I am also researching the name GOTTSCHALK and SCHROEDER. I believe the
Gottschalks came from Brandenburg near Mecklenburg Strelitz, however, a
number of them were living near Warsaw from about 1800 - 1870 in a German
colony called Mecklenburg/Kowalowka (many of the town's inhabitants were from
Mecklenburg - so the name of the town). Another trail leads to Stargard in
My family was also deported from Ukraine near Zhitomer in 1915 (see
http://www.wolhynien.de for deportation lists - Gottschalks listed in
Beresowo Hath and several other nearby towns). I have not been able to trace
my Grandmother's many brothers and sisters (13!) and their children.
Can you tell me a little more about your Gottschalk connections?
Mit freundlichen Gruß!
Carol Gottschalk Burns
Surnames: Gottschalk, Em(m)er(t), Andert, Druger, Poltzien, Schroeder,
Bartel, Christmann, Shulz, Breymann, Fehlberg, Schmidt, Kip, Trottnow, Hahn,
Mittelstaedt, Muller, Redevich, Spitz, Wildemann, Kruger, Wolfert, Klass,
Bader, Kormann, Hartmann, Feuerbach, Schauerbaum, Falk, Sell, Roehl
Villages in New East Prussia: Konigshuld/Paproc Duza, Wilhelmsdorf/Krole,
Mecklenberg/Kowalowka, Zaszkow, Paproc Mala, Silberwald.
Villages in Volhynia (from approx. 1876): Beresowo Hath, Sokolov, Novin,
Heimthal, Sergiewka, areas around Kreis Pulin, near Zhitomir. Surnames from
this area: Gottschalk, Andert, Emmer, Dreger, Gertz, Kelm, Krenz, Bethke,
Ott, Kritschun, Pawelcik, Rinas; looking for others. >>