Genealoger

Family History and Genealogy Services

Listed as one of the "50 Top Sites for Genealogy Research" by Internet Genealogy, Aug/Sept 2012

Pomeranian Genealogy

History

(Geschichte)

  • A Houwald, Freiherr von. Brandenburg-Preussische Standeserhöhungen und Gnadenakte für die Zeit 1873-1918.  Görlitz : Verlag für Sippenforschung und Wappenkunde, 1939. Nobility registers for Brandenburg and Prussia.

  • Acker, Margitta. Vom Ostseestrand in fernes Land: Erinnerungen eines pommerschen Mädchens 1939-1962. Sammlung der Zeitzeugen, 66. Berlin: Zeitgut Verlag, 2008.

  • Beheim-Schwarzbach, Max. Hohenzollernsche Colonisationen. Ein Beitrag zu der Geschichte des preussischen Staates und der Colonisation des östlichen Deutschlands. 3 editions. Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1874.
     
  • Biewer, Ludwig. Early History and Christianity in Pomerania: (up to 1173).
     
  • Biewer, Ludwig. The Era of Reformation and Wars of Religion (1500-1657).
     
  • Biewer, Ludwig. From the Middle of the 13th Century to the Death of Bogislaw X: (1250-1523).
     
  • Biewer, Ludwig. The German Settlement of Pomerania (1150-1350).
     
  • Biewer, Ludwig, Pomerania as a Prussian Province (1815-1945).
     
  • Biewer, Ludwig. Pomerania Under Prussian and Swedish Rule (1648-1815).
     
  • Boehlke, LeRoy. Pomerania: Its People and Its History. Germantown, Wisconsin: The author, 1983.

  • Buchholz, Werner. Deutsche Geschichte im Osten Europas Pommern / Werner Buchholz. pomm. Berlin: Siedler, 1999.

  • Buchholz, Werner. Pommern. Deutsche Geschichte im Osten Europas. Berlin: Siedler, 1999.

  • Buchholz, Werner, and Jana Olschewski. Die Universität Greifswald und die deutsche Hochschullandschaft im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert: Kolloquium des Lehrstuhls für Pommersche Geschichte der Universität Greifswald in Verbindung mit der Gesellschaft für Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte ; [Ergebnisse des "Kolloquiums zur Geschichte der Deutschen Universität im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert" ... am 13. und. 14. März 2003... in Greifswald]. Pallas-Athene, 10. Stuttgart: Steiner, 2004.

  • Boockmann, Hartmut, Werner Buchholz, and Werner Conze. Pommern. Deutsche Geschichte im Osten Europas / begr. von Werner Conze. Hrsg. von Hartmut Boockmann, 7. Berlin: Siedler, 2002.

  • Bugenhagen, Johann, Norbert Buske, and Lore Wirth-Poelchau. Pomerania: Faksimiledruck und Übersetzung der Handschrift von 1517/18. Schwerin: Thomas Helms Verlag, 2008.
     
  • Carsten, F.I. The Origins of Prussia. London: Oxford University Press, 1986.

  • Deutsche Verwaltungsgeschichte von der Reichseinigung 1871 bis zur Wiedervereinigung 1990 von Dr. Michael Rademacher M.A.  German history 1871-1990.
     
  • Eggert, Oskar. Geschichte Pommerns. Hamburg: Pommersche Landsmannschaft, 1961.
     
  • Engel, Franz. Quellen zur Pommerschen Geshichte. Köln: Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission für Pommern, Reihe IV. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 1966.
     
  • Fenske, Hans. Die Verwaltung Pommerns 1815-1945: Aufbau und Ertrag. Köln, Böhlau Verlag, 1993.
     
  • Ferguson, Laraine. "Colonies and Colonists in Pomerania," German Genealogical Digest (Spring 2002).
     
  • German Genealogy: Pommern/Pomerania. Created by Rick Heli with contributions from Adalbert Goertz. General information; genealogical and historical societies; genealogical and historical records; gazetteers and maps; bibliography; archives and libraries; and miscellaneous subjects. Deutsche Version dieser Seite ist nicht verfügbar, bitte auf die Pommern Seite von Gunthard Stuebs gehen.
     
  • Geschichte Mecklenburg – Vorpommern – Allgemein. The history of Mecklenburg – Vorpommern from the 5th century to the present. (In English)
     
  • Gesellschaft für Pommersche Geschichte. Society for Pomeranian History. (In German)

  • Gritzner, Maximilian Ferdinand. Chronologische Matrikel der Brandenburgisch-Preussischen Standeserhöhungen und Gnadenakte ... [von 1600-1873]. Berlin : Mitscher & Roestell, 1874.
     
