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Dogs on my HeelsArndt, Edmund TRACING the family roots back to 1774, the story follows the ancestral German settlers of the Arndt Family from 1776 in Prussia to Russian Poland, then Germany and landing in Calgary, AB, Canada in 1967.
From Rozorki, Prussia, destroyed in 1806, moved to Smolniki, then to Lubsin, and an eventual escape to Germany in 1945.
The 200 years are related in bold detail as the author shares family intimacies, humorous anecdotes and the reality of war and its afrermath. Whether describing brutal atrocities in a chilling "matter-of-fact" manner or telling a charming rales of young love, this powerful narrative never fails to deliver. (back cover)
Includes Family Tree: Arndt, Janke, Wieser, Makus, Raduns, Schmidke, Quast, Gores; maps & pictures.
Pages: 315 Copyright: 2011
The RussländlerBirdsell, Sandra
Krüger Kin and Related Families from Niederhagen, Countz Regenwalde, Pommern, PrussiaBittner, Bernadette M.; Enz, Bernice; Ryan, Carol
Frederick and Karoline KITZMANN née Nuernberg and their descendantsBoettcher, AdelaideFrederick Kitzmann (born 1834) married Karoline Nuernberg (1835-1890) in Germany, and the family eventually moved to Volhynia. Starting in 1895, grandchildren began emigrating to the United States (mainly Wisconsin).
This author has focused on the first three generations of Frederick and Karoline Kitzmann; however, she has included generations to the 1990's in her extensive family trees and family records. She also included some family stories, maps, and many photographs.
Pages: 476; Copyright: 1997.
The Seventh Son: The Autobiography of Dan BoettcherBoettcher, DanDaniel Boettcher (1897-1995) was the seventh son of ancestors who had migrated from Germany to Poland, and then Russia. In 1913 he and a brother left for Bruderheim, Alberta, to join two other brothers already there, and finally homesteaded in Myrtle Creek, Alberta. He married Bertha Hauer (died 1984) in 1919 in Bruderheim, and they had five children. He eventually operated a lightning rod business from 1918 to 1974 with his brother Emil. Daniel has extensive reminiscences about all the events and relationships (personal and business) in his life. He has included a genealogy, starting with his great grandfather who moved to Poland and had his grandfather in 1828. He has also included many photographs.
Pages: 232; Copyright: 1975.
The Leonhart Busch FamilyBusch, William
Our Grandfather's Axe: from Krumbeck to Canada by way of Poland and Russia 1756-1961Buse, Adolf and Buse, Dieter K.Buse family history from Krumbeck to Canada by way of Poland and Russia 1756-1961, complemeted by many pictures and maps.
1. Prussian and Saxon Subjects, Briefly (1795-1815)
2. Russian Subjects, Not so Briefly (1815-1918)
3. Polish Citizens, Doubtfully (1918-1939)
4. German Citizens, Temporarily (1939-1948)
5. Canadian Citizens, Eventually (1948-1961)
A. Partial Genealogy of Earliest Generations
B. Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
C. The Descendants of Gustav Buse and Helene Schütz
Sources and Bibliography
Pages: 407, Copyright: 2010 - 2nd revised printing
The Descendants of Martin & Julian GLUCH and Georg & Eliabeth WENDLAND; and the Associated Family of August Schultz, John Spletzer and Gustav Schattschneider (copy 1 of 2) Collins, Charles A. and the Associated Families of August Schultz, John Spletzer, and Gustav Schattschneider
In the late 1870's both the families of Martin and Juliana [Draeger] Gluch and George and Elizabeth [Kaptschinski] Wendland moved to the Ukraine, from Posen (Polish: Poznan) area of Prussia (now Poland). Twenty years later, all of the children of Martin Gluch had immigrated to the United States and Canada, apparently starting with August and Ottilie [Wendland] in 1893. Ottilie's mother Elizabeth, who remarried to Julius Huff after George died, eventually immigrated as well. The second daughter of George and Elizabeth (and the last member of the two families to emigrate), Louise (Wendland) Spletzer, immigrated to Canada after World War II.
