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"Central Asia is revealed to be an important reservoir of genetic diversity, and the source of at least three waves of migration, leading into Europe, the Americas and India." Modern humans migrated out of Africa into Central Asia before spreading both east and west into North America and Europe, says an international team of scientists who have used modern DNA analysis to trace ancient migrations. "Around 40-50,000 years ago, [approximately 2000 generations] Central Asia was full of tropical trees, a good place for hunting and fishing," said Nadira Yuldasheva of the Institute of Immunology at the Academy of Sciences, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. "Then, as desertification came in, some people moved west into Europe and some moved into Siberia, [India] and on into North [and South] America." (1) Dr. Spencer Wells; Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The above quote is from Sciforums.com.
In Germany: 1,105 individuals carry the surname Gotthardt. The surname Gotthardt is the 5,149th most frequent surname in Germany.
"Origin Displayed: German.
Spelling variations include: GOETHE, GOETH, GOTHE, GOTTHE, GOTHA, GOETHEL and others. First found in Thuringia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: JOHANN BERNHART GOTH, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; CARL GOETH came to Texas in 1852; as well as ERNST GOETH with his wife and two children. CHRISTIAN GOETHEL arrived in Philadelphia in 1853." (1) The above quote is from House of Names.com.
GOTTHARD has also been used as a German male first name. It is the German form of GODDARD. GODDARD is "from the Old English name Godehard which meant "brave god" from god combined with heard "hardy, brave". (2) Quote from Behind the Name.
The GOTTHARDT family goes back to 1700 in Willingen, Germany and to 1725 in Waigandshain, Germany. Willingen is mentioned for the first time as a town in 1413, and Waigandshain celebrated 650 years as a town in July 1996. Emmerichenhain Parish, Nassau, Prussia 1669-1806: Surnames is a good reference point for our GOTTHARDT family. Our oldest known ancestor, JOHANNES PETER GOTTHARDT from Willingen married his wife ELISABETH CATHARINA, widow of JACOB KLEVER, on Dec 2, 1700. JOHANN HENRICH GOTTHARDT was born at Waigandshain (Zahlbacher Mill) during the year 1702. JOHANN HENRICH GOTTHARDT had a son born in Waigandshain according to his marriage record and death record.
The marriage record for JOHANNES PETER GOTTHARDT from Willingen and ELISABETH CATHARINA, widow of JACOB KLEVER, is translated below:
Translation from the old German letters:
Am 2ten December ist Johann Peter Göthard von Willingen, mit Elisabeth Catharina Jacob Klevers hinterbliebener Wittis, von der Zahlbrücher Mühle copuliert worden.
Translation in english: Word for word.
On 2 December Johann Peter Göthard from Willingen and Elisabeth Catharina, Jacob Klevers survived widow, from the Zahhlbrücher Mill have been married.
The marriage record for JOHANNES PETER GOTTHARDT from Willingen and ELISABETH CATHARINA, widow of JACOB KLEVER, is below:
The year 1700 is on the top of the page, and the Zahlbrücher Mill, was near Waigandshain.
The birth record for JOHANN HENRICH GOTTHARDT states that he was born on Jan 9, 1702 at Waigandshain (Zahlbacher Mill). The parents of JOHANN HENRICH GOTTHARDT were JOHANNES PETER GOTTHARDT and ELISABETH CATHARINA widow of JACOB KLEVER. JOHANN HENRICH GOTTHARDT'S birth record is below:
The birth record for JOHANN CHRISTIANUS GOTTHARD states that he was born on Feb 17, 1737 in Waigandshain, Germany. The parents of JOHANN CHRISTIANUS GOTTHARD were JOHANN HENRICH GOTTHARD and ANNA CATHARINA. JOHANN CHRISTIANUS GOTTHARD'S birth record is below:
Name of Municipality, Key, Zip code, Land/State, Region/Adm. District, Lic. Pl. County.
The red star on the below map is Waigandshain, Germany: Weissenberg is directly above the red star.
