[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Figuring Relationships - FamilieSONNENBURG
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Fri Oct 3 08:20:36 PDT 2008
Weisendorf was in the region east of the Black Sea known as Georgia. There was also a Weizendorf in the Don region.
I have never heard of the name Ludricka. Ludwicka of course is the female version of Ludwig.
For Louise, Poles would typically use Luisa / Luiz or similar.
----- Original Message -----
From: Eleanor <ehaas3 at cox.net>
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008 8:36 am
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Figuring Relationships - FamilieSONNENBURG
To: Nancy Gertner <nancygertner at mac.com>, Leo Sonnenberg <sonnal at shaw.ca>
Cc: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> 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
> 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,
> I believe.
> Nancy, please get back to me on a one on one regarding the
> Eleanor Haas
> ----- 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
> > relationships.
> > 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
> >> son.
> >> The widow married the son, and the daughter the old
> gentleman. The
> >> widow
> >> 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
> >> either
> >> a grandfather or great-uncle, this boy was one or the other.
> He was
> >> his
> >> 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
> >> song.
> >> Leo Sonnenberg
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