[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] shepherds in central Poland

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Wed Jan 11 20:54:03 PST 2006

Shepherd is such an uncommon occupation in Poland that it is not 
included in my list of occupations by Frazin.  Are you certain you 
have the right translation?

My dictionary says that the root word would be pastuch or pasterz.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

At 09:16 PM 11/01/2006, Sue Eipert wrote:
>One of my ancestors (Georg (Jerzy) Kopp - or Kopf) is identified as a
>shepherd in records from the Chodecz parish in Poland around 1855. He
>lived in Wichrowice at that time. At least two other men, Andrzej amd
>Michal (perhaps his brothers?), also shepherds, are listed as witnesses
>in Georg's children's births and deaths. They were from other towns -
>Wilkowice (nearby) and Dabzelowa (??)
>I'm just wondering if anyone knows anything about shepherds in that
>place and time. Were they most likely to work as shepherds for some
>noble, or own their own sheep?
>Has anyone run across many shepherds in that area or others in Poland?
>Sue Eipert
>seipert at eipertinfo.com

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