Stockwendish

Bill Biar, who grew up in Thorndale, Texas and lived in Carrollton, Texas until he passed away on 30 Oct 2012 was a dedicated researcher and prolific writer of things Wendish.  He was a dedicated Christian who wrote 40 hymns set to to traditional Lutheran music and often, along with his wife, Steffi, assisted the Concordia Historical Institute in St Louis, Missouri by transliterating and translating German documents and letters.  He had made significant contributions of books, papers, and electronic media files to the Texas Wendish Heritage Society, in Serbin, Texas.  This blog is an attempt to take his electronic media files and make them available to everyone.

We decided to use the term “Stockwendish” to identify this blog.  If you do not know what “stockwendish” means, you will need to read on.  Clicking on a title below will take you directly to the subject you click on.

 

Stockwendisch

The Sorbs (Wends)

The Manorial System

Hill-Forts

Christianization of the Wends

What’s in a Name?

Alias – Gennant

Place Names

Half-Timbered Construction

Some Observations about Researching the Wends

My Foreign-born Ancestors Who Came to Texas

Emancipation of the Peasants in Silesia and Saxony

The Oder-Neisse Line

Provinces (Länder) of Modern Germany after Unification

German Immigration from 1821 to 1900

Old Lutheranism and the Wends

FROM BÄHR TO BIAR

Preface Some Background Bähr (Baehr) – Biar Our Bähr to Biar Lineage Notes Hans Bähr and Urthe Kayser George Bähr (Juri Biar) and Wurta Paulik Johann (Jan) Biar and Hanna Hennersdorf Johann (Jan) Biar and Anna Maucke (Małke) Michael Biar and Anna Schneider Johann Biar and Magdalene Möhle (Mehle) Andreas Biar and Maria Therese Hattas …

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FROM DUB TO DUBE

Index Spelling of Personal and Place NamesFrom Dub to DubeOur Dube Lineage NotesChristoph Dube and His WifeMichael Dube and Johanna Rosina TannigerJohanne Rachel Dube and Ferdinand Jacob MoerbeOther Dubes SPELLING OF PERSONAL AND PLACE NAMES The German language employs modified vowels (Umlaut – Umlaute) ä, ö and ü. As a rule, all German names of …

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FROM CHĔŽNIK TO KIESCHNICK

Index Spelling of Personal and Place NamesFrom Chěžnik to KieschnickOur Kieschnick Lineage NotesJohann Kieschnick and Maria WutscherJohann Kieschnick and Agnes Kalich or KohliObituary of Johann (Jan) Kieschnick (1795)Magdalene Kieschnick and Johann Hottas (Hattas)Other Kieschnicks SPELLING OF PERSONAL AND PLACE NAMES The German language employs modified vowels (Umlaut – Umlaute) ä, ö and ü. As a …

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FROM STERP TO HOTTAS

Index Spelling of Personal and Place NamesFrom Sterp to HottasOur Sterp to Hottas Lineage NotesPetri Sterp and his wife, MarieJano Sterp and his wife, MarieJohann Sterp and his wife, MarieGeorg Sterp and his wife, MarieJohann Sterp, aka Hottass, and Marie Prelop, aka HottassGeorg Hottass, aka Herz, and Johanna Hodźik, aka HerzAndreas Hottas (Hattas) and Maria SchulzeJohann Hottas …

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FROM MICHAŁ TO MICHAŁK

Index Spelling of Personal and Place NamesFrom Michał to Michałk NotesGeorge Michalk and His Wife, AgnesGeorge Michalk and Magdalene EyenCarl Michalk and Magdalene ZieschangOther MichalksAndreas Michalk and Caroline KrakovskyMaria and Hanna Michalk SPELLINGOF PERSONAL AND PLACE NAMES The German language employs modified vowels (Umlaut – Umlaute) ä, ö and ü. As a rule, all German …

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