  • Gruenwald, Myron E. Baltic Teutons: Pioneers of America's Frontier. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1998.  Life of the Pomeranian pioneers in America.
     
  • Gruenwald, Myron E. Bridge to Another World. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1985. A bridge from Pommern to Boehmer (Bohemia) by the marriage of a Pomeranian princess to the Holy Roman Emperor, Karl IV, and how it affected Poland and Germany.
     
  • Gruenwald, Myron E. By the Content of Their Character. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1986. An identification of the cultural traits brought by the "Baltic Teutons" to America. It tells how they were formed there and how they fit into the multicultural society of America.
     
  • Gruenwald, Myron E. Don't Get Me Confused with That Other Person. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1994. Another series of essays and quotations that cover the search for Baltic Teutons to fit into American society, testing whether multiculturalism is good or bad for America.
     
  • Gurenwald, Myron E. Odin's Inheritors: The Essays. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1987.  A series of essays on what these northern myths meant to the Pomeranians as Germans, Lutherans, and later as Americans.
     
  • Gruenwald, Myron E. Odin's Inheritors: The Myths. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1987. The detail of the myths of the northern people.
     
  • Guenwald, Myron E. One Cubit of Stature: A Story of the Order of Teutonic Knights. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1985.The history of Prussia from the viewpoint of the Order of Teutonic Knights in the Baltic.
     
  • Gruenwald, Myron E.  Pomeranian History.  or Pomeranian History.
     
  • Guenwald, Myron E. Pomeranians: The Persistent Pioneers / Pommern: die beharrlichen Pioniere.  Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1987. A detailed life of the Pomeranian ancestors in Germany and Prussia.
     
  • Gruenwald, Myron E. "Pommern: The Land by the Sea," Part III. German Genealogical Digest, 2, 4 (4th quarter, 1986).
     
  • Guenwald, Myron E. Two Worlds for Our Children. Hubertus, Wisconsin: Gayle Gruenwald O'Connell, 1985. A history of Pommern from the time of the glaciers to 1950. It is basic to understanding the migration.

  • Hagen, William W. Ordinary Prussians: Brandenburg Junkers and Villagers, 1500-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. This book is about ordinary villagers and landlords (Junkers) in the Prussian-German countryside, from the late middle ages to the nineteenth century. It is distinguished by its concentration on first-person testimony, and focus on the lives and fortunes of ordinary people during the era of the rise of capitalism and the modern state. The book is a major contribution to fundamental debates in German history on the origins of modern political authoritarianism.
     
  • Die Herzöge von Pommern. Index. Pommern vor den Greifen. Die regierenden pommerschen Herzöge. A. Adelheid; Tochter von Bogislaw VIII. von Pommern-Rügenwalde, -, 1452. ...
     
  • History of Mecklenburg and Vorpommern. Geschichte Mecklenburg Vorpommerns. (In English and German)
     
  • The History of Pomerania edited by Carol Gohsman Bowen. A compilation of information from articles by LeRoy Boehlke, Myron Gruenwald, and Larry Jensen. It may generalize too much for some historians, but is a very good start for learning about the history of Pomerania. (In English)
     
  • History of Pomerania. A brief historical narrative and listing of key dates and events in Pomeranian history. (In English)
     
  • Hubatsch, Walther. Grundriß zur deutschen Verwaltungsgeschichte, 1815-1945. vol. 3. Pommern. Marburg: Johann Gottfried Herder Institut, 1975.

  • Inachin, Kyra T. Frau Prof. Dr.  Nationalstaat und regionale Selbstbehauptung: Die preußische Provinz Pommern 1815-1945.  Quellen und Studien aus den Landesarchiven Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns Bd.7 432 S. m. 20 Abb. 23,5 cm 1175g , in deutscher Sprache. 
    2005   Edition Temmen. ISBN 3-86108-052-4

  • Kosman, Marceli. 2009. "REVIEWS - Gerard Labuda, The History of the Kashubs in the History of Pomerania, Vol. I: The Middle Ages". Acta Poloniae Historica. no. 99: 161.
     
  • Marriott, J. & C. Grant Robertson. The Evolution of Prussia: The Making of an Empire. London: Oxford University Press, 1915.
     
  • McKinney, Robert Q.  Pomerania, its history : a thumbnail sketch from the birth of Christ through 1981. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989. 1 reel microfilm.
     
