[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] The right village / town of Suckow

Mauricio Norenberg mauricio.norenberg at gmail.com
Tue May 27 04:16:32 PDT 2014

Hi Sigrid,

Sorry I missed your other email (I found it now).

It seems most of Suckow results on Kartenmeister are in Pommern.
Regarding DieMaus link, I did find my grandfather's (Johann and family)
manifest from 1908 there some time ago, interestingly the same can't be
found on FHL.
Some other researcher from Brazil - whose family are in the same group as
mine - found registers of his grandfather actually re-obtaining his German
citizenship before emigrating to Brazil. But when leaving Bremen and
entering Brazil, he would always declare being Russian. On the same line of
thinking, I believe that would be also benefits for those who declared
being a Russian national.

My grandmother always told me they definitely lived in Germany before
coming to Brazil but I could never find proof. The fact I can't find any
sign of Gottfried and Johann's families in Volhynia after 1890's could help
on this theory. They 'disappear' from Volhynia on the 1890's and re-appear
in Brazil in 1908\1914. I still have to solve this gap.

My guess is try to find birth records of the youngest children like Robert
Norenberg born in 1910/11 somewhere near Gdansk.

Other source could be German or Pommern naturalization records.

I am interested in your link from Glogowiec as it seems my ancestors had
lived there for quite a while.

Kind Regards


On 27 May 2014 12:58, Sigrid Pohl Perry <perry1121 at aol.com> wrote:

>  Hi Mauricio.
> I already wrote you that they were living in Suckow, Pommern but were
> Russian citizens which would be true of anyone from Volhynia.
> I looked in www.kartenmeister.com and put Suckow in the search engine.
> One of them is very close to Danzig/Gdansk, the port. It occurred to me
> that if they were trying to emigrate, that living near the port city and
> working as a day laborer on a farm would make sense. Then they could take a
> ship from there to Bremen, another port, from which ships left for either
> North America or South America quite often. Of course, it is difficult to
> say how long they stayed there. Unless there was some kind of civil
> registration or a family member was born or died, I don't know that there
> would be any records. Maybe there was an advantage to being able to
> indicate that they were leaving from a place in a German territory.
> Sigrid
> On 5/26/2014 4:23 PM, Mauricio Norenberg wrote:
> It could mean born in Russia but residing in Suckow.

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