[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Roll call - Mueller,Manzei,Manthey,Mantei, Rook
deloresstevens at sasktel.net
Tue Mar 23 12:33:46 PST 2004
Sorry to let you know that the W may sound like a V in german, but my german
relatives have only ever pronounced Wruck with a W and I am referring to the
ones that came from Volhynia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Frank" <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>
To: "Delores Stevens" <deloresstevens at sasktel.net>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Roll call -
> It is certainly possible that it is a variant spelling but it would sound
> little different.
> In English, the W would be silent but in German it would have a V sound so
> it would be pronounced Vruk.
> At 09:57 AM 23/03/2004 -0600, Delores Stevens wrote:
> >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
> >of Mantei. The individuals that my connection is with came from Volhynia
> >about 1896-1900, and may only have been in Volhynia for about 35 years.
> >a long time.
> >Delores Stevens
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Jerry Frank" <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>
> >To: "Michael & Maureen McHenry" <maurmike at bellatlantic.net>;
> ><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
> > > even less) in Volhynia? If they were originally from Lipno and were
> > > 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
> > > databases for Russian Poland or Volhynia. So I decided to browse
> > > the R listings in the St. Pete records to see if I could find
> > > 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
> > > dollars to donuts that Rook = Rukke and that this family also probably
> > > roots in the Lipno region.
> > >
> > > None of this proves anything but does give credence to the possibility
> > > your family was in Volhynia.
> Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
> FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
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