[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Rengas Radzymin Warsaw Government, request for info

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Tue Oct 6 05:56:35 PDT 2009


I suspect that Rengas is mistranslated or misinterpreted.  It is not a 
place name as far as I can determine.  Radzymin would be the nearest 
county town to Lesniakowizna and it was also the nearest Lutheran parish 
center.  Unfortunately, few records are available for that parish which 
will really complicate your search for earlier than 1894. 

While passports themselves can hold valuable info about a place of 
birth, I have not heard of anyone who has successfully traced any info 
from the place where the passports were likely to have been issued.  
Would be nice to hear if anyone has had such success.

Jerry Frank
Calgary, AB

Edith McKelvy wrote:
> A distant cousin-by-marriage who lives in Germany has recently found me on
> the Internet!!! 
>  Amazingly, her mother and my mother Olga Brade were childhood playmates in
> Lesniakowizna, 15 miles east of Warsaw, almost 100 years ago.  Even more
> amazing, she holds and has translated two documents, re my maternal
> grandfather's land purchases of 1894 and 1903, from Russian to German
> language for me (I use Google and/or Promt upon receipt to translate
> German-English).
> ---   In 1894  " Excerpt...complete records of the mortgage book" of "the
> seat RENGAS Radzymin Warsaw Government"
> ---    In 1903 (my grandfather) "Karl Brade had a passport which had been
> issued in RENGAS on the 11.12.1901 under No. 49."
> 1.  What is RENGAS?  Is it a town -- a government agency -- a courthouse?
> 2.  I have read that passports were issued during this time period when
> persons moved from one location to another.   I know that Karl Brade lived
> in Lesniakowizna circa 1894, but where did he come FROM? 
> Any assistance would be most appreciated...
> Edith McKelvy
> Silverdale WA
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