ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHANN CHRISTIAN WOHLMANN
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Notes for Juliana Rosina BREUNINGER
Recorded in the Künzelsau family register (entry 581) as from Doettingen. This is a sleepy
pretty village, still given over to small farms, some tucked inside the village itself, a few
miles south of Kuenzelsau in the winding Kocher valley.|
Döttingen is further up the Kocher valley then Forchtenberg and Neuenstadt, towards Schwäbisch Hall. Acting a staging post for people journeying between Nuremberg and Heilbronn, nestling in a dramatic valley carved in the high plains of Hohenlohe, Döttingen 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), Döttingen was home to several coaching inns, a small castle and a very small farming and fruit-growing community. Village people not working the fields will have had frequent contact with travellers and traders from nearby villages. Juliana's father may therefore also have been an innkeeper like her husband - this is being researched.
The church was rebuilt in the late 1600s, thanks to a benefactor who lost his children and turned to religion. They are buried beneath the font which is dedicated to them. Too late, alas, for this to be the font this family were baptised in, but certainly where their cousins would have been brought into the faith. The church too might have seen the burials of Juliana's parents, if they were still in Doettingen.
The name Breuninger is prevalent on shop fronts in the nearby modern town of Kuenzelsau where Juliana moved to and married Johann Kaspar Fauth. A memorial featuring a 1st world war victim in Doettingen names a "Preuninger" and the memorial in Kuenzelsau does too. A tombstone there dated 1728 records the death of a Johann Georg Breuninger, born Mar 16, 1658.
Juliana's husband Johann Kaspar died relatively early, in 1694. She 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.