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Already  as a teenager the history of our family was exiting for me. Family was lived in my parents' house and so my ancestors up to the great-grandparents were familiar to me. The grandmothers told us stories of their lifes. So it won't took long that I started to search for my ancestrors. Meanwhile I practice genealogical research since 2003 and have collected extensive genealogical data of my descent. In addition I own a large collection of family pictures. Parts of my ancestors lived afar from here where I live and there are some interesting stories of their lifes to be told.

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Familie Schweiker Familie Richter Familie Eberle

Schweiker - Piel - Harder - Türks - Gaiser - Peters - Solzbacher - Scholtis


A part of the ancestors comes for centuries from Württemberg and the other part branches out to the Rhineland and Mecklenburg.

Richter - Reichl - Sopper - Rudert - Brünler - Hofhans - Benke - Walther


These ancestors came from Saxony and Bohemia, some branches through out over Saxony-Anhalt as far as North Rhine-Westphalia.

Eberle - Fricker - Escheberg - Kurze - Grzeschik - Swientek - Malecha - Plura


The ancestors came from Baden and the Prussian, and in a large part from Upper Silesia.

Dead items - permanent Search:

Birth and origin of Leopold Friedrich Martienssen, born 1751 of Stresau in Prussia, lived until his death in Güstrow.

Parents, origin and exact birth date of Philipp Ploum, born 1727, lived until his death in Herzogenrath, Occupation: Gate Guard.

Ancestral Communitys Schweiker

heuss miniOne Person of Ancestral Community Schweiker is the first German Federal President Theodor Heuss (1884 - 1963). Parts of his ancestors come from Walddorf near Tübingen.



Ancestral Communitys Eberle

benz mini The Eberle family has a genealogical community with the automobile manufacturer Carl Friedrich Benz (1844 - 1929). Parts of his ancestors come from Pfaffenrot.




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North Bohemia

Home of the mother
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about the origin and
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Ever since there are real houses, the glaziers are concerned with the use of appropriate windows in windows and doors. This is the reason why the glazier's craft has already been created. Glazers are processing the glass made by glass makers in the glazier with tools, such as glass cutters and cutting edges, and machines such as the grinding machine.

The Roman historian Pliny (79 BC) reports that the first glass was discovered by Phoenician merchants, who once camped on the river Bulus and randomly used soda blocks to prepare their cooking places. When the fire is extinguished, a hard, but translucent mass remains in the sand. Although this is a beautiful sight, it can not be correct for technical reasons because the heat of over 600 ° C required for glass melting can never be achieved in an open fire. On the other hand, the far-flown Phoenicians developed their culture at the earliest in the second pre-Christian millennium. Around 1500 BC The knowledge of the production of glass was already three and a half thousand years old.

The first windows with wooden frames and glass were already known in Roman times. To us came this knowledge of glass and window making with the artisans of the Roman legions. Among the Romans the material glass has come to great flowering. It was they who opened new possibilities for the extraction and application of glass. During the turmoil of the immigration of the peoples this knowledge was lost, so that it had to be rediscovered centuries later by the monasteries in France (Tour), Italy (Ravenna) and Germany (Hersfeld).
In the guilds of the Middle Ages, the glass painters, partly the mirrormakers, the window builders (in southern Germany and Saxony) and the glassmakers formed under the term "glaziers".
After the dissolution of the guilds at the end of the nineteenth century, the glaziers and window-builders found themselves together again in innards. In contrast to the "Snobbery" of the guilds, the common training, the vocational training of the apprentices and fellows, as well as the cooperation in technical matters were at the forefront.

The first, artistically designed colored glass panes appeared in Europe in the ninth century. Since then the church and monastery windows have adorned since the art of glassmaking was practiced mainly by monks. They regarded themselves as glassmakers and glass processors. The first glass windows were installed in the old Roman cities of Cologne and Trier. Already in the 13th century the glassmakers and glassworkers went separate ways. The first pure glazier favors arose. The members of the guilds had a generally recognized right to work. Citizens were obliged to buy and work with them. Guilds, of course, had a saint as patron saint: so did the glaziers' craft of St. Luke, by the way, to this day.

Already around 1450, the first independent glazier fellowship formed in Trier. 400 years later, on the 5th / 6th September 1881, the Reichsfachverband der Glaserhandwerk was established in Hamburg with the aim of further developing and strengthening the glazier stand and its organizations.

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