Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Matzdorffs in Stralsund

I received an amazing email from Lisa Louise Cooke regarding my Matzdorff ancestors. She got information from Baerbel Johnson on my Matzdorff family. Sophia and her children left from Hamburg, Germany, on 18 November 1874. Their last place of residence is listed as "Stralsund." Stralsund is a large city in Western Pommerania with six Lutheran Parishs. It would make sense that they lived in a city because Carl was a brick mason by trade. This is amazing to me as my Grandmother, Alma Matzdorff Grashoff, did not even know where her father came from in Germany. I can not thank LIsa or Baerbel enough for this information. It gives me some place to go from here.

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