Descendants of Jurgen Leverentz

 

Generation No. 1

1. JURGEN1 LEVERENTZ was born Bef. 17341. He married MARGRETHA MARIA WATERSTRATEN. She was born Abt. 1734 in Rackow, Pommern1, and died November 19, 1804 in Zarnekla, Pommern1.

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Burial: November 21, 1804, Gultzow, Pommern1

Child of JURGEN LEVERENTZ and MARGRETHA WATERSTRATEN is:

2. i. JOACHIM HEINRICH2 LEVERENTZ, b. 1766, Duvier, Pommern; d. February 06, 1844, Nielitz, Gultzow, Pommern.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOACHIM HEINRICH2 LEVERENTZ (JURGEN1) was born 1766 in Duvier, Pommern2, and died February 06, 1844 in Nielitz, Gultzow, Pommern2. He married MARIA DOROTHEA LEMBCKEN. She was born 1773 in Kandelin, Pommern3, and died September 12, 1834 in Nielitz, Pommern3.

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Burial: February 09, 1844

Occupation: 1848, Day laborer in Zarniglow4

Notes for MARIA DOROTHEA LEMBCKEN:

Maria Dorothea Leverenz, nee Lembcke(n) died 9 years before her husband. She was born about 1773 and she was born in Kandelin. It is probable that Joachim Heinrich Leverenz married her in the Gross Bisdorf parish. If we take a second took at the Lembck(en) godparents from Kandelin we can assume that she was from a farming family. Although the Pomeranian farmers were far from well off or wealthy, they surely much less social and economical problems than the day-labourer, estate/far worker or weaver families. The Lembcke farm in Kandelin from which Maria Dorothea might have been was a "Royal tenant" farm, which means that the farm and the farming family were not personally bonded/dependent, but leased the farm from the (Swedish ) State. The Northern part of Vorpommern (north of the river Peene) was part of the Swedish Kingdom from 1648 to 1815.

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Burial: November 12, 1834, Gultzow, Pommern5

Children of JOACHIM LEVERENTZ and MARIA LEMBCKEN are:

i. JOCHEN MARTIN3 LEVERENZ, b. October 18, 1795, Zarniglow, Pommern6.

Notes for JOCHEN MARTIN LEVERENZ:

Godparents: Martin Andreas Karkhoff, farmer in Düvier; Jochen Hermann Ott, farmhand in Zarnekla; Carlotta Sophia Lembcken, maid in Bretwisch

More About JOCHEN MARTIN LEVERENZ:

Baptism: October 21, 1795, Gultzow Parish, Pommern6

ii. CATHARINA MARIA LEVERENZ, b. November 14, 1798, Zarniglow, Pommern7; d. October 05, 1809, Zarniglow, Pommern8.

Notes for CATHARINA MARIA LEVERENZ:

Godparents: Catharina Lembken, nee Mansen, wife of a farmer in Candlien; Catharina Maria Petersen, nee Otten, wife of a crofter ("Kathenfrau") in Zarnekla; Erdmann Wulff, crofter ("Kathenmann") in Candlien

Candlien, Candlin or Candelin (today`s spelling Kandelin) is located 4.5 kilometer northwest of Sassen, about 12 kilometer northeast of Zarnekla. Like Neuendorf and Griebenow it had belonged to the Gross Bisdorf parish.

More About CATHARINA MARIA LEVERENZ:

Baptism: November 16, 1798, Gultzow Parish, Pommern9

Burial: December 05, 1809, the chapel yard in Zarnekla10

iii. JOCHEN CHRISTOPHER LEVERENZ, b. January 24, 1801, Zarniglow, Pommern11.

Notes for JOCHEN CHRISTOPHER LEVERENZ:

Godparents: Jochen Christian Bahls, farmer in Düvier; Christian Christopher Schult, at the Zarnekla estate; Maria Regina Leverentz at the Zarnekla estate

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Baptism: January 26, 1801, Gultzow Parish, Pommern11

iv. CHRISTIAN FREIDRICH LEVERENZ, b. December 11, 1803, Zarniglow, Pommern12,13,14; d. May 16, 1855, Sassan, Grimmen, Pommern, Prussia15; m. (1) MARIA SOPHIA CHRISTINA PRINGKE, October 21, 1830, Zettemin, Pommern16; b. December 30, 1806, Zettemin, Pommern17; d. June 09, 1847, Sassan, Grimmen, Pommern, Prussia18; m. (2) CHRISTINE FRIEDERIKE KAROLINE SCHMIDT, 1848, Sassan, Grimmen, Pommern, Prussia; b. September 20, 182019.

