[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Bobrownik, Russia

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Sun Apr 16 07:31:54 PDT 2006

At 01:38 PM 15/04/2006, Rick Hessel wrote:
>When my wife's greatgrandmother Frederike (Dreier?) Hoppe applied 
>for citizenship in Buffalo, she stated she was born in Bobrownik, 
>Russia on Oct. 2, 1871.  She married Rheinhold Hoppe in Bobrownik on 
>1/8/98.  I believe they were Lutheran as they attended Lutheran 
>Churches and when the children married they were all 
>Protestant.  They spoke only German and listed both Poland and 
>Germany as their place of birth on US censuses.  I have found 
>Bobrowniki mentioned on some sites, but am not sure which one would 
>fit the criteria of Germans living in Russia which at some time was 
>Poland.  Has anyone seen the name of Hoppe or Dreier or Dreher in 
>their research of Germans living in Russia. I searched for "Lipno" 
>on the net, but found little information. Can anyone suggest where I 
>should start with this research. Thanks in advance.

It would not be unusual to see Bobrownik as a written variation of 
Bobrowniki.  While technically different, and while both place names 
occur in modern Poland, in the context of written documents used for 
genealogy, I would consider them equivalent.

You don't indicate the association with Lipno but there certainly is 
a Bobrowniki in the Lipno Lutheran Parish, located on the northeast 
bank of the Wisla River, about 17 km WSW of Lipno.  There were other 
Bobrowniki in Russian Poland so I assume that your association with 
Lipno is reliable.

I would suggest that you concentrate your research on the Lipno 
Parish records which are listed at 
http://www.sggee.org/church_parishes/LutheransInRusPoland .  The 
SGGEE database holds some Hoppe families from the Lipno Parish so you 
may want to consider membership.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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