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Wilhelm Enderlin Family of Bötzingen and San Francisco

     This copy of the birth record page from the family bible has been in the possession of the Ernest (Ernst) Enderlin family for many years. The photocopy given to me was a negative of the original. I scanned it and restored it to a positive image for viewing (see below). The origin of this copy is not known, but it was presumably the family bible used by Wilhelm and Maria Magdalena Enderlin to record the births of their children both in Germany and America.  It is interesting to note that those children who died as infants were not recorded here.  Wilhelm's first wife, Anna Catharina Zimmerlin, is also not shown.

      The entries are in the classic German Gothic handwriting style, which can be difficult to read by those used to the Roman alphabet. All of the names and birth dates are verified and accurate. We are thankful to Helene Enderlin of San Francisco for sharing this valuable piece of our family history. -- Dean Enderlin

Transcription of handwritten text...


Wilhelm Enderlin geborenen den 6ten Marz 1846.
Maria Magdalena geb. Gumbert den 29ten Septbr. 1851.
Friederike den 27. Dezember 1870.
Luise den 9ten Dezember 1874.
Maria Magdalena den 12ten Juli 1876.
Ernst den 25te Dezember 1879.
Heinrich den 5ten April 1882.
Sophia den 31ten Dezember 1885.
Henriette Selma den 26. April 1889.
Georg Jacob den 17ten Dezember 1891.



Wilhelm Enderlin born the 6th March 1846.
Maria Magdalena born Gumbert the 29th September 1851.
Friederike the 27 December 1870.
Luise the 9th December 1874.
Maria Magdalena the 12th July 1876.
Ernst the 25th December 1879.
Heinrich the 5th April 1882.
Sophia the 31st December 1885.
Henriette Selma the 26 April 1889.
Georg Jacob the 17th December 1891.

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