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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 27 June 19 19:08 BST (UK) »
Not sure what to do or even what is allowed, am I allowed to post to an email Address ?
I have tried a single photo, Error Occurred, sorry but I'm not that good with this

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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 27 June 19 19:57 BST (UK) »
Don´t know if this is any help. These are Knoblauch´s of old Prussian nobility

http://worldhistory.de/wnf/navbar/wnf.php?oid=16787&sid=

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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #11 on: Friday 28 June 19 09:24 BST (UK) »
From that it would seem to be Von, Van is more Dutch and also Flemish.
I have looked and looked but nothing seems to fit the bill re a tiara and a ring with a word in diamonds.
I am looking forward to seeing it when James manages to post a photograph.
He is struggling to do that, I haven’t a clue so would more than struggle!
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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #12 on: Friday 28 June 19 23:43 BST (UK) »
I think now that Knoblauch was a General and around the time of the Kaiser, he gave the name of Von , so Adolph Otto Van Knoblauch... wondered about any wars or conflicts around the 1759 time... might help.

Seven Years War 1756-1763. It was a global conflict. Third Silesian War was part of it.
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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 29 June 19 09:38 BST (UK) »
I remember East Germany abolished titles, they got rid of them Von by Von!  ;D

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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 29 June 19 10:15 BST (UK) »
Yeah! They carted them all away in a wolksvagen  wan.
Wan by wan;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #15 on: Monday 01 July 19 18:35 BST (UK) »

The best way to research this is - of course - to do the full ancestry research if this is really a family piece. Everything else would most likely be speculation

 "Von Knoblauch" could mean that the family originated most likely from a village called "Knoblauch" ( https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoblauch_(Ketzin/Havel) ). And, you'd assume that a poor family would not have tiaras, so maybe the noble family "Von Knoblauch" could be a possibility  (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoblauch_(Adelsgeschlecht) )

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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #16 on: Monday 01 July 19 18:48 BST (UK) »
I am pretty sure Knoblauch is German for garlic,that is not to say it is not a noble name,but the suggestion it is from a place name would seem more likely given the Von.
Hope you get further with this as we too are interested .
Best of luck .
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Re: Frederick the Great 1759 era
« Reply #17 on: Monday 01 July 19 18:54 BST (UK) »
It is becoming very difficult to find the history behind this piece of Jewellery, but I did laugh at your Wolkswagen  wolf joke..more over how do tell a Blind Man on a Nudist Beach... Its not hard... sorry