My grandfather, Edward DAMS left Prussia/Poland about 1904 and emigrated to Canada. We have been told he did not want to "run the family hotel." In Canada he married Marguerite Decker b. 1879 from Mondorf-Les-Bains, Luxembourg.
According to Edward's birth certificate and baptismal record (translated from Russian) he was born in Wielki Piatek, Stawiszyn, Poland on April 5, 1881 to the parents of Ferdinand Dams and Henrietta Kubisch.
We have a hand written note (about 1911 or later) by Ferdinand Dams b. 1843 (Edward's father) with a return address Sorau N/L, Lugeberge, Deutschland (present day Zary, Lubuskie, Poland) written to Canadian family members. I don't know if Sorau was a permanent address after Wielki Piatek. I don't know where Ferdinand Dams died.
I was told in 1994 by Edward's daugher, that the family hotel was located in Langendorf but was now called Langen.
My family line is: Hotel owner, great grandfather, Ferdinand Dams (b. 1843), then my grandfather, Edward Dams (b. 1881), then my father, Ferdinand Edward Dams (b. 1907) then to me, Doris Peters.
If anyone has information about the DAMS' Family Hotel and would like to share it, please contact me, Doris Dams Peters, at email@example.com. I thank you for any information you may be able to provide.
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