Saturday, June 8, 2013

Puzzle - Schlegel roots


Wilhelm August? Schlegel is the oldest of my Schlegel line appearing in the Lutheran church records for Kolmar.  His occupation was weaver, according to the church record for the wedding of his son Georg.  In reading about the history of Kolmar, I learned that a group of weavers from Germany settled in Kolmar about (, but as yet, I've been unable to discover where this group came from in Germany, which might lead me to where my Schlegel line was living before Prussia.

August Friedrich Vogelsang is the oldest of my Vogelsang line appearing in the Lutheran church records for Kolmar.  His occupation was butcher, according to the church record for the wedding of his daughter Emma to Georg Schlegel; Georg's occupation is also listed as butcher. Georg's son Paul Wilhelm, my grandfather, was a butcher after immigrating to NYC, as were the 3 of my grandfather's 
Vogelsang male cousins who also immigrated to NYC.  As yet, have no idea where my Vogelsang line originated in Germany, before settling in Prussia.

    Schlegel, Wilhelm August?   bef 1808 - bef 1870   probably Kolmar, Posen, Prussia   
    Horn, Anna Dorothea             bef 1808 - aft  1870   probably Kolmar, Posen, Prussia    
          Wilhelm Gustav?                   1826 -                  probably Kolmar, Posen, Prussia
          August                                   1838 - 1843         Kolmar, Posen, Prussia
          Georg Burchard                     1842 - bef 1887   Kolmar, Posen, Prussia     my GGF

    Vogelsang, August Friedrich   bef 1820 - bef 1872   Kolmar, Posen, Prussia
    Zieske, Wilhelmina                                 - aft  1872   Kolmar, Posen, Prussia
          ... (5 children, 1840 - 1848)
          Emma Pauline                          1851 - 1941         Rügenwalde ?                 my GGM

Records found:
   18xx births - Schlegels / Vogelsangs, church records
   1888, 90 births - Schulz, Otto Julius + Emma Matilde, civil records

Records not found:

   1956 death, Emma Matilde Schulz Pelchen - Lichtenfels 
   1941 death, Emma Pauline Vogelsang Schlegel Schulz - Rugenwalde ?
   189x death, Ewald Schulz
   188x death, Georg Burchard Schlegel
   18xx marriages - Schlegel / Horn, Vogelsang / Zieske
   18xx births - Schlegel, Horn, Vogelsang, Zieske



    1.   1891 emigration papers, in the possession of Nancy Schlegel
    2.   1891 Manifest, Wilh. Schlegel
    3.   1894 Manifest, Emma Schlegel
    4.   Church books for Kolmar, Posen, Prussia

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