Where is Okalow?

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Where is Okalow?

Post by Violeta » 08 Mar 2006 21:12

Dear friends,


Can some one tell me where does OKALOW, in Galicia (east of Europe, not north of Spain :wink: ) lies exactly TODAY?

It was a territory of the Austrian-Hungarian empire in the 19th century. Galicia falls partly in south Poland and partly in west Ukraine, but I haven't been able to situate Okalow (caveat: not Okalew) with precision. Some help?

Thanks in advance,
Violeta

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Post by polskifone » 10 Mar 2006 17:49

Where did you get the name from? Things often get lost in translation.

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Post by Violeta » 10 Mar 2006 22:21

Polskifone,

First of all, thanks very much for your interest. Here is where I take it: http://www.galiziengermandescendants.or ... les/gp.htm

As you can see, there appears also an "Okalew" and an "Okladow". But "mine" is OKALOW.

Thanks again.

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Post by polskifone » 11 Mar 2006 17:56

OK, I give up. Nothing at all. All I can suggest is that some of the place names are not the Polish spellings... possibly Germanisations copied verbatim from a list. My guess is that, given so many of the family details are around the Lublin area, Okalew and Okalow are one and the same place.
http://www.galiziengermandescendants.org seems to be the ONLY place Okalow exists as a place name. There is nothing for it's probable Polish spelling Okalów

Sorry, maybe someone else will have better luck. Best regards.

Edit... just when I had given up...(and don't ask me what the following means)...

277 (Nr. 1) 1609
Stanisław Gostyński, s. o. Jana G., dziedzic w Czarnych Żołnach p. wieluń. na wsiach Czarne Żołny i Choyne (1/2 wsi: Okalow, Bolkow, Oporowice, rezerw. dla siebie) Zofii Grodzieckiej, c. Andrzeja W. dziedzica w Wyszynie, ż. przyszłej zap. posag 12. 000 złp. (f. 448)


http://teki.bkpan.poznan.pl/search.php?section=2&single=1&fileno=15&page=13 It seems to be a record from 1609 mentioning a small village near Kalisz called Okalow... but I think this is too obscure to be the place you're after.

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Post by Violeta » 11 Mar 2006 20:51

Dear Polski,

How can I thank you the efforts made? I had also thought Okalew and Okalow could be the same places. But the important thing is that you've tell me what I really needed to know: that it is in the Lublin area.

Again, many many thanks for your help.

Best regards,
Violeta

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