This is a compilation of the descendants of these families, with family stories, photos, copies of original documents, and an extensive collection of maps showing where the families originated.
Pages: 281; Copyright: 1994.
The Descendants of Martin & Julian GLUCH and Georg & Eliabeth WENDLAND; and the Associated Family of August Schultz, John Spletzer and Gustav Schattschneider (copy 2 of 2) Collins, Charles A. and the Associated Families of August Schultz, John Spletzer, and Gustav Schattschneider
In the late 1870's both the families of Martin and Juliana [Draeger] Gluch and George and Elizabeth [Kaptschinski] Wendland moved to the Ukraine, from Posen (Polish: Poznan) area of Prussia (now Poland). Twenty years later, all of the children of Martin Gluch had immigrated to the United States and Canada, apparently starting with August and Ottilie [Wendland] in 1893. Ottilie's mother Elizabeth, who remarried to Julius Huff after George died, eventually immigrated as well. The second daughter of George and Elizabeth (and the last member of the two families to emigrate), Louise (Wendland) Spletzer, immigrated to Canada after World War II.
This is a compilation of the descendants of these families, with family stories, photos, copies of original documents, and an extensive collection of maps showing where the families originated.
Pages: 281; Copyright: 1994.
Our Falkenberg Family 1767 - 2000Effa, Lucille FillenbergThis Falkenberg book is the history of our people and of the land from which they came. Our German Ancestors were a minority group living in settlements in Poland and Russia where tenure of their land was never fully secured. If ever we ponder why we live in this land of freedom and riches, it is because our forefathers had the courage and the foresight to express their ideals of life in this new land. Here are stories of extreme hardship and sacrifices that were endured in order for their vision to be fulfilled.
Sections:
Preface: Dedication, Acknowledgments, Foreword, Introduction, Thoughts on Genealogy, Thoughts on Family & Home, Roots, Belonging to God’s Family
1. Background of Our Roots
2. The New ‘Heimatland’
3. Genealogies of Our Falkenberg, Forefathers and Descendants
4. Falkenberg Castles, Towns & Villages, Other Falkenberg Family Trees
5. Blank Personal History Pages, Index
Pages: 669; Copyright: 2000.
The August Fellenberg Family 1850 - 2004Effa, Lucille FillenbergThis book is an extensive genealogical compilation. It includes a complete family tree of the descendants of August Fellenberg (1850-1930) from Poland, and Auguste Radke (1866-1939), to the seventh generation. They were married in 1866 in Russia, and had ten known children in Poland and Volhynia. In 1903 the family came to Canada, settling in the Ellerslie area in Alberta.
Table of Contents:
Section One: Background of Our Roots - provides a brief background of our ancestors' homeland in Poland, of Volhynia in Russia, and then their new-found homeland of Canada.
Section Two: Genealogy and History of August Fellenberg Forefathers and Descendants - stories and data gathered from respective descendants of August and Auguste (Radke/Ratke) Fellenberg. Includes a complete family tree.
Section Three: Other Fellenbergs (not related?)
Section Four: Further Thoughts on our Roots
Section Five: Index of Names
As well as the above, the book contains numerous family stories, photos, maps and some copies of original documents. It also includes a time-line of the history of Edmonton and family German recipes.
Pages: 272; Copyright: 2004.
Our Schalin Family 1770 - 2003Effa, Lucille Fillenberg, Researcher/CompilerThis family book has been produced to remember our courageous forefathers who through their ceaseless toil and perserverance made our life that much easier. … I contacted Ewald Wuschke, genealogist, who provided me with the name of our forefather Martin Schalin of the 1700's as recorded in Poland Lutheran church records. ... Several generations following, of our Schalin family, were found still living in Poland. Further records indicate they moved to Volhynia, Russia sometime in 1863.
