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Jewish families connected to Samter Szamotuly, Posen, Poland

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This project seeks to collect and recognize Jewish individuals and family from the small town of Samter also known as Szamotuly in the Posen area. Nearby towns include Pinne, Obrzyeko, Wronke and Neubrück.

Details of the Jewish life in Samter here:

http://www.xn--jdische-gemeinden-22b.de/index.php/gemeinden/s-t/2218-samter-posen


Alternate names: Szamotuły [Pol], Samter [Ger], Shamotuly. 52°37' N, 16°35' E, 21 miles NW of Poznań (Posen). Jewish population: 949 (in 1871). This town in Greater Poland Voivodeship is the seat of Szamotuły powiat and of the administrative district Gmina Szamotuły with a 2006 population of 18,760.

US Commission No. POCE000460 Alternate German name: Samter. The town is located in region Poznanskie at 52°37 16°35, 37 km from Poznan. Cemetery: ul. Szczuczynska. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews. Local: Urzad Miasta I Gminy, ul. Dworcowa 26, tel. 2 02 84. Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 69 64 64.

Interested: Muzeum Ziemi Szamotulskiej, ul. Smerciewskiego 30. Towarystwo Kultury Ziemi Szamotulskieg, Szamotulz, Rynek 10.

1921 Jewish population was 264 (3.9%.) The unlandmarked Conservative cemetery was about 0.5 km from the congregation. The urban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with a broken masonry wall. No stones are visible. Pieces of the tombstones are housed in the Museum of Szamotuly Region. Some others are built into the bridge by 3rd of May Street. The municipality owns the property used as a school and garden. Adjacent property is residential. It was vandalized during World War II but not in the last ten years. No maintenance or care. Stawonie Pniewski, Poznan, ul. Prybyszewskiego 37/3 (or 47/4) completed survey in August 1991 using a 1940 German map. He visited in 1990 and interviewed the Towarystwo Kultury Ziemi Szamotulskieg, Szamotultz, Rynek 10. Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:27

On JewishGen.com in the Family Finder section of the databases are multiple queries about people from Samter.

Nothing found in the International Jewish Cemetery Project database.

Nothing found in the Jewish Records Index database.

Yad Vashem records about 500 people with a connection with Samter. Some 100 of these profiles on Yad Vashem have Pages of Testimony, an excellent source of genealogical data.

This site contains genealogical information on 115 residents in Samter:

http://www.online-ofb.de/namelist.php?ofb=juden_nw&ort=Samter&e=tod&sort_by=zuname&lang=en

In Luft, The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835, Revised Edition, 2004, Avotaynu, there are 111 individuals made citizens in Samter. In Pinne the number was 52, In Wronke there were 42, in Obrzyeko there were 112 and in Neubrück only 8 people made citizens.