[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Fwd: France to Volhynia immigration

CelticMythos celticmythos at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 18 14:30:49 PST 2016

Thank you so much! That is my paternal grandmother's family background - Alsace to the Black Sea.
      From: Helen Gillespie <gilleh23 at gmail.com>
 To: SGGEE <ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org> 
 Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Fwd: France to Volhynia immigration
For more info on Alsace-Lorraine emigration to Russia....if anyone is still


German speaking residents in Alsace/Lorraine not welcomed in either France
or Germany probably saw free lands in Russia as an opportunity...

from the Wikipedia site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsace

"At the same time, some Alsatians were in opposition to the Jacobins
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobin_%28politics%29> and sympathetic to
the invading forces of Austria
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habsburg_Monarchy> and Prussia
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Prussia> who sought to crush the
nascent revolutionary republic
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_republic>. Many of the
residents of the Sundgau <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundgau> made
"pilgrimages" to places like Mariastein Abbey
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariastein_Abbey>, near Basel
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel>, in Switzerland, for baptisms and
weddings. When the French Revolutionary Army
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolutionary_Army> of the Rhine was
victorious, tens of thousands fled east before it. When they were later
permitted to return (in some cases not until 1799), it was often to find
that their lands and homes had been confiscated.* These conditions led to
emigration by hundreds of families to newly vacant lands in the Russian
Empire <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Empire> in 1803–4 and again
in 1808*. A poignant retelling of this event based on what Goethe
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe> had personally
witnessed can be found in his long poem *Hermann and Dorothea

European history is so intertwined...


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From: Helen Gillespie <gilleh23 at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: France to Volhynia immigration
To: eduardo.kommers at gmail.com, SGGEE <ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org>

To the list,

For North and South Americans, the complicated history of Europe  is
multi-layered and so confusing.  Wars and civil upheavals abound and are so
connected to each other - hard to unravel all the events.

Not sure how much info Family Search.org has but there is some background
and records:
European countries were noted for registering folk who moved about.....they
had to register at an Amt when they left and register when they arrived!
Now to find the right Amt!

Some basic history of the area....which might be of interest.





Hope some of this helps.....


From: Eduardo Kommers <eduardo.kommers at gmail.com>
To: <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:40:40 -0200
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] France to Volhynia immigration
Hello dear friends,

Has someone already heard about German-speaking people escaping from France
to Volhynia after some war in the XIX century?

Best regards,
Eduardo Kommers
Ger-Poland-Volhynia site list
Ger-Poland-Volhynia at sggee.org


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