[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lange or Langert record and place name Lantoya, Prussia

karlann at juno.com karlann at juno.com
Fri Aug 1 16:54:03 PDT 2014

I have a scan of a death record from Belchatow, Poland from 1848 in Polish, and a friend who helped me read it said the key information is ". Eva Rosina Hirsch died in Zawada a widow and homemaker age 58 born in Lantoja in Prussia the daughter of Bogumil Langert." Two issues: one is the name "Langert" : might it be Lange, or is Langert a usual German name (here I am not sure if the Polish language is adding the 'ert). Second, where would "Lantoya" be in Prussia? although I do not have a marriage record for this ancestor, I do have other family records that provide some information that may help. A son was born in 1813 in Gadow, Turek, Wielkopolskie, Poland.  A daughter  was born in Augustyn, Kaminski Lobawskiej, Poland in 1832, but the family lived in Zawaka, Belchatow by the 1838 when the oldest son, Johann Michael Hirsch,, was married. This would indicate that the family moved south eastward toward Belchatow between 1813 and 1838.  I can send the scan of the death record to anyone who would like to look at the original script. I could also use some help reading the death record of her husband, Karla Walters 
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