this is a first impression about Poul’s new site:
my (Axel C’s) earliest known ancestor was born at Trunz in early 17__, named Peter Kulmsee
the spelling Culmsee / Kulmsee those days can be regarded the same roots, syntax was taken / written like heard / pronounced
remembering my childhood, youth and later up to nowadays (and if you’re a C, too, you maybe have made this experience, too, and often) that people who do hear your name first time seem to not understand else fewer how to spell the letters …
and imagine those days a C entered an office to notify marriage, birth etc. some might not have dared to dissent the head-clerk … Culm… Kulm… Colm… Kolm…
or the possibility, too, a descendant wants to be different in bearing the same first name … for generations …
am loving such a site like this by Poul because of details concerning details result new details …: the “family tree” and here are facts e.g.
“son of a Johann Culmsee, … born in Trunz” maybe??
Gottfried Ludewig *1745
and there are at least 2 extraordinary details: from my (Axel’s) father’s side there is/are two (!) ancestors named Gottfried Johann, one * 1749 at Trunz!!!
Taufschein (certificate of baptism): Kulmsee
“my” Ferdinand *1819 !!???!! father’s grandfather’s name(s) often went on to descendants …
relationship probable !
but probably not yet missing link(s) because of gaps of decade(s)
further information: Trunz
survey at Google Maps