Each of the people listed below was a citizen in the Republic of Texas (1836-1845), a few have different spellings. The descendants of these people are members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
JACOB WILHELM GOTTHARDT, Jr. was born in Weissenberg, Germany on 29 Oct 1792. He married MARIA ELISABETHA JUNG on 15 Aug 1824 in Liebenscheid, Germany. MARIA ELISBETHA JUNG was born on 3 July 1800 in Liebenscheid, Germany. Liebenscheid is one inch to the Northeast of the red star on the above map. JACOB WILHELM GOTTHARDT, Jr. and MARIA ELISBETHA JUNG arrived in America on 12 Jan 1846 on the ship, Johann Dethardt from Liebenscheld, Nassau, Germany. Ships passenger list includes:
MARIE JEANETTE GOTTHARDT (12 Feb 1806 in Mehrendorf, Germany to Feb 1881) also arrived in America on 12 Jan 1846 on the ship Johann Dethardt, Galveston, Texas. She arrived with Wolf Leinhener (age 21) and three children: Jeanette, Wolf, Sophie, and Theodor Leihener. She is buried at New Braunfels Cemetery. (Burial Records: New Braunfels-MARIA LEIHNER nee GOTTHARDT, 14 years blind, died of senility, 78 years old.) MARIE JOHANNETTE GOTTHARDT born in Nister was an aunt of Theodor Gotthardt who was killed by Indians near Boerne, Texas in 1866. Nister and Moehrendorf were two small villages close together. Today, it is one village named Nister-Moehrendorf. You can access her genealogical line at Emmerichenhain, Parish, Nassau, Prussia, 1669-1806.
Page No., Year, Month, Day, #, Entry.
JACOB WILHELM GOTTHARDT and his wife MARIA ELISABETHA JUNG had the following children:
Geue in A NEW LAND BECKONED, states that JOHANN WILHELM GOTTHARDT Jr.'s wife was ELISA FASCH. No record to substantiate that claim has been found to date. According to ERNESTINE'S obituary notice only three family members survived the trip from Galveston to Indianola and then up to Gonzales, Texas.
ERNST ADOLPH GUSTAV GOTTHARDT was born in Liebenscheid, Germany on 25 April 1825. He died 5 May 1906 in Guadalupe County Texas. He served in the Civil War and the Mexican-American War under Captain Buchel in Company H, 1st Regiment.
Muster Roll of CAPTAIN AUGUSTUS BUCHEL, Company of the 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade of Texan Foot Volunteer Riflemen, commanded by COL. A. S. JOHNSTON, ordered into service of the United States by the Governor of Texas, from the twenty second day of May 1846 to the twenty second day of November 1846.
GUSTAV GOTTHARDT served in Company B, (Steele's), Sibley's Brigade, (Hoffman's) 7th Texas Cavalry during the years, 1861-1865 according to the below Confederate Pension Applications. The 14 July 1900 Confederate Pension Application of GUSTAV GOTTHARDT was disapproved for having "too much property" totaling $351. The 27 September 1905 Confederate Pension Application of GUSTAV GOTTHARDT was approved having total property of $170.
* Cotton is the word written in the margins of the cover page of the application. The word cows is used in the body of the document and may have originally meant cattle. This is obviously an error. South Texas, although, is cotton country.
"The 7th Texas Cavalry is sometimes called the 7th Texas Mounted Volunteers. The unit was originally organized by October 4, 1861. As of November 1861 the units mustered came from the counties of: Parker, Comal, Williamson, Angelina, Trinity, Rusk, Walker, Houston, Anderson, and Tarrant. The first commander was Colonel William Steele. After participating in the unsuccessful campaign to capture New Mexico and Arizona, the unit was reassigned further east and participated in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana until it was surrendered, on May 26, 1865 by General E. K. Smith, commander of the Trans- Mississippi Department. The unit disbanded at Wild Cat Bluff ca. May 27, 1865." (3)
“Major Gustav Hoffman enrolled his company of Germans in New Braunfels, Comal County, on September 28, 1861. The unit was mustered into Confederate service for "the war" at Camp Sibley, near San Antonio as Company B, 7th Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers on October 8, 1861. Company B took part in the battles of Valverde and Glorieta and the skirmish of Peralta. Of the 86 men on this roll, one remained behind in San Antonio to be medically discharged, leaving Company B with 85 effectives on the eve of the invasion of New Mexico During the campaign four men were killed on the battlefield, one at Valverde and three at Glorieta, eight were wounded, five at Valverde and three at Glorieta, and 13 were taken prisoner, including two of those who had been wounded. Two prisoners were sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois. In addition, four men deserted, one was accidentally shot and killed, and one died of disease. With the transferring in of one new man during the campaign, Company B arrived in San Antonio with no more than 62 men fit for duty.” (4)
Second great grandfather GUSTAV GOTTHARDT married MARGARETTE FEY on 17 Dec 1848 in Comal County TX. MARGARETTE FEY was born 7 Sep 1829 in Queck, Germany and died on 28 Jan 1914 in Guadalupe Co. TX. They had ten children according to Baptismal records of Comal Co. TX.
