Thank you so much for responding. Can you tell me how to find the Lutheran Church Records in Tilsit? A website? Or maybe the LDS library in Salt Lake City, Utah? An address I could write to (in English?)?
I have heard from a cousin who says Grandpa Porsch used to send letters and packages to Torun, in Poland during WWI & WWII...this is a different spelling than I had before. I only have one map and it is fairly recent but I don't see this town on it. My cousin thinks this town is somewhere south of Gdansk where my great grandmother was born. It may be HER relatives they were writing to there (OTREMBA's)...are any of these places you mention in that area of Poland? Would they have changed the name of the town as they seem to have done in Tilsit?