German Villages of our Forefathers.
PRESENT DAY GERMAN MAP The town of ROLL, BAVERIA, GERMANY
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We found one town in Germany named "Roll". It is located in southeastern tip of the state of Baveria and is 10 miles west of Salzburg, Austria.
Germany has three major geographic regions: a protective mountainous area in the south, a central uplands region, and northern lowlands scissored by the great river valleys through which early settlers entered the country.
Over 82,000,000 people live in Germany and German is the official language. The ethnic make-up of the country is German (91.5%), Turkish (2.4%), Italian (0.7%), Greek (0.4%), Polish (0.4%), and other (4.6%). Religiously, the country can be broken down as follows: Protestant (38%), Roman Catholic (34%), Muslim (1.7%), and unaffiliated/other (26.3%). See the German history maps and read about the Germanic Tribes.
- ROAD map of the PFALZ-BADEN area (70K size) - This is a very nice ROAD map of the area between the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Stuttgart.
- Enlarged map of the yellow area (136K) - This is a detailed map of the towns between Speyer and Karlsruhe in PFLAZ.
- Enlarged map of the bright green area (177K) - This is a detailed map of the towns between Heilbronn and Stuttgart in BADEN-WURTTEMBERG.
- Enlarged map of the bright blue area (360K) - This is a detailed map of the towns between Speyer and Stuttgart in PFALZ-BADEN. The blue map is quite large and includes both areas of the yellow and green maps.
- 2000 Map of the Jockgrim area including the towns of Hatzenbühl, Herxheim, Kuhardt, Leimersheim, Neupotz, Rheinzabern, and Rülzheim. (306K size)
- 1891 Southern Germany Map (840K size)
- 1903 German Empire Map (843K size)
German Map Description
- Please refer all comments, changes, updates and suggestions to Mitch Roll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This map shows the present day German towns and states (providences), their grid map locations and relevant notes, and, if applicable, an ancestral ROLL Family surname list.
- Definitions of common German village name-beginnings and endings: "berg" = mountain or hill; "burg" = castle; "dorf" = village; "feld" = field; "gross" [Grob] = big, large or much; "heim" = home; "hof" = farmstead, or yard; "klein" = little, small or short; "leiben" = to be in love or fond of; "ruhe" = rest, peace or quiet; "stal" or "stale" = stable or cow shed; "stadt" = city; "tal" = valley.
- Red lettering and DOTs denote ROLL ancestral town names.
- Blue lettering signify towns which have historical significance to the German-Russians and the ROLL Family.
- Blue DOTs display towns the German-Russian emigrants used to name their villages in Beresan, Cherson, South Russia. ALL of the German-named towns of South Russian were changed to Russian names after the communist came to power. This process was called "Russification".
Gray lettering shows current German state names with boundaries as gray-dottedlines. The SOLID Gray LINE cutting down the center and east (right) side of the map is the boundry between East and West Germany before they were reunited in 1990.
- Green lettering and black DOTs reflect current German towns and the country names are in bold black lettering.
- The area known as the "PFALZ" is located in the state of RHINELAND-PALATINATE. Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) includes part of the principality of Birkenfeld (grand duchy of Oldenburg), the province of Rheinhessen (grand duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt), part of the landgraviate of Hessen-Homburg, most of the Bavarian Rheinpfalz, and most of the southern portion of the Prussian Rheinprovinz. Pfalz online.
The BADEN and WURTTEMBERG kingdoms merged to form the state of BADEN-WURTTEMBERG. It includes the former grand duchy of Baden, the principality of Hohenzollern, and the kingdom of Württemberg)
- The beautiful and legendary Black Forest, or "Schwarzwald", is in the southwest corner of BADEN-WURTTEMBERG, just south of Karlsruhe. The Black Forest borders on Switzerland on the south, on the Neckar River to the East and France to the West. The Northern gate to the Black Forest is Pforzheim. The Black Forest is named for the beautiful mountain landscape with its dense population of pine trees. It is a region of incomparably unspoiled nature with its forests, mountains and meadows. The Black Forest is known for its half-timber houses many of them 300 years old. The craftsmen of the area are well known around the world for their cuckoo clocks and the Christmas season is never complete without a nutcracker from this region. Castles, vineyards and orchards dot the hillsides.
- ALSACE was absorbed into FRANCE.
German Villages/Towns with Grid Map Locations and Surname List
- Aachen, NORTHRHINE-WESTPHALIA A3
- ALSACE (Elsass) Region A5 - This country (Alsace-Lorraine) was absorbed into France.
- Annweiler, PFALZ A4 - Citizen surnames: REICHERT
- Augsburg, BAVERIA C5
- AUSTRIA B5-D5
- BADEN-WURTTEMBERG - A4-B5 - Some ROLL Family ancestors came from this state.