THEODOR GOTTHARD: Born - 02/06/1826, in the Mill near Möhrendorf, son of Johann Martin Gotthard, owner of the Mill near Möhrendorf and Anna Margarethe daughter of Johann Martin Müller from Willingen.
The above THEODORE WILLIAM GOTTHARDT was born 1826 in Nister-Moehrendorf and his wife Caroline Reis was born 1825 in Willingen. THEODOR was killed by Indians in 1866 near Boerne, Texas and is buried in Boerne. THEODORE WILLIAM GOTTHARDT was the nephew of the above MARIE JEANETTE GOTTHARDT (12 Feb 1806 - Feb 1881) who also arrived in America on 12 Jan 1846 on the ship Johann Dethardt, Galveston, Texas. CHARLOTTE GOTTHARD, sister of THEODORE GOTTHARDT married JACOB WILHELM SPORNHAUER, brother of HANS J. SPORNHAUER'S Great Great Grandfather LUDWIG SPORNHAUER. (5)
The villages of Willingen and Nister-Möhrendorf are very near to Waigandshain and Homberg. Caroline Reis is related to the family of HANS J. SPORNHAUER, firstname.lastname@example.org, of Germany. HANS J. SPORNHAUER has contributed greatly to the advancement and knowledge of the GOTTHARDT line in Germany and Texas. His SPORNHAUER family is related to the GOTTHARDT, and LORENZ families of Texas.
Source: Census Place District 72, Guadalupe, Texas; Family History Library Film: 1255308; NA Film Number: T9-1308; Page Number 208C.
Source: Census Place Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas Family History Library Film 1255308 NA Film Number T9-1308 Page Number 334C.
The mtDNA of LILLIE MAE LORENZ NOLEN indicates that the maternal mtDNA of LILLIE MAE LORENZ, RUBY LORENZ, and their mother JOSEPHINE PAULINE GOTTHARDT is of Haplogroup I (Iris) subclade I3 plus 16086.
* Maternal grandmother.
* PAUL GOTTHARDT, 24 November 1893 to 24 June 24 1943. May He Rest in Peace at the Zorn Cemetery in Guadalupe Co. TX?
Guadalupe Co. Precinct 6.
* Maternal great grandmother of N-4.
Source: Census Place Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas; Family History Library Film: 1255308; NA Film Number: T9-1308; Page Number 332C.
* The maternal second great grandmother of N-4 is FREDERICKE (IDA) TIMMERMAN HANSMANN WEINAUG born 1851 Brunswick, Germany. She died in 1919 and is buried at the Brenner Cemetery in Guadalupe Co. Texas.
* The maternal third great grandmother of N-4 is WILHELMINE ________ TIMMERMAN born 1824 Brunswick, Germany. Brunswick or Braunschweig is a Pre World War I designation.
WEINANG, CARL WILHELM to FRIEDRICKE HANSMANN by Albert Kypfer, Pastor - May 17, 1874 Guadalupe Co. Texas.
Bark E? Beaulien.
Bremen to Galveston, Texas.
6 January 1857.
District of Galveston - Port of Galveston.
District of Texas - Port of Galveston - March 31, 1857.
