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Kolonia Laden - does anyone know where this is?

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Re: Kolonia Laden - does anyone know where this is?

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 9:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Kolonia is exactly what it sounds like - Colony.

As for Laden, you are in trouble. There is no such place in the long list of villages at

First I double checked the passenger list (I assume you are referring to the Komm family) and the name is clearly written. There are also no additional clues regarding a region or parish.

There is a slim possibility that the place name should be Ladonowka which is on the list. Sometimes Germans dropped the "owka" from a place name and used only the root word but I have no way of knowing if that is the case here. This is a pure guess.

Best suggestion might be to research their relatives mentioned in the passenger list - the Nikolaus Feist family at Eureka. If you can find their place of origin, it might lead you to Kolonia Laden.

ShtetlSeeker gives one possible match in the Black Sea settlement region - Ladino / Lidino / Lidyne located about 40 km due north of Mariupol. If you have other family in that area, it might be a possibility.

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dmc1105 12 Mar 2012 7:24AM GMT 
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genathan 1 Jun 2012 5:45PM GMT 
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