Johann Baptist Ehrle (1769-1829)
Maria Theresia Ehrle (1815-1882)
Johann Baptist Ehrle was born on 24 June 1769 in Langentrog, Württemberg (located northeast of Brochenzell and Meckenbeuren near Liebenau) to Josef Ehrle and Maria Agatha Sterk.(1) He was more commonly referred to in records as “Baptist Ehrle.” His profession, as listed on the baptismal record of his youngest son (also named Johann Baptist) was Wirth und Bauer in Brochenzell.
Tettnang, Meckenbeuren and vicinity
SOURCE: 3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary, Sheet 27-48, Konstanz, Online http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/27-48.jpg; downloaded 15 Dec 2007.
Johann Baptist Ehrle - Brochenzell Familieregister
SOURCE: Kirchenbuch, 1668-1900, Katholische Kirche Brochenzell (Ettenkirch), Taufen 1808-1884 Heiraten 1808-1900 Tote 1808-1898 Familienregister ab 1860 Familienregister ab 1808; FHL microfilm 1,044,423.
Johann Baptist married Maria Anna Kreutzer (2) on 10 July 1810 in Brochenzell. Maria Anna, who was born on 14 July 1779, was the oldest child of an “Ammann” of Brochenzell, Sebastian Kreutzer (1752-1828) and his wife Maria Schnez (1755-1800). According to the Humpischloss Brochenzell website, the Kreutzers had been caretakers of the castle for three generations, from 1702 until 1810, until Johann Baptist purchased the property in 1822. (3) Johann Baptist and Maria Anna had seven children in total (including two sets of twins), only three children surviving to adulthood.
Maria Theresia Ehrle, the mother of Maria Anna Knöpfler and maternal grandmother of the Badstuber children, was born on 21 June 1815 in Brochenzell, and was baptized in that Catholic parish the same day.
SOURCE: Kirchenbuch, 1668-1900, Katholische Kirche Brochenzell (Ettenkirch), Taufen 1808-1884 Heiraten 1808-1900 Tote 1808-1898 Familienregister ab 1860 Familienregister ab 1808, Maria Theresia Ehrle birth/baptism (1815); FHL microfilm 1,044,423.
Maria Theresia's mother, Maria Anna, died on 5 June 1819 at age 39, due to complicated childbirth with her last child Johann Baptist. Six years after her death (in 1825), Johann Baptist married his wife's sister Maria Theresia (b. 12 Jun 1793), with whom he had another child, a daughter named Genovefa who was born on 21 Dec 1826. Johann Baptist Ehrle died at the age of 60 years and 3 months on 3 Oct 1829. (4) The cause of death entered in the parish register was Stickfluß which translates to “suffocative catarrh”
Maria Theresia Ehrle (Johann Baptist's daughter, not his second wife) married Franz Joseph Knöpfler in 1836 (see the page for Franz Joseph Knöpfler for the marriage entry) and later moved to Winterstetten with her family
1 The source of most of the information in this section (unless otherwise noted) is from: Kirchenbuch, 1668-1900, Katholische Kirche Brochenzell (Ettenkirch), Taufen 1808-1884 Heiraten 1808-1900 Tote 1808-1898 Familienregister ab 1860 Familienregister ab 1808; FHL microfilm 1,044,423.
2 This surname has appeared in many forms through the Brochenzell parish records. It appears as both Kriezer and Kreuzer, and it appears as Kreuzer in the Winterstetten Familieregister. There is a street today in Brochenzell named for Maria's father Sebastian known as Ammann-Kreuzer Weg.
3 Schloss-Förderverein Brochenzell website (http://www.schloss-foerderverein.de/geschichte1.htm), accessed 22 Mar 2008. “Am 22. April 1822 kaufte Johann Baptist Ehrle aus Langentrog, der Schwiegersohn des letzten Brochenzeller Ammanns Sebastian Kreutzer, das ehemalige herrschaftliche Gut für 230 Gulden. Damit kam das Gut, das von 1702 bis 1810 von drei Kreutzer-Generationen bewirtschaftet worden war, in den Besitz ihrer Nachkommen.”
4 The Familieregister in the Brochenzell parish records contains the notation “Baptist Ehrle Wirth + Morgens 2 Uhr den 3ten 8ber 1829” meaning that he died at 2 o'clock in the morning on the third of October [8ber] 1829.
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