  • Meilensteine pommerscher Geschichte, insbesondere von Lauenburg und Butow/ Milestones in Pomeranian History, with Particular Attention to Lauenburg and Buetow. - An easy to read Pomeranian history in both German and English.

  • Meier, Martin. Vorpommern nördlich der Peene unter dänischer Verwaltung 1715 bis 1721: Aufbau einer Verwaltung und Herrschaftssicherung in einem eroberten Gebiet. Beiträge zur Militärgeschichte, Bd. 65. München: R. Oldenbourg, 2008.
     
  • Milestones in Pomeranian History, With Particular Attention to Lauenburg and Bütow. From "Reflections on more than 2000 years of Pomeranian History" by Georg Sokollek, Eberbach (Germany), 1997, edited by Heinz Radde (Switzerland), translated by Leslie Riggle (Kansas) and John Liittschwager (Iowa), 1999.

  • Pachelbel-Gehag, Heinrich Christian Friedrich and  Erich Gülzow. Aus Vorpommerns Franzosenjahren. Grimmen : Grimmer Kreis-Zeitg, 1936.
     
  • Pagel, Karl. The German East. Berlin: K. Lemmer, 1954.
     
  • Pollock, James K. and Homer Thomas. Germany in Power and Eclipse: The Background of German Development. New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., 1952.
     
  • Pomeranian History by Gene Maas.
     
  • Pomeranian History by Myron Gruenwald. The Pomeranian migration, the background of the Pomeranians, their attributes and characteristics, their religion, and other information. (In English)
     
  • Pommern/Pomerania - A Province of Prussia, edited by Hans W. Schneider. Born in Pomerania, Schneider gives a brief history of Pomerania and Prussia, their absorption by Germany, and eventual demise. (In English)
     
  • Die Pommerschen Leute in aller Welt (the Pomeranian People in the World). Is a web site by Heinz Dieter Donicht featuring history, emigration, database, maps and photos of Pomerania and Pomeranians who went to Brazil in the 1800’s. Donicht family history and research information is also included. Hosts live Saturday Pommern chats. (In English and German)

  • Preußisches Provinz Pommern (1871-1945). Michael Rademacher.
  • Der Provinzialverband Pommern: Verzeichnis der Mitglieder des Provinziallandtages. Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission für Pommern, Bd. 44. Köln: Böhlau, 2008.
     
  • Radde, Heinz. "Jewish Fates in Kreis Bütow." Die Pommerschen Leute / The Pomeranian People. 32, 4 (Winter 2009): 64-65.
     
  • Radde, Heinz. "Where Are the Pomeranians From?" Die Pommerschen Leute / The Pomeranian People. 23, 1 (Spring 2000)
     
  • Rulers of Pomerania. Listing of rulers of Pomerania dating back to 1100.

  • Schilling, Renate. Schwedisch-Pommern um 1700 : Studien zur Agrarstruktur eines Territoriums extremer Gutsherrschaft : untersucht auf der Grundlage des schwedischen Matrikelwerkes 1692-1698. Weimar : Verlag Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger, 1989.
     
  • Schultz, Ronald D. "The Empire Lost: A Personal View of Pomerania," Die Pommerschen Leute, 23, 1 (Spring 2000)

  • Schwedenstraße. Swedish-German history from 1630-1815. (In German and Swedish)
     
  • Short History of Pomerania / Kurze Geschichte Pommerns. Translation of "Kleine Geschichte Pommerns" by Dr. Ludwig Biewer; Heinz Radde, Internet Publisher; and various English translators from North America.  Covers history of Pomerania from early history to current time. (In English and German)
     
  • Sternberg, Paul and Janice and Jerry Savage. Pomeranian Genealogy, Culture, and History. Golden Valley, Minnesota: Pommern Group of Minnesota, 2007.

  • Stockman, Robert Lee. North Germany to North America : 19th century migration. Alto, Mich. : PlattDüütsch Press, 2003. Detailed descriptions of customs, occupations, farm equipment, methods of transportation, historical events, and much more. Interspersed with black and white photos and Plattdeutsch poems and sayings. Detailed accounts of how various Midwestern states were settled.

