[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German speakers from Aalsce/Lorraine to Volhenia
Sigrid Pohl Perry
perry1121 at aol.com
Mon Feb 15 18:36:08 PST 2016
As you know, the name Mroch is quite rare and not only in Volhynian
records so far available to us. But you might want to explore some
information closer than Alsace Lorraine. Looking on the
www.geneteka.genealodzy.pl site, you can search by surname. Although
there are a very few Mroch individuals in other provinces, there are
many in Pomorskie, i.e. Pommerania/Pommern:
B/D/M: pomorskie 65 53 61 out of 80 63 68 for ALL
provinces that they have indexed. Many of our ancestors, immigrated to
this region in northern Poland from areas further west in Germany, but
their descendents kept moving south and east for land ownership and
other reasons until they settled further south in Russian Poland or
Volhynia. I don't see an Alwine there, but there are more Mroch families
than in any other region.
May this give you some hope to keep looking.
Sigrid Pohl Perry
On 2/15/2016 6:02 PM, Kenneth Browne wrote:
> On 02/15/2016 03:21 PM, Gary Tober wrote:
>> Given that there was no historically large movement from the German
>> speaking French areas, the possibility cannot simply be swept away.
> I can't comment on most of Gary's post but the mention of Alsace
> Lorraine struck a nerve. My ggf was a German born in Rozhysche and
> to Alvine (or Irina, or Alwine) Mroch (or Mrock) and my first family
> lore reference to my ggm indicated that she was from Alsace Lorraine.
> I have
> found no trace of her or her parents, ancestors in Europe. Only
> documentation I have on her is U.S. census, her Cook County Illinois
> death record, and her name on birth certificates of her children.
> I have a wedding photo of my ggparents but nothing else about ggm
> Alvine's origins.
> There's an Alsatian-American list on rootsweb but I've only had some
> tantalyzing posts that proved unfruitful.
> I don't give up but just don't know where to go next.
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