This book is an extensive genealogical compilation. It includes a complete family tree of the descendants of Gottlieb Schalin (born 1828) from Maliniec, Babiak, Poland, and Julianne Zander (1833-about 1906) from Ruchenne, Poland, to lthe seventh generation. They were married in 1851 in Dabie, Kolo, and had twelve known children in Poland and Volhynia. Gottlieb was a grandson of Martin and Dorothea (Rosno) Schalin.
Table of Contents:
Section One: Background of Our Roots - provides a brief background of our ancestors' homeland in Poland and Volhynia
Section Two: The New 'Heimatland' - follows our forefathers across the seas to a new homeland, mainly in Alberta, Canada
Section Three: Genealogy and History of Our Schalin Forefathers and Descendants - stories and data gathered from respective Schalin families of yesteryear to the present time (2003)
Section Four: Further Thoughts on our Roots
Section Five: Additional Family Records Blank Pages (templates for family group records, pedigree charts for ancestors and family trees for descendants)
Section Six: Index of Names
As well as the above, the book contains numerous family stories, photos, maps and some copies of original documents. It also includes articles or excerpts of articles written by others, mainly about subjects in Section One and Two.
Pages: 743; Copyright: 2003.
Riverlore: The Headwaters of the Assiniboine Will Always be HomeFenske, Harold J.
They Came from Volhynia [Grandparents and father of author] Geske, Marvin
From Prussiato Russia to North America: 300 Years; Tracing the Mennonite story from the 1500's & the family tree of Peter P Harder and Gerhard P Quiring familiesHarder,Peter S & Quiring, Mary GFrom Prussia to Russia to North America: 300 Years" documents the early history of the Anabaptists, the Mennonites in Prussia, in the New Russia, and their subsequent migrations to North America, Brazil, Mexico, and other countries. Written as a concise history of the Mennonites in the Ukraine, it includes documentation of the southern Minnesota Quiring, Siemen, Harder, and Sawatzky families that located in the Mt Lake and Butterfield, MN area. The Mennonites were invited to settle in Prussia due to their known expertise in reclaiming wetlands. Over time the Mennonites became prosperous, leading to a clash with the political interests of their time. That's where our family history picks up. Written with extensive use of footnoting and references to source materials, it has proven useful to many a novice Mennonite genealogist. Description from link: https://www.amazon.ca/Prussia-Russia-North-America-Years/dp/1493735306 [Paperback, colour]
Library copy is b&w, coil book, and may not be the latest printing.
Includes: maps, pictures, pedigree charts, index.
Pages: 142; Copyright: 1998.
Gustav Henschel 1874 - 1963Henschel, GustavThe life and times of an Ellerslie Pioneer who emigrated to Canada from Volhynia Russia in 1893 and settled on the Papaschase Indian Reserve in Strathcona County (now Ellerslie) in South Edmonton.
The attached document was located in the Alberta Archives. The documents were written in German, their being a photocopy of the original written in German handwriting and a photocopy of a typed version. The documents were so graciously translated by Dorothy Klein of Edmonton....
Gustav's parents were Andreas Henschel and Karoline (Soch) Henschel (both born in Lowic Province Warschau), who had eight children in the colony of Dombrufka, Russia. Gustav describes his life growing up, how he came to Halifax, Canada, sought to homestead in both Alberta and US (some family was already here), and eventually settled in the Ellerslie area. He married Luise Lemke in 1896, and they had nine children. Lawrence Kublik is a nephew of Gustav.
Pages: 22; Copyright: 2010.
Marsch: A History of the Marsch Family in Europe and North AmericaHildebrand, Charles; Marsch, John; Wuschke, EwaldThis book is an attempt to provide a "benchmark" for future generations of Marsch descendants by recording not only the chronological data of the family, but also how European history and geography influenced the lives of our ancestors. … this book is dedicated to our ancestors as a tribute to their hopes, joys, and their courage in facing indescribable hardships in the pursuit of a livelihood. ... the Marsch name is said to be traceable to the time of Charlemagne (Charles the Great 742-814 AD) and the Holy Roman Empire.