  • Stockman, Robert Lee. Platt Düütsch: A brief history of the people and language, plus glossary and orthography; Alto, Michigan (USA): Platt Düütsch Press (10748 100th Street, Alto, MI 49302; tel. 616 891-8932); ISBN 0-9665502-0-X, LCCN 98-091-589; US $18.00 + US $2.00 shipping & handling. (Introduction to the Low Saxon language with references to the language in America, in English)

  • Wartenberg, Heiko. Archivführer zur Geschichte Pommerns bis 1945. Schriften des Bundesinstituts für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa, Bd. 33. München: Oldenbourg, 2008.
     
  • Wartenberg, Heiko. Die Schwedische Landesvermessung von Vorpommern und Stettin 1692-1709. Kiel: Stiftung Pommern, 1994.
     
  • Wegweiser für Forschung nach Vorfahren aus den Ostdeutschen und Sudetendeutschen Gebieten sowie aus den deutschen Siedlungsraeumen in Mittel-,Ost- und Suedosteuropa (AGoFF-Wegweiser): Verlag Degener, 91413 Neustadt, Germany (1991 and later) (The out-of-print English edition is being presently revised.)
     
  • Wieden, Brage bei der. Die Entwicklung der Pommerschen Bevölkerung 1701 bis 1918. Köln: Böhlau, 1999.

Key Dates in Pomeranian History

This historic timeline is from the March 2007 issue of the Pommerscher Verein Freistadt Rundschreiben (Pomeranian Society of Freistadt Newsletter. The list was obtained by Robert Weis from a contact in Germany. It was translated from German into English by Guntar Weis. It traces the development of the Pomeranian area from prehistoric times to the settlement by Germanic tribes 2,000 years ago, to the settlement by Slavic tribes such as the Pommerani, to the settlement by Germans after about 1200 A.D.

