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New: Custom Family Trees in a Modern Style

25 April 2013 Leave a comment
Typographic Family Tree in a modern style

Typographic Family Tree in a modern style for sale at my Etsy store

Today I created a new pedigree design.  The design and relations are completely typographic, and I think it gives it a very modern, trendy look.  I created two versions: the pedigree seen above, and the pedigree with children seen below.  I personally prefer the pedigree without children as I think it’s a more attractive looking print, but I have a feeling the one with children will be more popular.

I have set up an Etsy shop where I will create a pedigree of your choice using the template I created.  Head over and check it out!  I’ll be creating more designs and adding them as I go.

Typographic Family Tree with Children in a modern style

Typographic Family Tree with Children in a modern style

Colorful circules pedigree

Colorful circles pedigree

Miscellaneous Quirin notes

22 September 2011 Leave a comment

Found some Quirins I hadn’t found while looking for a record in Durstel.

Joh. Anthoni Quirin, burger of Bettwiller, witnessed baptism in 1697 (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 7)

Baptism of Catharina Margaretha Enßminger, daughter of Johann Philipp Enßminger and his wife Elisabetha witnessed by Anna Margaretha, daughter of Georg Nicolai Quirin, rentmaster of Wolfskirchen (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 7)

Anna Barbara, daughter of Hans Anthon Quirin, burger witnessed a baptism in 1698 (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 8 )

1730 23 July, of [Bettwiller?], Anna Elisabeth Quirin, daughter of Nickol Quirin (Durstel BMS 1695-1763, 3 E 110/1, p 59)

Quirins of Wolfskirchen update

1 August 2011 3 comments

I don’t know what has changed since before, but when I looked at the Wolfskirchen church records now, I can read them much more clearly.  I’m not perfect, but I can pick out the Quirin entries much better.  I have not gone through all of the records of Wolfskirchen, but I have gone through a bit.  The shorthand citations are all for Wolfskirchen, Protestant Parish, BMS 1671-1679 at the Bas-Rhin Archives, and the page refers to the page on the viewer–not any pagination on the leaves.

The first one is one that I’m having trouble with.  I believe it is a marriage record, but I’m not familiar with the words and cannot decipher some of the letters.  It just has the date 1673–no day or month (page 3, #9).

Jacob Quirin, der Junge__, Britzon Quirin, alhier burger, und ___ kirchencensor alhier, ehel. sohn; __
jungfer, Anna Catharina, c__: be___ Schaffer, gr____ ____ alhier ____ ehel. tochter

Translation:
Jacob Quirin, the young__, Britz Quirin, citizen of here, and ____ church censor of here, legitimate son; (married?)
young girl, Anna Catharina, ___: ___ Schaffer, ___ of here, legitimate daughter.

Update: I received a translation for this (and other corrections) from an anonymous source. THANK YOU!
Jacob Quirin, the Jungern, Britzon Quirins, alten burgers, and dessmaligen kirchencensors alhier ehel. sohn: undt Jungfr. Anna Catharina, weyl: Bernhard Schaeffers gewessen unter-___man, alhier hinterlassen ehel. dochter.

Translation:
Jacob Quirin, the young man or youngster, Britzon Quirins the old burger and the church censor of here, legitimate son; and Jungfrau Anna Catharina, deceased Bernhard Schaeffers, under___man of here, legitimate daughter.

Other records
21 September (feast of St Matthias) 1671: Britz Kurin, young man, and his legitimate wife Sinnel baptized their daughter Elizabeth. Witnessed by (p 7, #4)

8 September 1672: Jacob Kurin, young man, witnessed baptism of Matthias Heinrich, son of Andreas Marx and legitimate wife Eva (p8, #8)

17 September 1672: Niclaus Kurin, young man, and his legitimate wife Margaretha baptized their son Hans Phillip. Witnessed by Hans Philipp Geiss; Hans Gangloff; and young girl Anna Catharina, legitimate daughter of Bernhard Schaffer, deceased, died and left her here (p 8, #9)

