BARBARA   BURER


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Barbara Burer  was born about 1617 probably in Bessingen an der Teck, Wurttemberg, Germany.  This village is south east of Stuttgart. From the Protestant church records of Bissingen microfilmed by the LDS library. FHL Film #1055843, Dated 1612 - 1774.  Her father was Michael Burer, her mother is unknown.

The way the records are recorded is that when there is a marriage it gives the husband, wife, date of marriage, where it took place, the grooms father, the brides father.  If there was a previous marriage the father is not listed.  We know that on March 19, 1639, Barbara Burer married Georg Merckhlen,  He had been previously married, but her father is listed, so she had not been previously married.  Georg Mercklen's first marriage is also recorded, just 2 years before his marriage to Barbara.  So I believe she was reasonably young at the time and most is not children known to be his were born of Barbara.

Barbara Burer and Georg Mercklen were married in Bissingen an der Teck, Wurttemberg, Germany. Georg had four known children, all born in Bissingen: and I believe all the children of Barbara.  We don't have there birth date, only the date of their marriages, first for each of them.  They are in marriage order.
1. Catharina Merckhlen  wed  1662 to Peter Reichardt
2. Maria Merckhlen  wed Nov. 19, 1667 to Hannss Naegele
3. Georg Mercklen wed 1668 to Barbara Schayer
4. Jacob Merckhlen  wed 1671 to Anna Gienger

Bissingen an der Tech is a small neat farming community known for its orchard.  It was probably the same in the 1600s.

We don't know exactly when Barbara Burer Merckhlen died. Her husband, Georg married a 3rd time in June 1653.  I assume Barbara had died sometime during the previous year, leaving Georg with at least 4 young children to raise. 


 

 
RESEARCH QUESTIONS

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    1. When was Barbara born?
    2. What were the names and birthdates of all her children.
    3. when did Barbara die?

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