[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Rittergut near old Stettin
paul.edward.luther.rakow at desy.de
Tue Jun 19 12:13:50 PDT 2012
Ritter is a knight, Gut is an estate, and a Rittergut is the
name for any estate belonging to a nobleman, so it isn't a
proper name for a particular estate.
What was your great grandmother's name? I've never tried
tracking noble families, since I don't think I have any aristocratic
connections, but I expect it should be quite easy to find printed
information on anyone who was the wife of a Baron.
"Lloyd Friedrick" <lloydfriedrick at telus.net> wrote:
> Recently discovered notes from a deceased cousin tell us that my great grandmother was born approx 1833 in Stettin, Pomerania.
> She married a person known only as Baron von Thrun. She inherited a vast estate which she was forced to sell approx 1871. I found a reference to land holdings in this area that showed a property owned by a Gottleib Thrun but the dates indicate that this may be her father in law.
> She called this estate Rittergut. My question is this; Is Rittergut a proper noun or is it simply a common word describing a land holding.
> Lloyd Friedrick in British Columbia
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