[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Blochs of Wloclawek/Chodesz areas

Jane Wilkens wilke013 at umn.edu
Fri Jun 1 20:08:50 PDT 2012

I believe I have found my great great grandparents in the SGGEE records, but cannot be certain because I can find no record of their children including my great grandmother.

SGGEE shows Gottlieb Bloch (b 1819) marrying Rosine Thiede (b 1838) in Wloclawek, Poland in 1858.  It was second marriage for both; Gottlieb being married to Anna Marianne Schimming on 1838 with whom he had 7 children, Anna Karoline, Johann, Gottfried, Eufrosine, Anna Juliane, Gottlieb, and Luise.  Rosine was previously married to Johann Stoek 1856 who apparently died within a year with no children.

What I know from my family history is that a Rosalie Thiede (or Feidde in some papers) was born in about 1837 in Poland.  She had three children with a Gottfried or Gottlieb Bloch somewhere in Poland or Russia: August (b 1860), Ottilie (b 1869), and my great grandmother, Augusta (b 1870).  Eventually a Rosine/Rosalie Bloch married a Johann Zwingelberg (previously married to Henriette Geske/Heske) in Volhynia according to the St. Petersburg records in 1883.  My great grandmother Augusta Bloch married Herman Zwingelberg, son of Johann Zwingelberg in 1892.  By this time the Blochs and Zwingelbergs were in Volhynia.  The Zwingelbergs originally came from the Koenigsberg area of East Prussia.  All of these family members eventually settled in eastern South Dakota or Minnesota by 1896 to 1905.

So the timing of my Rosine/Rosalie Thiede and Gottlieb Bloch certainly seems to fit, but I'd like some connection to the Rosine of the SGGEE records.

Does anyone have any information about these families that might help connect them?

Feel free to send information to list or contact me directly.

Jane Wilkens
wilke013 at umn.edu

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