The Weigman Family of Kühschmalz, Kreis Grottkau, Schlesien (Silesia)

Compiled by Paul Zebe

Contents

Introduction
Relationship with the Scholz(e) Family
Relationship with the Lux Family
Family Tree
Sources of Information
Contact

Introduction

I am descended from Johann Casper ("Casper") Weigman and his wife Anna Rosina.  Casper was a "Freigärtner" (i.e., the proprietor of a small farm of perhaps 5 to 25 Morgen who was free of most feudal dues) living in the village of Kühschmalz (or more accurately in the separate part of the community of Zindel, the so-called Zindelseite, that was co-located with Kühschmalz) in Kreis Grottkau during the second and third quarters of the 18th Century.  His ancestors are currently unknown, as are those of his wife, whose maiden name is also unknown. 

Casper first appears in the churchbooks of the Catholic Church of Kühschmalz in August 1723 in a church record indicating that he was a bachelor.  In an April 1728 church record, he is first identified as a Freigärtner.  The record also indicates that he was still a bachelor.  A church record from June 1729 identifies him as a Freigärtner, but no longer as a bachelor.  Based on this, he probably married sometime between April 1728 and June 1729.  Unfortunately, no marriage record has been located for Casper and Anna Rosina. 

Casper and Anna Rosina had eight children, four sons and four daughters, the eldest (my ancestor) baptized in 1730 and the youngest in 1752.  At least five of them survived to adulthood.  As adults, those children lived in the villages of Falkenau (Catholic parish of Falkenau), Hammer (Catholic parish of Falkenau), Kühschmalz, and Winzenberg (served by the Catholic church in Winzenberg, an adjunct of the Catholic parish of Koppitz), all in Kreis Grottkau. 

I would be happy to hear from anyone else who is also descended from this family.



Relationship with the Scholz Family

Between 1730 and 1790, a period of 61 years, the Schol(t)z(e) family of Hönigsdorf, Groß Carlowitz, and Grottkau - Heinrich Ignatz Scholtze, schoolmaster at Hönigsdorf, and wife Maria Barbara; Johann Joseph Scholtz, schoolmaster at Groß Carlowitz, wife Anna Rosina, daughter Rosalia, son Franz Carl, and son Joseph; Franz Carl Scholtz, schoolmaster of Groß Carlowitz; and Joseph Scholz, Royal Tax Clerk at Grottkau, and wife Philippina - provided godparents for all 8 of the children and 24 of the grandchildren of Johann Casper Weigman and his wife, Anna Rosina. This indicates that the two families had strong ties. The nature of those ties is unknown.



Relationship with the Lux Family

The Lux family of Kühschmalz - Johann Matthias Lux, baker and innkeeper in Oberkühschmalz, wife Anna Regina, wife Maria Barbara, and son Carl Joseph - provided godparents for all 8 of the children of Johann Casper Weigman and his wife, Anna Rosina. The Lux family also provided godparents for decades for children of the Scholz family. In fact, the relationship between the Lux family and the Scholz family outlasted the relationship between the Weigman family and the Scholz family. This would seem to imply that the Lux family had ties with both of the other families. The nature of those ties is unknown.



Family Tree

  Key:

  oo=married

  Religion:

  All individuals are believed to be Catholic

  Localities:

  Alt Schalkowitz, Kreis Oppeln, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Falkenau, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Gläsendorf, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Hammer, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (no longer exists; former location now in Poland)
  Kamitz, Kreis Neisse, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Kühschmalz, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Märzdorf, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Rogau, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Winzenberg, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
  Würben, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)

