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Erlangen

 

Bavaria, Germany

 

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Introduction

     Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located at the confluence of the river Regnitz and its large tributary, the Untere Schwabach. Erlangen has more than 100,000 inhabitants.

     Erlangen was first mentioned officially in 1002 under the name of Villa Erlangon. In 1361, the village was sold to Emperor Karl IV. Three years later, a city was built close to the village, which in 1374 got its own coining station (mint). In 1398, the municipal rights were confirmed. In 1402, the city was vested to the House of Hohenzollern as part of the principality of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (from 1603 on Brandenburg-Bayreuth), staying under their rule until 1806. During the four year Napoleonic occupation, Erlangen was the capital of the so-called "Low County" (Unterland) of the principality, encompassing the area until Neustadt an der Aisch and separated from the "High County" (Oberland) by a land corridor. In 1810 it became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria, together with the rest of former Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

     An event that still influences the city was the settlement of Huguenots after the withdrawal of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. While being part of the Brandenburg-Bayreuth, the first French Huguenot refugees arrived in Erlangen in 1686. Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, built a "new town" (Neustadt) for them. In 1706, the old town (just below the site of the annual Bergkirchweih) was almost completely destroyed by a fire, but soon rebuilt. In 1812, the old and new towns were merged into one.

     During the Bavarian municipal reform of 1818, the city was endowed with its own administration. In 1862, the canton administration Erlangen was founded, from which later arose the administrative district of Erlangen. In 1972, this district was merged with the administrative district of Höchstadt. Erlangen became the capital of this newly founded district Erlangen-Höchstadt. During this municipal reform, Erlangen was effectively enlarged considerably, thus in 1974 it had more than 100,000 inhabitants.

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Arnold

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Populated Places near the Gen-Site of  Erlangen

Schallershof (0.9 nm)
Alterlangen (1.0 nm)
Buchenbach (1.5 nm)
Frauenaurach (2.0 nm)

Rathsberg (1.7 nm)
Mohrendorf (2.6 nm)
Bubenreuth (2.7 nm)
Oberndorf (2.7 nm)
Brauningshof (2.9 nm)
Atzelsberg (2.9 nm)

Sieglitzhof (1.3 nm)
Buckenhof (1.9 nm)
Spardorf (2.4 nm)

Bruck (1.6 nm)
Eltersdorf (2.4 nm)
Tennenlohe (2.6 nm)
Kleingrundlach (3.4 nm)
Grossgrundlach (3.4 nm)
Reutles (3.4 nm)

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Places in the Erlangen Urban District

  • Am Anger
  • Alterlangen
  • Bruck
  • Büchenbach
  • Burgberg
  • Dechsendorf
  • Eltersdorf
  • Frauenaurach
  • Häusling
  • Hüttendorf
  • Innenstadt
  • Kosbach
  • Kriegenbrunn
  • Neusses
  • Röthelheim

·   Schallershof

·   Siedlung Sonnenblick

·   Sieglitzhof/Buckenhofer Siedlung

·   Steudach

·   Tennenlohe

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Family History Notes

Johannes Arnold was born at Erlangen around the year 1735.  He was a young man when he  left Erlangen around 1752-53 when he emigrated to America.   He arrived at Philadelphia on the ship "Two Brothers" on September 28, 1753.  Soon after Johannes moved west into Lancaster County.  Here he married Elizabeth Ulrich on January 26, 1761 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster.  He and Elizabeth began a family and produced at least three known children between 1761 and 1770.   In 1771 Johannes Arnold, along with Nicholas and John Olerick, purchased a tract of 158 acres in Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania called "Stoney Bottom."  Johannes died in York County Pennsylvania around 1806.

Gen-Site Profiles

EBERSTADT

ERLANGEN

LOCATION:  Country: Germany;   State: Bavaria;   District: Erlangen Urban district;  

Place: Erlangen;   Coordinates/Map:  49°35′28″N 11°01′28″E

Map of Bavaria showing the location of Erlangen

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE(s):  Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located at the confluence of the river Regnitz and its large tributary, the Untere Schwabach. Erlangen has more than 100,000 inhabitants.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  see notes above

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General Resources

·        Website & Webpages We Like

·        Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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·        Germany GenWeb

·        German Genealogy Info. & Resources

·        List of places in Germany

·        FEEFHS: Germany Genealogy Resources

·        German Genealogy - Yahoo discussion group

·       Germany - Rootsweb.com (message boards)

·       Genealogy.com: Places/Geographic, Europe

·       Cyndi's List - Germany / Deutschland

·       German Genealogy

·       Directory of Cities, Towns, Regions in Germany

·       German Heritage & Genealogy (D'Addezio.com)

·       The German Genealogy Network

·       SGGEE -German genealogy in eastern Europe

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·        Erlangen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·        Destination Germany,  Erlangen

·        Erlangen -Travel Guide, Photos, Map, Blogs

·        Erlangen Vacations, Tourism and Travel Reviews

·        Images of Erlangen Germany

·        Erlangen - Official Website

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Erlangen during Christmas Season

 

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