[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Kaschube; Was Re: Schmidt family from Sompolno region

barry krueger bgkrueger1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 20:42:01 PDT 2013

Not so sure about this. I am currently working through the records for
Wreschen and there are a number of incidences of the Kaschube surname at
Nekla Hauland
Barry Krueger

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Jerry Frank <franklyspeaking at shaw.ca>wrote:

> Martin,
> I noted your reference to Kaschube and thought I should clarify that this
> is neither a surname or a place name.  Kaschube is a somewhat derogatory
> reference to Germans with origins typically in eastern Pomerania or western
> West Prussia.  The Kaschube (like the Prus) were originally a Slavic tribe
> closely associated with the Poles yet with a unique culture and language or
> dialect.  They have in essence disappeared though I think there are efforts
> to try to save the language.
> Germans who lived in this Kaschuban region were tagged with that name, in
> part, I think, because of the German dialect they used.  They were
> considered to be of a lower class by Schwabians and other "high German"
> speaking Germans.
> Jerry
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martin Schmidt" <g8orz03 at gmail.com>
> To: "Edelgard Strobel" <udo-edelgard at freenet.de>
> Cc: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:03:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Schmidt family from Sompolno region
> Thank you Petra and Edelgard,
> I'm certain that Friedrich Wilhelm must be my great grandfather. I would
> have never been able to decipher that document without your assistance.  I
> could barely make out the word Kalis.  I'm not certain which of the two
> Emil Nikolais might be my relative, although I do recall the name of
> Kaschube being mentioned by my grandparents.
> Martin
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