DESCENDANTS AND ANCESTORS OF JOHANN CHRISTIAN WOHLMANN

ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHANN CHRISTIAN WOHLMANN

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Notes for Johann Kaspar FAUTH

General Note
Recorded in Künzelsau family register as a baker and 'Gastwirth' (innkeeper).

Kuenzelsau is a lively market town today, but in the 1600s it was also a large community compared to other smaller villages in the Kocher valley. Much of the old town is now only history, but the large castle still remains and is now a respected boarding school. Parts of the wall also remain intact as do the occasional dyer's and tanner's houses.

Johann Kaspar died relatively early, in 1694. His widow remarried on May 7, 1695 to a Johann Georg xxxx (illegible), also a baker and innkeeper. The three children were by then aged 17, 16 and 8.

The name Breuninger (his wife's maiden name) is prevalent on shop fronts in the modern town. A memorial featuring a 1st world war victim names a "Breuninger". A tombstone dated 1728 records the death of a Johann Georg Brenuninger, born Mar 16, 1658.

Juliana Breuninger, came from the village of Doettingen further up the Kocher valley towards Schwäbisch hall. As a stagepost for people journeying between Nuremberg and Heilbronn, nestling in a dramatic valley carved in the high plains of Hohenlohe, Doettingen is still a very small village today. In the years after the 30-year war (which research now indicates left most of this area unscathed), Doettingen was home to a few inns, a small castle and a very small farming and fruitgrowing community. Village people not working the fields will have had frequent contact with travellers and traders from nearby villages. Juliana, Johann Kaspar Fauth's wife may therefore also have been the daughter of an innkeeper.

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