1 Johann Casper WEIGMAN, free small farmer [Freigärtner] in Kühschmalz
oo Anna Rosina ???
.     2 Marie Cunigunda Barbara WEIGMAN (1730-)
          oo Johann Joseph Anton WEINITSCHKE (1725-1790), Schoolmaster [Schulmeister] in Kühschmalz
.     .     3 Johann Joseph Anton ("Joseph") WEINITSCHKE (1758-1788), Schoolmaster [Schulmeister] in Kamitz
               oo Johanna FRONOBER
.     .     .     4 Franz Joseph Ludwig WEINITSCHKE (1781-1781)
.     .     .     4 [unnamed daughter] WEINITSCHKE (1782-1782)
.     .     .     4 Johann Franz Joseph ("Franz") WEINITSCHKE (1783-), Schoolteacher [Schullehrer] in Märzdorf
.     .     .     4 Johann Ludwig Zachäus WEINITSCHKE (1785-1851), Schoolteacher [Schullehrer] in Würben
               oo Thekla BUCHAL (1790-1852)
.     .     3 Johannes Franz Peter Paul WEINITSCHKE (1760-1820), Schoolmaster [Schulmeister] in Gläsendorf
               oo Maria Thekla ABEL (1771-)
.     .     .     4Theresia WEINITSCHKE (1790-1790)
.     .     .     4 Franz Carl WEINITSCHKE (1791-1791)
.     .     .     4 Bonifacius WEINITSCHKE (1792-1792)
.     .     .     4 Veronica Johanna WEINITSCHKE (1793-1793)
.     .     .     4 Franz Johann Joseph WEINITSCHKE (1795-1854), Schoolmaster [Schulmeister] in Gläsendorf
                    oo Bertha RÜCKER
.     .     .     4 Josepha WEINITSCHKE (1799-1840)
                    oo Vincenz HÖHN, Schoolteacher [Schullehrer]
.     .     .     4 Thekla WEINITSCHKE (1799-1845)
                    oo Florian CASPAR (1782-1847), Royal timber/wood storage supervisor [könig. Holzablagen Aufseher] in Alt Schalkowitz area
.     .     .     4 Anton WEINITSCHKE (1802-1802)
.     .     .     4 Eduard WEINITSCHKE (1804-), Forester [Förster]
                    oo Auguste BLUMENTHAL (1821-)
.     .     .     4 Amalia WEINITSCHKE (1805-1865)
                    oo Carl FREITAG (1804-1890), Forester [Förster] in Rogau
.     .     3 Johannes Nepomucenus Antonius WEINITSCHKE (I) (1762-1762)
.     .     3 Johannes Nepomucenus Antonius WEINITSCHKE (II) (1764-1799), Schoolmaster [Schulmeister] in Kühschmalz
               oo Maria Josepha ???
.     .     .     4 Francisca WEINITSCHKE
.     .     3 Anton Carl WEINITSCHKE (1768-)
.     .     3 Ernestus Antonius WEINITSCHKE (1769-)
.     2 Rosalia WEIGMAN (1732-)
.     2 Johannes Josephus ("Joseph") WEIGMAN (1736-1792), master shoemaker [Schuhmachermeister] in Hammer
          oo Theresia MEIER
.     .     3 Maria Theresia Cunigunda WEIGMAN (1765-1843)
.     .     3 Franz Joseph WEIGMAN (1767-)
.     .     3 ??? WEIGMAN (1768-)
.     .     3 Johannes Franciscus WEIGMAN (1770-)
.     .     3 Maria Clara WEIGMAN (1773-)
               oo Johann UBERT, Royal Musketeer [königl. Musquetier]
.     .     .     4 Franz Joseph UBERT (1797-)
.     .     3 Johannes Nepommucene Josephus WEIGMAN (1775-1784)
.     .     3 Maria Tecla WEIGMAN (1778-)
.     .     3 Carl Willhelm WEIGMAN (I) (1780-), Lord's licensed district hunter [Herrschaftlichen Revierjäger]
               oo Hedwig BOCKSCH (1794-)
.     .     .     4 Anna Maria Josepha Dorothea WEIGMANN (1825-)
.     .     .     4 Maria Magdalena Theresia WEIGMAN (1826-)
.     .     3 Carl Willhelm WEIGMAN (II) (1783-1783)
.     .     3 Maria Johanna WEIGMAN (1784-1784)
.     .     3 Maria Josepha Eva WEIGMAN (1786-)
.     .     3 Maria Hedwig Philippina WEIGMAN (1790-)
.     2 Johannes Franciscus ("Franz") WEIGMANN (1738-), free small farmer [Freigärtner] in Nieder Kühschmalz
          oo Maria Barbara KRAUSE (1740-)
.     .     3 Johannes Franciscus WEIGMANN (1763-)
.     .     3 Johannes Georgius WEIGMANN (1764-)
.     .     3 Maria Josepha Barbara WEIGMANN (1766-)
.     2 Maria Barbara WEIGMAN (1741-1816)
          oo Johann KUNTZE (1738-1792), Farmer [Bauer] in Falkenau
.     .     3 Anna Barbara Rosalia Cunigunda Tecla KUNTZE (1763-)
.     .     3 Johann George Gottlieb KUNTZE (1764-)
.     .     3 Maria Tecla KUNTZE (1767-)
.     .     3 Johann Joseph Anton KUNTZE (1769-)
.     .     3 Frantz Carl KUNTZE (1773-)
.     .     3 Joseph KUNTZE (1775-)
.     .     3 Ignatius Bernardus KUNTZE (1778-1780)
.     .     3 Maria Beata KUNTZE (1781-)
.     2 Johannes Nepomucenus WEIGMAN (1743-)
.     2 Johannes Antonius ("Anton") WEIGMAN (1746-after 1786), Schoolteacher [Schullehrer] in Winzenberg
          oo Maria Beata ??? (- after 1782)
.     2 Johanna Elisabeth WEIGMAN (1752-)

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