  • 1477 -- On September 21, Pomeranian Duke Bogislaw X, weds Margarete of Brandenburg, daughter of Elector Frederick II
  • 1478 -- After the death of his uncle, Duke Wartislaw X, Duke Bogislaw X, assumes rule over entire Pomerania.
  • 1486 -- In a contract, Duke Bogislaw X, brings the Cammin Bishop Benedict of Waldheim under his total dependency.
  • 1487 -- Stettin becomes permanent ducal residence.
  • 1493 -- At the Pyritz Agreement, Duke Bogislaw X, succeeds with lifting of lienship and swearing of allegiance to Brandenburg, but not the eventuality inheritance sequence.
  • 1497 -- Duke Bogislaw X receives from Pope Alexander VI, the privilege to appoint the Probst positions in the cathedral chapters.
  • 1497 -- Due to patron privilege in numerous churches the Duke has an important right of input in the appointment of pastors.
  • 1497 -- Through the change of right of deposit into direct payment of moneys, Duke Bogislaw X brings the field abbeys into his dependence.
  • 1504 -- The City of Treptow-on-the-Rega Council appoints Johann Bugenhagen to become principal of the city's Latin school.
  • 1517-18 -- Bugenhagen writes his book Pomerania in Latin, but it is not printed until 1728.
  • 1521 -- On May 28, at the Imperial Council of Worms, Duke Bogslaw X receives from Emperor Karl V a letter of lien for all of Pomerania.
  • 1521 -- In Pyritz Johann Knipstro preaches the teachings of Luther.
  • 1522 -- First among German imperial princes, Duke Bogislaw X secularizes an abbey, the partially abandoned Praemonstrantian abbey Belbuck.
  • 1529 -- In the Grimnitz Greement the Brandenburg electors release in-finality lienship over Pomerania, but retain eventuality inheritance sequence.
  • 1532 -- Pomerania is split into the Duchy of Wolgast for Duke Philipp I and the Duchy of Stettin for Barnim IX.
  • 1534 -- At the Council of Treptow the introduction of the Reformation is to be decided. The departure of the gentry and of the bishop prevent a formal agreement. In spite of this, Bugenhagen establishes Reformation with the permission of the dukes. The abbeys are secularized, the monks and nuns expelled.
  • 1535 -- Bugenhagen proclaims the new church order.
  • 1535 -- King Ferdinand demands from the dukes the return of ownership for the Orders.
  • 1536 -- Martin Luther performs the marriage of Duke Philipp I of Wogast with Maria of Saxony, daughter of Elector Johann, the Steadfast.
  • 1536-42 -- The Wolgast chancellery secretary writes the Pomerania, a chronicle of Pomerania, first in low German, then in high German language.
  • 1537 -- Peasants which had fled from the Bauernlegen praxis in Vor-and Middle Pomerania founded the village of Galow near Neustettin (New Stettin).
  • 1537 -- Bauernlegen: the arbitrary confiscation of independent peasant farms to expand the estates, the farm steads being razed and the peasants becomings subjects to the estate.
  • 1539 -- Duke Philipp I reopens the Greifswald University as a strictly Lutheran school of higher learning.
  • 1544 -- Bishop Erasmus of Manteufel dies in Bast as the last Catholic bishop of Cammin.
  • 1545-49 -- The married ducal Stettin chancellor Bartholomaeus Suave is bishop of Cammin.
  • 1551 -- The evangelical bishop Martin Weiher receives a papal confirmation in a document from Pope Jullius III on May 10. However, he does not have himself consecrated.
  • 1556 -- The bishopric Cammin becomes a Secundogenitur for the ducal house.
  • 1559 -- A visitation commission in Stettin establishes systematic Bauernlegen.
  • 1569 -- Pomeranian Duke Barnim IX resigns from his office and transfers his duchy to his nephew, Duke John Frederick.
  • 1572 -- The Stettin trading house of the Loitz's goes bankrupt.
  • 1573-1618 -- Life-span of Duke Phillip II, the throne's greatest promoter of arts and science.
  • 1580 -- Birth of Duke Bogislaw XIV on March 31.
  • 1582 -- Duke Bogislaw XIII founds in Barth the princely printery, the third in Pomerania.
  • 1587 -- Duke Bogislaw XIII founds Franzburg as a city for artisans, business people and craftsmen.
  • 1588 -- Hans Witten prints in Barth the famous low-German Barth Bible.
  • 1612 -- The Greifswald professor Joachim Stefani interprets the Augsburg Confessional Peac along the formula cuius regio, eius relegio
  • 1616 -- The "peasant and shepherd regulation for the Duchy Stettin permits the Bauernlegen.
  • 1616 -- 200 soldiers are recruited on the pleas of the lien holders to protect the lands of Laenburg and Buetow from Polish soldiers.
  • 1617 -- Duke Philipp II of Stettin purchases from Augsburg the "Pomeranian Artistic Cupboard." the Stettin council court forces the von Massow's to grant city right to Rummelsburg.
  • 1618 -- The Rostock professor of mathematics Eilhard Lubin designs for Duke Philipp II a large map of Pomerania. Probst Librarius of Deutsch-Krone gets Jesuits to implement the Counter Reformation in the city.
  • 1618-48 -- Thirty Years War.
