Wiesa near Kamenz, Saxony
The Remus millers lived in Wiesa and practice there trade in one of two places. I favor this first location as it was near to Kamenz. As you will note on the above map, Wiesa was a village that was located beside a stream. At the north end where the pen points, there was a pond called Tuchmacherteich (Clothmaker's Pond); this was the major location for the clothmaking industry of the village. On close inspection, I found this was also the site of a former mill known as Blinde Muhle. Here is a picture:
At the other end of the village, there was mill located by the B in Bischofswerder Strasse at the bottom of the map. This was also the site of a mill. The mill is now derelict, but here is a picture from 100 years ago:
I also know that some Remus family members were cooks, shoemakers, coopers, butchers, and soap makers. You can find what I know about the Remus family in Kamenz by clicking here. Many more records remain to be extracted so this is only a partial list. Johan Caspar Remus was a cook and Burger in Kamenz and he migrated to Schmirdau, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia to purchase and run the local inn (krug). He is my ancestor.
The village is much built up since 1700. So here are some pictures of the large estate building and also some of the small holdings.
Here are some old big farms and big barns along the road and here are pictures of them.
Also houses for small holders:
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September 5, 2013