my greatgrandfather Joseph A Polzin, born in Stibbe, Germany (now known as Zdbowo, Poland) on March 6, 1846 , had parents named Peter Polzin & Anna (Schultz) Polzin. Joseph's wife Michaelina (Malaski)Polzin,born in Poland on September 15, 1855 , was the daughter of George Malakia (or Malaski) & mother's name unknown. I am trying to find the name of Michaelina's mother & more details about the ancestors of Mr. & Mrs. George Malakia (or Malaski), such as the names & birthdates. I am trying to find out more details about Anna Schultz, such as the names, birthplaces, & birthdates of her parents. regarding Joseph A Polzin, besides having received the information about himself & family from a census, I received a file that showed when he was baptized (March 8, 1846), the name of the baptizer (Joseph Reibschlager), the parents' names, and the names of the witnesses. It also listed the occupations of the fathers of those being baptized. (in German)when I did Google translate for Peter Polzin's occupation, it translated to "incarcerated", which is intriguing. did that mean Peter Polzin was in jail for doing something wrong, or could he have been in a mental institution? How would any of this lead to information about Peter Polzin ancestors?
Another possibility towards solving this brick wall, may be in approximate 3rd cousins, once removed, in former East Germany, including one named Elena Buske. One I was in my teens in the 1960's, my late mother showed me a picture of a cousin, Elena Buske) of hers (&2 Children ) of that cousin, with an attached letter, with the words all blacked out by the Stasi, the East German secret police. Is it possible to get the Stasi's records on this. Elena Buske and her 2 children, (one is near my age) would have the same mutual ancestors as Joseph A Polzin futher back than Peter Polzin.
Please advise how to go about this. Thanks.