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PEGELOW [New Site]

Revised 18 February 2008

    

Welcome to the old location of the Pegelow Post. 

I have moved to a new website.  Please click on the link to the new site as it has a lot more information.

We will be adding many pages and details to the Pegelow family history as we come across new information. We hope you like what you read. If you wish to contact me please use the e-mail address provided on the main page of this website. They will be forwarded from there.  I am just putting up the beginnings of the surname Schmidt, and variations thereof, as they appear on the Census.  Keep checking back as more will be added in the near future.  Please note:  Our pages are encrypted.  You will not be able to copy them, print them, save them to disk or export them.  We do this to protect the rights of our contributors and the integrity of our research.  Thanks for understanding.           Gary

SURNAME INDEX (Contains an ahnentafel chart and a searchable individuals list)

[SPECIAL ARTICLES INDEX] (Special interest articles on the Pegelows and related Families) Contains census listings by area.  

A little about the Pegelows

The name Pegelow is primarily considered to be of Slavic origin although there are some who believe it to be German.  The name has been found spelled on documents and census phonetically as Pagloff/Pegloff.   Pronunciation is similar to the Russian names ending with ov, such as Romanov.  A Pegelow that I had contacted in the late 1960s had told me that the name was von Pegelovski or a spelling close to it and that we may be of Polish, Russian, or other Slavic Origin. This has not been proved or disproved.  I had found several such families within the state of New York but never contacted them.

What I do know is that there is a small village currently in Poland which is called Gogolewo, Wies. Pronounced Gogolevo. It was called Pegelow during the Prussian era and is a short distance northeast of Stargard in the province of Szczecinskie.  The closest town is Dzwonowo, the closest post office is Pezino, and there is a railroad station and civil office at Gogolewo.

We are considered to be a rare surname. As of 1972, there were less than 99 families with this surname in the United States according to the U.S. Census. We know the name exists in Sweden, Germany, Canada, Brazil, etc.

I grew up in a small town in Central Wisconsin, where I lived with my parents and my numerous siblings. My father and grandfather were born in Dodge County, Wisconsin.  My great grandfather emigrated 1868 from NeuRüdnitz, Kreis Koenigsberg, Neumark, and settled at Hubbard Town, Dodge County.  By 1872 he had a working farm and a life long help-mate.  I located his parents, siblings,  and both sets of his grandparents by corresponding with an archiv in East Germany many years ago.  My Mother was born in Waushara County, Wisconsin, and lived at Calgary, Alberta, Canada from about 1915 to 1929.  The Black and Harmon Families (cousins) had settled there and acquired farmland at rock bottom prices as the Canadian government was pushing for settlement of their western provinces during this period. 

I have enjoyed working on genealogy for over 30 years. My wife and I do our research together. I have found my family roots stretch from North America to Europe and through the various lines, we stretch through time like the many roots of a great and ancient tree. Breaking the time barriers has been rewarding. I hope you will enjoy reading about my discoveries in the pages as we grow together.

We will be adding census index information in the near future. Unfortunately, due to the rarity of the Pegelow name, this listing will be very short. The first Pegelows did not enter the United States until the late 1800s.

A few years ago I did a family newsletter for my Pegelow family while I was doing genealogical research. This site will be a continuation of the Post for gathering and sharing data of PEGELOWs and BLACKs [maternal line (Scottish)]. Hope to hear from you soon.  The name Pegelow is primarily considered to be of Slavic extraction although there are some who believe it to have originally been Von Pegelovski or a spelling close to it and that we may be of Polish or Prussian Origin. This has not been proved. What we do know is that there is a small village currently in Poland which is called Gogolewo, Wies. Pronounced Gogowefo. It was called Pegelow during the Prussian era and is a short distance northeast of Stargard Szczecinskie.

Submissions from Friends  -  This is now housed under the Special Articles Index

Detlef Pegelow sends us an interesting story on the Pegelow Family. 
A gentleman by the name of Charles H. Pegelow has indicated that he has information that the Pegelow surname originated in the town of Waren in Mecklenburg in Germany and that he discovered that his family originated there with his gggrandfather and gggrandmother leaving for the U.S. in 1869. He indicates that there were many more Pegelows living in the town of Waren. If you visit the site, Charles, please tell us more.  
A great big Thank You to Sandra Furstal for all her help and for providing us with a copy of the Pegelow Family Crest and its history.  The Ahnentafel for this family is so huge that it is divided into several pages.  The first three generations are on the first page and each subsequent generation is a page in and of itself.  When you click on the Pegelow History, you will get a submenu which will allow you to browse the individual pages.  Thanks to Sandra, we have been able to identify the correct area in which to continue searching and have discovered much new information, which I hope to post in the near future.  First they must be translated from German into English.

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