I have just had my mtDNA checked at 23andme and discovered that my maternal inheritance is Ashkenazi Jewish. The names, birth dates, father first name, and place locations (all in Hessen, Germany) are as follows:
Phillipine Leonhardt (1822)/father Johann, Dreieichenhain, Hessen, Germany
Anna Maria Baronz (1799)/Elias, Offenbach, Hessen, Germany
Sophia Hohlfeld (1771)/Johann, Langen, Offenbach, Hessen
Anna Maria Lohr (1737)/Eobald, Langen
Susanne Wurm (1697)/Anthon, Langen
Catherine Lohr (1670)/Michael Langen
Ursula Schickedanz (1645)/Johannes Sprendlingen, Offenbach, Hessen
I am aware that many of the Jewish families that were exiled from Spain in 1492 went to Austria & Germany as well as Turkey (I also am 10% Turkish which might be from this connection) Does anyone know if any of the above names might have been Jewish?
Thank you for any advice and/or help.
PS I also posted this on Jewish American Ancestry - I hope that is OK.