This is the last village that I visited in Germany. This is the only village other than Kassel, that I already knew of when I started my German research. My Klapp family is from Istha and the family has been in Istha for many generations. I have also seen Klapp spelled as Clapp. So far… Continue reading Istha, Germany
Category: German Genealogy
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.… Continue reading Ippinghausen, Germany
I had the opportunity to visit villages in Germany where my ancestors lived. Leckringhausen, Wolfhagen, Kassel, Germany was a cute village and I was so honored to walk around and take some pictures. I have some family from Leckrighausen, my third great grandmother Sophie Jacob was born in Leckrighausen on 9 March 1936. When I… Continue reading Leckringhausen, Germany
Archion.de is my favorite German genealogy site. It has Lutheran Church records and some of the records are early German Church Records. I struggled to add any information to my German Grandmother's family, you can read about my journey into German genealogy here, https://ellajaneanne.home.blog/2019/06/30/my-journey-into-german-genealogy/ I learned about archion.de at a conference and signed up to… Continue reading archion.de
I had the opportunity to travel again to Germany last week and this time I decided to visit the places I knew my ancestors lived. Today I am going to take you to Zierenburg, Germany. A village located in Hesse, Kassel, Wolfhagen, Germany. I will also share what I know about my ancestors that lived… Continue reading Zierenburg, Germany
Take Me Home, Country Road
This is a story I wanted to write about but was not sure how to put into words the experience. Growing up I was always interested in my German grandmothers, Anna Burghardt, life and what it was like to live through World War 2. I never really asked my grandmother questions and I regret that… Continue reading Take Me Home, Country Road
Wilhelm Gossmann and Anna Elizabeth Brand and their 16 children.
Wilhelm and Anna are my great grandparents from Germany. I knew nothing about my German family and when my mom and grandmother (Anne Burghardt) visited with my grandmother's sister and was given a copy of the Gossmann family book. It was filled with information. Wilhelm Gossman was born in Kassel Germany on 13 July 1862… Continue reading Wilhelm Gossmann and Anna Elizabeth Brand and their 16 children.
Catholic Records in Hesse, Germany.
I have one line of my German ancestors that is Catholic and I was not sure how to research them. As I learned about archion.de having Lutheran Church records, I started to research how to find Catholic records and see if I could find my family. I was specifically looking for more information on my… Continue reading Catholic Records in Hesse, Germany.
My Great Aunt Anneliese.
Recently my great Aunt Anneliese Schmitt, born Anna Marie Elizabeth Burghardt on 2 February 1926 in Kassel Germany, passed away. I never meet Anneliese in person but emailed with her for several years and loved getting to know her and learn more about my Germany family. Anneliese (Burghardt) and Wilhelm Schmitt, my great aunt and… Continue reading My Great Aunt Anneliese.
The Death of Loved Ones.
Researching your family can be sad at times. Especially when you see what the death rate was. I have come across many families who have lost several children. One family in particular pulled at my heartstrings. Catherine Gossmann is my 3rd great-grand aunt. Her parents are Jost Heinrich Gossman and Gertrud Elisabeth Thielemann, my 4th… Continue reading The Death of Loved Ones.