`TABLE OF CONTENTS

About Me - More than you ever wanted to know about the author of this site.

Ancestors of Eugene Vernon Maas

Ancestors of Norma Lou Harrington

Awards - See the awards this site has received!

Beardsley Family History - Descendants of William Beardsley who was born in 1605 and emigrated from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England to Massachusetts in 1635.

Blackwelder Family Tree - Descendants of Jakob Schwarzwalder who was born in Germany in 1594.  The name was changed to Blackwelder when they immigrated to North Carolina in the 1700's.

Bibliography - Literature cited and other reference materials and sources

Cemeteries and Gravestones 12/8/12  Some obituaries, death certificates and a few German birth records also can be accessed on these pages.

Census Records4/23/13 Federal and State censuses documenting our family ancestors.

Gaston Family Tree - Descendants of Jean Gaston, a Huguenot, who was born about 1600 in France.

Genealogical Research - 

  • Results of our research at the Pommersche Evangelische Kirche Landeskirchliches Archive in Greifswald, Germany in 1999.

  • Results of our research at the State Archive in Stettin (Archiwum Panstwowe in Szczecin, Poland).

        - May 2001

        - September 2003

  • Documented Pomeranians - A list of Pomeranians identified while researching Maass ancestors in Kr. Naugard and surrounding counties in the 1800's.

  • Documented Pomeranian Marriages - A list of  marriages that took place in Kr. Naugard and surrounding counties in the 1800's.

  • A list of microfilms containing Evangelical Church registers and Civil records of towns and villages located in the counties of Naugard, Pyritz, Regenwalde, and Saatzig.

Genealogical Web Sites - Links to interesting and useful genealogical sites 

Glückstal Colonies - The villages of Glückstal, Bergdorf, Kassel, and Neudorf in southern Russia that were founded by German immigrants in the early 1800's. 

Harrington Family History  The Harrington family tree begins with Hamilton "Hamp" W. Harrington who was born in either Missouri or Mississippi, possibly in 1821 or 1830.

In Memory Of - Walter William Frank Maas, my father, who inspired my interest in discovering our roots and preserving our family history for future generations.

Just Family History - The Just family roots have been traced back to 1772 when Michael Just was born in  Markgroeningen, Württemberg, Germany. 

Koehler Family History - The Koehler family roots have been traced back to Christian Friedrich Köhler who was born about 1819 in Pommern, Prussia.

Maas Biographies - Short biographies contributed by several Maas descendants of one of their ancestors or relatives. 

Maas Family History4/26/13  - Our Maas family history begins with Pagel Maass who was born in the mid 1700's and lived in Lassehne, Kr. Köslin, Pommern, Germany. 

Meidinger Family History - A brief history of the Meidinger family beginning about 1627 in Germany, their immigration to Russia in 1831, and later the immigration of the Peter Meidinger family to the United States and their life in North Dakota.

Neipperg, Germany - the village in southern Germany where several generations of Meidingers lived for about 200 years.

Partlow Family Tree - Descendants of John Partlow who was born about 1735–1740 in Scotland, immigrated to America and died about 1797 in Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.

Pomerania  - A brief description and history of the country in which our Maass ancestors lived before immigrating to the United States.  Maps of the area showing the villages they came from and some photographs of the villages are listed below.

       Maps

  • Map of Pomerania showing the county (Kreis) boundaries as they existed in 1913.

  • Map showing villages in parts of Naugard, Regenwalde, and Saatzig counties in the 18th century.

  • Map showing villages in parts of Randow, Greifenhagen and Naugard counties in the 18th century.

  • Map showing villages in parts of Greifenberg, Kolberg Körlin, Köslin, Regenwalde and Schivelbein counties (Kreise) in the 18th century.

  • Map showing the town of Regenwalde in the county of  Regenwalde, Pomerania.  Ornshagen, where the David Maass family lived prior to 1857 is just off the map to the southwest.

  • Map of the Hohen Schönau area in the county of Naugard, Pomerania about 1893.  Adjoining maps to the south and southeast show Braunsforth, where the Julius and Emilie Maass family lived, and Alt Damerow, Buchholz, Kietzig, Kitzerow, Karkow, and Steinhofel, villages where the Koehlers lived.

  • Map showing Hohen Selchow and Pinnow in the county of  Randow, Pomerania.

  • Village Map showing Lassehne and Wendhagen in Köslin county in 1940.

  • Plot Map showing residences in Henkenhagen, Ziegenberg and other nearby hamlets in about 1945.  Nine Maass residences are identified.

