[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ger-Poland-Volhynia Digest, Vol 143, Issue 27
ironhide781 at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 26 12:29:27 PDT 2015
I have Witt ancestry from the Nowy Dwor region of Poland. My 3rd-great-grandmother, Justina Karolina Witt, was born in Reischewo, Nowy Dwor, Poland in 1842. Her parents were Jacob Witt and Anna Joseph. Justina married Ludwig Heinrich Joseph in 1859, and moved to Uljanowka in the Volhynia region within the next 10 years. They immigrated to Manitoba, Canada between 1901-1906, and lived there until their deaths.
Several of their descendants have taken DNA tests. My grandfather, Fred Gibson, is the great-grandson of Ludwig and Justina, and has tested at 23andMe, and I've uploaded his data to GedMatch (kit #M224139). Two cousins of Fred's, Elsie and Jim Joseph, have also tested at 23andMe with data uploaded to GedMatch (kits M234649 and M861346 respectively).
The parish registers from Nowy Dwor are available from the Family History Library on microfilm, but are not digitized yet. I checked them out before, but I can't recall the film numbers and need to look them up again (unless someone on this list happens to know what the film numbers are). You might be able to find more Witts in there. I intend to check them out again and look for more information on my Joseph, Witt, Freder, and other family lines. Maybe if you do have a Witt connection, we could be related! That would be awesome. Brandt Gibson
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From: tjjochman at milwpc.com
To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:24:42 -0500
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] WITT famlies of Volhynia or Nowy Dwor
My great-grandmother Auguste was born in the 1890's in Volhynia in the Dubno area. She and her sister Marie both believed their birth surname was WITT.
Further DNA evidence suggests that this may be correct. I am looking for Witt families from the Dubno area that may be related to her.
I have branched out the trees of her adopted parents, Peter & Wilhelmina (Busse) Rehlich and did not find connections to WITT. When I began to branch out trees
of Peter & Wilhelmina's relatives and close friends that lived in Bruce Crossings, MI. I found ties to many families located in Bridgman, Three Oaks and Berrien, MI.
Several families had WITT ancestors that lived in the same area of Volhynia. It is obvious that these families knew each other.
I am especially interested in the following WITT connections:
Samuel Schulz married 1864 to Caroline WITT (born 1842)
August WITT married 1864 Wilhelmina Borgwardt
Frederick WITT married Alwine Jaruschewitz had son Benjamin WITT born1883
Johanna C. F. WITT (born 1826) married Jacob Gitersonke
Also interested in WITT families that came from the Nowy Dwor region of Poland.
If anyone is researching the WITT side of these families, please contact me. We are especially interested in information relating to their ancestors or if any descendents of these WITT families
have taken a DNA test or would be interested in one.
Additionally if anyone knows if there are online records for Nowy Dwor, I would appreciate a link to them.
Thanks in advance,
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