[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lutheran parish near Leczyca

Paul Rakow paul.rakow at cantab.net
Sun Jul 23 08:34:32 PDT 2017

 Hello again Kate,

      I think you should try Catholic records again. The two most likely
 Catholic parishes for Mikolajew / Neu-Schwedelbach would be Blonie,
 just to the south, and Siedlec, just to the north.

     Both parishes have surviving records in Polish archives.

     Blonie looks very promising, because on
 there is a marriage record (without scan) from 1838 of
 Jan Wertmiller and Wilhelmina Keller. (I think you have seen it

    I can't see how complete the Blonie index is, there may be more
 Wertmiller records that are not yet indexed.

           Paul Rakow

On Tue, July 18, 2017 09:20, Kate Wertmiller wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for my ancestors' metrical records. Have been doing this for
> many years, but still no results.
> The family names are Wertmiller (Wertmueller, Werthmueller), Lapp and
> Senges (Saenges).
> From family history we know they originated from near Lodz (Lenschuetz),
> colony Neu-Schwedelbach (Neu-Schwedelbach now is Mikolajew). In EWZ
> documents I have found also location Leczyca for some of them. Later they
> all moved to Nowograd Wolynsk, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, but we cannot
> establishe when exactly. We think it was before 1890th, because in EWZ one
> daughter of Adam Wertmueller and Maria Senges was born in 1891 in Ostrog,
> Rivne region, Ukraine. Since then they didn't move anywhere and all
> lived in Nowograd Wolynsk and surroundings. We know almost for sure they
> were Lutherans.
> My question is - where should I search for their births&marriages? I used
>  to look up in http://geneteka.genealodzy.pl for Lodz, but there are data
>  only till 1838, not later, and my ancestors were born in 1840-1850 and
> later (1880). Locations showed after filtering on the site are Topola
> Krolewska, Blonie,
> Sobotka, Leczyca, so I cannot find any info as for this Neu-Schwedelbach,
> now Mikolajewo. To what Lutheran parish could it belonged? Or it could be
> a Roman-Catholic one (however, many years ago I received answer from Lodz
> archive that there are no such surnames in Roman-Catholic records)?
> Thank you for the help in advance.
> Kate Wertmiller
> Kyiv, Ukraine
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