If you’ve been doing genealogy for a while, I’m sure you’ve come across lists. Yeah, those pesky records that are little more than a laundry list of names. Just what can you learn from them? Quite a lot, actually.
I’ve always been told that I was named after a German actress. So, I’ve never had any expectation that it was a family name. Until my family moved to New England when I was 10, I’d never even met anyone with the first name Kristen and even then it was more often spelled Kristin. There […]
CHRISTINA2 HACKER (Christoph1, StephenA) was born on 25 December 1723 in Rußheim, Württemberg, Germany. On 8 November 1746 when Christina was 22, she married JOHAN MICHAEL LANG, also in Rußheim. Michael was born in Germany, though we do not know where. His parents and date of birth are also unknown to me. Michael and Christina […]
Christoph1 Hacker (StephenA), who Herr Heil called a “cowboy and shoemaker,” was a shoemaker in Rußheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany where he was christened on 2 May 1697. His sponsors were Sebastian Neesz, a shoemaker from Rußheim; Christian Weickh, of Graben, and Anna Barbara Krebs of Linckenheim.1 He died in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania some time […]