Strehlow Records from Pomerania

Jörg Schrick, my invaluable genealogical contact in Germany has been in touch with his friend Björn Buerger. Björn has searched the entirety of the Eventin parish records from Kreis Schlawe in Pomerania for Strehlow records and was able to find 10 children of Johann Ferdinand Strehlow (b 1805) and Christiane Maria Plath (1804-1856). As he states below, out of 10 children there were four sets of twins. The odds of that are about 1 in 1,156,000!


Hello!

I have looked through the entire Eventin parish register to 1857, and I can report that Johann Strelow and Christina Plath had 10 children.  Incredibly, of those children there were 4 sets of twins!

I was also able to determine that Ludwig was their child [at first his birth record was not found].  He was born in 1836 but I didn’t find a record of him until 1840 and thus he was already 4 years old.

I find it very interesting that the wife of my ancestor Caspar Strehlow, (Regine Barske) was a godmother of your Ludwig Strehlow. So there probably is a relationship between our two families.

Here are the children I have discovered for the couple Johann Ferdinand Strehlow and Christine Marie Plath, who were married 12 Nov 1828 in Wandhagen, Kreis Schlawe, Pomerania, Prussia:


1. Johann Ferdinand
Born: 1 Mar 1830 Wandhagen
(Not 1831 as a previous record said.  I believe it was mis-copied into the registry.)
Christened: 7 Mar 1830 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. The carpenter Caspar Strelow from Neuenhagen.
2. The peasant farmer Hans Lau from Wandhagen.
3. The wife of the peasant farmer Peter Verhs, née Regina Plath.


2. Johanna Albertina Maria (twin)
Born: 25 Mar 1833 Wandhagen
Christened: 26 Mar 1833 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. The wife of Büdner [owner of a small rural property] and Holzschläger [woodsman] Hans Plath, née Regina Pitzken(?)
2. The household servant [Dienstmädchen] Regina Germanzen(?)
3. The peasant farmer Peter Verse.
All from Wandhagen.


3. Stillborn female (twin)
Born: 25 Mar 1833 Wandhagen


4. Charlotte Louise
Born: 14 Sept 1834 Wandhagen
Christened: 18 Sept 1834 Wandhagen
Died: 19 Sept 1834 Wandhagen
Buried. 23 Sept 1834 Wandhagen
Godparents: 1. Wife of the peasant farmer Hans Lau, Maria Plath.
2. Daughter of the woodsman [Holzschläger] Hans Plath, Louise Plath.
3. The peasant farmer Caspar Strehlow.
All from Wandhagen.


5. Hanne Caroline (twin)
Born: 9 Apr 1836 Wandhagen
Christened:13 Apr 1836 Wandhagen
Died: 5 May 1836 Wandhagen
Buried: 9 May 1836 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. The wife of the carpenter Caspar Strehlow, Christine Schwarz from Neuenhagen.
2. The farmer’s daughter Christine Plath from Wandhagen.
3. The farmer’s son [Bauernsohn] Ludwig Schwarz from Wandhagen.


6. Ernst Ludwig (twin)
Born: 9 Apr 1836 Wandhagen
Baptized: 13 Apr 1836 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. The peasant farmer Martin Schwarz from Beelkow.
2. The farmer’s son Ernst Verse from Wandhagen.
3. The wife of the peasant farmer Caspar Strehlow, Regine née Barsken from Wandhagen  (This is Bjoern’s family member.)


7. Johanne Caroline (twin)
Born: 22 Sept 1839 Wandhagen
Christened: 22 Sept 1939 Wandhagen
Died: 19 Dec 1839 Wandhagen
Buried: 29 Dec 1839 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. Marie Lau née Plath, wife of a peasant farmer [Bauerfrau].
2. Anna Regine Verse, farmer’s daughter [Bauertochter].
3. August Krakow, tenant blacksmith [Pachtschmid].
All from Wandhagen


8. Charlotte Louise (twin)
Born: 22 Sept 1839 Wandhagen
Christened: 22 Sept 1939 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. Anna Barske née Schuranz ? (probably Schurvanz or Schurwanz).
2. Regine Pieper née Dahnz, tailor’s wife [Schneiderfrau].
3. Caspar Plath, peasant farmer.
All from Wandhagen


9. Carl August (twin)
Born: 12 Nov 1842 Wandhagen
Christened: 18 Nov 1842 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. Ernst Lau, Bauersohn from Wandhagen.
2. Jacob Papenfuß, son of peasant farmer [Bauersohn].
3. Anna Strehlow née Hain, carpenter and wife of peasant farmer [Zimmerman and Büdnerfrau] from Neuenhagen


10. Wilhelmine Albertine (twin)
Born: 12 Nov 1842 Wandhagen
Christened: 18 Nov 1842 Wandhagen
Died: 30 Jun 1843 Wandhagen
Buried: 4 Jul 1843 Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. Regine Schwarz née Lau, wife of a peasant farmer [Bauerfrau] from Beelkow.
2. Sophie Wiehe, daughter of a peasant farmer [Büdnertochter] from Neuenhagen,
3. Peter Schwarz, servant [Dienstknecht] from Beelkow.

Among the records, I also located one of the bans of marriage between Johann Ferdinand Strehlow and Christine Marie Plath:


Groom: Johann Ferdinand Strehlow, carpenter [Zimmerman] from Wandhagen, 26 1/2 years old
Bride: Wilhelmine Marie Schwarz, farmer’s daughter [Bauerntochter] from Böbbelin, 26 years old
Father of the Bride: Peter Schwarz, peasant farmer [Bauer] and school-master [Schulmeister] from Böbbelin
Date of marriage: There is only one ban, so the day of marriage is not mentioned

And a record of the birth of their first child:


Ernstine Johanne Louise
Born: 26 Oct 1857 in Wandhagen
Christened: 1 Nov 1857 in Wandhagen
Godparents:
1. Johanne Schwarz, farmer’s daughter [Büdnertochter] from Böbbelin.
2. Louise Strehlow, a farmer’s daughter [Büdnertochter] from Wandhagen.
3. Ernst Lau, farmer’s son from Wandhagen.

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Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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