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… Continue reading Are Anna Marie Elisabeth Gossmann and Marie Catherina Gossmann the same person?

German Genealogy, Uncategorized

Connecting to our Ancestors

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

German Genealogy, Military Service, Uncategorized

Christoph Gossman the German Soldier.

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.

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August Gossmann

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

German Genealogy

Seven Reasons Why I Love German Church Records.

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.

German Genealogy

Seven Reasons Why I Love German Church Records.

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.

German Genealogy

My Great-Grandfather: The Apprentice Shoemaker

August Heinrich Burghardt (my great-grandfather) was born 6 June 1899 in Kirchditmold, Kassel, Germany to Heinrich Jakob Burghardt (1867-1928) and Marie Klapp (1871-1926). August was the fifth of seven children born to his parents. Johann Heinrich Burghardt (1893-1896)Jacob Burghardt (1894-1955)Anna Burghardt (Born 1897)Emma Marie Burghardt (Born 1897)August Heinrcih BurghardtJulius Burghadt George Burghardt August Burghardt as… Continue reading My Great-Grandfather: The Apprentice Shoemaker

Genealogy Travel, German Genealogy

Istha, Germany

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

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.… Continue reading Ippinghausen, Germany

Genealogy Travel, German Genealogy

Zierenburg, Germany

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