JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Herby? Herbi? near Czestochowa #general


Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

Thank you to everyone who replied to my question about Herby.

Herby, I have learned is the name of a town eight miles >from Czestochowa.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
New York, NY

Gloria Berkenstat Freund wrote:
Is there anyone familiar with Czestochowa who might know what this is?
The Polish translation of the word is "coat of arms" but it makes no sense
in the context of the article.
Alexander Sharon wrote:
Herby is indeed located near Czestochowa, about 8 miles from
Czestochowa on the road to Lubliniec.
This town was known as an historical border between The Kingdom of
Poland and Silesia, and following Congress of Vienna it became a
border town between Russia and Prussia (>from 1815 to 1915).

For this reason town was divided into two parts: Ruskie (Russian)
Herby (later renamed to Polish Herby), and Herby Pruskie (Preussisch
Herby), which was later renamed to Herby Slaskie (Silesian Herby).

Herby Pruskie (Prussian Herby) is the town that is described in the
article as "German Herby".

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