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Marriages in Libau 1767-1832

Libau which is a harbor and was part of the Kurland which became part of Latvia, housed many citizens originating from East and West Prussia. As a matter of fact, out of 13 volumes of church books 11 were coming from the German parish Annenkirche and then Dreifaltigkeitskirche. Entries started in 1652 and end in 1833. Very important information is the place of origin in marriage and burial entries. Around 1800 the city had quite an influx of foreigners who married.


The author D.C. Wilde v. Wildemann in his article Altpreussische Eheschliessungen in Libau 1767-1832 lists those immigrants coming mainly from East and West Prussia. Of 634 marriages between non-residents of Libau, 334 persons came from Altpreussen (East and West Prussia), especially from the cities Memel and Tilsit, also from Königsberg, fewer from Danzig, Elbing, Pillau, Gumbinnen, Insterburg and Ragnit. Only very few of the couples settle in Libau, many move on further North into Baltic countries. Men who were seamen disappear totally.


The list of marriages can be found in Altpreussische Geschlechterkunde 3. Jahrgang 1929, pages 37, 67 and 102. The periodical is housed in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. The call number is 943.8 B2vf. Additional names are found in the 4. Jahrgang 1930, page 75.


 

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