  • 1620 -- Sidonia of Borcke is executed on the Rabenstein near Stettin and burnt after "highly minutely detail interrogation" by a witches court.
  • 1625 -- With the surrender of Franzburg, Duke Bogislaw has to furnish quarters and supply for 10 regiments of Wallenstein's troops, a total of 22,000 soldiers, as protection against a Swedish invasion of Pomerania.
  • 1627-28 -- Wallenstein's troops fail in laying siege to Stralsund.
  • 1630 -- King Gustav II of Sweden lands near Peenemuende with an invasion army.
  • 1634 -- A governmental constitution is decreed to secure a government in Pomerania upon the death of heirless Duke Bogislaw XIV.
  • 1637 -- Duke Bogislaw XIV dies on March 10, with him the line of the Greifen ends. The Lands Lauenburg and Buetow return to Poland with the termination of finalized lien.
  • 1638 -- The Brandenburg elector Georg William has obtained a writ of lien from the emperor. The "left behind princely Pomeranian councillors" resign from their offices. Sweden takes over the administration of the land.
  • 1640 -- The Stettin rector Johannes Micraelius writes his "Six Books of the Old Land Pomerania." The ducal widow Hedwig of Braunschweig founds in New-Stettin a Protestand gymnasium (high school).
  • 1648 -- In the Peace of Westphalia, Brandenburg receives Hinterpommern and the bishopric Cammin, Sweden gets Vorpommern with Stettin, Ruegen and a strip of land east of the Oder.
  • 1650 -- Duke Ernst Bogislaw of Croy, last titular bishop of Cammin, has to relinquish all rights in the bishopric in favor of elector Frederick William of Brandenburg for a payment of 100,000 thalers.
  • 1653 -- In the Stettin border review the division of Pomerania is documented, Brandenburg takes over the administration of Hinterpommern. Duke Ernst Bogislaw of Croy becomes governor of Hinterpommern.
  • 1654 -- Duke Bogislaw XIV is interred in the tomb of the Stettin castle chapel. A "governmental constitution" regulates administration in Brandenburgian Hinterpommern.
  • 1655-57 -- King Karl X Gustav conducts the Swedish -- Polish war during which Mittelpommern is devastated.
  • 1657 -- In the Bromberg agreement, Brandenburg, as ally of Poland, wins Lauenburg and Buetow, later Draheim (1668) as hereditary lien from Poland.
  • 1660 -- In the peace of Oliva, the sovereignty of Prussia is generally acknowledged.
  • 1663 -- The Council of Wolgast decrees the "Governmental Order of the Royal Swedish-Vorpommern Government."
  • 1665 -- The Jesuits in Deutsch-Krone founded a school of higher learning, primarily for the sons of the Pomeranian aristocracy, the eventually famous "Athenaeum."
  • 1669 -- Upon the order of Duke Ernst Bogislaw of Croy, Michael Birgel built in the Cammin cathedral Pomerania's most beautiful organ.
  • 1674-79 -- Elector Frederick William (the "Grand Elector") fought against Sweden and conquered all of Vorpommern.
  • 1679 -- In the Peace of St. Germain, the elector had to return all of Vorpommern to the Swedes, except for the strip of land east of the Oder.
  • 1685 -- Per the Edict of Potsdam, Brandenburg Prussia receives French Huguenots.
  • 1688 -- A smith in Polzin discovers the healing affects of a spring at the Wugger.
  • 1689 -- In Stargard, a mint that issues common coins for Pomerania is opened and ducal and Polish coins are removed from use.
  • 1700-21 -- Northern War between Sweden and Russia.
  • 1701 -- Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg-Prussia is crowned King of Prussia.
  • 1710 -- Saxon, Polish and Russian troops push into Vorpommern.
  • 1713-40 -- Frederick William I, the "Soldier King."
  • 1717 -- The "Multe Reichstag (Imperial Diet) of Poland" decides to ear down all Protestant churches built since 1632. In the eventual Grenzmark, great unrest develops.
  • 1719 -- King Frederick William I suspends personal bondage at the royal domains (estates).
  • 1720 -- In the Peace of Stockholm, Prussia obtains Stettin, Usedom, Wollin and Vorpommern for a payment of 2 million thalers.
  • 1723 -- The "Pomeranian and Cammin Government" is moved to Stettin from Stargard. In Stettin the War and Domain Chamber is formed.
  • 1724 -- In a Prussian county administration reform the scattered offices and estates are consolidated.
  • 1727 -- For the first time, potatoes are planted in Torgelow.
  • 1732 -- In Stettin, the first teacher training facility is opened.
  • 1737 -- The moor settlements established at the Zarow since 1730 are consolidated in the Office of Koenighsholland (King's Holland).
  • 1740-86 -- Reign of Frederick II.
  • 1740-47 -- The Swine River is deepened and at her mouth Swinemünde is established.
  • 1745 -- The Cammin Cathedral master Ewald Juergen or Klest invents the electrical amplifier bottle, the precursor to the condenser.
  • 1746 -- The totally disintegrated Finow canal between Berlin and Stettin is rebuilt.
  • 1747-53 -- The Oder swamps near Gartz, Greifenhagen, Stettin, Altdamm and Gollnow are drained.
  • 1752 -- Custom collections on the Oder are abolished, freeing the route from Stettin to Silesia.
