And sometimes history repeats itself: On April 8, 1783 does Catherine The Great, Empress of all Russians proclaim the annexion of the Crimean, the Taman Peninsula and the area around the Kuban river by Russia.
On my family tree we stay in my main parish Diedrichshagen, just to give you a short update / reminder which area I am writing about. To the left you see highlighted today’s Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, of which Mecklenburg-Schwerin has been one part:
Elsabe Dorothea Maria GREVE was born on April 8, 1817 in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.
She was the youngest child of Joachim Heinrich GREVE and his wife Elsabe Margarethe née DOSE.
In the 1819 census she is called Maria, I will go with her calling name of course.
On April 12, 1842 she married Johann Joachim KÖRNER, a farmer and church councilman from Upahl.
I found three children for the couple so far. But take a look at the big gap between child two and three. I am sure there are more.
- Catharina Maria Elisabeth * March 12, 1843 / + December 22, 1919
- Wilhelmina Catharina Dorothea * abt. March 1845 / + September 28, 1845
- Johann Joachim Christian * abt. April 1854 / + December 25, 1856
Maria died on April 2, 1883 in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
She got laid to rest on the church cemetary of Diedrichshagen on April 6, 1883.