The Marsch's who settled at Rosenfeld, Manitoba did not have too many relatives from the paternal Marsch family. Emil Marsch and his father, had married into the large Singbeil and Buss families.
Emil Marsch (1857-1958) from Xawerowe, Dombie, Poland married twice. In 1884 he married Pauline Singbeil (1865-1906) in Dolganitz, Volhynia, and they had eleven children. The family with six of the children emigrated in 1900 to the Roseau Reserve, Manitoba. In 1907 Emil married Pauline Mazinke (nee Pokrant) (1864-1951) in Rosenfeld, Manitoba, and they had two children, in addition to Pauline's seven children. This book covers ancestors, siblings, and descendants of Emil Marsch.
The author has included genealogical information for Marsch, Grams, Singbeil, Zado, Pokrant, and Eckert families; and up to six generations of Marsch's. There are Marsch letters, family stories, maps, and indices of names and places.
Pages: 248; Copyright: 1993.
Wherever You GoJanssen, RuthThis is the story of Hertha Schoenrock (Bucholtz) (1897-2012) as told by her daughter. It starts with Hertha's birth in Volhynia, Russia, marriage to Gottfried Schoenrock in 1918, and provides stories and life experiences as they had eight children and moved from country to country, finally settling in Canada, farming in Lunnford, Alberta. Whether in Tsarist Russia, postwar Germany, United States, or Canada, Mother's life was one of hardship and courage, of sacrifice and triumph, of adversity and success.
There are many family stories told along with her mother's story. The author has included many photographs, and descendants of her grandparents and parents.
Table of Contents: Part I. Russia 1896-1919. Part II. Germany 1919-1923. Part III. United States Part IV. Canada 1935-1989. Appendices include: Children and Grandchildren of Friedrich Bucholtz and Albertina Heise; Descendants of Fred and Hertha Schoenrock; and Mother's Favourite Expressions. There is also an Index of Names.
Pages: 102; Copyright: 1989.
The Life Story of John Bahrke and Anna nee MantheiJenson, Orville L.
Chronik Altwasser: Die Altwasser Herntier FamilienKöllner, Elfriede &Wolfgang
Deutsche Gaue im Osten, Band 11; Herausgegeben von Viktor Kauder: Die Anfänge des Deutschtums im Litzmannstädter Raum: Hauländer- und Schwabensiedlung im östlichen WarthelandKoßmann, E. O.
A Kuehn Family Scrapbook: Volume 1 - July 1992 (copy 1 of 2)Kuehn, Felix G.Records, Documents, Charts and Maps Pertaining to the History of the Kuehn, Dittmann, Schaeler Luek, Rosze, Weisz, Weiszschnurr, Heier, Luebeck, Trapp, Zielke, Krekel, Woltmann, Otto and Kowaleski Families in Brandenburg, Poland, Russia, Brazil, the United States of America and Canada 
Michael Andreas Kuehn (1765-1855) from Brandenburg married Marianne Dittmann and they lived in Gostynin, Poland. They had two children, and the son Michael Kuehn (1806-1876) is an ancestor of the author. Michael Kuehn had three wives, and seventeen children. All the connections are associated with this Michael Kuehn and his sister, Anne Gottlieb (Luek) (born 1814).
This booklet includes a genealogical compilation to the fifth generation in some cases, an extensive family history chart, family stories, extra information the author was able to obtain about individuals, a note on German family names, maps, illustrations, photos, and a timeline of the Kuehn Family.
Pages: 100; Copyright: 1992.
A Kuehn Family Scrapbook: Volume 1 - July 1992 (copy 2 of 2)Kuehn, Felix G.Records, Documents, Charts and Maps Pertaining to the History of the Kuehn, Dittmann, Schaeler Luek, Rosze, Weisz, Weiszschnurr, Heier, Luebeck, Trapp, Zielke, Krekel, Woltmann, Otto and Kowaleski Families in Brandenburg, Poland, Russia, Brazil, the United States of America and Canada 
Michael Andreas Kuehn (1765-1855) from Brandenburg married Marianne Dittmann and they lived in Gostynin, Poland. They had two children, and the son Michael Kuehn (1806-1876) is an ancestor of the author. Michael Kuehn had three wives, and seventeen children. All the connections are associated with this Michael Kuehn and his sister, Anne Gottlieb (Luek) (born 1814).
