[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Hugenot Society in Germany
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PnSWork at aol.com
Mon Jun 27 21:36:48 PDT 2011
There were indeed quite a few Huguenots who settled in various parts of
Germany. Although I am not affiliated with the German Huguenot Society, I am
aware of two villages in Baden-Wurtemberg that were founded by Huguenots
when they were driven from France. One was called Friedrichstal, in honor of
Duke Friedrich of Baden, who welcomed them to the area (near Karlsruhe).
It is now part of the municipality of Stutensee (my ancestors came from
Spöck, also part of Stutensee now). The other village was called Pinache, and
was located near Pforzheim in Wurtemberg. I believe that you will find
Huguenot villages all over Germany.
To try and locate the actual village that your family came from, you can do
a search of the on-line German phone book to see where your name turns up
in any appreciable number.
In a message dated 6/27/2011 9:43:51 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
dabookk54 at yahoo.com writes:
My brother just got back from a trip to Germany. He met someone on his
trip who is tied with the Hugenot Society in Germany. They claim to have many
of their own historical and genealogical resources. Has anyone on this
listserv dealt with them - particularly any of our German members?
I have suspected Hugenot lineage in my ancestry (Taron) which I can trace
in Polish records back to Brandenburg at the turn of the nineteenth
century. Their brochure says 44,000 Hugenots left for Germany of which the bulk,
20,000 went to Brandenburg. I'll question them to ask the extent of data
resources they have. With some luck I might take my Taron line way back -
something I am sure my Taron 4th and 5th cousins would appreciate. (BTW - if
you have the Taron name in your ancestry you are most likely related to me).
For anyone who has French names in your pedigree this society may be of
interest. In the Lublin Project we find several French names and I believe
many of us will have ancestral links with them.
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