I decided to browse through
> the R listings in the St. Pete records to see if I could find something
> with a similar pronunciation.  I found:
> Wilhelm Otto Rukke, born to Jacob Rukke and Christine MANTEI in 1881.
> Now their location of Hohenberg is not near Jalowice but I would bet you
> dollars to donuts that Rook = Rukke and that this family also probably has
> roots in the Lipno region.
> None of this proves anything but does give credence to the possibility
> your family was in Volhynia.

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