All my immediate GOTTHARDT ancestors came from Guadalupe Co. TX and are buried at Kingsbury Cemetery, in Kingsbury, Guadalupe Co. TX except grandmother JOSEPHINE PAULINE GOTTHARDT LORENZ HAGELGANS, birth and death certificate, who is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, FT. Worth, TX. Great grandfather, JOHANN RUDOLPH GOTTHARDT was born 23 May 1866 in Comal Co. TX. He died in 1930. He married JOSEPHINE WEINAUG (1875-1958) and had at least seven children:
A former Staples citizen, Mr. ERNEST GOTTHARDT, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 30 in a San Antonio hospital. Funeral rites were held Saturday morning in the Goetz Memorial Chapel, Seguin. He had been a resident of Seguin for a number of years. He was a retired Civil Service employee. Survived by his wife, HILDA, of Seguin, a son, Sgt. 1/C DONALD GOTTHARDT of El Paso, two daughters, Mrs. FRANK EVANS and Mrs. KENNETH MARTIN, both of Seguin, three brothers, ADOLPH of Seguin, CHARLIE and WALTER of Odessa, two sisters, Mrs. JOSIE HAGELGANS of Graham, Mrs. MARVIN FERRELL of Odessa, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. DIBRELL WALDRIP attended the ERNEST GOTTHARDT services in Seguin.
Mrs. JOSEPHINE GOTTHARDT, 83, died June 10, at the Yetero Rest Home. She was a resident of Staples. She is survived by three sons, ERNEST and PEARL GOTTHARDT of Seguin; CHARLEY GOTTHARDT of Odessa; and WALTER GOTTHARDT of New Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. JOE HAGELGANS of Graham; Mrs. MARVIN FERRELL SEAGRAVES of New Braunfels... Also surviving her are ... [numerous] grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. GOTTHADT were held at 10 a. m. at the Goetz Memorial Chapel in Seguin with the Rev. KERMIT GIBBS officiating. Interment was in the Kingsbury cemetery. Pallbearers were FRANK EVANS, ALBERT ROED___, FRED STEFFENS, MILTON LORENZ, WILBURN GOTTHARDT, and R____ VOSS.
* This document was destroyed by a copier malfunction and is, therefore, reconstructed with some gaps and omissions.
21 May 2009 - New sources and updated Hagelgans research are available at Die Hagelgans(z) von Horst Breitbart im Mai 2009 überarbeitet @ http://www.ahnen-hagelgans.de/. Some of the below information provided by Horst Breitbart may be out of date. Please visit his site to download new and updated Hagelgans research.
* 23 December 2008 - Dear Glenn!
"I have a request to you. Please put out on your website the descendants of Henne Hagelgans, the first Hagelgans. I have many problems and difficulties with some people, who are in this list. I will now respect the data processing."
* 10 January 2008 - WILLIAM C. HAGELGANS of Colon, Michigan.
* 6 January 2008 - Municipal authorities of the city of Butzbach: Seal and coat of arms and the establishment of the city Butzbach with the beginnings of the "city administration" symbol of continuity: Seal and coat of arms.
* 3 January 2008 - New Updated Document of the Butzbacher HAGELGANS, Mayor.
* 3 January 2008 - Butzbach Seal, 1895.
* 3 January 2008 - Liegnitzer Coat of Arms (Wappen) (1380ff) with the Symbol hl. of the Petrus.
* September 2007 - Mark of the Butzbachers HEINTZ HAGELGANS, 1469.
* September 2007 - Translation for Mark of the Butzbachers HEINTZ HAGELGANS, 1469.
* Ancestor List: JACOB (JAKE) HAGELGANS starting from 1884 in Seguin, Texas to HENTZ HAGELGANS about 1422 in Butzbach, Hessen, Germany, born circa 1380 in Liegnitz/Schlesien, Germany (Prussia, Poland, Lower Silesia). The first Battle of Liegnitz occurred in 1241.
"wohl eines der umfassendsten Bücher zur Erforschung der Geschichte einer nicht-adeligen Familie in Deutschland."
"probably one of the most comprehensive books for the study of the history of a non-noble family in Germany."
* Das Schlossfoto gehört zum 1. Oberaulaer HAGELGANS, das Kaisergemälde gehört zu Michael Ch. E. HAGELGANS, dem Hofmaler. Translation: The lock photograph belongs to the 1. Oberaulaer HAGELGANS. The Emperor painting belongs to the yard painter to Michael CHRISTIAN EMANUEL HAGELGANS.
* Source: Horst Breitbart (Kirchheim, Sonnenblick, Germany) author of Die HAGELGANS (Z) aus Deutschland und Rußland (The HAGELGANS (Z) from Germany and Russia), 2007-08, e-mail, email@example.com, of 11, 13, 14 July, 10 August, 2, 16 September, 8, 16 October 2007, 3, 6, 8, 10, 27 January 2008.
