[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Reinke from Marienwerder and Heimthal

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Mon Mar 21 15:36:27 PDT 2011


According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marienwerder_%28region%29 

Kreis Schwetz was part of Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder between 1920 and 1939.  Though the Kreis list shows those dates, the text description above it suggests this continued through the end of WW II.  

I don't see any other Brachlin anywhere in former Poland regions.  The only other close match is Bracholin but it is much further away in Posen.


----- Original Message -----
From: Beatrix Hughes <beatrix at telus.net>
Date: Monday, March 21, 2011 4:12 pm
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Reinke from Marienwerder and Heimthal
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org

> According to the EWZ index, my great grandmother was born in 
> Brachlin, Marienwerder. I checked the West Prussia gazetteer but 
> the only Brachlin I found was southwest of Marienwerder in Kreis 
> Schwetz by Topolno.  That seems awfully far from 
> Marienwerder. My dad thinks that she was born in an area north 
> of Marienwerder, closer to Malbork. Has anyone ever come across 
> another Brachlin?
> After people filled out their EWZ papers, did an official 
> correct spelling mistakes or geographical errors?
> It might be helpful if I actually mentioned the name of the 
> person I'm looking for. Her name is Henriette Reinke born 
> 1860.  Her family moved to Heimthal parish sometime after 
> that and in 1881 she married August Kitzmann and settled in 
> Tortshin, Wolodarsk.  
> I'm following another clue. I know that August Kitzmann had a 
> sister named Justine. I found a Justine Kitzmann who married a 
> Johann Reinke in Heimthal on Feb 12 1879.  I know it was 
> common in those days for two siblings from one family to marry 
> two siblings from another. I'm guessing there is a connection 
> there. Justine Kitzmann is a surprisingly common name though so 
> I can't just assume she is my Justine.
> Any Reinke's from Heimthal here?
> Beatrix
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