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German Genealogy

Mecklenburg-Strelitz

(Großherzogtum / Grandduchy) [Presently in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]

Some basic facts about Mecklenburg-Strelitz: (from Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, 2002)

  • Individual Grand Duchy until 1918

  • Population: 1817 - 72,675; 1839 - 89,528; 1848 - 96,292; 1851 - 99,628; 1866 - 98,572; 1871 - 557,707

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 96,329; Catholic - 167; Other - 1; Jewish - 485)

  • Since 1990 part of: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • Formerly: Grand Duchy

  • Prussian - No

  • Principal crops: rye, wheat, potatoes, hay, maize, sugar beets, peas, rape, hemp, flax, hops, tobacco

  • Livestock: cattle, sheep, horses

  • Industry: brick, tar, lime-kilns, tobacco, fishing

  • Minerals: lignite, iron, limestone

  • Rivers: Recknitz, Warnow, Elbe, Elde, Peene

Resources

Mecklenburg - Mecklenburg.net