Archive for September, 2013

Original Church Records From Münchsteinach

Monday, September 30th, 2013

I have begun to post and analyze original church records from Münchsteinach. The first batch are abstracts of births, deaths, and marriages from after 1760 or so. In coming weeks I will post and discuss the actual sacramental records themselves, as well as older records that were not abstracted by the church.

New 1776 German Document Containing the Name of Peter Hasselbacher

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

As mentioned in the recent summary post about my summer trip to Germany, I found the names of Peter, his mother, and two of his brothers in the lists of communicants and confirmands from the Church in Münchsteinach. These add to the precious few documents we have containing the name of Peter, the patriarch of the Hazelbaker family of America. Take a look at the images and incremental speculation.