Stettin in Trelawny was named by Dr William Lemonius after the city in Pomerania, Germany, from which his family came. Dr Lemonius was responsible for about a thousand North German immigrants who arrived in Jamaica between 1834 and 1838 and who also settled in such places as Seaford Town in Westmoreland.

Lemonius had taken part in an unsuccessful German uprising , organised by the House of Brunswick, against Napoleon. He had ridden with his companions across Germany to the North Sea, where he was rescued by the English Navy. He became an officer in the Duke of Brunswick-Oehis Regiment.

The Jamaica Almanac of 1840 lists William Lemonius as owning 330 plus 189 acres.

See also German Town


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