Bialobloty, Kreis Grudziec, Russian Poland
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Bialobloty (literally white mud or put another way, sandy soil) is in theGrudziec Parish between Poznan and Lodz. It is located just off the map above to the far left by Dziewin. It is near Krolikow. Unlike most of my family villages, the Russians controlled this village whereas the others were controlled by the Prussians. Here is a detailed area map from 1802:
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Bialobloty is not really a village but a large area with small farms distributed around the area as shown above. That is to say, there is little or no core to the village. That was unusual as in that time most villages straddled the road as does Krulikow (Krolikow) above (strassendorf is the term in German). There is, however, a school at the center of the area. In 1827 Bialobloty had 100 houses and 788 people. By 1882, there were 1314 people in the village.
Bialobloty was created by Count Franz von Stadnicki at Grodziec Castle on 17 October 1787. The terms for the establishment of this village are very interesting and can be found by clickingRules for German Settlers in Białobłoty. The document was translated by Erika Schultz. Nearby village Orliny had a similar contract in 1784, click here to see a translation of the Orliny contract.
The births from this village first appear in the Grudziec Catholic church books in 1808 and some of the church records are for the Polish nobility in the area. So perhaps, the nobility began releasing this forested land for occupation about that time. The first Evangelical records appear in 1827 and include appearances by Remus family members. The village includes Hahn, Hoffmann, Dalke, Klatt, and Disterhoft family members too. Here is who was in Bialobloty in 1934 both insorted and unsorted form.
This village contained many Remus family members. These Remus family members descended from Martin Remus ofSchwente (also my ancestor), West Prussia through his third son Lorenz who came to this village via Bondecz, Szczerbin, Rudna and Gembitz. Many of the people in the village migrated to Volhynia in the Ukraine and America, as did my Remus ancestors. Click here for the descendents of Martin Remus including Lorenz. That massive 548 page Remus genealogy obscures the Remus family in Bialobloty so click here for Lorenz Remus and the first four generations in Bialobloty.
Kurt Klingspohn provided this picture of a typical house in the village in the 1947:
Here is a typical house in the village photographed in 2005:
Kurt Klingspohn provided this picture of the house of Theofile Remus photographed in 1947:
And here is the school at the center of the village:
There are two cemeteries that I found in this area. To see those pictures,
Click here for the Bialobloty Cemetery
Click here for the Orliny Cemetery
The large Remus family group that lived here initially migrated here in the early 1800's. They first settled at nearly Tomice and Wierchy where several of the sons were born. The below modern map shows these villages.
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Carol Lajeunesse is a descendent of Ludwig Hahn and Caroline Remus (daughter of Michael Remus and Elisabeth Schiller) of this village.Click here for more information on that family. Irmgard Hein Ellingson is a descendent Emilie Remus a daughter of August Remus and Wilhelmine Schultz of this village and August Wilhelm Stürzbecher. Click here for more information on this family. Also in this village are the Petzke and Fritz families; Donna Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org is a descendent of these families. Kurt and Astrid Klingspohn email@example.com also have roots in this village and provided the pictures of the village in the 1950's shown above.
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March 1, 2012