I thought that I would explain the name of my blog. Ella Jane and Anne are my grandmothers and since my focus for blogging will be about my family history and family stories. I thought, and with a friend’s suggestion, what a better name then my grandmothers. One born in El Dorado Kansas and one… Continue reading Meet Ella Jane and Anne.
Research Objective: To determine if Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann and Marie Catherina Gossmann are the same person. Intorduction: Maria Catherina Gossmann was born 15 July 1860 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany and she married Joseph Koch on 18 April 1882 in Welheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany. Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann was the first daughter born to… Continue reading Are Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann and Marie Catherina Gossmann the same person?
Have you been researching and felt really connected to an ancestor? This is how I felt when I learned about Anna Elisabeth Brand. I have already posted a blog about Anna and her husband that you can read: https://ellajaneanne.com/2019/08/19/wilhelm-gossmann-and-anna-elizabeth-brand-and-their-16-children/ Anna was born on 13 August 1865 in Kassel, Germany. According to my grandmother, she was… Continue reading Connecting to our Ancestors
My next memorial post will be about Christoph Lorenz Gossman the German Solider. Christoph is my great-grand uncle, he was my great grandmother Erna Lena Gossmann's brother, Christoph was born on 19 April 1906 in Kassel Germany to Wilhelm Gossman and Anna Elizabeth Brand. Christoph was the fifteenth child born to Wilhelm and Anna. You… Continue reading Christoph Gossman the German Soldier.
I decided to write more about each of my ancestors on their birth, marriage, or a death anniversary. This week I will remember my great-granduncle August Gossmann. August's life was a short one as he only lived 8 months before he passed away on 25 July 1904 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Germany. He was born on… Continue reading August Gossmann
In 2015 I started the process to join the James Billingsley Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. I have several Revolutionary War ancestors but I had never really considered joining Daughters of the American Revolution until I found this chapter, as James Billingsley is my 7th great-grandfather. https://www.texasdar.org/chapters/JamesBillingsley/ James Billingsley was born in April… Continue reading James Billingsley and Elizabeth Crabtree.
Anna Marie Klapp is my third great-grandaunt. She was the first daughter born on 30 December 1830 in Istha, Germany, to Giese Klapp and Anna Elisabeth Kessler. You can read about her brothers, both named Johannes Klapp, here: https://ellajaneanne.com/2019/07/01/same-names-sigh/. Anna married Johann Georg Adolf on 23 January 1854 in Ishta, Germany. Georg was born on… Continue reading The life of Anna Marie Klapp
Have you ever been searching a set of records thinking, have you searched these before? Have you ever run out of time mid research and had to step away only to come back and forget what you were searching for? Research logs are a useful genealogical tool to organize your search. Properly used research logs… Continue reading Research Logs, a Useful Genealogical Tool.
I have been researching my third great-grandmother, Sophie Jacob, and her sister Catherine Jacob. I knew from baptism and marriage records that their parents were Heinrich Jacob and Elizabeth Von Emde. I want to find more information about their life. Catherine Jacob was born on 2 December 1833 in Leckringhausen, Germany, and her sister Sophie… Continue reading The Von Emde Family
There are many ways German records scared me when I first started to research my grandmother's family. Could I read the records? Where do I find them? How will I know if they are my family? All of these questions and concerns held me back when I first started researching. Instead, I focused on my… Continue reading Seven Reasons Why I Love German Church Records.
My great-grandfather worked for Henschel and Sohns, a mechanical and automotive engineering company, during WWII in Kassel Germany. August Heinrich Burghardt was born on 6 June 1899 in Kirchditmold, Hesse, Germany to Heinrich Jakob Burghardt and Maria Klapp. August Heirnrich Burghardt, with the red x, as an appretice shoemaker. On 24 December 1925 he married… Continue reading My Family, Henschel and Sohns, Kassel Germany, and World War II