[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Rensti & Sabolin

B Hirsekorn tggrtime at yahoo.ca
Fri Aug 24 11:53:05 PDT 2012

The birth place of my great-grandfather, Christian Heinrich
Busenius (Buzenus) born 1853, is listed as Rensti, Poland. It has been
suggested that these names could be Rączkiin Suwalki province,
however the name does not appear in those records. Another is Rańsk in Warminsko-Mazurskie province – have not found those records yet.
Christian's wife was Louise
Ratz (Raths) born in 1853 in Sabolin, Poland. Alternates suggested are Sobollen
and Zabiele. I did find three listing in the SGGEE Polish Gazetteer for close
matches for Sobollen: Sobolew,
Garwolin, Mazowieckie; Sobolew, Lubartow, Lubelskie; Sobolewo, Suwalki,
Podlaskie. Two matches for Zabiele: Zabiele, Lubartow, Lubelskie; Zabiele,
Radzyn Podlaski, Lubelskie. 
The two
villages could be near other but not necessarily since Christian worked for an
army general (Prussian or Russian). It is possible they married in one of their
home villages or in Josefin where Louise was sent to help her grandparents (either
Ratz or Fenske).
would be easier to find records if I knew which area to search. Has anyone who
has researched these areas come across these last names?

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