Was there a place called Strasburg in Silesia in 1875? #germany #poland


I'm trying to find out if there was a place called Strasburg in Silesia in 1875.
A family member always said they were born in Strasburg in 1875 and stated their nationality as German/Polish depending on the document you look at.
The family lived in Silesia 'on the German border with Poland' according to his niece.
I've found family records in Radzanow, Poland but that doesn't appear to be Silesia or anything to do with Strasburg.
Any ideas anyone?

Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK

Rodney Eisfelder

I don't think there was a place called Strasburg in Silesia, but two possibilities are
1) Brodnica formerly Strasburg in West Prussia and now in central northern Poland, which became part of Poland in 1920
and perhaps (but much less likely)
2) a place called Deutsch Nettkow which was renamed to Strassburg (Oder) in 1937. This was in Brandenburg province, and became part of Poland in 1945.

Brodnica was under German control in 1875, and was not far from the border with Russian Poland.

To see more places, I suggest you consult one of the versions of Dr Michael Rademacher's "Ortsbuch". The relevant page is: https://treemagic.org/rademacher/www.verwaltungsgeschichte.de/ortsbuchstr.html and look for both stras and straß

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


There is / was a tiny place in Lower Silesia called Strassberg.  See:  https://www.meyersgaz.org/place/20893003

That said, you might still want to pursue Rodney's idea that it was the place in West Prussia, rather than Silesia.

All the best,
Stephen Falk
Point Roberts, WA, USA


Thanks Rodney
I've tried looking for the family, Ickowicz, in Brodnica/Strasburg but didn't find anything,
Maybe I'm not looking in the right record sets.
I hadn't heard of the other place you mentioned or of the reference you quoted.
I'll have to keep looking : )

Many thanks!
Shoshanah Glickman


Thanks Stephen.
That link is really helpful.

Any idea where I could look for records for the Strassberg you found?
Shoshanah Glickman