Notes for CHRISTIAN FREIDRICH LEVERENZ:

Christian Friedrich Lewerenz and Catharine Sophie Priebke got married in Duckow, Zettemin parish (the Zettemin pastor was obviously only represented by the Kummerow Pastor for a short amount of time due to absence or illness) and they already married in 1830.

Before the Lewerenz/Priebke family settled down in Sassen, not too far away from the home village of Christian Friedrich, they moved a number of times. Fortunately I was able to check the Sassen confirmation registers for all their (surviving) children, so that we do not only know their names and birthdays but as well their probable places of birth. The first known child was born when the parents lived in Duckow (1828), the second one in Kandelin, Gross Bisdorf parish (1831) and the third one in Vorbein, Loitz parish (1836). Based on the information in the Sassen baptismal register we know that there had been two more children, who died early, probabily before the family arrived in Sassen. from Hans Muller-Koppe

The family situation with four young step-siblings and no parents, possibly "confronted" with a step-father plus a movement after 1855 might have been an additional motivation to emigrate for Karl, Karoline and Dorothea. But the main reason was surely the poorness of the family. The weavers were amongst the worst off professions in the mid 19th century because their handicraft was not longer requested. There were good industrial textiles and they got less and less money for their material and clothes. The movements of the family from Duckow to Kandelin and Vorbein to Sassen is another indidation for the difficulties of Christian Friedrich Lewerenz to earn the living for his family.

Godparents: Christian Andreas Lembck, "Königlicher Pachtbauer" (Royal tenant farmer) in Candlien; Michel Friedrich Sierck, "Hofknecht" (farmhand) in Zarnekla; Maria Dorothea Otten, nee Ihrken, day-labourer`s wife in Zarnekla

More About CHRISTIAN FREIDRICH LEVERENZ:

Baptism: December 14, 1803, Gultzow Parish, Pommern20,21

Burial: May 18, 1855, Sassan, Grimmen, Pommern, Prussia22

Naturalization: 1830, weaver in Duckow23

Occupation: Aft. 1839, weaver and night watchman in sassan

Notes for MARIA SOPHIA CHRISTINA PRINGKE:

Landbuch des Herzogtums Stettin, von Kamin und Hinterpommern oder des Verwaltungsbezirks der Königlichen Regierung zu Stettin. Bearbeitet von Heinrich Berghaus, 1. Band: die Kreise Demmin, Anklam, Usedom-Wollin und Ukermünde, Anklam/Berlin, 1865.

Library: University Library od Greifswald

Dukow (today`s spelling Duckow), village and "Rittergut" (p. 51)

Located almost 30 kilometers south(west) of Demmin, on the banks of the river Peene (today called Ostpeene here nesr the springs of the river). Dukow (and the whole Zettemin parish) lies at the border of Pommern and Mecklenburg, outside of main area of the Kreis Demmin. It is enclosed by Mecklenburg territory as a Pommern exclave.

Among the inhabitants of Dukow there is a sexton, a schoolteacher, a smith and an inn-keeper. 30 day labourer families live at Dukow. There are 18 Feuerstellen (households) with 223 inhabitants. The Dukow church is a filial of the Zettemin church.

In former times Dukow was a parish but it burned down totaly around 1630. The church was destroyed entirely and even 1648 there lived no one in this place, so that it was decided to connect Dukow with Zettemin. There were other filial churches of Zettemin in Gielow (Mecklenburg terretory, this church has been connected with Malchin in Mecklenburg since 1838), in Pinnow, Rottmannshagen and Rützenfelde.

The villages of the parish of Zettemin were onder a combined (and often heavily disputed) administration of Mecklenburg and Prussia (Pommern) between 1648 and 1740. From 1740 on they belonged to Pommern. Until 1743 the Pastor of Zettemin was a Mecklenburg clergyman. From 1743 he is a Pastor of the Pomeranian church (Pommersche Kirche, Synode Demmin).

Dukow is an old estate of the von Maltzahn family, nowadays (1865) in the property of Freiherr Otto von Maltzahn.

Zettemin in a manor as well. It had belonged to the Maltzahn family since the middle ages and was sold in 1852 together with the new mill and the house "im Bredeluk". There are 14 Feuerstellen (households) with 256 inhabitants in Zettemin. In later times the estate Penewerder was layed out. It had 4 Feuerstellen (households) with 59 inhabitants in 1865.

