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Re: Jakob Bartsch / Bartschius / Barschius
Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> Sagan and Lauban/Luban are small towns in Silesia (presently part of Germany),
Presently they are part of Poland - the first two maps show
the state in the 19th c. and 1920-30's respectively. The last
one shows the present border.
But at the time of interest to us they were autonomous duchies
with feudal links to the Bohemian Crown (or, to simplify,
one may say they were Czech).
I have checked (no pun intended!) the surname Bartsch in
the LDS (Mormon) genealogical database at:
and it was/is so popular, both in the area and elsewhere
(one in 17th c. Finland!) that drawing any conclusions
on this basis is impossible. Quite a number of
"Georg Bartsch", too - eg. in Wurtemberg. But also
two hits for "Baresch" - 19th c. Pommern and Ostpreussen.