Obersuhl first mentioned in the year 977 of the Common Era celebrated its first millennium in 1977. HAGELGANS were often the Mayor of Obersuhl. The surrounding area has seen human habitation for at least 2,700 years.
JOHANNES HAGELGANS d.Ä., geb. in Oberaula um 1500, gest. in Dankmarshausen 1580.
1543-1545 Pfarrer zu Dankmarshausen.
JOHANNES (FULICANUS) HAGELGANS d.J., geb. Dankmarshs. um 1534, gest. Obersuhl 1595.
1556 - 1558 Pfarrverweser von Widdershausen.
1558 - 1576 Pfarrer zu Obersuhl und Widdershausen/
KONRAD (CONRADUS) HAGELGANS, geb. in Obersuhl um 1560, gest. in Obersuhl 1634.
1589 – 1634 Pfarrer von Widdershausen und Richelsdorf.
Warrants of apprehension issued by German judicial authorities:
Warrants of apprehension issued by German judicial authorities:
According to the research of, Horst Breitbart, author of Die HAGELGANS (Z) aus Deutschland und Rußland (The HAGELGANS (Z) from Germany and Russia), 2007, CHRISTIAN HAGELGANS served as a soldier in Wichmannhausen for two to three years meeting and then marrying ANNA SCHIFFLER in 1822. By the year of his marriage, CHRISTIAN HAGELGANS was no longer a soldier but worked as a Dienstknecht or farmhand. The below photos and maps are of Wichmannshausen, Hessen, Germany. Obersuhl, on the below map, is almost directly beneath Wichmannshausen on A4.
Location: in State Park, on SH 123 at south edge of Seguin.
Marker Text: (October 5, 1938 - December 19, 1921) A native of Wichmannshausen, Germany, HENRY TROELL moved to this area sometime prior to 1860. He served in the Confederate Army and in 1872 married area native Johanna WOEHLER. A successful freighting business enabled him to invest in several local properties and enterprises, including an innovative dam/grist mill operation at this site. He expanded the mill's water and hydroelectric generation capabilities and in the 1890s provided the city its first water and electric utility systems. His entrepreneurial and business legacy represent an important part of the city's development. (1994)
HENRY TROELL, History of the HENRY TROELL Family: German Immigrant to Texas, 1859 published in 1995, brought his sister, SOPHIA ELISABETH TROELL HAGELGANS, and her family to Texas after the death of husband WILHELM HAGELGANS, 6 March 1830 to 11 March 1873. SOPHIA ELISABETH TROELL and WILHELM HAGELGANS married on September 22, 1861 in Wichmannshausen, Hessen, Germany. WILHELM was the son of CHRISTIAN HAGELGANS and ANNA SCHIFLER HAGELGANS, born and died in Wichmannshausen, Hessen, Germany. SOPHIA HAGELGANS came to America in 1885. She settled in Sequin TX where she remarried to EPHRAIM MEYER.
Descendants of AMBROISE REITZER, Sr. - (17 March 1804-26 April 1874) from Alsace, France who married MARGUERITE MANGOLD (3 September 1807-28 December 1881).
The 1900 Census shows WILHELM & SOPHIA'S son, JACOB HAGELGANS, his wife KATIE and two year old daughter, CHRISTINE, living with SOPHIA and EPHRAIM MYERS in Seguin, TX. Ten years later, in the 1910 Census, the situation had reversed and SOPHIA was living with JACOB, KATIE and their children, still in Seguin, TX. She was listed as a widow, age 76, having had six children with three living, and was a naturalized citizen. A few months later, on September 4, 1910, SOPHIA died.
Guadalupe Co. Precinct 6.
"JAKE HAGELGANS, 67 died at his home near Staples after an illness of several months. He is survived by his widow, four daughters and six sons. HAGELGANS was a native of Germany." (6)
Source: Seguin Gazette, 9 September 1932.
HAGELGANS, JOSEPH A.
Subject person served in the Army of the United States from 15 April 1942 to 16 October 1945. Type and character of separation: Honorable Discharge. Served nineteen months in Italy and British West Indies with the 15th Air Force receiving Good Conduct Medal, European Theater Ribbon and seven Battle Stars.
