West Prussia, Danzig, Saxony, Cloth maker villages near Posen, plus Volhynia and Kiev

 

The following web pages contain a lot of information about the history of German settlements in West Prussia, Danzig, Cloth maker villages near Posen, Volhynia, and Kiev. There is also information on Vorpommern (the area on the north coast of Germany), Saxony, Augsburg, and Wurtemburg (as well as information on Sweden added in). The information is organized into these segments.

Click on West Prussia

(This is my purely Paternal lineage)

The Remus family lived in West Prussia (modern northern Poland) from 1600 including a fair number of Remus family members in Danzig (click here to go directly to the Danzig information). This section also contains a lot on life in West Prussia. Also, the West Prussia section lists all known Remus family members in the 1700's and 1800's in West Prussia. From West Prussia they migrated to Volhynia and North America. Do you want to match your y DNA with mine to see if you are genetically a true blue Remus male? If so, click here to find out about my y DNA.

Click here for genealogical information on the Remus Families of Danzig.

Click here for genealogical information on the well documented Remus Families of West Prussia.

Click here for genealogical information on additional Remus Families of West Prussia.

I have just completed a free ebook called The Remus Family of Saxony Volume 1. It is 282 pages long with lots of pictures and maps. It covers those Remus family members who owned land and mills and those who worked the land and pastures of northern Poland. It is 32MB in length so best not to print - but instead to download and read using your free Adobe Reader. Click here to download the book. The Remus Family of Saxony Volume 2 is all of the genealogies for the families in Volume 1 and is over 200 pages. Click here to download the book.

 

Click on Posen Cloth Makers

(This includes many of the women's lines that married in my maternal Hoffmann and Lehmann lines plus my paternal line great grandmother Wilhelmine Hardwardt line.)

Many of the cloth makers in the villages north of Posen in Poland also chose to migrate to Volhynia and America. These families probably arrived in this area about 1750. The particular focus here is on the Krassin family of Schokken, Rattai, and Radowonke and the Hardwardt family of Szczepanowo and Rogowo. Also information is provided on Schoenlanke, the home of the Schultz family of Alberta.

The genealogical information on the Posen Cloth Maker Families who moved on to Volhynia and Kiev is shown as part of the information for the Volhynia and Kiev residents in the following section.

Click on Volhynia and Kiev

(Three quarters of my grandparents lived here)

Many of the Germans in Volhynia came from West Prussia and the Posen area above. Here are many details on their life in Volhynia and Kiev Parishes (formerly in the Russian empire and now in independent Ukraine) from 1830 to 1892.

  • To find out about the arrival and life of German cloth makers in Volhynia in the 1830's. The narrative and pictures particularly focus on the villages of Faustindorf, Stanislowa, and Alt Sapust and particularly on the Hoffmann, Lehmann, Spitzer, Radke, and related families. These people migrated from the Posen area and came for economic reasons. Most moved on to Romansdorf in the 1850's. Links in this section take these folks back to Russian Poland, Prussian Poland, Saxony, and Wurtemburg.
  • To find out about Romansdorf village near Kiev in the Ukraine including pictures and family trees for the Hoffmann, Lehmann, Spitzers, Krassin and related families living in Romansdorf and in nearby Grunwald and Ludwigsdorf. Links in this section take these folks back to Russian Poland, Prussian Poland, Saxony, and Wurtemburg.
  • To find out more about the German settlements north of Rovno in the Ukraine. Particular details and pictures are provided for the villages of Anielowka, Berestowitz, Marcelinhof, and Kostopol. The focus is particularly on the Remus and Deutschlander families; family trees are provided for those and related families in the area. Links in this section take these folks back to West Prussia, Russian Poland, Prussian Poland, Saxony, and Wurtemburg.

Click here for genealogical information on the Volhynia and Kiev Families above.

 

Click on Saxony

(My paternal Remus line originated in Saxony as likely did my maternal Hoffmann and Lehmann lines)

The Remus family originated in Saxony in Germany and came via Neumark to West Prussia. It appears the Remus family name arose in Kamenz about 1450 and descendents continued living there for many centuries. The Remus family was in other villages in Saxony, most importantly in Grossenhein. There is also information on Luther and the Reformation with an emphasis on the Remus family connections. Also you will find out about the Martin Remus in Leipzig in about 1570 plus details of Luther's Wittenberg.

 

Click on Vorpommern

(These families are about 1/8 of my maternal lineage but very interesting.)

The focus here is on the villages in the area of Grimmen, Vorpommern. This area is due north of Berlin. The families of interest are the Poll and Leverenz families that migrated initially to the Danville Illinois area.

Click here for genealogical information on the Vorpommern Families above.

 

Click on Augsburg

For a while I thought that I might be a descendent of the Rem(us) family of Augsburg in southern Germany. I am not related but the story of the Patrician Rem(us) family of Augsburg dating back to the 1300's is very interesting anyway. Also you will find out about Martin Luther in Augsburg, Jakob Fugger (the then richest man in the western world) and Augsburg's role in the Reformation.

Click here for genealogical information on the Rem(us) Families of Augsburg.

 

Click on Sweden

(My maternal grandmother's family was from Sweden)

The focus here is on the villages in the Nassojo area of Smaland, that is, central southern Sweden. This area is south of Stockholm and west of Gothenburg. The families of interest are the descendents of the Johannes Andersson including the Lungren family of Langenberg, Saskatchewan and the Sandberg and Sandborg families of southern Minnesota.

Click here for genealogical information on the Lundgren/Sandberg Families.

 

 

Please send any queries to Bill Remus at

Remus@hawaii.edu

Updated on November 15, 2008.