Kirche Zeyer (evangelisch)

Original Source (used with author’s permission) Autor: Günter Mauter Fast ein Kuriosum ist ein Teil der Geschichte der evangelischen Kirche von Zeyer. Als am 22. Januar 1920 der Kreis Großes Werder amtlich wurde, befand sich das Dorf Zeyer im Freistaat Danzig, während die Kirche und die Kirchenhäuser mit ca. 35 Bewohnern auf Elbinger Gebiet lagen.(…)

Selbst Jauche half uns nicht

Auszüge aus dem Text von Charlotte Kaufmann (used within terms of Fair Use) Die schlimmste Zeit meines Lebens begann vor etwas mehr als 60 Jahren,genau im Januar 1945. Auch nach dieser langen Zeit sind die Narben nicht verheilt. Die Auswirkungen sind bis heute spürbar. Dieses Schicksal teile ich mit hunderttausenden Frauen und Mädchen aus den(…)

The “Great War”

Lest we forget the insanity of war… these images are dedicated to all whose lives were unalterably changed by WW1 and its aftermath. World War I: Battle Of Verdun 1/4 World War I: Battle Of Verdun 2/4 World War I: Battle Of Verdun 3/4 World War I: Battle Of Verdun 4/4     Related Articles(…)

With apologies to our readership

Unfortunately, due to copyright restrictions we have had to make numerous history pages private. In deference to the author’s copyright, we are unable and unwilling to publicly share any information we obtain directly from Peter Gagne’s outstanding works. We do this out of respect for his outstanding efforts on our behalf. Quite frankly without his(…)

Zum Gedenknis- In Memory

For those who thought that WW2 was long over, a rude reminder of its horrors and brutality have once again surfaced in the former home of our Senger family.  In just the past year, more than 2000 people were found buried in a mass grave.  It is thought that all were killed/ died at the(…)

Luftgau Kommando VII

This is the last unit in the Luftwaffe to which Luise Senger (Rabideau) belonged. all material which follows on this page © 1997-2005 Michael Holm Chef des Stabes: ? Obstlt Eckhard Krahmer, 1.7.38 – 1.4.39 Oberst Bruno Maass, 1.4.39 – 5.3.43 Oberst Otto Petzold, 5.3.43 – 8.5.45 Formed 4.2.38 in München from Luftgau-Kommando XIV.

Danzig History

DANZIG / GDANSK This page is concerned with the history of the whole Danzig territory as set up in 1919, not only with the town of the same name. (Please note the site from which this history was duplicated and edited no longer is functioning: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Rotunda/)

The Sengers -1920 to 1944

Richard Senger was a successful German farmer (Landwirt)  in West Prussia. He worked and cared for his family’s farm with the help of his wife (Frieda), children (Luise & Erich), his brother Rudolf (Onkel Rudolf, known simply as Onkel) and his sister-in-law Erna Recht (Tante Erna). The homestead and lands had been in the Senger(…)

Pierre Tremblay

Source Pierre Tremblay, ancestor to the largest french- canadian family was originally from Randonnay, in Perche Normandy. Only head of family with that name who came from France, he is the ancestor to all Tremblay families in America.

Pierre Miville

Source Swiss blood runs in your veins. In fact, Pierre Miville, your ancestor, was born in 1602 at Fribourg in Switzerland. Married there in 1629, he crossed over to Canada in the spring of 1649 with his wife and six children. He received a grant of land on the coast of Lauzon across from the(…)

Robert Drouin

Source He was in Canada in 1636 and in 1641, he already had a farm near the Rivière aux Chiens (river of dogs). His marriage contract of July 27 1636, (one year after the religious ceremony) which was concluded in the house of Robert Giffard and executed by Jean Guyon du Buisson in the absence(…)

Claude Bouchard

Source Claude Bouchard, a tailor from Saint-Cosme-de-Vair in Maine, France, first settled on the coast of Beaupré to the east of Québec. He was nicknammed “little Claude” to distinguish him from a namesake and because of his stature.

Richard Senger- The Long Road

In late winter of 1944/45, the Senger’s farm was overrun and occupied by a command of the advancing Russian armies.  The family furniture and possessions were stolen by non-Germans;  the lives and history of the Senger family were unalterably, irretrievably changed. Only the Senger farm and two other farms in the village of Zeyervorderkampen remained(…)

Frieda Senger- Post WW2 Gulag

As the Russians invaded West Prussia near the end of World War 2, they rounded up abled bodied Germans to ‘work’ a slave labor in their Gulags.  These ‘unlucky’ Germans (some three million) were shipped by train to forced labor camps in the far East.  Frieda Senger, along with her friend and neighbor, Edith Ebel,(…)

Gulag Perm-36

Although, we now know with certainty that Frieda Senger was not interned in Perm-36 Gulag; it does represent a Gulag proximate to her location.  The photos in this article represent a good approximation of the Gulags in Chelyabinsk. Frieda Senger spent 2 and one half years starting in 1945 in the Gulags. Somehow, she was(…)

