Powalke is between to Klein Konitz and Krojanken and just north of Konitz. As I was traveling through the area I did not realize the significance of the village. On the 1914 map shown below it is only marked as a rail station (Bahnhof) rather than a village but now the village is clearly marked on the Konitz highway. Here is the railway station (now apartments) with the name Powalke on it:

This village has importance since Christian Freidrich Rotzol and his wife Marie Elisabeth Remus, originally from Rotzollen (Marie was the daughter of Franz Remus of Stretzin), farmed here while also living in nearby Krojanken at the time of the 1772 West Prussia Land Census. Here are the details of those records:

Rotzol, Christ.         Krojanten        Schlochau             18113094 6041     664       2782

He presently lives in a household consisting of himself, one woman, 2 sons under 12 (Samuel and ?), one daughter above 12 (Margarete Elisabeth), one daughter below 12 (Anna Dorothea), and 4 hired male workers and one hired female worker. This village is Krojanken, Kries Konitz.

Rotzol, Christ.         Powalcke        Schlochau             18113095 6041     723       2589

He presently lives in a household consisting of three male workers and two female hired workers. He is an arrend - tenant of an estate. The estate owner does not live in this household so this is also Christian Freidrich Rotzol living in nearby Krojanken. This village is Powalke, Kries Konitz. Click here for the descendents of Franz Remus including the Rotzol family.


Here is a map showing this village and the area:


Website lists the Polish Nobility in many Polish villages between 1700 and 1800. For Powalke, it lists nobles v.Grabowski, v.Lehwald-Powalski, v.Weiher, v.Somnitz, and v.Schur-Lipinski.

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October 10, 2007