[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Griebenhof

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Mon Jul 14 17:37:46 PDT 2008


In a passenger list, there are often two descriptive columns - one of 
ethnicity and one for nationality.  If it shows nationality as 
German, then they would have been travelling under a German 
passport.  Since a "Hof" is a farm, your location might be a farm or 
estate associated with one of the Grieben in Prussia.  You can find 
them using http://www.kartenmeister.com

It was not uncommon for a family to migrate to East Prussia in 
particular (but other areas as well) from Volhynia before moving on 
to North or South America.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

At 09:06 AM 14/07/2008, Eduardo Kommers wrote:
>I have the same kind of problem. On the ship manifest from 1897 of 
>my Kommers family in Brazil, nationality is German and last 
>residence is "Gribenhof". I can't find a Russian, Ukrainian, Polish 
>or German "Griebenhof". Does anyone know what place this might be? 
>Ludwig Kommers and Auguste Weicht got married and had their children 
>in Zhytomir/Faustindorf area. The birth records of the children are 
>from 1860' to 1879. There are more three children born after this 
>period but I have never found them. So, I suppose they moved to this 
>"lost" Gribenhof, where the three last children were born. Anyone 
>saw Griebenhof sometime? Thanks, Eduardo Kommers -

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