Genealogy Travel, German Genealogy

Ippinghausen, Germany

I have been working on a series of blog posts on my visit to Germany and the villages my family lived. Today I going to talk about Ippinghausen, Germany.

My fourth great grandparents Heinrich Jacob and Anna Elizabeth Von Emde had two daughters, Sophie Catherine and Catherine Jabob, and both of them married in Ippinghausen. I know very little about Heinrich and Elizabeth and their life or why their daughters married in Ippinghausen.

Catherine Jacob baptism record from Leckringhausen, Germany. Translation of information Catherine Jacob born 2 December 1833 and baptized 15 December 1833. Father Heinrich Jacob and Mother Anna Elizabeth Von Emde. Image from archion.de
Sophie Catherine Jacob baptism record from Leckringhasuen, Germany. Translation of information Sophie Catherine Jacob born 9 May 1836. Father Heinrich Jacob and Mother Anna Elizabeth Von Emde.
Confirmation record for Heinrcih Burghard, listing his parents Konrad Burghard and Sophie Jacob. This record is one that my grandmother, Anne Burghardt, had as a family record. I learned that this was a record that was produced after World War II when families were asked to bring in any information on their family.

Sophie Jacob married Konrad Burghard in Ippinghausen. I did not know who either of the parents of Konrad or Sophie was. As I started my research I located the village of Ippinghausen and both the marriage records of Catherine and Sophie Catherine Jacob.

Catherine is the only family I have found that stayed in Ippinghausen. Catherine and Ernst had 4 children all born in Ippinghausen. Sadly, Catherine died just seven days after giving birth to her last child.

Baptism for Catherine and Ernst first child. Heinrich Weishaupt born 15 November 1863 in Ippinhausen. Image from archion.de
Baptism for Catherine and Ernest third child. Justus August Weishaupt born 24 November 1867 in Ippinhausen. Image from archion.de
Baptism for Catherine and Ernst fourth child. Carl Weishaupt born 20 March 1870. You can see a cross in the last column which indicates that he has died and records his death date of 3 April 1872 at just two years old. Image from archion.de
Catherine Weishaupt nee Jacob death record. She died 27 March 1870 just seven days after giving birth to her last child.
Carl Weishaupt death record.

I have learned that just a year after the death of his wife Catherine, Ernst did remarry. He married Margaretha Schuman on 29 April 1871 in Ippinghausen.

Marriage record for Konrad Burghard and Sophie Jacob, married on 12 April 1862 in Ippinghausen.

Sophie is my third great grandmother and moved from Ippinghausen to Kirchditmold, after her marriage to Konrad Burghard. They had six children, Jacob born 29 March 1862, Elisabeth born 13 August 1865, Gertrude born 9 April 1866, Heinrich Jakob born 26 November 1867, Jacob born 26 September 1870, and Marie Elizabeth born 10 November 1872. All of Konad and Sophie’s children were born in Kirchditmold. Both Konrad and Sophie also died in Kirchditmold.

If the church was built in 1777 my ancestors may not have used it for their weddings or baptisms. But I still felt close to them as I walked around the village. As I continue in my research hopefully I will learn more about Catherine and Sophie’s parents and their life.

I can not wait to see what more I can learn from my research of the stones and see if it will help me further my research. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have to walk where my ancestors lived. I know I have said that before but it truly was a dream come true.

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