Re: Obit: Damerow, Karl F. (1852?-1937)
Contact: Sharon Short
The records of "Salem Reformed Church" of Warner Township, Clark Co, WI (available on microfilm at UW EauClaire) are in German but names, dates, places are easily readable.
The April 2, 1905 Damerow family page states that Karl Damerow was born on 11 June 1851 and Marie Salzieder,his wife, was born on 29 April 1859, both in Lubow in Pomerania. They were married on 21 Jan 1879 per church records. (Lubow is/was evidently a very small community as I have not been able to locate the name on the old 1880 maps of the area.)
Other family records state that the Lubow was in the district of Stettin in Pomerania, the Salzieder family home being near the Baltic Sea. (Salzieder sisters used to drive their geese to the edge of the sea.) The Stettin district was in central Pomerania. The "Polish Corridor" created in 1920 was taken from the western portion. The remainder of Pomerania was lost to Poland in 1945. The district of Stettin is now called Szczecin, being both the name of the district and the capital city.
Karl and Marie Damerow along with children Anna, Agnes, Karl, Elise, Paul and William sailed from Bremen, Germany aboard the "Grosser Kurfuerst" and arrived at Ellis Island on 23 April 1902. The other children: Herman having previously imigrated in 1896, Helen, Max Otto and Marie in 1900. The family first lived in Dodge and Columbia Co., WI with or near other family members. (Mainly Emila Salzsieder Sennhenn and Florentine Salzsieder Sabatke.) The other Salzsieder sister (my direct line), Bertha Salzsieder Schoenwetter, moved from Dodge Co to Clark Co., WI in 1901.
Hope this helps. Clark Co., WI History Buff Sharon Short
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