For the Braunschweig family, I have been able to find record of and to connect every person in the Creuzburg, Germany area of the 1600s. There were two Elisabetha Braunschweigs alive and unmarried in the years 1667 to 1671. (I have two different known connections to this family.)
- Elisabetha Cattharina Braunschweig, born to Gorge Lintohe Braunschweig and Cattarina Rassian in 1648 (Liz#1)
- Elisabetha Braunschweig, born to Jeremias Braunschweig and Margaratha Buffan in 1650 (Liz#2)
For the Burkhardt family, which I am still working on researching during that same timeframe, there was happily only one Nicolaus Burkhardt. (I have one known connection to the Burkhardt family.)
Due to how far back this is, the only available records are baptism, marriage, and death. Death records only record the husband's surname, no "daughter of", age at death, or anything else useful. So the only available hint is the marriage record.
Marriage record of a jungfrau Elisabetha Braunschweig in 1667: (Liz#1 would have been 17, Liz#2 would have been 19)
Marriage record of an Elisabetha Braunschweig in 1671: (Liz#1 would have been 21, Liz#2 would have been 23)
So it's safe to say that my Burkhardt and Braunschweig lines converged... but which part of the Braunschweig line? The only difference here I can see is the 'jungfrau'. I know it means virgin or maiden, but is there any rhyme or reason why it would or would not have been used for a particular case, or is there anything else here that might help hint at which Elisabetha married Nicolaus?