German-American Church Records

German-American church records often contain a treasure trove of information. These examples show the kinds of information included in the records that are indexed in the volumes of this series.

Christening Record

Christening Record

Transcription

3. Anna Amalie Kath. Theurer,
geb. d. 13. Januar 1871 in Prescott Pierce Co. Wisc.
getauft d. 19. Febr. 1871, dito.
Eltern: John Theurer, aus Kirchsp: Schamberg,
Ober=Amt Neuberg, Königr. Württemberg,
und dessen Ehefrau: Maria Theresia, eine geb. Abel,
aus Mannheim, Großherzogthum Baden.
Taufzeugen: Mr. Joseph Reichertt u. Miss
Amalie Reichert u. Mr. John Höckel.

Translation

3. Anna Amalie Katharina Theurer was born 13 January 1871 in Prescott, Pierce Co., Wisconsin and christened 19 February 1871 in Prescott. Her parents are John Theurer of Schömberg, county of Neuenbürg, kingdom of Württemberg, and his wife Maria Theresia nee Abel of Mannheim, grand duchy of Baden. Christening sponsors were Mr. Joseph Reichert, Miss Amalie Reichert and Mr. John Höckel.

Marriage Record

marriage_record

Transcription

2.
Schultz Johannes: geb. den 23. July 1865 in Picher
Germany wurde am 11. June 1891 in der Kirche getraut
mit Johanne Koehler geb. 12. November 1865 in
Town Scott, Wis.
Trauzeugen sind: Heinrich Koehler, Amalie
Stahl, Ferd. Schultz, Alwine Propp.
Eduard Schrader, P.

Translation

2.
Johannes Schultz, born on 23 July 1865 in Picher, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, was married on 11 June 1891 in the church to Johanne Koehler, born 12 November 1865 in Scott, Wisconsin. Witnesses to the marriage are Heinrich Koehler, Amalie Stahl, Ferdinand Schultz, and Alwine Propp.
Eduard Schrader, pastor.

Burial Record

burial_record

Transcription

v. Hollen
Andreas von Hollen, geb. 15. Aug. 1811 in
Beppen, Amt Wessen, in Hannover; Sohn von An=
dreas u. Metta (geb. Becker.); verheiratete sich 15.
Juni >33 mit Margarethe Adelheid Soltaun. Von den
7 Kindern dieser Ehe überleben 3 den Vater. Der
Verstorbene kam nach Amerika i. J. >54; starb am
16. Juni >83, 3 Uhr Nachm., begr. 18 Juni; Alter 72 J. 10 M. 1 T.

Translation

Andreas von Hollen, born 15 August 1811 in Beppen, county of Verden, Hannover, son of Andreas and Metta nee Becker, died 16 June 1883 at 3 p.m. at the age of 72 years, 10 months, and 1 day. He was buried 18 June. He married Margarethe Adelheid Soltaun 15 June 1833 and came to America in 1854. He is survived by three of the seven children of this marriage.