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2019 Post PH 4 1815 to Present East Prussia after Napoleon

East Prussia after Napoleon: 1815 to Present The capital of East Prussia remained in Konigsberg in the Konigsberg Administrative District. The northeastern border with Lithuania, known as Memelland, remained in East Prussia until 1923. Memelland lay north of the Nemanus … Continue reading

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2019 Post 1 East Prussia

INTRODUCTION: This series of posts presents one researcher’s study of East Prussia specifically for those researching ancestors in what is now Lithuania and whose origins probably lie in East Prussia. At least one family story suggests that movement in the … Continue reading

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Bilder Post 5 A Few Images

In addition to the four images below, many chapters feature parishioners and exterior and interior views of the remaining churches on interest of individual researchers. Translation: The defeated Napoleonic Army on their retreat from Russia to France, marched through Wilna. … Continue reading

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History of the Protestant German Settlement in Lithuania Post 2

Bilder aus der Geschichte des evangelischen Deutschtums in Litauen by Hermann Jaekel Introduction The second and third posts have been translated for their historical intent. This rare information indicates that Germans had settled in Lithuania’s two largest cities, Kovno and … Continue reading

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Bilder Post 4 Final Post from Keeping Track of the Lithuanians from the Past

One sees that it was a commanding number of Germans who, about the middle of the 17th century, lived in Wilna and there held citizenship rights (meant they could vote, hold offices—an important right and had to be earned. That … Continue reading

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The German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Mariampol

The church in Mariampol started in 1800 at the same time that the German craftsmen began to move into this area. The German influence was evident here, and Protestant communities were soon organized. Logically, a Lutheran church followed. A pastor … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Wylkowiszki

The following links provide the reader with various views of Wylkowiszki. They give an impression of the daily lives of the people, and where and how they lived. In some instances the German “ch” has replaced the Polish “z” in … Continue reading

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