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Anna Maria Gassens

Anna Maria Gassens

Posted: 25 May 2005 6:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gassens, Meurers, Claesgens
Daughter of Theodori Gassens and Anna Catharina Meurers.
Christened 22 Dec 1793, Katholisch, Rheindorf, Rheinland, Preussen.
Anna Maria married Francis Joseh Claesgens. Date unknown
Their children
Anthony Claesgens b. in Rhineland, Germany
Anna Catherine Claesgens b. in Kattenreiffersheid, Prussia
Looking for more info on Anna's parents and if she had any siblings. Any info would be of great help!
Thanks,
Mary

Re: Anna Maria Gassens

Posted: 16 Aug 2007 1:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
While I don't have information on this Gassen branch, I have done research on another Gassen family from Kaltenreiffersheid [that's "kalt" as in cold]. The town name is now just "Reifferscheid" in the Andenau region [use Google]. There's another Reifferschied not too far away called Reifferscheid bei Hellenthal. I found my Gassens listed in those records too in an FHL/IGI search online.

The Family History Library films were very helpful for my research and I remember the name Claesgens in the records too. Even if you don't know any German, you can find a library book on German genealogy that includes alphabet charts of the old script as a reference [a good starter book is "Discovering Your German Ancestors", by Thode and Anderson], where you can also pick up the mandatory, but basic German vocabulary that you'll find in the church records. Whether they're in German, English, or Latin, etc. the church records [Catholic or Protestant] use standard phrases for recording baptisms, marriages, and deaths. And many times you'll find the records easier to read than later local church records for your family.

I hope this is helpful to you. You can find my Gassen ancestors posted on Rootsweb.

Gary Rebholz
Milwaukee, WI
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