Part 921bk – 1805 Baptism of GGG-Grandfather Ludwig (Louis) Adam Friedrich KATZ

02 November 2018

Good Day,

I am now venturing into unknown and untapped areas of my genealogy research. Thank you to Lynn, John, Helmut, and Gert.

As I mentioned in my previous post, Part 920bk, there are several clues and notes that are obvious from the 1847 Death Registration of GGG-Grandfather Louis Katz.

Fact -

1. GGG-Grandfather Louis Katz was 41 years old when he passed away in 1847.

Clue -

2. Possible year of birth calculated at 1806.

Fact -

3. The death registration states that he was born in Durlach, Bavaria.

Fact -

4. Durlach, Baden, Germany is about a 38-hour walk, according to Google maps, north-north east from Soultz, Alsace, France.

Fact/Clue -

5. His surviving wife was listed as GGG-Grandmother Françoise (née Schaffhauser) Katz.

Fact/Clue -

6. His parents are/were GGGG-Frederick and Catherine (née Kleiber) Katz.

Searching online via Family Search I found the indexed information of the Birth Registration in Durlach, Baden, Germany dated “3 February 1805” for one “Ludwig Adam Friedrich Kaz”. His parents are listed as “Freidrich Kaz” and “Cathrina Kleinberin

Ludwig” I know is the German for the French “Louis”.

The indexed information is listed from the record collection “ Deutschland Gerbuten und Taufen, 1558-1898”, FHL #102550723 Image 13 of 784.

I found the record -

This is the information about GGG-Grandfather Louis Katz, who was your GG-Grandmother Marie (née Katz) Brunhammer's father. His name was Ludwig Adam Friedrich Katz. His parents, are 4-times Great-Grandparents Frederic and Catharine (née Kleiber) Katz. GGG-Grandfather Louis Katz was born in Durlach, Karlsruhe, Germany. He was baptized in 1805.

Here is a work of transcription and translation as offered by a connection through the the Transcribe Group.

Transcription -

Im Jahr Christi 1805 sind in hiesiger

den 3. Febr(uar) früh 7. geb(oren) den 6. getauft

Ludwig Adam Friedrich

Vat(er): Friedrich ... Katz Bürg(er) & Seiler Mutter: Catharina g(eborene) Kleiber


1. Wilh(elm) Sazger, Bürg(er) & Drehermeister &
2. dessen ux(or): Fried[erike] g. Steinmez
3. Ludwig Katz, Bgr (= Bürger) & Glaser, Vat.(ers) Bruder &
4. dessen Ehefr(au): Christiane g. Ziegler
5. Adam Kleiber, Bgr. &
6. dessen Ehefr: Christine g. Knobloch
7. Carl Zachmann (or Zechmann ?), Bgr. & Bekermstr (= Bäckermeister)
8. Jgfr. (= Jungfrau) Magdalena Schneiderin

Translation -

In the year of Christ 1805 (have been baptized in the local parish)born the 3rd February at 7 in the morning baptized the 6th

Ludwig Adam Friedrich

father: Friedrich ... Katz citizen & ropemaker

mother: Catharina née Kleiber

baptismal witnesses:

1. Wilh(elm) Sazger, citizen & master turner &
2. his wife: Fried[erike] née Steinmez
3. Ludwig Katz, citizen & glazier, father' brother &
4. his wife: Christiane née Ziegler
5. Adam Kleiber, citizen &
6. his wife: Christine née Knobloch
7. Carl Zachmann (or Zechmann ?), citizen & master baker
8. maiden Magdalena Schneider

New Fact - Ludwig Katz, one of the witnesses was GGGG-Grandfather Friederich Katz's brother.

The updated Katz Descendant Chart. All new facts are added in red.

The genealogy research and search for ancestors and descendants continue.

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