The Families' and People's History of Mestlin
Names of families or people from Mestlin are known since the 14th century. It is amazing that some names can be traced over a very long period of time, while others died out or emigrated.
People with various professions were important for the development of Mestlin.
The part Tenants, Peasants and Farmhands tells about the owners of Mestlin, about the monastry leaders and the kitchen masters of Dobbertin, about pensioners / tenants / administrators of the property of Mestlin, about ministers of Mestlin, the sacristons / school teachers, about mayors, house owners / house keepers / peasants, about blacksmiths, shephards, tailors, farmhands, maids, day-laborers.
In the middle of the 19th century, the circumstances of life in Mecklenburg became more and more unbearable. A huge emigration wave followed. Every third person from Mecklenburg left his home country. The part Emigration from Mestlin tells about it.
In addition there is a list of family surnames from Mestlin. Especially genealogists get the chance to look for their ancestors here.