How do I trace back to Austria for JohnKammer born 30 Dec 1873

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in Genealogy Help by Linda Baumann G2G Crew (430 points)
retagged by Julie Ricketts

Hi Linda. Welcome to G2G! Are you referring to Kammer-214? It might help to attract people who can answer your question if you go to the webpage for it, click the "edit" link, and add the tag "austria" in the box marked Surnames/tags.

Hi, Linda -- I added a couple of tags to your post to attract the attention of more people who might be able to help.

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This is the marriage: Entry No. 3 on the right side

Joannes Kammer - Marianna Engel 28 Jan 1902
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G6 Pilot (669k points)
selected by Magda Petersen
Sorry, cannot find birth record
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John Kammer, Find A Grave Index at


Name: John Kammer
Event Type: Burial
Event Place: Lemberg, Melville Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age (Estimated): 67
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1873
Death Date: 23 Apr 1940
Cemetery: Saint Michaels Roman Catholic Cemetery
Affiliate Record Identifier: 198867065
by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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Do you know in which part of Galizia he was born? That is important for the archives you have to search in.

Galicia is a historical landscape in western Ukraine and southern Poland.

The territory came to the Austrian House of Habsburg in 1772 as part of the first partition of Poland as the Crown Land Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, and became part of the Empire of Austria in 1804. From 1867 to 1918 it was crown land in the Cisleithanian (Austrian) part of Austria-Hungary.

The territory of Galicia (in the borders of the Crown land in 1914) covered 78,502 km² and today covers:

  • in Poland
    • Silesian Voivodeship (only Powiate Żywiec and Bielsko-Biała, Jaworzno)
    •  Lesser Poland Voivodeship (except Powiate Miechów, Olkusz)
    • Voivodeship Carpathian Foothills
  • in Ukraine
    • Lviv oblast (Lviv)
    • Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (Stanislav)
    • Ternopil Oblast (Tarnopol)
And if you know if he was Lutheran or Catholic.
Lutheran records you may find her:
Lutheran church records of the German settlements in the former Galicia online:
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G6 Pilot (669k points)
It is my understanding he was born in Mierzwica, Zolkiew,Galizien, Osterreich.  They were roman Catholic.

I also have been told he married Mary on Jan 28, 1902.

Marriage took place at Wiesenberg, Zolkiew, Galizien, Osterreich.  Thankyou for what you have given already.
First step, I found the village Wiesenberg. And now I know why in the source David uploaded here, Lemberg was mentioned:

Wiesenberg was a village inhabited by German farmers and craftsmen in Eastern Galicia, about 20 km north of Lemberg and 3 km from the small town of Kulików. Adjacent to Wiesenberg was the Ukrainian village of Merwitschi (Polish: Mierzwica). The main town of the county was Żółkiew (after 1945 Żółkiew was called Nesterow, since 1990 Zovkva). The area around Lviv was part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1772 to 1918 as the "Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria", belonged to Poland until 1939, then to the Soviet Union, and since 1990 to Ukraine. Today Lemberg is called Lviv.

And Wiesenberg and Mierzwica are the same locations.

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