[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lubraniec, Wloclawek District, Warszawa Province

GARY.RUPPERT at comcast.net GARY.RUPPERT at comcast.net
Sat Mar 14 21:00:54 PDT 2009

Thanks to Rose, Albert and Gary W. for their responses. 

I don't have a specific document. My search has been long and unsuccesful, but I thought I'd give it another try. 

I'm searching the surnames: SCHMIDT, WELDER (sometimes WALTER) and TESSMANN (sometimes TESCHMANN). 

August Schmidt arrived in the US from "Russpolen" about 1885 (born 1852). His wife (Caroline Pauline Walter/Welder) and several children arrived in 1889. She was born in 1855. In 1892 his widowed mother-in-law Amelia Welder (born 1833) and two brothers-in-law (Adolph and Carl Welder, both born 1874)) arrived. In the 1910 census, Mathilda Tessman was living with the family in Baltimore, she is listed as "cousin." There are two passenger arrivals for a Mathilda Tessmann, one in 1907 and one in 1908. Both were from Lubraniec (although a "last residence" was Farbusch, Russia). 

These are the only hard clues that I have. Death, burial, church and all other American records (August Schmidt was never naturalized) that I have reviewed usually include only "Russpolen" as place of birth, nothing more specific. The family attended Lutheran churches. 

If I could establish a specific parish in Poland, then I could begin an intense search and maybe have some success. Unfortunately, the combination of relatively common surnames and few geographic clues has resulted in little success. By the way, the district and province for Lubraniec were found on JewishGen ShtetlSeeker. 

THANKs for any help. 

14 March 2009 

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