To any Regularly Licensed or Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Jewish Rabbi, Judge of the District or County Court, or any Justice of the Peace in the State of Texas - Greetings:
You are hereby authorized to Solemnize the Rites of Matrimony Between Mr. JOE A. HAGELGANS and Mrs. JOSIE LORENZ and make due return to the Clerk of the County Court of said County within Sixty days thereafter, certifying your action under this License.
Witness my Official Signature and Seal of office, at office in Seguin, Texas, the 28th day of December 1945. Frank Schmidt, Clerk of the County Court, Guadalupe County, Texas.
I, H. A. HEIDEKE, County Judge, Certify that on the 28th day of December 1945, I united in marriage Mr. JOE A. HAGELGANS and Mrs. JOSIE LORENZ the parties above named.
Official Performing Ceremony: H. A. HEIDEKE, County Judge, Guadalupe County, Texas.
Returned the 28th day of December 1945. A true copy of the original Recorded this the 28th day of December 1945, Book 16, Page 534, By Dorothy Matthis, Deputy, Frank Schmidt, Clerk.
JOE and JOSIE HAGELGANS were listed in the 1952 Seguin Phone Book Directory with JOE employed at RAFB. They later moved to Graham, TX where Joe worked in the oil fields. The HAGELGANS lived in Graham until shortly before their death moving to Fort Worth to be near relatives due to health concerns.
The parents of JOSEPH AUGUST HAGELGANS (30 Sep 1909-15 Oct 1992) were JACOB JOHN HAGELGANS (8 Feb 1867-26 Aug 1932) and KATHERINE (REITZER) REITYER (8 Jun 1878-28 Feb 1953). They are buried at Kingsbury Cemetery, in Kingsbury, Guadalupe Co. TX.
JACOB JOHN & KATHERINE (REITZER) HAGELGANS had the following children:
JACOB JOHN HAGELGANS (8 Feb 1867-26 Aug 1932 had at least five siblings:
Their parents were: SOPHIA ELISABETH TROELL and WILHELM HAGELGANS.
The eight siblimgs of KATHERINE (REITZER) REITYER HAGELGANS (8 Jun 1878-28 to Feb 1953) were as follows:
Their parents were DOMINICK & JOHN REITZER (REITYER) who remarried OTTILLA.
"Origin Displayed: German.
Spelling variations include: BANER, BANNER, BAYNER, BAINER and others. First found in East Prussia and Silesia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: ADAM BANER, who was recorded in Maryland in 1774; GEORG BANER, who came to Philadelphia in 1803; CHRISTIAN BENNER, his wife ANNA MARGARETHA and their children, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749." (7) The above quote is from House of Names.com.
The certificate of death for LOUISA "LIZZIE" BENNER LORENZ lists AUGUST BENNER and HELENE ADLE as parents both born in Germany. The below HEINRICH (HENRY) BENNER family in the 1860 New Braunfels, Comal Co. and 1870 Lockhart, Caldwell Co. Texas census has AUGUST BENNER age sixteen in 1870. A book compiled by BENNER descendants lists the birth of LOUISA BENNER, daughter of HEINRICH (HENRY) BENNER, as 26 June 1864 Hortontown, TX. This LOUISA BENNER married Dr. ALBERT JOHNSON and is buried in Fredericksburg, TX. The LOUISA BENNER born 18 May 1870, therefore, is not the daughter of HEINRICH (HENRY) BENNER living in the 1860 New Braunfels, Comal Co. and 1870 Lockhart, Caldwell Co. Texas census. The possibility does exist that she is the offspring of his son AUGUST BENNER.
There is a HENRY BRENNER (BREMER) in the 1900 Guadalupe Co. TX census, Justice Precinct No. 1, (South of the River) page 161 born January 1860 that matches HEINRICH BRENNER, son of WILHELM BRENNER and CATHARNA DICK, born 16 January 1860 in Sechtem, Rheinland, Preussen (Prussia). He declared his intention to become a United States citizen on 3 November 1884. And a SOPHIA BRENNER married in Guadalupe Co. on 10 July 1886.
Name, Place of Arrival, Date of Arrival, Emigrated From, Born In (age), Date of Declaration.
