If anyone is interested with helping me on this Martel - Charlemange, it would be great!!!
After doing some research on Charlemange, I found that one of his grandsons, Emperor Lothaire I of Roman Empire - also known as King of Italy, married Countess Ermengarde of Tours on 15 Oct 0821 in Thionville, Moselle, France. Countess Ermengarde was born about 0800and lived in Alsace, France.
I've managed to place the Martel's from my family line in Alsace-Lorraine, France up until the 1700's. Now that I have a link in location from my Martel's to the Charlemange, I'm hoping that I can now work toward establishing a blood relation. Here's what I have so far...
Louis I was born in 0795, lived in Altdorf, Bavaria and died on 29 Sep 0855 in Pruem, Rheinland, Prussia . He was the son of Emporer Louis I "The Pious" of Roman Empire and Ermengarde de Hesbaye.
Emperor Lothaire married Countess Ermengarde of Tours on 15 Oct 0821 in Thionville, Moselle, France. Countess Ermengarde was born about 0800and lived in Alsace, France. She was the daughter of Count Hughes II of Upper Alsace and Countess Ava of Upper Alsace. She died on 20 Mar 0851 in Angers, France and was buried in Abbaye d'Erstein, Strasbourg, Alsace, France .
My Martel line...
1. Dewald Martel b.1767 Simonsfeld,Germany
+ Barbara Kautz
2. Michael Martel b.1809 d.abt. 1852
3. Michael Martel
3. Phillip David Martel
3. George Peter Martel
3. Friedrick Theobald Martel
My sources on Dewald Martel say that the family came from the Alsace-Lorraine area before migrating to Kassel Russia (they were among the first settlers of the Gluckstal Colonies). They were Lutherans. Any info. would be great, thanks!