Hans Wendel Kammerer was born 31 March 1682 in Graben. He married Magdalena Weidmann 14 January 1710. Hans died 6 July 1735. The couple had 10 children. Hans was a very telented man. He was a farrier, blacksmith, farmer and member of the town council. Graben counted 78 households in 1742, Protestant, except for about 42 souls Roman Catholic. Number of school children: 80.
The surname Kammerer is an occupational surname. Further
research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word
"kämmerer," which means "chamberlain." A chamberlain was the person in
charge of the noble household; to him would fall the duty of ensuring
that the castle and court of the noble ran smoothly.
What happened to their children?
Maria Elisabetha Kammerer 1711-1739
Georg Adam Kammerer 1713-1752
Maria Margaretha Kammerer 1717-1717
Johann Christoph Kammerer 1718-1722
Johann Wendel Kammerer 1721-1743
Anna Maria Kammerer 1723-1781
Johannes Kammerer 1725-1726
Maria Catharina Kammerer 1726 Dec
Wilhelm Kammerer 1730-1731
Jacob Kammerer 1733-1785
Graben Pastors during their lifetime:
1682-1692 Konrad Stadmann
1692-1698 Philipp Lindemann von Spöck vicariando versehen worden (Translation: Pfarrer Philipp Lindemann came from Spöck to serve in Graben)
1698-1700 Johann Philipp Bauderer
1700-1703 Johann Christoph Blum
1703-1706 Joh. Alb. Obermüller
1706-1714 Ernst Friedrich Weber (or Wider,)
1714-1719 Daniel Niklas
1719-1738 Andreas Weber, Alsatua (an Alsatian)
Documents related to Hans Wendel Kammerer:
|Hans Wendel Kammerer born 31 March 1682 film 4137289 page 227|
The Graben Pastor at the time was Konrad Stadmann.
Heading: Year 1682. Under the office of Joh. Conrad Stadmann from Durlach the following children were baptized
Month: born 31 March, baptized 2 April
Children: Hanß Wendel
Parents: Christoph Cammerer and wife Anna Barbara, née Wentz
Sponsors: Wendel Mos__? and his wife Margarethe, Jonas Zimmermann and his wife Anna Jacobea?
Ulrich Neitzel: Well, I am not a native English speaker.... What I learned, the witnesses at a baptism are called sponsors (or godparents) wheras the witnesses at a marriage are called witnesses 😊. Correct? In former times the role of a baptismal sponsor could be to step in as guardian if the parents fell away.
|Hans Wendel Kammerer marriage 14 Jan 1710 |
film 4137289 page 378
Johann Wendel Cammerer Landwirt or farmer and blacksmith and Magdalena who is Johann Christop Weidmann's daughter, Johann Christoph ______ is now or current burgermeister which means the mayor. Johann Wendel is a schmid at the end of the top line or blacksmith
Note: The Graben Pastor at the time was Ernst Friedrich
Weber or Wider.
|Hans Wendel Kammerer death 6 July 1735 film 4137289 page 442|
no. 333. On the 6th of July  Wendel Cammerer, blacksmith and member of the town council, died, who with the sound [of bells], singing, and a funeral sermon was buried. ____? ____? 56 years.
Comments: "Klang" = sound [of bells]. Based on his birth date of 31 March 1682, Wendell was actually 53 years and 3 months old when he died. The word for town council member as written in this record is: "raths Verwander" = Rathsverwandter = member of the town council. My source is Thode, page 209.
Question to Ulrich: Do they still ring the bells based on status?
Hi Kent, I think those differences have disappeared over time. Today, all human beings are equal... :-) Also, it depends very much on the place. Funeral services are now often in a chapel directly on the churchyard. If any, there may only be one little bell. Ulrich
The Graben Pastor at the time was Andreas Weber. His handwriting can be seen above.