[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] "Lithuanian Germans" in Marijampole, Congress Poland (now Lithuania)

Alan Schlosser aschlo10 at roadrunner.com
Wed Apr 13 18:39:53 PDT 2011

Hello All,

My questions have to do with Germans who settled in what is now Lithuania, specifically around Marijampole which was in the Sulwalki Governorate of Congress Poland.


I have seen a lot about the Vistula Germans, Volga Germans, Baltic Germans and those that went to Volhynia but not much about this area.  Can someone tell me more about the history of this area?  Were there a lot of Germans?  Did they settle here in 1730's because of Salzburg Expulsion or in the 1760's due to Russian invite or was there a continual immigration from East Prussia or other areas?


To be more specific I am currently back to my gr-gr-grandfather August Schlosser (b: 1867) who was confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran church in Marijampole in 1881.  I am waiting to view more LDS films to learn about his parents, August & Pauline (Ulrich) Schlosser and his possible grandparents Johann Friedrich & Henriette (Wallbat) Schlösser.  The family of August & Pauline left by 1891 and settled in Waterbury, CT.  Although I believe other family members stayed in the area.


Thanks for any help,

Alan Schlosser

Buffalo, NY

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