German Genealogy

Are Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann and Marie Catherina Gossmann the same person?

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 Jost Heinrich Gossmann and Catherina Charlotte Beyer and was born on 15 July 1860 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germay. Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann and Maria Catherina Gossmann are likely the same person because they have the same parents and birth date.

Baptism Record: A baptism was recorded for Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann who was born on 15 July 1860 and baptized on 4 August 1860 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany. Her father was Jost Heinrich Gossmann and her mother was Catehrina Charlotte Beyer.

State Church Archive Kassel, Kurhessen Waldeck, Kassel City, Wehlheiden, Church Book 1858-1874, Anna Marie Elisabeth, image 1249 (www.archion.de, accessed 24 May 2022)

Marriage Record: A marriage record was located for Maria Catherine Gossmann and Joseph Koch. Marie was born on 15 July 1860 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany and her parents were Jost Heinrich Gossmann and Catherine Charlotte Beyer. It also recorded that Jost and Catherine Gossmann were form Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany.

Hesse, Germany, Marriages 1849-1930, Wehlheiden, Hesse, Germany, Marie Catharine Gossmann, image 288, database online, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2022)

Death and Burial Record: A civil death record was recorded for Marie Koch on 29 December 1937 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany. This record stated that Marie Katherine Koch, maiden name Gossmann was born on 15 July 1860 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germamy. She married Joseph Koch. The same information was also recorded in a church burial record for Marie Katherine Koch, maiden name Gossmann, she was born on 15 July 1860 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany, and married Joseph Koch.

Hesse, Germany, Deaths 1851-1958, Wehlheiden, Hesse, Germany, Marie Katherine Koch, image 2725, database online, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2022)
State Church Archive Kassel, Kurhessen Waldeck, Kassel City, Wehlheiden, Burials 1926-1941, Maria Katherine Koch, image 576, Archion (www.archion.de, accessed 27 May 2022

Additional Searches: A search of Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany baptism records did not locate any other girl born or baptized in 1860 with the name of Marie Catherine and no other baptism was located for any other Gossmann family that matches the birth date or parents around the time that Marie would have been born. Wehlheiden in 1866 had around 2,200 people living there and in a search of baptism records from 1858-1862, there was no other baptism located for Marie Catherine Gossmann.

Conclusion: The information in all found records agrees that Marie Catherine Gossmann was born on 15 July 1860 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Hesse, Germany. Her baptism and marriage record provided her parents’ names as Jost Heinrich Gossmann and Katherina Charlotte Beyer and that she married Joseph Koch. Her death and burial records all match her spouse and birth date with the location. Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann is the same person as Marie Catherina Gossmann and her name was changed after her birth.

Sources:

State Church Archive Kassel, Kurhessen Waldeck, Kassel City, Wehlheiden, Church Book 1858-1874, Anna Marie Elisabeth, image 1249 (www.archion.de, accessed 24 May 2022)


Hesse, Germany, Marriages 1849-1930, Wehlheiden, Hesse, Germany, Marie Catharine Gossmann, image 288, database online, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2022)

Hesse, Germany, Deaths 1851-1958, Wehlheiden, Hesse, Germany, Marie Katherine Koch, image 2725, database online, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com, accessed 27 May 2022)


State Church Archive Kassel, Kurhessen Waldeck, Kassel City, Wehlheiden, Burials 1926-1941, Maria Katherine Koch, image 576, Archion (www.archion.de, accessed 27 May 2022)

Wehlheiden, 19 Oct. 2003, https://second.wiki/wiki/wehlheiden

2 thoughts on “Are Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann and Marie Catherina Gossmann the same person?”

    1. Nancy,

      Yes I have looked at the naming patterns and this family seems to name their children after who they choose as their god parents. Which in this case was the same as her name in her baptism. I am assuming since Marie is in both of the brakes that her call name was Marie.

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