Bycx is one of the intermediate villages where Germans stayed as they migrated to Volhynia. Freidrich Hahn, the husband of Anna Rosina Krassin, was born either in this village in 1809 or the next village Krogulec in 1808. He met and married Anna Rosina in Volhynia. Anna Rosina was born in Kicin, Schwersens near Posen. Click here for this family's genealogy. Click here for the Krassin family genealogy.

Here are some pictures of the modern village:




Here is a map showing Bycx in the context of the several other early German settlements in Russian Poland:

When the Prussians acquired this area in the third partition of Poland, they conducted as census to determine all the taxable residents of each village (that is, residents owning or contracting land). Here is the list for this village:

Baag Michael

Dreger Johann

Dreger Ludwig


Duesterhaeft Michael

Glasemann Juergen


Hochstedt Juergen

Kerl Daniel

Kerl Daniel

Kietzmann Matthias

Mattheus Michael

Mittelstedt Michael

Mueller Jacob

Mundt Gottfried

Salomon Jacob

Schmidt Knecht

Schmidt Michael

Seide Jacob

Welek/Welck George

Wrubbel Mattheas

Zaeck Johann



Click here for more about the area and why the Germans would want to leave for Volhynia.


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September 17, 2007