Allied Families

The following allied families are in our direct Boettcher ancestry: Schramm, Allmer, Schorzmann (Schortzmann), Sperr, Laitenberger, Seuffer, Theurer, Schwenk, Ringle, Ade, Ebinger, Fandrich (Wandry), Hoffmann, Ehrmann, Strieb, Haug (Hauck), Schmidt, Knoertzer, Strueber, Boschitzky (Boschatzke), Boepple, Fritz, Mueller-Bader, Suess, Feuerbacher, Anhorn, Lutz, Schaupp, Frey, Graf, Benz, von Ohlhausen (von Olnhausen), Gruen, Mueller

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kolonie Kanstadt, Warsaw, Poland - Colony of the Böpple Family and maybe Boschitzke Family

Colonists from southwest Germany settled numerous villages near Warsaw.  This part of Poland was annexed by Prussia in 1795 and called New East Prussia.

One of these colonies was Kanstadt (also Cannstatt, named after Bad Cannstatt, Württemberg).  Its Polish name is "Kąty" (often incorrectly written as Katy) and is pronounced Kanty.  Kolonie Kanstadt was a Rodungsdorf, a colony newly built after clearing the land of trees (per Albert Breyer).  It was located just 3 miles to the northwest of the town Gora Kalwaria ("Mount Calvary") which lies southeast of Warsaw on the Vistula river.  In 1806, Kanstadt had 41 homes and 204 people.

We know that the Johannes Georg Böpple family settled here in 1803.  They are listed as a family of 10, from Württemberg.  Their son, Friedrich Böpple, was born here in 1811.  The Böpple family emigrated to Teplitz, Bessarabia in 1817.

It is also believed that the Boschatzke family was from Kanstadt as well. 
  • We know from the Borodino, Bessarabia register that Christina Bojaschinsky was born in Kanstadt on 23 Sep 1806 and married Georg Stickel 1824 in Borodino. 
  • Johann Boschatzke of Borodino, was born about 1803 by Warsaw
  • Joseph Bochachenski, 2 family members, from Württemberg is listed in the 1803 Kanstadt lists, and also shows up migrating to Russia in 1813 per the Hopf Immigration index, and then in Borodino as Bogachinsky. 
It is possible that our other ancestor Beata Boschitzky, who married Christian Ehrmann at Brienne, was related to this family as well.  In the Brienne Family Book she is listed as Beata Boschitzky, born 24 Jun 1811, "bei Warschau" (near Warsaw).  The Brienne Family Book lists her as from Alt Elft in 1835, when she married Martin Hinz. 

In Alt Elft we find:
  • Friedrich Boschitzke (born about 1753 , died 1820 - 67 years old)
  • Johann, born 1816, died 27Feb1824 - 8 years old
  • Friedrich,  born 1819, died 4Jan1823, 4 years old. 
It is presumed that the Alt Elft and Borodino Boschatzke families are related. 

Google Maps - showing Katy just NW of Gora Kalwaria

Google aerial photo of Katy

David Gilly Map of South Prussia from 1802-03, Kanstadt (Katy) does not show on this map yet

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