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Re: Wirballen

Posted: 9 Jan 2007 6:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Amulis(?), Baltramonaitis, Darlunas/Derliunas, Draugelis, Geguz^is, Grauza, Ilgunas, Karalius, Kartavic^ius, Kliokys/Klokis, Mic^iunas, Moc^kus, Molius^is, Noreika, Pac^esa, Paulauskas, Prasauskas, Puskorius, Sadauskas, Senkus, S^iugz^da/Z^iugz^da, Steponaitis, Volungevic^ius

Wirballen is called Virbalis in Lithuanian (present name) and Wierbolowo in Polish. Part of my grandfather's family line was from Virbalis.

The Polish archives in the town of Suwalki, Poland, may have records for this area since all of the villages in question were in the Suvalkija/Suwalki gubernia during the Russian occupation.

Since the villages in question all were within 5 miles of the German/Prussian border (now the border with Russian Kaliningrad), the German ports of Hamburg and Bremen would be good possibilities though my grandfather was from Virbalis and came over to the U.S. via Rotterdam.

His choice of port was interesting in that he lived in Essen Ruhr, Germany for a time (likely earning money for passge to America) and was fluent in German.

Hope this helps a bit.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
billvonr1 5 Jun 2006 1:57AM GMT 
Tom 5 Jun 2006 9:42PM GMT 
billvonr1 5 Jun 2006 11:26PM GMT 
Tom 6 Jun 2006 4:51PM GMT 
K_Maurus 8 Jan 2007 6:44PM GMT 
billvonr 8 Jan 2007 11:40PM GMT 
K_Maurus 9 Jan 2007 2:07AM GMT 
billvonr 9 Jan 2007 7:54PM GMT 
K_Maurus 10 Jan 2007 1:28AM GMT 
tsadausk 9 Jan 2007 1:43PM GMT 
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