Czerbenezer or Czarbenezer place in Polish German Empire 1874 but where?

+5 votes
Ancestors and other passengers on the ship Reichstag Hamburg to Wellington NZ  1974 put Czerbenezer  as their origin - been trying to find it for over 25 years.  No mention in any gazeteer, place name list, whatever.  Great-grandmother born in  1873 Danzig (modern Gdansk, Poland) so Czerbenzer somewhere near there.  Maybe!
asked in Genealogy Help by Russell Francis G2G Crew (300 points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway

2 Answers

+6 votes
Hello Russell!

The passenger lists of Hamburg are on ancestry, do you have access to them? Is the name Czerbenezer mentioned on the departure lists there, or only on the arrival lists in NZ? Or on both? I suspect the spelling of the name is not correct, a look at the original documents could help.

And I hope you join us here on WikiTree.

answered by Norbert Gitzl G2G6 Mach 1 (17k points)

I googled the name Czerbenczin as spelled on the shipping manifest and only got one result from an 1839 book where it is listed with a Kobierczyn in Dirschau kreis. I believe this is the same Kobierzyn listed here on Wikipedia, so maybe Czerbenczin was a smaller part of an already small town. It's near Danzig, so it fits the birthplace of the great-grandmother. 

Thanks Norbert for the suggestion, I got access to the Hamburg PAX lists via Ancestry sure enough the clerk that end has recorded the Wilhelm family as from Czerbenczin, West Preussen.  This is a huge step towards finding certificates for the migrants to New Zealand.  The German and Welsh bits on my mother's side have been stopped in their tracks for years - herewith one small increment

thnk u agin
+2 votes
There is a Szczerbięcin just East of Kobierzyn in the województwo pomorskie.
answered by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (441k points)

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