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Re: Where do I start looking for German births and baptisms.
« Reply #9 on: Friday 14 September 18 09:42 BST (UK) »

I'm between 2 languages myself, but I like to talk and practice makes perfect ...LOL

Have you tried my second and preferred option via Google translate that does such an amazing job nowadays. Here is the result for a German to English translate:
https://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.online-ofb.de%2Ffamreport.php%3Fofb%3Dgrohn%26ID%3DI09732&edit-text=&act=url

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Re: Where do I start looking for German births and baptisms.
« Reply #10 on: Friday 14 September 18 10:51 BST (UK) »
If you look a the corresponding document in Ancestry

https://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61007&h=1100087&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=CBn1&_phstart=successSource

Entry 234 reads:

Johann Bollmann, Reepschläger und Einhäusling in Gröhden1 und Meta2 ge
borene, Wihms, den 5 Nov geb Sohn, genannt: Hermann. Gev(atter). Hermann Hinke
und Meta Hinke

Johann Bollmann, ropemaker and day worker in Gröhden1 and Meta2 nee Wihms on the 5 Nov. born son Hermann
Witnesses: Hermann Hinke and Meta Hinke


1Gröhden – that will be Grohn
https://www.meyersgaz.org/place/10626025

2Meta could well be a nickname


Treespirts link to the OFB´s is a perfect hit

Dave


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Re: Where do I start looking for German births and baptisms.
« Reply #11 on: Friday 14 September 18 11:16 BST (UK) »
If you look a the corresponding document in Ancestry

https://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61007&h=1100087&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=CBn1&_phstart=successSource

Entry 234 reads:

Johann Bollmann, Reepschläger und Einhäusling in Gröhden1 und Meta2 ge
borene, Wihms, den 5 Nov geb Sohn, genannt: Hermann. Gev(atter). Hermann Hinke
und Meta Hinke

Johann Bollmann, ropemaker and day worker in Gröhden1 and Meta2 nee Wihms on the 5 Nov. born son Hermann
Witnesses: Hermann Hinke and Meta Hinke


1Gröhden – that will be Grohn
https://www.meyersgaz.org/place/10626025

2Meta could well be a nickname


Treespirts link to the OFB´s is a perfect hit

Dave

Blimey. More German to translate, it can wait until tomorrow. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Where do I start looking for German births and baptisms.
« Reply #12 on: Friday 14 September 18 11:25 BST (UK) »
What do you want to translate?

I´ve already translated the entry 234 ???

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Re: Where do I start looking for German births and baptisms.
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 15 September 18 19:03 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Just wanted to add some info to Dave's translation.

Meta is an old name, usually - but not necessarily - the short form of Margaretha/Margarethe/Margarete.

Just in case it helps with further research...

Best regards,
Karen
McDonald MacDonald M'Donald McGregor MacGregor M'Gregor Twilley Wells Fentiman Carrington Rowe Needham Mitchell Mackie Collingwood Fuller Maides Shilton Hagon Budd

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Re: Where do I start looking for German births and baptisms.
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 16 September 18 01:15 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Just wanted to add some info to Dave's translation.

Meta is an old name, usually - but not necessarily - the short form of Margaretha/Margarethe/Margarete.

Just in case it helps with further research...

Best regards,
Karen

Hi Karen, Thank you for that additional info it could help a lot. There is some confusion on who was Johann's wife, it could be Wilhelmine Wiems or Metta Wismer, trying to find the marriage record for Johann, hoping it was in the same church,  St. Martini, Lesum.

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Re: Where do I start looking for German births and baptisms.
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 16 September 18 07:47 BST (UK) »
My gt grandmother's christian name was Margaretha. Her brother who emigrated to the States called his first chiled "Meta".

Interesting, there are a few "prominent" women in Switzerland with the name "Meta".
Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Owen: Cheshire
Pfisterer (Fisher): West Riding Yks 1850-1875
Fisher (Pfisterer): Des Moines, Iowa 1886-
Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W