  • 1754 -- King Frederick II issues the founding document for the construction of an ironworks in Torgelow, which is to exploit the meadow (Rasen) iron ore deposits of the surrounding area. ("Rasen" iron ore is deposited into wet meadow land by certain bacteria).
  • 1756-63 -- Seven Years War. Russian armies devastate Pomerania several times.
  • 1756 -- The Chamber Lord Frederick of the East begins in Plathe the building of his "Pomeranian Library" Which eventually will contain 12,000 books.
  • 1756 -- The Swedes advance over the Peene and briefly occupy Demmin.
  • 1758 -- Russian troops advance into the Neumark. On August 28 it comes to the Battle of Zorndorf. Siege is laid to Kolberg.
  • 1759 -- On August 12, General Soltikoff defeats King Frederick II at Kunersdorf in the Neumark.
  • 1760 -- Second Russian siege of Kolberg.
  • 1761 -- Third siege of Kolberg and conquest of Kolberg. The Russians make their winter quarters in Hinterpommern.
  • 1762 -- Czar Peter III makes peace with King Federick II. King Frederick II orders Privy Finance Councillor (Geheimer Finanzrat) Franz Balthasar Schoenberg of Brenckenhoff to survey the conditions in the land and to make suggestions for the repair of the war's damage.
  • 1765 -- In Stralsund, the engraver of the Swedish mint, Caspar Kern, is granted the exclusive privilege to manufacture playing cards. Thereby he lays the foundation for the "United Altenburg and Stralsund Playing Card Company Ag." (AG - Aktiengesellschaft - corporation). Sweinemünde is granted city status.
  • 1770 -- The lake surface of Lake Madue is lowered by 8 feet to gain land for all eight villages.
  • 1772 -- First division of Poland. West Prussia and the Netze District go to Prussia. Brenckenhoff begins the regulation of the Netze and with the draining of the Netze swamp.
  • 1773 -- In the Warsaw Agreement, Poland cedes the lands of Lauenburg and Bütow "free of inheritance and with complete ownership" to Prussia and relinquishes rights to redemption for the Starostei Draheim.
  • 1779-1806 -- L.W. Brueggermann publishes the "Thorough Description of the Present Condition of the Royal Prussian Duchy of Vor.- and Hinterpommern."
  • 1798 -- The Swedish king offers the Prussian king the transfer of Swedish Pomerania for a monetary compensation. However, due to the exorbitant demands, the negotiations are terminated.
  • 1803 -- Ernst Moritz Arndt publishes his "Attempt at a History of Bondage in Pomerania and Rügen."
  • 1806 -- King Gustav IV of Sweden enters into an alliance with Russia against Emperor Napoleon. King Frederick William II of Prussia tries to keep northern Germany neutral.
  • 1807 -- Kolberg is successfully defended against the French until the Peace of Tilsit. General von Bluecher now becomes governor general of Pomerania and Neumark. The area around Schneidemühl must be ceded to the Grand Duchy of Warsaw, created by Napoleon.
  • 1808 -- The Stein City Order brings the cities self-government and independence from aristocratic estate masters.
  • 1809 -- In Stralsund, Ferdinand Schill dies in battle against the French.
  • 1810 -- Founding of the "Pomeranian Economic Society." In Prussia, the estate and inheritance submission is abolished.
  • 1811 -- Napoleon's army marches through Pomerania on its way to Russia.
  • 1812 -- In Vorpommern, the three-field-economy is replaced by the field-grass-economy and in Hinterpommern by the paddock economy (types of agricultural land use).
  • 1813-15 -- In the War of Liberation, the French occupation is driven from Pomerania.
  • 1814 -- Rügenwaldermünde becomes the first Pomeranian Baltic spa.
  • 1815 -- To improve provincial administration, the office of lord-president (Ober President) is created. The Neumark counties of Dramburg and Schivelbein join Pomerania. At the Congress of Vienna, Swedish Pomerania is given to Denmark, which in turn trades it to Prussia for the Duchy of Lauenburg on the Elbe and 3.5 million thalers.
  • 1816 -- Johann August Sack becomes the second lord-president of Pomerania.
  • 1817 -- King Frederick William III implements the union of the Lutheran and Reformed churches. The opposition of many pastors causes the rise of old-Lutheran groups, some of which emigrate to America. Heinrich Dohrn founds the Pomeranian Sugar Manufacturing Company in Stettin. The company processes local sugar beets.
  • 1818 -- Territorial counties are created in an administrative reform.
  • 1821 -- Lord president Sacks changes the guild organized tradesman of Stettin into free corporations with self-elected leaders.
  • 1822-27 -- The first highway from Berlin to Stettin is constructed.
  • 1823 -- In the Law of July 1, Pomerania gets a landed constitution with its own council (stair government).
  • 1824 -- The Society for Pomeranian History and Ancient Studies is founded in Stettin.
  • 1825 -- The county ordinance of August 17 divides Pomerania into 26 counties, with Stettin becoming its own county.
