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Europe / Re: Help tracing German ancestry.
« on: Monday 17 April 17 17:30 BST (UK)  »
Thanks!

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Europe / Re: Help tracing German ancestry.
« on: Monday 17 April 17 17:16 BST (UK)  »
Thankyou Bookbox.

I will get the documents ordered and see where they take me. When looking through the naturalisation records, I also came across this:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4158801

Gottlob Henne married Margaret Hirsch, who was the daughter of Karl! Gottlob was a renowned member of the St Paul's parish council and had close links with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It's amazing what you can find out!

If it interests you, there was 2 key sides to the family: Henne and Hirsch. The Henne's were butchers and the Hirsch's were bakers. H Hirst (previously Hirsch) and Sons was founded around 1890 and is still open for business today in Ladywell, London!

Thanks again.

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Europe / Re: Help tracing German ancestry.
« on: Monday 17 April 17 16:39 BST (UK)  »
Update:

I have found the marriage record, however it does not appear to show Carl's parents name?

https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?scan=1&r=81016071:2818&d=bmd_1491915269

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Europe / Re: Help tracing German ancestry.
« on: Monday 17 April 17 16:31 BST (UK)  »
Thanks aghadowey. That is his marriage! We know that he married Margarethe in 1888, so that dates work out. What is really interesting, is that this is the same person:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLMW-5MM

I'll start investigating his marriage more. He also did become a British citizen. We think it was at around 1890. I have found a postal record from 1896 with him listed in it, but it only says his name and nothing else.

Thanks!

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Europe / Re: Help tracing German ancestry.
« on: Monday 17 April 17 16:18 BST (UK)  »
Thanks paco, I'll give it a try. One of the issues that I am having is that all of the family seemed to be known by different names! For example, Karl Ernst Hermann Hirsch is known as Karl in some records and Hermann in others. Hirsch is also sometimes spelled Hersch and was later anglicised to Hirst.

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Europe / Help tracing German ancestry.
« on: Monday 17 April 17 15:01 BST (UK)  »
I have been tracing back my family history. I have traced back my family name to a Karl Ernst Hermann Hirsch, who married Margarethe Sophie Kellermann in 1888.
Karl was also known as Hermann in many records, was born in 1863 in Oberstetten, Germany and lived and died (in 1927) in Canning Town.
Margarathe was also known as Margaret and Sophie, was born in
1870 (I think) and died in 1950 (I think).

I know that Karl came to England from Germany around the 1890's and set up a bakers called H Hirsch and Sons. The bakery business is still going today!

Now that I have tracked Karl (or Hermann) back to Oberstetten, I cannot seem to find any records of his family there.

Does anyone have any tips for me? I am fairly new to family history tracing and so any advice would be appreciated.

Regards,
Ollie

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