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August's Sons

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December 2010: Additions and corrections to this site continue to be made.

Welcome to a collection of family history for some of my Witzke kinfolk who immigrated to the upper U.S. Midwest in the late 1800's from West Prussia (northcentral Poland today). The known patriarch and matriarch of the family was August and Julianne Knopf Witzke who lived in or near the small village of Sittnow (Sitno, Poland) located a short distance northwest of Bydgoszcz (Bromberg, Prussia) and southeast of Więcbork (Vandsburg, Prussia).

Two of their children that are known to have emigrated from West Prussia to the United States were Johann Daniel Reinhold (aka John) and Gustave. Each settled for a few years in Wisconsin, then moved on to Minnesota. No information has been found on the other children of August and Julianne other than baptism records and one death record.