       Histories of our ancestor's Pomeranian villages

  • Lassehne, Kr. Köslin, Pomerania (Lasin, Poland)

  • Ornshagen, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Zerzyno, Poland)

       Photographs of our ancestor's Pomeranian villages

  • Alt Damerow, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Stara Dabrowa, Poland)

  • Buchholz, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Grabowo, Poland)

  • Braunsforth, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Bród, Poland)

  • Eichenwalde, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania (Debice, Poland)

  • Elvershagen, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Łagiewniki, Poland)

  • Gross Pinnow, Kr. Uckermark (formerly Kr. Randow), (Germany)

  • Henkenhagen, Kr. Kolberg-Körlin, Pomerania (Ustronie Morskie, Poland)

  • Hohen Schönau, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania (Jenikowo, Poland)

  • Hohenselchow, Kr. Uckermark (formerly Kr. Randow), Germany 

  • Karkow, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Karkowo, Poland)

  • Kietzig, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Kicko, Poland)

  • Kitzerow, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Kiczarowo, Poland)

  • Labuhn, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Łabun Wielki, Poland)

  • Langkafel, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania (Dlugoleka, Poland)

  • Lassehne, Kr. Köslin, Pomerania (Lasin, Poland)

  • Obernhagen, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Lubien Górny, Poland)

  • Ornshagen, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Zerzyno, Poland

  • Pagenkopf, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania (Bagna, Poland)

  • Pflugrade, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania (Redlo, Poland)

  • Piepenburg, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Wyszogóra, Poland)4/6//13

  • Piepenhagen, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Przyborze, Poland)

  • Regenwalde, Kr. Regenwalde (Resko, Poland)

  • Steinhofel, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Kamienny Most, Poland)

  • Ulrichshof, Kr. Kolberg-Körlin, Pomerania (Olszyna, Poland)

  • Vehlingsdorf, Kr. Saatzig, Pomerania (Wielen Pomorski, Poland)

  • Wendhagen, Kr. Köslin, Pomerania (Wieniotowo, Poland)

  • Woldenburg, Kr. Regenwalde, Pomerania (Dąbie, Poland)

  • Zampelhagen, Kr. Naugard, Pomerania (Sapolnica, Poland)

  • Ziegenberg, Kr. Kolberg-Körlin, Pomerania (Sianozety, Poland)

      Photographs of Other Pomeranian villages

Rieck Family History - The earliest Rieck family ancestor is Michel Rieck who was probably born between 1800 and 1815 in Germany.  The Rieck family lived in Hohenselchow, Kreis Randow, Pommern. 

Rudolf Family Tree - Descendants of Johann Daniel Rudolph who was born July 25, 1777 in Adersbach, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

Schulz Family History  - Information about the descendants of Carl and Charlotte (Hartwig) Schulz who lived in Pinnow, Kreis Randow, Pommern, Germany in the 1800's.

Vanderburg Family History - The lineage of Francis Vanderburg who was born in 1750 in Germany and died January 03, 1815 in Cabarrus Co., North Carolina.

Voyages to America

SS Allemannia  - The steamship that the Heinrich and Johanna Lüdtke family traveled aboard to America.

  • German passenger list for the SS Allemannia showing the departure of the Heinrich Lüdtke family from Hamburg, Germany on March 19, 1882.
  • U. S. passenger list for the SS Allemannia showing the arrival of the Heinrich Lüdtke family at New York on April 7, 1882.

SS Elbe - George Just traveled from Bremen to New York aboard this Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship in 1884. Description and photo.

SS Havel - Christoph and Barbara Just and their son Friedrich sailed from Bremen aboard the SS Havel and arrived in New York on April 4, 1895. Description and photo.

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse - The steamship that the Peter and Christina Meidinger family boarded in Bremen, Germany on March 15, 1903 for their trip to New York. Description and photo.

  • U. S. passenger list for the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse showing the arrival of the Peter Meidinger family at New York on April 1, 1903.

SS Kätie - William and Marie Rieck and their 7-month-old daughter, Hermine, boarded this Stettiner Lloyd steamship in Stettin, Germany for their voyage to New York in April 1882. Description and photo.4/29/13

  • U. S. passenger list for the SS Kätie showing the arrival of Wilhelm, Marie & Hermine Rieck and Carl Rieck in New York on May 8, 18824/29/13

SS Oldenburg - The steamship that the Julius and Emilie Maass family traveled aboard to America.   Description and photo.

  • U. S. passenger List for the SS Oldenburg showing the arrival of  the Julius Maass family at Baltimore, MD on May 31, 1895

SS Polynesia - Christian and Caroline Rieck together with his three children and two of her children by a former marriage sailed from Hamburg to America aboard this steamship arriving in New York on June 22, 1883. Description and photo.4/29/13

  • German passenger list for the SS Polynesia showing the departure of Christian Rieck and Caroline Müller  from Hamburg on June 3, 1883.4/29/13
  • U. S. passenger list for the SS Polynesia showing the arrival of the Christian Rieck and Caroline Müller in New York on June 22, 1883.4/29/13 

SS Rhaetia - The steamship that the Carl and Wilhelmine Maass family traveled aboard to America.   Description and photo.

  • German passenger list for the SS Rhaetia showing the departure of the Carl Maass family from Germany on November 13, 1892.
  • U. S. passenger list for the SS Rhaetia showing the arrival of the Carl Maass family in New York on November 28, 1892.

SS Werra  - The Ludwig and Catharina Rudolf family sailed from Bremen to New York aboard this 2-year-old steamship during October 1884. Description and photo.

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rev.  8 Apr  2015

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