Born 25 May 1830 in Diespeck Germany
Andreas Friedrich was my (Peter's) first cousin, five times removed (1C5R). He was the 6th child of 9 and the first of two sons of his parents Georg and Magdalena. He is important to the family because he immigrated to America in 1872 and established a line of the Family in Cincinnati. (He may not have been the first of his siblings to come to Cincinnati, and was not the first to come to America: he had sisters who also came over.) He may have led a colorful life as a Buttner (barrel-maker or cooper), an occupation he continued in America. We have some civil records about his life in both Germany and America. His birth record entry is the last one on the following images, #29.
His Marriage Record to Catharina can be seen here.
Diespeck Taufbuch: 1830 Seite 24 Num. 29
Hausnummer 101 in Diespeck
Geborn der 25 Maii *** *****
Getauft Samstag d. 229 Maii.
Diespeck Baptisms for 1830, Page 24 Number 29
Lived in House number 101 Diespeck.
A legitimate male birth.
Born 25 May, and Baptized Saturday 29 May.
Andreas Friedrich Hasselbacher
Pater Georg Hasselbacher, Butt? [?Böttcher] Meister
Mat. Maria Magdalena geb. Hergott
Teft. Andreas Friedrich Görl ***.
Father is Georg Hasselbacher Barrel-maker Master
Mother is Maria Magdalena born Hergott
Godparent is Andreas Friedrich Görl, **?
Comments on Birth Record:
- The format of the church books changed for a short time in the early 1800s. Its tabular form sought to keep a count on the legitimate and illegitimate births of both boys and girls. For example, at the top of this page it is noted that there were carried forward to the page a total of 8 male and 13 female legitimate births, and 2 male and 1 female illegitimate births for a total of 24 births. The second set of columns counted still-births [Lebengeborn vs Todgeborn] but I did not copy enough of the pages to confirm this. [I have some totals from another page with a puzzling discrepancy between male and female legitimate and illegitimate births. There appear to be fewer male illegitimate births. This is an interesting subject for additional research.]
- The Diespek Church Abstract of the birth record can be viewed here.
- As is true for other entries here and earlier, a mix of German and Latin words and abbreviations are used. Interestingly, eneen the handwriting uses a mix of old Deutschschrift and Latin cursive writing.
- House number 101 was the house of Andreas Friedrich's father Georg. I have not yet been able to identify it on my map and therefore cannot locate it today. It may be that Georg was the first of the Hasselbachers to live there.
- There was much in the section on Day and Tme of birth and baptism that I was unable to understand.
- There are a number of different German words for barrel-maker. I had difficulty reading the occupation of father Georg. It is Butt -something Meister.
- The mother is named Maria Magdalena born Hergott. This is the first time I have seen Magdalena given a first (spiritual) name: Maria. Since she was born in Neustadt, I have not yet seen a birth record. Her death record in Diespeck refers to her only as Magdalena. I will pay attention as I work through the records of her other children.
- The Godfather was Andreas Friedrich Görl. [I cannot understand the abbreviation that follows. It is used for other people on the page.] I would not have been able to read the name either except that I know of the family name, Görl: indeed I have met with members of the family. In the Twentieth Century, Joseph Hasselbacher married Reta Görl. That latter story is a truly tragic one that I will tell elsewhere.