Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin

Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V.


The Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin exists to preserve the language and heritage of its member’s ancestors who immigrated primarily from the Prussian Provinces of Pomerania, West and East Prussia, and Posen as well as Mecklenburg (not a province of Prussia); to record the rich history of the settlers; and to be a resource for genealogy research. A further objective is to provide opportunities for fellowship, friendship, and gemütlichkeit for members and the community at large.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address

c/o Berlin Center, 11248 Berlin Lane, Athens, WI 54411

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.


    Individual Membership
    • New $25
    • Renewal $20

    Family Membership

    • New $30
    • Renewal $25

    Membership Benefits:

    Membership in the Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin can be an interesting, educational, and fun experience, depending upon your areas of interest and motivation.  Membership is inexpensive and and easy to obtain.  There are regular family and single memberships as well as associate non-voting memberships.  
    Membership qualifies the member to a subscription of Dat Pommersche Blatt,  our quarterly newsletter which contains information about upcoming activities and events, interesting articles about Pomeranian history, genealogy,and stories contributed by our members and friends at large.
    There are also 4 quarterly meetings which are typically attended by 100-plus people with a noon meal and with a featured speaker on a variety of topic, a Pomeranian Sing-a-long, and a business meeting which hears committee reports.. Once a year there is a Piknik im Busch  (Picnik in the Woods)