This booklet includes a genealogical compilation to the fifth generation in some cases, an extensive family history chart, family stories, extra information the author was able to obtain about individuals, a note on German family names, maps, illustrations, photos, and a timeline of the Kuehn Family.
Pages: 100; Copyright: 1992.
A Kuehn Family Scrapbook: Volume 1 - January 1992 edition. (Draft copy)Kuehn, Felix G.Records, Documents, Charts and Maps Pertaining to the History of the Kuehn, Dittmann, Schaeler Luek, Rosze, Weisz, Weiszschnurr, Heier, Luebeck, Trapp, Zielke, Krekel, Woltmann, Otto and Kowaleski Families in Brandenburg, Poland, Russia, Brazil, the United States of America and Canada.
Michael Andreas Kuehn (1765-1855) from Brandenburg married Marianne Dittmann and they lived in Gostynin, Poland. They had two children, and the son Michael Kuehn (1806-1876) is an ancestor of the author. Michael Kuehn had three wives, and seventeen children. All the connections are associated with this Michael Kuehn and his sister, Anne Gottlieb (Luek) (born 1814).
This booklet includes a genealogical compilation to the fifth generation in some cases, an extensive family history chart, family stories, extra information the author was able to obtain about individuals, a note on German family names, maps, illustrations, photos, and a timeline of the Kuehn Family.
Pages: 100; Copyright: January 1992.
Heels of Gold: Six Families from Kreis Rummelsberg, PommeraniaKuehn, Felix G.
Gustav Kwast - Vertha Bothe: Their Ancestors and DescendantsKwast, Harold A.
A Journey of Discovery: Genealogy of the Lenz/Wilke Family of Yellow Grass, SaskathewanLenz, Karl A.
The Wandering Bergsträsser Clan: Family Histories of Johann and Julianna (Vogel) Bergsträsser, their anscestors and descendantsLess, Virginia & GerhardtFamily histories of Johann and Julianna (Vogel) Bergstrasser, their ancestors and descendants.
Johann Bergstrasser (1822-1887) from Heimtal, Heimtal Parish, Volhynia, Russia Ukraine, married Julianna Vogel (1829-1904) from Donnersruh, Gostynin, Poland. They had 13 children.
Table of Contents: The History, Charts, and Maps of the Bergstrasser and Vogel families in Bessarabia, Poland, and Volhynia; Johann & Julianna (Vogel) Bergstrasser and their Descendants covering three generations
The author has included many maps with a map index, pictures, Volhynia village names, an index of individual names, and personal stories with the Family Genealogy.
Pages: 462; Copyright: 2001.
Shukar Balan: The White Lamb … The Story of EvalizLindsay, Mela MeisnerA historical factual novel, about a 16-year old Russian-German peasant girl called Evaliz in the 1890s, from the Russian steppes to immigration into America. The author draws from personal experiences of her forefathers and augments the narrative with her own research and imaginatiion.
The author stipulates that this is also the story of all Russland-Deutschen, descendants of the German colonists who settled in the Volga region in the 1760s .... detailing the day by day struggle of these people who have come to know Russia as their homeland, but accept nothing that is Russian, preferring to remain wholly German in their communities, their homes, and their churches.
The first half of the book ends after the Russo Japanese War of 1904-05, with Russian soldiers back from the Manchurian front plundering rich estates.....resulting in the story's family fleeing to America. The second half of the book deals with the "Ploughing of the Prairie" in western Kansas, and ends in the early 1920's. The White Lamb is designed to .... give voice to the ....thousand Evalizes...who cannot speak for themselves, [missing history] and to unfold for future generations experiences too real to be forgotten. (As per author, living in Colorado)
Pages: 288, Copyright: 1976
Germans from Russia Including Biberdorf & ManteiMantei, Arthur W.
