Inherited Craziness
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Showing posts with label Hall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hall. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Winship Soppit and Ann Hall

Framwellgate Bridge, Durham
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Robinson - geograph.org.uk/p/6271900

Winship Soppit (b. 1842), elder son of Joseph Soppit and Catherine Winship, married an Ann Hall in Durham, in the 4th quarter of 1871. (There's more than one Ann Hall born in the relevant area, so it would require more clues.)

Winship and Ann had six children, but I'm not sure any survived:
  1. Winship Soppit b. 1872 M Quarter in HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING Volume 10A Page 475, died in the same quarter, 1872 M Quarter in HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING Volume 10A Page 345
  2. Catherine Soppit b. 1873 S Quarter in DURHAM Volume 10A Page 448, again died in the same quarter, 1873 S Quarter in DURHAM Volume 10A Page 240. There's a baptism of a Catherine Soppit, whose parents were Winship and Ann, in Durham, on 13 Oct 1874. A posthumous baptism, or perhaps more likely that the year has been transcribed incorrectly?
  3. Joseph Soppit b. 1877 M Quarter in DURHAM Volume 10A Page 396, died aged 1, in 1878 M Quarter in DURHAM Volume 10A Page 197
  4. John Winship Soppit b. 1879 M Quarter in DURHAM Vol 10A Page 373
  5. Margaret Soppit b. 1881 J Quarter in DURHAM Volume 10A Page 385, died again in the same quarter, 1881 (Volume 10A Page 181)
  6. Edith Annie Soppit b. 1885 S Quarter in GATESHEAD Vol 10A Page 795
In 1881, Winship Soppitt (sic) (38) Blacksmith at colliery, was living at Colliery Houses, 22, Framwellgate, Durham with wife Annie (29), John W (2) born at Framwellgate Moor; Margaret (0) and Annie Pallister (9) Niece.

Then Winship Soppit died, aged 48, in 1890 in Morpeth, Northumberland.

In 1891, Annie Soppitt (sic) (39) widow, was Housekeeper to John Scott (42) Deputy At Coal Mine, at Long Row, Harraton, Durham

But in 1901, Ann Soppit (49) widow from South Hetton, Durham, was listed as a Pauper Inmate in Preston Lane, Tynemouth, Northumberland - the Tynemouth Parish Workhouse was in Preston Lane (now Preston Road), North Sheilds.

Then she just dissapears: there are no further records on the next census and I cannot find a record of her death. Also, sadly, I can find are no further records relating to either John Winship (b. 1879), nor Edith Annie (b. 1885).

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Michael Kritzer and Maria Agatha Hall

Interior of the Catholic parish church of St. Johann, Donaueschingen, Baden, Germany. 
H.Helmlechner, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Michael Kritzer (b. 28 Sep 1805), son of Sebastian Kritzer and Rosina Drescher, married Maria Agatha Hall (b. 29 Mar 1822), daughter of Johann Hall and Brigitta Engesser, at St. Johann, Donaueschingen, on 26 Apr 1841.

Michael and Agatha (as she appears to have been known) had five children, all also baptised at Donaueschingen's Catholic church of St. Johann.
  1. Rosina Kritzer b. 12 Mar 1842, bap. 14 Apr 1842 
  2. Wilhelm Kritzer b. 10 Jan 1844, bap 14 Jan 1844
  3. Wilhelmina Kritzer b. 8 May 1845, bap. 18 May 1845
  4. Anna Kritzer b. 6 Jun 1849, bap. 10 Jun 1849
  5. Augusta Brigitta Kritzer b. 19 Aug 1858, bap. 29 Aug 1858
Michael Kritzer died, aged 61, in Donaueschingen on 1 Apr 1867.

We already know that Anna Kritzer and three of the children of Wilhelm Kritzer came to England. Rosina Kritzer married Josef Johann Baptist Seemann, in Donaueschingen, on 30 Sep 1869 and Wilhelmina Kritzer married Carl Emil Boll, again in Donaueschingen, on 29 May 1873. This last couple had at least seven children, giving the potential for further family still remaining in the area. There are no further records showing up for Augusta Brigitte Kritzer.

There is evidence of baptisms and marriages of this family, in this parish, right back to the 16th Century (then in a previous church building, clearly).
The German surname Kritzer, it is said, is derived from the Old German word "Kretscham," meaning "inn." The name was most likely first borne by an innkeeper. [We wouldn't have any of those in the family. LOL!] Although, there is an alternative suggestion that it's South German: probably an occupational name for a coiner, from krüzer Kreutzer. 

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Wilhelm Kritzer and Flora Wilhelmina Gleichauf

The Catholic parish church of St. Johann in Donaueschingen, Germany. The building with a double tower facade in the Bohemian Baroque style was built from 1724 to 1747 to a design by the Prague architect František Maxmilián Kaňka. Photo H. HelmlechnerCC BY-SA 4.0.

Wilhelm Kritzer (b. 10 Jan 1844), son of Michael Kritzer and Maria Agatha Hall, married Flora Wilhelmina Gleichauf (b. 26 Jan 1851), daughter of Johann Nepomuk Gleichauf and Waldburga Baur, on 26 Jun 1873 at the Katholisch (The Catholic parish church of St. Johann, consecrated to John the Baptist) in DonaueschingenVillingenBaden, Germany. 

Wilhelm and Flora Kritzer had five children, all baptised in that same church:
  1. Amalia Kritzer, born 7 Oct 1873, baptised 19 Oct 1873
  2. Julius Kritzer, born 18 Aug 1874, baptised 23 Aug 1874
  3. Karl Kritzer, born 3 Nov 1875, baptised 14 Nov 1875
  4. Josef Kritzer, born 30 Oct 1877 and baptised 11 Nov 1877 
  5. Wilhelm Kritzer, born 10 Mar 1879, baptised 23 Mar 1879,
    but who sadly died on 14 Sep of the same year.

At least three of the siblings came to England to work in service in some very distinguished households and were in England at the outbreak of the First World War, where they found themselves at the epicentre of the anti-German hysteria and Spy Feverincited by the press of the time

The parallels with the present day are many.

Source of the Donaubach in Donaueschingen (historically considered the source of the Danube)
Donaueschingen, in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) near the confluence of the two sources of the river Danube, close to the borders with Switzerland and France, is postcard perfectThis video gives us a look around the town today and the pronunciation of Doe-now-ess-shingen.