Grenz

 

Grenz Families European Settlement Pattern

To get a satellite view of each settlement place mouse pointer over the settlement name on maps and Google will take you to that specific village.   Once there you can visit each village and zoom in and out.  However you will need to install the Google Earth Application if you do not have it on your computer.    It is free.

If you wish not to use Google Maps just click on Towns and there will be an aerial view.

 

 

The Grenz family name first appears in Germany, so far, with Ewald Grenz in 1691  Next earliest is Dominik Grenz in 1706.  Michael Grenz appears in 1765 in the Holstein area on the Volga River in Russia.  Our earliest record in Samland, Prussia is 1790 for Christof Grenz.  Gottlieb and Samuel Grenz are found in 1795 in the Ukraine, which at that time was South Russia, in the town of Gueldendorf just outside of Odessa and other small villages in the region. 

Grenz Branches in present day Germany, Ukraine, and Russia

Not all villages listed in the ancestry are included.,  either because of incorrect spelling or are not in the Data base of Virtual Earth or Google Earth.  Mistakes may occur for the following reasons:   many villages are listed in either Russian, or Ukrainian, or both.  Many have multiple spellings depending on which map one looks at, or who provided the information.  There are multiple villages and towns with the same name.  Great care has been taken to try and list the correct name with the correct town.  If a mistake is noticed please let me know.

"berg" =  mountain or hill "hof"  = farmstead, or yard
"burg"  = castle "klein" =  little, small or short
"dorf" = village "lieben" = to be in love or fond of
"feld" = field "ruhe" = rest, peace or quiet
"gross" =  big, large or much "stadt"  = city
"heim" = home "tal" = valley

If you cannot use the Google application for aerial photos of the various towns please go to TOWNS

Germany & Samland (now part of Russia)
1.)    Johann Grenz - Kobblebude - Samland, (now Russia) (Father) 6.)    Robert Grenz - Schleusingen,  Thuringia County, Germany
1.)    Friedrich W Grenz - Pillau, Samland, Kaliningrad (now Russia)(Son) 7.)    Dominik - Britten, Germany
3.)    John Grenz - Lauenburg, Germany 8.)    Ewald Grenz - Steinbuch, Germany
4.)    John Grenz (Ferdinand Grenz) - Barkow, Germany 9.)    Ewald Grenz - Odenwald, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany
5.)    John Grenz, Posen, Thuringia, Germany  


Ukraine - Odessa Region and the Village of Holstein In Russia (15)
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The following are some of the primary settlements of Germans in Southern Ukraine associated with the Grenz Family

E = Evangelical Community  C = Catholic Community    M = Mennonite Community

 = Colony Historical  Information
Western Colonies - South Ukraine - Odessa Region Eastern Colonies - South Ukraine - Odessa Region

German Name

 

Country

Russian Name

Ukrainian Name

 

Russian Name

German Name

 

Russian Name

15)   Holstein - Volga (E)  Russia Verkhnaya Kulalinka

25)   Rastadt

        31)   Karlsruhe     (C)  
16)  Josefstal - Volga  Russia 26)   Munchen (C) 32)   Landau
17) Josefstal - Odessa Sergejewoka 27)   Waterloo       33)   Sulz   (C)  
20)   Bergdorf           (E)  Moldova * Kolosovo/Beregowoye 28)   Worms         (E) Vernoye/Wenoje/Vinogradnoye 34)   Johannestal   (C)  
21)   Neudorf            (E)  Moldova *   29)   Rohrbach      (E)   19)   Schonfeld   (E)  
22)   Gluckstal          (E)  Moldova *   30)   Katharinental     (E)            
23)   Kassel             (E)   Kamarovka           Blumenfield      
24)   Hoffnungstal     (C)  *  Now Par Of                      

Southern Colonies - South Ukraine - Odessa Region

German Name

 

Country

Russian Name         

German Name

Russian Name

 

German Name

Russian Name

35)   Straßburg   (C)   Kuchurhan

44)   Franzfeld

    (C)   54) Friedrichsfeld      
36)   Selz   (C)   Lymanske 45)   Mariental (C) Georgievka/Georgiowka/ Georgijewka          
37)   Baden     (C)     46.)   Neuburg   (E)            
38)   Elsass (E)     47)   Alexanderhilf   (E)            
39)   Mannheim   (C)     48)   Grossliebental   (E)            
40)   Kandel   (C)     49)   Kleinliebental (C)            
41)   Freudenthal   (E)     50)   Lustdorf   (E) Chernomorka (Ukrainian)/Olginpo          
41A)  Neu Freudenthal 51)   Güldendorf  (E) Krasnosilka, Kutusovo, Kutusowo
42)   Peterstal   (E)     52)   Helenental    (E)  Chernogorka/Tschernogorka          
43)   Josefstal   (C)     53)   Gnadenthal     (E)            

 

Ewald  Grenz Gottlieb Grenz John Grenz Johan Grenz Johann Grenz Michael Grenz Robert Grenz Samuel Grenz Dominik Grenz William  Grenz
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