Pogutky is a very pretty village straddling a stream near Schoneck. It contains a former Cistercian monastery dating back to 1238. In 1276 they moved to Pelpin but still retained ownership of the village. In 1750 they returned to the village.

The catholic parish church was originally built in 1715 and the Lutheran church built in 1899 (now abandoned).

My interest in this village is the presence of Jacob Remus in this village during the 1772 land census. His record appears twice but contains the same information:

Reymus, Jacob Pogutky Schoeneck Berent 18011053 6038 77 (2) 29

Reymus, Jacob Pogutky Schoeneck Berent 18011053 6036 821 372

The household contains two males over 12, one female over age 12 and one female under 12 years. There are four in household.

Also Michael Remus of Kobyle would have attended these churches.

Here is map of the area:


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July 17, 2008