#52ancestors 2015 No. 4 – sharing my birthday

This week’s theme of Amy Crow’s 52 ancestors challenge is called “closest to your birthday”.

52ancestors-2015Closest to my birthday are the ancestors I share my birthday with. One of them is Hermann Karl Heinrich KOOP, the brother-in-law of my 2nd great grand uncle August Heinrich Johann WARNKE.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

We are moving back to one of my main parishes: Diedrichshagen in Mecklenburg, Germany. During Hermann’s lifetime the area changed from the grandduchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin to the German Reich to the Third Reich to the German Democratic Republic. Well, it was the 20th century, the time when Europe changed.

Hermann was born on July 23, 1888 as the youngest of five children into the marriage of Hans Joachim Friedrich KOOP, a mason in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany and his wife Wilhelmina Louise Henriette née KRUSE. He received his christening on August 12, 1888 in the church of the parish in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

baptism Hermann Karl Heinrich Koop

baptism Hermann Karl Heinrich Koop

You can see that he is second name is written Carl instead of Karl, but most of the remaining records I found for him, his name was spelled Karl, therefore I used that spelling in my records, too.

The following is his confirmation record from April 5, 1903 – also in the church of Diedrichshagen:

confirmation Hermann Karl Heinrich Koop

confirmation Hermann Karl Heinrich Koop

Eight years later, on June 9, 1911 he married the laborer’s daughter Caroline Anna Wilhelmine SCHLÜNZ from Alt Jassewitz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. And you can see on the following wedding certificate that a registrar was so nice to make a side note regarding Hermann’s death.

wedding certificate Koop & Schlünz

wedding certificate Koop & Schlünz

The couple had four children, I know of so far.

  • Everhart * August 3, 1912
  • Anni * April 9, 1914
  • Ella * September 11, 1915
  • Anneliese * April 28, 1923

Have a look at the gap between Ella and Anneliese of almost 8 years. I wouldn’t be surprised, if there would be more children, I just didn’t find yet so far.

the 1919 census record for Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany shows the family living in Hamberge. And Caroline’s father is living with them:

1919 census

1919 census

Hermann died at the age of 79 years on December 27, 1967 (taken from the side note on his wedding certificate above).

November 23 – Hans Carl Christian Koop

George Gershwin’s musical “Funny Face” premieres on November 23, 1927 in New York.

And on November 23, 1963 the longest running show on global televison “Dr. Who” starts with the first episode “An Unearthly Child“.

And on my family tree we meet Hans Carl Christian KOOP who died on this day in 1879 in Upahl, grandduchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany – being 81 years of age. That is quit a biblical age for that time!

death certificate Hans Carl Christian Koop

death certificate Hans Carl Christian Koop

His son Joachim KOOP registered his father’s death one day later with the officials.

According to the age given on the death certificate he was born 1798 or 1799 in Rüting, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

What else can we take as information from his death certificate?

He was married. The name of his wife is given with Sophia née SUHRBIER. From a birth certificate I found for one of their children, I know her full name is Maria Elisabeth Elsabe Sophia SUHRBIER.

I found a census record for 1867 where he is given as a small farmer. 1875 when his son married he already handed is farm over to the next generation, living as a retiree with the family.

#52ancestors No. 20 – Elise Maria Rudolfine Koop

52ancestorsIt is time for my next ancestors in the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks challenge.

Meet Elise Maria Rudolfine KOOP, the wife of my 2nd great grand uncle. Which technically makes her my 2nd great grand aunt ;)

Elise was born on August 11, 1883 (Happy Birthday, Auntie ;)) in Upahl in the parish of Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

Here you can see her baptism record:

baptism record Elise Koop

baptism record Elise Koop

She was the middle child of in total five children born into the marriage of the brick layer Hans Joachim Friedrich Koop and his wife Wilhelmine Louise Henriette née KRUSE.

As you can from the record see she was baptized on August 19, 1883 in the church of Diedrichshagen.

In the same church she got confirmed into the lutheran religion on April 3, 1898. The record below is the according church record (highlighted in blue) – her father is stated as deceased.

confirmation Elise Koop

confirmation Elise Koop

On January 8, 1904 she married the worker August Heinrich Johann WARNKE from Kastahn, a village in the same parish.

wedding record Elise Koop & August Warnke

wedding record Elise Koop & August Warnke

As you can see, her day of baptism is given as birthday in the wedding record. As this is a secondary record always watch out for the primary record to verify a data you’ve found.

The couple had nine children born between 1904 and 1919:

  • Werner Johann Hermann Christian, * March 26, 1904
  • Paul Friedrich Wilhelm, * June 22, 1905
  • Hans Hermann Richard Wilhelm, * July 1, 1907
  • Bernhard Hans Wilhelm, * July 19, 1908
  • Amy Dorothea Sophia, * September 17, 1909
  • Mathilde Bertha Dora, * October 20, 1910
  • Lisbeth Hertha Johanna, * April 21, 1913
  • Richard Ludwig Martin, * August 22, 1915
  • Olga Minna Emma, * October 3, 1919

This is the 1919 census record for the family:

census 1919

census 1919

Elise died on December 22, 1953 in Upahl and got laid to rest on the cemetary of Diedrichshagen where I found her gravestone:

gravestone Warnke & Koop

gravestone Warnke & Koop

 

March 28 – Hermann Paul Max Warnke

Great Britain and France declare war to Russia under Tsar Nicolas I. on March 28, 1854 for the Crimean War.

And on March 28, 1882 France introduces the compulsary education.

And let me introduce you to my first cousin 3x removed Hermann Paul Max WARNKE who was born on March 28, 1891 in Kastahn, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

He was the second oldest child of Gottlieb Joachim August WARNKE and his wife Ida Maria Katharina Dorothea née KOOP.

Hermann received his christening in Diedrichshagen one month later on April 24, 1891. The same church he got confirmed in on April 16, 1905.

church Diedrichshagen

church Diedrichshagen

The last record I have for him so far is the 1919 census. He is not married and lives with his older brother Hans and his family.

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March 9 – Warnke & Camin wedding

With the death of his father Wilhelm I. on March 9, 1888 his son becomes the new Emperor Friedrich III. of the German Empire. His regency lasts only 99 days til his death of cancer of the throat.

The Federal Convention of the German Federation decides on March 8, 1848 (in the context of the March Revolution) that Black-Red-Gold should be the National Colours. It is the first time this combination reaches the status of a National Symbol – which it is til today.

And on my family tree I say “Happy Anniversary” to my first cousin 3x removed Liesbeth Maria Dorothea  WARNKE (a.k.a. Liesbeth Marie Doris Auguste WARNKE).

She celebrated her wedding with the mechanical engineer from Gischow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Friedrich Wilhelm Christian CAMIN on March 9, 1917, in the midth of World War I in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

wedding certificate Warne & Camin

wedding certificate Warne & Camin

Liesbeth was born on May 10, 1891 in Kastahn, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany as third of four children into the marriage of Gottlieb Joachim August WARNKE and his wife Ida Maria Katharine Dorothe née KOOP. Liesbeth was actually the only daughter surrounded by three brothers.

Friedrich was born in Gischow on April 27, 1882 into the marriage of Friedrich Christian Johann CAMIN and his wife Katharina Maria Christine née BAUER.

Following their wedding Liesbeth moved with Friedrich to Gischow.  Their first (and so far only known) son is born there in April 1917, just one month after the wedding. I guess they received the official wedding approval by the authorities just in time.

 

 

 

 

 

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