The most likely candidate, however, for the father of LOUISA "LIZZIE" BENNER born 18 May 1870 is the AUGUST BENNER in the 1860 Bexar Co. TX census age fourteen and twenty-four years old in the 1870 Kendall Co. TX census. This AUGUST BENNER married CAROLINE ERTEL (EREL, ESTEL) in Kendall Co. TX. AUGUST and CAROLINE or HELENE, as stated in the above certificate of death, were born in Germany. Census images for both AUGUST BENNER'S are available below.
* Listed under the name AUGUST BONNER 56 years of age.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BENNER was born about the year 1682 in Hessen-Nassau, Prussia dying 9 May 1735 in Niederrossbach, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BENNER married ELISABETH MARGARETHA SPORNHAUER on 3 Nov 1707 in Emmerichenhain, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. ELISABETH MARGARETHA SPORNHAUER was born about the year 1689 in Salzburg, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia dying 9 Jun 1755 in Niederrossbach, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. She was the daughter of SEBASTIANUS SPORNHAUER born about the year 1656 and ANNA ELISABETHA KOPFER born about 1660.
Children of JOHANN SEBASTIAN BENNER and ELISABETH MARGARETHA SPORNNHAUER:
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BENNER was born 18 Jan 1722 in Niederrossbach, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia the son of JOHANN SEBASTIAN BENNER, 1682-1735, and ELISABETH MARGARETHA SPORNHAUER, 1689-1755. JOHANN CHRISTIAN BENNER married ANNA ELISABETHA SCHWARTZ 28 Jan 1753 in Emmerichenhain, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. ANNA ELISABETHA SCHWARTZ was born 14 Aug 1729 in Kuenschen, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia dying 6 May 1797 in Niederrossbach, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia the daughter of JOHANN WILHELM SCHWARTZ, 1684-1781, and ANNA ELISABETH JUNG, 1697-1777.
Children of JOHANN SEBASTIAN BENNER and ANNA ELISABETHA SCHWARTZ:
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BENNER married second wife ANNA CATHARINA SPORNHAUER 19 Jan 1746 in Emmerichenhain, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. ANNA CATHARINA SPORNHAUER was born about the year 1726 in Hoff, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia the daughter of JOHANNES SPORNHAUER born about the year 1701.
Children of JOHANN CHRISTIAN BENNER and ANNA CATHARINA SPORNHAUER:
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BENNER'S line of descendants can be viewed at JOHANN SEBASTIAN BENNER, Emmerichenhain, Parish, Nassau, Prussia, 1669-1806.
For additional information on the BENNER'S of Texas - ROBERTS & SMITH'S in Texas History: First BENNER in Texas by DAVID ROBERTS, or the information is available, excluding photographs, from DAVID ROBERTS, ROBERTS & SMITH'S in Texas History: First BENNER in Texas.
From among the first emigrant recruits, who arrived in Galveston on the Johann Detthard, the Herschel, and the Ferdinand in November and December of 1844 and became founders of New Braunfels was ADOLPH BENNER.
List of Emigrants who arrived here in 1844 for the Brig John Dethard, Brig Herschall, and Brig Ferdinand.
Each of the people listed below was a citizen in the Republic of Texas, 1836-1845. A few have different spellings. The descendants of these people are members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
"HENRY BENNER froze to death on a cattle drive 12 May 1880 and is buried at Honey Creek, Comal Co. TX." (8) HEINRICH (HENRY) BENNER, 1817-1880, and WILHELMINA LEIHENER BENNER, 1818-1890, and their children appear to have entered the United States after 1854. AUGUST MARTIN BENNER, son of HEINRICH and WILHELMINA, was born in Dillenburg, Hessen, (Westphalia) Germany, 1854, and HENRY BENNER was born in Texas 16 Jun 1857. Dillenburg, Hessen, Westphalia, Germany is located 24 km from the above Gotthardt family location of Waigandshain and Weissenberg. HENRY BENNER bought land in Caldwell Co. 1865-1870. The HEINRICH BENNER family was among the twenty families who were charter members of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Maxwell. Ebenezer cemetery in Caldwell Co. TX lists the burial site of WILHELMINE, 16 November 1818 to 29 May 1890 and HENRY W. BENNER 16 Jun 1857 to 4 Mar 1893. The above quote is from ROBERTS & SMITH'S in Texas History: First BENNER in Texas by DAVID ROBERTS.