Home at Last! A Novel; 1000 Days in a Soviet Labor Camp & Death by Firing SquadMiller, Donald N.
In the Midst of WolvesMiller, Donald N.
Miller Country: A Brief Chronology of My Family Spanning Eight Generations 1770-2014Miller, Donald N.
My Son, My Son: One man's arduous journey from the old country to a brave new worldMiller, Donald N.This brief account concerns the Sam Miller family who settled in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. It is intended to provide some historical background to their unique identity and to relate something of their long and arduous journey and took them nearly half way around the world. ... it also concerns the Adolph Schulz family, the Ed Lange family ... the Reinhold Lamprecht family ... and Wilhelm Sagert family. ... although the name Miller was alternately spelled "Muller" and "Mueller" and was not officially changed until the 1930's, for the sake of uniformity, Miller will be used throughout.
Sam Miller (1903-1986) from Korytyszcze, Polish Volhynia, married Tusnelda "Sneida" Schultz (1909-1993) from Alexia, Russia, in 1926 in Alexufka, Volhynia, Russia. The author has covered ancestors and descendants of Sam and Tusnelda. In 1927 with the rise of Communism, petty politics, increased hardships and suffering, they decided to move to Canada. They had eight children from 1927 to 1949, all born in Camrose, Alberta, Canada.
This book contains many family stories of escaping from Russia to Canada, maps, photographs, and many Family Group Charts. It also contains an interesting case of the Criminal Record of Heinrich Michael Miller (1893-1937), imprisoned for counter-revolutionary activity and anti-Soviet agitation (with no documentation) and was executed by firing squad in 1937. There are statements by witnesses, by the accused, and interrogations, and then the appeals requested in 1957 that cleared his named due to lack of evidence.
Pages: 125; Copyright: 1997.
The Old County: Real Life stories by those who have their roots in Volhynia, Russia (Ukraine)Miller, Donald N.These stories speak od everyday life, happy childhoods, sudden and forced separations, tragic circumstances, unanswerable questions, miraculous escapes, eternal hope and the courageous new beginnings of a minority group of people called the Volhynian Germans withing the Soviet Empire. The book is essential reading for a fuller grasp and understanding of the turbulent times in which they lived. - D.N. Miller
1. LAND OF PROMISE (1861-1915)
2. ROAD OF TRIBULATION (1915-1920)
3. HOPES AND FEARS (1920-1929)
4. THE WORST OF TIMES (1929-1943)
5. ON THE RUN (1943-1945)
6. DISPLACED PERSONS (1945-present)
Each section includes Historical Setting.
Maps, Index of Authors
Pages: 327, Copyright: 2006
Those Who Were Left Behind: The deportation and fate of my family in the Soviet UnionMiller, Donald N.
Under Arrest: Repression of the russian Germans in the Zhitomir Region, Ukraine, in the 1930sMiller, Donald N.For years we have heard whispers about the horrors inflicted on millions of people during the Stalin years. The opening of archives in the former Soviet Union has helped researchers to uncover the teuth about what happened. In this unforgettable book, the author reveals the fate of dozens of people, helping to put faces and names on the madness of the times. Cited: Dave Obee, President FEEFHS
Chapters: GERMAN SETTLEMENTS; RISE OF COMMUNISM; FORMER TOP SECRET FILES; DESTRUCTION AT NOONDAY; THE GREAT TERROR; REHABILITATION OF HISTORY; Other: maps, pictures, Groupcase with pages of names, birthyear & last residence, record of baptist pastors, glossary, index, endnotes includes alphabetical list of names and personal information.
