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Duke and duchess Hesch of Rheinhessen, Hessen c. 1835?

Duke and duchess Hesch of Rheinhessen, Hessen c. 1835?

Posted: 2 Jan 2008 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hesch, Biller
I'm trying to verify some research started by another family member and am coming up very short on information. I can't seem to even verify a noble family of this name, but I don't know exactly where to look. Family legend has it that Clara Hesch came to the US after marriage to a common laborer. There is supposedly a passport hanging on someone's wall that states she is a princess, and he a laborer, but I've never personally seen it. Her parents were Antonius Hesch (christ. Jan 20 1810) and Agnetis Biller.

I am also looking for anything I can read to give a historical perspective of this region, and what exactly it meant to be a nobel in that place and period.

Re: Duke and duchess Hesch of Rheinhessen, Hessen c. 1835?

Posted: 3 Mar 2011 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
We are in the same boat. My family is looking for The Duke of Reining or possibly Reinking. We have his ring, the Habsburg double-headed eagle with a diamond center so it must date to the Holy Roman Empire. I will keep an eye out for your Duke and Duchess while I am looking and please watch for mine. Thanks

Re: Duke and duchess Hesch of Rheinhessen, Hessen c. 1835?

Posted: 5 Mar 2011 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
If I were you I would check Starke Genealogy Index of German Nobility website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~autwgw/sgi/index.htm#top
and put in the surmane of Hesch. The website has all the names of the German nobility in it's database. I know this maybe far off put there is the princely family of von Hessen und bei Rhein meaning Hesse by the Rhine family that is a collateral branch of the von und zu Hessen family.
Good Luck
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