Thanks kathy. This is good information. I am going to pass this
along tomy grandmother. I do not see a connection to your ancestors
but she might.
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> My great uncle did a family history in 1959 and while most of the
> relatives I had were from Stettin, some originated in Regenwalde
> (that's the way he spelled it.)
> Here is what he wrote:
> "In order to better understand the change of family name and the
> that most of the cities mentioned in this family history can no
> be located on a modern map, it seems to be in order to examine the
> general political condition of Germany at the time. Previous to
> Germany was simply a group of autonomic kingdoms and
> Wars, Invasions and Political Intrigue caused the boundary lines
> as unstable as a rubber band.
> It was not until 1871, through the leadership of Prussian Prince
> Eduard Leopold von Bismarck (or Bismarch-Schoenhausen) that the
> became united and formed the Empire of Germany.
> The earliest records of the Kaminsky (note: my ancestor's name),
> known as the Carmincks shows their origin in the State of Prussia
> (German, Pruessen) Province of Pomerania (German, Pommerin) which
> borders the Baltic Sea and Poland. All of the towns mentioned in
> following records, with the exception of Stettin are now part of
> since World War II. Stettin is a port of the Baltic Sea located
> Oder River. It was the capital of Pomerania and is now in Eastern
> Germany and under the control of Russia. Eastern Pomerania is now
> called Mecklenburg." (Remember, this was written in 1957).
> Just in case there is a match somewhere, here are my Regenwalde
> John Martin Quade born in Regenwalde on October 24, 1750 and died
> Regenwalde on September 10, 1796. (note: his parents were from
> He married Dorothea Sophia Jagowin who was born in Russia on May
> 1754 and died Feb 15, 1833.
> Their son: Johann Fredrick Quade. Born in Regenwalde on December
> 1787. Married Maria Elisabeth Schencks who was born on Aug 2,
> Daber, Pomerania. They had a daughter: Dorothea Bernhardine
> Wilhelmine Quade.
> Johann George Fredrick Wilhelm Kaminski was born in Regenwalde,
> Pomerania on Dec 31, 1816 and died in Ganserin, Pomerania on May
> 1894. He married Dorothea Bernhardine Wilhelmine Quade who was
> Regenwalde, Pomerania on June 22, 1817 and died in Ganserin,
> on May 27, 1882. To them was born Julius Joseph Wilhelm Kaminsky.
> is my great grandfather. He was born in Stettin, Pomerania on
> 20, 1846 and emigrated to the U.S., settling in Sacramento, CA.
> died Dec 15, 1913.