Pommerscher Verein Freistadt / The Pomeranian Society of

Oldenburgische Gesellschaft fĂźr Familienkunde e.V.


People from Germany, as well as ethnic Germans from places such as Bohemia or Prussia, weren’t merely looking for a friendly place to land during the late 1800s, when the biggest wave of German immigrants arrived in Wisconsin.

The main reason people of German ancestry continue to make up a large part of Wisconsin residents is economic opportunity — particularly the affordable farmland Wisconsin offered in the second half of the 19th century.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address

Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
P. O. Box 204
Germantown, Wisconsin 53022

Contact language:  English



Genealogical/Heritage Society



The purpose of the Pommerscher Verein Of Central Wisconsin is to Section 1. Promote and contribute to the growth of Pomeranian culture through the study of Pomeranian history, music, customs, food, language and dance. Section 2. Cooperate with other German Culture Groups.



    • Membership Dues (choose to receive newsletter by email or snail mail):
      • Receive the Rundschreiben (newsletter) by email only:
        • Individual $15.00/year
        • Family $20.00/year
        • Non-voting Associate or Organization $12.00/year
      • Receive the Rundschreiben (newsletter) by USPS mail and email:
        Individual $20.00/year
        Family $25.00/year
        Non-voting Associate or Organization $17.00/year

    Membership Benefits:

    • Membership year runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31. To keep a current membership, dues should be paid by Jan. 1 of the current year.
    • An online store which offers discounts to members.
    • Access to a surname pedigree database with over 178,000 names submitted. 
    • A surname research area for submitting Pomeranian ancestors that other researchers can find.
    • A quarterly newsletter, Rundschreiben, which can be received via email or U.S. mail. The Rundschreiben includes meeting information, event updates, genealogical information, maps, and much more.
    • Notifications of speakers and special programs.
    • A chance to be a part of a friendly group which shares an interest in Pomeranian history, culture, and genealogy.