My Troge Ancestors
TROGE FAMILY FROM WEST PRUSSIA
My TROGE family ancestors originated in WEST PRUSSIA, Germany. As early as 1810, they lived in and around the area of NEUGOLTZ, in Deutch Krone. The Deutsch Krone was formerly part of Prussia, today it is called Walcz, and is now part of Poland. Specifically, my ancestors lived at one time or another in the cities of Zippnow, Riege, Rederitz , and Stabitz. Over the years, many changes occurred in the boundaries as the government was challenged and was fought over. Today these cities are now located within Poland’s boundaries, and have been renamed as described below.
Zippnow is now called Sypniewo and is under the jurisdiction of Jastrow in Poland.
See the following link for some interesting information about Zippnow and a few pictures:
Riege is now called Lezenica.
Rederitz is now Nadarzyce.
Stabitz is now Zdbice.
Below is a map showing the location of West Prussia in the years 1871-1918, in relation to other parts of Germany and Poland - it is number 13.
For a closer view of the Deutsch Krone area check out this 1910 map. Rederitz is about 1/5 of the way down, center-right, and Stabitz is a lttle below that. Zippnow is in between them, a little more to the right.
Click on map for larger view
For other maps and information about the Deutsch-Krone area see the following link:
Be sure to check out the other Troge links at top left.