Hello there,Welcome to Just Answer, my name isXXXXX will be researching your question today. I have located another sister, I wonder did she also emigrate?
to my knowledge no other members of my Engel family came to Australia.
My interest is learning about the parents and possibly grandparents of Johann Ludwig and his wife Anna Clara Kissner (kibner)
I have located baptism records for 6 children. I will see what else I can find.
result looks good if three of the children are
JohXXXXX XXXXX b 1818
George Peter b 1821
I have been told the family name Engel is very common in Germany and Holland and in research and reading I realise names duplicate in families not connected by DnA
I have located the death records for Johann and his wife. There are no birth / baptism records in Germany that corespond to the dates on the death records. The first son was usually called after his father's father, first daughter the same convention.
Greetings and thank you.I feel like a voice in the wilderness but wish to emphasise, in the economic climate of life in australia/western society, family research has become a luxury which I cannot afford to return to until 2014. And I will return as family research is not only a historic document of dates and names but an avenue into meeting family who lived in a previous world where everything including diet, clothing, hygiene, education, transport, work implements, travel and belief systems were either set in tradition, religion or governed by ecology, war and technology of the times.When I realised my Ancestors came from Europe, British Isles, India, New Zealand and had lived in South Africa, I felt connected to humanity in a way I'd not known. I felt no matter what the differences we are one species and the difference should make us curious to learn and understand one another. I also wondered if my Ancestors movements stemmed from necessity, hardship or the desire to see and know what lay beyond the horizon. Since childhood I've been interested in geography, geology, history, sociology and archaeology and while I am not educated, have not travel and, like so many, dream to win the lottery so I can, I remain an armchair traveller with deep appreciation for the technology that connects me to the world of knowledge. I share all this because my family research is deeply personal and apart from two cousins who live many hours away so we cannot meet, there is no one to share Ancestral stories with. I hope my words reinforce my intention to return to your site in 2014. Blessings for the season where we remember the purpose to live is to create Peace.Success in 2014.walk gentlyChristine
Thank you Brendan. I'm encouraged by your prompt replies and ability to provide information with a very nice sense of personal interest in clients. I'll come back for more info early 2014. walk gently into the new year.