[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Christoph Grenke - Lipno

Earl Schultz Earl.Schultz at telusplanet.net
Sat Sep 20 16:26:16 PDT 2014

Hi Matthew,
Several of us are working in the Lipno-Michalki-Sierpc records and we should be able to help you.  We have most of those films on permanent loan.  The Village of your gggfather's birth could also be Lubraniec, but Lubianka is more likely and Lobzenica is not likely in my opinion.  You might want to check an old map because I'm still not sure.  We will know more once we see some of these records.  Unfortunately, we are not as far along on Lipno extractions than the other two Parishes.

Write direct to me and we will see what we can do for you.  Also, we are encouraging people from this area to have their DNA tested and join the Vistula River Settlement Project (www.ftdna.com) so that we can more quickly find those we are related to.



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Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:41:27 -0600
From: Matthew Grenke <matthew.grenke at gmail.com>
To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Christoph Grenke - Lipno
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I am searching for information on my great-great grandfather Christoph Grenke. His family Bible states that he was born 1845 in Lobzanke. His confirmation was in the Lutheran church in Lipno by Pastor Doktorman(?). I believe this may actually be Pastor Tochtermann since there was a pastor at the Lutheran church in Osowka with this name which is similar to Doktorman.
>From my understanding Osowka was a sister church of Lipno?

Does anyone here have access to the Lipno or Osowka church records from around 1860 which may show his confirmation records? Perhaps there may be marriage records of his parents there too? At the moment I am thinking that Lobzanke is either Lobzenica (close to Wyrzysk) or Lubianka (close to
Thorn) which is also closer to Lipno where he was confirmed. Christoph's mother may have been Ewa Mantei (Manthey). This information is from some relatives but has not been confirmed yet. It may help in the search though if it proves correct. I am hoping to find information on who his father was if possible and any other information would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for any clues at all that may help.

Thank you so much for your help.


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