I understand that Bohemia would have been part of the Austrian Empire and
that they could have considered that as having jurisdiction.
I wondered why the need to renounce Germany in 1886 to get citizenship if my
ancestor came from Bohemia? Why wouldn't he renounce Bohemia?
From: "biddy orr" <biddyt4(a)xtra.co.nz>
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Naturalization Document --Wohlmann
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:28:56 +1200
We, in New Zealand had the same problems you have at establishing just who
our ancestors were.
My two Great - Grandfathers said they came from Bohemia and that they were
German. But on their Naturalization Papers they said they were from
All were correct but so confusing.
Bohemia was the name of their Homeland, German was their Ethnicity and
Austria was their Country.
Re your aunt - I have discovered that at least two of my families came from
Bavaria to Bohemia - one , during the 30 Years War (1636) and the other , a
Glasschleifer (glass-cutter) in the early 1800's.
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From: "PJ V" <netkitty(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 8:15 AM
Subject: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Naturalization Document --Wohlmann
>I have a naturalization document from my Bohemian great great grand
> HENRY WOHLMANN, that is dated 1886. In that he renounces allegiance to
> Emperor of Germany. Is this common for Bohemians ?
> As I have posted here before, my ancestor stated he was from Bohemia on
> ship log and in the census of 1880. In 1900 he states his origin is
> Austria. In 1910 he states his origin is Germany. His native
> was German.
> I am still searching to find his city of origin so I can pinpoint
> what region he came from. I just wonder if these things I mention are
> common occurance for any Ethnic Germans living in Bohemia? OR could it
> that he might have come from a place that changed borders?
> An old aunt of mine thought that their origin was acutally Bavaria.
> that were the case then why would my ancestor have stated "Bohemia" as
> origin to begin with?
> I am not having luck finding a document with a city of origin. I have
> found old posts here which have told me that Wohlmans were found in the
> of Liberic and that I should look in the archives of Litomerice.
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