[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Teachers in Volhynia

Mauricio Norenberg mauricio.norenberg at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 01:36:19 PDT 2010

There is something interesting about my great-grandfather that I don't have
much information about instead the word of mouth.
Johann Nörenberg was a teacher on his whole life, and accordingly to family
memories he used to teach Jews around the place as a volunteer.
When he moved to Brazil in 1908, aged 48, he was still a teacher on the
German villages hes passed, and my grandmother said that her and her family
would be surprised on how the German dialect was harsh for them, even from
other people coming from Russia. That makes me wonder about what kind of
life they had in Volhynia to feel like that. They were cloth-makers as well.

All I could find is that his son also became a teacher, and I could find a
questionnaire register from him in Brazil.

Is there any records available from the scholar side around Volhynia?

Second question is, Johann Nörenberg also was a scrivener/registrar for the
Russian Army. Does it mean he tried to be a Russian subject to don't lose
their land? Their emigration was quite late (1908). Any place of research?

Third and final question is, on his death record in 1927 on the church book
in Brazil, there are some words that I could not read (written in German),
but I think aside his name is "lehrer". Could someone please give it a try
and see if you can read it?




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