9 February 1673: Baptism of Johannes Andreas, son of Johannes Nicolaus Geiss and his legitimate wife Anna Juliana. Witnessed by the pfarrer, Rev., Herr Meister Andreas Keueff(?), well thought of minister of Dimmeringen; Jacob Quirin, the younger, citizen of here; Anna Margaretha, legitimate wife of Hans Conrad Gerlach; Catharina, legitimate wife of Hans Adam Ensminger of Diemeringen (p 8, #11)

6 April 1673: Baptism of Augustin, son of Anstet Peter and his legitimate wife Margaretha. Witnessed by Jacob Barth; Jacob Stroh; Sinnel, wife of Britz Quirin the younger (p 9, #14)

10 October 1673: Baptism of Anna Eva, daughter of Andreas Schlosser and his legitimate wife Catharina. Witnessed by Niclaus Brum the younger; Eva, legitimate wife of Andreas Marx the shoemaker; and Anna Catharina, legitimate wife of Jacob Quirin, citizen of here (p 9, #16).

5 March 1674: Britz Quirin, the younger, citizen of here, and his legitimate wife Sinnel, baptized their daughter Anna Margaretha. Witnessed by Sebastian Klein; Margaretha, legitimate wife of Hans Theobalt Quirin of Bockenheim (now Sarre-Union); Anna Catharina, legitimate daughter of Niclaus Gerber (p 10, #20)

2 August 1674: Niclaus Quirin, the younger, citizen of here and his legitimate wife Margaretha baptized son Johannes Matthias. Witnessed by Britz Quirin, citizen of here; Matthias Schmiedt the younger; and Susanna, legitimate wife of Jacob Frantzen of Diedendorf (p 10, #22)

27 August 1674: Baptism of Hans Theobald, son of Niclaus Hackel and his legitimate wife Barbara. Witnessed by Hans Dintinger; Jacob Quirin, citizen of here; and Anna, legitimate wife of Joachim Burckhards (p 11, #23)

24 October 1674: Baptism of Hans Jacob, son of Peter Juncker and his legitimate wife Agnes. Witnessed by Niclaus Quirin, citizen of here; Hans Martin Karcher; young girl Maria, legitimate daughter of Theobald Stroh (p 11, #25)

3 September 1676: Britz Quirin, the younger, citizen of here, and his legitimate wife Synnel baptized daughter Catharina. Witnessed by Hans Martin Karcher, citizen of here; Margaretha, legitimate wife of Niclaus Quirin; and young girl Catharina, daughter of Hans Juncker (p 12, #33)

10 September 1676: Hans Martin Karcher, the younger, citizen of here, and his legitimate wife Barbara baptized their daughter Anna Barbara. Witnessed by Hans Hueltzenkoph the younger; Anna Catharina, wife of Jacob Quirin; and Barbara, wife of Jacob Stroh (p 12, #34)

10 October 1677: Baptism of Anna Catharina, daughter of Hans Theobald Stroh and Ermelia. Witnessed by Paulus Mueller; Christina, legitimate wife of Michael Gruenwald; Synnel, wife of Britz Quirin (p 13, #37)

16 December 1677: Baptism of Nicolaus, son of Hans Georg Schlosser. Witnessed by Michael Gruenwald of Diedendorf; Jacob Quirin, citizen of here; Barbara, legitimate wife of Niclaus Pflaum (p 13, #38)

19 December 1677: Jacob Quirin and his legitimate wife Anna Catherina baptized their son Hans Jacob (who died 3 May 1747). Witnessed by Hans Martin Karcher; Jacob Stroh; Apollonien, legitimate wife of Meister Conrad Schmeids of Hirschland (p 13, #39)

8 September 1678: Britz Quirin and Synnel baptized their son Hans Georg. Witnessed by Hans Georg Schlosser; Jacob Quirin, citizen of here; and Eva, wife of Andreas Schlosser (pp 13-14, #42)

btwn 30 Jun 1679 & 24 Aug 1679: Baptism of Hans Niclaus, son of Jacob Haeckel and his wife Ottilia. Witnessed by Cornelius Geiss; Jacob Quirin; and Eva, wife of Niclaus Hackl (p 14, #45)

24 August 1679: Baptism of Anna Catharina, daughter of Andreas Schlosser. Witnessed by Britz Quirin; the pharrer’s wife; Anna Barbara, Schmeids daughter (could be name or occupation) (p 14, #46)

