[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Dedezius Birth Record

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 14 19:07:36 PST 2005

Because of the Baptist connections, you may have difficulty finding 
records.  I know of no Baptist church books for the region.  There 
appear to be no records of her birth nor of anyone else with the 
Dedezius family name anywhere in Volhynia so it appears there are no 
Lutheran connections during that time.

I am copying this specifically to Dave Obee who might have some other 
suggestions for you as he has some expertise in Baptist research.

At 12:49 PM 13/12/2005, shoning at att.net wrote:

>Emilie Dedezius was my paternal grandmother.  The information that I 
>have about her comes from my father's EWZ records and from his 
>sister-in-law's EWZ records.  Here is what I have:
>-     She was born in 1874 in or near Rowno.
>-     She was of Czech descent.  Therefore, your hunch that her 
>forebears came from Galicia is a good one.
>-     Her father's first name was Franz.  I don't know her mother's 
>name nor the names of any siblings.
>       A Franz Dedezius appears on the list published in the 
> Zhitomir newspaper in 1916 of German colonists whose property was 
> confiscated.  His property is listed under Toporitsche 
> Rudnia.  Emilie lived in Olshovka (Olschewka) when the EWZ records 
> were made.  As you know, these two localities are near one another.
>      She and her family must have moved from the Rowno area to the 
> Toporitsche area sometime before 1910, the year one of my father's 
> brothers was born in Olshovka.  Her husband was born in 1975 in 
> Rudnia Fassova.  I assume the marriage took place in the Toporitsche area.
>-     She was a Baptist at the time of the EWZ record.  She easily 
>could have been Lutheran or Catholic at the time of her birth.
>Thank you for your interest.
>-------------- Original message from Jerry Frank 
><FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>: --------------
> > George:
> >
> > I assume you mean 1874. The DEDEZIUS surname is very unusual and 
> I have not
> > seen it before. There are only 23 Internet hits with a GOOGLE 
> search. The name
> > does not appear in any of the SGGEE databases except as submitted by you.
> >
> > Can you give us a bit of background information? Would she have 
> been Lutheran
> > German or was she Catholic or perhaps even Baptist? Do you have certain
> > evidence that she was born in Volhynia or did she migrate there 
> with her parents
> > as an infant or young child?
> >
> > Do you know what village they lived in within the Rowno parish or 
> province? Do
> > you know where her family migrated from? Some Germans moved north 
> from Galicia
> > and this might be a name

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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