Our Filles a Marier

In order to classify our early Canadian forebears, we have decided to use the descriptions of The Filles a Marier developed by Peter Gagne. Note all those without links will soon have information pages for you to read… please be patient while the information is added to our site. All others have their tales described(…)

Filles à Marier –”Marriageable Girls”

The information contained in this Posting was sourced from numerous websites (all noted below) and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research.  All rights belong to the original authors. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. Source of the original materials that follows. Between 1634 and 1663, 262 filles à marier(…)

Carignan-Salières- our soldiers

Based upon the research we have done, it appears that the Rabideau’s are descended from a number of the Carignan-Salières Regiment.  As you will note, none of our forebears held particularly high rank.  They were, instead, the ‘backbone’ of their units!  You will see the various men highlighted in blue on the posting containing the(…)

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers

The following information was sourced from: http://www.fillesduroi.org/src/soldiers.htm and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research. All rights belong to the original author. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. This listing is a copy of one the original to be found at the following link: Alphabetical listing of the Carignan-Salières Regiment(…)

Jean Bourdon

Though Jean Bourdon was an important figure in the early days of New France, there is a lot of confusion over his personal life.  Some have even given him three wives (married to two at the same time), and attributed accomplishments long after his death.  However, in the days of early settlement, there were two(…)

Anne Cloutier

Anne was born on January 19, 1626, in St. Jean De Mortagne, Perche France.  She was just eight years old when they arrived in Quebec and her father was always stirred up about something; constantly feuding with Robert Giffard.  Despite that, the family did quite well.

Zacharie Cloutier

Zacharie Cloutier was born on  February 2, 1589, in St. Jean, Perche, France; the son of Denis Cloutier and Renee Briere.  His mother died on May 1, 1608, and his father then married Jeanne Rahir-Gaultier on November 3 of the same year. A carpenter by trade, Zacharie’s interest in the ‘New World’ began early.  When(…)

Jean Cote

Jean Cote – Was born on February 2, 1643 and died on March 26, 1722 in Ville De Quebec.  He married Marie-Anne Couture; daughter of Guillaume Couture and Anne Emard; on September 11, 1669; and the couple had seven children:  Jean-Baptiste, Noel, Marguerite, Marie, Pierre, Guillaume and Anne.  Jean’s first wife died on November 26,(…)

Marie-Francoise Hebert

Marie-Francoise Hebert was born on January 27, 1638, in the small Quebec settlement; the daughter of Guillaume Hebert and Helene Desportes.   Her paternal grandparents were none other than Louis Ganton Hebert and Marie Rollet, and though Louis only lived for a short time at the French Trading Post, Marie kept the family together through epidemics,(…)

Marguerite Langlois

Marguerite Genevieve Langlois was born about 1602 in St. Xiste,  Montpelliers, France; one of four children to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette. In 1619, Henri De Montmorency II and Samuel Champlain were recruiting workers for New France, and preference was given to young men with families.  At the time, many French people were becoming disillusioned(…)

Abraham Martin

There is a lot of confusion over the origins of Abraham.  He was born about 1589, probably at La Rochelle, but since his father Jean Galleran Martin, was known as “The Merchant of Metz”, he could have also been born at Metz, Lorraine, France. His mother was Isabel Cote.  Throughout his lifetime, Abraham Martin was(…)

Jean Nicolet

Jean Nicolet was a well known Coureur Des Bois, who first arrived in Kebec in 1618, settling amoung the Algonquins in Upper Ottawa, and the Nipissing on Allumette Island; learning their language and customs.  While on the island, he married a local woman and they had a daughter Euphrosine Marguerite, born in 1630.  At the(…)

Marie Crevet

Marie Crevet was born in 1621 at Benouville, Bayeux, Normandy, France; the daughter of  Pierre Crevet and Marie Le Mercier.  At the age of 15, she signed a marriage contract to become one of the  Filles à Marier or “marriageable girls”;  the first single women to set foot in New France since its return from(…)

Francois Langlois

Francoise Langlois was born in 1599; in St. Xiste,  Montpelliers, France; one of four children born to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette. About 1618, she married Pierre Des Portes, an employee for the Company of 100 Associates,  representing France’s interest in the New World. Soon after the birth of their only child, Marie-Helene; Pierre and(…)

Senger Family

The Senger family had lived in Kreis Grosses Werder area of West Prussia since at least the late 1600′s. Both 20th Century World Wars took a heavy toll on the entire ‘clan’.  Many family members and all the Senger lands and possessions were either destroyed or taken. The those who were not killed in the(…)

Zeyer- das Ende

This article has been translated and reworked with family events. Erinnerungen eines Amtsvorstehers des Amtsbezirkes Zeyer. Johannes Jahn, Landwirt und Hofbesitzer in Zeyersvorderkampen. Der Amtsbezirk Zeyer lag in der nordöstlichsten Ecke des Freistaates Danzig, im Kreis Großes Werder und umfasste die Ortschaften Zeyer, Stuba und Schlangenhaken. Er zog sich entlang der Nogat, beginnend bei der(…)

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