Witt Genealogy

The Decendents of Heinrich Witt
and Caroline Meister
"Misc Notes"

Barry R. Witt
GENEALOGY LIBRARY, 10777 Santa Monica Bl, Westwood 474 9990

The first WITT's to come to the United States were:
HEINRICH WITT b. 25 Dec 1814
CAROLINE (MEISTER) Wife b. 14 Mar 1816
IDA HULDA AUGUSTE Daughter b. 15 May 1845
FRIEDRICH WILHELM Son b. 7 May 1848
AUGUST EDUARD Son b. 13 Jun 1850

They arrived in Galveston, Texas in October 1860, from Rojewo (Rojewer Kaczkowerdorf, Rojewo Neudorf), West Prussia. Today Rojewo is located in central Poland, within a triangle formed by Torun, Inowroclaw, and Bydgoscz.

CAROLINE MEISTER's father was named EPHRAIM MEISTER; he came to the U.S. sometime after his daughter and her family.

There were three WITT children who did not come to the U.S. Assume they all died in Prussia but have no proof.
CAROLINE WILHELMINA Daughter b. 1839
ALBERT AUGUST Son b. 1841
FRANZ THEODOR Son b. 1842

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I have not been able to locate any record of HEINRICH's or CAROLINE's parents. In the U.S. each city has a Chamber of Commerce that has information about the city available. I do not know if such a thing exists in Poland. If there is, I would like to know where to write. Try to get some post cards or photographs showing Rojewo and a city map or a map of the immediate area.

I would of course like to find out about the families of both HEINRICH and CAROLINE. From microfilm records I have the names of over 100 WITTs and over 100 MEISTERS from the Rojewo area but have no way of connecting any of them to our family. I doubt that there is anything that can be learned without a great deal of research.

SURNAME LIST

  • BAATZ
  • FRIES
  • KLUNKERT
  • MEISTER
  • SCHACHTRUPP
  • SCHREIHAGE

PLACES IN TEXAS

  • WILLOW CREEK CEMETARY - BAATZ
  • BAYTOWN, HOUSTON, ROSEHILL - WITT
  • SPRING - SCHACHTRUPP
  • RICHMOND, FT BEND COUNTY - WITT DESTINATION

TOWNS IN THE VICINITY OF ROJEWO

Look up cities in GEMEINDELEXICON FOR WESTPRUSSIA (Grand Duchy of Posen) to see which have Evangelische churches. Check to see if there is film available.

  • ALTENDORF N
  • GNIEWKOWITZ WNW
  • GRUNKIRCH NEN
  • JAKSCHILTZ SW
  • JESUITERBRUCH NEN
  • KACSKOWO E
  • KOBELNIKI W
  • LISCHKOWO SW
  • PLONKHOFEN ESE
  • PLONKOWO E
  • SCHWITZ W
  • WALDESRUH ENE
  • WIESENAU N
  • ZELECHLIN NNW

TOWNS WITH AN EVANGELISH CHURCH 1905

  • ARGENAU
  • BADGORZ
  • BARTJCHIN
  • ELSENDORF
  • GR NEUDORF
  • GRUNKIRCH
  • GULDENHOF
  • HOHENSALZA
  • KLEIN MORIN
  • LABISCHIN
  • LOUISENFELDE
  • MONTWY
  • RADEWITZ
  • RONECK

FILMS VIEWED (GERMANY, PREUSSEN, POSEN, _______)

  • BYDGOSZCZ, LABISYN Vital Records
    • LDS009 714 882 1783-1804
    • LDS004 714 883 1805-1842
    • LDS003 714 884 1821-1827
    • LDS007 714 885 1822-1827
    • LDS001 714 886 1828-1835
    • LDS002 714 887 1829-1838
    • 714 888 1835-1844
    • 714 889 1837
    • 714 890 1838-1846
    • 714 895 1805-1820, 1848-1862
      NOT VIEWED:
    • 714 891 1839-1844
    • 714 892 1845-1861
    • 714 893 1846-1857
    • 714 894 1852-1862
  • LDS005 715 041 ROJEWO 1832-1844
  • 715 042 POLISH
  • LDS006 719 224
  • 719 225
  • LDS008 719 227
  • LDS010 719 228
  • 072 954 TORUN Few entries
  • 746 628 POLISH

FILM TO CHECK

  • 719 237 ROJEWO 1852
  • 474 944 BYD CIVIL RECORDS - EMMIGRATION 1813-1860
  • BROMBERG (BYDGOSZCZ) 1773-
  • HOHENSALZA (INOWROCLAW) 1799-

GERMAN WORDS USED IN RECORDS

  • KRANKHEIT: ILLNESS
  • STAND: POSITION
  • GEWERK: OCCUPATION
  • DEATH: TOTES, GESTORBEN
  • CHRISTENING/BAPTISM: TAUFEN, GETAUFT
  • CONFIRMATION: KONFIRMATION
  • BEMERKUNG: COMMENTS
  • EHELICH: LEGITIMATE
  • UNEHLICH: ILLEGITIMATE

QUESTIONS/FACTS

HENRIETTE SCHREIHAGE F-WILHELM SCHREIHAGE, M-DOROTHEA married ALDOPH SCHACHTRUPP when?

RICHMOND TX is in FORT BEND COUNTY.
FILM INDEXES? Heinrich Witt, Ephraim Meister.
What towns were WITT (especially Geo) in/MEISTERS in? (1860)

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE: SCHACHTRUPP, ADOLPH married SCHREIHAGE, HENRIETTE 13 Jul 1849, Grimes Cty, TX.

DEATH CERTIFICATE: SCHACHTRUPP, LOUIS d. 5 Dec 1923, Houston, Harris Cty, TX

Any record WILHELM BAATZ father of CAROLINE BAATZ (Married LOUIS SCHACHTRUPP)
CAROLINE BAATZ born in OST PREUSSEN

CENSUS RECORD: GUSTAV LUND/DOROTHEA SCHACHTRUPP
KLUNKERT/WILHELMINA

NEW HOMES IN A NEW LAND by E H Geue - A complete list of all passengers on the Fortuna

COULD CAROLINE WILHELMINE WITT (B. 1839) and FRANZ THEODORE WITT (B. 1842) have stayed in Rojewo...married or?

HEINRICH WITT: BORN 1814, MARR 1832-1838?
CAROLINE MEISTER: BORN 1816



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