[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Germany, Russia locations 1860 - 1905

Paul Rakow paul.edward.luther.rakow at desy.de
Mon Oct 28 13:08:52 PDT 2013

  Hello Charlotte,

       I think you asked about some of these places a few months ago.

       The first place is Jannewitz, Kreis Schlawe in Pommern.

    Prussia is the country. Pommern (called Pomerania in English)
  is the province, Schlawe the kreis (or county), and Jannewitz
  the old German name for the village. It is now in Poland, its
  current name in Janiewice. It is at 16 46 east, 54 16 north,
  a little south of Slawno.  I can't figure out what "Lukon"
  might mean - do you know where you found that?

    Plotzig, Kreis Rummelsburg, is also now in Poland, with the
  Polish name Plocko. It is at 16 50 east, 54 08 north, just a
  little further south from Jannewitz.

    Dunzick will surely be Danzig, the big port city, now called Gdansk.

    It sounds like you've already found Kurowek - it's at about
  19 09 east, 51 27 north, just a little west from Zelow.

      kartenmeister.com is very good for finding the locations
  of towns and villages that were in Germany before the wars, and
  in Poland or Russia now - that's where I found the coordinates
  for your two Pomeranian towns. kartenmeister.com also lists
  some other people looking for Rosin and Garbe in Jannewitz - have
  you tried contacting them?

       You can find these places on google maps, if you enter the
  Polish names - but you have to be careful because often there
  are many Polish towns with the same name, and google might try
  taking you to one of the other towns.

            Paul Rakow

> From: "Charlotte Gorley" <cgorley at shaw.ca>
> I'm hoping someone can help me pinpoint some locations.
> One line in my genealogy research has references to this location:
> Jannivitz
> Jannowitz, Lukon, near Schlawe, Pommern
> Jannetitz, Kreis Schlawe, Pomerania, Prussia
> I'm not sure which one is correct and would like clarification.  The
> timeframe I am looking at is 1880 - 1905.
> I'm also interested in locating Plotzig, Kreis Rummelsburg, Pomerania.
> My ancestors gave their ethnicity as German when the immigrated to Canada in
> 1905.
> The other line I am researching in the same timeframe is Kurowek, which I
> believe was/is about 45K southwest of Lodz.  I believe a that time it was
> considered Russian because Poland did not achieve independence until after
> WWI.  These ancestors gave their ethnicity as Russland (Russian?) on the
> passenger list.
> One other place is Dunzick, Germany in the 1860s.
> I would appreciate being able to place these on a map for that time as well
> as a modern day map and the coordinates (latitude, longitude) would be much
> appreciated.
> I am also interested in contacting someone in those locations who could help
> me with some family history research.
> Thanks for your help,
> Charlotte

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