Thank’s so much for connecting with me. Yes there are few of around in the English world and perhaps more who don’t know it.
Here is one of the best around and understand that he has some things at around Rundale and the Courland Museum. The brother of EJ and his wife are memorialized at Struteln as she became my 6th step grandmother
My own first contact is with Artem Vasiliev, who is a descendant of Emile v Pfeilitzer, great Courland scholar as well who facebooked messaged me from Moscow to announce that we were distant cousins.
While we had the name handed down - there are so many reasons that we had lost contact and my dear George was “Where’s Waldo” of the Hanoverian world.
Anyhow, Artem and I recently spent about 4 days almost 24 hours a day (this is the problem when coffee, time zones and his relative youthfulness and our Pfeilitzer obsession of getting our arrows on target just takes over and I forget I am also Irish lol.
Additionally, I have corresponded with this 5th cousin whose family line continues at Struteln and he is evidently a brilliant academic and philosopher and has done much work before his focus has to be his work and health
Here is my George
Do you have your tree here or elsewhere?
As an aside, I am seeing that we likely have a lot of relatives spread throughout Eastern and Northern Europe - of course outside of our origins for obvious reasons and am seeing tons of smart matches that way as well as a few DNA possibilities.
Additionally we are a unique people from those lines because it is its own ethnicity and really it’s own family where geni can only propose one relationship but their are many others.
I did have one mistake in my tree once and fixed it - the Pfeiltizer line remained intact and so in detaching my 5th great grandparents, and reattaching the male about 80 percent of the names seemed still be there and they all flooded back when attaching my correct 5th great grandmother
As a last comment, I find it funny that we have such English names for who knows what is under a name. And records have been a comedy of errors for us and the sources of resolution. My most recent brick wall was in South Africa - my grandfather’s cousin had fought and died for them in WW1 and the extended family was advised that he had a daughter named Erie Pfeilitzer Hunt. But for years, we were unsuccessful in finding “her.”
On Nov 11, there was a lot of free stuff, while looking for another line of the family, I stumbled on a marriage certificate for Eric Hunt - who had originally signed his name correctly as Pfeiltizer- but perhaps the Afrikaner minister Phfeilitzer - which doesn’t match either on google soundex.
To close this story, he had s daughter named Margie Lillian Hunt - who I find according to an unphotographed archive of Sports Illustrated that she aims her doubles partner were part of a new breed of pretty and athletic women that was changing the nature of tennis She and her second husband had centre court tickets at Wimbledon for a couple of decades. I imagine that this was a real first for the game with someone of partial Baltic blood. Like George, she penetrated another typical English structure
As a final aside, I think I have a couple of people with v Korff in their background
Looking forward to collaborating with you !