The Leverenz and Poll families would have occasionally visited Griefswald as it was the only town in the area. Griefswald is a port city on the Baltic Sea and was a member of the Hanseatic League of trading towns. Here is a map of the town:

Here are pictures from the town including.

The market plaza with town hall:



St Jakob Church:



St Mary’s Church dating back to 1275:


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September 11, 2010