Pages:238, Copyright: 2004
Homeland Lost: A Three-Generational Saga Based Upon True EventsPatterson, GJ Rachel
Stories from Die HeimatPauling, Linda Marks (Interviews by)
The Tragedy of the Soviet Germans (A Story of Survival)Philipps, John
Through Sunshine And Shadows: The Long Road HomeProppe, MarthaThe Sass and Janke Story, from the 1800s to 2008
Between 1860 and 1865 Martha's [author] ancestors from both sides of her family left Germany and settled in Polish Volhynia, close to Pow Kostopol near the city of Rowne, and remained there for many years. Conditions were primitive at best, but they worked hard and were content until early in the 1900's, when many of these settlers were forced into Siberia. There they remained for many years. Some died there, but others managed to get back to Volhynia, where they tried to rebuild and start over.
The lives they rebuilt didn't last long. When Martha was five years old, in 1939, Hitler ordered her family from Volhynia - they journeyed by train to a camp near Dresden in East Germany, and [then] to Wartegau, Poland. Again, in 1945, they were forced from their home .....and headed to East Germany. Russians caught up with them in the village of Parrel....A year of hardship followed.
In 1946, the Janke family made their way to Achtum, Germany, where they stayed with a local German farmer - here, the Jankes found employment and security. .... Even still, the family felt like stangers in their own land. In 1952 the Jankes made the difficult decision .... to move to ... Canada. After fulfilling a two-year contract to work in the sugar beet fields of Coaldale, Alberta, the family moved to Calgary - and it here that the family finally found a place to call home. (Excerpted from back cover.)
Includes: maps, pictures, charts of: Descendants of Gottlieb Sass, August Janke
Pages: 140; Copyright: ?2008, as per p.129
R &E Belter: A Place To Call HomeRatzlaff, Dijie As Told toWar destroys. All that we had before the war was gone - money in the bank, a little money at home. When it was over I did not have a cent. I had to borrow money from my aunt to buy a stamp to get word out where I was living. Nobody knew if I had lived through the war.
War changes a person. After the war when you get things you never hold it so tight. You think, today I have it and tomorrow it could be gone. You have to take each day how it comes and be happy.
If I could live my life again I nothing would change. ... I do not have regrets. [Erna Belter]
Erna Ritz (1920-2007) was born in Milaszew, Volhynia, Poland and married Hermann Belter from Volhynia in 1939. Hermann was drafted into the German army and died in 1944, leaving Erna pregnant with their third child. Rudolf Belter (born 1924) from Mydzk, Volhynia, Poland was Hermann's brother. He entered the German army in 1942, was captured in 1943 on the Russian front, and spent over six year in several Russian prisoner of war camps. Erna found out through the Red Cross she had surviving family members. In 1950 Erna, her children, and Rudolf escaped from East to West Germany, and followed several Belter relations to Canada. They immigrated to Lacombe, Alberta, and in 1950 were married in Edmonton, AlbertaThese are the stories of Erna and Rudolf Belter. The stories intersect after the war, and each continues on separately, giving their own history. Included are maps, family photographs, pedigree family trees, and timelines for Rudolf and Erna.
Pages: 155; Copyright: 2008.
Remembering the Flight for Survival: A step ahead of the Russians in 1945Riske, Edith Edelgard (Krebs); with Pietz, Anne
Against the Odds: The Ernest and Bertha (Petzke) Schultz Family of Woodman, Stutsman County, North DakotaSchultz, DonnaTracing the Schulz family with extensive information and stories:
1. Descendants of Christoph and Anna (Maschke) Schulz,
History of Józefów, Poland - The Old Country,
Sons of Johann and Wilhelmin (Matthei) Schulz
2. Descendants of Heinrich and Teofilie (Schulz) Schulz
3. Ernest and Bertha (Petzke) Schultz
4. New Home and Woodworth Communities
5. Helen Schultz 6. Leonard Schultz 7. Otto Schultz
8. Elda Schultz. 9. Oswald Schultz 10. August Schulz
Includes: many maps and pictures, family trees, bibliography and index; many items are in colour.
