|Church Seal of the Parish of Gramenz, Neustettin, Pommern|
Frederick (Friedrich Theodor) Krause and his family immigrated into the United States in 1881. Frederick's parents were from the village of Grünewald, near Gramenz, in Neustettin District of Pomerania. This was part of the German Empire that is today part of Poland. Its Polish name is Mieszalki.
Grünewald was part of the von Glasenapp family estate. As such, the farmers there were still living in feudal conditions up until 1850. So far we have records of our Krause family at Grünewald in 1777, so they had likely been part of the von Glasenapp estate a very long time.