9 September 1679: Baptism of Anna Maria, daughter of Jacob Stroh and his legitimate wife Barbara. Witnessed by Hans Martin Karcher; Anna Maria, wife; Anna Catharina, wife of Jacob Quirin

Philippi-Ensminger Marriages (updated)

28 April 2011 1 comment

(updated from old post to add Nicolaus Ensminger and Anna Elisabetha Philippi)

I think that I’ve sorted out a bunch of intermarriages between the Philippi and Ensminger families of Bas-Rhin, Alsace and later Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  One marriage I have not worked out is between Hans Georg Philippi and Anna Barbara Roth.  I’m not sure who the parents of Hans Georg Philippi are, I’m going to have to consult Wesner’s Alsatian Connections to see if she has his parents. She does not

Georg Ensminger4 (Philipp3, Hans Georg2, Hans Meyer der Einssminger1) married Maria Catharina Philippi3 (Johannes2, Philipp Hensel Philipp1) on 7 Feb 1702 at Waldhambach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (source)

Anna Elisabetha Ensminger4 (step-daughter of Philipp3, Hans Georg2, Hans Meyer der Einssminger1) married Johannes Philippi3 (George Hans2, Philipp Hensel Philipp1) on 5 Jun 1691 at Waldhambach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (source)

Ludwig Ensminger6 (Hans Nicholas5, Philipp4, Philipp3, Hans Georg2, Hans Meyer der Einssminger1) married Eva Christina Philippi5 (Johannes4, Johannes3 George Hans2, Philipp Hensel Philipp1) on 12 Dec 1752 (source)

Nicolaus Ensminger6 (Peter5, Philipp4, Philipp3, Hans Georg2, Hans Meyer der Einssminger1) married Anna Elisabetha Philippi5 (Johannes4, Johannes3 George Hans2, Philipp Hensel Philipp1) on 18 May 1754 (source)

Bas-Rhin Vital Records, Les Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin, Waldhambach, BMS, 1683-1720, 3 E 514/1, p 132
Bas-Rhin Vital Records, Les Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin, Waldhambach, BMS, 1683-1720, 3 E 514/1, p 127
Ensminger PA 1994, Raymond Martin Bell and Brendan R. Wehrung, (Washington, PA: 1994), CS71.E6 1994., 2-25.
Ensminger PA 1994, Raymond Martin Bell and Brendan R. Wehrung, (Washington, PA: 1994), CS71.E6 1994., 1-18, 2-20.

Philippi-Ensminger Marriages

26 March 2011 1 comment

** see updated post for additional marriage **

Philippi-Ensminger marriagesI think that I’ve sorted out a bunch of intermarriages between the Philippi and Ensminger families of Bas-Rhin, Alsace and later Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  One marriage I have not worked out is between Hans Georg Philippi and Anna Barbara Roth.  I’m not sure who the parents of Hans Georg Philippi are, I’m going to have to consult Wesner’s Alsatian Connections to see if she has his parents.

Georg Ensminger4 (Philipp3, Hans Georg2, Hans Meyer der Einssminger1) married Maria Catharina Philippi3 (Johannes2, Philipp Hensel Philipp1) on 7 Feb 1702 at Waldhambach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (source)

Anna Elisabetha Ensminger4 (step-daughter of Philipp3, Hans Georg2, Hans Meyer der Einssminger1) married Johannes Philippi3 (George Hans2, Philipp Hensel Philipp1) on 5 Jun 1691 at Waldhambach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (source)

Ludwig Ensminger6 (Hans Nicholas5, Philipp4, Philipp3, Hans Georg2, Hans Meyer der Einssminger1) married Eva Christina Philippi5 (Johannes4, Johannes3 George Hans2, Philipp Hensel Philipp1) on 12 Dec 1752 (source)

Bas-Rhin Vital Records, Les Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin, Waldhambach, BMS, 1683-1720, 3 E 514/1, p 132
Bas-Rhin Vital Records, Les Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin, Waldhambach, BMS, 1683-1720, 3 E 514/1, p 127
Ensminger PA 1994, Raymond Martin Bell and Brendan R. Wehrung, (Washington, PA: 1994), CS71.E6 1994., 2-25.

