Möstehen, Brandenburg(?), Prussia where is it now? [closed]

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I am looking for a village named in a list of Lutheran emigrants from Prussia in 1838. The region is now part of Poland. Möstehen was probably near Klemzig, Züllichau-Schwiebus, Brandenburg, Preussen (Prussia). I have not been able to find it. Can anyone assist?

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closed with the note: Thanks George for finding this village
in Genealogy Help by Steve Thomas G2G6 Mach 4 (49.6k points)
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There is a village and estate named Möstchen, this is in the kreis of Züllichau-Schwiebus. I wonder if this could the same place, perhaps Möstehen is a mis-reading of the original document.

See https://www.meyersgaz.org/place/20216064

I found this entry in Meyers Orts by doing a wild card search, and then scanning through a moderately long list of possible matches.

by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (499k points)
selected by Steve Thomas

Thanks George. I am sure you have found it! 

The village you have identified is only 20 km NW of Kay in the kreis of Züllichau-Schwiebus. Well within my search range while I look for emigrants on the migrant ship 'Zebra'.

I think you are correct about a misreading. It seems that an 'c' was converted to an 'e' while translating from German to English.

[Late Correction. The misreading was not from 'German to English' but 'German to German' when Wilhelm Iwan compiled a list (in 1943) of Lutheran emigrants from Prussia. I have only seen a small number of misreadings by Wilhelm Iwan, but this looks like one of them]


Thank you for the Star!

I have found “Meyers Orts“ to be quite useful. The wild card search uses an asterisk (*) for the missing letters.


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