Pages: 261 Copyright: 2007
Jablone ein Dorf in Polen: Versuch einer Rückchau auf die Besiedlung und Geschichte unserer verlorenen HeimatSchulz-Weitzel, Ilse
Kobzars Children: A Century of Untold Ukrainian StoriesSkrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, Editor
My Life Experences and Struggles (copy 1 of 2)Sonnenburg, Leontina (née Ulmer)This is the story of Leontina Sonnenburg (Ulmer), translated from German by her great granddaughter, Shelley M Popke Russell. Leontina was born in 1906 (1906-1997) in Karlswalde, Russia. The story starts when she is nine years old during the First World War, and the deportation of the ethnic Germans into Russia. She marries Adolf Sonnenburg (1899-1976) in 1924 in Grunthal, Volhynia, Russia, and they have 11 children from 1925 to 1949.
Her fascinating story covers forced resettlements, deportations, imprisonments, escapes, immigrations, and life through two World Wars in Russia, Poland and Germany. The family eventually immigrates to New Hamburg, Ontario, in 1950.
Table of Contents: Leontina's chronological story, a Family History Timeline of Events, parents and siblings of both Leontina Sonnenburg (Ulmer) and Adolf Sonnenburg, and the children and family members. There are also maps, and a collection of family letters in an Appendix.
Pages: 181; Copyright: 2002.
My Life Experences and Struggles (copy 2 of 2)Sonnenburg, Leontina (née Ulmer)This is the story of Leontina Sonnenburg (Ulmer), translated from German by her great granddaughter, Shelley M Popke Russell. Leontina was born in 1906 (1906-1997) in Karlswalde, Russia. The story starts when she is nine years old during the First World War, and the deportation of the ethnic Germans into Russia. She marries Adolf Sonnenburg (1899-1976) in 1924 in Grunthal, Volhynia, Russia, and they have 11 children from 1925 to 1949.
Her fascinating story covers forced resettlements, deportations, imprisonments, escapes, immigrations, and life through two World Wars in Russia, Poland and Germany. The family eventually immigrates to New Hamburg, Ontario, in 1950.
Table of Contents: Leontina's chronological story, a Family History Timeline of Events, parents and siblings of both Leontina Sonnenburg (Ulmer) and Adolf Sonnenburg, and the children and family members. There are also maps, and a collection of family letters in an Appendix.
Pages: 181; Copyright: 2002.
Our search for th Plitt-Frank ancestryStahl, Len (compiler)
Family Rachui: 1785 to 1939 in Poland, Volhynia, and CanadaStein, Dick
Leonberg: Eine Schwabesiedlung im Kreis Gostynin-Polen; Aus der Gründeryeit der Preußischen Regierung 1801-1805 bis zur Vertreibung 1945Vogel, Johann Hans
My Kashubian Heritage: A Collectio of Short Stories Covering the Land of My Ancestorsvon Pazatka Lipinsky, Peter
The Way It Was [Story of Wilhelmina Busch & Adolf Weis - Ukriane and United States]Weiss, Erma G.
Chronik der Sippe Weiss/WeißWeiss, Kurt
Torn Roots: A bicentenniel history, genealogy and directory of a family called Wentland 1776-1976Wentland, TheodoreA bicentennial history, genealogy and directory of a family called Wentland (1776-1976)
… our family name, "Wentland", takes us back to two geographical areas in Europe, one modern, the other ancient: Volhynia and Wendland.
The very recent past tells us that we are descendants of central Europeans who settled in Volhynia during the 19th century. Therefore, a good portion of this book portrays the actual life of German colonists in that province, a onetime wilderness area in the Ukraine region of Russia.
And to go further back in time, since our family surname contains the root word Wend, it seemed only fair to make some reference ... to the Slavic people called Wends ... the tribesmen who once roamed the ancient territory of Wendland.
August Friedrich Wentland I (born 1786) and his wife were the first generation of Wentlands, living in Poland. The author has compiled seven generations of their descendants. Included are family stories and photos, illustrations, maps, a bibliography, family trees, copies of original documents, and a name index.
Pages: 115; Copyright: 1976.

Firgens Family 1830 - 1995