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Houseman / Hausmann Wetter (Hessen)

Posted: 5 Nov 2004 2:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
I recently found that my great great great grandfather George Hausmann came from a town in Hesse Cassel, Germany called Wetter (about 10 miles north of Marburg).

Does anyone have any information on any Hausmanns from this town?

Any information would be appreciated...

Ken Houseman

Re: Houseman / Hausmann Wetter (Hessen)

Posted: 8 Dec 2007 10:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hausmann
Hi Ken,

My dad, Albert C. Hausmann, originally of Cleveland, Ohio, in doing research on his family, discovered that his great-grandfather, Johann "John" Adam Hausmann, emigrated to the US from Germany in 1850 at the age of 18. Johann's Naturalization papers show him as being a native of Hesse Cassel, Germany. We think he is the only one in his family that emigrated to the US.

Teri

Re: Houseman / Hausmann Wetter (Hessen)

Posted: 9 Dec 2007 1:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Teri,

Thanks for the post. So do you know what town he came from yet? I have German ancestors on both my mother's and father's side. In two separate cases, I was able to trace back to the exact town based on church records. Each church record recorded the town they were born as part of the death record (I don't know if all churches used to do this, but if you can figure out the area where he lived, you might be able to figure out what church they went to; hopefully they can tell you where he was born).

Let me know if he was from the town of Wetter. I have some genealogical information from one line of Hausmanns (which I am still trying to find a match for).

Ken Houseman





Re: Houseman / Hausmann Wetter (Hessen)

Posted: 9 Dec 2007 8:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hausmann
Ken,

These are the notes that my dad made on his research regarding my great-great-great grandfather:

"Information concerning JOHANN ADAM HAUSMANN's life in Germany came from recorded data in the Stadtarchiv of Hanau, Germany. It states that he was of Netherlandisch ancestry, his parent's names, his brother's names and all of their birth dates and other pertinent info concerning their family members.

Information we have indicates that JOHANN ADAM HAUSMANN b. 1832 was the only member of the Hausmann family to emigrate from Germany to the United States. His U.S. Naturalization Papers dated 16 November 1857 state that he was a native of Hesse Cassel, Germany and that he first arrived in the U.S. in April of 1850 under the age of 18 (he would have been 17 if this is indeed a true statement). He swears no further allegiance to Frederic William, Elector of Hesse, in these papers. Frederic William was the ruler of Hesse between 1847 and 1866. Frederic William was born 20 August 1802 near Hanau and died at Horzowitz near Prague January 6, 1875. He sided with Austria in 1866 Austro-Prussian War.

We find no record of JOHANN ADAM HAUSMANN's citizenship papers.
In 1994 we have no record of the port of embarkation nor of entry into the U.S.
In 1994 we do not have the name of the ship which brought him to the U.S.
The CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER newspaper article on Monday, July 25, 1898 in a story covering the tragic death of JOHANN ADAM states that he came to Cleveland, Ohio in 1853. If this is true we do not know where he was between April 1850 and 1853. We do not know at what port he entered the U.S. We do have an old photograph of a house and people who were identified as being the New York Hausmanns. We do not know the location or the exact people in the photo.
Other info states JOHANN ADAM country of birth as Hesse Cassel (across the river(?) from Witzenhausen."

Here is some information I found on Rootsweb.com:
"Naturalizations Index:
Hausmann Adam
Address:
Vol. 4, Pg. 121 Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio
Born: Hesse Cassel
Date and Port: April 1850
Naturalized: Nov. 16, 1857
Witnesses:
Notes: Soundex: H255
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuyah2/nats/coarch/part2/pg0096.h..."

It doesn't sound like he came from Wetter.

His burial records say he came from Hanau Kurhessen.

Teri

Re: Houseman / Hausmann Wetter (Hessen)

Posted: 9 Dec 2007 11:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
OK, so it looks like he was from either Witzenhausen which is close to the city of Kassel or Hanau which is outside of Frankford. He probably leaft Germany from the port of Bremen. Many of those records were destroyed during WWII (which is probably the case for my Hausmann ancestors as well).

My suggestion would be to look up any Hauamenns in and around the town of Witzenhausen (use the online German Phone directory) and send them a letter explaining that you are doing your family research and if they have any information about this person. This is how I got the information from my mother's side. I sent a letter with the obituary to people around the town where my mother's ancestors came from . I was put into contact with a man who had the entire family history dating back to the late 1500s.

My ancestor Georg Hausmann's obit said he was from Wetter Kurhessen. My German is very limited, but from what I understand Kurhessen was a separate German province until it became part of Prussia. (FYI - the headless horseman was a Hessian)

Let me know how you make out or if you need any advice. I hope your Hausmann search turns out better than mine. I think my Hausmanns didn't want to be found :-)

Ken Houseman

Re: Houseman / Hausmann Wetter (Hessen)

Posted: 10 Dec 2007 2:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hausmann
Thank you, Ken, for your help. I'll let you know if I find out anything. Have a Merry Christmas!

Teri

Re: Houseman / Hausmann Wetter (Hessen)

Posted: 5 Nov 2010 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Teri,

Just wanted to follow up; did you ever have any luck finding where your Hausmann ancestor came from? If you can make a connection to a specific town, you should be able to find something.

This past summer, my brothers and I returned to Wetter (which is where my Hausmanns were from). The town historian handed me a family history back to the 1600s (that included my gg grandfather and ggg grandfather who settled in Philadelphia)

Best of luck with your search!

Ken
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