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From: Debbie Greenlee <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] need help
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 21:25:40 -0500
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A wojewo~dztwo is a province in Poland. Szczecin was the name of a city
and was also the name of the province.
LDS library does not have everything on film. All they know is what they
have on film. You won't find records after 1945 on film because those
records would be too current. If you check with the Urza~d Stanu
Cywilnego at the gmina Szczecin you will probably find the records
(since 1945) that you are trying to locate. However, like the US Poland
is protective of those records. If you send in a request, you should
probably also send info showing how you are related to those Davids.
Your request will have to be in Polish.
Here is the address:
pl. Armii Krajowej 1
If the Davids were Lutheran than you should contact the Lutheran church
in Szczecin. This web site should give you information that will help
you determine where to write:
Delores Bryan wrote:
> Debbie, Thank you so much for your reply. It was WWII. The Davids were
> Evangelical religion. Anna Auguste Bethke was born Nov. 12, 1869. She was
> Otto August David's wife. They married March 15,1898 in Stettin. All the
> David's lived in Stettin most of the time on 26 Begisaw Str. No I don't know when they went to the Island of Sylt It must have been after 1945 because he was still in Stettin when he wrote his son was killed, but he didn't mention which one. I'm searching for Kurt's Kids Marriage or death records I have all the birth records of Kurt's kids and if they were born in 1934,1942 and 1930 they may be around somewhere. yes, I have Kurt's marriage record Dec.28,1927. I was born in 1925 so if he's a healthy person he might be alive too. I'm looking for Kurt's kids marriage records or death records. I checked the LDS Library I found birth records and they had nothing after
1945 at the LDS Library, I went there for two weeks. I searched
> I and III.Now I need to find Walter Erich David born 10-7-1907 a death
> record or Marriage record. I wrote a letter to some Evangelical church
> archives in Berlin and they told me nothing. In Utah I found my
> grandfather's marriage record in the Jacobi church records.(1895) I can't
> read German but could tell it was his name and my grandmother. You mention
> wojew--dztwo Szczecin where is the place? I don't know what the first part of this is? Szczecin is Polish for Stettin I know that. I have not contacted any Archives in Poland (Szczecin) The LDS Library told me they have all the records from there. I would be happy to pay someone who lives near there to search for me. Thank you Debbie for your information.I appreciate all the help everyone is so wonderful. Delores Brayn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Debbie Greenlee" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 10:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [POLAND] need help
> > Delores,
> > Neither Otto Friedrich nor Walter Erich would have been old enough to
> > fight in WWI. It is more likely they died during WWII either as soldiers
> > or were killed.
> > If either situation mentioned above is in fact what happened, chances
> > are you would not find a death record in their "home" parish since they
> > were probably killed "out of town." However, there deaths could have
> > been recorded on a memorial plaque at their home parish. What was the
> > David's nationality and religion?
> > I think I see an error or at least a typo in your information. You
> > mentioned Otto August David was born Aug.15,1874. He couldn't have
> > married Anna Auguste Bethke in 1869.
> > Do you know when Otto August David and (presumably) his wife emigrated
> > to the Island of Sylt?
> > Whose marriage record are you trying to locate? You said Otto August's
> > son, Kurt married in 1927 in Szczecin (this is a Polish city). Have you
> > attempted to locate this marriage record?
> > Since you state that Kurt David and Else Boeckler's children were born
> > in Szczecin up to 1942, have you located those birth records?
> > If Kurt David and his family emigrated to the Island of Sylt with Kurt's
> > parents, they would have done so after 1942.
> > Are you sure the Davids were born in the city of Szczecin or were they
> > born in the wojewo~dztwo of Szczecin?
> > Have you contacted any churches or archives in Poland? Have you looked
> > at any films from LDS?
> > Debbie
> > Delores Bryan wrote:
> > > Debbie,
> > > I am searching for the name David, Otto August born Aug.15,1874 Died Jan 13,1954 on the Island of Sylt, town of list. He lived in Stettin when he
married Anna Auguste Bethke Nov 12,1869. His son Kurt born Jan 13,1905
Married Else Auguste Boeckler Dec.28,1927 in Stettin their
Daughter,Gisela Margarete born April 5,1930 in Stettin, a son Peter
Georg born June 11,1942 in Stettin, a son Guenter Horst born Aug.14,
1934 in Stettin.
I'm lost I can't find a death or marriage record or where to search.
Could I assume they all went with Otto to Island of Sylt? Otto had two
more so s:
> > > Otto Friedrich born Sept 24,1906 and Walter Erich Born Oct 7,1907 .
> Either Otto or Walter was killed in the war I am told. Which war? I can't find a death record for Otto or Walter. Would anyone have any idea where this family could be found? None of them came to America.Thank you so much.