24. Nov 2012:
of Sofie Stilz with Hermann Mayer 1932
My ancestors have different
lines with different regional provenances.
- Callenius: This line has the origin in
Eschwege (in northern Hesse) and near by. The sources of these data
based mostly on two existing proof of ancestry from the
1930s. I have made additionally some researches in the church records
Eschwege. The name Callenius get lost in Eschwege. see also chapter Origin of
- Kath: This family comes from
Pomerania, around the city of Belgard (pl: Białogard) resp. Kozalin.
The data based only on the above mentioned proof of ancestry and the
corresponding documents. Additional researches are very complicated
because of language, territory and destroyed documents in the world war
We have been in Poland quite recently and we have visited this area and
also those villages. You can find the impressions at my new site "Pomerania".
- Diebold and Hiß: These lines came from the
"Kaiserstuhl" in Baden. All around Eichstetten.and Jungingen.
The data based mostly on a book about the Hiß family which
was printed 1962. The data base is quite good, but the church records
start only after 30 Years War. The line of Diebold has some bigger
gaps. Since 2002 there exists a heritage book of Eichstetten
from Kurt Heinzmann.It can be ordered via the local
government in Eichstetten.
- Mayer: Up to now, the
theory was, that the family Mayer came from Hohenacker. From there they
moved via Grunbach to Großheppach. Since 1730 the family is
settled in Großheppach. Latest researches figured out, that
the Mayer came originally from Zimmern.
An information by accident in the Hessinger church records figured out,
that the catholic Hans Mayer, an orphan, came during the 30 Years War
(approx. 1634) from Zimmern to Hohenacker. There he converted to
Protestant and settled in Hohenacker. With his wife Anna he got at leas
3 children. One of these children, Johann Melchior, was born 1655 and
took a wife in Grunbach.
- Some bigger parts came from
Großheppach. E.g Böhringer
(before the 30 Years War this family came from Dürnau, county
of Göppingen), Durst, Ellwanger
or Sigle. The availability of sources in
Großheppach is very good and all data from
Großheppach are researched properly.
- Gienger: This family came from Weilheim/Teck
The information is getting back until middle of 17th century. But there
are more potentials.
- Stilz/Bischoff: Those families came from the
swebian Schnait. The availability of the sources is
quite good until 16th century and the data is researched properly.