[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Rittergut near old Stettin

Paul Rakow paul.edward.luther.rakow at desy.de
Tue Jun 19 12:13:50 PDT 2012

  Dear Lloyd,

      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.

              Paul Rakow

  "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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