Rakwitz, Kreis Bomst, Posen

Rakwitz was a privately held village that was developed to attract German farmers. Local people thought the terms for the new farmers were so generous the locals called the village "freistadt" (free town). Following are pictures of the market plaza in the village as well as houses built to resemble taverns (krugs). Here are pictures:




The old Lutheran church depicted below was converted into museum of fire fighting equipment Also there is a very pleasant wooden Catholic church. Here are pictures:



My interest in this village results from the presence of the Remus family in this village; that family also lived in Nowy Tomsyl and Wielichowo. Here are details.


CARL AUGUST REMUS was born 1802. He married JOHANNA CAROLINA KRÖNERT 25 Oct 1827 in Neutomischel (Nowy Tomysl), Kreis Neutomischel. She was born Jul 1807 in Neutomischel (Nowy Tomysl), Kreis Neutomischel. CARL AUGUST REMUS:was a Shoemaker.


i. CARL FERDINAND WILHELM2 REMUS, b. 21 Dec 1828, Neutomischel (Nowy Tomysl), Kreis Neutomischel; m. JOHANNA AUGUSTE EMILIE HEINRICH, 11 Nov 1852, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst; b. 1833.

ii. JOHANNA PAULINA REMUS, b. 17 Jun 1831, Wielichowo, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst; m. GOTTLIEB GELLERT, 01 Nov 1854, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst; b. 1832.

iii. CARL AUGUST ERNST REMUS, b. 12 Jan 1834, Wielichowo, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst.

iv. CARL BERTHOLD REMUS, b. 04 Jan 1838, Wielichowo, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst; d. 17 Jan 1838, Wielichowo, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst.

v. CAROLINA HENRIETTA REMUS, b. 23 Aug 1839, Wielichowo, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst.

vi. ERNST LOUIS REMUS, b. 07 May 1843, Wielichowo, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst.

vii. EDUARD HERMANN REMUS, b. 31 May 1847, Podgora Powitz, Rakoniewice/Rakwitz, Bomst.



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July 30, 2010