[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ratz Family - City/Province of Origin?

Sigrid Pohl Perry perry1121 at aol.com
Fri May 17 13:06:56 PDT 2013


I think Al Muth has a very good suggestion that the location is a 
village in Siedlce gubernia. I've seen this city and administrative 
district name mangled on other North American records. The Wlodawa 
powiat was a "county" sometimes located in Siedlecke, and other years in 
Lubelskie gubernia. I'm familiar with many of the families who settled 
in Oconto County, Wisconsin from Russian Poland. Several of us in SGGEE 
are combining efforts to search through the relationships among those 
immigrants. Some of us even have Ratz names in our ancestry from this 
region. If Joseph Ratz worked as a fisherman there are two most likely 
choices. Along the Bug River which served as the boundary between this 
region and Volhynia, a possible village could be Zbereze. Or, the 
village could have been Brzezce in Lubelskie along the Wisla/Vistula 
River. This river had lots of "traffic" along its route, especially our 
ancestors as they emigrated through Poland. At that time, Brzezce would 
have also been in Siedlecke, Garwolin "county."

Do you have other information related to his generation? What is wife 
Anna's maiden name? Do you know his parents' names or those of any of 
his siblings? Even the complete names of cousins, aunts and uncles might 
be useful. Any of this information might help you find more records and 
locate the family in Russian Poland.

Sigrid Pohl Perry

On 5/17/2013 1:27 PM, Robin wrote:
> The Ratz family are the first six on each list, but their names do not  appear on the passenger list supplement page. For reference, their names are  Joseph, Anna, Natalia, Hermann, Emil, and Heinrich.
> >

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