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Peter Mühlfeld (1720-1795)



Peter MÜHLFELD was baptized on 04 Jul 1720 at the Catholic Church in Wald Michelbach, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. He was the only child born to Benedict, catholic miller and resident of Wahlen, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and his Lutheran wife Elisabetha (JÄGER) MÜHLFELD. Peter Unrath, catholic resident of nearby Litzelbach, was his godparent according to the (Latin) baptism record.1

Peter was married to Maria Margaretha, as evidenced in their children's baptism records, however I have been unable to find their marriage record and also haven't found her maiden name. Margaretha MÜHLFELD, wife of Peter, the miller in Wahlen, was provided with all the last rites and was buried 18 Mar 1766 at the age of 46 according to the (Latin) burial record from the Catholic Church in Wald Michelbach.2 So we would estimate that she was born about 1720.

Peter and Maria Margaretha had 11 children together:
Joh Valentin (1741-1771)
Joh Peter (1744-1791)
Peter (1746-????)
Johannes, twin (1749-1749)
Elisabetha, twin (1749-1749)
Johannes (1751-????)
Joh Leonard (or Conrad?) (1753-1771)
Anna Elisabetha (1756-????)
Joh Philipp (1759-1759)
Anna Catharina (1760-????)
Joh Adam (1764-1766)

Peter took charge of the family mill in Wahlen in 1747 and was the master miller there until he turned it over to his second son, Johann Peter, in 1774.

After Maria Margaretha's death, Peter was married to Maria Eva BERG on 08 Jul 1766 at the Catholic Church in Wald Michelbach. The (Latin) church record tells us that the honorable widower Peter MÜHLFELD, catholic miller from Wahlen was married to the young catholic woman Maria Eva BERG from Brombach. It also says that they were married in the presence of many, but especially the witnesses Joannes Adam Sax from Wahlen and Caspar Wörner.3
Maria Eva BERG was baptized 28 Oct 1725 in Fürth, the daughter of Johann and Anna Katharina (MICHEL) BERG of Brombach.

Peter and Maria Eva (BERG) had 2 children:
Anna Barbara (1767-????)
Maria Eva (1771-1771)

Peter's second wife, Maria Eva, died at the age of 60 years. She was provided with the last rites and was buried 21 Dec 1786.4
Peter MÜHLFELD of Wahlen died at the age of 74 years. He was provided with the last rites and was buried in Wahlen, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany on 12 Apr 1795. 5

Sources:
1. FHL Family History Library, Film Number 996664, Katholische Kirche, Wald Michelbach, Taufen, Heiraten, Tote 1698-1847, p. 48 (Baptisms).
2. FHL Family History Library, Film Number 996664, Katholische Kirche, Wald Michelbach, part 2, p. 15 in the Deaths section.
3. FHL Family History Library, Film Number 996664, Katholische Kirche, Wald Michelbach, part 2, p. 13 (Marriages)
4. FHL Family History Library, Film Number 996664, Katholische Kirche, Wald Michelbach, part 2, page 35 in the Death section.
5. FHL Family History Library, Film Number 996664, Katholische Kirche, Wald Michelbach, part 2, page 46 in the Death section.


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Muehlfeld Family Genealogy: Peter Mühlfeld, born 1720
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