  • 1826 -- The "Crown Princess Elisabeth of Prussia," the first steam ship on the lower Oder, begins regular service between and Swinemünde.
  • 1828-34 -- Imperial Road Number 2, the first long distance highway from Stettin to Danzig by the way of Köslin and Lauenburg is constructed.
  • 1830 -- Kolberg becomes a salt water, moor and ocean spa.
  • 1831 -- Postmaster General Heinrich von Stephan is born in Stolp. He created the World Postal Society, invented the postcard and introduced the Bell telephone. Dr. Beckerdorf of Gruenhof founds the "Regenwald Agricultural Society."
  • 1832 -- The "Baltic Studies" appear.
  • 1833-36 -- The first highway of New-Vorpommern is constructed from Stralsund to Anklam.
  • 1840 -- With his Pomeranian Art History, Franz Kugler created the first art-historical representation of a landscape. Ferdinand Didier manufactures for the first time fireproof retorts in his brick works in Podejuch; his establishment is the first Pomeranian fire clay manufacturer.
  • 1843 -- King Frederick William IV opens the first Pomeranian railroad line from Berlin to Stettin.
  • 1846 -- The national economist Karl Rodbertus on Jagetzow is co-founder of the "Baltic Branch Society for the Well-Being of the Working Class." The railroad line from Stettin to Stargard is opened.
  • 1847 -- Hunger disturbances arise in Stettin, Stolp, Lauenburg, Köslin and other cities.
  • 1851 -- The Prussian East Railroad beings operation of the Schneidemühl-Bromberg line. At the first London exposition, the Stettin businessman Gustav Adolph Toepfer buys the first steam engine for agricultural use. The engineers Fuerchtenicht and Brock found the Vulkan ship building works for metal (iron) ships in Bredow.
  • 1853 -- Stettin Portland Zement Co., A.G., the first Portland cement works in Zuellchow is built.
  • 1857 -- The Privy Governmental Lord Councilor (Geheimer Oberregierungsrat) D.L. von Beckedorf founds at his estate in Gruenhof, county of Regenwalde, the Aloysius Chapter, the first Catholic post-reformation abbey in Pomerania.
  • 1859-70 -- Construction of the rail line Stargard-Koeslin-Stolp-Danzig.
  • 1863 -- Construction of the ral line Stettin-Stralsund
  • 1872 -- In the county reform of December 13, Stettin, Stralsund, Stolp and Stargard, later Greifswald and Kolberg, become a free county. The county of Fuerstentum is divided amongst the counties of Kolberg-Koerlin, Koeslin and Bublitz.
  • 1873 -- The fortresses of Stettin, Kolberg and Stralsund are removed.
  • 1874-80 -- Construction of the Kaiserfahrt canal through the island of Usedom.
  • 1890 -- Stettin gets a private electricity generating plant.
  • 1897 -- A mail steamer line is opened between Sassnitz and Trelleborg, Sweden. Count Guido Henkel of Donnersmark founds in Kratzwieck the smelter works "Kraft".
  • 1898 -- Emperor William II opens the Stettin free port.
  • 1900 -- The city of Grabow and the towns of Bredow and Nemitz are merged into Stettin.
  • 1907 -- The Stettin lord mayor Haken has the Haken Terrace at Fort Leopold constructed.
  • 1908 -- Privy Councillor Loeffler opens on the island of Riems the animal experimental station and serum production against foot and mouth disease.
  • 1909 -- The rail line Sassnitz-Trelleborg is opened.
  • 1914-18 -- World War I.
  • 1914 -- Start of the expansion of the ocean-going ship canal Berlin-Stettin.
  • 1915 -- First bread stamps (ration coupons) are issued in Pomerania.
  • 1918 -- The Altes Schuetzenhaus (Old Riflemen's House) became a military hospital. Private first class corporal Adolf Hitler decides to become a politician.
  • 1919-20 -- In the Treaty of Versailles, Pommern became a border province. Almost all of the provinces of Posen and West Prussia were ceded to Poland.
  • 1922 -- The remaining German areas in the provinces of Posen and West Prussia, the province of Grenzmark Posen-Westpreussen was established with Schneidemuehl as its capital city.
  • 1926 -- Under Prelate M. Keller, the apostolic delegation is promoted to the Free Prelature Schneidemuehl.
  • 1928 -- The Vulkan dockyards in Stettin are closed and dismantled. In new regulations for communities, the estate districts are no longer units of administration.
  • 1932 -- The government district of Stralsund is merged with Stettin. In the last elections to the Rechstag (Germany's Congress), the NSDAP (National Socialist Workers Party - Nazi Party) receives 43.1% of the votes and wins 10 mandates to the Reichstag; the SPD (Social Democratic Party) receives only 3%.
  • 1936 -- The Ruegendamm (rail and highway dike to the Island of Ruegen) is opened.
  • 1937 -- In the nature preserve between Karlshagen and Peenemuende, the army testing facility for rocket weaponry is installed. W. Dornberger and W. von Braun develop and test the A4 rocket, which later is named the V2.
  • 1938 -- The province of Grenzmark Posen-Westmark is dissolved. Its northern counties, as well as the Neumark counties Arnswalde and Friedeberg, become part of Pomerania.