[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Figuring Relationships - FamilieSONNENBURG
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Fri Oct 3 07:30:51 PDT 2008
My great grandmother was Louisa Sonnenberg. She was married to Ferdinand
Meier. They settled in the Perham, Minnesota area. Ferdinand, Sr came
prior to Louise and the children. Louise came over on the Augusta Victoria
on October 3, 1896. Their port of departure was Hamburg Germany. On the
passenger record of Ferdinand, Jr his ethnicity was listed as Russia.
Louise' birth age was listed as 35. My grandfather, Fritze (on passenger
list) Frederick Meyer was 10. He listed his last place of residence on his
declaration of Intent as Weisendorf, Russia. In Polish, Louise is Ludrika,
Nancy, please get back to me on a one on one regarding the Sonnenbergs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Gertner" <nancygertner at mac.com>
To: "Leo Sonnenberg" <sonnal at shaw.ca>
Cc: <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Figuring Relationships -
> My cousin sang this song at a family reunion, and I also thought of
> it when you posted this query.
> My GEDCOM program, Family Tree Maker, does charts that show
> My family tree includes a female SONNENBURG ancestor born about 200
> years ago, so I've researched this name, and collected' all the
> Sonnenburgs / Sonnenbergs I found when looking at church records.
> During a trip to Poland in 2005, I found a headstone Zonnenburg that
> showed how the name was 'Polishized' when the area was 'resettled'
> after WWII.
> My Prussian ancestors lived in Posen Province (Poznan) and the
> Lutheran parish records I looked at were Schokken and Revier.
> Nancy in Minnesota
> On Oct 2, 2008, at 10:24 PM, Leo Sonnenberg wrote:
>> Thank you one and all for your responses to my query re family
>> relationships. Genealogical relationships have been a mystery to me so
>> the information is interesting and illuminating. However, as I was
>> reading your comments I was reminded of a pop song recorded by Guy
>> Lombardo in 1948, written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe entitled "I'm
>> My Own Grandpa". The song is based on the following:
>> A Proof that a Man can be His Own Grandfather.---There was a widow and
>> her daughter-in-law, a man and her daughter-in-law, and man and his
>> The widow married the son, and the daughter the old gentleman. The
>> was therefore mother to her husband's father, and consequently
>> grandmother to her own husband. They had a son, to which she was a
>> great-grandmother: now, as the son of a great-grandmother must be
>> a grandfather or great-uncle, this boy was one or the other. He was
>> own grandfather! This was the case with a boy at school at
>> Norwich.---Hood's Magazine.
>> You can Google the title and find several links that will play the
>> Leo Sonnenberg
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