The History of Germans in Volhynia and Kiev
The following web pages contain information about the history of the Nineteenth Century German settlements in Volhynia and Kiev (Russia). Also there is information on where the migrants came from including Russian Poland, Prussian Poland, West Prussia, Saxony, and Wurtemburg (plus Augsburg as a bonus). The information is organized into these segments.
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Germans in Volhynia and Kiev
Click onOld Volhynia to find out about the arrival and life of German cloth makers in Volhynia in the 1830's. The narrative and pictures particularly focus on the villages of Faustindorf, Stanislowa, and Alt Sapust and particularly on the Hoffmann, Lehmann, Spitzer, Radke, and related families. These people were originally from Saxony, Wurtemburg, and the Posen areas and came for economic reasons. Most moved on to Romansdorf in the 1850's. Links in this section take these folks back to Russian Poland, Prussian Poland, Saxony, and Wurtemburg.
Click onRomansdorf for many details about Romansdorf village near Kiev in the Ukraine including pictures and family trees for the Hoffmann, Lehmann, Spitzers, Krassin and related families living in Romansdorf and in nearby Grunwald and Ludwigsdorf. From these villages, they migrated to America in 1892. Links in this section take these folks back to Russian Poland, Prussian Poland, Saxony, and Wurtemburg.
Click onCentral Volhynia to find out more about the German settlements north of Rovno in the Ukraine. Particular details and pictures are provided for the villages of Anielowka, Berestowitz, Marcelinhof, and Kostopol. The focus is particularly on the Remus and Deutschlander families; family trees are provided for those and related families in the area. Links in this section take these folks back to West Prussia, Russian Poland, Prussian Poland, Saxony, and Wurtemburg.
Click onSite Map to find out more detail about what is here about Volhynia.
West Prussia and Saxony
The Remus family lived in West Prussia (modern northern Poland) in the 1700 and 1800's. From there they migrated to Volhynia in the 1860's and to North America in 1892.Click here for West Prussia and a lot of the life and genealogy of the Remus family of West Prussia. The Remus family originated in Saxony. Click here for details on their towns and village in Saxony.
Note: This site contains all the information provided by the Kirchenbucher (Church Books) for the villages of Romansdorf, Grunwald, and Ludwigsdorf from the years 1855 to 1875. This is all enhanced with related information from later village Kirchenbucher and the Volhynia Kirchenbucher. It is embedded within family trees provided for easy access. Also, the West Prussia section lists all known Remus family members in the 1700's and 1800's in West Prussia.
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Updated on September 25, 2007.