Zimmermann Jan Erik
Finkhauser in the US???
Date: 2000/02/28 15:35:00
From: Denise Lynch <DLynch(a)...
Can you tell me what the IGI is? This may be a new direction to follow sine I am sort of stuck right now. Thanks, Denise >>> clspegal(a)... 02/26/00 02:07AM >>> Not sure if this helps at all, but was just researching in the IGI and saw (while looking up something else) a listing: Darmstadt, Vanderburgh,Germany..... Anyway, thought I'd mention it. ----- Original Message ----- From: "=James Birkholz=" <birchwd(a)... To: <ow-preussen-l(a)... Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 8:09 PM Subject: Re: Vandenburg > The only listing in Meyers 1910 gazetteer of the German empire that starts > with "Vand_" is Vandesburg, Kr. Flatow, Westpreu$en. > > James > > At 9:01 AM -0500 5/3/1, Denise Lynch wrote: > >Hello! > > > >Can anyone help me in looking up the town Vandenburg in Meyers? I am not > >at all familiar with Germany - past or present but this is supposedly > >where my ancestors came from. If it is not there, then it could be called > >Vandsburg - that is what Mary possibly suggests. Please let me know if > >anyone has access to this information - it would be greatly appreciated!! > > > >Denise Lynch > > > > > >>>> busia(a)... 02/08/00 01:05AM >>> > >Preussen the the German name for Prussia. > > > >Vandenburg would be the town name. I have not checked Meyers Lexikon for > >this town (I don't have access to it at home). There may have been a small > >village with that name listed in Meyers. If there was, it would have a new > >name today, as town names ending with "burg" that became part of Poland had > >their names changed. Some towns that ended with burg now end with bork, > >e.g., Marienburg is now Malbork and Vandsburg is now Wieczbork. > > > >Bydgoszcz was the Polish province that Wieczbork is in. Poland just went > >through some redistricting last year and there is no longer a province > >called Bydgoszcz, but the LDS catalog and most researchers continue to use > >that name. > > > >Kreis Flatow - Kreis is the German equivalent of our county. So Vandsburg > >was in the county of Flatow. Flatow is now called Zlotow. > > > >If you were to look these places up on the LDS catalog, they would be > >cross-referenced as follows: > > > >Poland, Bydgoszcz, Wieczbork (country, province, town) > > > >Germany, Preussen, West Preussen, Vandsburg (Flatow) (empire, country, > >province town (county)) > > > >You might ask Listers specifically if someone can do a lookup for you of the > >town Vandenburg in Meyers. If someone can do that for you and they don't > >find a Vandenburg, then my suggestion of Vandsburg is a definite > >possibility. > > > >Hope this helps. > > > >Mary Popovich > > > >