GERMANY - POSEN and WEST PRUSSIA PROVINCES- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Haase, Hildebrandt, Hoppe, Jess, Kaatz, Kroll, Manthey, Nickel, Schmidt, Schrank, Sommerfeld, Westwalen

Background

Project Description The objective of this dual geographic lineage project is to grow additional limbs on our ancestral tree using the results of both Y-DNA and mtDNA testing. Historical records from the 1700's have identified our paternal line in Wongrovitz County, Posen Province, Prussia(Germany), now known as Wagrowiec, Wielkopolskie, Poland. Our objective is to determine the family tree of Paul Schmidt and Anna Catarine Sommerfeld. Identified sons of Paul are Gottfried(born about 1775) and Martin(about 1770). Identified sons of Martin(about 1770) are Michael(1798), Martin(1799), Gottlieb(1802) and Johann(1805). Identified sons of Martin(1799) are August(1828), Ludwig(1830), Friedrich(1840) and Christhof(1842). August(1828) and his family immigrated to Texas in 1873. Historical records from the 1700's have identified our maternal line in Deutsch Krone County, West Prussia, Prussia(Germany), now known as Walcz County, Wielkopolskie, Poland. Our objective is to determine the family tree of Johann Hoppe(1841) and Albertina Nickel(1838). Identified ancestors of Johann are August(1812) and Michail(about 1772). Parents of Albertina were Johann Nickel(1793) and Elizabeth Kaatz(Abt 1808). We recommend the Y-DNA37 test and the mtDNAPlus test for this project. Additional Background The Schmidt family identified in the Posen Province were as follows: Paul Schmidt(born about 1745), m. Anna Catarine Sommerfeld Martin(about 1770), m. Anna Christine Hildebrandt Martin(1799), m. Anne Marianne Schrank Johann August(1828), m. Rosalie Kroll. The Hoppe and Nickel families were identified in West Prussia as follows: Michail Hoppe(abt 1772) m. Marianne Renkaircorn(abt 1788) August Hoppe(1812) m. Wilhellmine Boelter(abt 1811) Johann Hoppe(1841) m. Albertina Nickel(1838) Johann Nickel(abt 1669) m. Catherine Jess Johann Nickel(1699) m. Anne Westwalen Michael Nickel(1732) m/ Marianne Nickel(1747) Martin Nickel(1769) m. Anna Manthey(1770) Johann Nickel(1793)m. Elizabeth Kaatz(abt 1808) If you can trace your lineage to anyone in our ancestral tree or any of their siblings, you are invited to join this project. If you have Y-DNA Haplogroup, I1c, and think you might be a member of a paternal line originating from within someone in this project or your line goes back further than 1750, you are invited to join. We recommend the Y-DNA37 test and the mtDNAPlus test for this project. Remember, to join, click on the "request to join this group" on the top left margin of this page. Please click on the tabs to review the goals, results, news and results. Updated March 15, 2008 Free Hit Counters
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General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $268.00 5/11/2010     179615 Unknown
Credit $268.00 5/11/2010 Anonymous apply to kit 179615   Unknown
Debit $25.00 5/3/2010 D6461 Multi Kit Order 179615 Unknown
Credit $25.00 12/30/2009 Donald Haase In Memory of James H. Wiedemann   Memory Of
Credit $190.00 2/26/2007 Cathryn C Salinas In Memory of Herbert Paul Haase, Sr.   Memory Of
Debit $190.00 2/26/2007   Kit 66229 66229 Unknown