January 25 – Jochen Ludewig Carl Schaper

The English King Henry VIII. marries his second wife Anne Boleyn on January 24, 1533 although the Pope didn’t confirm the divorce form his first wife Catherine of Aragón yet.

And another royal wedding: In the presence of eight Kings and Queens are the English King Edward II. and Isabelle de France getting betrothed in the Cathedral of Bologne-sur-Mer on January 24, 1308.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a wedding for today in my family tree to follow the series.

So, we celebrate a “plain” birthday ;)

My 2nd great grand uncle Jochen Ludewig Carl SCHAPER was born on January 24, 1840 in Mustin, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany as the first of eight children of the day laborer Johann Joachim Heinrich SCHAPER and his wife Catharina Maria Sophia née HAGEN. Actually both he and his next younger brother have been born with the stigma “illegitimate” until their parents married in 1842.

For the topic of illegitimate children, please also see the related post #52ancestors no. 4

He received his christening on February 2, 1840 in Mustin.

But the poor little boy died just one year later on March 24, 1841 in the house of his paternal grandfather, the day laborer Heinrich SCHAPER.

The churchbook entry for this funeral states as cause of death a chest sickness. Which could have been anything from asthma to cramps.

church Mustin

church Mustin

Jochen got laid to rest on March 26, 1841 in Mustin.

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