Bas-Rhin Civil Records (Etat Civil)

23 March 2011 2 comments

I’ve been working on going through the records of Waldhambach through the online Bas-Rhin Etat Civil, and it has been TREMENDOUS.  I’ve sorted out a lot of the Ensminger and Philippi lines and marriages, which had been really bothering me–there’s a good deal of intermarriage, but I wasn’t sure where.  I’ve filled in a lot of blanks.

I’ve also had a crash course in understanding Kurrent German handwriting.  Waldhambach records are  fairly easy to understand, even without any real knowledge of German or Latin.  I’m having a bit more trouble where the records are not in table form–Wolfskirchen and La Petite-Pierre (Lützelstein) come to mind!

One thing that I did figure out is that I probably will not be able to sort out the Quirin family.  There are two Quirin families that have intermarried with my Ensmingers and Philippis: children of Britz Quirin (aka Bricius Quirin) of Wolfskirchen and children of Quirin Quirin (aka Quirinus Quirin) of Bettwiller.  Quirin seems to be a somewhat popular surname in other parts of Alsace and in Lorraine, and the records I have found do not go back far enough to make a good connection.  I’ll be posting what I have found hopefully later this evening or tomorrow.

I’ve also been looking for hints towards Maria Christina Cleiss, wife of Johannes Philippi who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1750. I thought I had found her, as I found the baptism of Maria Christina Clauss, daughter of Hans Nickol Clauss and Anna Maria Windstein, on 14 Aug 1693 in Waldhambach, but then I also found her burial at age 11.  I’ll be posting what I did find out for that family, though.

On a side note, although I definitely appreciate and am eternally grateful for these records to be put online and freely accessible, there is no way that this could have come cheap, and no way the maintenance is cheap.  Whether we get them for free on the internet or not, things still have costs, and I have to wonder how many people are getting use of them and where those people are from.  I’m certainly not paying French or Bas-Rhin taxes, but yet I’m using it heavily.  I just have to wonder how sustainable this will be.  I would definitely pay a subscription fee.

To Do List: 15 Feb 2011

15 February 2011 1 comment
  • Almira Larkin White seemed to rely heavily on Lyman Willard Densmore’s Hand-book of Hartwell genealogy, 1636-1887.  Double check on differences.
  • Input data from Neff books:
    • Smith, Hilda Neff. From the Alps to the Appalachians. Arlington, VA: R.W. Beatty Ltd, 1967. Call number CS71 .N383 1967
    • Neff, William Alfred.  The Neff-Näf Family: A history of the descendants of Henry Neff, Manor Township, Lancaster County, PA, Who immigrated from his native Switzerland to the Colony of Pennsylvania settling at Penn’s Conestoga Manor, Chester [Lancaster] County.  Princton Junction, NJ: Neff & Associates, 1991. Call number CS71 .N383 1991.
    • Bell, Raymond Martin and Brendan R. Wehrung.  Ensimger of Alsace and Pennsylvania.  Washington, PA: 1994.  Have entered direct ancestors. Call number CS71 .E6 1994
    • Wesner, Doris.  Alsatian Connections, Volume 1: Family genealogies of Alsatian emigrants to America from the villages of Butten, Dehlingen, Diemeringen, Ratzwiller, and Waldhambach. Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1995.  Call number E184 .A4 W47 1995.
  • Input data from White (& Densmore) publications (Rebecca W Johnson and Burton H Dyer being closest relatives mentioned)
  • Download & add rev war pension files for William Porter (b. about 1750, d. 10 Feb 1843)
  • finish entering data and citing from The Dana family in America.
    1/14: finished page 341
    Need to do: Francis DANA (1737 – 1813) and ancestors
    Finish Samuel DANA’s (1799 – 1888) descendents
  • Enter data from the article “Captain Edward Johnson, of Woburn, Mass., and some of his descendants” by Hon. Edward Francis Johnson (The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 59)
  • To research: a Dyer who is buried in Stephentown, NY:
  • Upload PDF of index for Stephentown Baptist Church records

Overall goals:

  • Fill out all data that I have for generations 3-5

To work on later:

  • Expanding/making sense of Phillippi line
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