December 8 – Today in my family tree

Following the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy is the second library in Europe which opens for the public on December 8, 1609

And a sad day: On December 8, 1980 John Lennon gets shot by Mark David Chapman on his way home in New York.

But it is not a sad day on my family tree since we have a birth to celebrate. Katharina Maria KRUSE is born on December 8, 1813 in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

She is the youngest child of the cottager Johann Joachim KRUSE and his wife Anna Maria neé FRAHM.

The 1819 census shows her living with her family in Upahl.

On December 5, 1845 she marries the musketeer Johann Joachim Heinrich MELLAHN from Upahl in Diedrichshagen.

The couple had 3 children born between 1847 and 1852.

Katharina died on January 4, 1881 in Upahl and got laid to rest on Januar 8, 1881 in Diedrichshagen.

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