Sunday, March 21, 2010

1808 to 1853 - Stengel, Catharina

Catharina (Kathrin) Stengel. Spouse, Johann Jacob Huglin. Father, George Stengel. Mother, Christina … b., 1808-11-18 in France. Religion, LU. d., 1853-02-06 in Kitchener, ON. Buried, Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Section H. m., 1838-03-27. Children: Katharine b. 1838; Ferdinand, b. 1840, d. 1921; Fredierika W, b. 1843; Harriet, b. 1845-09-17, d. 1847-10-10; John Jacob, b. 1848-06-18, d. 1850-02-21; Frederich Wilhelm, b. 1848-06-18, d. 1850-12-10. Remarks: John and Frederich were twins, are they buried with their parents? Resident on 1841-02-10, Waterloo.

Having been widowed in 1850, upon the death of her husband Johann Jacob Huglin from a liver complaint, my gggm, Kathrin, or Catharina, Huglin, nee Stengel, who was born in France in 1808, was left to raise her remaining three children, all of whom were born in Canada. Katherine was born in 1838, Ferdinand in 1840, and Friderika, or Frederika Wilhemina, in 1843. Katherine married Frederick Riegelmann and subsequently move to Buffalo, NY. Ferdinand married Christina Gackel and live in … Friderika married Philip Ceuln Jacobi and lived in York. Three other children had by then perished. Harriet, in 1847; and the twins, John Jacob and Frederich Wilhelm in 1850, possibly from influenza. In 1851, Kathrin, and the three children were believed to be living in the Village of Berlin. Her father had by then died, however, her mother Christina, age 75, was living with her brother George and his wife Margareth, nee Roth.

In his will, dated …, Johann Jacob had stipulated, in part, that "The Inn and Household shall be carried on by my beloved widow Catharine as hither to, and on the same premises we now live in. ... She is to have the Children under her, but the boys , shall, when fourteen years old, be put out to learn trades, according to their inclination. Should my widow not find it convenient to continue the Tavern, then she may give it in Rent, and out of the Rent to keep House with the children, and have thus the use of all this property for her own and the children's use and benefit as long as she shall and does live. But in case that my widow should intermarry again, she is to draw only her widow third. As soon as can be conveniently be done after my demise, all superfluous Articles of my household, of my Tavern, my Team and my Lot of Land, situate, on the East side of Cedar Street of Berlin, South of King Street, of about a quarter acre, shall be sold ... my Joiner Tools shall also be sold.

As reported in Der Deutsche Canadier, Kathrin died in Berlin on 6 Feb 1853 at the age of 44 years, 3 months, 1 day.

Catherine, Johan Jacob, Wilhelm and an unknown Huglin are buried in Section H of Mount Hope Cemetery in Kitchener.

1853 Kathrin Stengel (Huglin) d. 10 Feb. "From the Deutsche Canadier Deaths 1844-1861; 10 Feb 1853 p. 6; Huglin, Mrs, 06 Feb 1853, widow Huglin of Berlin, 44 years, 3 months, 1 day".

Ontario Court of Probate and Surrogate Court Records: Wills and Estate Files. Surrogate Court Surname Index - 1793-1858 (Hasen to Jacques)

Surrogate Court Surname Index - 1793-1858. RG 22, Appendix A25. HIGLIN, Catharine. Waterloo. 2. 1853

1853-01-14 Surrogate Court statement signed by Christian Enslin in connection with the will of Jacob Huglin
1853-01-22 Surrogate Court statement signed on behalf of Catharine Huglin in connection with the will of Jacob Huglin
1853-02-06 Catherine Hueglin nee Stengel died.

Kathrin Haglin
Canada West (Ontario), Waterloo County, Waterloo
abt 1808

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Katharine Haglin
Canada West (Ontario), Waterloo County, Waterloo
abt 1838

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Ferdinand Haglin
Canada West (Ontario), Waterloo County, Waterloo
abt 1840

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Friderika W Haglin
Canada West (Ontario), Waterloo County, Waterloo
abt 1843

1777 to 1849 - Stengel, George

My gggg grandfather.

George Stengel. Spouse, Christina. b., 1777-02-28 in France. Religion, LU. d., 1849-11-09 in Wilmot Township, Waterloo Co., ON. Buried, No record of burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. COD, consumption. m., < 1808. Occupation, Gentleman of Wilmot. Children: Catharina, George. Remarks: Named in Upper Canada Naturalization Registers 43 - 40, resident on 1841-02-10, Waterloo; expiration date 1846-06-00; over 16; date of registry 1846-12-21; registry number 339; reel C-15693; probably arrived Canada about 1839-12-21. Sources: Bindemann Burials

1. [S6]   Church Records - - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index, extracted by Norma Huber, #2 pg 161
"George Stengel gentleman of Wilmot, died 9 Nov 1849, aged 72y, 8m, 9d, cause: consumption"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Alemanni

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07.
Germanic tribe, a splinter group of the Suebi (see Germans). The Alemanni may have been a confederation of smaller tribes. First mentioned (A.D. 213) as unsuccessfully assaulting the Romans between the Elbe and the Danube, they later settled (3d cent.) in upper Italy. By the 5th cent. they occupied territories on both sides of the Rhine south of its junction with the Main (present Alsace, Baden, and NE Switzerland). Their westward expansion brought them into conflict with the Franks, whose king Clovis I defeated them in 496. In 505 he forced them to retire into Rhaetia, and in 536 they passed under Frankish rule. By the 7th cent. they had accepted Christianity. Swabia is also known as Alamannia, and the High German dialects of SW Germany and Switzerland are called Alemannic. In French speech the name Allemands came to signify all Germans.
Hueglin is believed to be an Alemannic name that has, for centuries, been used in parts of Germany, France and Switzerland as both a Christian name, and a surname.
One French reference dealing, in part, with patronyms, states:" Dans le domaine des patronymes, on saura que HÜGELE,HIGELE, et HÜGLIN sont trois manières d’écrire le nom de quelqu’un qui habite à côté ou sur une colline".
"That is to say HÜGELE, HIGELE, and HÜGLIN are three manners of writing the name of somebody who lives at the side of on a hill;"
One of the earliest use of the name I have found was around 1354 by the Ritter Hüglin von Schönegg. He was the son of a Basler painter who, in his youth, left Basel, entered the papal military service, and became a Marshal of the Duchy of Spoleto. He died in 1386.
Le Bâlois Hüglin von Schönegg servait le pape dans la garde du palais en 1354, sous les ordres du cardinal Gil Albornoz en 1360 et comme premier officier civil et militaire à Spolète en 1376.
Other early uses of the name include:
Jacob Hüglin, who was born in 1400 and died in 1484. He was a notary from Ingersheim, Alsace who served the Roman Catholic Church in various capacities. After 1461 he was a leading member of the Basel University.
Magdalena Hueglin or Huegelin who was born before 1450. She was the daughter of Johannes Haug. She married Balthasar Marstaller.
Johann Hüglin who was born in Lindau, Bavaria, and died on 10 May 1527 in Meersburg, Baden-Wuertemburg. He was parish priest in the village Sernatingen - today's Ludwigshafen on LakeConstance. He spoke up for the farmers in the peasant wars. After the defeat of the uprising, he was accused of heresy and burned at the stake.