Saturday, March 28, 2020

Magdalena Weidmann 1691-1761

Magdalena Weidmann lived from 1691 to 1761. She married Hans Wendel Kammerer 14 January 1710. She died  11 November 1761. The couple had 10 children. Graben counted 78 households in 1742, Protestant, except for about 42 souls Roman Catholic. Number of school children: 80.

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.

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

What happened during their lives?
1706 In Graben , complaints are made that Kaspar Dieffenbacher is still in the old cellar of the burned-down castle with one of his children, but that his wife and the other children are with his father-in-law. Dieffenbacher, too, lived like a pagan by threatening his wife with murder, but the school hotter with fire, so that no one more dared to tell him anything.

The church at Graben was rebuilt in 1706 after it was cremated by the French in 1689; in 1742 there are some tombstones that were placed on the Evangelical Lutheran officers who died in neighboring Philippsburg. There are three bells, one by 11 hundredweights, one by 5 hundredweights and one by 80 pounds. The middle one contains the names of the bailiff Kemling and the pastor Obermüller and others. The smallest is only rung in times of war when the others have fled.

Avoiding War
For thirty years armies have marched to and fro across Germany, living off the land and plundering where they please. Any such conflict is devastating, but the Thirty Years' War has gone down in European folk memory as a time of particular horror. For the rest of the century the first instinct of any German is to avoid further war on German soil.
The dominant factor in 18th-century German history is undoubtedly the emergence of Prussia as the main rival to Austria, which has long been the leading state within the German empire. Prussia grows in stature for several reasons - through Frederick the Great's seizure of the rich province of Silesia, through the personal prestige acquired by Frederick himself, and through the vast gain of territory in the successive partitions of Poland.

Documents related to Magdalena Weidmann:

Magdalena Weidmann born 26 Feb 1691 film 4137289 page 238  
Anna Magdalena Weidmann born 26 Feb 1691. Parents Hans Christoph Weidman and Anna Magdalena, witness Hans Wendel Mooss
Pastor:The Graben Pastor from 1682 to November 1692 was Konrad Stadmann von Durlach. Durlach was chosen by the margrave Charles II in 1565 as residence of the rulers of Baden-Durlach, and retained this distinction though it was almost totally destroyed by the French in 1689.

Hans Wendel Kammerer marriage 14 Jan 1710
film 4137289 page 378, second copy for clarity
Translation Robert Seal:
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
Information:The Graben Pastor from 1706 to 1714 was Ernst Friedrich Weber (or Wider). He is the one who kept track of birth, marriages, deaths in the community. He also had access to each family’s pedigree. In the case of Magdalena Weidmann, he performed her marriage.

Magdalena Weidmann death 11 Nov 1761 film 4137289 page 615
second copy for clarity.  
Anna Magdalena of the deceased Valentine Schmidt citizen and master weaver and juryman, member of the court, born Weidmann, her birth surname, 70 years 8 months and 16 days, Schmid, in at the end.
Robert Seal Translation:
Anna Magdalena, born Weidmänn, is the widow of Valentin Schmid. Valentin is a male forename. What is written in the fourth column on the right is her married surname at the time of her death with the German female surname suffix "in": Schmidin = Schmid. Notice both her forenames and her married surname are underlined. I would read these underlined words as a single phrase: "Anna Magdalena Schmidin" = Anna Maria Schmid. The last word in the third line of the record is "Wittib" = widow. The record states that Anna Magdalena's maiden surname is: "Weidmännin" = Weidmänn. 
Pastor: The Graben Pastor from 1757-1798  was J. J. Ritter. He entered this record and made endof life arrangements including funeral and burial spot.