[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ludwig Joseph and Justine Witt

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Fri Feb 4 09:20:21 PST 2011

Kikoler Kempe (aka Kepa Kikolska) is located a few km NE of Nowy Dwor on the north bank of the Narew River.  Records would be in either the Nowy Dwor or Nasielsk parish but more likely the former.  Not sure off hand when the Lutheran Church started there.  At least some of Ludwig's or his siblings or parent's records could be in the Catholic Church.

Reischewo is not as easy.  However, given that both Ludwig and Gottlieb were born at Kikoler Kempe, I would expect that the marriage probably occurred there as well, suggesting that Reischewo should be in the vicinity.  SE of Nowy Dwor on the north bank of the Wisla River, is the village of Rajszew.  I would think the pronunciation is close enough to suggest this is the place you are looking for.


----- Original Message -----
From: Brandt Gibson <ironhide781 at hotmail.com>
Date: Friday, February 4, 2011 9:26 am
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ludwig Joseph and Justine Witt
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org

> Hi everyone, 
> I just received photocopies of family bible pages, listing 
> births for some of my Joseph ancestors. The parents were Ludwig 
> and Justine (Witt) Joseph, the children were Gottlieb, Samuel, 
> Heinrich, Justine, Wilhelmine, Ludwig, and Michael. I know the 
> family lived in Ulanowka, a few miles west of Zhitomir in the 
> Volhynia region of what is now Ukraine, when Justine and 
> Wilhelmine were born (1875 and 1878). But the Bible says 
> Gottielb and his father were born in Kikoler Kempe (1862 and 
> 1837 respectively). Justine Witt is listed as being born in 
> Reischewo in 1842. The births for all the children born in 
> Ulanowka are marked with a sideways parenthetical note saying 
> "In Wolhinien, Russland" whereas the births of Ludwig (the 
> father), Justine Witt, and Gottlieb are not included in that 
> note, leading me to believe the family moved into the Volhyina 
> region sometime after Gottlieb's birth but before the births of 
> the later children. Can anyone help me locate Kikoler Kempe and 
> Reischewo? 
> Thank you!
> Brandt Gibson 
> Fife, 
> WA                                               
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