#52ancestors No. 12 – same year, different places

52ancestors-2015The challenge of week no. 12 is “Same”. I thought a bit how to approach this motto. At the end I decided to introduce you to two women who were born in the same year: 1786

My fourth great grandmother Catharina Dorothea DAEHN, born 1786. I cannot yet prove exactly when. I only have her age from her death entry.

On November 3, 1811 she married the day laborer Franz Joachim Hinrich Christian SCHAPER in Mustin, grandduchy of Sachsen-Lauenburg (today on the territory of Schleswig-Holstein), Germany. The couple had seven children I know of:

  1. Hans Joachim Hinrich 1812-1812
  2. Johann Joachim Heinrich 1814
  3. Anna Catharina Elisabeth 1816
  4. Franz Joachim Hinrich 1818
  5. Anna Catharina Dorothea 1820-1846
  6. Johann Jacob Hinrich 1823-1882
  7. Johann Heinrich Friedrich 1826-1854

Following a stroke, Catharina died on April 15, 1847 in Mustin and got laid to rest on the church cemetary on April 19, 1847

And then there is my 3rd great grandaunt Kathrin Magdalena ORTH, of whom I don’t know that much. She was born on January 11, 1786 in Mönkhagen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany as fifth of eight children into the marriage of the day laborer Hans Hinrich Christopher OHRT (yes, the spelling is different from entry to entry) and Ann Malen JÄGERS.

She received her christening on January 15, 1786 in Zarpen, the main village of the parish.

And that is the last trace I have of her.

April 17 – Catharina Dorothea Elisabeth Schaper

The Treaty of Shimonoseki from April 17, 1895 terminates the First Sino-Japanese War. Signed by Ito Hirobumi for the Empire of Japan and Li Hongzhang for Qing Empire in the Japanese harbour town Shimonoseki it is today known as an unequal treaty – due to the onesided burden for the Qing Empire.

The first World’s Fair is opened on April 17, 1958 in Brussels, Belgium. Til today the Atomium which was built for this Fair is a landmark for the city.

Let me introduce you to my 2nd great grand aunt Catharina Dorothea Elisabeth SCHAPER who was born on April 17, 1856 in Mustin, Saxe-Lauenburg, Germany.

She was the youngest daughter, the youngest of eight children of my 3rd great grandparents Johann Joachim Heinrich SCHAPER, a farmer from Mustin and his wife Catharina Maria Sophia née HAGEN.

She received her christening in the church of Mustin on April 23, 1856.

church Mustin

church Mustin

So far, I don’t know anything else of her.



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April 6 – Catharina Maria Isernhagen

In the Battle of Thapsus Caesar defeats the followers of the Roman Senate lead by Cato on this day in 46 BC.

And today in 1994 was the first day of the Rwandan Genocide. It all started when the aircraft carrying the Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and the Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Genocide lasted for approximately 100 days to mid-July 1994. An estimated number or 500,000 – 1,000,000 Rwandans (mostly Tutsi and moderate Hutu) got killed. As much as 20% of the overall Rwandan population and up to 70% of the Tutsi living in Rwanda.

It is hard to come back to my family tree following an excursus like this, but that what this blog is about.

My fourth great grandmother Catharina Maria ISERNHAGEN died today in 1849 in Mustin, Duchy of Sachsen-Lauenburg, Germany.

She was born on March 13, 1771 in the same village. Three days later she received her christening in the partially wooden church of Mustin.

church Mustin

church Mustin

She married Johann Friedrich HAGEN sometimes before 1810. That is when their first son was born. I found the following children for the couple:

  • Jochen Friedrich Christian Gottlieb HAGEN (November 10, 1810 – January 6, 1811)
  • Catharina Elisabeth Dorothea HAGEN (March 13, 1812 – March 17, 1886
  • Catharina Maria Sophia HAGEN (May 7, 1815 – 1887) – my 3rd great grandmother

You can see that the surviving children grew to reach a very high age for that time.

Catharina got laid to rest on the cemetary of Mustin on April 10, 1849.

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March 23 – Maria Dorothea Henriette Schaper

Great Britain signs a peace treaty with the South African Republic on March 23, 1881 which ends the First Boer War.

And on this day in 1919 the does Karl I.,  the last monarch leave Austria-Hungary for his exile in Switzerland. Before crossing the border, he declared his resignation from any right of ruling the country. This resignation will be later the cause for the Habsburg Law.

On my family tree we mourn the death of my first cousin 4x removed Maria Dorothea Henriette SCHAPER on March 23 1845 in Naschow, parish of Mustin, duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg, Germany (take a look at the map here).

The cause of her death is just stated with “attack” in her death entry.

Maria was born on November 11, 1844 as first of six children of Franz Joachim Hinrich SCHAPER and Helene Christine Louise MÖLLER.

Franz and Helene have neve been married though. You might remember that I already told you their story here, in my fourth blogpost for the 52 ancestors challenge.

church Mustin

church Mustin


Maria got christened in the church of Mustin on November 18, 1844 and got laid to rest on its cemetary on March 28, 1845.



March 17 – Catharina Elisabeth Dorothea Hagen

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

The Dalai Lama Tendzin Gyatsho seeks refuge in India on March 17, 1959 following the failure of the uprising of the Tibetanians vs. their Chinese occupying forces.

Wilhelm von Opel and his brother Friedrich Opel sell the majority of the shares of their car manufacturer Opel to the US company General Motors on March 17, 1929.

And on my family tree we finally move out of the parish of Diedrichshagen again. We go westwards to the parish of Mustin, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

That’s where my 3rd great grand aunt Catharina Elisabeth Dorothea HAGEN died on March 17, 1886. She was the middle child of the shepherd Johann Friedrich HAGEN and his wife Catharina Maria née ISENHAGEN.

church Mustin

church Mustin


Catharina was born on March 13, 1812 in Mustin. And she received her christening on March19, 1812 in this beautiful church in Mustin.



So far I didn’t find a husband or children for her.

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