Pomeranian Adventure Tour
May 13-24, 2007
A group of 42 individuals took part May 13-24, 2007 in the Pomeranian Adventure Tour, a trip to some of the areas that formerly comprised the Prussian province of Pomerania. Many in the group were affiliated with the Pommerscher Verein Freistadt in Germantown, Wisconsin.
The tour, sponsored by WTKM radio station in Hartford, Wisconsin, included stops in Hamburg, Schwerin, Wismar, Rostock, Klockenhagen, Stralsund, Greifswald, and Island of Rügen in northern Germany, and then Kolorbrzeg (Kolberg), Gdansk (Danzig), Malbork, and Szczecin (Stettin) in Poland. The trip ended in Berlin, with a side trip to Potsdam.
Most of the participants in the tour traced at least some of their ancestral roots to Pomerania (Pommern). Many in the group engaged in individualized side trip during the tour to visit ancestral villages and homes, and a few lost family members were found.
Below are links to information, including pictures, of areas visited on the tour. The text and pictures are by Duane Bogenschneider unless otherwise noted. The page is still under construction, and information and pictures will be added on an ongoing basis.
|Stralsund||Greifswald||Island of Rügen|
|German Countryside||Kolobrzeg (Kolberg)||Kartuzy and the Kashubians|
|Gdansk (Danzig)||Malbork (Marienburg)||Szczecin (Stettin)|
Individual Side Trips
Below are submissions of information and pictures from group members who took side trips to home villages in the former Pomeranian and/or other east Prussian provincial areas.
Jane Teschke (Minnesota) -- Krause Family Villages, Kreis
Schlochau, West Prussia (Debrzno, Poland)
Beth Marshall (California) -- Visits Ancestral Areas in
Cantnitz, Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Stralsund, Germany.
Duane Bogenschneider (Wisconsin) --
Bogenschneider Family Villages, Kreis Randow, Pommern
- Krackow, Kreis Randow, Pommern (Today - Krackow, Loecknitz Penkun, Uecker-Randow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
- Luckow, Kreis Randow, Pommern (Today - Luckow-Petershagen, Casekow, Gartz (Oder), Uckermark, Brandenburg, Germany)
- Blumberg, Kreis Randow, Pommern (Today - Blumberg, Casekow, Gartz (Oder), Uckermark, Brandenburg, Germany)
Special and Miscellaneous Information from the Tour
Ken and Carol Baker's Manhole Cover Collection
Louann Zibell & Gary Zmania Visit KaDeWe in Berlin. Louann &
Gary visited the Kaufhaus des Westens in Berlin.
Visits by Alan and Janine Swanson to Paris and
- Ten Tour Group Members Have Reunion at Pommerntag 2007. 24 June 2007 in Mequon, Wisconsin