March 31 – Anna Katharina Margerethe Frahm

Following his divorce of Minervina does the Roman Emperor Konstantin the Great marry Fausta, the daughter of the resigned Emperor Maximian on March 31, 307.

Due to the death of his father King Franz I. his son Heinrich II. (Henry II.) becomes new King of France on March 31, 1547.

And we meet my cousin 5x removed Anna Katharina Margarethe FRAHM wo was born on March 31, 1827 in Boienhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

She was the third of four children of the farmer Joachim Heinrich FRAHM and his wife Margaretha Elisabeth née PARBS. You might remember her oldest brother Johann David Ernst FRAHM from one of my former blogposts.

On December 22, 1854 Margarethe (how she was named in a census record) married Christian Karl Heinrich HAGEDORN, a cottager and farmer from Boienhagen in Diedrichshagen.

I found six children for the couple so far – born between 1854 and 1868.

The following document shows the 1867 census record for Christian and Margarethe. They are living with five children (the sixth was born in 1868) with Christian’s parents on the farm.

1867 census FRAHM family

1867 census FRAHM family

Margarethe died on February 11, 1894 in Boienhagen and got laid to rest in Diedrichshagen on Februar 17, 1894.

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March 26 – Maria Dorothea Anna Tretow

Cologne on March 26, 1027: Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II. and his wife Gisela of Swabia as Emperor and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire.

Carol I. becomes new Duke of Romania on March 26, 1866 – 15 years later on March 26, 1881 he gets proclaimed as first King of the newly instituted kingdom Romania.

On my family tree, we meet the wife of my first cousin 5x removed Johann David Ernst FRAHM.

Maria Dorothea Anna TRETOW is born on March 26, 1832 in Kastahn, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

As far as I know so far she was the first daughter of the farmer Johann Joachim TRETOW and his wife Sophia née KOTH.

On February 9, 1855 she married my cousin in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

Between 1856 and 1875 the couple had 10 children.

This 1867 census record shows Johann, Maria and six of their children and six farmhands/servants living in Boienhagen:

census 1867

census 1867

At the time of the 1900 census she is stated as widowed and as a visitor in Alt Jassewitz (compared to a permanent resident).

Maria died on July 21, 1912 in Boienhagen and she got laid to rest in Diedrichshagen on July 24, 1912.

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February 18 – Emma Sofie Margarethe Frahm

February 18, 1587: Mary, Queen of the Scots (a.k.a. Maria Stuart) gets executed after living in captivity for 19 years in Fotheringhay Castle. She had been convicted of being a part of the Babington Plot in 1586 – to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I.

The siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl, members of the White Rose, a non-violent, intellectual resistence group in Nazi Germany were arrested on February 18, 1943. They distributed flyers with “Anti-Nazi-Propaganda” at the university of Munich.

On my family tree we meet my 2nd cousin 4x removed.

Emma Sofie Margarethe FRAHM was born on February 18, 1872 in Boienhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. She was the ninth of ten children born into the marriage of the fee farmer Johann David Ernst FRAHM and his wife Maria Dorothea Anna née TRETOW.

She got confirmed in the church of Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany on April 18, 1886. The same church she married Wilhelm Johann Christian VOSS on October 21, 1902.

The couple had two children I know of so far: one son being born in 1907 and a daughter for who I don’t have an exact birth date yet.

Emma died one day following her 43rd wedding anniversary on October 22, 1945. Her daughter Margarethe registered her death with the officials.

Actually that is the only record I have so far for her daughter. Always watch out for information not directly related to the person you research. You never know what you find.



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February 11 – Anna Katharina Margarethe Frahm

The history facts for today

  • a French Army lead by Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a Prussian-Russian alliance in the Battle of Montmirail on February 11, 1814
  • on February 11, 1945 the last day of the conference of Jalta Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin sign a declaration which determins the reorganisation of Europe. A main decision: Germany gets divided into 4 occupation zones (British, French, US and Soviet)

And on my family tree we meet my first cousin 5x removed.

Anna Katharina Margarethe FRAHM died on February 11, 1894 in Boienhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. According to census records she was called with her middle name Margarethe (or Margaretha, that differs).

Her son-in-law registered her death with the officials in Schildberg one day later:

death certificate Anna Frahm

death certificate Anna Frahm

She was born as third of four children into the marriage of the farmer Joachim Heinrich FRAHM and his wife Margaretha Elisabeth née PARBS on March 31, 1827 in Boienhagen.

She married Christian Karl Heinrich HAGEDORN on December 22 1854 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany – six days after she gave birth to their first child.

Between 1854 and 1868 the couple had five more children. In total four daughters and two sons.

The 1867 census shows Margaretha (row 4) and her husband Christian (row 3) living with 3 of  their children (rows 5-7) on his parent’s (rows 1-2) farm, which he as oldest son would inherit from his father.

census 1867

census 1867

Margaretha got laid to rest in Diedrichshagen on February 17, 1894


  •, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, Census, 1867 (Provo, UT, USA, Operations Inc, 2006),
  •, Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1950 (Provo, UT, USA, Operations, Inc., 2013),

February 1 – Dübrok & Reuter Wedding

February 1, 1946 is the first working day of the Norwegian Trygve Lie. He is the very first Secretary-General of the United Nations.

And one of the most famous pictures of the world has been taken today in 1968. The chief of South Vietnam’s National Police Nguyễn Ngọc Loan killed the handcuffed prisoner Nguyễn Văn Lém, a suspected Viet Cong member with a shot in the head. 

And on my family tree we have a wedding anniversary to celebrate for this day.

On February 1, 1878 my second cousin 4x removed Heinrich Johann Joachim REUTER, a fee farmer living in Groß Pravtshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany married Helene Dorothea Maria DÜBROCK, a farmer’s daughter from Wotenitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

wedding certificate Dübrock & Reuter

wedding certificate Dübrock & Reuter page 1

Heinrich was born July 18 1845 in Upahl and the 1867 census shows him still living with his parents in Upahl, working as a stableman.

Beween 1867 and 1878 he moved to Groß Pravtshagen and took over a fee farm. He died September 15, 1914 in Grevesmühlen.

Helene was born on November 29, 1857 in the village Wotenitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

So far I couldn’t find any children for the couple following (or even before) the wedding. And I am missing Helene’s death entry, too.




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