[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Location/information re PETROULD RUSSIA

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Mon Aug 10 02:31:45 PDT 2009

Rose Ingram schrieb:
> Edith,
> I don't know where Petrowitz is located.  
> I found the Rempel family on the 1901 Canada census.  August, wife Julia and son August are shown as born in Russia, (arriving in Canada in 1890).   This could mean Russian controlled Poland, or Volhynia region or some other area. 
> Does family lore mentioned any larger town that August may have talked about?
> Rose Ingram
>   Thank you, Rose!  Do you where Petrowitz is/was located?   Prussia?
>   Volhynia?
>   Any other ideas from other members?

Hello Edith,
there were two Petrowitz in Prussia. One [Polish: Piotrowice, 
coordinates 53.339081,20.511432] 5.5 km southeast of Neidenburg 
[Nidzica], East Prussia and after 1936 renamed to Alt Petersdorf. The 
village was just 100 m off the Polish border.
The other [Polish: Piotrowice, coordinates 50.202126,18.961437] 9 km 
southwest of Kattowitz [Katowice], Upper Silesia.


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