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German Genealogy

Posen

(Provinz / Province) [Presently in Poland]

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

  • Size: 11,175 square (compared to Maryland at 9,838 square miles)

  • Population: 1855 - 1,392,636; 1871 - 1,583,843; 1875 - 1,606,084 (774-245 males and 831,839 females)

  • Dominant Religion: Catholic (1871 - Evangelical - 511,292; Catholic 1,009,491; Other - 1,065; Jewish - 61,982; and Non-Christian - 13)

  • Since 1945 part of: Poland

  • Formerly: Grand Duchy

  • Prussian: 1793-1807, 1815-1918, 1939-1945

  • Principal crops: rye, wheat, oats, barley, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, tobacco, vineyards in SW, fruit trees

  • Livestock: horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats

  • Industry: distilleries, sugar mills, starch, beer, locomotives

  • Minerals: salt, gypsum, lignite

  • Rivers: Oder, Vistula, Netze, Warthe, Obra

Resources

Posen - Genealogy.net