Friday, January 22, 2010

Record Search Findings: 1819 Death for Joseph Wenzel

I stumbled upon the 1819 death record for my 6th-great-grandfather today. His name was Joseph Wenzel, and he was born in the town of Graber, Bohemia (now Kravaře, Litoměřice, Czech Republic) to Christoph and Elisabeth Wenzel. He died on 07 Mar 1812 and was buried 09 Mar 1812. His occupation listed was "fleischhauermeister", which translates out to be "master butcher". I thought that was pretty interesting! On previous records, he was only listed as a "gärtner", or "gardener".

Joseph Wenzel was married to Anna Dorothea Munzig-Seeman on 06 Nov 1754, in Graber. They had six children: Johann Christoph (03 Dec 1756), Anna Maria (02 Jan 1759), Joseph (31 Jul 1762), Anna Maria (04 Sep 1763), Franz Joseph (29 Sep 1765) and Rosalia (26 Mar 1768). I only know of two of their children that married. First of which was their son Joseph, who married a Rosalia Görner from the neighboring town of Bleiswedel. Then their daughter Rosalia, my 5th-great-grandmother, who married Joseph Kasper from Graber.

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