- BELGIUM A3
- BERLIN D2
- Berlin, BERLIN C2
- Bermen, LOWER SAXONY B2
- Bermenhaven, LOWER SAXONY B2
- Black Forest Region, BADEN A5
- BRANDENBURG C2-D2
- Brandenburg, BRANDENBURG C2
- BREMEN B2
- CZECH REPUBLIC D3-D4
- Damstadt, HESSE B4
- DENMARK B1
- Dimbach, BADEN B4 - Citizen surnames: HOERSCH
- Dresden, SAXONY D3
- Durmersheim, BADEN A4 - Citizen surnames: KOFFLER
- ELSACE - see ALSACE
- Emden, LOWER SAXONY A2
- FRANCE A4-A5
- Frankfurt am Main, HESSE B4
- Frankfurt-Oder, BRANDENBURG D2
- Freiburg, BADEN A5
- Germersheim, PFALZ A4 - Citizen surnames:
- HAMBURG B2
- Hannover, LOWER SAXONY B2
- Heidelberg, BADEN B4
- Heilbronn, BADEN B4
- HESSE B3-B4
- Hilsbach/Sinsheim, BADEN B4 - Citizen surnames: REICHERT
- Jockgrim, PFALZ A4 - Citizen surnames: DOGENDORF, DRYER, GEBHARD, GRIESSER, KIRCHMER, KUNTZ, ROLL, SCHLOSS, SCHWAB, SCHWEIN, SITTER
- Karlsruhe, BADEN B4 - A previous Beresan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name.
- Kassel, HESSE B3
- Kiel, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN B1
- Kirchhausen/Heilbronn, BADEN B4 - Citizen surnames: GARTNER
- Koblenz, RHINELAND-PALATINATE A4
- Kohn, NORTHRHINE-WESTPHALIA A3
- Konstanz, BADEN B5
- Landau, PFALZ A4 - A previous Beresan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name. The Russian government administered the Beresan District from this city.
- Leimersheim, PFALZ A4 - Citizen surnames: HEIDT, KUHN, ROLL, SCHAFF/SCHAF/SCHAAF
- Leipzig, SAXONY C3 - A previous Bessarabian, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name.
- LIECHTENSTEIN B5
- LOWER SAXONY A2-B3
- Lubeck, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN B1
- Luneburg, LOWER SAXONY B2
- LUXEMBOURG A4
- Magdeburg, SAXONY-ANHALT C2
- Mainz, HESSE B4
- MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN C1-D2
- Munchen, BAVERIA C5 - A previous Beresan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name.
- Munich - See Munchen
- Munster, NORTHRHINE-WESTPHALIA A3
- Nagold, BADEN B5 - Citizen surnames: Many Lutheran/Evangelical ROLL Families lived here.
- NETHERLANDS A2
- NORTHRHINE-WESTPHALIA A2-B3
- Numberg, BAVERIA C4
- Oldenburg, LOWER SAXONY A2
- Osnabruck, LOWER SAXONY A2
- PALATINATE - see RHINELAND-PALATINATE
- PFALZ A4 - In the 1800's, PFALZ was merged into the state of RHINELAND-PALATINATE. PFALZ' s occupied the lower one-third area of present day RHINELAND-PALATINATE. This is the core area where the ROLL ancestors lived.
- POLAND D1-D3 - At one time, Poland was part of the Prussian Empire
- Potsdam, BRANDENBURG C2
- Primasens, PFALZ A4 - Citizen surnames: KUHLWEIN, ROLL
- Prussia - see POLAND
- Rastatt, BADEN A5 - A previous Beresan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name (Rastadt, with a "d").
- Regensburg, BAVERIA C4
- Rheine, LOWER SAXONYA2
- RHINELAND-PALATINATE A3-A4
- Rosenheim, BAVERIA C5 - A previous Beresan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name.
- Rostock, MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN C1
- Rulzheim, PFALZ A4 - Citizen surnames: MISCHEL
- SAARLAND A4
- SAXONY C3-D3
- SAXONY-ANHALT C2-D3
- SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN B1
- Speyer, PFALZ A4 - A previous Beresan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name (Speier/Speyer).
- Strasbourg, FRANCE A5 - A previous Kutschurgan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name (Strasburg).
- Stuttgart, BADEN B5 - Visit their German-Russian Museum!
- Sulz, FRANCE A4 - A previous Beresan, Cherson, South Russian town bears its name. There was also a town called Selz in Kutschurgan, Cherson, South Russia.
- SWITZERLAND A5-B5
- THURINGIA B3-C3
- Trier, RHINELAND-PALATINATE A4
- Turmersheim - see Durmersheim
- Ulm, BAVERIA - B5 - Many German-Russian emigrants gathered in this town to prepare for departure to South Russia.
- Waldburg, ALSACE A4 - Citizen surnames: SPRINGEL
- Weimar, THURINGIA C3
- Wernersberg, Bergzabern, PFALZ A4 - Citizen surnames: STEBNER/STOBNER
- Wittengerge, BRANDENBURG C2
- WURTTEMBERG - see BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
- Wurzburg, BAVERIA B4
Towns NOT LISTED on the map:
- Josephdal, Austria-Hungary - Citizen surnames: DORNSTAUDER
- ..., Hungary - Citizen surnames: BURGER
- Hasterov, Posen, Poland - Citizen surnames: SCHUTZMANN
- Vollstein (Wollstein), Prussia [Poland] 200+/- miles west of Berlin D2 - Citizen surnames: ZANDER
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