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Below is a crude family outline of our German ancestors who lived in Stetten, Germany. The oldest known names go back to the late 1600's. Credit for getting this information goes to Robert Hessdörfer, a Riedmann ancestor who lives in Stetten today. He received the information from Vinzenz Krebs who has spent a great deal of time reviewing the church chronics (chronicles, or records) in Stetten for many local families.
In all the following entries we only have information about the one child who leads up to our part of the family that immigrated to the United States. You will also see in the older records we only have the year of the marriage, birth or death. During this time it was up to The Church to keep records of births and deaths. Government records did not exist.
Georg Michael and Adam Riedmann's Ancestors
Michael Riedmann married Anna Maria Roth in 1730. They had a son also named Michael who was born in 1737 and died in 1809.
Michael Riedmann married Dorothea Kröner in 1767. Dorothea was born in 1737 and died in 1808. They had a son named Anton who was born in 1775 and died in 1848.
Anton Riedmann married Barbara Amthor in 1803. Barbara was born in 1777 and died in 1812. They had a son named Josef who was born in 1808 and died 6/2/1871.
Josef Riedmann married Margaretha Kröner 2/23/1835. Margaretha was born 10/10/1803 and died 10/12/1888. Josef was a farmer. They had a son named Georg who was born 7/26/1842. He died 12/7/1919.
Georg married Anna Maria Magdalena Hessdörfer (see below) on 11/23/1869. Magdalena was born on 7/20/1846 and died on 12/26/1922. Georg made wooden wheels for carriages. They had 13 children in all, including his sons Georg Michael and Georg Adam who immigrated to America. From here you can read about the family in the Overview page located at the left.
Anna Maria Magdalena Hessdörfer's Ancestors
Michael Rueger married Barbara Amthor and they had a child named Anna Maria Rueger on 2/13/1809.
Andreas Hessdörfer married Anna Maria Rueger on 2/19/1836. Andreas was a maker of wine kegs. Stetten, as may have already learned, is a wine growing region. They had a child named Anna Maria Magdalena Hessdörfer. She married into the Riedmann family as shown above.
Magdelena Schraut Riedmann's Ancestors
Kasper Schraut married Barbara Treudlein on 12/15/1836. Barbara was born on 10/10/1805. Kasper was a master baker which meant he was skilled and recognized as a teacher. They had a son named Joseph who was born on 1/24/1841. Kasper died on 8/24/1873 of an affliction called "nervenfieber" which means nerves-fever.
Joseph Schraut married Margaretha Deissenberger in 1864. Margaretha was born on 11/24/1844 and died 2/25/1898. Joseph was also a baker and the family owned a flour mill. Joseph and Margaretha had a daughter named Magdelena Schraut who would later marry Georg Michael Riedmann before coming to America. Magdelena was born 3/20/1874, after her father had died. She had at least 2 sisters, Barbara and Anna, and one step brother, Johann. After her father Joseph died in 1873 Margaretha married Johann Alois Schraut, Joseph's younger brother in 1875.
More ancestral information is available. Feel free to contact us for more detailed records, or Click here to view the Adobe Acrobat pdf file we received from Herr Krebs. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print it. If you don't have it, the program is free and can be obtained by to the Adobe Reader website. This version is for Windows 7. When you download it the document is sideways, but you should be able to rotate it if you look for a "Rotate" button in the Acrobat menu bar. Or, you can print it.
There are three pages: the first shows a detailed portion of the Joseph Schraut family tree, the second shows the Riedmann family tree going back to Nicolay Riedmann and the Schraut family tree, the third shows the Georg Riedmann and Magdalena family tree and goes forward to Robert Hessdörfer (who we can thank for this information). Notice that this page interestingly includes information about Georg Riedmann (Jr.) in America and his second wife. There still must have been some contact in the family for this information to have made it back to Germany.
Dates with a " * " are birthdates and with a "" are deaths. The dates in-between the boxes are marriage dates.
You will notice many names are repeated. The number of families in the village of Stetten was very few and it was up to the church to try and keep track of who was who to prevent the marriage of two people who were too closely related. Unfortunately many of the first names were also repeated, such as Michael and Georg, and even worse, the names may have been used several times in the same generation which makes it difficult when researching.
The older church records
were first kept in Latin, then later in a low German dialect which was
limited to Stetten area. Add this to the type of lettering, or font, that
was used and it all makes tracking family genealogy difficult.
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