[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lublin Birth Records - TONN

Susie Lewis lewisinwaterloo at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 30 07:21:21 PST 2006

Hello all

I am relativly new to all this and together with a number of us second 
cousins am trying to find birth records for our grandparents who were all 
sibblings born in the Lublin area between Lublin and Chelm, Poland

Julius Tonn

Rudolf Tonn    b: January 2, 1892  in Hendruszyn, Chelm, Poland

Eduard Tonn   b: September 20, 1893  in Hendrysin, Chelm, Poland

Emilge Tonn    b: August 18, 1895

Emma Tonn    b: March 15, 1898 in Lublin, Poland

Ida Tonn        b: February 10, 1902

The e-mail below from Karlann suggests that she has found access to the 
Lublin records.  HELP Please!  In the past someone had given me the name and 
address of the Priest in the Lutheran Church in Lublin however I do not have 
an endless amounts of money to pay someone an hourly rate to go through 

If the LDS collection has so many films of the Lublin area I am not sure 
where to start looking for the Hendruszyn area.  Is anyone with more 
experience in the area able to help me narrow down as to which microfilm I 
should be ordering, that would be greatly appreciated.

I do have a copy of a birth certificate of Eduards son who was born in 
Kamionka, Chelm, near Henrysin.  His birth was registered in Siediszcze 
Municipal Office as having been born in the Colony of Mogilinica/ Moczydle.  
I did find Siediszcze in the LDS films but all that I could find where the 
records of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, however my 
relatives where either Baptists or old Lutherans so now I am not sure where 
to look next.

If anyone is able to guide me and has more questions I can provide more 
detail.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Susie Tonn Lewis
Researching: TONN / Von Jewietzkie / WENDLAND / WENTLANT / ZOLLNER / JABS / 
                  from the Lublin area and Tonns back to Austria

----Original Message Follows----
From: "karlann at juno.com" <karlann at juno.com>
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lying about age,identity papers and Russian 
Consular Records
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 13:47:54 GMT

I have encountered such age discrepancies in the two listings for my 
gr-grandfather, Friederick Fietz, who arrived at the port of Halifax in July 
1913 and took the train across Canada where he entered the U.S. at Pembina, 
North Dakota. He is listed for both ports of entry, with a different age (47 
and 43) at each one, even though only three or four days separate the two 
listings. Believe me, this has created incredible problems for my research 
to find his birth record in Lublin , since his name was not an uncommon one, 
and there are two possible births for each year (1870 and 1867) that could 
be his record.
I have always guessed that the discrepancy is either a recording error or 
language misunderstanding of some kind, but our discussion ongoing of of 
identity papers the makes me wonder if there is a way to find more definite 
information about his birth.
I know he returned to Russia in 1916 via Murmansk, during WWI. I have often 
wondered if there was some way to find any passport, visa, or other records 
for Russian citizens returning to Russia in that time period. I know there 
are some Russian Consular records from the U.S. Consulate of San Francisco 
in the LDS library, and I at one time did look at some of those films, but 
these records are curiously archived by "boxes" and one needs to know more 
about that system. I decided when I tried using them some 15 years ago that 
it was going to be a very time-consuming process to sift through the 
materials on microfilm.  Has anyone else done any research with these 
archives? Might they be worth looking at more closely? Does anyone know of 
any other way to retrieve information that might have been on a 
German-Russian traveler's identity papers from the 1912-1918 time period?
Karla Walters
karlann at juno.com

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