ANNA ELISABETH BRUECKHAUSER
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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT
The Hartmann family can be traced in Gellershausen
Germany to at least mid 1700s. The
FAMILY of our Wilhelmina
Hartmann is given in the wonderful Waldeckische
Ortsippenbucher Band 62. (Hochgrebe, Heinrich;
Waldeckischer Geschichtsverein e.V. Bad Arolsen; 1998.
History of the village of Gellershausen. It
contains stories and photos of villages plus an extensive
index of family surnames and data taken mostly from Church
records. Written in German. Scott Hanson alerted me to the
book and Christa Siems provided us with the book
itself. The present administrator of the village, Herr
Muench, has also provided information I am
My word processor does not contain an umlaut. In
the subject's name are 2 u. Both should have an
umlaut. I apologize. the following information
was received from Herr Muench. It had been
written as part of a family history of the Fuchs
family of Gellershausen by Frieda Ellenberg.
Brueckhauser was born about 1725 in Zwesten
Waldeck. I do not know her parents. On Nov. 1, 1731
she married Balthasar Fuchs.
He was a miller and a farmer in Fuschen,
Waldeck. As best I can tell Zwesten is
south of Bad Wildungen, Waldeck and Zuschen is north
east of Bad Wildungen. Both villages are within 20
miles of Gellershausen.
The couple lived their life in Zuschen. They had 8
1. Anna Gertrud Fuchs born Dec. 24, 1733
2. Johannes Fuchs born June 10, 1735
3. Katharine Elisabeth Fuchs born Dec. 8 1736
4. Anna Elisabeth Fuchs born may 12, 1738
5. Johannes Bernhard Fuchs born Sept 22, 1740 and died Sept 25, 1740
6. Anna Barbara Fuchs born Sept 1, 1744 and died Sept 9 1744
7. Johannes Henrick Fuchs born Nov. 1, 1745 and died Nov. 7, 1745
8. Johannes Adam Fuchs born Oct 27, 1746, he died Nov. 1822 in Gellershausen.
I hope that the first 4 children survived. As there
was no death date given in the Fuchs story it is a good
surmise. But how sad to lose 3 babies in a
row. Even the four years between #5 & 6 could
imply an illness or miscarriage. Perhaps Anna was
ill during this time or the family was having a hard
It is not known when either Anna Elisabeth or her
husband, Balthasar died. They both died in Zuschen,
If you know the answer please CONTACT US
1. Who were her parents?
2. When did Anna and Balthasar die?
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