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.
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.
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.
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.
My name is Jennifer Bigham and I love everything genealogy especially German genealogy. I have spent the last 12 years researching my ancestors. I love to share with anyone about my journey into German genealogy and the things I have learned.
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