Village of my Berthold and Ullrich Ancestors
INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT SURROUNDING VILLAGES
COUNTY OF SCHLUECHTERN
In the 18th and 19th centuries, when a couple in this area decided to get married, they had to report to a judicial office to register their intent and to get government approval before they could get married by their church official, whether Lutheran, Reformed, Catholic or Jewish. After approval, the marriage usually took place within 2 to 4 weeks in the church of either the bride or groom.
I have extracted the genealogically valuable information from about 10,000 marriage protocols in the old county of Schluechtern, Germany, between 1718 to 1873, from the microfilmed records of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Some of the protocols also include marriage contracts. You can order these microfilms yourself for viewing at your local Family History Center for a nominal fee (about $6.00 per microfilm for a 3 week loan at this writing). If you can read the old German handwriting, you will be pleased at the interesting information you can get about your ancestors. If not, it can be a very frustrating experience to have the information at hand but not be able to decipher it.
In my extraction, I copied the dates of the registrations, the names of the brides and grooms, their ages or birth dates (when given), their parents' names, their villages of residence, and often the occupation and religion of the couple. I have listed these in tables in Microsoft Word. They are indexed chronologially and also alphabetically by grooms and by brides. If you would like a copy of these these indexes, send a request along with a money order for $30.00 to:
Ursula K. Foster
8811 166th Street Court East
Puyallup WA 98375-2098
All the extractions from the villages listed below are included on this CD for the years listed. I haven't indexed the records for the cities of Schluechtern or Steinau yet.
There were several judicial offices. The office covering the largest area was at Schwarzenfels. The following villagers registered their marriage intentions at Schwarzenfels from 1723 to 1873.
The Brandenstein judicial office included the following villages from 1770 to 1832:
The Altengronau judical office was used from 1718 to 1770 by the villagers from:
Other villages with indexes to marriage protocols on the CD are:
Altengronau: includes Altengronau and Jossa 1770-1799.
Bellings 1701-1816; 1797-1821
Hohenzell 1721-1795; 1818-1821
Klosterhoefe: includes Trasenberg, Klosterhoefe, Roehrigs 1702-1817
Kressenbach 1628-1824 but many years missing before 1749
Niederzell 1718 - 1821 ( no entries for 1719 to 1738); 1831-1832
Ramholz: includes Hinkelhof, Ramholz and Vollmerz from 1782 to 1848
Copyright 2008 by Sue Foster. Please contact me for permission to copy. I would like to know why you are interested in this information :-)