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Offline Lady Di

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German place & names
« on: Saturday 03 February 18 09:40 GMT (UK) »
This is part of a marriage cert which shows Edward's place of birth plus parents names.

I think I have this so far :

Birth place appears to be ......ingsberg Germany
Father: LudwigWillowhite(originally Willuwiet or similar)
           Something else is written after his surname which I cant decipher (different handwriting)
Mother: Wilhelmina ..... (possibly Pruger)

Would appreciate any suggestions please

Thanks
Di
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Re: German place & names
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 February 18 09:52 GMT (UK) »
What date was this?

I think it's Köningsberg - which can be written as Koeningsberg.
It was in East Prussia, and is now called Kaliningrad.

Königsberg was the easternmost large city in Germany until World War II.
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Re: German place & names
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 February 18 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Thanks KG - looks like I'll need a bigger map  ;D

Edward was born about 1855-1860 and I assume his parents were married prior to that time.

OK - thanks for the edit ..
I thought that the place name started with the same letter as the Mother's surname, maybe "P"  ???
They look similar
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Re: German place & names
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 February 18 11:37 GMT (UK) »
I think the mother's name is Kruger.

I think it's Koenigsberg (no "n" between "i" & "g").

The father's name does indeed look like Willowhite. Unusual for Germany - did he perhaps move to England and "Anglicise" the name?

The different handwriting following the name could, if you squint, almost be "farmer". Would that fit?

Can't find anything on Willuwiet, but lots on Willuweit (and Willowhite):
https://www.myheritage.de/research?formId=master&formMode=&action=query&exactSearch=0&qname=Name+ln.willuweit&oft=&sab=&utm_source=partner_verwandt&utm_medium=redirect_karten&utm_campaign=www.verwandt.de

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Re: German place & names
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 February 18 23:49 GMT (UK) »
That's great news - thanks Karen

Mother's name being Kruger makes sense & that's why the first letter matches the "K" in Koenigsberg. It's so obvious ............when someone points it out  ;D

Interesting suggestion about the word "farmer" as that's the occupation of the son in Australia so looks like your interpretation is probably right.

Many thanks again

Another mystery solved - will now wander over to the Europe board and see if there's any hope of Parish registers from Koenigsberg.

Di



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Re: German place & names
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 February 18 09:17 GMT (UK) »
Glad I could help!  :)

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Re: German place & names
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 February 18 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Staatsarchiv Allenstein - State Archive in Allenstein
Church records Königsberg

http://www.genealogie-tagebuch.de/?p=6022

Königsberg Altstadt
Evangelische Kirche zu Haberberg
Evangelische Domgemeinde - Cathedral

Taufen - Baptism
Trauung - Marriage

Each book has at least 300 pages  :o :o

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Re: German place & names
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 February 18 00:06 GMT (UK) »
WOW Dave - thanks ever so much. That's an unexpected bonus.

That will keep me very busy for a long while  :o

I really appreciate your help  :-*


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