Plazowo, Kreis Tuchel, West Prussia
(and Alt Dzuki, Kreis Tuchel, West Prussia)
Plazowo is a village between Tuchel and Gross Byslaw. Its church records are in Gross Byslaw. This village established at the end of 18th century in "pustkowie" - territory that was not inhabited. It was started by the mayor Ploza of Tuchola - thus the village name of Plazowo. Residents had to clear the land themselves under a long term lease. In 1806 there were 4 owners: Jan Szczegulski (a resident of Tuchola), Franciszek Frydrychowicz, Piotr Rakowski and Teodor Ograbiszewski, the last two were teachers. Later these lands were sold. In 1842 there were more families listed as owners of land in Plazowo, but name Remus is not among them. In 1865 there were 2188 morgs of land, and Friedrich Gottlieb Remus from Szumiaca (Alt Dzuki) just a kilometer south of Cekcyn as shown on the map below was one of bigger farmers with 52 morgs. This village is associated with four Remus families and still contains Remus family members.
Two groups of Remus family members originate from Martin Remus of Schwente via his son Caspar Remus and his second wife Anna Konopka; Caspar was the innkeeper (kruger) of Schmirdau. Caspar had many sons and his seventh child with Anna, Johan Daniel Remus the shepherd, is my great great grandfather. His son August Wilhelm Remus was a cart maker who moved first to Volhynia and then onward to Manitoba, Canada. Click here for this family tree. Look to family 41 for August Wilhelm. August Wilhelm Remus had a sister Rosa Emilie born in 1842. She may be Rosalie Remus born in 1842 to Johan the shepherd (perhaps Johan the shepherd and Daniel the shepherd were the same person named Johan Daniel Remus the shepherd); she married Michael Nowatzke. Click here for this family.
Another group of Remus family members originate from Martin Remus of Schwente via his son Caspar Remus and his second wife Anna Konopka; Caspar was the innkeeper (kruger) of Schmirdau. Caspar had many sons and his fourth child with Anna, Johan, is the grandfather of Friedrich Gottlieb Remus mentioned above initially living in Alt Dzuki and later becoming one of the biggest farmers in Plazowo. Click here for this family tree. This time find family 91.
A third Remus family lived in this village. The group descended from Andreas Remus and Marie Zaremba of Kesowo. Click here for this family. This Martin is a different Martin than the one mentioned in the two above paragraphs. Also in this village was Michael Remus (the likely brother of Andreas) with his wife Marianne Wysocka and his family including Martin Remus with his first wife Anne Steffer and second wife Rosalie Ostrowska; this family migrated to Brazil. Click here for that family.
Also there were descendents of Caspar Hoppe and his wife Barbara Elisabeth Remus of Klein Wellnitz, Kreis Flatow including descendents Peter Remus and Dorothea Hoppe and Christian Peglau and Catherine Remus. Click here for this family.
Here is a picture of a house in that village:
And here is a 1914 map of the area including Plazowo and Alt Dzuki:
(Click the map to blow it up)
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June 3, 2013