Pinnow had 12 Feuerstellen with 202 inhabitants, Rottmannshagen had 12 Feuerstellen with 224 inhabitants and Rützenfelde had 8 Feuerstellen with 130 inhabitants.

Today, both Zettemin and Dukow belong to Mecklenburgian parishes (Gielow and Rittermannshagen respectively) after the exclave connected with Mecklenburg in the 20th century. The old Zettemin parish registers were brought to the central Schwerin church archive, where they are accessable for research.

The Berghaus book for Sassen, Gülzow, Düvier and Zarnekla (Kreis Grimmen) was never issued so that I am not able to provide such information for these villages yet.

 

More About MARIA SOPHIA CHRISTINA PRINGKE:

Burial: June 11, 1847, Sassan, Grimmen, Pommern, Prussia24

v. CARL FRIEDRICH LEVERENZ, b. April 19, 1807, Zarniglow, Pommern25,26; m. ANNE HELENE FRIEDERICA HEIDEN, June 23, 1839, Dersekow Parish, Pommern27; b. 181427.

Notes for CARL FRIEDRICH LEVERENZ:

Godparents: Carl Niclas Schwebk, farmer in Breetwisch; Jochen Frierich Peters, day-labourer in Zarnekla; Maria Dorothea Lembken, carpenter`s wife in Breetwisch

More About CARL FRIEDRICH LEVERENZ:

Baptism: April 21, 1807, Gultzow Parish, Pommern28

Occupation: 1839, coachman at hof Hinrichshagen29

vi. CATHARINA MARIA LEVERENTZ, b. September 28, 1809, Zarniglow, Pommern30.

Notes for CATHARINA MARIA LEVERENTZ:

Godparents: Anna Catharina Lembken, nee Baumann, wife of the "Statthalter" (farmhand's foreman) in Borsdorf; Catharina Maria Lembken, farmer's daughter in Candlien; Johann Michel Karkhoff; farmer`s son and farm hand in Düvier

More About CATHARINA MARIA LEVERENTZ:

Baptism: January 10, 1809, Gultzow Parish, Pommern30

vii. CATHARINA DOROTHEA CHRISTIANA LEVERENTZ, b. February 06, 1812, Zarniglow, Pommern31,32.

Notes for CATHARINA DOROTHEA CHRISTIANA LEVERENTZ:

Godparents: Anna Dorothea Schwebken, nee Mans, farmer`s wife in Breetwisch; Catharina Maria Timm, nee Dusten, day-labourer`s wife in Düvier; Jochen Christian Wulff, carpenter journeyman in Candlien

More About CATHARINA DOROTHEA CHRISTIANA LEVERENTZ:

Baptism: July 06, 1812, Gultzow Parish, Pommern32

 

 

Endnotes

1. Gülzow, burial register (1804/5).

2. 1844 Gultzow Pommern Parish Death Register.

3. Gülzow, burial register (1834/24).

4. 1848 Sassan Pommern Marriage Record.

5. Gülzow, burial register (1834/24).

6. Gülzow, baptismal register (1795, p. 5, No. 11).

7. Gülzow, baptismal register (1798, p. 8, No. 19).

8. Gülzow, burial register (1809/8).

9. Gülzow, baptismal register (1798, p. 8, No. 19).

10. Gülzow, burial register (1809/8).

11. Gülzow, baptismal register (1801, p. 9, No. 2).

12. 1848 Sassan Pommern Marriage Record.

13. 1855 Sassan Death Record.

14. Gülzow, baptismal register (1801, p. 12, No. 18).

15. 1855 Sassan Death Record.

16. Zettemin, marriage register (1830/11).

17. Zettemin, confirmation register (1821/21).

18. 1847 Death Records of Sassan, Pommern.

19. 1848 Sassan Pommern Marriage Record.

20. 1803 Baptism Record for Gultzow Parish.

21. Gülzow, baptismal register (1801, p. 12, No. 18).

22. 1855 Sassan Death Record.

23. Zettemin, marriage register (1830/11).

24. 1847 Death Records of Sassan, Pommern.

25. 1839 Desekow Marriage Register.

26. Gülzow, baptismal register (1807, p. 14, No. 3).

27. 1839 Desekow Marriage Register.

28. Gülzow, baptismal register (1807, p. 14, No. 3).

29. 1839 Desekow Marriage Register.

30. Gülzow, baptismal register (1809, p. 16, No. 16).

31. 1838 Marriage Register for Holzhagen, Pommern.

32. Gülzow, baptismal register (1812, p. 19, No. 10).