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 KRISTIAN TO ZIESCHANG

Spelling of Personal and Place Names From Kristian to Zieschang Our Zieschang Lineage Notes Johann Zieschang and Hanscha Hommel Magdalene Zieschang and Carl Michalk Johann Zieschang (1810) Peter Zieschang Ernstine Zieschang and Ernst Michalk Therese Zieschang Too Many Johann Zieschangs SPELLING OF PERSONAL AND PLACE NAMES The German language employs modified vowels (Umlaut – Umlaute) …

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FROM DUB TO DUBE

Spelling of Personal and Place Names From Dub to Dube Our Dube Lineage Notes Christoph Dube and His Wife Michael Dube and Johanna Rosina Tanniger Johanne Rachel Dube and Ferdinand Jacob Moerbe Other Dubes 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 CHĔŽNIK TO KIESCHNICK

Spelling of Personal and Place Names From Chěžnik to Kieschnick Our Kieschnick Lineage Notes Johann Kieschnick and Maria Wutscher Johann Kieschnick and Agnes Kalich or Kohli Obituary 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) …

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