Bankowo (Bakowo), Kreis Schwetz, West Prussia
Bankau (Bakowo) is a manorial farm owned by the Polish Noble Hutten-Czapski family who also owned Bukowitz (Bukowice) (and possibly Heinricksdorf). The nearby village of Czaple provides the source for the Hutten-Czapski family name.
My interest in this manorial farm is because Franz Remus lived here as shown by the 1772 land census as follows:
Reimus, Frantz Bankau Neuenburg 18113082 6041 305 2152
Franz is living with his wife and one daughter under 12. Frantz Reimus is listed as a "Dorfkathen". I think this is day laborer. So Franz probably worked on this manorial farm and had a small taxable piece of land nearby.
I have not found Franz at this estate but Martin Remus did work here at the Mill.
The estate house in Bankau is now an orphanage and the barns still remain. Here are pictures:
Here is the location of this estate:
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May 1, 2018