Unless a specific line needs to addressed further, the transcript is as complete as possible at this time. (Image unavoidable, tables not possible here). "?" where unsure. s/o = struck out
conf. = confirmiert, confirmed; dates are mostly Sundays after Easter, named for the traditional text [1. Quasimodogeniti, 2. Misericordia, 3. Jubilate, 4. ...
In Germany, records on birth, marriage and death are kept by the ''Standesamt'' (registrar’s office).
Depending on the kind of record, they are kept at least for:
110 years (birth records)
80 years (marriage records)
30 years (death records)
at the Standesamt which has the duty to make corrections and additions to them during this time (e.g. adding a ...
When you are attempting an analysis of historical records, there is no substitute for looking at the original records.
In her Quicklesson 1: Analysis and Citation, Elizabeth Shown Mills says "Citations are an analytical tool we use to help ourselves reach accurate conclusions." She goes on to explain:
As researchers, we love sources. They provide answers ...
Volksbund, where a database of German war graves is kept, has the following information:
Todes-/Vermisstenort: b. Geierswalde, Ostpr.
(Unsourced) information on the flight accident are available here: http://forum....
As a descendant of Tobias Brackenhammer (my great-great-great-grandfather), I can confirm the following personal data:
Tobias Brackenhammer (13.06.1780 in Gechingen near Calw - 04.10.1840 in Kirchheim / Teck) by profession Kutscher, day laborer and peasant - marriage 1810 in Gechingen Anna Maria Gollmar (25.02.1783 in Oberlenningen - 24.12.1872 Kirchheim / ...
This is not a direct answer to the question, rather a different approach to (I think) meet the same end.
The problem with using a list of current day surnames for this purpose is that there are probably very few similarities between the modern surname distribution and the 18th or 19th century distribution.
One thing you could do is use a FamilySearch ...
Interesting that the scribe added the suffix "-in" to all the maiden names. Latin for "origin" or "coming from".
Tobias Brackenhammer, son of Jacob Brackenhammer and Margaretha Magdalena born Harsch(in).
Ana Maria Gollmar(in), daughter of Jacob Gollmar and Ana Maria born Sailer(in).
Can't read the occupation, do you have a better scan? Maybe Seifensieder? ...
Please note that there are several places in southwestern Germany named “Mosbach”, I'll refer to the largest town (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosbach):
Catholic church records are available on microfilm from FamilySearch: Kirchenbuch, 1688-1900, this is probably the best place to start. Sooner or later lutheran church records might be available on Archion....
After the occupation (and a couple of other times on the page) the grandfather is listed as working in Oberboihingen which is the town just west of Kirchheim unter teck. You could try looking there for other records too if you haven't already.
As for the occupation, a higher resolution scan would be needed and even then it would be very hard, I'll have ...
Have you done a literature search? (Familienkundlichen Literaturdatenbank, GoogleBooks, WorldCat, etc.)
There are several periodical articles and books (in German) that seem to deal with the family in your question:
Die Herkunft von vier Untertürkheimer Familien / Rupp, Friedrich
In: Südwestdeutsche Blätter f. Familien- u. Wappenk. 15, 1976-78, S. 427-428
Please add the photo to your post and if possible the name.
See this question for more information on German WWI soldiers: Finding information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?
The records from Württemberg and Baden are freely accessible online from the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg. Please see this introduction (in German): Soldaten ...
In the record it says Reihnprechting as you found out via the newspaper entry. There is a Reinprechting in Bavaria near Deggendorf (https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1083604995). This might fit because the name "Reihnprechting" sounds either Bavarian or Austrian to me. Also the name "Muggenthaler" sounded Austrian to me, but would also ...
There are several facets to resolving the question you've posed:
How reliable is the source of the information? You did not specify the details or format of the conflicting information, but Genealogy.com has a number of sub-sections, including family trees and a question forum. Examine the reference, especially if there are primary source citations, or a ...
Jacob Gollmar's occupation may be "Schneider" meaning Tailor. The ending doesn't quite look like -der, but the word does start with Sch- and the middle has the right length and heights for -nei-. Also you've previously mentioned family occupations related to clothing manufacture, and a tailor fits in that group.
Germany unified in 1871 after the Franco-German war. But for some Germans, the definition of nation did not include pluralism, and Catholics in particular came under scrutiny; some Germans, and especially Bismarck, feared that the Catholics' connection to the papacy might make them less loyal to the nation. Several laws were passed from 1871-1876 putting the ...