Garden (Gardno), Kreis Griefenhagen, Pommern

Garden (Gardno) is a village that was formerly a manorial farm. My interest in this village results from the presence of the Carl Ludwig Remus and Frederike Dittschlag family in this village.

1. CARL LUDWIG1 REMUS was born 14 Dec 1808 in Pommern (see note for possible two other children), and died 30 Jul 1885 in Fond du Lac Co., WI. He married (1) CAROLINE FALKENBERG 1836. She was born Bef. 1818, and died Bef. 1853. He married (2) FREDERIKE CHRISTINE DITTSCHLAG 1853 in Garden, Kreis Greifenhagen, Pommern, daughter of NN DITTSCHLAG. She was born 25 Nov 1831 in Pommern, and died 15 Jan 1903 in Fairfield, Spokane Co., Washington.


2. i. AUGUSTE2 REMUS, b. 1836, Pommern (see note).

3. ii. FRIEDRICH REMUS, b. 1844, Pommern.


iii. CAROLINE FREDERIKE2 REMUS, b. 27 Jun 1854, Garden, Kreis Greifenhagen, Pommern (see note for children); d. 21 Apr 1935, Fairfield, Spokane Co, WA; m. (1) GEORGE ZENNER, 03 Dec 1873, Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac, WI; b. 31 Mar 1837, Beauforts, Luxembourg; d. Bef. 17 Apr 1911; m. (2) FRITZ KUBBERNAUS, 17 Apr 1911; b. Bef. 1854; d. 07 Jun 1918.


i. MARY ZENNER, b. November 02, 1874, ,,WI; d. December 25, 1940; m. GUS ZEHM; b. 1871; d. 1939.

ii. CHARLES "CARL" ZENNER, b. March 17, 1876, ,,WI; d. January 31, 1948, ,Spokane, WA. He married MARY E. MURTO 1897

iv. ANNA ZENNER, b. January 31, 1878, ,,WI; d. October 21, 1977; m. CHRIS LEITZ; b. December 03, 1870; d. July 14, 1957.

v. LOUISE "LISA" ZENNER, b. September 09, 1879, Fond du Lac,,WI; d. October 07, 1895.

vi. ROSA ZENNER, b. July 21, 1881, Fond du Lac, WI; d. 1965; m. WILLIAM FREDERICK ZEHM, Aft. 1905; b. 1865; d. 1946.

vii. GEORGE ZENNER, b. May 29, 1883; d. August 18, 1884.

viii. IDA ZENNER, b. March 23, 1885, Fond du Lac, WI; d. May 06, 1909. m Richard Sterk

iv. LUISE ERNESTINE REMUS, b. 29 Jan 1858, likely Garden, Kreis Greifenhagen, Pommern; d. 11 Aug 1938, Fond du Lac, WI; m. CARL LUDWIG KOWALSKY, 10 Oct 1875, Fond du Lac, WI; b. 10 Feb 1844, Freystadt, Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia.

v. ALBERTINE EMILIE REMUS, b. 29 Sep 1860, Garden, Kreis Greifenhagen, Pommern; d. 1928, Fond du Lac, WI; m. JOHANN SCHROEDER, 17 Aug 1879, Fond du Lac, WI; b. 1849, Lexow, Kr. ?, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

vi. GUSTAV FRANZ HERMAN REMUS, b. 02 Feb 1863, likely Garden, Kreis Greifenhagen, Pommern; d. 26 Jul 1917, Todd, MN; m. (1) FIRST WIFE OF GUSTAV FRANZ HERMAN REMUS; m. (2) BERTHA M JACOBI, 29 Nov 1889, Fond du Lac, WI; b. Oct 1873, Germany; d. 1924.

4. vii. ROBERT F. REMUS, b. 18 Mar 1867, Garn, Kreis Griefenberg, Pommern; d. 21 May 1914, Fond du Lac, WI.

Generation No. 2

2. AUGUSTE2 REMUS (CARL LUDWIG1) was born 1836 in Pommern (see note). She married AUGUST PROCHNOW. He was born 1837 in Prussia.


i. HERMAN3 PROCHNOW, b. 1861, Prussia.

ii. FERDINAND PROCHNOW, b. 1863, Prussia.

3. FRIEDRICH2 REMUS (CARL LUDWIG1) was born 1844 in Pommern. He married LOUISE FRASE Bef. 1874. She was born 1838 in Pommern.


i. BERTHA HERMINE3 REMUS, b. 17 Jul 1874, Fond du Lac, WI; d. 22 Jul 1874, Fond du Lac, WI.

ii. HEINRICH FRIEDRICH ERDMANN REMUS, b. 08 Jul 1881, Fond du Lac, WI; d. 09 Oct 1882, Fond du Lac, WI.

iii. LUISE PAULINE ALBERTINE REMUS, b. 08 Jan 1883, Fond du Lac, WI; d. 08 Jan 1883, Fond du Lac, WI.

4. ROBERT F.2 REMUS (CARL LUDWIG1) was born 18 Mar 1867 in Garn, Kreis Griefenberg, Pommern, and died 21 May 1914 in Fond du Lac, WI. He married MARIE JACOBI 23 Nov 1887 in Fond du Lac, WI, daughter of WILHELM JACOBI and AUGUSTE RIGGENBURG. She was born Feb 1869 in Germany.

Children of ROBERT REMUS and MARIE JACOBI are:

i. ROSA M.3 REMUS, b. Jan 1888, Wisconsin; m. ERNEST ALLEN, 14 Oct 1906, Fond du Lac, WI; b. Bef. 1888.

ii. EMMA IDA REMUS, b. 24 Jun 1889, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI; m. (1) JOSEPH LA FORE, 20 Dec 1905, Fond du Lac, WI; b. Bef. 1889; m. (2) JOHN MONTGOMERY, 03 Jan 1910, Menominee, Menominee, Michigan; b. 1880, Ireland.

iii. CHARLES R. REMUS, b. Jun 1894, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The Dukes of Pommern created this estate in 1214 for the Cistercian Monks (see below). When Pommern was converted to Lutheranism in 1534, this became a royal village with a manorial farm. The pictures show some of the manorial farm barns but I was unable to find the manor house.


It had 13th century church which was initially Catholic, became Lutheran after 1534, and returned to being a Catholic church following the Second World War. The structure of the building is classic Pommern style. The church was rebuilt in 1890 and after the Second World War.

Such estates were created by the Dukes of Pommern in the 13th century. Some estates remained the property of the Dukes (royal villages), some were granted to the nobility (largely German and Slavic Knights) that supported the Duke (noble villages), and some were granted to the church. The church-held villages might contain a monastery or might be a manorial farm controlled by a church official like a bishop. In the latter case the estate's management was contracted out.

In the 15th century, the village owners throughout Kreis Pyritz and Kreis Griefenberg seemed to compete with each other in building beautiful Pommern style churches for their manorial farms. They largely controlled the church, its records and the clergy for the church. Around 1820, the Prussian government required the churches to keep duplicate church books and provide them to the Prussian government. These are the church books they Mormons have microfilmed. In the late 1870's civil records were also required and many are also available from the Mormons.


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August 11, 2010