Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Germer Family

In the Spring of 1820, the future first converts of the Germer (and Faasch) family were Johann Germer and Maria Faasch.  11-year Johann Germer was orphaned shortly after his birth in Lubeck, Germany, near the Lubeck Bay of the Baltic Sea, southwest of Copenhagen, Denmark, 40 miles northeast of Hamburg, about 500 miles as the crow flies due east across the North Sea from Leeds, England.  On 1 Apr 1834, at the age of 25 in Lubeck, he will marry 26-year old Maria Faasch, also of Lubeck. 


In the Spring of 1820, Maria was 12 years old, the only girl with 2 older brothers (one died young) and two younger brothers, 4 children living in Lubeck with their parents, 43-year old Michel Hinrich Faasch and 39-year old Catheraina Dorothea Weideman Faasch. 


Maria and her brothers are:  Herman Henrich Johann Faasch, 1804-1856, KFK9-QNT; Peter Wilhelm Jurgen Faasch, 1806-1806, K67P-V4S; Maria Catharina Elsabe Faasch, 1808-1876, LHJM-H9F; Franz Christopher Faasch, 1811-1865, LCZY-M8B; Frederich Wilhelm Faasch, 1813-1869, KFK9-QJF.  

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