Name of Municipality, Key, Zip code, Land/State, Region/Adm. District, Lic. Pl. County.
HEINRICH (HENRY) and WILHELMINA LEIHENER BENNER had the following children:
"Dillenburg is located in the German state of Hessen. Nearby towns include Siegen to the northwest, Herborn to the south and Marburg, Hessen to the east. This area is oftentimes referred to as Westphalia. A history book titled Schloss und Stadt Dillenburg by E. Becker which was obtained in the town hall tells of the beginnings of the town in about 1340 with the main influence of William of Orange." (9) The above quote is from Dillenburg, Hessen, (Westphalia) Germany.
April 10, 1862 Muster Roll taken in San Antonio, Texas - Confederate Army.
Source: Census Place: New Braunfels, Comal Co. TX; Family History Library Film # 1255297; NA Film Number T9-1297, Page Number 5B.
Source: Census Place Precinct 2, Gillespie Texas; Family History Library Film: 1255305; NA Film Number: T9-1305; Page Number 273D.
1. Gotthardt Coat of Arms, Family Crest @ http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_details.asp?sId=&s=GOTTHARDT.
2. Behind the Name @ http://www.behindthename.com/php/view.php?name=goddard.
3. 7th Texas Mounted Volunteers Regimental History and Engagements @ http://gosanantonio.com/pages/members/7texascav/regimental_history.htm.
4. Company B, 7th Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers (Confederate) During the New Mexico Expedition with Sibley's Brigade @ http://gosanantonio.com/pages/members/7texascav/.
5. Hans J. Spornhauer e-mail.
6. Seguin Gazette, 9 September 1932.
7. Benner Coat of Arms, Family Crest @ http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_details.asp?sId=&s=BENNER.
8. First Benner in Texas, Robert’s & Smith’s in Texas History @ http://www.texasgen.org/.
9. Welcome to Dillenburg, Germany, Heritage Quest @ http://www.heritagequest.com/genealogy/europe/html/dillenburg.html.
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1,000 YEARS OF O'NOLAN HISTORY IN IRELAND & THE NEW WORLD: MICHAEL O'NOLAN, COUNTY GALWAY - 1473, AND THE DESCENDANTS OF DONELL OGE O'NOLLOGHAN (O'NOLAN) & JULIAN FALLON OF GALWAY - 1500, DONELL OGE O’HOLOGHAN (O’NOLAN) OWNER OF QWAROWN BROWN (CARROWBROWNE) CASTLE - 1574, TOMHAS O'H-UALLACHAIN (THOMAS NOLAN) & AGNES MARTIN, BALLINROBE CASTLE, MAYO COUNTY IRELAND - PRIOR TO 1585 THOMAS NOLAN RESIDED AT "THE CREVAGHE" (CREAGH CASTLE) PURCHASING ENNISCRONE CASTLE IN COUNTY SLIGO AFTER 1597 DYING 18 JUNE 1628; JOHN NOLAN & FAMILY ATTACKED AND FORCEFULLY EVICTED FROM ENNISCRONE CASTLE, 1641-42; JOHN NOWLIN LIVING IN ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1643; THOMAS NOLIN (NOLUN) OF JAMES CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1717; WILLIAM NOWLAND (NOLAND) (NOWLIN) OF GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1740.
O'NOLAN (NOWLAND) (NOLAND) (NOWLEN) (NOWLIN) (NOLUN) (NOLIN) (NOWLING) (NOLEN) CENSUS, DEED, LAND, MARRIAGE, & OBITUARY RECORDS, 195-1990: IRELAND, VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, ALABAMA, ARKANSAS & TEXAS.
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LORENZ, GILLIAM, HAFNER, GULLETT: HISTORY OF THE ANTHONY AND MARIA (HAFNER) LORENZ FAMILY, AND THE CHARLIE AND GRACE (GULLETT) GILLIAM FAMILY, WITH ADDITIONAL SURNAME REFERENCES TO HEIDLER OF AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, SCHEIDLER OF GERMANY, AND ADKINS, ARNETT, ISON, AND LEWIS AND RELATED FAMILIES FROM EASTERN KENTUCKY, AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.