[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German speakers from Aalsce/Lorraine to Volhenia
celticmythos at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 16 20:23:17 PST 2016
My paternal grandmother's family were Germans who moved from Neu Freudental Russia to South Dakota in the 1870's. The family name, Schenkenberger, has been traced to what is now Obernai in the Alsace. It is unclear how the migration from the Alsace to Russia occurred, but it may have been through a region called Banat, that was once part of Hungary.
I have not been able to confirm this, but the family has a document that is the result of research started in the early 1900's that continued through 1980.
We visited Strassbourg this past Christmas and I fell in love the area. I'd hope I have a family tie to Alsace.
From: Kenneth Browne <kbrowne01518 at gmail.com>
To: Gary Tober <getober at hotmail.com>; ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German speakers from Aalsce/Lorraine to Volhenia
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 married
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.
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
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.
Kenneth Browne researching: BROWN(E) LEIGHTON TAYLOR CLUFF LACHMANN
RUSSELL MORSE PETTENGILL NOBLE SMALL WOLF MROCH LUEDTKE
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