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Regional Research > Historic territory > Germany 1871-1918 > Kingdom Prussia > East Prussia > County Heydekrug > Girreningken

Impression of Girreningken from 1997 (Former property of the family Auschra)


Contents


Introduction

Name

Girreningken, County Heydekrug, East Prussia.

Other Names and Spellings

Meaning of the Name

The name refers to a forest.

  • Prussian-Lithuanian "girininkas" = Inhabitant of a forest, worker in a forest, forester


General Information

  • village, 16,5 km south of Heydekrug,in 1939: 133 inhabitants [3]


Political Structure

In 1785 Girreningken was a royal country village, in 1919 a rural municipality.[4]
In 1885[5] Girreningken belonged to the district Schakuhnen and in 1905[6] to the district Spucken.


Church Structure

Evangelical Church

In 1785 Girreningken belonged to the parish of Ruß[7] , in 1885 to the parish of Schakuhnen[5] and in 1912 to the parish of Paleiten.

Catholic Church

In 1885 [5] and in 1905[6] Girreningken belonged to the Catholic parish of Schillgallen (County Heydekrug).

Cemetery

Girreningken had a cemetery.

The entrance of the cemetery in Girreningken in 1997
Location of the cemetery on MTB


Civil Registration

In 1885 Girreningken [5] belonged to the civil Registration of Schakunellen and in 1905[6] to the civil Registration of Spucken.


School

Girreningken had a school.


Inhabitants


Photos

Farm Auschra - "yesterday and today"

Farm Auschra yesterday
Rest of the farm Auschra in 1997

Familyphotos

Ida (born Dauskardt) and Wilhelm Auschra with daughter Erni
From left to right on top: Ida and Wilhelm Auschra, Berta Dommasch, Franz Dauskardt, below: Erni Auschra, parents of Ida Auschra (born Dauskardt)


Miscellaneous

Forbidden export
Berta Reese smuggled 6 pounds of butter and the consequences were 1 week of prison and a fine of 150 Marks. In the leaflets of that time there are several judgements because of forbidden exports. During World War I and the following years these people tried to improve their income. The prices for groceries were fixed by the administration and abroad prices were higher than at home.

On the sketch of the place you can find Ernst Reese`s house (on top,left).


Maps

Girreningken on Schroetterkarte (1796-1802) 1:50 000
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Right below on Schroetter map from 1802, scale 1: 160 000


Girreningken on Preußischen Urmesstischblatt 1861
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Girreningken and Southern surroundings on Preußischen Urmesstischblatt 1861
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz


Town sketch of Girreningken from the former inhabitants from the 1950s , (c) Bundesarchiv
Girreningken on Messtischblatt 0795 Uszlöknen, 0895 Kuckerneese (1912-1940) with the municipal boundaries of 1938
© Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie


Chance Discoveries

Often people, who were not born locally in the area, are found mentioned in church books or other archive source material of a place. These findings are chance discoveries. Such findings are sometimes the only opportunity to break through the Brick Wall in research. On the following page you can add chance discoveries related to this place or even find one for yourself.


Private Sources of Information and Offers of Help with Research

On the following page, private (noncommercial !) genealogists conducting research on this place, and/or those willing to share genealogical information, perform searches or provide scans/copies etc. regarding this place, can add their contact details. All inquiries should be made directly to the listed researcher!

Data from the Genealogical Place Database (GOV)

GOV-Id GIRKENKO05SE
name
  • Girreningken Source Landgemeinde 12.26 (deu)
  • Girininkai (1923) Source page 1089 (lit)
type
  • rural municipality (- 1939-04-30) Source
  • municipality (1939-05-01 - 1945) Source
  • settlement (1945 -)
population
w-Number
  • 66131
external id
  • geonames:599280
Number of households
map
   

TK25: 795

Affiliations
Superordinate objects

Heydekrug (- 1920-01-09) ( county rural county ) Source Source

Schillgallen, Hochdünen (Hlste. Dreifaltigkeit), Hochdünen (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 90/91

Paleiten (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 90/91

Heydekrug (lit. Kreis [1945 - 1950]), Rajongemeinde Šilutė [1950-], Šilutės rajonas, Šilutės rajono savivaldybė (1945 -) ( rural county municipality ) Source

Heydekrug, Šilutės apskritis (1920-01-10 - 1945) ( county rural county ) Source


Sources

  1. Dietrich Lange: Geographisches Ortsregister Ostpreußen einschließlich des Memelgebietes, des Soldauer Gebietes und des Reg.-Bez. Westpreußen (1919-1939), a geographical list of places in East Prussia
  2. GOV: http://gov.genealogy.net/
  3. Dierich Lange: Geographisches Ortsregister Ostpreußen einschließlich des Memelgebietes, des Soldauer Gebietes und des Reg.-Bez. Westpreußen (1919-1939) a geographical register of places in East Prussia
  4. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, a history of the County Heydekrug
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preußen, Berlin 1888, a register of places for the kingdom Prussia
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preußen, Berlin 1908, a register of places for the kingdom Prussia
  7. Sembritzki, Johannes u. Bittens, Arthur: Geschichte des Kreises Heydekrug, Memel 1920, a history of the County Heydekrug,
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