[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Roehlich/Busse Family

Linda Bowen lindakbowen at cox.net
Thu Jun 20 10:23:56 PDT 2013

I have more information on this because I am  a 3-4th cousin Autosomal 
DNA match ( on ancestry.co) with 98% certainty to the aunt of the person 
who posted this.
We are waiting for the results of DNA on Marie's 80 year old daughter to 
confirm this is where  the DNA match is.

According to the aunt of this poster ( my 3-4th cousin match) the 
families were neighbors.

The birth family was very poor and when the mother later died in 
childbirth the father was left with all these children and had no way to
take care of all of them. So he kept the older ones who could work and 
let the others be adopted.
  He knew the Roelichs were going to the States and so he thought they 
would have a better life with them. Marie was born in Zdolbunow
The birth name they have written down is Witt.
However something about this adoption has never rung true with me.

I have found names in my family tree connected to the name Roelich. For 
example, Peter's father Ignatz was married to a Mielke.
Meilke is the name of my great great grandmother.
And then as if this isn't interesting enough, yesterday I had a new DNA 
match contact me from another site where I'd uploaded my raw data
and he has almost no information   on a maternal grandmother except that 
her name was Melitta/ Lydia Schultz and her parents were Michael
Schultz and Anna Gust. She was born in Mydzk.
Seems like a lot of  strange coincidences to me.

On 6/20/2013 10:34 AM, Albert Muth wrote:
> An informal adoption is almost impossible to research, anywhere.
> Just a little bit of poking around found a bit more info.
> Peter went back to Russia briefly.  You will find a passport application
> for him at ancestry.com giving his
> exact date of birth in Dubno. Name of dad there also.
> 1910 USA census in Ontonagon county, Michigan (this is in the Upper
> Peninsula, in the far western part of the state)
> states clearly that  Auguste (aged 18) and Marie (aged 16) are "sister
> daughter".
> The SGGEE indices (VKP) show early 1890's marriages at Rozyszcze for Anna
> Bertha Roehlig to Friedrich Adam and Ottilie
> Roehlig to August Gust.  It may be that the girls belong to one of these
> sisters.
> al
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM, Tammy Jochman <tjjochman at milwpc.com> wrote:
>> I found a marriage record in the Volhynia Database for Peter Roehlich &
>> Wilhelmine (nee Busse) marriage date Feb 4 1892 in Rozyszcze.
>> I am trying to find out information on their adoptive daughters Auguste &
>> Marie.
>> Auguste is my great-grandmother. It is likely that the Roehlich's were
>> neighbors/friends to Auguste & Marie's biological parents.
>> Peter and Wilhelmine took the girls to the US where they lived in MI.
>> How do I go about finding more details on the marriage record for Peter &
>> Wilhelmine?
>> Do you have any suggestions on how to research a private adoption in 1892
>> in Volhynia?
>> Thanks you for any suggestions!
>> Tammy Jochman
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