I ignore the obvious event for today, just say one word ;) – Bastille
But one result of this day in 1789? Six years later, on July 1795 the “Marsellaise” becomes National Anthem of France.
On my family tree we move to a totally new place. July 14, 1802 is the birthday of my 4th great grandfather Johann Theodor SCHMIDT. He was born in Oberneubrunn, Kingdom of Saxony, Germany.
You might remember the story of my greatuncle’s “Ahnenpass” I got a copy from by a researcher I found on ancestry (you can read the blog here)
What a surprise when this new place appeared. But a pleasant one since I couldn’t find him in the church books auf Bad Lausick so far.
All the info I have on Johann is from this Ahnenpass – and has therefore be handled with care, since the information comes from a secondary source. I still have to certify it by checking the original church records. But til then I take those dates “for granted”.
Johann was born into the marriage of Johann Kilian SCHMIDT and his wife Eva Margaretha EPLER. So far I cannot tell you, if he had siblings or not. The Ahnenpass only contains the direct line – no siblings.
Johann received his baptism one day after he was born, on July 15, 1802 in Oberneubrunn.
He married Johanna Juliana EGERLAND – where and when I don’t know so far.
Their oldest son Friedrich Theodor SCHMIDT was born in 1825 in Lausigk (today’s Bad Lausick in Saxony, Germany). In his birth entry Johann is stated as carpenter and burgher of Lausigk.
Another son was born 1828 in Lausigk. His name was Carl August SCHMIDT. He is stated as third child, but so far I couldn’t find the second child of Johann Theodor and Johanna Juliana.
That is all the information I have on him so far. But tons of new topics for my to-do-list!