Pobiedziska (Pudewitz)

Pobiedziska (Pudewitz) is a town north east of Poznan with an early history (prior to 1772) of inviting Germans to work at the manorial farms in the area. This town is important to me because of the role it played in my Will family.

Andreas Will married Catherine Kruger prior to 1776 and produced numerous children in Chowanowa (Kowanowo) in Oborniki parish including Martin Will who was born in 1789 and confirmed in the Evangelical Church in Oborniki in 1802.

Martin Will in turn married Anna Dorothea Schendel in 1807 here in Pobiedziska and produced, among other children, three daughters in Kostrzyn in Schwersenz parish that married in my Spitzer family in Volhynia. Here is a genealogy of the Will family.


Here are pictures of the town starting with two pictures of the market plaza:

Here is a picture of the Catholic Church interior:

Here is a picture of the Lutheran Church interior (it is now a Catholic Church):

Click here for a list of what web pages are here about the Nietze area.


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October 8, 2008